Porridge & Play Week 4 at Bridgeton St Francis in the East!

2024-05-30T16:23:14+00:00

Find out what the Bridgeton Group did during our Porridge & Play Session at St. Francis in the East! Friday 24th May 2024 A great session to finish another great block at Bridgeton! The families arrived with their nicest clothes on - ready for the celebration. Fortunately, everyone remembered to wear their dancing shoes! We got the celebration started with a dancing warm-up and everybody showed off their best moves. The party started off strong. After some funky dance moves we decided to meet some Funky Animals with a quick game of Funky Chicken! We met Galyna’s Funky Tiger & Miia’s Crazy Cat! We also met Rasha’s Meowing Cat & Mohammed’s Happy Dog! Cami was a Bumbling Bonobo & Ruby was a Slithering Snake! We sang Ickerickeroo which is a big hit for the Bridgeton group - it’s a great way to remember those Scottish words for body parts! My ee-peepers saw that everyone enjoyed singing together. Then we all blew up our balloons and flew high above Glasgow and saw some crazy things! - a big silver snake which was really scary but turns out it was just the River Clyde! Although next to the Clyde we saw a huge dinosaur and a gorilla! No need to worry though, they were just having a relaxing day in the park. We flew right across [...]

Porridge & Play Week 4 at Bridgeton St Francis in the East!2024-05-30T16:23:14+00:00

Porridge & Play Week 4 at Cranhill Development Trust!

2024-05-30T16:20:03+00:00

Find out what the Cranhill Group did during our Porridge & Play Session at Cranhill Development Trust! Thursday 23rd May Goodbye for now - not forever! We had such a fabulous time at Licketyspit this week! Our adventures took us deep into the forest, where we found a sunny glade full of marvellous creatures! Pela the Rabbit was hiding under a big old oak tree and Stella, a fluttering butterfly, sat on a beautiful sunflower and seemed to know all the creatures in the forest! We listened as the birds sang a joyful song when suddenly we heard a loud howling sound. At first, we didn’t know where the sound was coming from. Then, a very fancy Wolf appeared with a very fancy watch! It was Genesis the Wolf who lived in a cave at the edge of the forest and it turned out her wolfy friend had given her the gold watch. Wolfy Genesis told us she liked to dance in the afternoon, so we had a good old boogie with her and then helped her clean her cave in the evening. She had a beautiful cave lined with red velvet and gold brocade and lots of soft cushions. It was so exciting to actually see inside a real wolfy cave! As we made our way along the path at the edge of the [...]

Porridge & Play Week 4 at Cranhill Development Trust!2024-05-30T16:20:03+00:00

Porridge & Play Week 4 at the Oakgrove Primary!

2024-05-30T15:43:43+00:00

Find out what the Maryhill Group got up to during our Porridge & Play Session at Oakgrove Primary! Tuesday 21st May 2024 Celebrate good times! We had so much fun at Oakgrove Primary - as per usual! Time flies when you’re having fun and these weeks have gone so quickly! We started the day by saying hello to all the friendly faces. Then we made ourselves as big as a tree! A fun little warm-up to get the body and imagination ready to play! Next, we played My Name is Joe. It’s about a guy named Joe who works in a button factory but his boss asks way too much of him! Oh Joe - I hope one day you can tell your boss that you are too busy!! After Joe’s crazy day at work, we met some amazing forest creatures! Alex was a Little Hamster who eats carrots. We met Khadeejah who was a Little Chipmunk who eats spaghetti! I wonder how you make spaghetti in a forest? Anyway, after that we met Shirley the Rabbit and Kenan the Dog who eats rabbits!! Oh no! Don’t worry folks, Shirley was kept safe. We also met Amira who was a Beautiful Butterfly. After becoming forest creatures we thought that it’d be a perfect time to play ‘What’s the Time Mr. Wolf?’. First up was Wolfy [...]

Porridge & Play Week 4 at the Oakgrove Primary!2024-05-30T15:43:43+00:00

Porridge & Play Week 3 at Bridgeton St Francis in the East!

