Storyplay for the Planet Zine

2022-03-24T10:40:27+00:00

Welcome to the Storyplay For The Planet blog, where we share the stories of all the adventures we've had! Get in touch to find out how to join. Saturday 12th March 2022 Our celebration & zine launch on Saturday was a brilliant way to finish our Storyplay for the Planet project. We have had a truly fantastic time over the last few months meetings families from all over Glasgow Centre East Ward and hearing their creative ideas and solutions to help us tackle Climate Change. We put this zine together but the ideas inside came from each and every family who came along and shared with us at our school, nursery, community and outdoor sessions. At our celebration session, we did our warm up and met some Funky Animals and then we went flying in our balloons to show our guests the kind of things that we saw over the last few months! We flew high up over the sky and when we looked down we saw a dirty, muddy, smelly river. Well…. we couldn’t allow that! So we landed our balloons and got to work cleaning out the muck. We had tubes to suck out all the oil, we had bin bags to recycle all the rubbish and when it was clean we were able to go for a swim. The water was [...]

Storyplay for the Planet Zine2022-03-24T10:40:27+00:00

In Storyplay City I sent a Letter to my Love!

2022-03-11T12:18:06+00:00

Welcome to the Storyplay Online blog, where we share the stories of all the adventures we've had! Get in touch to find out how to join. Storyplay City is back It was wonderful to see lots of our Storyplay Champions back again for more imaginary play adventures! We also met some new friends who recently joined our Children & Families Network - welcome to the family! These online sessions have now finished, with this weeks blog on what our final week was like! We will let you know when our next sessions start in May as part of Big Porridge & Play Glasgow! This week's blogs are by Andre & Taz! On Saturday... Writing letters and messages are a great way to express our feelings in creative, engaging and interesting ways. We can write letters to show our appreciation for loved ones like friends, family members, teachers and people who mean a lot to us, or even as a thank you to someone who has helped us. Another reason to write a letter is to give feedback and we love love loved hearing about all the how you felt about our Licketyspit sessions. In this session, we played Letter to My love which was incredible and so heartwarming to see everyone get involved with Sidhivk writing his letter to his mum and [...]

In Storyplay City I sent a Letter to my Love!2022-03-11T12:18:06+00:00

Bakers, Minions & Angry Armadillos!

2022-03-07T11:09:26+00:00

Welcome to the Storyplay Online blog, where we share the stories of all the adventures we've had! Get in touch to find out how to join. Storyplay City is back It was wonderful to see lots of our Storyplay Champions back again for more imaginary play adventures! We also met some new friends who recently joined our Children & Families Network - welcome to the family! These online sessions are supported by Glasgow Communities Fund and take place on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. This week's blogs are by Andre & Taz! On Saturday... This week we had amazingly creative funky chicken animals like the Undecidable Lion by Adeelah and Muizza’s Angry Armadillo. Afterwards, we had a chat about Armadillos incorporating learning into fun play. After the session, we decided to look more into this animal and share what we have learned. “Armadillos are small mammals related to sloths and anteaters. They have a tough armor that protects them from enemies and other dangers. The word armadillo is Spanish for “little armored one.” "Armadillos have a heavy build with short legs and strong, curved claws. There are 20 species, or types, of armadillo. They live mainly in or near hot regions of Central and South America. One species lives in the southern United States. Most species live in open areas, but some live in forests. Armadillos [...]

