HANSEL and GRETEL

Primary School students explore the story of Hansel and Gretel through guided drama activities. NO PREP REQUIRED! This curriculum aligned primary drama unit has 5 x 60 minute detailed lesson plans with extension and differentiation activities. A perfect and engaging way to explore a well loved story.

 

THE HANSEL AND GRETEL DRAMA UNIT INCLUDES:

  • 5 x 60 Minute Detailed Lesson Plans based on Hansel and Gretel
  • Scene Starter Cards
  • Additional and Extension Activities

 

KEY DRAMA VOCABULARY: Movement. Freeze. Voice. Characters. Putting yourself in someone else’s shoes. Scene. Facial Expression. Emotion. Gestures. Sound Effects. Drama Machine. Soundscape. Feelings.

 

HANSEL AND GRETEL DRAMA UNIT AIMS: Primary School students explore the story ‘Hansel and Gretel’ through guided drama activities. Students develop drama skills: creating, responding and performing throughout various guided drama experiences.

Students:

  • Visualise a world and respond to text (psycho drama)
  • Relate parts of the story to personal experiences
  • Put themselves in someone else’s shoes and describe a characters feelings
  • Respond to directions
  • Use movement, facial expression and gesture to convey meaning and show emotions
  • Create soundscapes (use sound to create a drama environment)
  • Collaborate with peers to create scenes and contribute ideas
  • Contribute to guided drama experiences
  • Develop creative ideas
  • Practice rhymes from the story

 

***NOTE: you can use your favourite version of the story for this unit. You can find Hansel and Gretel on Amazon or The Book Depository.

 

***ENGLISH / LITERACY TEACHERS: These drama lesson activities based on 'Hansel and Gretel' will work beautifully alongside and enhance your elementary English curriculum. The drama lessons are designed and set out in such a way as to span across multiple lessons and compliment English curriculum - following elements of the story and story themes. So why not add some drama to your English lessons? Your students will love it and enjoy and explore the story in a whole new way!!!

 

DRAMA LESSON OBJECTIVES

Students:

  • Explore and extend parts of the story using movement and performance.
  • Recall to and act out part of the story, responding to repetition in storytelling and extending ideas.
  • Use their voice in interesting ways to represent different characters and pair speech with action.
  • Build tension with sound.
  • Maintain focus during a drama experience and respond to directions.
  • Use their bodies to tell a story and use stylised movement to recreate a part of the story.
  • Respond to guided drama / movement experiences.
  • Explore the theme of 'helping each other' through a drama experience.
  • Participate in and perform guided scripted activities.

 

KEY DRAMA VOCABULARY: Drama. Movement. Character. Story. Sound. Freeze. Voice. Pretend. Tension.

 

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HANSEL and GRETEL

$7.99Price
  • SUITABLE FOR YEAR LEVELS (GRADES)

    1, 2, 3, 4

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