2024-05-23T10:19:12+00:00

Find out what the Bridgeton Group did during our Porridge & Play Session at St. Francis in the East! Friday 17th May 2024 Another great day in Bridgeton! Another great day in Bridgeton! We arrived with our dancing shoes on and got the party started! There were some amazing moves on the dance floor - great energy all round. Once we were ready and warmed up, we played the Funky Chicken and met some quirky animals! Lin became a Scary Butterfly, Yaseen was a Scary T-Rex & Rasha turned into a Roaring Dinosaur! Then, we had some angry animals… Ahyan became an Angry Bird, Sola showed us an Angry Crocodile, Mohammad became an Angry Cat and Arafa was an Angry Tiger! Then, Mia became a Crazy Bunny & Lukas showed us the Flying Gorilla! After that, Lexi & Leeanne became a Lazy Sloth whilst Zainah became a Happy Cat. After that, we sang some lovely songs together. We love to sing in Bridgeton!! First we sang Grandma, Grandma (an absolute classic that we all love!). Then, we sang a new song for this group - Ickerickeroo! This song goes through the body parts but it uses Scottish words! You’ve got brain boxes, lug listeners, ee-peepers and loads more! That’s what they told me when I went to school After some lovely songs we decided to [...]

Porridge & Play Week 3 at Bridgeton St Francis in the East!2024-05-23T10:19:12+00:00

Porridge & Play Online Week 4

2024-05-22T08:35:00+00:00

Welcome to the Big Porridge & Play Online blog where we share our stories and adventures! Goodbye for now - not forever! A fabulous session to finish off our online block of Big Porridge & Play Online! It was a very sunny day in Glasgow and we felt the sunshine through the zoom this week too! The Snowy Leopard, the Jumping Bee, the Curious Ardvark and the Jumping Cat all came to play in the Funky Chicken before launching into a lively round of Hello My Name is Joe! We all dressed up to play I Sent a Letter to My Love and wrote the most marvellous letters… Ibrahim became Mrs Carrot who lived in carrots and ate carrot cake! Queen Fiire wrote a letter to her long lost Princess who she missed oh so much! Yahye became Lego Man! Khadar was Captain Undergold who wrote a letter to Future Place which he hoped would bring him everything he desired! Iona wrote to her beloved water bottle, which kept her hydrated on hot days like this one! Let’s hear Khadar’s letter! ‘My name is Captain Undergo and I live in a futuristic city! It’s called the Future Place, there’s flying cars! And no weather system! There are no houses made of stones or wood, there’s just houses made of robots and metals! What I eat [...]

Porridge & Play Online Week 42024-05-22T08:35:00+00:00

Porridge & Play Week 3 at Cranhill Development Trust!

2024-05-20T12:19:57+00:00

Find out what the Cranhill Group did during our Porridge & Play Session at Cranhill Development Trust! Thursday 16th May 2024 Sunshine and good times! We had a marvellous time last week at Cranhill Porridge & Play! It was a beautiful sunny day and we really enjoyed having a good dance together and showing each other all our cool dance moves! We had some new friends who came along and we all sang Icker-Ickeroooo at the tops of our voices too! Then, in the lush green grass we spied a bag of marvellous dressing up clothes and all got dressed up in some amazing colourful outfits. Steven got a great photo of us all before we began our exciting adventure heading off into the magical forest. I say magical because, pretty soon, we met some fabulous grannies in the middle of the forest! There was the wonderful Granny Genesis, who lived in a forest cave, she said she didn’t do much, just worked and ate porridge! Then as we walked, under the cherry blossom trees we heard the sound of singing and looked up to see the flying Granny Solin. She was soaring across the rainbowed sky surrounded by butterflies! She told us she loves to eat burgers and actually lives on the sun! Which she said was actually quite cold! (Amazing!) Then from [...]

Porridge & Play Week 3 at Cranhill Development Trust!2024-05-20T12:19:57+00:00

Porridge & Play Week 3 at the Children’s Wood!

2024-05-21T12:26:58+00:00

Find out what the Maryhill Group got up to during our Porridge & Play Session at Oakgrove Primary! Tuesday 14th May 2024 There's no such thing as bad weather - only bad clothes! Woah! What an amazing day! We had hoped for sunshine but we got rain… but that didn’t stop us from playing! It really was an unforgettable experience! When we arrived at the Children’s Wood, everyone’s smiles lit up despite the rain. We sang stood in a circle under the trees and learned to sing Ickerickeroo! A song full of brilliant Scottish words - teeth knashers, Nose-Blower, Eee-peepers, Luglisteners, Brain-boxer - thats what they told me when I went to school! Andrea from the Children’s Wood was waiting to meet us. She told us the story of how the Children’s Wood used to be football pitches but when people stopped playing football, the forest grew on the pitch! She prefers the forest… us too!! And it was such a beautiful place to do Storyplay! We played Tree Tag - like Tag but when you get caught, you become a tree! It was really fun playing it in the beautiful wood among the real trees! But then rain came down really hard! Oh no! Andrea had made us a shelter so we stood in a lovely circle with the rain drumming on the Tarpaulin [...]

