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Storyplay City Week 2 – Amy & Adie

2021-02-03T09:30:33+00:00

Welcome to the Porridge & Play Online blog Storyplay City edition, where we share the stories of all the adventures we've had during our virtual play sessions on Zoom! Get in touch to find out how to join. Scots Song & Kpanlogo Rhythms! What an exciting second week...Singing in Scots and Ga, making kitchen drum-kits and dancing!! Burns Night celebrations are known all around the world and at Licketyspit we thought that we should celebrate it bringing together Scottish cultures old & new! With support from BEMIS, we were very lucky to be joined by Amy Geddes and Adie Baako. They combined Scots song with Ghanaian Kpanlogo drumming and dancing for a session like no other. Our beats were so irresistible that even the littlest ones like Sam and Daniel and Fatima and Faith had to join in! Read the blog below for a reminder of the song word, how to make a kitchen drumkit & more! 🎻 📦 At the start of the session, Amy showed us how to make kitchen drum-kits using cardboard boxes and some wooden spoons, and shakers by filling a jar half full with pasta or rice! It just shows, you can make a kitchen drum-kit out of almost anything! 🥁 Adie then taught us some Ghanaian Kpanlogo drum rhythms. A Kpanglogo is a big drum from Ghana. 🗣️ Amy told us that Scots is a very old [...]

Storyplay City Week 2 – Amy & Adie2021-02-03T09:30:33+00:00

Storyplay City Week 1 – New Years Cake Recipe

2021-01-27T10:44:07+00:00

Welcome to the Porridge & Play Online blog Storyplay City edition, where we share the stories of all the adventures we've had during our virtual play sessions on Zoom! Get in touch to find out how to join. Welcome back!! Porridge & Play Online is back but from Jan-March 2021 it's running as part of Storyplay City - a new project funded by Glasgow Council, with support from Bemis and the Scottish Government. One of the reasons why we are very excited about this new block of Porridge & Play sessions is that this time round we are going to be playing with families who have been taking part for quite some time now, which means that we can explore new horizons and find out what other wonderful ideas we all have inside us ready to come out through play. We will still warm up and dance, draw and share our art, play our Lickety Playcard games, but we are also going to dive into stories and burst out of them! Find out where we go each week in our blogs. Wednesday 20th January 2021 On Wednesday we were joined by 16 families! We jumped around with Joe in the Button Factory, met Nuo Xuan’s Secret Bunny and Muiz’s Funky Cat! We had a lovely stretch as part of our dancing warm up and got grooving to some [...]

Storyplay City Week 1 – New Years Cake Recipe2021-01-27T10:44:07+00:00

Storyplay City Launch

2021-01-22T13:52:02+00:00

Licketyspit wants to spark a children’s rights-based play revolution! The Glasgow Community and National Lottery Community Funds have let us make a start. This is just the beginning! Everyone can join. There is a big imaginary play train going round Glasgow and everyone can jump on board! What is Storyplay City? Everyone, of all ages, loves to play! We need to play! Play is at the essence of being human. When we play imaginatively with other people there are no limits and no mistakes, just endless possibilities. Licketyspit and our children, families and colleagues have got a recipe and a list of ingredients that make imaginary play an easy, wonderful and inclusive part of every day. We call this Storyplay. Licketyspit has been developing Storyplay with Glasgow families for over 15 years. From LicketyLeap sessions in nurseries to Storyplay Schools programmes in primaries, to Porridge & Play in the community and Picnic & Play in museums and parks. Now, the Glasgow Community Fund is supporting us to build on our work to make Glasgow the first Storyplay City! We all need what children need Children know that the most important things in life are love, kindness, fairness, respect. Playing with children liberates adults to remember this! You can let your hair down and feel at home even with strangers! Storyplay is a celebration [...]

Storyplay City Launch2021-01-22T13:52:02+00:00

Happy Holidays! A Festive Final Week

2020-12-18T16:29:39+00:00

Welcome to the Big Porridge & Play Online blog, where we share the stories of all the adventures we've had during our virtual play sessions on Zoom! See below for details of how to join. Saturday 🎁 What a brilliant final session! We played the PRESENT GAME where one present can transform into lots of wonderful things!! Kamila & Saif turned their present into a Christmas tree and gave it to Muhammed who turned it into a candy cane who gave it to Muizza who turned it into a magic snow tree  who gave it to Tobi who transformed it into a MAGIC BALL... 🐧 We landed in the North Pole and immediately got attacked by hundreds of snowballs thrown by the huge Snowman Monster! Adesire spoke to him in snow language but he wouldn’t stop throwing them - so we all threw snowballs back and ran away!! We found an igloo to take shelter in and on the way in we came across a sleeping polar bear! We gently reached out our hands and stroked it. The polar bear made satisfied snoring sounds and it slept peacefully! In the igloo we met Betty Clause who handed out mince pies and cocoa! ☕️Fatou’s mince pie tasted of mushrooms and cinnamon and ginger and Modou's had a meatball inside!    Then Betty told us that all of the reindeer had escaped! Oh no!! Luckily Amanda [...]

