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“They are so happy! ”

Mum, Big Porridge & Play Glasgow Gorbals Year 3

Big Porridge & Play Gorbals Week 2

9th May 2019

We returned to the St Francis Community Centre for our second BIG Porridge and Play Glasgow session in the Gorbals where we visited the tropical forests of India, met people with some strange bed-time habits and were chased by a scary witch.

With 13 families made up of new and returning members of the Children and Families Network, we had a fantastic session with all participating in our adventures. One parent exclaiming after the session, “they’re so happy!”

Ruby and Hilde were joined by Jack and our new Lickety Volunteer Asem.

We all enjoyed meeting the group again and playing and singing together!

The Funky Chicken introduced us to some of his new friends, we met the fancy swan, the roaring tiger, the purring cat, the rainbow unicorn and the oinking pig! We also met some of Ruby’s friends! They all had one thing in common, some very very strange sleeping habits! One of her friends goes to sleep with a Jelly on His Head and another of her friends goes to sleep with Ice-Cream in her ears! We all wondered how they get to sleep at night!

We travelled around the world for the first time leaving the St Francis Centre in our Magic Ball arriving in a very hot tropical forest in India! We trekked our way through the dark forest with torches and we discovered a bird high up in the trees! The bird had a gift for us, a gift of some beautiful gold! We found a tunnel and Mihika bravely entered first finding a Dragon! The tunnel was the Dragon’s house! The beautiful blue Dragon took us all on a flying trip and we all hung on tight to her long silky tail. After we flew so high the dragon was very hungry and tired so we fed her and we sang Twinkle Twinkle helping her to fall fast asleep!

We ended the session with Reflective Drawing and the Licketyspit Gallery, where children and parent artists presented their work and shared what they liked most about the session!

You can find their artwork below…

What you said…

“I saw a tiger fish! And a sea horse! And plants! There is also a door, a door that goes to a place for people to play in!” (Child, 7)

“I drew the table. We are all eating together all the lovely fruit!” (Mum)

“I draw the world and the whole universe and the moon and the stars! We can go anywhere in the magic ball! ” (Child, 9)

“I drew the magic ball and the hill and the sea! The hill was behind the forest! We met the magical bird – sparrow – and the bird said it will grant all of my wishes!” (Child, 7)

“I drew the magic ball, a yellow and purple magic ball! My favourite bit was when we went to India in the magic ball! I loved the forest because we had to climb through it with our torches!” (Child, 3.5)

BIG Porridge & Play Glasgow is a 7-week block of Licketyspit Playcard Play & food sessions for local families with children under 12. This year for the very first time we will be going out for sessions 4 and 5 to have Picnic & Play sessions in cultural centres around Glasgow. Find out more by clicking here!


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