Tree-House of Halloween!!!

Week 4 of Porridge & Play Govan

Tuesday 1st November


This week’s session was a lively one as always.

We started with some moving about and made ourselves As Big as a Bear and as Fast as a …Hare!


We went high up into the air with our Flying Balloons. Down below we saw a river.

Shadda saw her mum’s friend so we all waved to her. Our new friend Mastura saw lots of trees, and Mujahid saw the moon!


Next we all had great fun dressing up in wonderful and weird ways. Some of us turned into Grannies who helped us play Monster’s Footsteps.


There was Granny Ameen who lived in a treehouse and Granny Asha who lived in great big house.

There was also Granny Mohammed who had a flying house with a garden full of bananas, oranges and strawberries. While Hilde and Granny Muhammed were busy making a fruit salad there were all kind of scary Hallowe’en creatures creeping about! But when Hilde and Granny  turned around again, they turned back into trees. They even managed to pick some apples.

Thank goodness they all disappeared at the end.


After our carrot and coriander soup and delicious fruit, there was a game of Hello My Name is Joe and quick round of Funky Chicken. 


Ameen was very helpful taking photos of our reflective drawings and everyone showed great appreciation for our artists in the gallery.


The highlight for some children was definitely the Magic ClapAzim was explaining to newcomers how to do it. And when we all did it together it did feel a wee bit magical!


I wonder what games we will play next week?

See you then to find out..!

Hilde, Marie Louise and Ruby

The Licketyspit Art Gallery!

Some of your reflective drawings and what you said about them.

What you said

Granny Ameen’s Tree-House


Agi’s Fireworks


Ammar’s dressed up characters covered in water


Sami playing with friends


Shade’s family playing


About the project

Porridge & Play Govan is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund as part of Big Porridge & Play Glasgow.

Licketyspit has run Porridge & Play in many other communities around Glasgow, and started doing online sessions for Govan families in 2020, when the pandemic delayed our launch at the PI. We have also worked at Riverside Primary and we are delighted to finally be running family sessions in person!

You can find more information on Licketyspit here.

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