Fizzy Playdough Fun with
Fantastic Eruptions Music!
Welcome to our post all about exploring music inspired erupting fizzy dough. As this series is all about stimulating the senses we decided to create some salt dough and use music to stimulate the ‘aural or hearing senses’. As we have mentioned in our introduction to the series, music is a great way of helping hearing and non hearing children gain confidence in the world around them as well as providing a whole host of skills too.
Our Fizzy Dough Recipe
Please note that this is NOT an edible dough so should NOT be used unsupervised
or with children who like to taste/eat dough!
1 packet of cornflour (starch)
1 packet of baking soda
1 tablespoon oil
Food colouring or paint
Mix the baking soda with the cornstarch and then add the food colouring or paint. Mix together with the oil and a little water until you have a soft pliable dough.
Setting the Scene for
Erupting Fizzy Dough Play
We placed the dough onto a large plate and talked about how volcanoes erupt and spew lava. We had looked at some books and were keen to make some fizzing eruptions with the dough!
Music and Dough Play – My Observations
The music was full of crashes and bangs which was great as our daughter pummelled the dough into random shapes. She was engrossed in mixing the yellow and red doughs together. Soon she was ready to start the fizzy eruptions! She squirted lime juice all over the dough and was thrilled to see it making the dough fizz up and melt. We had great fun with the squidgy dough that flowed like lava and yet began a solid when she squashed it!
The music we chose for our Fizzy Playdough Fun were classical or classical inspired pieces:
Vanessa Mae – Storm (inspired by Vivaldi’s Four Seasons – Summer)
Gustav Holst – Mars from The Planets
Edvard Grieg – In the Hall of the Mountain King
N. Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade – Movement 1
You can visit our YouTube channel and listen to the pieces we chose for this sensory dough activity or listen to them here:
We have thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the 12 Months of Sensory Dough and we look forward to next month when we will be writing about our Music Inspired Sand Dough. If you are a fan of Pinterest then please pop along to the group’s Sensory Dough Board for more inspiration on how to introduce sensory play doughs to your children. Here are this month’s co-hosts and links through to their posts: (this is a global series so if their link is not there yet then try again soon!)
Lemon-Lime Fizzy Dough | Lemon Lime Adventures
Fizzy Dough Cupcakes | Study at Home Mama
Fizzy Bath Dough | Still Playing School
Fizzy Playdough Fun with Fantastic Eruptions Music | Witty Hoots
Primordial Fizzy Playdough | Peakle Pie
Fizzy Lemon Juice Dough | Creative World of Varya
Edible Fizzy Dough | Wildflower Ramblings
Fizzy Ice-cream Dough | Squiggles and Bubbles
Pre-Cursive Handwriting with Fizzy Dough | Sugar Aunts
Fizzy Flower Sensory Dough! | Preschool Powol Packets
Rainbow Fizzy Cloud Dough | Powerful Mothering
Fizzy Dough | In The Playroom