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  Not My Son

Drama by Dolores Klinsky Walker

39 pages

3 m, 4 w


What does the Bible really teach about homosexuality? How can some Christians think it’s an awful sin and others welcome gays into church leadership? Sixteen-year-old Peter thinks he is gay, and he’s still hoping it’s not true, that no one will ever have to know he even suspected it. Peter’s father is the pastor of a church, his best buddy is the leader of the youth group. The world would end if they and Ashley, a girl who’s definitely attracted to Peter, found out. But bit by bit his secret leaks out, and then he isn’t the only one facing the dilemma of being gay and Christian. This play...

  Puppet Plays For Pun...

Clowns Puppets by

49 pages

8 sketches for 3-8 puppets.


This collection for elementary-aged students includes "Moses Smites the Rock" (with a talking rock!) and "The Prodigal Son," as well as original stories. "Seventy Times Seven" uses slapstick to teach forgiveness. In "No Eggs for Easter," the Easter bunny loses his eggs, but learns about Jesus. "Odd Somes" uses simple puppets children can make to show how God can use anyone. "Penny Latchkey" deals with crime prevention and wariness towards strangers. In the "Two Shoes," the characters are worn-out shoes who learn the difference between the Christian and the worldly life. "Frankie Finds a ...

  Real Love Will Wait

Anytime by

0 pages

3 m, 4 w, extras.


Jenny, a high school student, is on cloud nine. Dave Stone has asked her to the prom. Her girlfriends are all sexually active and have been pressuring Jenny to give up her old-fashioned Christian views on premarital sex. Then, on the day before the prom, Jenny's best friend tearfully confides that she thinks she is pregnant and her boyfriend dumped her when she told him. Michelle doesn't want Jenny to make the same mistake. Distraught, Jenny begins to question whether premarital sex is worth the gamble of pregnancy, disease, loss of reputation, or compromise of values. Her decision is...

  Send In The Clowns!

Clowns Puppets by

34 pages

Script: 34 pages.


Here's a resource book of eight clown skits designed to present Biblical truths in a unique and entertaining way. From the clown who thinks you need to use tape "To Cling to What Is Good," to the clown who lost his smile, you will find the gospel message explained in a clear and relevant manner that children will learn from and enjoy. These skits, each using two clowns, are easy to produce with limited prop requirements. The children at your church will love this fun and easy way to learn more about Jesus. Happy clowning!

  Something Wonderful w/CD

Christmas Musical Youth by Elizabeth May Willson

28 pages

6 boys, 2 girls, 8 flexible parts, and extras


Even the sheep sing in this heartwarming original musical drama, although it is serious about presenting the true Christmas story with a salvation message. In answer to her granddaughter's questions, a grandmother reads Luke, Chapter 2, and as she does the whole story unfolds on stage. Smaller churches can "double up" on roles, while larger groups can include everyone by increasing the singers, angels, etc. Beautiful music, including a recitation and song, "Don't Wake the Baby" for your littlest performers. 

Performance time: About 35 minutes.

  The Stable Story

Children Christmas Puppets by Larry Damico

14 pages

2-3 puppet masters, 2-3 voices, 2 narrators, 1 stagehand


How can an angel do an important job when he can’t fly? This heartwarming and delightful story, told by narrators and shown with puppets, takes us back to the journey Mary and Joseph made to Bethlehem. Complete with a donkey seller, innkeepers, an innkeeper’s wife, shepherds, and a wise guy, the angel must deliver important messages, often after crashing from the sky! Ultimately the angel and the visitors come to worship the baby, the king, and someday, the Savior of the world. With gentle humor, “The Stable Story” shows us that Christmas is filled with mirac...

  Story for the Ages w/CD

Christmas Musical Youth by

58 pages

25 or more flexible parts, one soloist, optional choir


Rachel is sent to Bethlehem to find a "good news" story for the newspaper but can't find anything worthy until shepherds and angels tell her of a wonderous birth. As first the shepherds then wise men go to a simple stable to kneel before the Babe, Rachel realizes she has found her story - a story that will surpass anything she had hoped for. Here is God's gift for all people. It is a story that will outlast time, a "Story for the Ages." Seven beautiful songs including Rachel's song, "Bethlehem Town," the shepherds' and angels' songs, "Gloria" and "Be Not Afra...

