mother, Mary, thought He would grow up to be.
Puppet, Dad with good singing voice
(Puppet & Dad
will sing. This skit should be
performed as part of “children’s sermon.”
Pastor sits on
the floor with kids in front of the puppet stage, and a stool and microphone by
the stage for “Dad.”)
Morning, Pastor. Ahhh, Pastor? I need a technical advisor.
A technical advisor? For
what, (puppet name)?
For something rather technical, Pastor. That’s what a technical
Okay! What kind of technical problems are you having, (puppet name)?
Well, … I have some technical questions about kids….
Ahhh, (puppet name)…what technical advisor did you have in mind?
Well, (insert Mr. dad’s name)…. (Mr. dad’s name), could you come
up here? (dad comes up
front and sits on the stool)
Well, (puppet name)…I
could help you talk about kids!
Yeah, but (Mr. dad’s name) knows about kids, too. And besides, he
sings way better than you do.
What does singing have to do with kids?
You’ll just have to trust me.
Thanks, (Mr. dad’s
name). Now, I have a few things I’m a little worried about.
(Puppet name)…what can I help you with?
Baby Jesus and the Rugrats.
Rugrats….the cartoon? Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica, Phil & Lil….sure
I know about them.
See, Pastor…I told you I needed a technical advisor! …. Well, (Mr.
dad’s name), do you
think when Jesus was a little boy…he was like the Rugrats … I
mean, they usually get into all kinds of mischief.
name)….you’re right, the Rugrats get into all kinds of trouble.
Most kids do…I’m sure you got into trouble, huh?
I’ve got a few stories (Mr. dad’s name), like the time (puppet
name) went swimming in the baptismal font…or when (puppet name) left
sardines in my desk drawer … in July…when it was 99 degrees….
Oh, thanks, Pastor!
Just trying to help….
(Puppet name), I prefer to call them situations….not trouble and
yes, all kids do get into situations but that’s part of growing
up….experiencing new things.
So…do you think when Jesus was a little boy he stuffed his clothes
under his bed or maybe forgot to throw the trash out for a couple of
weeks or maybe left a fish or two under his bed?
Maybe, but you
know what, (puppet name)….like I said, those situations are part of
growing up. As parents, we try to teach our children how to take care
of themselves, help others, be kind to each other, love and respect
each other; building a good foundation.
So his mother, Mary would have taught him all that stuff, huh? But
do you think she wondered what he would do when he grew up?
Well (puppet name),
Jesus was the Son of God. And perhaps He may have left His clothes
under His bed a time or two but….well
… YOU and I both know what happened to baby Jesus.
Puppet: But, (Mr. Dad’s name) … did his mother, Mary, know?