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The following script excerpts are from Cathy's preschool and children's musical programs.
(Christian Christmas and all-season musical programs for preschoolers, children and teens)  


All of the scripts (speaking parts/narration only) average 9-12 minutes in length. 
Full musicals (both the speaking parts/narration AND the songs) are available in a 20-minute version or a 40-minute version.
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Let's Dress Seniors Up for Christmas  a senior citizen's Christmas program script excerpt:

(Reader enters with garland around neck; choir takes out jingle bells as Reader reads)
Let's dress up for Christmas, dress up each room with cheer.
We put up decorations, we love to see each year.
And when the tree is ready, take out the Christmas star,
And place it on the tip top;  We'll see it from afar.
(Reader exits as music begins)

Song:  Deck the Halls  (NOTE:  choir sings & then rings jingle bells on Fa-la-las)

(Choir puts jingle bells away as Reader enters)
Let's dress up for Christmas and travel far away.
Meet Joseph and meet Mary.  They need a place to stay. 
They looked until they found it, the perfect place - (choir together) HOORAY!
A cozy barn in Bethlehem, with lots and lots of hay.

Song:  Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful  (NOTE:  Verse 1 & refrain)

(Entire script:  5-7 minutes . . . . . performance time for script with songs - 20 minutes)

This is available as a script ONLY!  Script includes 13 rhymes, prop list and a list of suggested Christmas songs that can be inserted into the script.

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Children's Christmas Musical Program Script Excerpts

The following script excerpts are from children's Christmas musicals for elementary-age children. 
These children's plays work great for groups that include kindergarten through 6th-grade children.

 
 
Christmas:  We're On the Air  children's Christmas program script excerpt:
This is an old-fashioned radio show so the sound effects crew will do all the sounds in bold.

Announcer #1:  And now for an update on the baby that was born in a barn in Bethlehem.
Announcer #2:  Our news crew is live on the scene.  Are you there?
Barn Reporter #1:  We sure are.
Announcer #2:  Fill us in.  Who are these people and why was their baby born in a barn?
Barn Reporter #1:  The couple's names are Mary and Joseph.  They travelled here all the way from Nazareth.
Barn Reporter #2:  It was a very long trip for Joseph.  But is was a very, very long trip for Mary because she was going to have a baby.
Barn Reporter #1:  When they tried to get a room at an inn, this is what they heard:
    (Note:  use one person for all three voices)
    Sound:  fist pounds on shoe box 5 times
    Low Voice says, "No room . . . sorry."
    Close hard-covered book quickly to imitate door closing
    Fist pounds on shoe box 5 times
    High Voice says, "Sorry . . . . no room."
    Close hard-covered book quickly to imitate door closing
    Fist pounds on shoe box 5 times
    Regular Voice says, "No room . . . so sorry."
    Close hard-covered book quickly to imitate door closing
Barn Reporter #1:  So they took the only spot they could find, (pause) a barn in Bethlehem.
    Sound:  chicken, cow & sheep noises
Barn Reporter #2:  Shortly after they got here, the time came for Mary to have her baby.
Barn Reporter #1:  Mary gave birth to her son right here in the barn.
    Sound:  chicken, cow & sheep noises
Barn Reporter #2:  She named her baby Jesus.  Then she wrapped the baby in cloth and laid him in the manger.

Song:  Away in a Manger / Gentle Light 
(NOTE:  triangle, xylophone, sign language or light motions)

(Entire script:  10-12 minutes)
Script for the 40-minute program includes 17 speaking parts & script for the 20-minute program includes 15 speaking parts (NOTE:  The 20-minute program does not include the wisemen.) & both scripts include 10 non-speaking parts for the sound effects crew (and the option to expand the parts to include more children or combine the parts for fewer children)

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NEW! Christmas Play by Play  children's Christmas program script excerpt:
(Mary and Joseph enter stage left; Mary is carrying baby Jesus)
Co-captain #1:  Hey . . . look!  That must be the new coach.
Co-captain #2:  I bet you're right and it looks like he brought his family.  (waves Mary & Joseph over)
Co-captain #1:  (shakes hands with Joseph) Welcome to Bethlehem Stadium.  My name is _____.  What's your name?
Joseph:  Joseph.
Co-captain #1:  Nice to meet you, Joseph.  (points to #2)  This is (_____name of co-captain #2).
Co-captain #2:  (shakes hands with Joseph)  Great to meet you, Joseph!  (points to Mary)  And this must be your assistant coach.  (shakes hands with Mary)
Joseph:  (puzzled) Uh . . . no.  (pause)  This is my wife, Mary.
Co-captain #1:  (shakes hands with Mary) Hi, Mary.  Nice to have you here at the stadium.
Mary:  Thank you, it's nice to be here.
Co-captain #1:  (leans over and looks at baby)  And who is this little guy?
Mary:  (holds baby up for co-captains #1 & #2 to see)  This is Jesus.
Co-captain #2:  He's a tiny little guy.
Mary:  He sure is.  (looks at baby)  He has only been in the world for a few hours.
Co-captain #1:  Woah!  He must have been born right here in Bethlehem.
Joseph:  He sure was.  (points over shoulder toward manger)  He was born just down the street from this stadium in a barn.
Co-captain #1:  (with shock)  He was born in a barn?!
Joseph:  That's right, a barn.  All of the inns in town were full, so we had to settle for a spot in the barn.
Co-captain #2:  (to Mary)  I'm sorry your baby had to be born in a barn.
Mary.  It's O.K.  When it came time to have my baby, God provided exactly what I needed.
Co-captain #2:  What a great attitude!
Mary:  And God's timing was perfect!
Co-captain #1:  And now you get to be the assistant coach to some of the best athletes in baseball.
Mary:  What?!
Co-captain #1:  You know.  (slugs Joseph's shoulder)  We were promised a coach.
Co-captain #2:  (slugs Joseph's other shoulder)  Joseph, you're the coach.  And Mary is your assistant coach.
(both co-captains #1 & #2 slug Joseph's shoulders)
Joseph:  (holds up "stop" hands and shakes head "no")  Sorry, you guys!  God is going to give you what you need, but it might not be exactly what you expected.
Co-captain #2:  What do you mean?
Joseph:  (takes baby from Mary and holds it toward co-captains #1 & #2)  Meet your new coach!
#1 & #2:  (together)  What!!
Joseph:  It's true.  Jesus is not only your new coach, (pause) he is your newborn savior.
Mary:  God promised to send a Savior and now Jesus is here.
 (co-captains #1 & #2 remove hats and kneel in front of Jesus)  Now that we've met the co-captains, we look forward to introducting Jesus to the rest of the team.
Joseph:  Tell everyone on the team that they can find us at home plate. 
(points to home plate & manger stage left; co-captains #1 & #2 nod, then stand and put on baseball hats)
Co-captain #1:  Sure thing.  We'll tell everyone!  It was great to meet all of you!
Co-captain #2:  And it is great to finally have a coach for the team.
(as song begins, co-captains #1 & #2 wave good-bye to Mary & Joseph; Mary & Joseph take places at manger as co-captains exit stage right.)

Song:  Away in a Manger / Come with Me (NOTE:  triangle, xylophone)

(as song ends, Narrator #1 enters and stands center stage; Co-captains #1 & #2 enter and stand center stage entering a text message on phone)
Narrator #1:  The co-captains knew it would be their job to tell the rest of the team about their new coach.  They decided that the best place to start would be to send a text message to the angels in the bull pen.  (co-captains put phone away, high 5 each other & exit stage left)

(Entire script:  10-12 minutes)
Script includes 15 speaking parts and 2 narrators & 10 non-speaking parts (and the option to expand the parts to include more children or combine the parts for fewer children)

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Hold on to Your Hat - It's Christmas! children's Christmas program script excerpt:

Song:  Always With You  (NOTE:  sways & hand jives)

Reader:  Luke 2:1-7 
(copyright law prohibits printing scripture text)
(Mary and Joseph enter down center aisle & go to manger, stage left, as Reader reads; Mary sits & Joseph stand.)

Narrator:  Mary and Joseph were settling in at the barn with their new baby when the angel arrived with a box.
(Angel #1 tip-toes in stage right carrying Box #1 and hands it to Joseph.)
Narrator:  The angel handed Joseph the box and then quietly slipped out of the barn.
(Angel #1 tip-toes out to join choir; Joseph hands box to Mary.)
Narrator:  Mary looked inside the box and found two hats . . . one for Joseph and one for herself.
(Mary hands hat to Joseph; both put hats on.  Joseph takes note card out of box and shows it to Mary.)
Narrator:  Then Joseph noticed a note in the box.  It said, "Hold on to your hat, and remember God is always with you."
(Joseph places note card in box, Mary removes halo from box and places it on Jesus' head.)
Narrator:  God was with them.  As they looked at Jesus lying in the manger, they knew that this was no ordinary baby.  This baby was the savior God had promised to send to the world.
(Joseph kneels, removes hat & uses hat to cover baby Jesus.)
Narrator:  God was with them . . . right here in this barn.  God's promise to be with them in the days and weeks ahead was exactly what they needed to hear on their first night together as a family in Bethlehem.
(Joseph stands next to Mary as music begins.)

Song:  Away in a Manger / Gift from Above  (NOTE:  triangle & xylophone or flute)

(Entire script:  10-12 minutes)
Script includes Luke 2 text, reader & narrator parts and 12+ non-speaking costumed characters (your children get to act but they don't have to memorize any lines)
NOTE:  The script for the 20-minute program includes only 8+ non-speaking costumed characters - The wisemen are not included in the 20-minute program.

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The Big, Big Story children's Christmas program script excerpt:

(Wisemen enter carrying their gifts.)
Wiseman:  (to reporter)  Pardon me.  Could you verify the location of a twinkling celestial body exclusively visible when the earth's rotation causes a reduction in the illumination of the atmosphere?
Reporter:  (mouth drops open) You mean . . . . have I seen a star?
(wisemen bow a big, silent "yes")
Reporter:  (indicates height of star character)  About so high?
(wisemen bow a big, silent "yes")
Reporter:  Sure, I'll give you that information if I can take your picture.
(wisemen bow a big, silent "yes" and take a stuffy picture holding up their gifts)
Reporter:  The star went (points) that way.
(wisemen bow a big, silent "thank you" and exit in the direction of the star)

Song:  Find a Baby, in a Manger

(Shepherds enter.)