  Then Came Jesus w/CD

Christmas Musical Youth by

46 pages

6 boys, 5 girls, and 3 flexible parts, choir


Young people will respond to and telling the Christmas story from a different viewpoint make this musical one you'll remember. The story is about a grandfather, a Rabbi, and a young boy and his friends who come face-to-face with the promised Messiah. You will be moved as Rabbi Yarvich cries out to hear God's voice in "Jehovah." You will smile and laugh as the spirit of greed overtakes young Levi and his friends as they sing "Jingle, Jangle." But your heart will melt as Levi sings "Could It Be True," a song longing to believe the prophets of old when they fore...

  Three Steps to Christmas

Resource by Kay Gibson, Helen Ramsey, and Thomas R. Wilson

38 pages

Flexible cast


This resource will utilize your whole Sunday School. Younger primary children will enjoy performing and singing in "The Tracks of Christmas" (30 minutes) as they find out about the only perfect tracks that were ever made. In "A Christmas Miracle" (20 minutes) the poor woodsman's family was left wondering who the little stranger was that came to visit on Christmas Eve. A fun skit of pantomime and narration for middle primary students. To round out this package, older students will enjoy "A Christmas Tale at Antelope Springs." (45 minutes) Come along on this we...

  Timeless Christmas

Resource Youth by Michelle Van Loon

21 pages

Flexible casting


These short, easy-to-stage pieces make it simple to have your church's youth become an active part of a Christmas worship service or outreach. Included are two reader's theatre works based on classic literature, made fresh for today's audiences: "The Selfish Giant" and "Where Love Is, God Is" require little rehearsal time. Three readings, "The Child of Bethlehem," "Mary's Good Night Song" and "Wise Men and Shepherds," are short works full of big meaning. To round out the collection: "The Gift of Song" highlights the history of six familiar carols and "Central...

  Upward Bound

Clowns Puppets by

48 pages

Script: 48 pages


Here is a charming collection of eleven puppet skits designed for children's ministries. These three- to eight-minute skits will be enjoyed by preschool and early elementary age children and can be easily performed by teens using a puppet stage or a ventriloquist and dummy. Their purpose is to lead children to make correct decisions in following Jesus Christ. There are skits about Christmas, missions, and Biblical events. The topics covered include friendship, forgiveness, salvation, God's care, prejudice and Christian living. These skits can stand alone as teaching devices or provide ...

  Night That Started It All

Christmas Youth by Tambra Kay Petrie

45 pages

5 m, 5 w, 1 flexible, 2 boys, 1 girl, extras, choir


Imagine the Christmas story written, directed and performed by teenagers! Follow the antics of CJ, the author of this wild and crazy nativity scene, along with Amos and Jordy, two idiotic stagehands, as they try to retell the story of the nativity from a "teenager's point of view." After watching a rehearsal and weathering an emotional explosion from a stuffy lady of the congregation, the Pastor reminds CJ and the rest of the teens that, although it is okay to have fun in the Christmas program, there is still a holiness about the entire event that should neve...

  Prince Eugene and the Cinder Queen

Fairy Tale by Mickey Wright

44 pages

3 males, 7 females, 1 flexible, extras


Here’s the Cinderella story retold, with a little help from above! Overworked and derided by her stepmother and three stepsisters, kindhearted Cinderella can only dream of attending a ball at the castle. Suddenly her Angel Godmother appears, but she almost blows the whole fairy tale before the Godfather rushes to the rescue on his Zucchini 500. (There’s a shortage of pumpkins!) Prince Eugene dreams of finding an honest girl, but his eccentric fans make a nightmare of his party. His only hope is the sweet young woman who isn’t afraid to state her own thoughts....

  Road Home - A Christmas Story

Christmas Youth by Phillip D. Smith

24 pages

3 m, 4 w, extras.


Jill, a 17-year-old runaway with a new baby, has been living on the streets for the past two years. It's just a few days until Christmas, and she finds herself at a bus station contemplating whether to continue living on the streets or to reunite with her parents. Jill wants to do what is best for her 7-week-old baby, but her stormy relationship with her father makes her hesitant to return home. At the bus station, Jill meets Walter, a kindly bus station attendant, and another young runaway, Lisa. With Walter's love and guidance, Jill eventually finds her way...

  A Shower for Baby Jesus

Christmas Youth by Carol Hillebrenner

15 pages

Large, flexible cast.


The season of giving often misplaces the reason for giving, but that's not so in this delightful play. As the children of Bethlehem plan a baby shower for Jesus before he has to leave for Egypt, they learn the story of His birth. Yes, the angels are just a bit impatient and some people don't like one of the wise men's gifts, but everyone is in the party spirit. The play also serves as a mission project as the gifts (diapers, food, clothes, etc.) the children bring on stage can be dedicated to babies born today in less fortunate circumstances. Children from 3 ...