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Children’s Guide to Coronavirus 2: Lockdown

March 31st, 2020|

👀🎥 An update on the Coronavirus lockdown for children and families, from Virginia at Licketyspit. Also includes lots of hilarious ideas for things to play and do with everyday household objects - from our [...]

Videos: Lickety Rhyming Warm Ups

March 27th, 2020|

Try out our Lickety Rhyming Wake Up Warm Ups! Join in with the videos below. A fun and energising way to start the day for young and old. Or why not do it in [...]

P6/5 Session 2 – Miltonbank

March 25th, 2020|

Monday 16th March 2020 We had a wonderful session of outdoor Storyplay with the bubbly and energetic P6/5’s at Miltonbank in their last session. The whole class remembered how to warm up by making [...]

P2 Session 2 – Miltonbank

March 25th, 2020|

Monday 16th March 2020 We had our second Storyplay session with Miltonbank’s P2’s outside! When we got cold we went into the hall. At the end of the session we found words to describe [...]

P1 Session 2

March 24th, 2020|

Monday 16th March 2020 This week it was sunny so we played outside in the playground which was lovely because we could run! We had a double warm-up this week to keep us warm [...]

Licketyspit & the Coronavirus Outbreak

March 24th, 2020|

We are sad to announce that all of our family sessions - including Big Porridge & Play Glasgow and Picnic & Play - are now postponed until further notice ☹️ 👨‍👩‍👦‍👦Our play sessions are [...]

Miltonbank P1

March 12th, 2020|

Monday 9th March 2020 We had an incredible first session of STORYPLAY with Primary One this week! P1 families are warmly invited to come and learn these games too at Porridge & Play next [...]

Miltonbank P6/5 Playcard Play

March 12th, 2020|

Monday 9th March 2020 It was great to meet Primary 6/5 at Miltonbank for our first STORYPLAY session this week! We had such a great time playing and imagining together! We made ourselves as [...]

Oakwood P4 Storyplay Session 5

March 11th, 2020|

Session 5 Wednesday 11th March 2020 We had a fantastically exciting day with the Primary 4 class at Oakwood Primary on Wednesday. After a couple of games (warm up, funky chicken) to warm up [...]

Miltonbank P2 Playcard Play

March 11th, 2020|

Wednesday 11th March 2020 A lovely session of Playcard Play was had with Primary 2 at Miltonbank this week. After their fantastical adventure with Margaret & Margaret, everyone played the Lickety Playcard games with [...]

St Martha’s P3/2 Session 2

March 11th, 2020|

Tuesday 10th March 2020 Today we had our second Playcard session with P3.2 and it was lots of fun! We met even more animals at the start of our session and everyone had the [...]

St Martha’s P1 Session 3

March 11th, 2020|

Tuesday 10th March 2020 In our third session with Primary One we all created Funky Chicken Animals and got a ride on a Dragon's back to a nearby lake where we went for a [...]

Miltonbank P3 – Session 2

March 11th, 2020|

Wednesday 11th March 2020 Blog by Taz: I met the P3 class this morning for the first time. A lively lovely bunch! Even though they hadn’t met me before they were kind and welcoming. [...]

Miltonbank P4 – Session 2

March 11th, 2020|

Monday 2nd March 2020 We had another brilliant session of STORYPLAY with the Primary 4's this week at Miltonbank! Everyone was full of energy, excitement and creativity which was reflected in fantastic dressing up [...]

St Martha’s P4/3 Session 2

March 11th, 2020|

Tuesday 10th March 2020 We had our second STORYPLAY session with the creative and energetic P4/3 class at St Martha’s on Tuesday, which was our first session with Mrs McAuley! The class were buzzing [...]

Miltonbank P7/6 – Session 2

March 11th, 2020|

Wednesday 11th March 2020 Primary 7 did the BIG as a HOUSE warm-up and then invented their own! We did Hello my name is Joe! And a hilarious Miss Mary Mac, which got faster [...]

Licketyspit seeks Volunteers!

March 11th, 2020|

Big Porridge & Play Glasgow is BACK for another 3 years and we are looking for new Lickety Volunteers to support our actor pedagogues to deliver these sessions! In our 3 existing communities... [...]

Big Porridge & Play is BACK!

