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.
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