Welcome to the Porridge & Play Online blog where we share our stories and adventures! Saturday 25h March 2023 The Saturday pals gathered for the last Storyplay Online of the Winter wearing fabulous outfits and beautiful smiles! Andre, Sarah and Taz announced that they had all been invited to a party by three rather eccentric people called RuRu, Fibi and Gigi! ‘Please dress to impress! By which we mean get your cool on and your creativity shining!’ And to the music beat off they went to rummage around the house to find all sorts of fantastic bits and bobs to create the most incredible outfits. ‘Oh my! You all look absolutely dapper!’ ‘Ever so smart’ ‘And oh so inspiring!’ The tunes were banging and the guests were admired!  ‘Now to the Catwalk! We all must share our fantastic selves with the world. Please my dear guests…strut your stuff!’ What a catwalk that was! The style, the poise, the brilliant dance moves and the POSES!  Everyone was feeling great even though some were a little shy to begin with but soon they relaxed and felt fine! And it felt really nice to take a moment to shine and a moment to appreciate others shining too!  ‘Cheers everyone! And now…the Ever Changing Present’ The Ever Changing Present Fibi gave a blue and pink dragon to Junior & [...]

LET’S PARTY!2023-04-03T09:56:53+00:00

The Crooked Crew Of Pirate Poets


Welcome to the Porridge & Play Online blog where we share our stories and adventures! Saturday 18th March 2023 Captain One Eye wanted to put together a crew of captains with great skills. Many Pirate Captains got wind of this and decided to form the most crooked crew the Seven Seas had ever seen: Captain Smelly Boots is a phenomenal a cook Captain Shade carries with him an umbrella for shade at all times! Captain Miss Perfect is perfect at everything and very understanding and no one messes with her. She bosses people around. Captain Fighter fights everyone and Captain Clockerverse is the captain of silliness. Captain Everything doesn’t do anything! ‘I have everything so if someone is looking for something and can’t find it I give it to them.’ Pirate Captain One Hand helps people to locate islands Captain Rainbow shoots other pirates that don’t behave with water balloons and they go to pirate jail. Pirate Captain Lammy helps to keep everyone away from predators and Captain Penguin is the captain of all captains. The crew was complete with Captain Bossy who is a great look out! On their first adventure as the newly formed Crooked Crew they landed in a very cold place that Captain One Hand reckoned was some sort of Winter Wonderland. [...]

The Crooked Crew Of Pirate Poets2023-03-24T08:55:51+00:00

An Out of This World Variety Show


Welcome to the Porridge & Play Online blog where we share our stories and adventures! Saturday 11th March 2023 Fabulous Producer and her partner in show Top Hat Producer were in need of some fresh, innovative, entertaining and inspiring acts for their Variety Show. Everyone knows that what makes a Variety Show really, really good is to have various different acts that can entertain and make audiences happy and that can show to the world the hilarity and ingenuity of the different artists!. ‘But Our Variety Show is getting tired and old. We haven’t had new acts for quite some time now, partner.' 'We need new talent!’ ‘Well, have you heard of the Licketyspit Saturday Pals? I hear very good things! They seem to be a very creative and playful bunch…. Let’s put a call out for Variety Acts to them!’ The Licketyspit Saturday pals did not disappoint and attended the Call Out in droves! The most exquisite costumes were created for the occasion and some brilliant acts were waiting to burst out and amaze the Theatre Producers… ‘Welcome y’all! It is fabulous to be here and hopefully it will also be fabulous to see and like your acts because…we really need some fresh material!’ ‘Thanks for coming. Now…let’s begin. First up is…Muizza Madame Singer, please!’ ‘Hello, I’m Madame Singer and I sing and dance. [...]

An Out of This World Variety Show2023-03-15T12:12:04+00:00

The Incredible Shrinking Forest Animals!


