Porridge & Play Week 3 at Cranhill Development Trust!

2024-05-20T12:19:57+00:00

Find out what the Cranhill Group did during our Porridge & Play Session at Cranhill Development Trust! Thursday 16th May 2024 Sunshine and good times! We had a marvellous time last week at Cranhill Porridge & Play! It was a beautiful sunny day and we really enjoyed having a good dance together and showing each other all our cool dance moves! We had some new friends who came along and we all sang Icker-Ickeroooo at the tops of our voices too! Then, in the lush green grass we spied a bag of marvellous dressing up clothes and all got dressed up in some amazing colourful outfits. Steven got a great photo of us all before we began our exciting adventure heading off into the magical forest. I say magical because, pretty soon, we met some fabulous grannies in the middle of the forest! There was the wonderful Granny Genesis, who lived in a forest cave, she said she didn’t do much, just worked and ate porridge! Then as we walked, under the cherry blossom trees we heard the sound of singing and looked up to see the flying Granny Solin. She was soaring across the rainbowed sky surrounded by butterflies! She told us she loves to eat burgers and actually lives on the sun! Which she said was actually quite cold! (Amazing!) Then from [...]

Porridge & Play Week 3 at Cranhill Development Trust!2024-05-20T12:19:57+00:00

Porridge & Play Week 3 at the Children’s Wood!

2024-05-21T12:26:58+00:00

Find out what the Maryhill Group got up to during our Porridge & Play Session at Oakgrove Primary! Tuesday 14th May 2024 There's no such thing as bad weather - only bad clothes! Woah! What an amazing day! We had hoped for sunshine but we got rain… but that didn’t stop us from playing! It really was an unforgettable experience! When we arrived at the Children’s Wood, everyone’s smiles lit up despite the rain. We sang stood in a circle under the trees and learned to sing Ickerickeroo! A song full of brilliant Scottish words - teeth knashers, Nose-Blower, Eee-peepers, Luglisteners, Brain-boxer - thats what they told me when I went to school! Andrea from the Children’s Wood was waiting to meet us. She told us the story of how the Children’s Wood used to be football pitches but when people stopped playing football, the forest grew on the pitch! She prefers the forest… us too!! And it was such a beautiful place to do Storyplay! We played Tree Tag - like Tag but when you get caught, you become a tree! It was really fun playing it in the beautiful wood among the real trees! But then rain came down really hard! Oh no! Andrea had made us a shelter so we stood in a lovely circle with the rain drumming on the Tarpaulin [...]

Porridge & Play Week 3 at the Children’s Wood!2024-05-21T12:26:58+00:00

Porridge & Play Online Week 3

2024-05-15T15:10:08+00:00

Welcome to the Big Porridge & Play Online blog where we share our stories and adventures! A magical cake, Chef Marigold and an onion tower!! What fun and adventure we had in week three of Big Porridge and Play Online! This week’s session was really run by our participants, who chose what we sang and what we played! We kicked off the session with the Funky Chicken, meeting Gabbie’s Dancing Hippo, Ruby’s Hopping Flamingo, Esther’s Howling Dog, Victoria’s Fighting Tiger, Goodness’s Climbing Lion and Andre’s Silly Dodo! We all dressed up as chef’s for Let’s Bake a Cake and met Chef Bamboo who was in an absolute flap because she’d been tasked with baking a cake for the King!! Luckily we had the world’s most superb chefs in town to help save the day, and what INSPIRED ingredients went into that cake!! Chef Big Ears (Ruby) added chocolate covered broccoli! Cook Onion (Esther) threw in some gummy flavoured onions which were very sweet and fluffy and tasted like a cloud! Granny Cook (Goodness), who had 450 grandchildren, added icing and chocolate! Cakey Chef had travelled from Cake Land and chopped up some potato flavoured strawberries! Chef Marigold (Gabbie) added marshmallows! Chef Magical brought her puppet bowl to mix up her strawberry ice-cream! Chef Weird Things (Andre) added a chair!! What a cake it was! But we’d [...]

Porridge & Play Online Week 32024-05-15T15:10:08+00:00

Porridge & Play Week 2 at Bridgeton St Francis in the East!

