Session 2 Cranhill Primary

East Centre Ward Residency

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We were back at Cranhill Primary on Friday 26th November for our second Storyplay for the Planet! 

We played Big as a Bear and Funky Chicken, where we met the Cheeky Monkey, Snapping Alligator and Funky Flamingo.
It was lovely to see so many animals who make up our wonderful environment brought to life. All of whom are worth protecting!

Let’s Bake a Cake…for the Earth!

We then decided to make a cake for the earth with Let’s Bake a Cake For The Earth, where we put lots of ingredients for the planet as well as the yummy (and not so yummy) things we love to have in our imaginary cakes.
This included hope, small trees, bees, honey, many different coloured icing and water which we put into a giant bowl and stirred until the cake was ready to put in the oven. We all helped lift it in and Marcelo opened the oven door, Mason pressed the button and…..5….4….3….2…1! Bing bing bing!
Once we had decorated the cake and sang happy birthday to the planet, we all had a piece and tasted lots of exciting flavours! We hope that we will be able to celebrate many more birthdays with the earth.

What’s the Time Mr Fossil Fuel Wolf?

This led us nicely into Dressing Up and then What’s The Time Mr Fossil Fuel Wolf, where we meet the not so nice wolves who we successfully convinced not to do bad things to the planet. With wolves like Mr Greenhouse Gas Wolf only our determined planet-protecting  participants could oppose them.

One of the things the wolves wanted to do was cut down the trees, which we did not want to do as this would mean that we could not breathe, meaning that we could not live in the world! The children also pointed out that many animals would not be able to survive without their forest homes. By speaking out, we convinced the wolf to save the trees and our future. Other schemes that our wolves came up with were digging up all the flowers and travelling everywhere using a privet jet, both of which we prevented with our reason and passion.

Into the Magic Ball…

Returning from the forest, Ruby discovered a Magic Ball in her pocket. It took us into the snowy forests of the North Pole where we met Mrs Clause, who spoke in the Christmas language. We were lucky to have people who could understand and tell the rest of us what was being said. It tuned out that Mrs Clause wanted to give us a hot chocolate and have a picture with us all, which we were happy to take part in. But then she became upset – the ice was melting! Luckily we were able to help by calling out a magic spell to make more snow fall. We couldn’t resist a great snowball fight before returning to our magic ball so that we could go home.

Our Stories

I drew a field of wheat with poppy flowers. Drew this because wheat is very important for everything. It makes me feel free, calm and nice!


That’s everything we put in the cake, giant snake and seeds. That’s the jam and the water. That’s some flowers and some bumblebees cat going into the hive. My favourite was Mr Wolf!


It’s What’s The Time Mr Wolf, that’s the wolf. That’s me. These are trees. I liked arguing with the wolf. He was a bad wolf. I liked the magic ball as well.


Magic ball, when we were all spinning round and made a snowman and stuff. That’s the snowman in the forest. My favourite thing was interacting with other people cause I don’t get the chance to do that much and it was good for her too.


After our Storyplay adventures, we started drawing!

Reflective drawing gave us time to sit and chat and discuss all the amazing stories we had created.

What an amazing play session we had! Thank you to the children and grown ups and Cranhill Primary School who came to play with us!

And thank you to Allister at Glasgow Life who came and took photos. One of these photos will appear on the Glasgow Life Christmas Card so keep your eyes peeled!

The Lickety Gallery!

Storyplay For The Planet

A series of Storyplay & Have Your Say Through Play sessions for families with 3-12 year olds in East Centre Ward.

Licketyspit will deliver sessions in schools, nurseries and online for communities across the East Centre Ward to support confidence, parental engagement, relationships and children’s rights.

The school groups will receive an introductory Storyplay session, followed by a Have your Say Through Play session to support the children to express their thoughts, feelings & ideas about Climate Change using imaginary play.

These sessions will be a chance for families to explore the issue of climate change and share their feelings about it creatively, elevating children’s voices and demonstrating the power of imagination to find solutions to the greatest collective challenge of our time!