Adventures in the magic ball meeting aliens, fairies and lots of groovey dancing!


Welcome to the Big Porridge & Play Online blog where we share our stories and adventures! Saturday 14th October 2023 Magic Ball, Magic Ball take us where we want to go! Floating in space jumping and cooing with our pal the Alien! Her friend the Fairy also taught us how to play grooving and dancing, floating in space. When we got tired we flew to Alienland and met a Wee Creature that was feeling sad. Up in a castle, somewhere locked up, the Wee Creature’s family had been kidnapped by an Evil Witch who wasn’t that bad: ‘She feels really lonely and this is why she took Wee Creature’s family cause she wanted some pals!’ We’ll be your friends! We’ll play with you! We’ll teach you to make a potion or two! ‘The toe of a shrew Two potatoes with funny faces on An egg…  CRACK! Stir it up! Stir it up! Some friendship and love. And some rotted fish Unicorns and cup cakes put it all in! Stir it up! Stir it up! Stir it up!’ The Witch loved the potion, set the family free, celebrated with doughnuts filled with love and glee!                             Sarah, Andre, Emma, Taz & the Saturday pals Some of our drawings from Week 2......  ‘Me [...]

Adventures in the magic ball meeting aliens, fairies and lots of groovey dancing!2023-10-26T13:45:37+00:00

Welcome back to Big Porridge and Play Glasgow online!


Welcome to the Big Porridge & Play Online blog where we share our stories and adventures! Welcome back to Porridge & Play Online! We love these sessions because even though we are all at home we still can play together on the Zoom! Everyone was happy, smiling, full of energy and very glad to see each other again after the Summer and ready to use our imaginations to have a great time together! We kicked our play off with a groovy dance to celebrate each other and Andre led us all through our warmup rhyme Big As A Bear…have you noticed that Big As A Bear is really a short story? Stories are all around us to entertain us, teach us and show us all sorts of fascinating things. If you have a wee think about it right now I bet you know many great stories! Maybe someone told you this one, maybe you made that other one up, maybe you read that one in a book!. We know so many stories already and there are so many more for us to CREATE! And so on our first Saturday play session we baked a Stories Cake together. What are the main flavours of your story? Is it a spooky story or a story about adventures? And what about the main ingredients of your story? Is [...]

Welcome back to Big Porridge and Play Glasgow online!2023-10-12T10:55:18+00:00

Week 1 Porridge & Play at Woodside Library!


Find out what the Maryhill Group got up to during our first session at Woodside Library!  Munching on Chocolate Croissants in the sky! We had a very exciting first session at Woodside Library on Tuesday and it was so lovely to catch up with old Licketyspit friends and meet all our  lovely new families from St Joseph’s and St Charles, Dunnard and Oakgrove primaries & Happy Days nursery!  We started with a groovy  Dance Warm Up to wake up our bodies and imaginations! Mohammed, Everley and Amina said they enjoyed the dancing best! Then we showed all our new friends how to do The Funky Chicken and we all had such good fun! Maha introduced us to her Happy Cat, Everley was a Happy Dog and Payton, a rather Squeaky Dolphin! This game definitely warmed all our voices up, just in time for some Flying Balloons which was amazing! Later Nnenna drew the most wonderful picture of the view from her balloon - of the community and everything we could see far below us in Maryhill as we soared high in the sky with  our balloons! Of course, the Naughty Seagull , who is always playing tricks, appeared and popped our balloons. So we each blew up a new one to  travel far beyond Scotland, right across the world to Egypt and Nigeria and then [...]

Week 1 Porridge & Play at Woodside Library!2023-10-09T15:09:52+00:00

Sunshine & Sausage Rolls!


