The Hands of Doom
The “Hands of Doom” drama kit aims to teach primary school pupils the importance of hand washing. Taking the classic concept of good triumphing over evil, the kit can be used by teachers in the classroom to put on a drama show by pupils which uses comic characters, jokes and songs to communicate simple hygiene messages.
Age: 3rd-6th Class in ROI and Key Stage 2 Drama in NI
Topics covered: Hand washing
Format: The kit consists of 5 workbooks: “How to get started”, “Script and Music”, “Costumes, hats and props”, “Acting tips”, and a “Classroom Workbook” on food hygiene.
The kit also includes a CD soundtrack and a VHS recording of schools performing the drama.
How to access the resource: Contact the safefood helpline on 1850 404567 (ROI) 0800 0851683 (NI) for a free copy of the Hands of Doom kit. The English version of the pack is also available for download below by clicking on the links below.
Download the Panto Pack
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How to get started
Lesson plan to develop hygiene and food safety knowledge
Literacy workshop to familiarise the students with new words
Food safety and drama resources
Introduction of characters
Full script and directions for staging
Templates and guides for hats
Costume and face painting suggestions
Instructions for tricks found within the show
Tips on how to introduce the play to the group
Suggested warm-up games
Lesson plan for other classes
4 worksheets with answers supplied
Leaflet for parents
Stickers & Posters