March 9th, 2020|

We are thrilled to announce that Big Porridge & Play Glasgow is BACK for another 3 years! We're very grateful to the National Lottery Community Fund for continuing to support this innovate project and [...]

Picnic & Play at the Dream Machine

March 9th, 2020|

29th Feb 2020 We had an incredibly busy Picnic & Play at the Dream Machine with 58 people!* However, it was wonderful to introduce so many new families to Lickety Play and have so many [...]

St Martha’s P2 Session 2

March 6th, 2020|

Tuesday 3rd March 2020 We had a fantastic second session with P2 at St Martha’s today! After our fantastic warm up we met the Funky Chicken and Eldana introduced us to the Angry Cat, [...]

St Martha’s P1 Session 2

March 6th, 2020|

Tuesday 3rd March 2020 We had a wonderful second session of STORYPLAY with Primary 1 where we went to Jamaica in the Magic Ball, Sent a Letter to our loves and learned some unusual [...]

St Martha’s P4/3 Session 1

March 6th, 2020|

Tuesday 3rd March 2020 Today we had our first STORYPLAY session with an excitable and wonderfully creative P4/3 class at St Martha’s! What a session Ruby and Jack had with the group! We met [...]

Miltonbank P3 – Session 1

March 5th, 2020|

Monday 2nd March 2020 P3 had their first STORYPLAY session with us on Monday with Mr Lindsay, Jack, & Virginia. We were BIG as a BEAR and FAST as a HARE! We did the FUNKY [...]

Miltonbank P4 – Session 1

March 5th, 2020|

Monday 2nd March 2020 It was great to meet Primary 4 at Miltonbank for our first STORYPLAY session this week! We had such a great time playing and imagining together!   As we introduced [...]

Miltonbank P7/6 – Session 1

March 5th, 2020|

Monday 2nd March 2020 On Monday afternoon we welcomed the P7/6s to their first STORYPLAY session with us! Virginia told the class all about the importance of play and how beneficial it is to [...]

LicketyLeap at Miltonbank – Group 2

March 2nd, 2020|

25th February 2020 Miltonbank’s Storyplay Residency started with LicketyLeap for Primary Two. 19 children in two groups leaped into the story with Margaret & Margaret! We journeyed through the BOG over the SEA [...]

LicketyLeap at Miltonbank – Group 1

March 2nd, 2020|

25th February 2020 Miltonbank’s Storyplay Residency started with LicketyLeap for Primary Two. 19 children in two groups leaped into the story with Margaret & Margaret! We journeyed through the BOG over the SEA into [...]

St Martha’s P3/2 Session 1

February 27th, 2020|

Tuesday 25th February 2020 We had a fantastic first session of STORYPLAY with Primary 3/2 at St Martha's Primary this week! We introduced our playcard games to a very enthusiastic class! Lots of the [...]

St Martha’s P2 Session 1

February 27th, 2020|

Tuesday 25th February 2020 What an exciting day we had at St Martha’s STORYPLAY on Tuesday! We met the P2’s for the very first time and introduced a brilliant and creative class to our [...]

St Martha’s P1 Session 1

February 27th, 2020|

Tuesday 25th February 2020 We had a fantastic first session of STORYPLAY with Primary 1 at St Martha's Primary this week! Primary One and Mrs Reid all threw themselves into the start of the [...]

Oakwood P4 Storyplay Session 4

February 25th, 2020|

Session 4 24th February 2020 We had another wonderful day on Monday with Primary 4! We started with the warm-up to get our minds and bodies working and created lots of our own rhymes [...]

Oakwood P4 Storyplay Session 3

February 20th, 2020|

Session 3 19th February 2020 We had another great day with Oakwood’s P4s! We started with Storyplay games and our ‘Big as a Bear’ warm-up grew into a new group poem of similes and [...]

Oakwood P4 Storyplay Sessions 1 & 2

February 18th, 2020|

17th February 2020 This Spring at Oakwood we are working with Primary 4 on a Storyplay literacy residency. All of the children's written & artwork can be looked at on our Facebook page - [...]

Storyplay is Starting at Miltonbank & St Martha’s!

February 18th, 2020|

18th February 2020 We are very excited to be starting STORYPLAY at Miltonbank Primary later this month and St Martha's Primary at the start of March! Virginia has already met the teachers and delivered [...]

