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HONOR YOUR MOTHERS – written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC: obey and honor parents
SCRIPTURE: Ex.20:12, Deut.6:16, Matt.15:4, Eph.6:1-3
Style: drama/conversation: children compare what
. they are going to give their mothers for
. Mother’s Day. They decide that the best
. gift is obedience because they love them.
Cast: LORI, CHILDREN 1-9 (combine lines if you
. have, less, split lines if you have more)
Set & Props:
(CHILDREN gather on stage. LORI walks on looking
C 1 Hey, here comes Lori.
C 2 Hi, Lori. Why are you looking so sad?
L It’s Mother’s Day, and I don’t have anything
. to give her.
C 1 Well, I’ve been working on my gift for a long time.
C 2 Oh yeah? What are you giving her?
C 1 It’s a fancy wind chime that has all the things
. on it that she likes.
C 3 Huh?
C 1 She likes flowers, so there is a chime piece
. that is shaped like a flower. And she likes birds,
. so one is shaped like a bird. And she likes
C 3 Got it!
C 2 Sounds like a LOT of work.
L Way too much work. I don’t have time to make
. something that fancy.
C 3 That’s why I made my mom a card. 2
C 4 Mom’s always love that.
L I’m actually not very good at making things.
C 4 Mom’s don’t really care. To them, everything
. is “just lovely” and “absolutely wonderful.”
C 3 Did you make your mom a card?
C 4 Yes. And our school had a little store of things
. that we could pick from. There were some earrings
. shaped like a cross, so I picked those.
C 3 Oh, she’ll like that.
L I don’t even really know what my mom likes.
C 5 Dad took me out shopping. We bought her
. a gold necklace with a diamond.
C 6 Whoa!
L Way too much money. I don’t have that kind
. of money.
C 6 That’s why I bought her something that didn’t
. cost so much. I had to use some of my allowance.
C 5 Oh yeah? What is it?
C 6 It’s also a necklace, but with beads.
C 5 Nice!
C 7 Dad and I never DARE buy her any jewelry.
. It never seems to “match.”
C 8 I hear that. So what did you get her?
C 7 Flowers.
C 8 Flowers are always safe.
C 7 What did you get your mom?
C 8 I bought a card. 3
C 7 Cards are always safe.
C 9 And chocolates.
ALL Oh, yeah, chocolates - gooooood.
C 9 And then if she’s watching her weight,
. we get to eat them.
L (looks at C 2) You didn’t say what you were doing.
C 2 Oh, it’s easy. I made her coupons.
C 3 Huh?
C 2 There is a coupon that says, “This coupon
. is good for a hug – and it never expires.”
. Another coupon says, “I will love you forever –
. and it never expires.” And the other one says,
. “I will always try to obey – and that
. never expires.”
C 4 That gift sounds awesome.
C 5 My mom would love THAT gift.
C 6 It’s what they really want, anyway.
C 7 That’s the best gift EVER!
C 8 And it doesn’t cost anything.
C 9 And it’s not much work.
C 1 Well, except it is work. You have to work
. at obeying her – forever.
C 2 But I want to do that anyway.
C 3 Huh?
C 2 Well, I love my mom, and she wants the best for me.
. Why wouldn’t I want to try to obey her?
L But – is it enough?
C 1 Oh, it’s a lot! There are actually several
. verses in the Bible about honoring your mom and dad.
C 4 Mother’s Day is just one day where we make sure
. that we say “thank you” – because we probably
. forget to do that on all the other days.
C 2 Exactly. So by obeying your parents, you show
. them honor. And it really is like saying
. “thank you” to them – every day.
B Thanks. I know what I’m going to give my mom, now!
(BOBBY walks off first. CHILDREN follow as C 1 comments.)
C 1 I’m going to add that gift along with the other one.
C 2 Me too.
ALL (make agreeing comments)
. Yeah, definitely. So will I. (etc.)