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Dough Disco

During our first few weeks in Reception, we have been taking part in a daily Dough Disco sessions. Dough disco involves moulding 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.

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. Most of all it's fun!

We have now moved onto Write Dance, which we will tell you more about in a separate article. However, if you wanted to try Dough Disco at home, below is an easy no cook dough recipe to get you started.


  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 tbs oil
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 2 drops liquid food colouring


Combine plain flour and salt.

Add water, food colouring and oil.

Mix until ingredients are combined.

Knead well.

If consistency is too wet, add a little plain flour.

You are all set for your own Dough Disco!


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