Picnic & Play at the CCH

February 12th, 2020|

9th Feb 2020 We had a very friendly, relaxed Picnic & Play at the CCH with 42 people (14 families) on Sunday, to mark #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek. Newcomers to Lickety Play took to the session brilliantly [...]

CFN Trips to Celtic Connections 2020

January 23rd, 2020|

CFN Trip to Danny Kyle Stage, Celtic Connections 20th January 2020 We've had a couple of great CFN Trips to Celtic Connections this week!   On Monday, 38 of us went to the Danny [...]

Picnic & Play Spring 2020

January 16th, 2020|

16th January 2020 The Spring 2020 Picnic & Play Programme is here! With sessions at the Dream Machine, Hidden Gardens, Museum of Scotland and more, we can't wait to see you for imaginary play [...]

Licketyspit Xmas Round-up 2019

December 20th, 2019|

20th December Merry Christmas from Licketyspit! Read & download the whole 2019 round-up here! Scroll down to see our 2019 timeline. Timeline 2019 January   [...]

Take 2: CFN Festive Trips!

December 10th, 2019|

CFN Trip to Rosemount Development Trust 30th Anniversary Celebrations 01st December 2019 It was great to join the Royston community for an afternoon of Christmassy fun for Rosemount Development Trust's 30th anniversary. Ruby, our [...]

Licketyspit’s Book Week Scotland Competition

December 3rd, 2019|

3rd December 2019 Congratulations to Licketyspit's Book Week Scotland Competition Winners! To celebrate Book Week Scotland 2019, we invited CFN members to send us a photo of a drawing/painting their child had done, inspired [...]

CFN Festive Trips!

December 2nd, 2019|

23rd November 2019 Mary Poppins Cinema Trip with the Caravan Project We had a FAB first ever Children & Families Network trip to the Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT) on Saturday to watch Mary Poppins! [...]

FILM: BIG Porridge & Play Glasgow 2019

November 18th, 2019|

What happened in BIG Porridge & Play Glasgow 2019? A video introduction to BPPG 2019 from Artistic Director & CEO of Licketyspit, Virginia Radcliffe. With support from Jennifer at Whiteinch! Film credit: Jonathan Ley. [...]

Picnic & Play Autumn 2019

November 6th, 2019|

6th November 2019 Catch up on all of our Picnic & Play sessions  so far this autumn! Click on the pictures to see more! Picnic & Play at [...]

P1b Porridge & Play at St Marys

November 5th, 2019|

02 October 2019 Last month, Primary 1b shared some of the Lickety Playcard games they had learnt with lots of their families! - We played Big as a Bear, Funky Chicken (where we met [...]

P1a Porridge & Play at St Marys

November 5th, 2019|

02 October 2019 It was wonderful to welcome so many parents and carers to the school last month for Porridge & Play! The children shared some of the Lickety Playcard games they had learnt [...]

Letters to Margaret & Margaret – P1A & P1B

October 21st, 2019|

21st October 2019 Primary 1a and Primary 1b were thrilled to get a letter from Margaret & Margaret last week. Since they went up the Mountain with the children, Margaret & Margaret have been [...]

LicketyLeap at St Mary’s – Group 5

September 26th, 2019|

13th & 19th September 2019 The final LicketyLeap group (P1a) was the biggest yet (10 children) and you could tell there was already a buzz about Margaret and Margaret in the classroom! By the [...]

LicketyLeap at St Mary’s – Group 4

September 26th, 2019|

12th & 18th September 2019 St Marys Storyplay We had a lovely LicketyLeap with 9 children from Group 4 (P1a & P1b) and Miss Carty. They were particularly tickled by the Margaret & Margaret [...]

LicketyLeap at St Mary’s – Group 3

September 26th, 2019|

12th & 18th September 2019 The third LicketyLeap group (P1b) couldn't wait to get stuck in and were falling over themselves to tell us what was going on in the postcards at the start. [...]

LicketyLeap at St Mary’s – Group 2

September 26th, 2019|

11th & 17th September 2019 We had a fantastic LicketyLeap with 9 children in group 2 (P1b). Every child contributed in the conversation at the start, C was especially chatty! After our mudfight, M [...]