Happy Holidays! A Festive Final Week2020-12-18T16:29:39+00:00

Feeling the love as Big Porridge & Play 2020 draws to a close

2020-12-09T12:57:22+00:00

Welcome to the Big Porridge & Play Online blog, where we share the stories of all the adventures we've had during our virtual play sessions on Zoom! See below for details of how to join. Saturday What a brilliant session we had on Saturday with 30 families!! The sessions are so full of excitement and generosity and feels like one big family! We began with BIG AS A BEAR, our great warm up! Gyan told us that the warm up is important because it makes everyone feel comfortable and welcomed, which is so true! 👍 In FUNKY CHICKEN we met 10 hilarious animals! - Junior's Funky Cat 🐱 - Adila & Muhammed's Ninja Horse 🐴 - Janaiba's & Ramtoulah's Angry Lion 🦁 - Adesire's Funny Butterfly 🦋 - Adeola's Funky Cat 🐈 - Simmi's Funky Chicken 🐓 - Modou's Angry Horse 🐴 - Queen & Faly's Slivering Snake 🐍 - Princess’s Crying Puppy 🐶 - Michris’s Baby Polar-bear 🐻 We then dressed up wonderfully for a very special occasion... to write and send A LETTER TO OUR LOVES!! And how beautiful we all looked! Everyone wrote fantastic letters! Islam wrote her letter to her bed. 🛏 Donald wrote to pizza 🍕 ! Lawand wrote a letter to his squirrel 🐿 ! Ramtoulah wrote to her best friend! Yumna wrote to her mum, dad and pet fish! 🐠 Meerab [...]

Feeling the love as Big Porridge & Play 2020 draws to a close2020-12-09T12:57:22+00:00

An EXTRA BIG adventure as BPPG 2020 draws to a close!

2020-12-03T09:50:23+00:00

Welcome to the Big Porridge & Play Online blog, where we share the stories of all the adventures we've had during our virtual play sessions on Zoom! See below for details of how to join. We love Saturday Porridge & Play sessions! 37 families attended our Saturday session last week, and what a brilliant session it was. We stomped like Latifa’s Grumpy Elephant! We covered ourselves in Simmi’s butter and cheese in Mucky Brew! And we flew with Tobi and Marvellous’s jetpacks off the top of Mount Everest! Funky animals and messy concoctions! 🐔 🐝 🦅 In FUNKY CHICKEN we met Queen & Faly’s Crazy Unicorn, Abdulmateen’s Bad Monkey, Ayaan’s Funky Butterfly, Ameen’s Loud Lion, Simon & Shullamite’s Busy Bee, Fiyin & Favour’s Naughty Seagull, Latifa’s Grumpy Elephant, Lawand’s Silly House and Sayeh’s Dancing Bird who went ‘tweet tweet tweet!’ 🥚 🧀 🍨 We then decided to dress up, and cover ourselves in MUCKY BREW! First we cracked a great big egg on our heads, followed by Simmi’s butter with cheese, Emma & James’s mayonnaise, Miracle & Michelle’s mermaid's tail, Junior’s shea butter, Lorraine’s yoghurt, Princess’s feathers, Queen & Faly’s slime, Sayeh’s honey, Shullamite's rotten eggs, Victoria’s ice cream, Sylvia’s cake and Muiz’s chocolate! Then we mixed it all in… SOOOO MUCKY! Finding the Magic Ball ⛰️ 🦕After Iona found an orange Magic [...]

An EXTRA BIG adventure as BPPG 2020 draws to a close!2020-12-03T09:50:23+00:00

Dancing and singing with Adie Baako!

2020-11-23T18:35:14+00:00

Welcome to the Big Porridge & Play Online blog, where we share the stories of all the adventures we've had during our virtual play sessions on Zoom! See below for details of how to join. What an exciting week! 🎵 ‘Everybody! Bring your calabash! Bring your calabash!’ 🎶 At this week’s Big Porridge & Play Online sessions, we had the privilege of being joined by Adie Baako, a professional dancer from Ghana now living in Scotland, and enjoyed a week of dancing and singing and moving and grooving! We sang about the calabash, danced the Kpanlogo, a social dance from Greater Accra in Ghana, and found out all about Adie’s life! Learning about Adie’s life 🇬🇭 🎣 Adie is a dancer from Ghana, now living in Midlothian, near Edinburgh. He's been dancing professionally for 26 years and he told us how he started dancing when he was a wee boy growing up in a village. Adie grew up by the sea with his Dad, a fisherman, and his Mum, who worked selling in the markets. Before going to school Adie, like other children, would do chores in the house to help the family, fetch water for the pots, and then wash to get ready to go to school to learn. An early start in the morning for wee [...]

