Lickety-Ways To Play Every Day!

The great thing about the Summer Holidays is you can PLAY EVERY DAY!

We hope all of our Children & Families Network families can enjoy playing the Licketyspit Playcard games this Summer holiday – indoors and outdoors, come rain or shine! You can play them with two people or with 20 people! Teaching the games to new friends or people you might not usually think to play with is really fun because actually everyone loves playing once they start. The thing is to persuade people to try! (And as CHILDREN are the PLAY EXPERTS OF THE WORLD you will be very good at that!)

Every Monday all holiday we will remind you of a game or two and invite you to tell us what you’ve been doing the week before! Rita also has lots of other play ideas so remember to keep checking the BLOG BELOW each week to see what’s new!

With these games, no one needs to worry about ever feeling left out –

  • there are no winners or losers,
  • everyone takes turns and
  • we always start and finish in a circle – why?
  • Because you can see everyone, and everyone can see you and
  • games are BEST when everyone is in the game! Woo Hoo!

We recommend you start every day with The Funky Chicken! – what’s not to like?!!!! Please can you send us some little video clips or photos or drawings of you doing the Funky Chickens to share on the website OR send tell us about some of the characters you have invented for the game yourselves?

We’d love to have a whole gallery of your invented characters for the Funky Chicken game and THEN everyone can try them out at home!

Here are a few examples to get you in the mood:

Do you know…

the Shy Sheep? the Roaring Panda?

the Slippery Snake? the Creepy Spider?

the Black Dinosaur? the Cheeky Cheetah?

the Nosy Elephant? or the Dancing Unicorn?

Play Ideas Blog

Check out each week’s play ideas in the blogs below!

Please tell us how you get on with these games and crafts, and send us photos & drawings of your family play time & creations! We can’t wait to hear from you!

Email us at or send it through social media – Facebook or Twitter!


Holiday Play – Week 6

August 12th, 2019|Comments Off on Holiday Play – Week 6

Final few days of the Summer Holidays…!! A good chance to play a few more games, craft a few more artworks and enjoy family play time together before you go back to school! To [...]

Holiday Play – Week 5

August 9th, 2019|Comments Off on Holiday Play – Week 5

A week and a half left until the school term starts??! How did it come around so quick??! Not to worry, Licketyspit is here to keep the summer spirit going! And so this week [...]

Holiday Play – Week 4

July 29th, 2019|Comments Off on Holiday Play – Week 4

For the fourth week of joyful Summer Holidays, we have decided to play The Bear & The Honeypot! Can you sneakily creep up on the Bear and steal the Honey Pot without being caught??! [...]

Holiday Play – Week 3

July 22nd, 2019|Comments Off on Holiday Play – Week 3

Pirate Joke: Why pirates are awesome? Because they just AAARRR!   (he he he!) This week we are playing PIRATES! And showing how to build your own SELLOTAPE WORLD & make a musical INSTRUMENT out [...]

Holiday Play – Week 2

July 15th, 2019|Comments Off on Holiday Play – Week 2

This week we have some special recommendations for all ages! We are reminding you of how to play the Duck, Duck, Goose Lickety PlayCard game, showing you how to build a WORLD from paper [...]

Holiday Play – Week 1

July 9th, 2019|Comments Off on Holiday Play – Week 1

We start our holiday play programme with one of children's favourites - The Funky Chicken! Do you know the Funky Chicken? Tell us HOW YOU GET ON with these games and crafts, and SEND [...]

Children & Families Network

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Upcoming Family Events



Riverside Museum Summer Beach

at Riverside Museum

5 June to 31 August 

The beach is free and open every day during June, July and August! Get your sunscreen and sunglasses and join us for fun and (hopefully) SUN filled days in the sand! We look forward to seeing you, relaxing on our deckchairs and having some fun with our buckets and spades.

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Toddlers Tales

At Glasgow Libraries

11 July – 20 December 

Toddlers Tales is a fun, interactive, activity for parents, carers and children aged 3-5 years to enjoy together giving them the opportunity to enjoy physical play and help the child build vocabulary and knowledge. ​

Free, various locations around Glasgow.

Check out the Glasgow Life website for up to date session times and locations!

Edible Gardening Project

at The Royal Botanic Garden

22 July – 26 November

On every Monday and Tuesday you can pop in and look out for the team at work in the garden. Take a walk around their productive garden with the Edible Gardening Project volunteers, find out what jobs need doing in your own garden this season and have your vegetable growing questions answered.

drop-in, for all ages.

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