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Dough Gym

What is Dough Gym?

Dough Gym is a fun activity which combines the use of play dough with a series of hand and finger exercises designed to improve fine muscle control. The children get to squeeze, squash, mould, shape and poke dough in time to the music. The music, dance-like aspects encourages rhythm, hand-eye coordination, gross motor control and self-esteem, while the dough element promotes the muscle strength and fine motor control needed to prepare children for writing.


What do you need?

For this activity, you need some play dough, music and a set of moves! If you want to make your own play dough, here is a quick and easy, no-cook recipe that you can follow:


We have also compiled a list of YouTube dough gym videos for your little ones to copy.  Just click on the name and it will take you directly to the video.