Love was in the air yesterday at our FABULOUS play session!
We could feel the love on arrival when we the posse got together – there was a sense of anticipation that made us all very excited!
We kicked off with a Mucky Brew packed with spaghetti in tomato sauce, sugar, milk and treacle! Sticky, gooey and delicious. Along came the Washing Song, and we were again nice and clean and giddy and ready to say hi to the Funky Chicken and friends! We met the silly crocodile and the funky crocodile, the angry seagull, the funky lion… There was even a cheeky dinosaur!
After that, I shared a little secret that was not a secret at all…I LOVE my cat, Errol Flynn! AND I’d written a love letter to him to tell him how much I love him! And, as love is wonderful and easy to share, we all got a special letter ready for a special someone like our Mum, Dad, sister and little baby!
So, these letters had to be delivered, and we all got ready in our best dressing-up combos to look our best for our beloveds! A sense of fashion took over and everyone dressed up with tremendous ‘gusto’ (which is the Spanish word for ‘taste’!) With all of us looking fabulous we were ready to play I Sent A Letter To My Love.
Beautiful singing, skipping and letter dropping ensued and we had a right laugh!
And then, then…
I took my wee Magic Ball out of my pocket.
The excitement was palpable. Where would we end up today? Inside a big tomato? Or in a wee hole in the ground?
“Magic Ball, Magic Ball take us where we want to go”, we chanted and chanted and – whoooooohooooo! – we landed on THE MOON! We had just started moon-walking about when Jia Chen spotted a secret door! “But we don’t have the key, we have to find it”, he said! Quickly, we searched and found moon craters to look for a key to open this door. Jia Chen found the key, opened the door and we all stepped in. There was an island! A moon island where you could find treasure! And we did.
George found a chest full of gold, I found some black moon precious rock and Jack… Well, Jack found something sticky and marshmallow-y looking and decided to taste it! OH! OH JACK! He started to change colour… he started to look a bit like an alien… it was alien marshmallows he had eaten!
Jack shared them with everyone so we could all have a go at being aliens and then we realised that we had turned into dancing aliens! Which turned out to be great fun, though pretty tiring after a while, and even more so when we noticed that we couldn’t stop!
“Muhammed, Muhammed how do we stop?”
“Stand on a chair!”
Muhammed was spot on! Up onto a chair we got and just like that, we stopped dancing. After all that dancing about like aliens we got very hungry. “Did anyone bring anything in their bags?”, I asked. “Yes!” said Gurveer, Simran, Radha and Sahaj, “we’ve got a spiky rainbow colour fruit”. They shared their rare fruit with all of us and it was delicious and peculiar, because it tasted like a mash up of many flavours.
As we were finishing our picnic we heard a voice shouting for help. Jia Chen was so thirsty that he was turning to stone! Luckily, Hamna had the very drink to sort that out and Jia Chen did not turn into stone… phew!
Well, it was was time to return to the Magic Ball to go back to Glasgow – but Iona noticed that there was a lake to cross. How would we do that? George came up with a great idea to build a moon stone bridge! So we all worked together carrying the rocks and building the bridge and then, with great care and balance, we made it across and back into the Magic Ball to return safely home to Glasgow! HUZZAH!
You can imagine how fabulously rich our art gallery was after such adventures – I reckon we could write a book retelling The Incredible Imaginary Adventures of The Govan Posse!
Can’t wait for next week!
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