Reporter: (approaching the shepherds) Part of the big story?
Shepherd: We sure are! We're the shepherds.
Reporter: I'm writing about the big story that about to happen here in Bethlehem. Do you know what this big story is all about?
Shepherd: A baaaaaaaaby.
Reporter: A baby?
Shepherd: In a baaaaaaaarn.
Reporter: In a barn? Are you sure you've got the right story?
Shepherd: It's biiiiiiiiiiiiig. This is no ordinary baaaaaaaaaby. You'll see.
Reporter: I plan to see it all. Hey, can I get a picture of you shepherds in this big story?
(Shepherds line up with reporter kneeling in front of them. Shepherds put "rabbit ears" on the reporter as the camera person takes a picture).
Reporter: Thanks a lot! (writes on clipboard as shepherds exit and child #2 enters)

(Entire script:  10-12 minutes)
Script includes 9+ speaking parts and 5+ non-speaking parts (and the option to expand the parts to include more children or combine the parts for fewer children)

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Catch the Christmas Spirit children's Christmas program script excerpt:

Adult: (enters carrying a book and sits on rocking chair) We've been so busy shopping for gifts, baking cookies, and decorating. How about taking a little time out for the Christmas story?
Child: (sits on the floor) Is this the one where the big guy comes down the chimney with lots of presents?
Adult: No. This is the real Christmas story.
Child: The real Christmas story? You mean it's true? (music starts)
Adult: Yup. . . it's true. (opens book) It all began in a little town called Bethlehem.
Song: Bethlehem, God Chose You
Child: Who says big things can't happen in small places?
Adult: Right. . . when God chooses the small, big things can happen. Bethlehem had been chosen to be the birthplace of God's son, Jesus. . . the savior of the world.
Child: I thought God would want Jesus to be born in a castle with lots of lights in a big town.
Adult: No big town, in fact Bethlehem was so tiny and so crowded, Jesus' parents had a hard time finding a place to stay.

Song: Make Room
(Mary and Joseph enter during this song - looking around, and then settling in at the manger.)

Child: They didn't have a bed?
Adult: Nope.
Child: They had to stay in the barn and make a bed in the hay?
Adult: Yup.
Child: Is that where Jesus was born?
Adult: It sure was.

(Entire script:  8-10 minutes)
Script includes 2 speaking parts and 15+ non-speaking character parts (and the option to expand the parts to include more children or combine the parts for fewer children)

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Checkin' It Twice children's Christmas program script excerpt:
NOTE:  This is the identical script that is used for "The Christmas Checklist" . . . but instead of traditional Christmas carols, "Checkin' It Twice" includes Cathy's original contemporary Christmas songs.


Reader: Luke 2:1-5  (copyright law prohibits printing scripture text)
(Mary & Joseph enter; Joseph carries suitcase, which he places on table and opens.)
Joseph: Do we have everything, Mary?
Mary: (looks in suitcase) I think so.
Joseph: (pulls out sticky note pad & holds up sticky note #1) Spare clothes?
Mary: Right here, Joseph. (holds up shirt)
Joseph: (holds up sticky note #2) Map to Bethlehem?
Mary: Mmmm. . . . (looks around in suitcase) here it is. (holds up map)
Joseph: (holds up sticky note #3) Snacks for the trip?
Mary: Got it. (holds up bag of chips)
Joseph: How about some dip to go with those chips?
Mary: (holds up dip) Your favorite!
Joseph: Perfect . . . are we missing anything?
Mary: (pauses to think) Our birth certificates!!
Joseph: Oh yes. (pulls papers out of pocket/belt) Here they are. Now we’re ready to go and register in Bethlehem.
Mary: I sure hope we can find a place to stay when we get there. Bethlehem will be crowded.
Joseph: God will provide a place, Mary.
Mary: I know, Joseph.
Joseph: Well, I think we’ve got everything. Are you ready to go?
Mary: I’m ready if you are.
Joseph: (shuts suitcase) Let’s go. (Joseph carries suitcase as they exit and go to manger)

(Entire script:  10-12 minutes)
Script includes Luke 2 text with 18+ speaking parts and 10+ non-speaking parts (and the option to expand the parts to include more children or combine the parts for fewer children)

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Christmas Snapshots children's Christmas program script excerpt:

Reader: (Luke 2: 8) (copyright law prohibits printing scripture text)
Narrator: These are the only pictures that we have in black and white. We thought that would bring out the best in the sheep – they only come in black and white you know! (point to picture frame)
(Snapshot #7: Shepherds pose in pairs with sheep – holding them, scolding them, petting them, etc. - then freeze)
These shepherds were on duty on a hillside near Bethlehem. Their job:
(pause) to take care of a flock of sheep. Here’s a picture of the shepherds taking care of the sheep. (point to picture frame)
(Snapshot #8: Sheep bunch up on right. Shepherds pick up flashlights & freeze in pose with flashlights pointing to the right)
Here’s another picture of the shepherds taking care of the sheep later that same night. (point to picture frame)
(Snapshot #9: Sheep bunch up on left. Shepherds switch and point flashlights to left and freeze in pose)
Here’s a shot of the shepherds having their midnight snack. (point to picture frame)
(Snapshot #10: Shepherds get rid of flashlights and grab sticks with marshmallows on them and freeze in pose as if roasting the marshmallows over a fire, some standing, some kneeling and one eating a marshmallow on a stick. Sheep are around like pets.)
For them, it was just another ordinary night of sheep watching. Little did they know that this ordinary night was about to take an exciting turn.

Reader: (Luke 2: 9) (copyright law prohibits printing scripture text)

Narrator: We got this picture of the shepherds as the angel came to visit them that night.  (point to picture frame)
(Snapshot #11:  Angel #1 stands in middle of shepherds with arms lifted up and shepherds look scared as they shield their faces with their hands.  Everyone freezes.)

Reader: (Luke 2: 10-14) (copyright law prohibits printing scripture text)

Narrator: Suddenly this snapshot got very crowed as the angel was joined by a bunch of other angels who began to sing.  We caught this picture just as the concert was getting started.  (point to picture frame)
(Snapshot #12:  Angels enter and stand in line on left with mouth open as if singing as Angel #1 becomes their director and shepherds and sheep sit on floor right watching the angels sing.  Everyone freezes.)
You should have seen it.  It was an awesome night.  There were bright lights.  There was great music.  And best of all . . . there was good news.

(Entire script:  10-12 minutes)
Script includes Luke 2 text
with child reader & narrator parts and lots of opportunities for non-speaking costumed characters to be a part of 19 snapshots

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Get in Line for Christmas children's Christmas program script excerpt:

(piano plays measures 60-63 of “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing/We Are a Flock” as Clerk 3 takes place behind counter at Bethlehem Corner Market; wisemen enter carrying packages)
Wiseman 1-3: (together) Two, four, six, eight, what do we appreciate? No. . . . line!
Clerk 3: May I help you?
Wiseman 1: We’ve got three packages that need to be delivered. Can you help us out?
Clerk 3: Your precious packages are my personal priority. (pulls out notepad and scribbles) Do you need insurance?
Wiseman 2: No thanks.
Clerk 3: (scribbles on notepad) What’s in the packages?
Wiseman 3: (holds up package) Gold.
Wiseman 2: (holds up package) Frankincense.
Wiseman 1: (holds up package) Myrrh.
Clerk 3: (scribbles on notepad) O.K. We’ve got lots of packages to deliver these days. According to my calculations, these packages should arrive at their destination in seven days.
Wiseman 3: Seven days?
Wiseman 2: Maybe we should rethink this and deliver them in person.
Wiseman 1: Maybe you’re right.
Clerk 3: It sounds like you’re making your precious packages a personal priority.
Wiseman 3: Maybe you can help us out with something else.
Clerk 3: Maybe . . . what do you need?
Wiseman 3: Do you have any maps of the city?
Clerk 3: Sure do. (holds up a map)
Wiseman 2: I don’t think we’ll need that.
Wiseman 3: We won’t?
Wiseman 1: (shakes head “no”) Uh-huh. Remember? God is going to provide a star for us to follow that will lead us to the savior.
Wiseman 2 & 3: That’s right!
Wiseman 1: (to clerk 3) Thanks anyway. I guess we don’t need a map after all.
Clerk 3: No delivery. No map. (holds up box of chocolate stars) Can I interest you in some chocolate stars?
Wiseman 1: Why not! (takes candy and wisemen and clerk 3 exit as music begins)

(Entire script:  10-12 minutes)
Script includes 15 speaking parts and 15+ non-speaking parts (and the option to expand the parts to include more children or combine the parts for fewer children)

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Signs of Christmas children's Christmas program script excerpt:

(Leader pulls wagon to center of choir as #10 & #11 enter fighting. #10 is carrying “Oh, Come” sign and #11, wearing a cowboy/cowgirl hat, is carrying “Y’all Come” sign.)
#10: It’s not right!
#11: Is too!
#10: Is not!
#11: Is too!
Leader: Whoa! What’s all the fighting about?
#10: We decided we needed a sign that invites everyone to the manger. This (points to sign) is from the famous Christmas song, “Oh, come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant.”
#11: That’s too stuffy! I think “Y’all Come” says it better (holds up sign).
#10: Does not!
#11: Does too!
#10: Does not!
Leader: Come on you guys! You’ve both got invitations. . . they just say “welcome” in different ways. What’s important is that you agree that everyone is welcome to the Christmas celebration, right?
#11: Right!
#10: Right!
#10 & #11: (together) Right! (shake hands, put signs in “Christmas Signs” box and exit together as leader pulls wagon center stage.)