LicketyLeap at St Mary’s – Group 1

September 26th, 2019|

11th & 17th September 2019 We had a brilliant first session of LicketyLeap with group one (P1a). 8 children joined Margaret and Margaret on their adventure through the Bog, over the Sea, into the [...]

Picnic & Play is Back!

September 25th, 2019|

25th September 2019 We are delighted to announce that Picnic & Play is back! Licketyspit's Picnic & Play sessions are free inter-generational drama-led play sessions for families with 3-8 year olds, in cultural [...]

LicketyLeap Week 1 at St Mary’s

September 16th, 2019|

16th September 2019 We had a fantastic first week of LicketyLeap at St Mary's. It was great to meet everyone in Primary 1a and Primary 1b - thank you for coming on the adventure [...]

We’ve moved!

August 30th, 2019|

Licketyspit has moved to Glasgow! 30th August Earlier this month, Licketyspit moved into a new office at Community Central Hall, 292-316 Maryhill Road, Glasgow. This is a very exciting move, with the company now [...]

Storyplay is Back at St Mary’s Primary!

August 26th, 2019|

26th August 2019 We are very excited to be coming back to St Mary's R.C. Primary in Maryhill next month for another Storyplay Schools residency! Ruby, one of our lead actor-pedagogues, will be in [...]

Holiday Play – Week 6

August 12th, 2019|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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 [...]

Big Porridge & Play Ruchill Week 7

June 26th, 2019|

15th June 2019 The final session in Ruchill was the last Big Porridge and Play 2019 and we were really moved and delighted to have so many people join us to send the project [...]

Big Porridge & Play Gorbals Week 7

June 26th, 2019|

13th June 2019 Our last session at the St Francis Centre was a wonderful celebration of what Porridge & Play can be, with families bringing countless delicious things to share in the meal, guests dressing [...]

Big Porridge & Play Whiteinch Week 7

June 26th, 2019|

12th June 2019 The last Big Porridge & Play 2019 at the Whiteinch library was the biggest yet - with nearly 60 of us singing, playing and dressing up together, before sitting down for [...]

Big Porridge & Play Ruchill Week 6

June 19th, 2019|

8th June 2019 We had a really fab sixth session at the Ruchill Community Centre. You could really see how everyone has got to know each other over the last six weeks, with the [...]

Big Porridge & Play Gorbals Week 6

June 19th, 2019|

6th June 2019 Week 6 at the Gorbals was a day for Pirate captains keeping things ship-shape on the open sea, storytelling and a surprise from poor Old Rodger. Everyone really at ease playing together today. We had some [...]

Big Porridge & Play Whiteinch Week 6

June 18th, 2019|

5th June 2019 With our sessions drawing to a close we want to make sure our last Big Porridge & Play afternoons together are fantastic! On Wednesday at Whiteinch Library we had exactly that! [...]

Big Porridge & Play Ruchill Week 4

June 11th, 2019|

18th May 2019 We are missing next week’s session not taking place because of the Bank Holiday so we wanted to make sure we had an excellent session of Porridge & Play today - [...]

Big Porridge & Play Ruchill Week 5

June 7th, 2019|

1st June 2019 We had a really wonderful Picnic & Play on The Tall Ship with the Ruchill Porridge & Play group last week. Ruby met some of the group to get the bus [...]

Big Porridge & Play Gorbals Week 5

June 6th, 2019|

30th May 2019 Travelling from the St Francis Centre in several taxi’s, we all managed to avoid the wind and the rain arriving at the wonderful and exciting Dream Machine on the London Road! [...]

Big Porridge & Play Whiteinch Week 5

June 5th, 2019|

29th May 2019 With the rain tumbling down and the wind blowing, we couldn't have our planned Picnic & Play in Victoria park, but we stayed and had a brilliant session in the Library instead, with a dressing up parade, [...]

Big Porridge & Play Gorbals Week 4

May 31st, 2019|

23rd May 2019 This week the BIG Porridge & Play Gorbals families set off from the St Francis Centre through the Gorbals and over the Suspension Bridge to play on Glasgow Green. We had [...]

Big Porridge & Play Whiteinch Week 4

May 29th, 2019|

22nd May 2019 Licketyspit travelled from the Whiteinch Library to The Tall Ship at Riverside for a brilliant outreach Picnic & Play session! We began our journey with delighting fellow bus travellers with an [...]