Bakers, Minions & Angry Armadillos!2022-03-07T11:09:26+00:00

Storyplay City 2022

2022-02-24T17:22:58+00:00

Welcome to the Storyplay Online blog, where we share the stories of all the adventures we've had! Get in touch to find out how to join. Storyplay City is back It was wonderful to see lots of our Storyplay Champions back again for more imaginary play adventures! We also met some new friends who recently joined our Children & Families Network - welcome to the family! These online sessions are supported by Glasgow Communities Fund and take place on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. This week's blogs are by Andre. On Wednesday... We ended up at the Great Wall of China, which when we touched it was pretty warm and tasted...like hot chocolate! Ameen, Amir and Abdullah said their part of the wall tasted like Strawberries, so everyone had a taste! Someone also spotted a banana tiger on top of the wall!   Then a Guard appeared and asked us to help him prepare for a great party! Precious sang Sent a Letter to My Love brilliantly and the Guard was so impressed that he asked us to come up with a dance for the ball. We worked together to make a choreography and everyone had fantastic moves! Laith said “This is fun” - we thought so too! When it was time to head back to the Magic Ball, we first had to get through [...]

Storyplay City 20222022-02-24T17:22:58+00:00

Storyplay for the Planet is back!

2022-01-27T15:40:53+00:00

Welcome to the Storyplay For The Planet blog, where we share the stories of all the adventures we've had! Get in touch to find out how to join. We were back on the 20th January for our second Storyplay for the Planet online session! These sessions are supported by Glasgow Life & Bloomberg as part of Licketyspit's East Centre Ward Residency and the Create4Glasgow project, supporting children's creative solutions to climate change! Read about our Storyplay adventure below: There we were dressed as pirates on a ship doing all our normal pirate duties: scrubbing the deck; climbing the rigging; clearing the rubbish out the water; sorting it into recycling when suddenly,  Pirate André found a small ball...We weren’t sure what it was but Pirate Felicia recognised it as The Magic Ball and told us all about it! “It’s a magic ball. We blow it up and we go inside it and we have to say Magic ball magic ball take us where we want to go, Magic ball magic ball take us where we want to go.” - Pirate Felicia So we followed her instructions and went inside the magic ball. We thought about all the places we might go, said the magic words altogether and then….. We arrived in the middle of a forest with GIANT trees. Fareedah [...]

Storyplay for the Planet is back!2022-01-27T15:40:53+00:00

Bellrock Nursery session 2

2022-01-13T14:34:38+00:00

Welcome to the Storyplay For The Planet blog, where we share the stories of all the adventures we've had! Get in touch to find out how to join. We were back at Bellrock Nursery on Friday 10th December for our second Storyplay for the Planet session!  It was a glorious session once again at Bellrock primary school with lots of fun packed into it. We had some newcomers, but everyone who came last remembered our Big as a Bear warm-up, and our newcomers picked it up so fast with a big roar, we got through it all as fast as a hare! Funky Chicken was incredible with so many interesting and diverse animals including Albie's Barking Dog where we all became this funky creature. Our wonderful Storyplay Champion Josephine also had to have a go showing us her Snapping Crocodile. We also saw the noisy sheep and Macie's Happy Cat. There were so many animals we could have filled a Licketyspit zoo! Dressing Up was a whole bag of fun, where we dressed up as creatures in Mr Wolf's Forest. We had Theo's superhero, Jason's Spider Man and Jason's Snake, along with all sorts of other interesting animals, including a mischievous wolf... This Wolf was the only wolf in the whole forest who could tell time, which led us into our game What's [...]

Bellrock Nursery session 22022-01-13T14:34:38+00:00

Storyplay For The Planet with Bellrock Nursery

2022-01-10T17:31:00+00:00

Welcome to the Storyplay For The Planet blog, where we share the stories of all the adventures we've had! Get in touch to find out how to join. We went to Bellrock Nursery on Friday 3rd December for the first session of our Storyplay for the Planet!  Everyone was ready to get stuck in and play all the games with us, many having learnt some of the games from their teacher, Storyplay Champion Josephine. Our extraordinary 3-5 year-olds were quickly warmed up with Big As A Bear, exploring some incredible wildlife creates and becoming expressive characters. It was such a riot with lots of laughter! It quickly became a favourite game for some. We then had a round of Funky Chicken, where we met Reise and Gracie's Spotty Giraffe, the Brown & White Dog, Mini Dog, the Dancing Hippo from our excellent teacher Josephine, the Silly Bunny and the Happy Sheep! We then played Flying Balloons. We saw a tiny door below us and Reise saw Santa coming out of the door! Harlow saw Santa leaving on his sleigh and Sarah saw her Mum. We then saw the sea...and flew down and swam in it!  We saw lots of fish, sharks and piranas. We surfed and swam! Several children turned into sharks who we fed [...]

