Picnic & Play at The Tall Ship!


It wasnae a dark n stormy night for our motley jelly headed crew!  Excited our friends gathered below deck on the Tall Ship... We played games & sang some of our favourites songs including Grandma Grandma and then.... WE DRESSED UP AS PIRATES in true licketyspit style fashioning eyepatches from pairs of tights & hooks from an old skirt We got to meet Nabillah's 'Captain Spider' and then took it in turns to make sure the crew was in ship shape, scrubbing the deck, cooking food, walking the plank!   3, 2, 1, AAAAAHHHH After all that work we were ready to tuck into our delicious picnic before a big explore on the top deck! Bread, cheese, tomatoes, chocolate muffins washed down with tea & squash!  Mohammed rang the bell & Annabel spotted a frog on the Clyde! Yo ho yo ho It's a pirates life for all of us here at Licketyspit,  Till next time me hartys! Emma, Andre, Colette & Virginia xxx What you said: Thanks for playing with us, see you soon! Come & Play! There's lots of ideas and activities to get you playing at home. Try our interactive videos! Including... [...]

Picnic & Play at The Tall Ship!2023-08-03T11:25:19+00:00

Funky Lions! Unicorns & Dancing Dragons


37 play in The Green Green Wood! There were 37 of us to play in The green green North Kelvin Meadow & Children’s Wood last Friday for the Maryhill/Ruchill Licketyspit Families’ Picnic & Play! We started in our lovely circle on the grass and met all the families – one from Troon by the sea and another family had caught 4 buses to get here! Everyone took turns to introduce themselves & lead everyone in a move from the middle of the circle ‘My name is Boatemaa and I like to jump!” There was dancing, dancing and more dancing! Fares showed us his ‘cool dance moves’ and Juliette shared her Irish Dancing! Then we were amazed by Funky Lions, Beautiful Unicorns and Dancing Dragons. After Cackling our way through Witches Fingers we feasted under the trees (some of us climbed into them!) on baguettes and cheese & fruit! Then we ran to explore the CHILDREN”S WOOD. Some of us played Truth or Dare from the Rubber Web springing between the tree trunks! Some of us climbed up into the treehouse. Some of us found squirrels and a tiny Fairy House hidden in a post! We dressed up as Witches & Grandmas – Ameera used sticks & a scarf to become the Knitting Grandma and Regina was the Reindeer Witch! The Kelvin Meadow & Children’s Wood [...]

Funky Lions! Unicorns & Dancing Dragons2023-08-01T15:20:56+00:00

From Bridgeton to Troon – dancing, sea, sand & a big bye to Ruby!


Salsa, Sand, Sea & Send offs TROON We had a WONDERFUL trip to TROON with the Bridgeton Families! Some of us – led by Taz & Andre - had to dance on the sea wall to keep the Naughty Seagulls away from our Picnic – which was especially delicious because Tarika had made us DEELICIOUS chickpea stew & rice that we all LOVED & enjoyed along with our crusty French baguettes with,cheese,tomatoes, apples, bananas, tangerines and strawberries! We played Big as a Bear and Hello! My Name is Joe, Funky Chicken and CoCo. We danced and then we ran across the huge sandy beach and paddled in the waves! Most of us went to the playpark too before we came back for The Magic Clap and Muffins. The sun had come out! And we couldn’t choose what we’d enjoyed most about the day because it was ALL JUST LOVELY! It was also a bit sad and wonderful – sad because it was Ruby’s last day with the Licketyspit families as CFN Producer. Lots of people had send her Good Luck messages, and some of the Bridgeton Mums/Grans gave her a beautiful Hamper of Pamper! (box of relaxing treats!) and some gorgeous flowers – wonderful because it has been SO GREAT having Ruby at Licketyspit and we all LOVE her! AND we know she will never [...]

