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Dough Disco

Dough Disco!


What is dough disco?


Dough disco involves moulding play dough in time to music and performing different actions such as rolling it into a ball, flattening it, putting each individual finger into the dough, rolling it into a sausage and squeezing it.


Why do dough disco?


This activity helps to strengthen children's fine motor muscles to enable them to develop their pencil grip which in turn will help to develop their writing skills. But most of all it's fun!


When do we do dough disco?


In Nursery we do dough disco for five minutes a day. We do it first thing in the morning and first thing in the afternoon. Ready to start the day!


What do you need to do a dough disco?


Music – Any song will do! We have had Abba, One Direction, Girls Aloud, McFly and Take That to name a few of our favourites! Please find some videos attached.


Dough – You can buy pots of dough or make your own with your child.


See the recipe below to help!


A set of moves which are available below ! - These can be done in any order and you don’t need to include them all!


Recipe for play dough 



  • 1 cup of salt
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 tablespoons of cream of tartar
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • Food colouring




  • Mix the flour, salt, cream of tartar and oil in a large mixing bowl.
  • Mix the water with the food colouring.
  • Add the water/colour-mix to the other ingredients, stir well.
  • Stir continuously until it becomes dough.
  • When the mixture has cooled start to knead. Knead it until the stickiness has gone. Add more flour if it remains a little sticky.
  • When desired texture is achieved, the play dough is finished, enjoy your dough disco!


Please find attached Dough disco moves:

Please click on the links below for dough disco videos: