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

Tomato Pie in a Californian Garden


Porridge & Play Maryhill is a Licketyspit Storyplay project for families with 3-8 year olds in the area. Find all of Porridge & Play Maryhill & Ruchill's adventures here! Blog post written by Sarah! Fabulous Grannies! Wednesday 29th March A truly fabulous time was had by all on our wonderful forest adventure and we met some great new friends! Forest creatures First we saw some huge bears who were actually quite gentle, some very sneaky foxes and a lot of beautiful swooping and gliding birds. Funnily enough, that Funky Chicken also had some amazing pals to introduce us to and I don’t think we’ll ever forget Rita’s Just a Dog who was so bouncy and Ameerah’s Fat Lion, who was very strong, Jdile’s T Rex Dino, who was very tall and Mohammed’s Crazy Owl, who flew super fast.  The Catwalk After all this animal excitement, we decided to get dressed up and show everyone our fine costumes on the Catwalk - there were so many colourful characters and styles, it was just spectacular! Tomato Pie We decided with glee that we all looked like incredibly glamorous grannies and in that second, we were mysteriously transported to the wild forests of California where we found ourselves smack, bang in the middle of Granny Ameerah’s garden which was covered in tomato plants. She was the most friendly [...]

Tomato Pie in a Californian Garden2023-04-03T09:18:35+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

Red Bob the Red Blob and the Grumpy Fairy Godmother


Porridge & Play Cranhill is a Licketyspit Storyplay project for families with 3-8 year olds in the area. Find all of Porridge & Play Cranhill's adventures here! Blog post written by Sarah! We saw lots of stars in Cranhill last week! Wednesday 15th March All of us bravely blasted into space in the Magic Ball and together we space walked with Heather in a strange new atmosphere.... It was light and floaty and made us feel weightless. We tried space-running and bouncing and that felt amazing!  Then suddenly an alien came and spoke to us in a funny beeping language that we’d never heard before, but fortunately, Donald and Mohammed were able to understand that the beeping alien was very hungry. Heather gave her chocolate which she ate very quickly and seemed to like very much, then we gave her cake as well. She really seemed to love sweet treats and after those snacks she seemed very happy and waved goodbye to us as she floated off into the atmosphere! Next we discovered a beach with very soft, warm, pale blue sand that you wanted to wiggle your toes in. Zamn took us to some frozen jellyfish who were looking up at us from the edge of the shore. The frozen jellyfish were all the colours of the rainbow and so beautiful to see. Zamn also [...]

Red Bob the Red Blob and the Grumpy Fairy Godmother2023-03-20T13:48:26+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

The Wee Penguin who Loved Snowball Fights


Porridge & Play Govan is a Licketyspit Storyplay project for families with 3-8 year olds in the area. Find all of Porridge & Play Govan's adventures here! Blog post written by Sarah! Govan was just delightful and packed full of magical adventures! Wednesday 1st March We danced our socks off in the groovy Dance Warm-Up with some mighty fine moves from Bimbo, Toby, Shadda, Sami and Mohammed to get us all warmed up. Then we met some of the Funky Chicken’s new pals. It was just marvellous to meet the two Biggies - Tiger and Hedgehog - and then the Sharp-Nailed Sloth and a very Happy Axolotl. What a treat! We were searching for the Magic Ball and Shadda and Azeem managed to find  different pieces of it which we stuck together. After Ameen and Amir remembered the song, we sang it all together. Off we went to a far off land that was very white and snowy... Where we found a Penguin! Mohammed saw it, in amongst all the mist and the icicles, and fortunately he was able to speak the special Penguin language of this land! He let us all know that this poor wee shy penguin was lost! It looked very worried, so we were so glad when Bayan said she knew the way to her home! We all bravely followed Bayan, trudging [...]

The Wee Penguin who Loved Snowball Fights2023-03-06T10:08:28+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

The friendly spider and the 100% Spicy Cake!


Porridge & Play Castlemilk is a Licketyspit Storyplay project for families with 3-8 year olds in the area. Find all of Porridge & Play Castlemilk's adventures here! Blog posts are written by Sarah! Back for a winter family meet up! Wednesday 15th February What fabulous adventures we had at Castlemilk Library with all our friends and their families on Wednesday! After a very groovy Dancing Warm-up, a meeting with lots of Funky animals and some very Mucky Brew, we dressed up as lots of wonderful characters. This included the amazing Mrs Silly from Silly-land created by Abdul, who got us to do lots of silly moves that made us feel great. Then suddenly, Ruby spotted the Magic Ball! Of course it was extremely tiny,  so we had to blow it up to fit us all in. Then we stepped inside and zipped ourselves up, ready for a new adventure. We talked of going to Africa, to Birmingham, to Space, to Candy-land and when we did actually arrive, we found ourselves facing a giant spider!  We quickly had to decide what to do next. First we were very afraid and shouted out “Stop annoying us!”, then we considered some bug spray, but the spider did actually seem a bit scared of us, so we couldn’t do that, then Sayeda finally came up with the plan of [...]

The friendly spider and the 100% Spicy Cake!2023-02-21T12:57:55+00:00

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