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, with the support of our funder The National Lottery Community Fund, we delivered Big Porridge & Play online.  We also took our Glasgow City Council Communities project Storyplay City, online.

See how the projects 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

Porridge & Play Online Week 3

May 15th, 2024|Comments Off on Porridge & Play Online Week 3

Welcome to the Big Porridge & Play Online blog where we share our stories and adventures! A magical cake, Chef Marigold and an onion tower!! What fun and adventure we had [...]

Porridge & Play Online Week 2

May 8th, 2024|Comments Off on Porridge & Play Online Week 2

Welcome to the Big Porridge & Play Online blog where we share our stories and adventures! Porridge & Play Online Week 2!! We had a fabulous Porridge & Play Online [...]

Porridge & Play Online is BACK for 2024!!

April 29th, 2024|Comments Off on Porridge & Play Online is BACK for 2024!!

Welcome to the Big Porridge & Play Online blog where we share our stories and adventures! Welcome back to Porridge & Play Online! A Dancing Giant! A Chocolate Cake! Time [...]

Wee Witches make big red dragons from 4 brains!

October 28th, 2023|Comments Off on Wee Witches make big red dragons from 4 brains!

Welcome to the Big Porridge & Play Online blog where we share our stories and adventures! Saturday 28th October We had many Halloween treats for our last Porridge & Play [...]

Online Bookplay week!

October 21st, 2023|Comments Off on Online Bookplay week!

Welcome to the Big Porridge & Play Online blog where we share our stories and adventures! Saturday 21st October Sometimes when you are reading a good story you almost feel [...]

Welcome back to Big Porridge and Play Glasgow online!

October 11th, 2023|Comments Off on Welcome back to Big Porridge and Play Glasgow online!

Welcome to the Big Porridge & Play Online blog where we share our stories and adventures! Welcome back to Porridge & Play Online! We love these sessions because even though [...]

LET’S PARTY!

April 3rd, 2023|Comments Off on LET’S PARTY!

Welcome to the Porridge & Play Online blog where we share our stories and adventures! Saturday 25h March 2023 The Saturday pals gathered for the last Storyplay Online of the [...]

The Crooked Crew Of Pirate Poets

March 21st, 2023|Comments Off on The Crooked Crew Of Pirate Poets

Welcome to the Porridge & Play Online blog where we share our stories and adventures! Saturday 18th March 2023 Captain One Eye wanted to put together a crew of captains [...]

An Out of This World Variety Show

March 15th, 2023|Comments Off on An Out of This World Variety Show

Welcome to the Porridge & Play Online blog where we share our stories and adventures! Saturday 11th March 2023 Fabulous Producer and her partner in show Top Hat Producer were [...]

The Incredible Shrinking Forest Animals!

March 8th, 2023|Comments Off on The Incredible Shrinking Forest Animals!

Welcome to the Porridge & Play Online blog where we share our stories and adventures! Saturday 4th March 2023 Herbert The Hedgehog happily strolled through the forest. It was a [...]

A Mucky Monsters’ Brew!!!

March 2nd, 2023|Comments Off on A Mucky Monsters’ Brew!!!

Welcome to the Porridge & Play Online blog where we share our stories and adventures! Messy play makes for hilarious play! Saturday 25th February We concocted a glorious Mucky Brew [...]

Chef Guacamole and the Birthday Pickle

February 20th, 2023|Comments Off on Chef Guacamole and the Birthday Pickle

Welcome to the Porridge & Play Online blog where we share our stories and adventures! ‘We could make the biggest cake in the world!’ Tuesday 21st February Chef Guacamole & [...]

Mermaid Ice Cream and a Pool Party!

February 14th, 2023|Comments Off on Mermaid Ice Cream and a Pool Party!

Welcome to the Porridge & Play Online blog where we share our stories and adventures! Tuesday 14th February Kick-abouts, meeting Mr Hand, Mermaid ice cream making techniques & a Pool [...]

Grannies and Dragons? We’re back online!

February 7th, 2023|Comments Off on Grannies and Dragons? We’re back online!

Welcome to the Porridge & Play Online blog where we share our stories and adventures! Tuesday 7th February Full house at the first Storyplay City Online session of 2023!!! Our [...]

A Rollicking time in Ruchill!!

November 24th, 2022|Comments Off on A Rollicking time in Ruchill!!

Saturday 19th November 2022 We had an amazing time at our Porridge & Play Ruchill & Online celebration! It was so lovely to see all our families together in one big space and wonderful to join [...]

It was the week of the Upside Down Trouser Dance!

August 16th, 2022|Comments Off on It was the week of the Upside Down Trouser Dance!

Welcome to the Big Porridge & Play Online blog where we share our stories and adventures! Friday 22nd July It was the week of the Upside Down Trouser Dance!  ‘I’m [...]

Storyplay Champions at Making Rights Real Event!

August 15th, 2022|Comments Off on Storyplay Champions at Making Rights Real Event!

