Holiday Play – Week 2

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 scraps and make FUNNY ANIMALS from picnic food to make it even more delicious!

Please tell us HOW YOU GET ON with these games and crafts and SEND US PHOTOS & DRAWINGS of your family play time & creations so you can inspire other families! We can’t wait to hear from you! Children are the EXPERTS at play!

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Lickety Play Card Game

This is a brilliant outdoor game especially good with lots of people! The bigger the circle the better the game! Who could you invite to play it with you in the park? You could invite children you see and make new friends!

Activity of the week

Scrap paper sculpture

By Sally Price at North Edinburgh

Can you build a world using just paper? Yes! Absolutely!

Like lots of community spaces this Summer North Edinburgh Arts (where Licketyspit has an office!) has a Summer Programme of fun activities for children. This Wednesday we found the artist Sallie Price making PAPER WORLDS with 5 to 7-year olds.

Sally has invited the Licketyspit Children & Families Network families to think about how to create 3D structures from recycled paper and use a camera to take photos as if you are inside your paper world. All you need is glue and scrap paper, newspapers or ANY paper you can get your hands on! Fold, tear, layer and scrunch and stick!

Check out Sally’s stunning Instagram account for more amazing inspiration!: @_sallyprice

Imagine if you could play inside this PAPER WORLD! Maybe yours could inspire you to make a DEN! Inside or outside!

Tips & Handy Hints

Make a Magic Picnic!

If you’re thinking of having a picnic outside OR inside (if the weather is wet put a rug on the floor, turn off TV & imagine the wonderful nature sounds you can hear – maybe the sea!!), why not make it special by creating funny and exciting animals from food. How about a Pirate Sandwich Boat, Apple Owl or Banana Slice Sheep?! Oooo so exciting!

You can find more inspiration here… and invent your own food pictures – before you eat them all up! (Send us a picture! We’d love to see what you do share it with the other families!