Find out what the Cranhill  group got up to in their latest Picnic & Play adventure! BALLOCH We had a WONDERFUL trip to BALLOCH with the Cranhill Families! We enjoyed a delicious picnic & throwing PE Shapes which became a GYMNASTICS CHALLENGE with rollie poleys, handstands and more! Feeling energised by the warmth of the sun and a delicious veggie picnic we were all just a bit too tempted having set up camp at the top of the hill to get down on the grass and turn our selves into sausage rolls. With the help of Taz & Andre we got on our marks at the top of the hill all sausage set & ready to ROLL! Prisca & Joy became the most epic olympic sausage roll racers and lots of our pals shared their favourite gymnastic moves before heading down to explore the Loch Lomond Shores, spirits high singing GRANDMA GRANDMA altogether x Thanks for such a lovely day guys Till next time, Emma xxx The Licketyspit Art Gallery! What you said: ‘The magic ball, the mermaid walk, the pirate ship and the food. And that’s a monster. The one that bumped [...]

Sunshine & Sausage Rolls!2023-08-22T08:23:35+00:00

Final Porridge & Play Castlemilk!


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! Wednesday 2nd August We had an awesome final session at Castlemilk Library! We turned the music UP and we booogied our way through a dancing warm up teaching each other our favourite moves before declaring ourselves as BIG as Bears & meeting a whole HOST of funky chickens. We clucked & squawked and jumped like jumpy frogs, sneaked like sneaky cats, got all mixed up as confused octopuses do, roared like angry lions, HISSED like angry snakes until finally we were BARKING like angry dogs. AND then someone said... "Joe? Are you busy?" We all said "NO!" Pushed all the buttons till each and every limb was occupied ready to burst... or rather we were really ready to... DRESS UP AS PIRATES! And enter the magic ball. Through the magic ball we found a pirate crew...we didn't have a ship but we did make it to pirate island. On pirate island we saw PREHISTORIC ANIMALS & ran away from cannibals. Suddenly a blue whale appeared. It was a relief that Harris could speak Whale! Harris told us that the whale was desperately hungry. All hands were brought on deck to feed the whale (although pirate ship)..but we did [...]

Final Porridge & Play Castlemilk!2023-08-22T16:21:09+00:00

Goblins, Glitter, Fairies & Butterflies!


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! Wednesday 26th July This week Porridge & Play Castlemilk pals got all dressed up & fairy glam to head out to the Forest Fairies and Goblin Trail in Castlemilk Park. Some of us had big swirls on our faces and lots of glitter. Some of us wore tops & trouser fairy wings striking poses by the library and together we funky marched up the road to Castlemilk park. A quick climb in the play park before getting our MAPS & entering the woods suddenly...a Fairy appeared on the Bridge! the Fairy told Jared she had drank a potion to make herself grow so she could talk to us and that we needed to help her FIND GORDON THE GOBLIN! Glug glug glug... we followed the smell of goblin grub! Chitter chatter, sun was shining, stopping not to wonder why, finding lots of butterflies! Round the woods we went searching for Gordon. It was a relief to find out a few of our pals could speak Goblin and that they could teach the rest of us. All the way to Castlemilk Stables where people were doing lots of fun things like throwing coconuts, printmaking on tote bags getting [...]

Goblins, Glitter, Fairies & Butterflies!2023-08-22T12:16:54+00:00

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

A Worm, a Snow Queen & a Magic Bottle!


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! Wednesday 19th July We had a boogey and groovy started the day led by Freya's worm which got us so up for dancing! Shortly followed by becoming as... Big as bears! & Funky Chickens, Silly lions, funky snakes, angry dinosaurs, angry snakes ENTER INSIDE.... the Magic ball  The Magic ball which took us to a castle where we found Ameerah the snow queen who had the powers to freeze & un freeze us.  Suddenly a creature appeared in the woods wanting us to feed them ice lollies.  Nicole then made a cake ato give to the snow queen then that made us dance Sarah could smell the sea We had a swim, cooled down but then got shooed away by a giant octopus.  Ameera brought out the magic bottle. We all had to get into the magic bottle which took us back to Castlemilk Library. What a day! Thanks everyone! Sarah, Camille, & Emma xxx The Lickety Art Gallery ‘I spotted Saturn!’ ‘I drew the mucky brew with all the disgusting stuff.  What was your favourite thing?  ‘The cat walk’   ‘I drew us doing the fashion catwalk and meeting the [...]

A Worm, a Snow Queen & a Magic Bottle!2023-08-02T20:37:35+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

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