Big Porridge & Play Ruchill Week 3

11th May 2019

Our 3rd BIG Porridge & Play Glasgow session in Ruchill was a really great one! We played some great games, sang new songs and ate delicious lentil and carrot soup.

You can find more about our Lickety food in here!

Ruby introduced us to her friend Joe this week. We found out just how busy he is and how hard he works in his Button Factory. By the end of the song, we all felt like we had been working in the factory too!

To refresh ourselves after such hard work, we flew high above Ruchill and high above Glasgow, flying high in the sky in our different coloured balloons! The choosing of colours provided the group with lots to talk about after the session had finished, with one parent saying: “You have to think outside the box, it’s good, they put you on the spot. I was gonna say Silver and then she said it so I wanted to mix it up so I just came out with blue!” We think both silver and blue are great choices! We travelled all over in our balloons, from waving to the lions in Edinburgh zoo to a near erupting volcano and a fleet of multi-coloured boats bobbing along the Clyde.

We all got dressed up and went to meet some scary wolves deep in the forest. Our wolves all loved telling the time on their fancy, shiny watches! They also loved telling us things to do – we went for a shower, read some books and danced like we were at a disco!

You can check out some of the stunning costumes and drawings from the session below…

What you said…

“Something to look forward to every week!” (Grandmother)

“Don’t know where we’d be without this, there’s nothing else for kids. No ones judging there’s lots of acceptance. Feel like we’re being brought into the community.” (Grandmother)

“What’s the Time Mr Wolf, that’s me being the wolf. That was my favourite. It makesme feel fantastic.” (Child, 12)

“I drew myself and my balloon and a dragon. That was my favourite game.” (Child, 6)

“I drew a roller coaster, they’re the wheels. We saw that in balloons. Everyone needs to hold on tight or they’d fall off. Seeing the people on the roller coaster was my favourite. You press the button and then woooooooosh you need to hold on to!” (Child, 6)

“I drew myself singing letter to my love. All of us flying with the magic balloons. I saw fishes, rainbow fishes in the ocean.That was my favourite. Makes me feel brilliant” (Child, 8)

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BIG Porridge & Play Glasgow is a 7-week block of Licketyspit Playcard Play & food sessions for 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!