2024-05-20T12:59:22+00:00

Find out what the Bridgeton Group did during our Porridge & Play Session at St. Francis in the East! Friday 10th May 2024 From Bridgeton to London and back!! What a lovely day! Thanks again to everyone who came - it was so much fun! First we wrote lots of letters to our Loves - which we dropped! And of course Someone must have picked them up and put them in their pocket! We had to guess who had the letter every time! Zainah & Arafa sent letters to their mums and Malak sent one to her Dad. Mohammed sent a letter to his mum which said ‘paper!’ It must’ve been a reminder for him?!! Yaseen wrote a Love Letter to herself and Ahyan sent one to a bird! Finally, Leeane GOT a letter from her Guardian Angel. The letter said that her Guardian Angel is sending love to everyone! How nice! Thank you to Leeanne’s Guardian Angel!! After all the Love Letters and coming and going and guessing we met some funky characters! We met Delicious who loves to wear green, who lives in a tree with her son who also loves wearing green!! I can’t blame them, green is such a lovely colour. We also met Princess Zainah who lives in a castle. Her speciality is rainbow make-up - so cool!! While we [...]

Porridge & Play Week 2 at Bridgeton St Francis in the East!2024-05-20T12:59:22+00:00

Porridge & Play Week 2 at Cranhill Development Trust!

2024-05-15T14:48:17+00:00

Find out what the Cranhill Group did during our Porridge & Play Session at Cranhill Development Trust! Thursday 9th May 2024 Fabulous characters and hungry sea creatures! What a marvellous time we all had at Cranhill this week! We all had a great dance! Then we wrote love letters to our special people - but we dropped them & someone must have picked them up and put them in their pocket! We created some fabulous costumes to become our favourite characters: Ryan was a Tentacle Octopus from the ocean who liked to eat people in boats! Silin was a very Ancient Old Granny who had travelled all the way from Greece and liked to eat strawberries. We encountered a very clever Businessman called Ahmad who sold fancy suits. His business was called Suits Ahmad and if you ever need a suit for a special occasion, his suits are definitely the best! Then, the glamorous Aveen, who turned out to be a famous actress, all the way from Hollywood! She told us she was in the film Titanic! Then we realised that of course - we recognised her! It was so exciting to meet her! Then we bumped into another granny who lived nearby called Amber. She was a granny with the superpower of Invisibility and insisted that she must have some jelly pudding. Her [...]

Porridge & Play Week 2 at Cranhill Development Trust!2024-05-15T14:48:17+00:00

Porridge & Play Week 2 at Oakgrove Primary!

2024-05-15T11:25:16+00:00

Find out what the Maryhill Group got up to during our Porridge & Play Session at Oakgrove Primary! Tuesday 7th May 2024 Love letters, Sandwich Island and a big whale! Back again for week 2 of Porridge & Play Maryhill at Oakgrove Primary! We arrived and the sun was shining high in the sky - a sign of good things to come! The families came and we said hello to the faces from last week and hello to some brand new faces as well! After a minute or so, we all played like old friends First, we started with a dancing warm-up. There were lots of amazing moves - it was hard to keep up!! Next, we played ‘I sent a letter to my love’. We all sent letters to our loves but on the way we dropped them! Someone must have picked them up and put them in their pocket… It was - all of US!! Next, we sang Grandma, Grandma which was so much fun that we all decided to dress up like grannies and then Sarah found something wonderful… a Magic Ball!! Sarah said that if we got inside the magic ball, we could go anywhere in the world! So we all got inside, said the magic words and WOOSH! We were taken to a strange, far away place. We had [...]

Porridge & Play Week 2 at Oakgrove Primary!2024-05-15T11:25:16+00:00

Porridge & Play Online Week 2

2024-05-08T13:10:09+00:00

Welcome to the Big Porridge & Play Online blog where we share our stories and adventures! Porridge & Play Online Week 2!! We had a fabulous Porridge & Play Online session this bank holiday weekend with highlights including a book hunt through the multiverse and ice cream with the Penguin Queen! This week we had a visit from Ruby who was delighted to be invited back into the rich imaginary worlds of Adeelah, Victoria, Gabby, Ope, Fiire, Pemi, Desire, Timi, Nusaibah, Nabilah, Aisha, Khadija, Khadar, Yayhe and Ibrahim! It was wonderful to see everyone responding to each other’s animals in the Funky Chicken. We met lots of hilarious creatures like the Dancing Hippo, the Mischievous Fox, the Falling Chick and the Laughing Crocodile! Even better was when we dressed up and met our own cast of cool characters…✨ ☁️ Magical babysitters who live high in the sky! “We have long arms to reach down & scoop up the babies. We play so many games and we rhyme & sing!” “When I was a little kid I dreamed to be a babysitter! My mum wouldn't let me. But I managed to escape into the forest and I found the child-carers and they took me home” 👸🏿Princess Marigold who lives in a castle by a lake “I live with my friends. We have picnics with cakes, cookies [...]