Song: Oh, Come All Ye Faithful / Y’all Come (NOTE: stomps, thigh slaps, claps & kitchen band)

(Entire script:  10-12 minutes)
Script includes 11 speaking parts and 8+ non-speaking parts (and the option to expand the parts to include more children or combine the parts for fewer children)

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Special Delivery children's Christmas program script excerpt:

(wisemen enter carrying assorted wrapping paper, tape & packages; wiseman 3 holds package as 1 & 2 wrap it.)
Wiseman 1: (holding up wrapping paper) What do you think of this paper?
Wiseman 2: Good choice. Could you please hand me the tape? (wiseman 1 hands wiseman 2 the tape)
Wiseman 3: Sure hope the rest of the gifts come.
Wiseman 2: Rest of the gifts?
Wiseman 3: Yeah. . . I mail ordered three gifts.
Wiseman 1: For who?
Wiseman 3: For Jesus.
Wiseman 1 & 2: For Jesus?!?
Wiseman 2: Those gifts better get here quick. We need to head for Bethlehem tonight!
Wiseman 3: Tonight?
Wiseman 1: Yeah. . . God is going to give us directions that will lead us to the newborn Savior.
Wiseman 3: Tonight?
Wiseman 1 & 2: Tonight!
Delivery Person: (enters with “gold, frankincense & myrrh” packages and honks horn) Special delivery. (holds out clipboard) Sign here. (Wiseman 3 signs as wisemen 1 & 2 take packages; delivery person exits)
Wiseman 3: Thanks a lot!
(open packages)
Wisemen 1-3: All right!
Wiseman 1: (holds up gold) Gold.
Wiseman 2: (holds up frankincense) Frankincense.
Wiseman 3: (holds up myrrh) Myrrh.
Wiseman 2: We better get these gifts wrapped.
Wiseman 1: (holds up wrapping paper) What do you think of this wrapping paper?
Wiseman 3: Perfect. . . nothing but the best for the savior. Could you please hand me the tape?
Wiseman 1: Wait a minute! If we’re heading out tonight, we need some directions.
Delivery Person: (enters with “directions” package and honks horn) I forgot to leave this earlier. (hands wiseman 3 the package)
Wisemen 1-3: The directions!
Wiseman 3: (to delivery person) You know, you should go with us.
Delivery Person: Me? Thanks, but it’s been a long day and I can’t wait to get home.
Wiseman 1: The best stop you can make at Christmas, is a stop at the manger.
Delivery Person: Ya think so? I’ll think about it. Thanks for the invitation. Maybe I’ll see you at the manger later.
Wiseman 1: We’ll see you there. (waves as delivery person exits) We’ll see you there if we can figure out these directions.
(wiseman 3 opens package)
Wiseman 2: What’s it say?
Wiseman 3: Follow the star.
Wiseman 1 & 2: Let’s go. (grab gifts, wrapping paper, & directions and exit)

(Entire script:  10-12 minutes)
Script includes 13 speaking parts and 10+ non-speaking parts (and the option to expand the parts to include more children or combine the parts for fewer children)

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A Piece of Christmas children's Christmas program script excerpt:

Reader:  Luke 2:1-5 (copyright law prohibits printing scripture text)

(Mary and Joseph enter stage left; Mary is rubbing her arms and shivering)
Mary:  I'm so cold, Joseph.  (shivers)
Joseph:  Let me see if I can find something that will keep you warm, Mary.  Look!  (points to fabric hanging on clothes tree)  Someone left a piece of fabric that we can use.  (take fabric from clothes tree and wrap it around Mary's shoulders)  How does that feel?
Mary:  (holds fabric around self)  It's very warm.  I feel much better.  Thank you Joseph.
Joseph:  You're welcome.  I know you are cold and exhausted, Mary, and I still haven't found a place for us to stay tonight.
Mary:  I know you've checked everywhere but all of the inns are full.  No one was a room for us.
Joseph:  Well . . . (pauses and holds up one finger) . . . we have one option.
Mary:  (surprised)  We do?
Joseph:  Yes.  There was one innkeeper who said we could come back and sleep in his barn if we couldn't find anywhere else to stay.
Mary:  Really?  Well, a barn is better than sleeping out in the cold, Joseph.
Joseph:  I guess you're right, Mary.  I was hoping we could get a room, but at least a barn will have animals that will keep us warm.
Mary:  Let's go back and tell the innkeeper we'll take him up on his offer to let us sleep in the barn.  (unwraps and hands fabric to Joseph)  Here, Joseph.
Joseph:  (takes fabric)  Don't you want to take this with you?
Mary:  (shakes head)  No thanks.  We're going to have a warm place to stay tonight.  Maybe someone else will need it more than I do.
Joseph:  Whatever you say, Mary.  Are you ready to go?  (Mary nods) Then let's go!  An overnight in a barn will make our trip to Bethlehem a trip that we will always remember!  (hangs fabric on clothes tree and Mary and Joseph go to manger as music begins)

Song:  What Child is This / Away in a Manger
(NOTE:  violin/flute/hand bells and triangle)

(Entire script:  10-12 minutes)
Script includes Christmas text from Luke 2 with 16 speaking parts (and the option to expand the parts to include more children or combine the parts for fewer children)


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Simply Christmas children's Christmas program script excerpt:

Scripture Reader:  Luke 2:17-18 & 20 (copyright law prohibits printing scripture text)
(As reader reads, Interpreter #1 & #2 enter and stand stage left as Angels #2-#5 enter and stand stage right.)

Interpreter #1:  O.K.  We're here to help these guys out.  (point to angels stage right)
Interpreter #2:  We were told that they did so much singing that they lost their voices.  (angels nod heads "yes")
Interpreter #1:  So they're going to act out their part and we'll try and figure out what they're trying to tell us.
Interpreter #2:  (to angels) Are you ready?  (angels nod heads "yes") Let's start with this . . . who are you?
All Angels:  Wave arms like wings.
Interpreter #2:  Birds?
All Angels:  Shake heads "no".
Interpreter #2:  You're not birds.  Try again.
All Angels:  Wave arms like wings then use hands to make a halo and hold it over head.
Interpreter #1:  I know, I know.  They're angels.
All Angels:  Jump up and down and clap and shake heads "yes".
Interpreter #1:  Great, so you are angels.  And what was your job?
All Angels:  Angel #2 stands in front of Angels #3-#5, acting as choir director.  Angels #3-#5 line up in choir formation and freeze with mouths open, pretending to be singing.
Interpreter #2:  Singing . . . they're singing!
All Angels:  Jump up and down and clap and shake heads "yes".
Interpreter #2:  Who are you singing to?
All Angels:  Point up to heaven.
Interpreter #2:  (looks up to where angels were pointing) Oh . . . God?  You're singing to God!
All Angels:  With serious faces, angels slowly nod heads "yes".
Interpreter #1:  Did anyone hear you singing to God?
Angel #2:  Nods head "yes", then steps forward and puts hands up by head like ears.
Interpreter #1:  A cow?  A cow heard you singing?
Angel #2:  Shakes head "no" then puts hands up by head like ears and bends over a little to indicate that the animal is smaller than a cow.
Interpreter #1:  A sheep?
All Angels:  Jump up and down and clap and nod heads "yes"; Angel #2 steps back to join other angels.
Interpreter #1:  (puzzled)You sang a concert for a bunch of sheep?!
Interpreter #2:  Well, we all know that wherever there are a lot of sheep, you'll also find some shepherds.
All Angels:  Nod heads "yes".
Interpreter #1:  I'm guessing that God sent you to the shepherds with a message.
All Angels:  Nod heads "yes".

(Entire script:  12-15 minutes)
Script includes 18+ speaking parts and 11+ non-speaking parts (and the option to expand the parts to include more children or combine the parts for fewer children)

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The Christmas Clinic children's Christmas program script excerpt:

(doctor is writing on clipboard)
Client #6: Hello, doctor.
Doctor: Hello.
Client #6: Do you remember me? I was at the Christmas Clinic a year ago. You gave me some Christmas vitamins.
Doctor: Of course . . . how did they work out for you?
Client #6: Great! I used them all year long.
Doctor: That’s what you’re supposed to do. One vitamin a day keeps a little bit of Christmas in you all year long.
Client #6: It sure does. I’ve been telling everyone about Christmas vitamins.
Doctor: This reminds me of the Christmas story. (nurse rings bell)
Client #6: It does?
Doctor: Yes it does. After the shepherds went to Bethlehem, they told other people about the savior.
Client #6: Kind of like me telling other people about Christmas vitamins?
Doctor: Exactly!
Client #6: Hey, I was wondering . . . could I get a refill for another year of Christmas vitamins? That way I can keep giving a little dose of Christmas to people who need it all year long.
Doctor: That’s the spirit. (writes out a prescription and gives to client #6) Here you go. Merry Christmas!
Client #6: Same to you.
(exits as doctor freezes in place making notes on clipboard)

Reader: Luke 2:18 & 20
(copyright law prohibits printing scripture text)

(Entire script:  10-12 minutes)
Script includes Christmas text from Luke 2 with 16+ speaking parts and 7+ non-speaking parts (and the option to expand the parts to include more children or combine the parts for fewer children)

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The Christmas Checklist children's Christmas program script excerpt:
NOTE:  This is the identical script that is used for "Checkin' It Twice" . . . but instead of Cathy's original Christmas songs, "The Christmas Checklist" includes only traditional Christmas carols.

