Big Porridge & Play Online

In April 2020, soon after we first went into a Coronavirus lockdown, Licketyspit transformed our flagship project, Big Porridge & Play Glasgow for virtual delivery.

We were all at home, but we knew that in our imaginations, we could go anywhere, be anyone, do anything. So with the help of some of our experienced Storyplay Champion children, we worked out how to play our games on Zoom.

Throughout 2020 and into 2021, we delivered Big Porridge & Play online (and another project called Storyplay City).

See how the project developed in the films & blogs below.

Films about the project

April 2020

At the start of the project…

September 2021

Stories of Resilience film

The Blogs

Storyplay Champions at Making Rights Real Event!

August 15th, 2022|0 Comments

Have Your Say Through Play is a children’s human rights-based, fun way to support children under-twelve to explore and share their thoughts, feelings and ideas through Lickety Playcard Play. This project was first developed with [...]

Welcome to our Jelly Catwalk!!

August 3rd, 2022|0 Comments

Welcome to the Big Porridge & Play Online blog where we share our stories and adventures! Friday 24th June The return of the Jelly Catwalk!!! To land on a cloud [...]

Awoo! The wolves of the Lickety Forest!

June 30th, 2022|0 Comments

Welcome to the Big Porridge & Play Online blog where we share our stories and adventures! Friday 10th June Awoo! This week was all about animals! We met Lindsey the [...]

A Super Cake & Electricity Bolt!!

June 10th, 2022|0 Comments

Welcome to the Big Porridge & Play Online blog where we share our stories and adventures! Friday 27th May This week was all about… chefs! Football chefs, Zuper chefs and [...]

Stories of Resilience

October 25th, 2021|0 Comments

25th October 2021 This autumn, we were delighted to make a film about Porridge & Play Online as one of 13 Stories of Resilience commissioned by Refugee Action. Working on Zoom has produced a wealth of [...]

Wild Adventures of the Wednesday Crew

July 1st, 2021|0 Comments

Welcome to the Porridge & Play Online blog, where we share the stories of all the adventures we've had during our virtual play sessions on Zoom! Get in touch to find out how to [...]

Big Porridge & Play Week 5

May 24th, 2021|0 Comments

Welcome to the Porridge & Play Online blog, where we share the stories of all the adventures we've had during our virtual play sessions on Zoom! Get in touch to find out how to [...]

Big Porridge & Play Week 4

May 17th, 2021|0 Comments

Welcome to the Porridge & Play Online blog, where we share the stories of all the adventures we've had during our virtual play sessions on Zoom! Get in touch to find out how to [...]

Big Porridge & Play Week 3

May 11th, 2021|0 Comments

Welcome to the Porridge & Play Online blog, where we share the stories of all the adventures we've had during our virtual play sessions on Zoom! Get in touch to find out how to [...]

Big Porridge & Play Week 2

May 3rd, 2021|0 Comments

Welcome to the Porridge & Play Online blog, where we share the stories of all the adventures we've had during our virtual play sessions on Zoom! Get in touch to find out how to [...]

Big Porridge & Play 2021

April 27th, 2021|0 Comments

Welcome to the Porridge & Play Online blog, where we share the stories of all the adventures we've had during our virtual play sessions on Zoom! Get in touch to find out how to [...]

Play In A Time Of Crisis Webinar

March 15th, 2021|0 Comments

At the start of February 2021, we were thrilled to be invited to present our work at the International Play Association’s Play in a Time of Crisis Award webinar series, which [...]

Dancing and singing with Adie Baako!

November 23rd, 2020|0 Comments

Welcome to the Big Porridge & Play Online blog, where we share the stories of all the adventures we've had during our virtual play sessions on Zoom! See below for details of how to [...]

Aye aye, Captain! All aboard our Pirate Ship!

November 10th, 2020|0 Comments

Welcome to the Big Porridge & Play Online blog, where we share the stories of all the adventures we've had during our virtual play sessions on Zoom! See below for details of how to [...]

Cakes, castles and Carrot & Cheese World!

October 27th, 2020|0 Comments

Welcome to the Big Porridge & Play Online blog, where we share the stories of all the adventures we've had during our virtual play sessions on Zoom! See below for details of how to [...]

Our latest play session – with 37 FAMILIES!

October 7th, 2020|0 Comments

Welcome to the Big Porridge & Play Online blog, where we share the stories of all the adventures we've had during our virtual play sessions on Zoom! See below for details of how to [...]

Witchy brews, fruit fairies and ghost trains!

September 30th, 2020|0 Comments

Welcome to the Big Porridge & Play Online blog, where we share the stories of all the adventures we've had during our virtual play sessions on Zoom! See below for details of how to [...]

Spooky woods, a Wolf Queen, and a rainbow lake!

September 22nd, 2020|0 Comments

Welcome to the Big Porridge & Play Online blog, where we share the stories of all the adventures we've had during our virtual play sessions on Zoom! See below for details of how to [...]

A whole WEEK of BPPG adventures! Phew!

September 9th, 2020|0 Comments

Welcome to the Big Porridge & Play Online blog, where we share the stories of all the adventures we've had during our virtual play sessions on Zoom! See below for details of how to [...]

Another (very big) Big Porridge & Play adventure!

August 25th, 2020|0 Comments

Welcome to the Big Porridge & Play blog, where we share the stories of the adventures we've had during our virtual play sessions on Zoom. If you'd like to join our online weekend sessions [...]

Big Porridge and Play Saturday Sessions are back!

August 18th, 2020|0 Comments

Welcome to the Big Porridge & Play blog, where we share the stories of the adventures we've had during our virtual play sessions on Zoom. If you'd like to join our online weekend sessions [...]

Ruchill & Milton Online Sessions

August 17th, 2020|0 Comments

JOIN 17th August 2020 Big Porridge & Play Online community sessions are starting next month for families in Ruchill & Milton! These sessions are delivered via Zoom for families with 3-12 year olds. [...]

Week 3: Pirate Captains & Magic Ball!

June 8th, 2020|0 Comments

Big Porridge & Play Blog 8th June 2020 Govan - Tuesday 2nd June 2020 The Govan posse got together yesterday for a bit of hang out and a lot of PLAY! [...]

Big Porridge & Play is Going Online!

April 28th, 2020|0 Comments

Licketyspit Press Release 28/04/2020 We may all be at home, but in our imaginations we can go anywhere, be anyone, do anything. All we need to play is each other! Scotland’s pioneering intergenerational imaginary play [...]

Lickety Online Play Sessions!

April 14th, 2020|0 Comments

We were very excited to try out our first Lickety Online Play Session last week! We used the platform Zoom to play with families all over Glasgow  - in their living rooms! It was [...]

Big Porridge & Play Online: Activity Videos

A series of 20 follow-along videos for children and their grown-ups, using affordable, accessible ingredients and materials – or just your imagination.

Created by three of our Licketyspit Actor-Pedagogues during BPPG 2020, you can go…

Exploring with Jack

Making with Iona

or Cooking with Taz!

The activity videos also inspired lots of children in our CFN to send in their own videos and photos of what they got up to during the first Coronavirus lockdown. You can find these in Over to You.

How to Lickety Zoom

Our explainer video to help you make the most of our interactive online sessions.

We run these on the Zoom platform, which can be downloaded at zoom.us/download.

You’d be surprised just how much fun we can have playing together virtually!