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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. Session 1 In our first session on Monday, we played a selection of Lickety Playcard games [...]

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 Storyplay [...]

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 [...]