"Tadpole to Frog" Puppet
(For use with the New-Life
TADPOLE: (Tadpole side turned out.)
"Hi, my name is Thadeus Tadpole, but you can call me Tad. I'm very happy
today! You know why? Because I don't have to be a tadpole any longer! Sure, it's
fun to swim around in muddy water all day, but if I don't change soon, I won't
be able to hop and play outside of the pond in the green grass! I've
even heard there is another beautiful
pond of fresh, clean water I can drink from. The only problem
is, I've got to
change into a new creature, before I can take a drink!"
"Here I go! . . . when God changes me, do you know what I become?" (Listen for answers.)
"Okay, don't peek, I'm going to show you!" (Turn around and turn puppet inside out.)
FROG: (Frog side turned out.)
"Ta-Da! Now I'm a FROG! Fred the Frog, that's my new name! AND guess what? I
can finally hop and play outside the pond! I don't have to swim in muddy
water ever again!
Boys and girls, do you know that you can change and be given a new name
too? Do you know what that name is? (Listen for
answers.) No, not frogs! When we follow and trust
Jesus as our Savior and Forever Friend, we're called Christians! Before we become
Christians, our lives are muddied from sin, like the muddy water I used to
live in! But when Jesus comes into our lives, he cleans our sin! Jesus said he is the Living Water that gives life. And he wants to fill you up
with his goodness and love!" (John 14:14 and John 10:10)
Kids, be like Tad, who didn't want to stay in the muddy water, but
wanted something better! All of our lives are muddied from sin. And sin, the
wrong things we do, separate us from God. The good news is that Jesus died for you and me, so
that we can be made clean and live with him forever! Have you become a new creature? Have you asked Jesus into your
life? Have you been given a new name? If you haven't become a
Christian, you can become one today by asking Jesus to make you into a new creature. Let's pray.
"Dear Jesus, I want to become a new creature. Thank you for loving me, even
when my life is muddied from sin. Thank you for dying for me and cleaning my
sin. Help me now to follow and
obey you. Amen."
(Read Ephesians 2:8-10).
Kids, when you play with your New Life puppet, be
reminded that Jesus loves you and wants the best for your life! Use your puppet
to tell your friends that Jesus loves them, and died to take away their sins, so
they can become new creatures too!