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|Comments Off on Welcome to our Jelly Catwalk!!

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|Comments Off on Awoo! The wolves of the Lickety Forest!

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|Comments Off on A Super Cake & Electricity Bolt!!

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 [...]

Welcome back to Big Porridge and Play Glasgow online!

May 25th, 2022|Comments Off on Welcome back to Big Porridge and Play Glasgow online!

Welcome to the Big Porridge & Play Online blog where we share our stories and adventures! Friday 13th May Hello and welcome to Big Porridge and Play Glasgow online 2022! [...]

Stories of Resilience

October 25th, 2021|Comments Off on Stories of Resilience

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|Comments Off on Wild Adventures of the Wednesday Crew

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|Comments Off on Big Porridge & Play Week 5

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|Comments Off on Big Porridge & Play Week 4

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|Comments Off on Big Porridge & Play Week 3

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|Comments Off on Big Porridge & Play Week 2

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|Comments Off on Big Porridge & Play 2021

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|Comments Off on Play In A Time Of Crisis Webinar

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 [...]

Feeling the love as Big Porridge & Play 2020 draws to a close

December 8th, 2020|Comments Off on Feeling the love as Big Porridge & Play 2020 draws to a close

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 [...]

An EXTRA BIG adventure as BPPG 2020 draws to a close!

December 2nd, 2020|Comments Off on An EXTRA BIG adventure as BPPG 2020 draws to a close!

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 [...]

Dancing and singing with Adie Baako!

November 23rd, 2020|Comments Off on Dancing and singing with Adie Baako!

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 [...]

Andre and Taz share this week’s BPPG highlights!

November 17th, 2020|Comments Off on Andre and Taz share this week’s BPPG highlights!

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|Comments Off on Aye aye, Captain! All aboard our Pirate Ship!

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|Comments Off on Cakes, castles and Carrot & Cheese World!

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 [...]

Celebrating our many languages in The Hello Game!

October 20th, 2020|Comments Off on Celebrating our many languages in The Hello Game!

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|Comments Off on Our latest play session – with 37 FAMILIES!

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|Comments Off on Witchy brews, fruit fairies and ghost trains!

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|Comments Off on Spooky woods, a Wolf Queen, and a rainbow lake!

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 [...]

Chocolate fountains, angry animals, and letters to our loves!

September 15th, 2020|Comments Off on Chocolate fountains, angry animals, and letters to our loves!

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|Comments Off on A whole WEEK of BPPG adventures! Phew!

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 [...]

Happy birthdays, baking cakes, and dancing on the moon!

September 1st, 2020|Comments Off on Happy birthdays, baking cakes, and dancing on the moon!

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 [...]

Another (very big) Big Porridge & Play adventure!

August 25th, 2020|Comments Off on Another (very big) Big Porridge & Play adventure!

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 [...]

Providing digital tablets to families who need them

August 25th, 2020|Comments Off on Providing digital tablets to families who need them

Have you heard the news?! A few months ago, we were overjoyed to receive funding which enabled us to buy tablets and SIM cards with mobile data for families in our network and beyond, who [...]

Big Porridge and Play Saturday Sessions are back!

August 18th, 2020|Comments Off on Big Porridge and Play Saturday Sessions are back!

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|Comments Off on Ruchill & Milton Online Sessions

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 7: Sticky honey, speaking in Bee, and dancing on TV!

July 6th, 2020|Comments Off on Week 7: Sticky honey, speaking in Bee, and dancing on TV!

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 in with our open [...]

Week 6: A big Lickety goodbye to our wonderful new pals

June 29th, 2020|Comments Off on Week 6: A big Lickety goodbye to our wonderful new pals

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 in with our open [...]

Week 4: Love letters, marshmallow monsters & a seahorse picnic!

June 15th, 2020|Comments Off on Week 4: Love letters, marshmallow monsters & a seahorse picnic!

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 in, all you need [...]

Week 3: Pirate Captains & Magic Ball!

June 8th, 2020|Comments Off on Week 3: Pirate Captains & Magic Ball!

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! [...]

Week 2: Freezing Monster Trees & Grandmas!

June 1st, 2020|Comments Off on Week 2: Freezing Monster Trees & Grandmas!

Big Porridge & Play Blog 1st June 2020 Govan – Tuesday 26th May 2020 FUN FUN FUN!!! Great play session last week!! We had a wee chat about our weekends while [...]

Week 1: Meeting & Flying Balloons across the Sky!

May 22nd, 2020|Comments Off on Week 1: Meeting & Flying Balloons across the Sky!

Big Porridge & Play Blog 22nd May 2020 Govan - Tuesday 19th May 2020 Hiya everyone! What fun we had yesterday, right? Jack, Iona, Ruby & myself were so excited to [...]

Big Porridge & Play is Going Online!

April 28th, 2020|Comments Off on Big Porridge & Play is Going Online!

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|Comments Off on Lickety Online Play Sessions!

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…

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!