Lickety Playcards

Licketyspit drama-led play sessions are based around the effective and popular Licketyspit Playcards. This is a repertoire of 32-colourfully illustrated A5 cards containing a carefully selected, tried and tested, new, adapted & traditional collection of games, rhymes, songs and imaginary play activities. Lots of children receive boxes of 16 of our most popular Playcards as part of Storyplay or Porridge & Play.

The Playcard Games build confidence and give children agency in large, inclusive communities of families.

The Storyplay Playcard ‘games’ are like ‘turns’ at a ceilidh, social currency, a tool-kit for play, imagination and relationship building.

The cards are a basis for increasingly ‘free’ imaginary play and can be used as  a springboard into creative writing, drawing, group story, song and poem-making and performance creation! You can read more about this in our Storyplay Schools. The cards contain words, instructions and illustrations! You can buy the cards in our shop – we also have a limited number of free packs for eligible families participating in our Big Porridge & Play Online sessions – please get in touch.

What’s in them?

• games
• rhymes
• songs
• imaginary play activities
• dressing-up
• blanket play
• reflective drawing
• story, song and rhyme creation
• story-making and writing
• performance


What do they do?