From Bridgeton to Troon – dancing, sea, sand & a big bye to Ruby!2023-08-01T15:22:58+00:00

Treasure Hunts, Witchy fingers & lots of SEA


Curious shells, Sunny spells, Mermaid Grandma, Ice lolly Treasure! Castlemilk group’s latest adventures Week 3 of Porridge & Play Castlemilk 2023 Wednesday 12th June We had a truly wonderful time exploring Troon with our Castlemilk friends. Anita got us in the mood to wriggle like fools by leading ‘Grandma, Grandma’ Then everybody was so keen to explore the beach and dip toes in the water… well not just our toes.. for Kevin it was his witchy fingers and Freya, Fiire & Rhoda turned into real life mermaids right before our very eyes there was even lying Down in the sea! Lewis found an amazing, shelled creature. A Furry? A Furry Wet? A Furry Wet Sea Shell? And we were all so super curious! Which was exactly what we needed to be because Taz, Ruby & Sarah then took us on a treasure hunt. We splashed in the water. We drew lines in the sand. We found ICE LOLLIES!!!!! Anita jumped higher than the highest waves Cristabel showed us all what true beach fashion looks like And then Freya got us singing ‘This way’ Valerie all the way home What a great day! What you said: Grandma, Grandma sick in bed! Thanks for playing with us Castlemilk pals, see you soon! [...]

Treasure Hunts, Witchy fingers & lots of SEA2023-08-14T09:54:23+00:00

Picnic & Play Balloch!


Picnic & Play Balloch, 2023 Friday 7th July It was a beautiful Sunny day for our Online group's Picnic & Play Balloch! We announced ourselves to Balloch Castle as BIG as BEARS and FAST as HARES working hard to keep up with our pals during PE shapes!  cartwheels, flying legs... arms... feet... ! football, gymnastics, push ups???? It was so great to have so much space to run around in and it was great to be able to sing together.  Taz wrote a wonderful love letter for us to play letter to my love "To my love I love love love love love love love love love you" she dropped it  a pal pocketed it we kept our hands behind our backs and we did our very best to not look suspicious! time for a quick game of shark & sea weed tag before we our delicious picnic made extra special by Dami’s jollof rice!  We flew on the wild fox zip line and we paddled in the water, searching for stones and shells to gift to Pirate Taz. Muhamad & Arman set up a magic ball and they took us on an adventure through the ocean where we found a shipwreck and a path leading to some treasure! What you said: [...]

Picnic & Play Balloch!2023-08-01T14:48:46+00:00

Govan Picnic & Play Trip to Troon!


Picnic & Play Troon Thursday 6th July Jellyfish friends? Naughty Seagull Feather? Hot sweet chai? Anyone fancy digging a really deep hole?! Our Govan Picnic & play group were out in force on Thursday showing the rain clouds who’s boss… or rather showing them who was big as bears!! Thanks to Taz & her groovy moves we strut our stuff in a new game of: Dance grab! before running around in a game of Shark & Seaweed tag We had big fish and little seaweeds, so our big fish really had to get down in the sand and squeeze through. This made us giggle a LOT! It was then time for an adventure to the shore where we found: shells that looked like witches’ fingernails, tiny silver fish sea worms One of our lovely pals found the feathers of a giant bird… maybe an albatross (or possibly the naughty seagull) which Sarah fashioned as a pair of earring… alongside seaweed hair! We enjoyed a delicious picnic, warmed up by hot, sweet chai tea made by one of our lovely Mums’, Ala & Taz drew in the sand while some of us made giant bubbles & some of us got busy digging deep into the sand! Afterwards there was time for a quick play in the playground with Emma, Taz & Sarah while Ruby manned the fort before heading off [...]

Govan Picnic & Play Trip to Troon!2023-08-01T10:24:42+00:00

A Pizza Marshmallow Celebration Cake!


Celebration Wednesday 31st May Squishy Chocolate? Pineapple pizza? How about some M&Ms? My name is Chef Fanciful and it’s wonderful to be joined by so many friends! For our final session of this block, Porridge & Play Govan got down to some dancing, flying and baking! ‘It’s me baking the cake. I wished I could have a cake and the wish came true. (What did the cake have?) ‘Chocolate bananas, cake and pizza’ Bayan, 8 ‘This is a spider and a snake and a giraffe. This is a rocket’ (and on the other side…) ‘A cake! This is fire’ Ohi, 3 Sprinkles? Hard cheese? Strawberry laces? With this cake my bakery is really going places! We were so energetic helping Joe in the Button Factory and showing our best moves as all our friends arrived! Then Steven found some Flying Balloons, red and spotty and silver and blue. Up we flew, ever so high We saw tigers, giraffes and had a snow ball fight in the sky! We waved to our friends and circled around till a blue seagull POP! Took us back to the ground. Then it was time for our meal, with tabouleh made by Wafa and delicious cakes made by Ahlam & and Safana. What a party! Thanks for joining us at Porridge & Play Govan this [...]