(piano plays measures 39-52 of “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” softly up an octave as reader reads Luke 2:1-5)

Reader: Luke 2:1-5 (copyright law prohibits printing scripture text)
(Mary & Joseph enter; Joseph carries suitcase, which he places on table and opens.)
Joseph: Do we have everything, Mary?
Mary: (looks in suitcase) I think so.
Joseph: (pulls out sticky note pad & holds up sticky note #1) Spare clothes?
Mary: Right here, Joseph. (holds up shirt)
Joseph: (holds up sticky note #2) Map to Bethlehem?
Mary: Mmmm. . . . (looks around in suitcase) here it is. (holds up map)
Joseph: (holds up sticky note #3) Snacks for the trip?
Mary: Got it. (holds up bag of chips)
Joseph: How about some dip to go with those chips?
Mary: (holds up dip) Your favorite!
Joseph: Perfect . . . are we missing anything?
Mary: (pauses to think) Our birth certificates!!
Joseph: Oh yes. (pulls papers out of pocket/belt) Here they are. Now we’re ready to go and register in Bethlehem.
Mary: I sure hope we can find a place to stay when we get there. Bethlehem will be crowded.
Joseph: God will provide a place, Mary.
Mary: I know, Joseph.
Joseph: Well, I think we’ve got everything. Are you ready to go?
Mary: I’m ready if you are.
Joseph: (shuts suitcase) Let’s go. (Joseph carries suitcase as they exit and go to manger)

(Entire script:  10-12 minutes)
Script includes Luke 2 text with 18+ speaking parts and 10+ non-speaking parts (and the option to expand the parts to include more children or combine the parts for fewer children)

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Christmas in a Box children's Christmas program script excerpt:

Reader:  Luke 2:1-5 (copyright law prohibits printing scripture text)

(Mary and Joseph enter down center aisle as Reader reads; they stop stage left and stand behind table.  Mary takes dish towel out of prop box and ties it on head like a kerchief and takes plastic grocery bags out of prop box and places them on the table.  Joseph takes pieces of paper and wooden spoon out of prop box and places them on table; then takes lampshade out of prop box and places it (wide side up) on floor for a waste basket and takes broom and frisbee out of prop box; leans broom against table and places frisbee on floor next to broom.)

Joseph:  (picks up wooden spoon, handle end of spoon is down and scoop end of spoon is up)  All right, Mary.  (holds up wooden spoon "pen")  I found the pencil.
Mary:  That's good.  You need to write both of our names on the registration form we were given when we arrived in Bethlehem.
Joseph:  (excitedly shuffles through papers & makes a ball of one piece of paper and tosses it into the lamp shade "waste basket")  I can't find the form!  (shuffles more papers)  I can't find the registration form, Mary.  Do you see it here?
Mary:  (calmly picks up a piece of paper and hands it to Joseph)  Here it is, Joseph.
Joseph:  (takes paper and uses handle-end of wooden spoon "pen" to sign name on paper)  Thanks, Mary.  If you haven't noticed, I've been kind of nervous lately.  (lays wooden spoon "pen" down on table)  I've been nervous about our trip to Bethlehem.  I'm nervous about getting our names registered on time.  I'm nervous about having a baby.
Mary:  But, I'm the one who is going to have the baby!
Joseph:  I know, Mary, I know.  But this baby isn't just any baby . . . it's the Savior of the world.
Mary:  You need to remember that God has everything under control, Joseph.  This isn't about us.  This is about God's gift of a Savior to the world.  
Joseph:  Whew!  What a relief!  Thanks for the reminder.  (grabs broom and starts sweeping floor quickly)
Mary:  Now what are you doing?
Joseph:  Sometimes keeping busy helps me to keep my mind off of being nervous.  You see, I'm also nervous about finding a place for us to stay.  There wasn't any room for us to stay in the inn, so it looks like we're going to have to stay in a barn for a few nights.  (uses frisbee "dustpan" to scoop up and dump dirt in lamp shade "waste basket")
Mary:  Sleeping in a barn will be fine with me.  We've got a place to sleep, (holds up bag) we've got food to eat, and we've got a Savior that is about to be born.
Joseph:  Oh, oh . . . I'm starting to feel nervous again.
Mary:  There's no need to be nervous, Joseph.  God has everything under control, remember?
Joseph:  Absolutely everything?
Mary:  (nods)  Everything!
(As music begins, Mary and Joseph place all props in prop box and exit to stand in center front row of choir.)

Song:  Oh, Come, Emmanuel / What Child is This  (NOTE:  drum/shaker & triangle)

(Entire script:  10-12 minutes)
Script includes Christmas text from Luke 2 and a combination of 6 speaking parts and parts for narrators & readers (you may use one narrator and one reader or expand the parts to include more children)

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Preschool Christmas Musical Program Script Excerpts

The following script excerpts are from preschool Christmas musicals for preschool children. 
These pre-k plays work great with 3 to 7-year-old children.

 
 

Christmas All Around  pre-K Christmas program script excerpt:
(Joseph enters carrying suitcase and stands on right circle.)
Our story starts with Joseph who has packed his bag to go.
He's on his way to Bethlehem but stops to say, "Hello".
(Joseph waves to the audience.)

(Mary enters and stands next to Joseph on right circle.)
And Mary will be walking next to Joseph all day long. 
She thinks a trip goes faster if you sing a little song.

Song:  Walking to Bethlehem (NOTE: finger motions)
(Mary & Joseph walk to left circle as music ends.)

(Mary and Joseph walk around circle with one hand on forehead - looking for a place to stay.)
Now when they got to town and saw the people all around,
They tried to find a place to stay but no room could be found.

(Kind person enters and goes to left circle, waves to Joseph and Mary, and points to the manger.)
Then, finally, a person who was kind, said they could stay.
They stayed in a nice barn and slept on beds made out of hay.

(Entire script:  9-11 minutes)
Script includes 15 original rhymes that may be read by a narrator or spoken by individual preschool children along with 10-25 non-speaking parts (your preschoolers get to act, but they don't have to say any lines)


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Say "Cheese" for Christmas  pre-K Christmas program script excerpt:
Note:  Narrator should pause for a slow count of 5 on each picture.

Song:  Mary Sang (NOTE: motions)

Mary got a few pictures of Joseph holding Jesus that night, too.
   
Picture #8 - Joseph holding baby Jesus wrapped in a blanket
It was hard to believe that this little baby was the savior that God had promised to send to the world.  Joseph and Mary were tickled to be able to hold God's son in their arms.  And Joseph and Mary weren't the only ones who were excited to welcome the newborn savior into the world.
   
Picture #9 - Animals surround Jesus in the manger
There were lots of animals in the barn.  And each one of them wanted to say "Hi" to Jesus in their own way.

Song:  In the Barn
(NOTE: motions)

Not far from where Jesus was born, there were some shepherds out in a field.
   
Picture #10 - Shepherds
They were taking care of their sheep.  They were also taking pictures of their sheep.
    Picture #11 - A close-up of sheep faces
An angel come to visit the shepherds in the field.  The angel had a message for them.

    Picture #12 - One angel holding large envelope with the word "MESSAGE" on it
The shepherds were afraid of the angel.
    Picture #13 - Shepherds with hands up and frightened faces
The sheep were afraid of the angel, too.
    Picture #14 - A close-up of frightened sheep faces
The angel said, "Don't be afraid" and then she said, "Cheese."
  
 Picture #15 - One angel smiling
Then the angel said, "I am here with good news for you.  My good news will bring joy to all people.  Today, your savior was born in Bethlehem!  You will find the baby wrapped in cloth and lying in a manger."

(Entire script:  7-9 minutes)
Narrated script & 22 snapshots of your preschoolers (you can add more snapshots if you have a lot of preschool children in your group)

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A Bunch of Gifts for Christmas  pre-K Christmas program script excerpt:

10)  And now the angels need a gift with ribbons on the side.
We know it's in this room so look around, both far and wide.
The ribbons will be on a box that's white.  It must be here.
If you can see a white box, hold it up and we will cheer.
      (Audience member holds up white box with ribbons & children cheer.  Audience member sets box with ribbons on table/stool, center stage.  Angels step close to table/stool.)

11)  This gift was for the shepherds, so the angels all came near.
The shepherds were afraid of them but they said, "Have no fear."
       (One angel opens box, takes out a ribbon from inside and holds it up so the audience can see it.)
Inside the box were ribbons to remind them of one thing,
that Jesus had been born this day with lots of love to bring.
      (Shepherds take ribbons out of box and put a ribbon on their pointer finger.  Audience member puts cover back on white box and places box stage left in the "Bunch of Gifts" pile; then returns to their seat.)

12)  Each shepherd took a ribbon, put it on and held it high.
      (Shepherds hold ribboned fingers up for audience to see.)
It would remind them God was with them and would stay near by.
Remember, God had promised that a Savior would be sent.
When Jesus came to earth it was a big, big, big event.

13)  The shepherds had to celebrate this wonderful, good news.
They started jumping up and down and almost lost their shoes!
      (Shepherds & sheep jump up and down.)
They got directions from the angels how to find God's son,
      (Angels point to manger.)
then off they went to meet the Prince of Peace, they had to run.
      (Shepherds & sheep run to manger, then kneel & look at Jesus.)

(Entire script:  10-12 minutes)
Script includes 22 rhymes - a narrator reads the rhymes and 13-25 of your preschoolers dress up and act out the rhymes


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Christmas Hide and Seek  pre-K Christmas program script excerpt:

Narrator:  Mary and Joseph had traveled to Bethlehem and now they needed to find a place to sleep for the night.  Lots of other people had traveled to Bethlehem, too.  Many of the rooms were already taken.  (Mary & Joseph walk slowly past "No Room" sign holders toward "Room in Barn --> " sign holder.)  Mary and Joseph walked by many places that didn't have a room for them.  (Mary and Joseph stop at "Room in Barn --> sign holder.)  Then, finally, they came to a sign that said, "Room in Barn".  Mary and Joseph were very excited to have found a place to sleep.  Sleeping in a barn was much better than sleeping outside.  They had never slept in a barn before, so this was going to be an adventure.  Before Mary and Joseph went into the barn, they knocked on the door.  (lead choir as they count)

Choir:  (knock right fist on left open hand as each number is spoken, as if knocking on the barn door 10 times) 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10.  Ready or not, here we come.  (Mary and Joseph pretend to open door and peek into the barn)

Narrator:  When they opened the door, Mary and Joseph looked inside and saw some animals hiding in the barn.  Joseph pointed to the cat hiding behind the box.  (Joseph points at cat behind box; cat waves tail at Joseph.)  Mary pointed to the cow hiding behind the sack of feed.  (Mary points at cow behind sack of feed; cow waves tail at Mary.)  And they both pointed to the sheep hiding behind the manger.  (Mary and Joseph both point at sheep; sheep waves at Mary and Joseph.)  The animals in the barn had all done a good job of hiding, but Mary and Joseph had also done a good job of finding them.  They found all of the animals in the barn and now it was time for Mary's baby to be born.  (Cat, sheep & cow all go behind the box and peek out to watch as Mary and Joseph go to manger; Mary picks up baby and Joseph puts knapsack on floor.)  Mary gave birth to a baby boy and she named him Jesus.  Jesus was a special baby because Jesus was born as the savior of the world.   

