Notes for providers, sock puppet workshop

Running Time – 1 hour. If we have 1.5 hours in each class we can also do sock puppetry demonstrations and meet their puppet characters.

Number of workshops possible in one school day – 4, If timetable flexible.

Maximum number of participants – single class

Ideal age of class – reception- year 2

Set up time –30 minutes

Space required – We prefer to work in the same room all day if possible so that we can do the maximum number of workshops with the minimum of set-up time. A classroom, art room or the hall is fine. We require at least three large tables (or groups of tables) to put materials on. No chairs are required (it is ok if there are chairs there but we will ask children to sit on the floor while listening to instructions and they can work without chairs) We also need a table and at least two chairs near a plug socket for the glue guns. 

Parent/staff help required – teaching staff must be present, additional help from parents or volunteers to man the glue guns is really brilliant as it greatly reduces waiting time for the children and allows more time for artistic creativity. Ideally at least two extra helpers, the more the merrier.

Cost (inclusive of VAT and travel within one hour of Lewes, East Sussex):

  • One workshop - £100
  • Two workshops in the morning OR afternoon £150
  • Up to 4 workshops/whole day - £200

In conjunction with a show:

  • Show - £300
  • Show and two workshops - £400

(Please note, if school books show as well as workshops there is additional set up time – approx 2 hours)

Materials charge - £2 per head

DBS and insurance – WishWorks hold enhanced DBS checks and have equity public liability insurance of £5, 000, 000

Example timetable:


WishWorks (1 person) arrives at school and sets up workshop in classroom

9.15 – 10.15

Sock puppets brought into being

10.15 – 10.45

WishWorks set up for next workshop. Children have a break

10.45 – 12.00

Another sock workshop

12.00 – 1.00


1.00 – 1.55

More socks

2.15 – 3.10

More socks


WishWorks leave, classroom clean, everybody smiling.