Licketyspit actor-pedagogue Jack shares the adventures that happened in the fifth of our Zoom play sessions in Milton. Welcoming children and parents who live in Milton, Jack and other Licketyspit team members guided everyone through warm-ups, games, and a fantastic journey using only our Magic Ball, and our collective imaginations…
🎵🎶 BUT I BET YOU A DOLLAR SHE COULD WRIGGLE LIKE A FOOL,
WRIGGLE WRIGGLE WRIGGLE WRIGGLE WRIGGLE LIKE A FOOL! 🎶🎵
We started last week’s session in Milton with a brilliant version of Grandma Grandma. Everyone was doing some great actions and it really started this session off with a bang!
As we welcomed two new families to the Milton session this week, Piyanshu introduced us all to the Hungry Jaguar-Cheetah – which got us in the mood for a brilliant round of the Funky Chicken. We’ve been so impressed with everyone’s ideas over the past five weeks; the creativity in the children’s choice of animal and their actions has made this game a real favourite for all of us! We loved Yumna and Fathima’s suggestion this week, and Ayaan and Noor’s Cheeky Monkey had us all on our feet, jumping up and down…
What’s The Time, Mr Wolf?
Deep in the forest, there were a series of wonderful animals who all seemed to know each other: Djames the fox, Noor and Yumna the beautiful butterflies, Mihika the pig and Piyanshu the eagle. As we made our way deeper into this dark and mysterious forest together, we met a very busy animal – Mr Wolf! Mr Wolf is always on the go, and is the only animal with a watch! So, if the animals want to know the time, they all say: “WHAT’S THE TIME, MR WOLF?”
And Mr Wolf will always tell us the time and tell us to join him, in whatever he’s busy doing. Yesterday, Mr Mihika Wolf had us singing! And Mr Djames Wolf had us playing outside!
But, one thing’s for sure – we better run and hide when it’s dinner time!
“MAGIC BALL MAGIC BALL MAGIC TAKE US WHERE WE WANT TO GO!”
After that, we got out our Magic Ball…
“It’s so windy! Jack, I think we’re on top of the tallest mountain the world.”
“We’re so high up, Taz.”
With Mihika being scared of heights, we all held each other’s hands, so we didn’t fall off the edge of the mountain. Luckily, Piyanshu saved the day, allowing us to get down – he’d brought enough skis for all of us to ski down the side of the mountain! We picked up some serious speed before we reached the edge of the cliff. With nowhere to go, we took a leap of faith, hurling ourselves off the edge…
As we flew through the air Yumna told us to look down, and there beneath us was a beautiful lake and a forest!
As we landed with a bump and bang, Piyanshu realised we’d landed in a dark and spooky cave. Taz, always with a solution, asked if anyone had a match to light so we could see where we were. We all did, and as our matches illuminated the cave, what a beautiful sight we saw. Across the cave walls, there were ancient drawings – stunning pictures left by our ancestors! Mihika saw a painting of a Highland cow, Noor and Ayaan saw a picture of people dancing, and Yumna saw a painting of a beautiful butterfly sitting on a leaf.
ROOOOAARRR! It turned out that this cave was being looked after by a monster! Mihika, who can speak Monster, warned us that it was time to go so we all ran as fast as we could, ducking and diving, back to the Magic Ball.
We had another amazing session this week. Each week, all the participants come with excellent ideas and the way they all listen to and support each other makes it such a pleasure for us to work with them all.
Remember to keep looking out for our films, Exploring with Jack, Making with Iona, and Cooking with Taz.
See you all next week!
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