(Entire script:  10-12 minutes)
Narrated script (10 - 25 of your preschoolers get to act, but they don't have to say any lines)

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Someone Has a Birthday  pre-K Christmas program script excerpt:
Narrator: The only way the wisemen would be able to find Jesus, was to follow a star . . . . a special star that God gave them to follow. If the star went over a hill, the wisemen went over a hill.
(Star walks forward scrunching down then walking tall as if walking over a hill followed by wisemen)
If the star went around in a circle, the wisemen went around in a circle.
(Star walks around in a circle followed by wisemen)
Wherever the star went, the wisemen followed. Then one day the star stopped at the place where Jesus was staying and the wisemen stopped, too.
(Star stops at manger followed by wisemen)
Each of the wisemen brought a special present. One of the wisemen brought presents of gold, frankincense and myrrh for Jesus.
(Wiseman carrying 3 boxes piled on top of each other sets them down at manger)
Another wiseman brought presents of food and water for the animals in the barn.
(Wiseman with pail and feed sack sets them down at the manger)
The last wiseman brought a birthday cake.
(Wiseman with cake, hands it to Joseph)
When the wisemen saw the baby lying in the manger, they knelt down and worshiped Jesus. Then they left to tell others that Jesus Christ had been born.

Song: Ring the Bells (NOTE: bells)

(Entire script:  10-12 minutes)
Narrated script (10 - 25 of your preschoolers get to act, but don't have to say any lines)

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Christmas Step-by-Step  pre-K Christmas program script excerpt:

Narrator:  Just as the shepherds and sheep were about to go to sleep, someone came to see them.  (to children)  Who came to visit the shepherds?
Children:  The angel.
(Angel #1 enters with scarf/ribbon from stage left and whirls and twirls over to the shepherds and sheep.)
Narrator:  Step-by-step, the angel whirled and twirled her way over to the shepherds and sheep.  She was whirling and twirling with excitement because she had good news to tell them.  She told them that Jesus had been born in a barn in Bethlehem.  Then she invited the shepherds and sheep to go and see the newborn savior.  They would find him wrapped in cloth and lying in a manger.  Suddenly, the angel was joined by some more angels and together they sang, "Glory to God".


Song:  One Little Angel (NOTE:  motions & sign language)

Narrator:  When the angels were done singing, they whirled and twirled their way back to heaven.  The shepherds decided to go to Bethlehem and see the newborn savior that the angel had told them about.  So step-by-step they marched to the barn in Bethlehem.
(Shepherd #2 waves "March" sign and leads the sheep as they march to the manger, stage left.)
Narrator:  When they got there, they used their quiet steps to walk into the barn to see the baby Jesus.
(Shepherd #3 waves "Quiet Feet" sign and leads the sheep as they tip-toe around the manger, looking at baby Jesus.  Shepherds and sheep exit stage left.)
Narrator:  It had been an exciting day full of good news for the shepherds.  As they left the barn, they told everyone they saw about the baby Jesus.  They were so excited about the good news of the birth of a savior that they couldn't use their quiet steps . . . they just had to run and jump for joy.

Song:  Gotta Jump / Go Tell it on the Mountain
(NOTE:  jumps/claps/motions)

(Entire script:  9 minutes)
Interactive narrated script  (the narrator keeps the children engaged by asking them questions as the story is read) along with 10+ non-speaking parts (your preschoolers get to act, but they don't have to say any lines)

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Let's Dress Up for Christmas  pre-K Christmas program script excerpt:

(Animals enter and stand center front )
Let’s dress up for Christmas.
The animals all came,
with ears and tails and feathers;
not one was dressed the same.
They mooed and barked and cackled,
when Jesus Christ was born. (make animal noises)
They welcomed baby Jesus,
that happy Christmas morn. (make animal noises)
(Animals exit)


(Entire script:  10-12 minutes)
Script includes 10 original rhymes that may be spoken by individual children, a narrator, or a group of children and 10-25 non-speaking parts (your preschoolers get to act, but they don't have to say any lines)

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Lead the Way to Christmas  pre-K Christmas program script excerpt:
Note:  Narrator reads the following rhymes as children make their entrances.  

(Joseph enters carrying a knapsack-style bag & map and stands stage right)
Hello, (waves to crowd) my name is Joseph and I'm here to lead the way.
I need to get to Bethlehem, a town that's far away.
(points to back of room)
I've got my bag, I've got my map, (holds up bag & map) and both my shoes are tied.
And with each step I take, I know, that God is by my side.
(Joseph remains stage right as song is sung)

Song:  I'm Ready to Take a Step  (NOTE: steps & motions)

(As song ends, Mary enters carrying a blanket and stands stage right next to Joseph)
Hello, (waves to crowd) my name is Mary and I'm here to lead the way.
We need to get to Bethlehem and find a place to stay.
A place that's warm, a place that's dry, a place to make a bed;
(holds up blanket)
for Jesus will be born tonight and we must plan ahead.

So off they went together to the town of Bethlehem. 
(Mary & Joseph walk to center stage)
They could not find a place to stay, there was no room for them.  (shake their heads "no")
They prayed for help, and God came through; just look at what they got!
A barn with lots of animals, a warm and cozy spot.
(Mary & Joseph walk to manger; Mary places blanket in manger and Joseph sets bag & map on floor by manger.  Animals enter stage left holding on to rope & stop at manger - goat has a pail, chicken has feathers in a bag, donkey has food bag, pig has watering can, cow has basket of raffia)

(Entire script:  7-10 minutes)
Script includes 16 original Christmas rhymes (a narrator reads the rhymes and 12 - 30 of your preschoolers act out the rhymes)

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NEW! Christmas in Our Jammies 
pre-K Christmas musical script excerpt:
Note:  Reader reads the following script as pictures appear on the screen.  

Reader:  Our story starts with Mary and Joseph.
    
Picture #1 - Mary and Joseph standing side-by-side
They are going to take a trip to a town called Bethlehem, so they are packing a suitcase.
    
Picture #2 - Mary and Joseph putting clothes in a suitcase
Mary is going to have a baby.  They will need to stop and rest along the way, so Joseph is in charge of packing the snacks for their trip.
    
Picture #3 - Mary is sitting on suitcase and Joseph is handing her a banana
Mary and Joseph aren't the only ones making this trip.  There will be lots and lots and lots of people going to Bethlehem, and all of those people will be looking for a place to stay. 
    
Picture #4 - Close-up group shot of 6-10 children's faces
Mary and Joseph know that it might be kind of hard to find a place to sleep when they get to town.  But they know that God will take care of them.

Spoken by Reader and Children together
(walk in place)  We're walkin', walkin', walkin' all the way to town.
(back of hand on forehead)  We're tired, tired, tired.  Can we please sit down? (squat down)
("salute" hand over eyes and look around)  We're lookin', lookin, lookin' for a place to stay.
(hands together in prayer)  We're prayin', prayin', prayin' God will lead the way.
(hold both hands out in "stop" position)  We're stoppin', stoppin', stoppin' 'cause we found a place.
(spread arms out to sides)  It's very, very, very big with lots of space.

(Entire script:  8-10 minutes)
Script includes narrated script with 3 finger plays plus 21 pictures of your preschoolers (you can add more snapshots if you have a lot of preschool children in your group)

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Christmas in the Kitchen  pre-K Christmas program script excerpt:
Note:  Narrator reads the following rhymes as children make their entrances.  

(Angels enter and stand behind the shepherds)
1)  The angels came to see the shepherds, but as they came near,
     the shepherd's saw the angels and they all were filled with fear. 
(shepherds cover their faces)
     "Don't be afraid," the angels said, "We bring you joy and cheer,
(shepherds look at angels)
     the Savior that God promised has arrived.  Jesus is here!"

SONG:  Hear the Angels Singin'
(Note: motions)
(As song is sung, shepherds & sheep stay stage right; half of the angels stay with the shepherds & half of the angels go to the kitchen to get round smiley-face cookies)

2)  The angels started singing and the shepherds had to smile.
(angels that are close to the shepherds hold both hands overhead; shepherds smile at angels)
     They hadn't heard a concert in the field in quite a while.
     The good news of the birthday of the savior was worthwhile.

     The angels made some cookies and they made them up with style. (angels close to the shepherds, all of the shepherds & all of the sheep point to angels in the kitchen)

(Angels in the kitchen do the following motions)
3)  They made the cookies round and on each cookie was a face. (draw a big round circle in the air)
     and each one had a smile, a smile that no one could erase.
(draw a big smile in the air)
     The smile is for the joy that Jesus brings us in this place,
     and with that joy comes peace, and love, and hope, and lots of grace.
(angels hold round smiley-face cookies up for audience to see)

(Entire script:  8-10 minutes)
Script includes 20 interactive narrated rhymes (the Pre-K children do motions as the narrator reads) along with 15+ non-speaking parts (your preschoolers get to act, but they don't have to say any lines)

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Christmas Show & Tell pre-K Christmas program script excerpt:

(Animals enter and stand a few steps away from the manger)
Narrator: The animals in the barn could hear baby Jesus crying. They came by to show and tell him "hello" the best way they knew how. The bunny hopped by and said hello to Jesus.
(Bunny hops to manger, waves to baby, then hops off stage)
The kitten rubbed its soft fur on the baby's face.
(Kitten rubs its face on baby, then exits)
The cow tickled the newborn savior with her tail.
(Cow touches baby with tail, then exits)
The dog licked the baby's face.
(Dog pretends to lick baby, then exits)
From hops to tails, all of the animals had welcomed the new baby to their barn. Now they had to be very quiet, because baby Jesus was going to take a nap. Shhhh!