Storyplay For The Planet with Bellrock Nursery2022-01-10T17:31:00+00:00

Session 2 Cranhill Primary

2021-12-09T11:47:06+00:00

Welcome to the Storyplay For The Planet blog, where we share the stories of all the adventures we've had! Get in touch to find out how to join. We were back at Cranhill Primary on Friday 26th November for our second Storyplay for the Planet!  We played Big as a Bear and Funky Chicken, where we met the Cheeky Monkey, Snapping Alligator and Funky Flamingo. It was lovely to see so many animals who make up our wonderful environment brought to life. All of whom are worth protecting! Let's Bake a Cake...for the Earth! We then decided to make a cake for the earth with Let's Bake a Cake For The Earth, where we put lots of ingredients for the planet as well as the yummy (and not so yummy) things we love to have in our imaginary cakes. This included hope, small trees, bees, honey, many different coloured icing and water which we put into a giant bowl and stirred until the cake was ready to put in the oven. We all helped lift it in and Marcelo opened the oven door, Mason pressed the button and.....5....4....3....2...1! Bing bing bing! Once we had decorated the cake and sang happy birthday to the planet, we all had a piece and tasted lots [...]

Session 2 Cranhill Primary2021-12-09T11:47:06+00:00

Storyplay For The Planet on Zoom!!

2021-12-07T21:29:26+00:00

Welcome to the Storyplay For The Planet blog, where we share the stories of all the adventures we've had! Get in touch to find out how to join. We met together on the 19th of November on zoom to have your say through play about our planet! We hosted a Storyplay session on zoom to talk all about our planet with some new and old friends! It was so much fun getting to learn and explore together. We got to become experts are recycling and looking after our planet was well as learning about lots of different animals! We saw a shark 🦈 and a wobbly fish 🐠 and some bees 🐝! All of these animals are super important for our environment, each having their own unique role to play! We talked about how we could save them and make sure their world was nice and clean! How could we look after our planet? ♻️ ‘ We could maybe use less plastic,’ – Miracle ♻️ ‘We could stop making lots of smoke,’ – Praise ♻️ ‘ We should plant more trees,’ – Ameerah ♻️ ‘We can recycle,’ – Muhammad We talked about COP26 and how it came to Glasgow. The children were very excited to share all they had learned about plastics in our waters and how we can all work together [...]

Storyplay For The Planet on Zoom!!2021-12-07T21:29:26+00:00

Getting ready for Porridge & Play 2022!

2021-12-15T17:06:34+00:00

Welcome to the Storyplay Champion blog where we'll be sharing news of our preparations to launch Porridge & Play Castlemilk and Porridge & Play East End in 2022! Our Storyplay Champion Families prepare for the two new Hubs coming to Porridge & Play in 2022! When you come to play with us it is important that we've got the opinion of families and professionals so we can play the best way! As we all know the worlds play experts are children so we got together with our Storyplay Champion families from Castlemilk & The East End to start preparing for Porridge & Play! Porridge & Play is fun for all the family and we are working hard to bring that fun to you in person in the New Year! Tuesday 16th November We would like to thank all our Storyplay Champion families who managed to make it to their session! It was so fun learning about all the ways we can make people comfortable and ready to play when coming to Porridge & Play 2022. We practiced playing games together like our Flying Balloons Game and Funky Chicken, all of which are crowd favourites and all of which will be appearing in Porridge & Play 2022. Here are some things we saw when playing Flying Balloons! ‘I can see the [...]

Getting ready for Porridge & Play 2022!2021-12-15T17:06:34+00:00

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