The Good Samaritan – the long & short of it
The Good Samaritan is a puppet show skit-with-a-song that elementary age children can perform during worship.
Puppets retell the story of the Good Samaritan and challenge us to re-think what it means to be a good neighbor.
Theme: Kindness to our neighbors. God helps us to identify who our neighbors are and then do our best to be kind to them.
Charactors: 1 Narrator and 4 puppeteers (you may use up to 7 puppeteers if you have room for them behind the curtain) and 2 puppet curtain holders.
Song: You Shall Love – this energetic song includes claps & pats
Performance time: 5 minutes
Here’s a The Good Samaritan – the long and short of it script 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 dictionary 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 top 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)
(full puppet show and song are approximately 5 minutes long)
Check out the song in this package, You Shall Love.
This Skit-with-a-Song for Kids package includes:
1) Sheet music includes a piano score with guitar chords.
2) Lyric sheet.
3) MP3s include two tracks – a vocal track of the song and a keyboard-only track with no vocals.
4) Puppet show (with the option to expand the parts to include more children or combine the parts for fewer children), prop list and staging.
5) Permission to make copies of the sheet music, lyric sheet, MP3s and script – as many copies as you need for your performance. Price
Everything is sent via e-mail. You receive the script and song quickly and there are no shipping charges.
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