Welcome to the Porridge & Play Online blog where we share our stories and adventures! Saturday 4th March 2023 Herbert The Hedgehog happily strolled through the forest. It was a cold but sunny Saturday morning and on his way he met the world famous Three Craws! - who love nothing better than to perch on a tree branch under the moonshine. The Three Craws introduced Herbert to a whole new bunch of animal pals; he met Barry The Sheep, Mr. Other Wolf and Crocodile Desire. Also Mrs.Octopus Queen of Octopus, the Queen Of Sharks & Unicorn Mermaid were there visiting!. Mr. Silly Cheetah and Mittens The Pink Cat, Banana The Lion and his Human Friend showed up too. Brian The Tiger, Snowy The Panda, Meely The Dalmatian with the big belly and Oceana The Mermaid Unicorn didn’t want to miss out on the fun! And Rich Dragon and his Bodyguard turned up even though Rich Dragon was sad cause he had lost a scale…such a gathering of fantastic creatures! ‘What’s the time Mr.Wolf? - it’s 2 o’clock - time for a bath!’ 3 o’clock- time to go to the garden to pick flowers! 4 o’clock- time to dance! 5 o’clock- time to go for a walk 7 o’clock- time for DINNER!' Mr. Wolf loves a watch! He has different ones he has collected through the [...]

The Incredible Shrinking Forest Animals!2023-03-08T16:58:47+00:00

A Mucky Monsters’ Brew!!!


Welcome to the Porridge & Play Online blog where we share our stories and adventures! Messy play makes for hilarious play! Saturday 25th February We concocted a glorious Mucky Brew covering ourselves with eggshells and soil, crumbled unicorn cookies, honey, flour, a bucket of chocolate pudding, raw eggs, honey on our legs & uncooked porridge in our mouths… Beautifully sticky! Fabulously stinky! Incredibly revolting! HILARIOUSLY MESSY! And out of that fabulously stinky mess, a very messy bunch of Monsters appeared! We met One Leg Unicorn Monster & Bat Monster, Smart Monster & Scary Monster, Smelly Fly Monster, The Hattery Monster with her bag of hats, Spider Monster, Magic Monster & even Hero Monster came along. Worried Monster found a wee ball but all the other Monsters knew that was no ordinary ball but a Magic Ball and so our messy journey began! All the monsters landed in a cave that had a rather weird echo… we tried roaring and Magic Monster played with the echo by making a groovy sound that came back even groovier. A few spiders appeared and as Nest Monster was telling everyone how unsure about them she was, a much bigger spider showed up! The Monsters wanted to chase it away but they discovered the spider was upset- ‘I got many legs but I don’t know what to do with them’. [...]

A Mucky Monsters’ Brew!!!2023-03-02T10:26:24+00:00

Chef Guacamole and the Birthday Pickle


Welcome to the Porridge & Play Online blog where we share our stories and adventures! ‘We could make the biggest cake in the world!’ Tuesday 21st February Chef Guacamole & side-kick Chef Octopus Jelly were in a bit of a pickle. The biggest celebration in town was about to take place on Saturday and our chef friends were quite unprepared. You see, all the children of the town share the same birthday and this special occasion definitely needs a bit of flair. ‘But the children are just SO BORED of our recipes!’ said Chef Guacamole ‘Yes! They are no longer so interested in my delicious octopus jellies …' sighed Chef Octopus Jelly ‘We could make the biggest cake in the world!’ The fabulous Storyplay Chefs came to the rescue.  ‘Oh wow! Will you help us? We could do with the help of some very creative chefs from around the world.’ Mrs Purple Chef makes purple food and Rainbow Chef makes rainbow cakes. Tiger Chef cooks chocolate and collaborates with his close friend Ketchup Chef. Chef Junior makes tomato pasta and Colourful Chef makes colourful food. Even the famous Ninja Chef came by to help! ‘Right chefs! Let’s get going!’  The Recipe       A great big egg to start chili sauce and rice and salt, a scary [...]

Chef Guacamole and the Birthday Pickle2023-02-21T13:00:42+00:00

Mermaid Ice Cream and a Pool Party!


