Bellrock Nursery session 2


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

Training Women’s Aid workers in Storyplay


17th December 2021 In 2020, Scottish Women’s Aid (SWA) approached Licketyspit to explore a collaboration: ‘When I heard more about Licketyspit all I could think about was how few tools we’ve had (in WA) based on joy and play and love and excitement and art and music and all of the thing to allow us to express emotions and not only get them out but also share them in a really meaningful way with the people we love.’ Marsha Scott CEO SWA In Feb 2021 Licketyspit introduced Storyplay to 30+ Women’s Aid Workers – who immediately understood how they could use this imaginary play-based approach and methodology – “(Storyplay is) a great way to create empathy and connect with a child …who may be unable to understand their feelings & responses / (of) helping Mums and children build a shared experience and address difficult issues” Women's Aid Workers Feb '21 SWA approached Scottish Government to support an innovative collaboration between Scottish Women' Aid and Licketyspit. Last week the first Women’s Aid workers –from Wigtown to Shetland - completed an intensive 5-week online Licketyspit Storyplay Training programme - with flying colours! Storyplay is not as easy as it looks. Learning to facilitate it is to embark on a journey of learning, self-reflection and bold experiment! The WA workers all described a similar experience, initially feeling out of [...]

Training Women’s Aid workers in Storyplay2022-01-11T15:51:33+00:00

Storyplay For The Planet with Bellrock Nursery


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


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

Monster-Making & Illustration with Catherine


Welcome to the Porridge & Play Online blog, where we share the stories of all the adventures we've had during our virtual play sessions on Zoom! Get in touch to find out how to join. Did you know that you can make a monster out of just about anything? A bottle cap can make a teeny tiny monster! A wooden spoon can make a super cool medium size monster! A cushion or a mop can make a brilliant really huge monster!! For our final week we we were joined by the brilliant Catherine Lindow, an illustrator and librarian who led a workshop on all things MONSTERS!!! Well… it looks like we have come to the end of this block of Story Play City & Family Art Voyage! And what an adventure it has been! A completely brilliant 9 WEEKS of playing, creativity, stories and fun! We worked FAST and ROUGH in this workshop, leaping around to find our objects as soon as we heard the MONSTER FOOTSTEPS STOMP!!! So instead of dressing up ourselves, Catherine taught us how to dress up our objects, and turn them into wonderful monsters!! Princess used a rubber and some tissue! Temi & Fuad stuck pencils into potatoes! Amir made a snake monster out of foam and tape! Iona made a tiny [...]

Monster-Making & Illustration with Catherine2021-12-02T16:34:06+00:00

Storyplay For The Planet on Zoom!!


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!


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

Hamish & The Hoolit


Welcome to the Porridge & Play Online blog, where we share the stories of all the adventures we've had during our virtual play sessions on Zoom! Get in touch to find out how to join. We flew with the Hawk over the whole world!   We met the peacock, the robin and the golden bird!   We told wee Hoolet just to be himself!   And we hoot hoot hooted like owls ourselves! This week we were welcomed into Hamish’s Hoose for a nice wee time! And what an AMAZING time we had! We learnt the ancient story of the Hoolet, which is the Scots word for an OWL. In the story the wee owl grows into a beautiful bird, and learns that being beautiful is just about being who you are! You all had fantastic ideas throughout the story of the Hoolet!! YOUR IDEAS FOR THE STORY Our Adventures with the Hoolit ‘I think he should maybe be happy about himself the way he was born because everyone’s born different and not ugly.’ ‘The hawk might see trees but they might look like bushes because you can’t see the tree trunks.’ ‘They could tell Hoolit he was being a bit mean and say sorry or something?’ ‘They [...]

Hamish & The Hoolit2021-11-24T13:07:54+00:00

Storyplay For The Planet with Cranhill Primary!!


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 Cranhill Primary on Friday 12th November for the first session of our Storyplay for the Planet!  We got to meet loads of wonderful children and their grown ups! As well as some of the fantastic teachers at the school that let us come and play with them! In this session we started out by being as BIG as a BEAR! Which meant we got to meet loads of animal friends that live on our planet. Then we got to know the Funky Chicken! All the children and grown ups got to show us their animal. Which included a sleepy elephant 🐘  and a snappy snake 🐍 We got to sing about Grandma and then blow up our balloons and travel all over the WORLD! What a great adventure it was! 'I loved that when I was thinking of things to see below all the ideas were so amazing and I realised we could make up anything at all!' Headteacher Flying Balloons We started off by exploring in our sock and you'll never guess what we found?! Why, we found a balloon! But, not just [...]

Storyplay For The Planet with Cranhill Primary!!2021-11-24T16:34:01+00:00

Storyplay for the Planet


Licketyspit wants to spark a children’s rights-based play revolution! Storyplay for the Planet is part of our wider work in Glasgow, the first Storyplay City! See Big Porridge & Play and Storyplay City to find out what else we're doing nearby. What is Storyplay for the Planet? A series of Storyplay & Have Your Say Through Play sessions for families with 3-12 year olds in East Centre Ward. Licketyspit will deliver sessions in schools, nurseries and online for communities across the East Centre Ward to support confidence, parental engagement, relationships and children’s rights. The school groups will receive an introductory Storyplay session, followed by a Have your Say Through Play session to support the children to express their thoughts, feelings & ideas about Climate Change using imaginary play. These sessions will be a chance for families to explore the issue of climate change and share their feelings about it creatively, elevating children's voices and demonstrating the power of imagination to find solutions to the greatest collective challenge of our time! We might encounter melting polar ice, or deforestation in Brazil, put a stop to heavy traffic in Cranhill or plant trees in Barlanark. The adventure will present challenges and as a group we’ll overcome them using the power of our collective imagination! We might end up in a river clogged with rubbish, or slipping [...]

Storyplay for the Planet2021-11-09T10:57:08+00:00

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