Saying goodbye in Govan, Milton and Easterhouse
Monday 29 June
After six fantastic weeks of play, last week we said goodbye for now to our new friends in three different regions of Glasgow.
It’s amazing what can happen over just six weeks. We ‘met’ once a week – this being a digital meeting, or course, due to the lockdown situation which has forced us all inside. And yet, very, very quickly, we were having new adventures together, thanks to the power of our imaginations, and making new friends so we didn’t feel so alone. No special effects or expensive equipment required – we had everything we needed in our own heads. Being around other children and making new pals was the perfect way to unlock it!
During what become a very special couple of hours for all of us to look forward to each week, we did energetic warm-ups to get us all moving, sang funny songs, played games such as Monster’s Footsteps and What’s The Time, Mr. Wolf, used the Lickety Playcards to play the Funky Chicken, dressed up with scarves and blankets and tights on our heads, and used a Magic Ball to travel all across the world. We really were overjoyed by the consistently brilliant ideas that the children came up with each week – from eating diamond-studded ice pops on Mercury to an underwater seahorse picnic where everything tasted backwards. Together, we escaped our four walls for a couple of hours, and expanded our minds as we went to some weird and wonderful places.
Whilst these sessions will be pausing over the summer (we’ll be back in the autumn and will give you all plenty of notice!) – we still have plenty of tips and resources to entertain over the summer holidays.
⭐ The Saturday Sessions are still happening! These take place at 10am every Saturday over Zoom, and usually have more people attending than our community-specific ones. So, they’re a bit different, but also great fun and the best opportunity to make even more friends! To join these, all you need to do is either email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, text us at 07413 800 342, or sign up using this form. Everyone’s welcome, and we’d love to see you!
⭐ The great thing about the summer holidays is that you can play EVERY day! To help inspire you, we’ve compiled this list of some great games you can play when you’re not at school.
⭐ In our Lickety Activity Videos, you get to choose from three super-fun activities – Cooking with Taz, Exploring with Jack, or Making with Iona. Then all you need to do is a gather a couple of simple things that you might have in your house, like crayons, or sellotape, or a saucepan, and watch along with the video at home.
So to all our wonderful participants in Govan, Milton and Easterhouse, see you soon & keep playing!