Welcome to the Porridge & Play Online blog where we share our stories and adventures! Tuesday 14th February Kick-abouts, meeting Mr Hand, Mermaid ice cream making techniques & a Pool Party? It must be a Magic Ball Adventure! Saturday morning, still cold outside but look over there there's the sun! Get together online with your pals and find that groove is the heart. People are magic, unique yet the same We love to dress up with jelly on our head! Magic Ball Magic Ball tell us where we’re gonna go Football Land with Lady Dragon kick-abouts and Ball Pool fun Swimming down deeper and deeper 'til we meet up with Mr Hand! ‘I am lost! can you help me?’ Ope talked about a map Sam read it for everybody ‘We must all swim-  and quite fast!’ And together we dive deeper til we hit a lovely cave where a Mermaid makes seaweed ice cream and she teaches the best way to mash, crush, flavour and shake! We made fabulous ice creams, we chilled in pink lemonade, we had a glorious Pool Party 'til it was time to go away. ‘Everybody! To my house!’ Victoria said to everyone we popped in and got some cookies We love Storyplay fun! By Taz, Sarah, Andre & The Saturday Pals [...]

Mermaid Ice Cream and a Pool Party!2023-02-14T11:48:25+00:00

Grannies and Dragons? We’re back online!


Welcome to the Porridge & Play Online blog where we share our stories and adventures! Tuesday 7th February Full house at the first Storyplay City Online session of 2023!!! Our very keen Saturday lot were beaming with expectation and the Licketyspit team couldn’t stop smiling as more and more friends arrived to Storyplay together! Saturdays are even more exciting with friends and family coming together for imaginary play, songs, rhymes, games and whatever surprises we’ll create using the great power of our imaginations. It seemed rather fitting to kick start with a dance to a tune that makes everyone ‘Happy’ and to follow it with our warm up game Big As Bear! Do you know the Angry Dragon? It goes ‘Huff and Puff! Huff and Puff! Huff and Puff!’ We also became Barking Dogs, Funky Bikes, Happy Unicorns and Silly Ducks. We were all very ready for a Dressing Up and we transformed into very special Grannies! We had Granny Leopard who is very fast and makes chocolate chips and white chocolate cookies very fast too. And what about Cool Granny and RockStar Granny? We met Granny Bunny who loves soup in the morning and Granny Doctor who can tell what’s wrong with you in a flash and advise you on the best treatment! Granny Artist loves to draw and Granny Happy Kind lives [...]

Grannies and Dragons? We’re back online!2023-02-07T10:54:22+00:00

A Rollicking time in Ruchill!!


Saturday 19th November 2022 We had an amazing time at our Porridge & Play Ruchill & Online celebration! It was so lovely to see all our families together in one big space and wonderful to join up with our online crew too and have so much fun together! We all started with a brilliant boogie which warmed us up ready for an afternoon adventure. As well as the Funky Chicken, we also met the Funky Unicorn, the Cheeky Cheetah and the Funky Dinosaur and many other fascinating creatures! Then, when we dressed up as forest creatures, Sean turned into a fox, Gabby became a squirrel,  Fares was a super spinning animal, Bukky was a cat  and we also had a buffalo, a bear, elephants, deer and a spiritual animal! We all looked for the Magic Ball and Gabby found it very quickly, which was marvellous, and with so many friends, we blew it up in no time at all. Very soon we found ourselves in a forest and as we moved through the trees, we spied a bear who had lost his cave, so we had to help him find it again. When we got there it was very dark, but also nice and cosy and we soon realised that the bear was hungry. Well, we wanted to make the bear happy again and luckily we figured out that Bear liked honey and [...]

A Rollicking time in Ruchill!!2022-11-24T10:52:45+00:00

It was the week of the Upside Down Trouser Dance!


Welcome to the Big Porridge & Play Online blog where we share our stories and adventures! Friday 22nd July It was the week of the Upside Down Trouser Dance!  ‘I’m upside down Trouser Bob and welcome to my silent Disco! All you have to do is place a pair of trousers on your arms, upside down and away you go, DANCE!’ We danced and danced until we landed in the sea, lay on our backs to feel the breeze of Upside Down Trouser Land! Our bellies were full of cake after landing inside Esmerelda’s Cake World. We had to eat our way out and then bake more cake mixture for her to fill the holes with!  Grannies gathered from far and wide! Granny CeeCee from South America! Granny Umberella & Granny Sunglasses joined us from America having just been to a very relaxing musical concert!  Granny Lazy felt like doing nothing! Granny Swoon loved to Swim! All the grannies went into the green Magic Ball today and had a very marvellous time!  At Big Porridge & Play online, we always have the most wonderful time! I wonder where we might go next…! Blog by Iona

It was the week of the Upside Down Trouser Dance!2022-08-16T10:54:58+00:00

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