A Pizza Marshmallow Celebration Cake!2023-06-01T11:01:02+00:00

The Forest Grannies and the Monster Trees!


Week 3 Wednesday 17th May In the deep deep forest of Govan one can enjoy many interesting places and spot fantastic creatures. Have you ever seen a Silly Cat and Scary Cat hang out together? Or a Slithering Snake roaming in the undergrowth? What about a Crazy Dolphin bathing in a pond or a Dying Fly chilling on the ground? There’s a Small Ant over there and Big Elephant over here! A Sleepy Giraffe taking a nap, a Quacking Duck dancing about and a Barking Dog saying hello from afar! Then there’s the part of the woods where the Forest Grannies live… Granny Chibu likes cereal for breakfast. Granny Ala has a forest room inside her house! She has trees with apples, oranges and watermelon and she makes chips for breakfast! Granny Zakiyah has a medium sized tree house. She lives with her family and likes omelettes in the morning! Granny Anas lives in a candy house & Granny Tibyan lives in a treehouse. They both grow pumpkins and make pumpkin soup for breakfast.  Granny Firas and Granny Shams grow oranges, apples, mangos and pineapples and they have bread and milk & cookies for breakfast. And all these Grannies know that although it may sound like a rumour, the truth is that the trees at the far far end of their garden turn into Monster Trees when the [...]

The Forest Grannies and the Monster Trees!2023-05-22T09:37:42+00:00

A Day out with the Pirate Crew after a very Mucky Brew!


Week 2 Wednesday 10th May ‘The sun and that is another sun. The fish. Fish fish fish fish!’  The Govan Pirate Crew lined up ready for inspection. What a collection of misfits! Captain Smelly Beard got everyone working on the ship scrubbing the deck, climbing the rigging and even walking the plank! This week we created fantastic pirates with our dressing up bag of old clothes and we met such brilliant looking characters: Captain Fiddle and Captain Silly, Captain Smelly Pirate Silly Potato and a beautifully dressed pirate who claimed ‘I’m from Paris!’ We went on a Sea Adventure and we swam, surfed and discovered that the sea can be calm and relaxing and stormy and terrible too! And it’s full of fish, fish, fish! We had a fire at the shore to cook some fish we caught, they had incredible flavours like  Chocolate, fish, marshmallow and pineapple. And to top it all up we had some sticky marshmallows too! But before all that we got stuck into a very Mucky Brew. We wore, amongst other things, an ostrich egg, mango, strawberries more strawberries and sliced banana, peanut butter & jelly, water, hot chocolate and avocado…all over our bodies! What a Mucky Mucky Brew! Another great afternoon with our families in Govan enjoying the possibilities of our imaginations, eating together and having a right good laugh. ‘I drew [...]

A Day out with the Pirate Crew after a very Mucky Brew!2023-05-15T10:24:02+00:00

Can you Dance like a Witch in Pants?


Wednesday 3rd May Ha ha haa, the witchy fingers of Govan! When they dance they whirl and twirl They might trick you with their witchy words! We had a fabulous time back at the Pearce Institute this week with our Porridge & Play pals! The music played and we had a good old boogie around. We dressed up in marvellous clothes, self-expression was the way. And of course, some of our four legged friends joined us for Storyplay… The Bear and Hare and Ox and Fox got us started then others came to join the party! The Naughty Rabbit which gallops around, The Jumping Giraffe which goes bounce bounce bouce! The Good Crocodile which doesn’t go snap, And don’t forget the Really Nice Cat! There was the Rawr Tiger and the Dancing Monkey, And last but not least the Mother Ducky! Then we flew off in our Flying Balloons and saw fire and sun, perhaps the moon.  The cold Antarctic lay below… Next week, I wonder where we’ll go? Hope to see you there! Sarah, Taz, Steven, Ruby and Virginia The Licketyspit Art Gallery! Some of your reflective drawings and what you said about them. What you said Artist Bayan That’s me, that’s Taz, that’s Virginia, that’s Ruby. [...]

Can you Dance like a Witch in Pants?2023-05-05T11:48:59+00:00

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