As some of you already know, Licketyspit Theatre Company has taken up part-time residence at Oakwood Primary. We are a children’s theatre company who create shows and opportunities for games, rhymes, songs and imaginary play with children, for children and their families.

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have temporarily had to stop delivering Storyplay sessions. But we’re still here! We’ve made some videos to help explain the situation to children, find the first one here and the second one here. You can find lots to do online in Come & Play! And some new videos of our games and other activities in Happening Now.

Oakwood is one of Licketyspit’s flagship STORYPLAY schools.

Since 2017, every child in the school has been learning some of the Lickety Playcard repertoire of games, rhymes, songs, stories, dressing-up and imaginary play. P1s and P2s have participated in LicketyLeap (‘The Story of Margaret and Margaret’) and lots of parents have been involved too, for family Porridge & Play sessions, as well as attending the Licketyleap follow-up sessions.

We hope the children have continued to play at home – and to teach the games to you too! (We are never too old to play!) We are also very grateful to some of our P1 parents, who have helped us produce information about Porridge & Play in Arabic and Mandarin.

There is lots of evidence that our approach builds children’s confidence, strengthens friendships, develops language and literacy and encourages an enjoyment of school. Our approach is based on fairness, inclusion and the knowledge that everyone is creative. Storyplay helps unlock children’s – and adults’ – innate creativity and limitless imagination!

We want everyone in the school community to be part of Storyplay, so we hope to see you at a session soon! Do get in touch if you have any questions or ideas for your Storyplay School.

We would also like to invite you to join the Licketyspit Children and Families Network.

This is a big community of families across Scotland with children under-twelve, who all know Licketyspit. It’s a place to share experiences, ideas and resources – online and by email and post. We are also working with museums and libraries to create more new free opportunities for families.

You can join the network by clicking on Register Now on the top right-hand corner of this page, or by emailing cfn@licketyspit.com with your name, the names & ages of your children, and your postcode.

Please follow us on Facebook & Twitter, where we’ll share news and photos of our sessions (with your permission), and tell us what you think! We love to get feedback and images of children’s drawings inspired by Lickety-play – and we will always write back!

What have we been up to in Oakwood Storyplay?

(These posts are chronological – scroll to the bottom to find the start of our residency)

Video: Grandma, Grandma

August 3rd, 2020|

Virginia and Iona teach you the Grandma, Grandma song, from the Lickety Playcard Repertoire! Watch the video and join in with us from home - it's easy to learn and lots [...]

Over To You #2: Poetry and performance!

July 20th, 2020|

For the next few weeks, we're handing things over to you! As many of you will know, after our Zoom play sessions, and at the end of our Activity Films, we always ask people [...]

Over to you #1

July 13th, 2020|

Over the next few weeks, we're handing things over to you! As many of you will know, after our Zoom play sessions, and at the end of our Activity Films, we always ask people to [...]

Govan, Milton, Easterhouse Online Sessions

May 21st, 2020|

Community sessions have started online! 21st May 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! [...]

Hare & Tortoise Audio-Show

May 11th, 2020|

Hare & Tortoise Audio-Show Online Sunday 10th May 2020 “Hare will be there! Yeah, yeah, yeah!”  “Go Tortoise go! Don’t be slow!" We're very excited to be sharing the audio-show version of Hare & [...]

The Story of Mr Hedgehog & Mrs McFroggy

April 30th, 2020|

Thursday 30th April 2020 Molly was thrilled to get some help with her story from P4 at Oakwood! In this video from Molly's Den, she reads the endings of the story written by Ava [...]

Big Porridge & Play is Going Online!

April 28th, 2020|

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 [...]

Licketyspit Digital Access Survey

April 16th, 2020|

Loading… Lickety Online! Throughout April, we're doing trial online Zoom play sessions every Wednesday.  Email Ruby at cfn@licketyspit.com if you'd like to come! [...]

Lickety Online Play Sessions!

April 14th, 2020|

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 [...]

Molly Whuppie Audio-Show

April 9th, 2020|

Molly Whuppie Audio-Show Online Tuesday 7th April 2020 We're very excited to be sharing the audio-show version of Molly Whuppie in 12 Episodes on our website! 🕖 EVERY NIGHT @ 7pm from 7th-18th April on [...]

A Letter from Molly Whuppie

April 6th, 2020|

Easter Holidays Monday 6th April 2020 Molly Whuppie has written a letter to Primary 4! You can read it below and watch the video of her reading it to you! (Iona's pretending to be [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 - [...]

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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 [...]

Oakwood LicketyLeap

April 10th, 2019|

In Autumn Term 2018/19, 30 more children from Oakwood P1, P2 and P3 took part in LicketyLeap (The Story of Margaret & Margaret). In Session One, they travelled through the bog, over the sea, [...]

Letters to Margaret & Margaret

April 1st, 2019|

Lots of children at Oakwood Primary have travelled through the bog, over the sea, into the cave and up the mountain with Margaret & Margaret. They sometimes get letters from their friends the two [...]