Porridge & Play Week 3 at the Children’s Wood!2024-05-21T12:26:58+00:00

Porridge & Play Online Week 3

2024-05-15T15:10:08+00:00

Welcome to the Big Porridge & Play Online blog where we share our stories and adventures! A magical cake, Chef Marigold and an onion tower!! What fun and adventure we had in week three of Big Porridge and Play Online! This week’s session was really run by our participants, who chose what we sang and what we played! We kicked off the session with the Funky Chicken, meeting Gabbie’s Dancing Hippo, Ruby’s Hopping Flamingo, Esther’s Howling Dog, Victoria’s Fighting Tiger, Goodness’s Climbing Lion and Andre’s Silly Dodo! We all dressed up as chef’s for Let’s Bake a Cake and met Chef Bamboo who was in an absolute flap because she’d been tasked with baking a cake for the King!! Luckily we had the world’s most superb chefs in town to help save the day, and what INSPIRED ingredients went into that cake!! Chef Big Ears (Ruby) added chocolate covered broccoli! Cook Onion (Esther) threw in some gummy flavoured onions which were very sweet and fluffy and tasted like a cloud! Granny Cook (Goodness), who had 450 grandchildren, added icing and chocolate! Cakey Chef had travelled from Cake Land and chopped up some potato flavoured strawberries! Chef Marigold (Gabbie) added marshmallows! Chef Magical brought her puppet bowl to mix up her strawberry ice-cream! Chef Weird Things (Andre) added a chair!! What a cake it was! But we’d [...]

Porridge & Play Online Week 32024-05-15T15:10:08+00:00

Porridge & Play Week 2 at Bridgeton St Francis in the East!

2024-05-20T12:59:22+00:00

Find out what the Bridgeton Group did during our Porridge & Play Session at St. Francis in the East! Friday 10th May 2024 From Bridgeton to London and back!! What a lovely day! Thanks again to everyone who came - it was so much fun! First we wrote lots of letters to our Loves - which we dropped! And of course Someone must have picked them up and put them in their pocket! We had to guess who had the letter every time! Zainah & Arafa sent letters to their mums and Malak sent one to her Dad. Mohammed sent a letter to his mum which said ‘paper!’ It must’ve been a reminder for him?!! Yaseen wrote a Love Letter to herself and Ahyan sent one to a bird! Finally, Leeane GOT a letter from her Guardian Angel. The letter said that her Guardian Angel is sending love to everyone! How nice! Thank you to Leeanne’s Guardian Angel!! After all the Love Letters and coming and going and guessing we met some funky characters! We met Delicious who loves to wear green, who lives in a tree with her son who also loves wearing green!! I can’t blame them, green is such a lovely colour. We also met Princess Zainah who lives in a castle. Her speciality is rainbow make-up - so cool!! While we [...]

Porridge & Play Week 2 at Bridgeton St Francis in the East!2024-05-20T12:59:22+00:00

Porridge & Play Week 2 at Cranhill Development Trust!

2024-05-15T14:48:17+00:00

Find out what the Cranhill Group did during our Porridge & Play Session at Cranhill Development Trust! Thursday 9th May 2024 Fabulous characters and hungry sea creatures! What a marvellous time we all had at Cranhill this week! We all had a great dance! Then we wrote love letters to our special people - but we dropped them & someone must have picked them up and put them in their pocket! We created some fabulous costumes to become our favourite characters: Ryan was a Tentacle Octopus from the ocean who liked to eat people in boats! Silin was a very Ancient Old Granny who had travelled all the way from Greece and liked to eat strawberries. We encountered a very clever Businessman called Ahmad who sold fancy suits. His business was called Suits Ahmad and if you ever need a suit for a special occasion, his suits are definitely the best! Then, the glamorous Aveen, who turned out to be a famous actress, all the way from Hollywood! She told us she was in the film Titanic! Then we realised that of course - we recognised her! It was so exciting to meet her! Then we bumped into another granny who lived nearby called Amber. She was a granny with the superpower of Invisibility and insisted that she must have some jelly pudding. Her [...]

Porridge & Play Week 2 at Cranhill Development Trust!2024-05-15T14:48:17+00:00

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