23rd May 2019
This week the BIG Porridge & Play Gorbals families set off from the St Francis Centre through the Gorbals and over the Suspension Bridge to play on Glasgow Green. We had a brilliant session!
The Funky Chicken arrived with lots of funny animals – like the cheeky dog, the roaring t-rex, the angry cheetah, the happy lion and the cheeky spider and we had a great time dancing, singing and roaring as we walked along the road together like a big family.
When we got to the park we wept and wailed over poor Old Roger. We planted some apple trees over his head – but when the apples grew ripe and all tumbled down a cheeky old woman came along and popped all the apples into her basket! She was very pleased with herself until suddenly…Old Roger hopped up from his grave large as life and gave her a SHOCK! Which made the old woman go Hippety Hop! We all think this story-song is hilarious! Everyone wanted a go at being Old Roger (and the Mums were scared!)
We played a huge game of Witches Fingers with some scary parent witches cackling away! The witches had a terrible time trying to catch us though because we had the whole of Glasgow Green to run away to!
We had wonderful Monster Trees which crept slowly up on Granny in Monsters Footsteps. When we’d finished playing we skipped back over the Suspension Bridge, through the Gorbals and back to the St Francis Centre singing Ickerickeroo!
It was a windy day so we were ready for our delicious soup to warm us up. We enjoyed peeling the shells of our hard-boiled eggs! and eating our delicious fruit and chatting about our day. It’s funny how much everyone loved going off on a journey together. Even though we’d all been to Glasgow Green before it was such fun to play there all together. Lots of people said that was the best thing about today.
Next week we’re going off in taxi’s to the DREAM MACHINE! See you there!
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!