Dancing and singing with Adie Baako!2020-11-23T18:35:14+00:00

Andre and Taz share this week’s BPPG highlights!

2020-11-18T12:29:14+00:00

Welcome to the Big Porridge & Play Online blog, where we share the stories of all the adventures we've had during our virtual play sessions on Zoom! See below for details of how to join. For this week's blog, Licketyspit actor-pedagogues Taz and Andre share some of their highlights from the action-packed Big Porridge & Play sessions. Wednesday 👨 Our action-packed session kick-started with Busy Joe’s button-pushing story in the song HELLO, MY NAME IS JOE. This catchy tune had us all defying gravity while pushing buttons with our hands, legs, head and tongues! 💃 After welcoming everyone we had a fantastic Dance Warm-Up with toe-tapping Indian beats and let me tell you, some of the moves were outstanding and full of joy! Smiles all round! 🐔 A sharp round of FUNKY CHICKEN followed where we met a Speedy Crab, a Scary Dinosaur AND a Silly Dinosaur, a Beautiful Rabbit, a Scary Lion and even a Dancing Parrot! 🏴‍☠️ This week’s Dressing Up got us all grooving and transforming into a mean and not so mean Pirate Crew of Misfits with Zofia Pink Mustachio Pirate, Terrible Frankie, Nuo Xuan Pirate Queen, Lily Rose of the Ocean, Felicia Fluffy Pirate and Fierce Sayeh to name a few! 🚢 Naturally, Captain Taz got her bossy bandana on and shouted orders at everyone. "Scrub [...]

Andre and Taz share this week’s BPPG highlights!2020-11-18T12:29:14+00:00

Aye aye, Captain! All aboard our Pirate Ship!

2020-11-10T10:27:21+00:00

Welcome to the Big Porridge & Play Online blog, where we share the stories of all the adventures we've had during our virtual play sessions on Zoom! See below for details of how to join. Saturday 7 November This week's Saturday session We enjoyed another ENORMOUS play session on Saturday - with 28 families joining us! 🐶 🐅🦋 After an energetic dancing warm up and a lovely stretch, we met all kinds of animals in the FUNKY CHICKEN! Queen & Faly’s Dying Fly, Miracle & Michelle's Silly Monkey, Junior's Funky Tiger, Arshiyan's Flying Fish, Affan's Fat Tiger, Fateh Kamila & Saif's Funky Dog, Anaya & Ayesha's Funny Parrot, Adesire's Funny Butterfly, Aroush's Cat and Iona’s Sneaky Sparrow... Woweee! What amazing animals you came up with! 🚢 🏴‍☠️ We then boarded a mighty PIRATE ship - and met lots of captains! Captain Brown, Junior, Princess, Michris, Muhammed and Sulyman ordered us to do lots of things like... scrub the deck, climb the rigging, walk the plank, and... SHARK ATTACK!  🌊🔮 Suddenly, the ship began to sink and we found ourselves under the sea! Iona spotted a MAGIC BALL so we swam and swam, got inside it and said the magic words. We undid our zips, and found ourselves... inside the stomach of a whale! 🐋 🐟 It smelt like rotten fish, and [...]

Aye aye, Captain! All aboard our Pirate Ship!2020-11-10T10:27:21+00:00

Another chance to join our spooky party – from home!

2020-11-03T13:54:21+00:00

Welcome to the Big Porridge & Play Online blog, where we share the stories of all the adventures we've had during our virtual play sessions on Zoom! See below for details of how to join. What a fantastic Halloween party we had! Did you join us on Saturday for our 🎃  Halloween Family Party 🎃  with Parent Club? The great news is that you can watch the video again any time you like - joining in with an HOUR of imagination-fuelled fun, from your own house! Halloween may be over for this year but when it's dark and spooky outside you'll still enjoy all our ghostly games and frightening fun... For anyone who didn't join us, we don't want to ruin all the spooky surprises... let's just say you'll meet some funny characters, do some fantastic, silly dressing up, play Lickety Playcard games like MUCKY BREW and SPOOKY CHICKEN, dance along with us to a surprise Halloween song, and so much more! Watch the video to find out for yourself! 👹👻🎉✨ You can also watch it on the Parent Club Facebook page here, if you'd like to leave a comment and see what other parents have said. See below for some of the fantastic drawings and feedback sent in so far! Remember to send your drawings and any feedback to cfn@licketyspit.com [...]

Another chance to join our spooky party – from home!2020-11-03T13:54:21+00:00
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