Big Porridge & Play Gorbals Week 3

16th May 2019

Our third session of BIG Porridge & Play Glasgow at the St Francis Centre in the Gorbals was very enjoyable indeed!

Jack and Ruby were joined by Iona, our Lickety volunteer Saliha and 35 participants as we played, sang and ate together on Thursday afternoon.

We flew high above the St Francis Centre and high above Glasgow, travelling around the world holding on to our multi-coloured balloons! We saw four polar bears in the North Pole, we met a beautiful purple octopus and we just missed our balloons being popped as we ducked in and out of some aeroplanes at a busy Airport! We also saw 22 people, so small they looked like ants, playing football and luckily, we were just in time to see one team score! Gooooaaaaaallllllll!

We had some great dressing up on show which made the game of What’s the Time Mr Wolf all the more fabulous! We had some very energetic animals in the woods and we need to remember for the next session just how scary the wolves are! We don’t want to get too near otherwise we might get eaten! Ahhhh!

Love was also in the air throughout this session! We heard a romantic letter to a love but tragically it kept getting dropped onto the floor. Thankfully there was always someone there to pick it up! There was lots of love to go around!

After a request for the popular carrot and coriander soup from last year, Ruby delighted us all with making exactly that! It was delicious! Remember you can read all about our Lickety food here

What you said…

“Porridge & Play makes me feel nice, I like playing with my mum!” (Child, 7)

“Thank you, that was wonderful, he is learning a lot.” (Mum)

“I love Big as a Bear, I like everything! Playing makes me so kind and friendly. We feel fantastic. We always wait – when it is going to be Thursday, we can’t wait!” (Child, 7)

“Porridge & Play makes me feel fabulous.” (Child, 6)

“My kid likes to come here to play and see all his friends. I like to come to have fun playing with everyone. It is a stress buster as well.” (Mum)

“I drew magic water, the sun and a tunnel where the dragon lives and that’s water.” (Child, 3.5)

“I drew the purple octopus that I saw from my balloon!” (Child,4)

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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!