A short puppet skit suitable for Easter
D= Don R= Ronnie (puppet)
D. Hi Ronnie. How are you this morning? Are you up and about? Kicking goals… jumping out of your skin?
R. I’m not really feeling good.
D. Are you sick?
R. No, I’m just a bit flat… As flat as a flat puppet. I’m “deflatted’’… I’m going through an awkward ‘’face’’!
D. I’m sorry to hear that. Is there something I can do? Is it something that I’ve said?
R. I don’t know. I can’t really think. Stuff…
D. I’ve never seen you looking like this before Ronnie. I’m sure things will get better. Sometimes we just have to give things time.
R. OK. I’ll keep going… I’ve got my guitar lesson later, hopefully I’ll be able to get my hands moving…
D. Wow Ronnie! It’s not good to feel that way. Maybe we could have a little chat after Chapel ( or church…) and I might be able to help you. We’ve heard this morning about Jesus being captured and having to go and see an important Roman ruler named Governor Pilate.
R. Is he with Qantas ( or other airline)?
D. No! He doesn’t fly planes. His name was Pilate.
R. Did he do Pilates?
D. No, he wasn’t exercising. He had to make an important decision about whether Jesus had done anything wrong or not.
R. And had he?
D. Well, Pilate decided that Jesus was a good man.
R. So, he let him go?
D. Well no. He gave into the big crowd of people wanting Jesus to be punished.
R. Not cool and not fair!
D. Jesus friends must have been upset.
R. And sad…
D. I guess so, but Jesus knew God was with him. Even when it was tough, he showed courage.
R. Do you like humming?
D. What do you mean?
R. Well when I get sad, I sometimes like to hum a little song to cheer me up. It goes like this. ‘If you’re happy and you know it…’ Feel free to join in… and clap… Where is your other hand?... Oh, that’s sad too… I have a friend with no arms. I feel for him.
D. Bye Ronnie. Cheer up, I’ll talk to you soon!
© Don Stott 2018 Eliab.com