Song: Sh! There's a Baby

(Entire script:  10-12 minutes)
Script includes 5 rhymes (these rhymes may be done by individual preschool children or by your whole group) & narration (10-16 of your preschoolers get to act, but don't have to say any lines and there are 4 two-word speaking parts)

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Youth Musical Program Script Excerpt

The following script excerpt is from a youth musical that can be done at any time of the year.
This play is a good choice for groups that include teens in middle school and/or high school.

 
 

Takin' It Through the Day  youth (middle school/high school) program script excerpt:

#3: (enters with an adhesive notepad and sticks notes on self, books, people walking by, etc.) One, two, three, stick 'em on me. (#4 and #5 walk by) One, two, stick 'em on you! (sticks a note on each of them)
#4: Hey, knock it off!
#5: Get away from me!
#4 & #5: (angrily) What are you doing?
#3: Trying to remember my Bible verse.
#5: Oh yeah? What verse is that?
#3: Deuteronomy 11:18.
#4: So, what's it say?
#3: "Remember these commands and cherish them. Tie them on your arms and wear them on your foreheads as a reminder."
#4: O.K.. . . so what's with the notes?
#3: I was having a hard time remembering my verse, so I thought having lots of notes around would keep reminding me.
#5: Well, keep your reminders to yourself! (#4 & #5 take notes off themselves and stick them on #3 and leave)
#3: One, two, three, stick 'em on me. One, two, stick 'em on you! (#6, 7, & 8 walk by)
#6: Hey, what's up?
#3: Oh. . . I was having a hard time remembering my verse for the day, so I wrote out a bunch of notes I'm sticking them up as reminders!
#6: Great idea! You know I've been having recall problems, too! I wonder what I could do to remember my verse?
#7: How about putting it to music?
#8: Yeah, make a song out of it!
#6: Ephesians 6?
#8: Sure. . . it's about getting dressed, isn't it?
#6: Sort of, but. . .
#7: Listen. . . you start. . .
#6: (clears throat and sings some badly out-of-tune warm-up notes) la - la - la - la - la.
#7 & #8: (shrug and look at each other with doubt) We'll try and help you put it all together. (#3, #7, & #8 leave but #6 stays center stage and will get dressed with the full armor of God during "God's Armor")

Song: GOD'S ARMOR (NOTE: solo or ensemble leads a call/response as you “dress” someone in God’s armor)

(Entire script:  10-12 minutes)
Script includes 24 speaking parts (and the option to expand the parts to include more youth or combine the parts for fewer youth)

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Children's Musical Program Script Excerpts

The following script excerpts are from elementary-age children's musicals
that can be performed at any time of the year. 
These children's plays work great for groups that include children in kindergarten through 6th grade.

 
 

Are We There Yet? children's program script excerpt:

Song:  150 Years of Grace (NOTE: leg pats, stomps, claps & hops)

(As music ends, bus driver enters stage left and sits in driver's seat)
#8:  (enters stage right, walking backwards motioning toward #9 & #10) Come on you guys.  The bus is waiting.  Take two giant steps forward.
(#9 & #10 enter stage right and take two giant steps toward #8)
#8:  (continues walking backwards while looking at #9 & #10)  O.K.  Now take three chicken hops backwards.
(#9 & #10 take three chicken hops backwards, away from #8)
#8:  (continues walking backwards while looking at #9 & #10)  Now take four baby steps forward.
(#9 & #10 take four baby steps forward, toward #8)
#8:  (continues walking backwards while looking at #9 & #10)  Now take two bunny hops backwards.
(# 9 & #10 take two bunny hops backwards, away from #8)
#9:  Are we there yet?
#10:  We don't seem to be getting anywhere.
#8:  Sure you are.  Look how far you've come!
(#9 & #10 turn around and look behind them.)
#9:  I guess you're right.  But we're not as far as we'd like to be.
#10:  If I hadn't looked behind me, I'm not sure I would have known that I had taken any steps at all!
#8:  Progress isn't just about how many steps you take or how far you get.  It's about what you learn as you go.  Remember, God is with you every step of the way.
#10:  God is with me even when it seems like I am going backwards?
#8:  (nods head "yes")  Even when it seems like you are going backwards!
#9:  What a relief.
#8:  Every step we take brings us a little closer to being the people God wants us to be in the world.  How about ending with ten giant steps forward?
(#9 & #10 race to take ten giant steps forward to get on the bus.  Bus driver, #8, #9, & #10 join choir as chant begins)

Chant:  Every Step  (NOTE:  drum & motions)

(Entire script:  10-12 minutes)
Script includes 16 speaking parts and 6 non-speaking parts (and the option to expand the parts to include more children or combine the parts for fewer children)

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Assignment: Life! children's program script excerpt:

(as music ends, Child #10 enters dragging an extended extension cord)
#10: (to the choir) All right.  Everyone who wants a jolt of resurrection power, grab hold of the extension cord.  (3-10 children run forward from the choir and grab the extension chord) That's right . . . there's plenty of room.  No pushing!  Grab on for a jolt that will change your life!
#11: (enters waving hands and shaking head) No, no no!  That's not how resurrection power works.  Back to your places, everybody.  (3-10 children return to the choir)
#10: (hold up extension cord) But there is a lot of power that runs through this cord.
#11: Yes, but the power of the resurrection is the power of God's spirit working through us.
#10: (hold up extension cord) So we don't need an extension cord?
#11: Nope.  Resurrection power is always just a prayer away.
(Child #10 & Child #11 exit together as music begins)

Song:  Resurrection Power (NOTE: motions and claps)

(as music ends, Child #12 enters slowly wearing cowboy/cowgirl hat and outfit and carrying or riding a stick horse - stands center stage)
Child #12: (speaks slowly with a drawl)  Howdy, y'all (slowly tips hat toward audience).  My assignment is to SLOW DOWN.  It's been a very relaxing assignment.  I used to giddy-up and go everywhere doin' everything with my trusty steed.  (holds up stick horse and puts it back down)  Since I slowed down, I'm seein' and hearin' things I've never seen or heard before.  So I'm here to invite ya to join me in slowin' down.  Ya'll will see and hear some things ya ain't never seen or heard before, and ya might even hear a little somethin' from God.  (slowly tips hat toward audience)  Happy trails, y'all.
(Child #12 exits slowly as music begins)

Song:  Slow Down  (NOTE: whistling and motions with bandanas)

(Entire script:  10-12 minutes)
Script includes 15 speaking parts and 5+ non-speaking parts (and the option to expand the parts to include more children or combine the parts for fewer children)

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We're Goin' Fishin' children's program script excerpt:

(Professor is talking to #1 - #5.)

#4:  Well, the first thing you need to learn is the official fishing handshake.
#1, #2, #3, #5:  (together) Ya!
Professor:  O.K.
#1:  We always pray that God will lead us to people who need to hear about God's love, so we start with our hands like this. (clap hands into prayer position)
(Professor claps hands into prayer position.)
#2:  And then we're fishing for people, so we wiggle our hand like this three times (wiggle "prayer position" hands like a fish - 3 times).
(Professor wiggles "prayer position" hands like a fish - 3 times).
#3:  And then you shake hand with your fishing partner three times. (shakes hands with Professor 3 times)
#4:  Now put it all together.  Everyone gets a fishing partner.
(#1 & #2 are partners, #3 & #4 are partners, and #5 and Professor are partners.)
#5:  Everybody ready?  1-2-3-go.  (everyone does handshake with partner as #5 speaks)  Pray, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, shake, shake, shake.
#1-#5:  (together)  All right!
Professor:  you're good teachers.
#1:  We do O.K. but we're counting on learning a bunch of new things from you.
Professor:  You know the best teachers hand out hard assignments.
#2:  We can handle it.
Professor:  And a good teacher realizes that the same approach doesn't work for everyone.
#3:  That's for sure.
#4:  And when it comes to learning how to fish for people, Jesus is the very best teacher we'll ever have.

Song:  The Very Best Teacher (NOTE: solo, actions)

(Professor is looking at clipboard center stage as #6 enters with fishing pole)
#6: Are you the fishing professor?
Professor: Professor Freshwater at your service with fun facts about fishing for fish and their families. (bows)
#6: I was wondering how you know how many fish you can catch and how big they should be and what’s the biggest fish ever caught on record and when fishing season starts and . . .
Professor: (holds up hand) Whoa. . . slow down! You’ve got lots of questions. Fortunately, the answers to all of your questions can be found in the Fishing Regulations Handbook. (pulls out regulations book from back pocket)
#6: (takes book from Professor) Wow! A handbook. Thanks a lot! (starts to exit, then returns to Professor)
Professor: Did you have another question?
#6: How much do you know about fishing for people?
Professor: Not a lot. I’m still learning. What do you need to know?
#6: Is there some sort of handbook on fishing for people?
Professor: Why yes there is . . . . it’s called the Bible. Let’s go and see if we can find a copy.
(exit together as music starts)

Song: You’ll Find It (NOTE: solos, snaps & fists)

(Entire script:  10-12 minutes)
Script includes 16 speaking parts and 5+ non-speaking parts (and the option to expand the parts to include more children or combine the parts for fewer children)

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Preschool Musical Program Script Excerpts

The following script excerpts are from preschool musicals that can be used at any time of the year. 
These pre-k plays are perfect for 3 to 7-year-old children.

 
 

Thankful Me  pre-K program script excerpt:

It Is Good (Psalm 92:1)
Distribute props for the children to hold up as the leader reads.

Leader:  We're thankful to God that's the reason we sing.  We're thankful to God for so many great things.
Children:  It is good, it is good, it is good, it is good . . . . . it is good to give thanks to the Lord.

(children hold up piece of colored paper or wave colored scarves as each color is read)
Leader:  We thank God for colors like pink and bright blue, we thank God for red and for black and green, too.
Children:  It is good, it is good, it is good, it is good . . . . . it is good to give thanks to the Lord.

