“Thank you very much for the opportunity to learn and play with my child. It has been a magical experience. I love the staff too.”

Mum, Big Porridge & Play
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Big Porridge & Play Year 3 Blog!

Read about each week’s session, see photos and find your drawings from the Lickety Art Gallery – Don’t forget to show your family and friends!

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 [...]

What is Big Porridge & Play?

BIG PORRIDGE & PLAY GLASGOW is a unique three year project (2017-19), for families in Ruchill, Whiteinch, and the Gorbals with children under 12. BIG Porridge & Play takes place for 7-week blocks in April-June.

What is Porridge & Play? 

Porridge & Play was developed in response to parents and carers in north Glasgow whose children participated in LicketyLeap. They were astonished and delighted at their children’s confidence and creativity. They asked us, ‘how can we do more of this?!’

Porridge & Play was our response.

Porridge & Play is based on the Licketyspit repertoire of 38 games, rhymes, songs, traditional streetplay and imaginary play. It is designed for children and adults, to encourage continuing intergenerational play.

Each Porridge & Play session begins with a group meal including lots of delicious fruit, porridge for breakfast or homemade soup for lunch. Licketyspit actor-pedagogues then lead a fun and relaxed play session full of fantastic games, songs and imaginary play. The sessions are carefully crafted to develop children’s creativity, social skills, confidence and relationships. We regularly consult children and their adults about how we can improve and develop the sessions.

The games are illustrated in the Lickety Playcards, a set of 32 cards with song words, game instructions and colourful illustrations.

BIG Porridge & Play Glasgow brings families together in their local community centre for an 7-week block of Porridge & Play culminating in a Celebration Sharing Event.

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2019 BIG Porridge & Play Glasgow




The Gorbals

Full project continues weekly until mid-June. Spaces will be allocated following first session.

We are having a fantastic time delivering the third year of BIG Porridge & Play Glasgow with wonderful families. Please stay in touch, send us a picture to put in the Licketyspit Art Gallery, or see what activities you can do in Come & Play!

You can email us at info@licketyspit.com or Tweet us at @LicketyTweet. Follow us on facebook and twitter to see photos of BIG Porridge & Play Glasgow and get our latest news.

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