Big Porridge & Play Gorbals Week 3

May 24th, 2019|

16th May 2019 Our third session of BIG Porridge & Play Glasgow at the St Francis Centre in the Gorbals was very enjoyable indeed! Jack and Ruby were joined by Iona, our Lickety volunteer [...]

Big Porridge & Play Whiteinch Week 3

May 21st, 2019|

15th May 2019 Our third BIG Porridge & Play Glasgow at Whiteinch Library was brilliant – a great atmosphere and lots of great game playing! Jack and Ruby were joined by Iona and Asem, [...]

Big Porridge & Play Ruchill Week 3

May 17th, 2019|

11th May 2019 Our 3rd BIG Porridge & Play Glasgow session in Ruchill was a really great one! We played some great games, sang new songs and ate delicious lentil and carrot soup. You [...]

Big Porridge & Play Gorbals Week 2

May 15th, 2019|

9th May 2019 We returned to the St Francis Community Centre for our second BIG Porridge and Play Glasgow session in the Gorbals where we visited the tropical forests of India, met people with [...]

Big Porridge & Play Whiteinch Week 2

May 13th, 2019|

8th May 2019 We had our second BIG Porridge & Play Glasgow session in Whiteinch and what a session it was, with 14 families and 43 people attending altogether! We travelled around the world [...]

Big Porridge & Play Ruchill Week 2

May 8th, 2019|

4th May 2019 Our second Big Porridge & Play session at Ruchill saw us travel around the world, meet a shy sheep and got us to know some old Scots words for the different [...]

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Oakwood Storyplay Rhymes

May 8th, 2019|

We had a brilliant time creating warm-up action rhymes with P6 at Oakwood Primary School.  See their creative work below! Make yourself as SHINEY as a UNICORN, And as SPIKEY as a [...]

Big Porridge & Play Gorbals Week 1

May 8th, 2019|

2nd May 2019 Our first Big Porridge & Play session in the Gorbals was a lovely coming-together of new and familiar faces in the St Francis Community Centre. 35 participants joined us, with several [...]

Big Porridge & Play Whiteinch Week 1

May 7th, 2019|

1st May 2019 Our first Big Porridge & Play session in Whiteinch this year was absolutely packed - with 14 families and 50 people in total! It was great to see some families from [...]

Big Porridge & Play Ruchill Week 1

May 3rd, 2019|

27th April 2019 Our first Big Porridge & Play session at Ruchill was wonderful - with a really buzzing atmosphere! We had a group of over 50 participants made up of current Children & [...]

Big Porridge & Play Glasgow Year 3 has launched!

May 3rd, 2019|

3rd May 2019 BIG Porridge & Play Glasgow Year 3 has launched! We were delighted to welcome over 40 families to Big Porridge & Play in the Gorbals, Whiteinch and Ruchill for the start [...]

CPD with Licketyspit

April 23rd, 2019|

Licketyspit CPD "Out of my comfort zone...a new comfort zone begins!" Licketyspit Continuing Professional Development training offers those working with children a fantastic resource and renewed understanding of their unique creative capacity to support [...]

Storyplay Schools

April 23rd, 2019|

Storyplay Schools Storyplay Schools is a unique project designed to support the development of children’s literacy, language and confidence through the introduction of shared stories and inclusive play across the whole school community – children, families teachers and [...]

Licketyspit at Playworks

April 15th, 2019|

15th April 2019 Licketyspit at Play Works - A Scottish Conference on Play Broxburn Family Centre, Saturday 18th May Virginia is really looking forward to running a workshop on Storyplay at the Broxburn Family [...]

Big Porridge & Play Glasgow is Back!

April 15th, 2019|

12th April 2019 BIG Porridge & Play is back for the third year from late April in Ruchill, Whiteinch and the Gorbals. BIG Porridge & Play Glasgow is a 7-week block of Licketyspit Playcard [...]

Storyplay is Starting at Ibrox Primary

April 15th, 2019|

15th January 2019 We are very excited to be starting STORYPLAY at Ibrox Primary School in Govan. Virginia and Shona will be meeting teachers in January to introduce the project and it won’t be long until [...]