(child holds up book when "read" is read; child folds hands when "pray" is read)
Leader:  We thank God for people who read and who pray,
(child points to hard hat when "work" is read; child holds up ball when "play" is read)
Leader:  We thank God for people who work and who play.
Children:  It is good, it is good, it is good, it is good . . . . . it is good to give thanks to the Lord.

(child twirls around with umbrella when "rain" is read; child holds up star when "stars" is read)
Leader:  We thank God for rain and for stars that are bright.
(child holds up sun when "sunshine" is read; child holds up flashlight when "light" is read)
Leader:  We thank God for sunshine and things that give light.
Children:  It is good, it is good, it is good, it is good . . . . . it is good to give thanks to the Lord.

(child holds up heart as "love" is read; child holds up peace sign - 2 fingers - as "peace" is read)
Leader:  We thank God for love and we thank God for peace.  We thank God for blessing us each time we sneeze.
(child says "aachoo" into hanky after "sneeze" is read - all children say, "God bless you")
Children:  It is good, it is good, it is good, it is good . . . . . it is good to give thanks to the Lord.

Leader:  We're thankful to God who sends good things our way.  We're thankful, we're thankful to God every day.
Children:  It is good, it is good, it is good, it is good . . . . . it is good to give thanks to the Lord.

(Entire script:  10 minutes)
Script includes a narrated rhyme (the preschool children respond with Psalm 92:1 - "It is good to give thanks to the Lord.") & 2 narrated sketches (13-25 of your preschoolers get to hold up a prop or two, but they don't have to say any lines)

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It's About Life pre-K program script excerpt:

(As music ends, Child #2 - Child #6 enter and stand in a line; #2 is wearing a baseball uniform and/or hat & carrying a ball, #3 is wearing an animal costume, #4 is carrying a musical instrument, #5 is wearing a swimsuit and carrying a towel and #6 is wearing dirty clothes and carrying a shovel)
Narrator:  Oh look! (points to Child #2 - Child #6) Let's see what these children are going to do with the life that God gives to them today.
Child #2:  I'm going to play ball with my friends. (Child #2 holds up the ball for everyone to see and then freezes)
Child #3:  I'm dressing up like a (name of animal) so I can play with my little sister.  (Child #3 moves and makes noises like an animal and then freezes)
Child #4:  I'm going to play a little music with my neighbor.  (Child #4 plays instrument and then freezes)
Child #5:  I'm going swimming with my dad.  (Child #5 does a couple of swimming strokes and wraps up in towel and then freezes)
Child #6:  I'm going to play in the dirt with my big brother.  (Child #6 holds up shovel for everyone to see and then freezes)
Narrator:  These children are all excited about what they get to do today.  But they're also excited about the people they get to play with.  Friends and family are a gift from God to each of us.  (Child #2 - Child #6 exit as music begins)

Song:  This is the Day - verse 2  (NOTE: motions)

(As music ends, Child #7 enters wearing pajamas and carrying a teddy bear)
Narrator:  Look!  (point to Child #7)  Here comes someone who is getting ready to go to bed.  The end of the day is a great time to thank God for the day.  (Child #7 kneels, folds hands and bows head)  As you get into bed and say your prayers tonight, remember to thank God for all the ways that God has made life wonderful for you today.  (Child #7 open eyes, hugs teddy bear, stands up and exits as music begins)|

(Entire script:  10-12 minutes)
Narrated script includes 5 simple speaking parts and 12 non-speaking parts (your preschoolers get to act, but they don't have to say any lines)

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Always Something New pre-K program script excerpt:

We know God made the whole world (place hands over head to make a circle)
God made everything we see; (place "salute" hand above eyes and look from left to right)
The colors of the rainbow, (right hand starts left and sweeps overhead, ending right)
Or a tiny bumble bee.  (place pointer finger and thumb together and buzz around like a bee)

We know God made the whole world. (place hands overhead to make a circle)
God made everything we hear; (place hands behind ears and look from left to right)
A quiet, little whisper, (place "sh" pointer finger in front of mouth)
Or a rooster that is near.  (make a "cock-a-doodle-doo" sound)

We know God made the whole world.  (place hands overhead to make a circle)
God made everything we smell; (point to nose and look from left to right)
The soap that's in the bathtub, (pretend to be holding a bar of soap and washing body)
Or a fishy-smelling shell.  (pinch nose shut and make a face)

We know God made the whole world (place hand over head to make a circle)
God made everything we taste; (stick tongue out and look from left to right)
A great big sour pickle (pretend to hold a pickle and lick it from bottom to top)
Or the sugar on my face.  (wipe arm across mouth)

We know God made the whole world (place hands over head to make a circle)
God made everything we touch; (wiggle fingers and move them from left to right)
Soft kittens, (pretend to pet a kitten) frozen ice cubes, (hug self and shiver)
Even worms, they're just too much!  (push both hands away from body and shake head "no")

We know God made the whole world. (place hands over head to make a circle)
God made everything, it's true. (nod head "yes")
So keep your eyes wide open, (point to eyes; lift up eye brows and open eyes wide)
God will show you something new. (point to audience)

Song:  Always Something New (NOTE: signs & motions)

(Entire script:  10-12 minutes)
Script includes 14 original finger plays (these rhymes may be done by individual children or by all of your preschoolers) & 1 narrated sketch (16 of your preschoolers get to act, but don't have to say any lines)

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We Did It pre-K program script excerpt:

"Be Dressed & Ready for Service" Fashion Show

(Fashion Show Music - track #3 on "We Did It" keyboard CD - begins.)
Reader:  Welcome to our servant's fashion show which is based on the Bible verse from Luke 12:35, "Be dressed, ready for service."  Today, you are going to see some of this season's newest fashions for being a servant.  Our models are all dressed up and excited to serve God by serving others.  Let's get started.

(2 children enter stage right with dish towels tied under their chins like kerchiefs.  Children walk on tape lines and stand on "X" as the reader reads.)
Reader:  Our first models know how to keep cool on a hot summer day.  These headpieces double as dishtowels.  Our models will be there to dry the dishes as soon as everyone is done eating and the dishes are washed!  Every family will want to get their hands on a few of these very practical headpieces.
(Children with dish towel kerchiefs turn and walk back on tape lines and then exit stage left.)

(2 children enter stage right with a book bag between them - one child holding one handle and the other child holding the other handle.  Children walk on tape lines and stand on "X" as the reader reads.)
Reader:  Here comes the newest book bag to hit the store shelves and our next models carry it well.  You can take it anywhere and that means you can share your favorite books with others.  This spacious book bag also includes room for markers, crayons, and a juice box.  This is a fashion must for every servant who loves to share!
(Children with book bag turn and walk back on tape lines and then exit stage left.)

(2 children enter stage right with pom-poms.  Children walk on tape lines and stand on "X" as the reader reads.)
Reader:  We all know that being a servant may be as simple as sharing a smile or cheering someone on.  These adorable pom-poms are available in a number of awesome colors.  (to models)  Show them what they look like when you shake them!  (children shake pom-poms over their heads)  What a great way to cheer someone on.  These pom-poms are lightweight and easy to pack so you can take them anywhere. 
(children with pom-poms turn and walk back on tape lines and then exit stage left.)

(Entire script:  10-12 minutes)
Script includes a finger play, narrated fashion show & a narrated play This script includes 23 non-speaking parts (your preschoolers get to act, but they don't have to say any lines - and the option to expand the parts to include more children or combine the parts for fewer children)

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Skit-With-a-Song for Kids Script Excerpts

The following skit excerpts are from short skits that children can do during a worship service. 


 
 

Cheer Each Other On children's short puppet show excerpt:

(Narrator stands at one end of puppet curtain & puppets peek shyly over top and sides of curtain)
Narrator:  We're ready to start, but it looks like our puppets need a little encouragement.  Let's clap and cheer them on! 
(audience claps and puppets appear)
Puppet #3:  (bows)  Thank you.
Puppet #4:  (bows)  Thank you.
Puppet #3:  (bows)  Thank you.
Puppet #4:  (bows)  Thank you.
Puppet #1:  (to narrator)  That was encouraging.
Puppet #3:  (to other puppets)  They clapped for us and we haven't even done anything yet!
Puppet #3:  (bows)  Thank you.
Puppet #4:  (bows)  Thank you.
Puppet #3:  (bows)  Thank you.
Puppet #4:  (bows)  Thank you.
Narrator:  (to the puppets)  Isn't it amazing that a little thing like clapping, was all it took to encourage you?  I Thessalonians 5:11 says, "Encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing."  That's why you're here - to teach the rest of us how to encourage and cheer each other on!
(Puppets #2-#4 exit to get pom poms)
Puppet #1:  No problem.  Everyone can be a cheerleader.
Puppet #2:  (with excitement) Rah!
Puppet #3:  (with excitement) Rah!
Puppet #4:  (with excitement) Rah!
Puppets #1 - #4:  (with excitement) Rah, Rah, Rah, Rah, Rah!
Narrator:  (to puppets)  That a great start.  But it's not always about pom poms.  Sometimes we cheer someone on by some little thing we do for them.  Why don't you show us a few little things we can do to cheer each other on.
All Puppets:  (together)  We can do this, yes we can.  We can do this, yes we can.  We can do this, yes we can!
etc. . . .

(Entire script & song:  5-7 minutes)
Skit includes a narrator and speaking parts for 4 puppets or child actors.

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The Possibilities are Endless children's short skit excerpt:

(Children #1 - #12 go center stage and make a semi-circle - leaving space for individuals to step forward to act out the following parts as the narrator reads)
Narrator:  (to the audience) Before we share God's peace and greet each other today, we wanted to remind you of the many ways we can greet each other.
(Child #1 & #2 step forward facing each other)
A greeting we see a lot here at (name of your church or school), is a handshake.
(Child #1 & #2 shake hands then both children step back into semi-circle)
This is the germiest greeting, so we wanted to show you a few additional greetings.  These greetings might be appropriate for those you who wonder if you coming down with a cold, those of you who missed a day of work or school this week because you have a cold, and for those of you who don't want to get a cold or the flu.
(gesture toward children in semi-circle)
One greeting option is a friendly wave.
(ALL children smile and wave to audience; then Child #3 & #4 step forward facing each other.)

