Big Porridge & Play Whiteinch Week 5
29th May 2019
With the rain tumbling down and the wind blowing, we couldn’t have our planned Picnic & Play in Victoria park, but we stayed and had a brilliant session in the Library instead, with a dressing up parade, another Balloon adventure and lots of songs.
Jack read us a Letter to his Love – his lovely love that he loves, loves, loves! On his way to send the letter, he dropped it, only to find that someone else had picked it up and put it in their pocket. But who was it…? This game was greatly enjoyed by all, with as much fun being had by those who didn’t have the letter as those who did!
We also created our own story in this session. As you know, every Porridge & Play game can be like a trampoline bounce into making up characters and stories, whether it’s Grandma with her creeping forest of Monster Trees, Mr Wolf and his various watches and different activities every hour, Flying Balloons high over Glasgow together or Magic Ball. These games all fill our heads with ideas, stories and adventures where we can be anyone, go anywhere and do anything – and we do! All we need to play is each other!
This week we thought we’d have a go at making up a completely new story, starting with a character and getting ideas from across the circle to tell the tale of Kitty the Clown and the Naughty Seagull. Click here to read the story!
After our dressing up parade and a quick round of Jelly on His Head, we laid out the Lickety picnic blankets in the Library – surrounded by books full of stories! -and enjoyed peeking our delicious boiled eggs and munching our crunchy vegetables, humus and fruit, for an inside Picnic!
The librarians also looked out some sea-themed books after our trip to the Tall last week – so don’t forget to take one out to take home with you next week. Every book is a new play world where we can imagine a new adventure!
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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!