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!
WEEKLY PLAY BLOGS:
Children & Families Network
Check out these wonderful photos received from our Children & Families Network families!
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.
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.