Then there's a fist bump,
(Child #3 & #4 bump fists together)
which can quickly turn into a forearm bump, (Child #3 & #4 bump forearms together)
and, for the more athletically inclined, the chest bump. 
(Child #3 & #4 chest bump and then both children step back into semi-circle;  Child #5 & #6 step forward facing each other.)
etc. . . . . . . . . .
It's all about making people feel welcome and reminding them that God's peace is for them.  So please stand and join us as we greet each other.  Just a small reminder, the possibilites are endless!

(Entire script & song:  5-7 minutes)
Skit includes a narrator and 12 non-speaking parts (your children get to act, but they don't have to say any lines) and the option to expand the parts to include more children or combine the parts for fewer children.

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Welcome to Worship Fashion Show children's short skit excerpt:

(Children are seated up front on risers with their props.  2 Late People are standing at the back of the church.  As Narrator 1 names a character, each child walks like a fashion model to the front of the stage and poses as Narrator #2 describes their "fashion".)
Narrator 1:  Welcome to worship.  From up here, we can see that we have a wide variety of people here for worship today.  I think I see some moms here today.
(Mom enters wearing an apron and walks to front of stage and poses.)
Narrator 2:
  There are a lot of great aprons on the market and this mom has chosen one of this year's hot colors.  (Mom turns so congregation can see the back and then turns to front)  We were told that this apron matches the colors in her kitchen!  Good choice!  (APPLAUSE sign goes up and everyone claps; Mom returns to seat on risers as Dad prepares to enter.)
Narrator 1:  Also among the people who are here to worship, are the dads.  (Dad enters wearing a baseball hat and carrying grilling utensils and walks to front of stage and poses.)
Narrator 2:  It looks like this dad came straight from a back-yard barbeque.  Way to share your gifts with your neighbors, dad!  (Dad takes a bow.  APPLAUSE sign goes up and everyone claps;  Dad returns to seat on risers and 2 Late People prepare to enter from the back of the church.)
Narrator 1:  (2 Late People run to front of church as speaking begins.)  And of course, there were a few people in the congregation who were running a bit late this morning.  (Late People stop center stage - one is brushing their teeth and the other is buttoning their shirt.)
Narrator 2:  Glad to have you here today.  (Late People nod to Narrator 2; APPLAUSE sign goes up and everyone claps;  Late People take a  seat on risers.)
etc. . . . . .
Narrator 1:  Welcome to worship - whoever you are.
Narrator 2:  We know that where two or three are gathered, God is here with us.
Narrator: 1:  That's right.  And God promises to be with us, not only in this place, but wherever we find ourselves in the coming week.

(Entire script & song:  5-7 minutes)
Skit includes 2 narrators and 16 non-speaking parts (your children get to act, but they don't have to say any lines) and the option to expand the parts to include more children or combine the parts for fewer children.

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The Lord's Prayer Puppet Show children's short puppet show excerpt:

NOTE:  You may use any version of the Lord's prayer for this puppet show!  The following is a modern version.

Narrator :  Give us today our daily bread.
(One at a time, puppeteers hold up signs that reflect our daily needs - water, shelter, food, air, love, etc.; then all exit)
Narrator :
  Forgive us our sins. 
(Puppet #1 appears and faces left so it doesn't see Puppet #2 coming.  Puppet #2 appears with a baseball bat, sneaks up behind Puppet #1 & bops it on the head.  Puppet #1's mouth drops open & both puppets freeze.)
Narrator:  as we forgive those who sin against us.
(Puppet #1 turns and looks at Puppet #2 then runs over and gives Puppet #2 a big kiss; this time, Puppet #2's mouth falls open & then both puppets exit.)
Narrator :  Save us from the time of trial.  
(The person who is holding the right end of the puppet curtain holds up a sign that says, "WRONG WAY".  All of the puppets appear and start walking toward the "WRONG WAY" sign.)
Narrator :  and deliver us from evil. 
(The person who is holding the left end of the puppet curtain waves their sign that says, "<-----  THIS WAY".  All of the puppets turn around and walk toward the "THIS WAY" sign & then exit.)

(Entire script & song:  5-7 minutes)
Skit includes 1 narrator and 6 non-speaking parts (4 puppeteers & 2 curtain holders with signs).

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Umbrellas & Bubbles & Prayers children's short skit excerpt:

NOTE:  The following are only a few of the petitions included in the prayers.

Leader:  Loving God, you promise to always walk with us.
(Older Child holds up large golf umbrella.  Children gather under the large umbrella; All freeze in place)
Help us to remember that you welcome us, and all people.  Under the umbrella of your endless loving care, we look to you for hope and peace.
And together, all the children say . . .
ALL Children & Leader:  (together) AMEN!
Leader:  Today, we also celebrate the things that make us smile.  Let us pray. 
(pause)
God of all good gifts, here in this place, we give you our bubbles of thanks. 
Thank you for sunshine and flowers.

(ALL children blow bubbles and freeze in place)

Thank you for snowflakes and strawberries.

(ALL children blow bubbles and freeze in place)

God of all good gifts, thank you for the many ways your gifts surprise us and make us smile every day.

(ALL Children blow bubbles as Older Child uses bubble machine to fill the air with bubbles.)

Leader:  And together, all the children say . . .

ALL children & Leader:  (together) AMEN!

(Entire script & song:  5 minutes)
Skit includes 1 leader, 1 older child and 4-8 younger children.

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The Good Samaritan - the long & short of it children's short puppet show excerpt:

NOTE:  You may use actors instead of puppets for this skit! 

Narrator:  (to audience) Raise your hand if you have a neighbor.  (acknowledge the response) The disctionary says that a neighbor is someone who lives next to you.  In the Bible, Luke 10 tells a story that helps us to think about ALL people as our neighbors - not just the people we know who live close to our house.  This is the story of the Good Samaritan.  (pause) A man was on his way from Jerusalem to Jericho.
(Puppeteer #1 holds "Jericho ----> 15 miles sign up stage left; Man - appears stage right and starts walking very slowly toward sign)

Narrator:  Check it out. 
(points to sign)  Jericho is a 15-mile trip from Jerusalem.  That trip for us would be like walking from the church all the way to _________ (Wisconsin, the Hardy farm, the next town, etc.)  This is going to be a very looooong walk for the man!
Narrator:  On the trip to Jericho, the man was surprised by robbers.

(Robbers #1 & #2 appear on both sides of man)

Robbers:  (together)  BOO!
Man:  (jumps and is startled)  Aah!
Narrator:  The robbers attacked the man.  They beat him.
(Robbers #1 & #2 poke and pummel the Man)
Narrator:  They took his clothes and then they said,
Robbers:  (together)  Let's get out of here!
(Robbers exit; Man hangs limply over edge of curtain groaning in pain)

Man:  Oh.   Oh.
Narrator:  It so happened that a priest was going down the road.

(Priest appears stage right)

(Entire script & song:  5-7 minutes)
Skit includes 1 narrator and 4-8 puppeteers.

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Sisters Agree to Disagree on What's Better children's short skit excerpt:

Sister #1: My sister and I have different ideas about what to do with our time, just like Mary and Martha.  Martha liked to be busy.
Sister #2: I like to be busy.  Is busy bad?
Sister #1: No . . . busy is not bad.
Sister #2: What about Mary?  Did she like to be busy?
Sister #1: Not in this story.  Mary sat and listened to Jesus as he spoke.
Sister #2: I know how to sit and listen, but I would rather be busy.  Is sitting and listening better?
Sister #1: I'm not sure if it is better or not.  All I know is that we all get busy.  But this story reminds us that it's important to take time to sit and listen, too.
Sister #2: I can do that!  But I might not be good at sitting and listening the first few times I try it.
Sister #1: No problem.  What matters most is that we are willing to try.  We all want to do the right thing.  I have a feeling that just like us, both Mary and Martha wanted to do the right thing, too.
Sister #2: That's one of the great things about having a sister.  (puts arm around Sister #1)
Sister #1:  Yeah . . . we get to learn how to do the right thing together.
(puts arm around Sister #2)

(Entire script & song:  5 minutes)
Skit includes 2 speaking parts for sisters or actors who are playing the part of sisters.

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Let's Think Outside the Plate children's short skit excerpt:

(narrator enters carrying small Christmas tree with lights & sets it center stage)
Narrator:   So today I brought my Christmas tree.  It's not very big, but when I plug it in . . . . Boom!  My ordinary bedroom is transformed into an extraordinary bedroom because of the light from the tree.  It's all about the light!  Now today, I wouldn't have been able to get the lights on my tree to work without some support. 

First of all, I needed an extension cord.  Mom went to the local hardware store to pick up what I needed.
(mom enters with hardward store bag containing an extension cord; plugs cord to tree & strings cord out toward outlet & exits) She's good at that kind of stuff.

Then I needed to locate an outlet.  My sister was available to help with that. 
(sister stands stage right, blows whistle & jumps up and down, waving hands; then stands on step stool and holds "Outlet --->" sign so that it is pointing to an outlet in the wall)  As you can see, my sister is enthusiastic about everything - even outlets!  (sister plugs extension cord into outlet & exits)

I'd like to get my tree up high enough so that everyone can see it.  For this, I have to go outside of my family because we are all vertically challenged.  (Name of tall person in audience), can you help out?  (tall person come up front and holds tree overhead) And there it is, (points to tree) a group effort to share an offering of a little light here today.  So whether it's your Christmas tree, or your money, or your enthusiasm or your tall-ness, share what you can.  And remember to think outside the plate!  Some of the best things we have to offer, aren't the things we can put in an offering plate. 

(Entire script & song:  5 minutes)
Skit includes 1 narrator & 3 non-speaking parts.

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