Porridge & Play Online Week 22024-05-08T13:10:09+00:00

Porridge & Play Week 1 at Bridgeton St Francis in the East!

2024-05-08T13:10:43+00:00

Find out what the Bridgeton Group did during our Porridge & Play Session at St. Francis in the East! Friday 3rd May 2024 We are back in Bridgeton - playing with new and old friends! We had such a lovely time in Bridgeton where we got to see some old friends and play with some new ones! First, we warmed up with Big as a Bear - the energy was amazing! Then we met some funky chickens. Anastasia introduced us to the Big Bear, Leeane showed us the Slithering Snake, William found a Scary Owl! Mohammed helped the Shy Monkey and Arafa met a Scary Donkey! Lin showed us the Buzzing Bee, Sola gave us a Neighing Horse, Mohammed met a Happy Dog and Hanan ran into a Scary Tiger! & many more! Next, we flew up high into the sky in our flying balloons! Our balloons were loads of different colours - blue, green, pink, and rainbow - just to name a few! We flew high above Glasgow and saw some amazing things. We saw a boat without anyone on it!! Well, actually there was a tiny pirate on board sailing by himself. Then we saw a submarine with a big Bride on it! (What a special day for her) Then, we got a bit tired so we flew down for some ice [...]

Porridge & Play Week 1 at Bridgeton St Francis in the East!2024-05-08T13:10:43+00:00

Porridge & Play Week 1 at Cranhill Development Trust!

2024-05-09T12:03:55+00:00

Find out what the Cranhill Group did during our Porridge & Play Session at Cranhill Development Trust! Thursday 2nd May 2024 Big bears and scary witches! What a marvellous time we had on Thursday at Cranhill! The Funky Chicken had lots of new friends! Ryan introduced us all to the Sly Alligator, Daniel showed us the Angler Crab, Genesis found a Bad Eagle and then Beauty met a fabulous Pregnant Elephant! We all flew high up into the air and soared through the sky holding tight to our colourful balloons as we travelled from France, to Spain, then on to Guatemala, Mexico and Pakistan. We saw all the hat sellers with their beautiful tall hats, a mermaid on a skateboard, and a spectacular chocolate castle! We flew down and tried some and it tasted delicious! It was sweet - some bits tasted like vanilla and others like pineapple - and the chocolate in the moat tasted like crocodile paws! As we flew back across Glasgow, we happened upon a great gathering of witches from far and wide which was so much fun! There was Witchy Stella from Glasgow who’d travelled here on a rabbit pirate ship, the scary Vampire Witch who enjoyed cooking Blood Potions, Witch Malificent who lived in the forest and a fascinating Witch with no face, called Witch Ahmad who came [...]

Porridge & Play Week 1 at Cranhill Development Trust!2024-05-09T12:03:55+00:00

Porridge & Play Week 1 at Oakgrove Primary!

2024-05-08T13:12:15+00:00

Find out what the Maryhill Group got up to during our Porridge & Play Session at Oakgrove Primary! Tuesday 30th April 2024 Flying balloons, witchy parades and underwater adventures! It was our first Maryhill Porridge & Play of 2024! We arrived at the wonderful Oakgrove Primary school, who are very kindly letting us play here because the library was too busy. Oakgrove is surrounded by green & trees covered in blossom - like a wee oasis in Maryhill! Jim the Jani got the hall ready for our first session with Licketyspit actor-pedagogues - Sarah, Andre, Steven & Virginia and a wonderful group of families with origins in 7 different countries - Nigeria, Thailand, Poland, Ecuador, China, UK & Pakistan!! We played Funky Chicken & met Arvin's Naughty Snake & and Sobia & Amira's Noisy Parrot to name a few! High in our Balloons we flew over Glasgow spying tiny lego men and forest by the canal before taking off to view America, Australia, Paris and then Egypt where we flew down for a refreshing swim in the River Nile - children and then parents too! Then we dived deep don under the water! It was beautiful! And we met a strange Under-Water Creature who had her own language - luckily Ada & Iris could translate what she said! Then we found treasure! suddenly we [...]

Porridge & Play Week 1 at Oakgrove Primary!2024-05-08T13:12:15+00:00

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