Bubble Bubble, Toil & Trouble


Find out what the Maryhill Group got up to during our SPOOKTAKULAR final session at Woodside Library!  Tuesday 31st October Well!  What a  spooktastic Halloween party we had at Porridge & Play this week!   Woodside Library was host to an array of fabulous and fantastical creatures and witches from far and wide! (And we met a spooky chicken, a very scary cat, a monster rat and a scary wolf!)     Have you ever wondered what a witch is like? What they might wear? How they might travel?     The most marvellous witches arrived at Woodside Library today.     They had journeyed from far and near. They looked STRANGE! and it turned out that they LOVED casting ghastly spells!     First Witch Heather and the Bog Witch led our crew of weird and wonderful spell-makers with ear splitting cackles! Ah ha ha ha! Screeched Witch Heather! Luckily Witch Hermione quickly turned Witch Heather into a frog!     The magnificent Witch Mistieosa had flown all the way from Witchland! It turned out she had a brilliant spell to turn people into broomsticks! So she turned the Bog Witch into a broomstick and Witch Heather jumped on top of it and flew about on her!     Witch Jamal,  tried to turn Brodie into an ant….. but the spell bounced past him and hit Witch Emma instead! Amazing!  [...]

Bubble Bubble, Toil & Trouble2023-11-06T16:10:08+00:00

Porridge & Play Bookplay at Woodside Library!


Find out what the Maryhill Group got up to during our BOOKPLAY session at Woodside Library!  Tuesday 24th October 2023 Let the Wild Rumpus begin! The Maryhill Families had a spectacular afternoon of adventures again this Tuesday at Woodside Library! It was full of marvellous Wild Things!   This week was our first Woodside BOOKPLAY session, Kevan, the Librarian had given us a fabulous book - WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE by a man called Maurice Sendak. First we listen to Steven reading to us. Where the Wild Things Are is a story about a boy called Max who is so mischevious that his Mum sends him to bed without any supper. But as he starts to fall asleep he notices that the walls of his bedroom are turning into a forest and when he looks further he sees a boat! So he gets into the boat and sails across the sea to where the WILD THINGS are! We liked this book so much that we wondered if it was possible for us to jump into the story and to actually go to Where The Wild Things Are! So we all dressed up as wild things and practised our wild faces and our wild roaring! We suddenly realised there was a slight problem- how were we going to get there? It was something we had to [...]

Porridge & Play Bookplay at Woodside Library!2023-10-27T12:23:46+00:00

Tree monsters and Grannies!!


Find out what the Maryhill Group got up to during week 3 at Woodside Library!  Tuesday 17th October This week we met some amazing Funky Chicken pals of all shapes and sizes! There was Mohammed’s Happy Cat, Daniel’s Silly Giraffe, Brodie’s  Angry Dog,  a scary Seagull that Maha knew, Lacy and Payton’s Bouncy and Happy Rabbits and a very Silly Lion from Meeshiv. After meeting all these wild  creatures, we found some colourful balloons and decided to go flying across Glasgow and beyond! Everly spied a huge volcano which  was dormant but then, all of a sudden,  it erupted and rivers of lava began to flow toward us  which made us all feel very hot! Then a rather contemporary looking dragon flew out of the top of the volcano and its scales were the most spectacular orange colour with blue spots . We watched it soar high in the sky and then it slowly  disappeared into the fiery sky. Then,  as if by magic,  we found ourselves in Egypt eating Chicken pie! It was so delicious! However,  just before we could ask for a second helping, the sand started to swirl and the wind picked up and we were all caught in the middle of a sandstorm. We were very brave though, and managed to protect our eyes whilst still hanging on to our balloons! [...]

Tree monsters and Grannies!!2023-10-26T13:44:38+00:00

Mucky brews and book reviews!


Back again at Woodside Library for Porridge & Play!  Friday 13th October What a great time we had with our Maryhill pals last Friday at Woodside Library! This week we were all very excited about food… so excited, we made a Mucky Brew full of weird and wonderful foods! To start off, we got some huge ostrich eggs and cracked them over our heads which was GREAT FUN, then we covered ourselves in glorious gooey stuff. Nisa began the mucky brew pouring in runny chocolate, Vincenzo added feathers, Daniel and Lacy threw in some watermelon,  AND then we added LOTS more yucky muckyness including tomato sauce, ice-cream, eggs, strawberry jam and a BIG CAKE that we splatted on our faces before rubbing it in. To finish off this delightful mucky brew Everley got us all to take some MALT LOAF & THROW IT OVER EACH OTHERS HEADS and said the magic words!! MUCKY ME! MUCKY YOU! MUCKY MUCKY MUCKY BREW! We were so SMELLY and STICKY that we had to wash ourselves all clean and fresh again and thank goodness Tochukwu had some towels so we weren’t dripping wet! No sooner were we dry, than something truly magical happened and we all transformed into fabulous chefs from far and wide who were all, as it happened, particularly good at baking! This was wonderful [...]

Mucky brews and book reviews!2023-10-16T15:45:56+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 still..no 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

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