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NEVER TOO YOUNG OR OLD – written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC: celebrating children, serving God, joy
SCRIPTURE: Jhn.17:13; 1Cor.5:8; Eph.6:1
Style: drama/conversation: children talk about
. getting older, and that you do not
. have to stop enjoying life. As well,
. you are never too young to serve God.
Cast: TOMMY or TAMMY (oldest, around ten),
. SUSIE or STEVIE (youngest),
. KIDS 1-3 (in the middle of those ages,
. and if you have more or less,
. reassign the lines appropriately)
NOTE: always wait for laughter to stop
. before speaking again
(SUZIE and KIDS enter playing a game, like freeze tag.
TOMMY saunters on and stands to the side, watching.)
KID 1 Tommy, come on and play with us.
TOMMY Nah. That’s for children.
KID 1 You’re only ten years old!
TOMMY You see, I’m growing up, and I’m getting older.
. And I kind of hurt my knee the other day.
SUZIE You sound like my grandpa/ma.
TOMMY Well, my parents just told me that their job
. is to teach me things - so as I get older -
. I can take care of myself.
KID 1 Sure... But... Well...
TOMMY And THAT is supposed to convince me?
KID 2 Yes. That says - we have a LONG way to go.
TOMMY We still have to learn how to be responsible,
. and figure things out for ourselves.
SUZIE Now you sound like my father/mother. 2
KID 2 But we STILL have a LONG way to go.
TOMMY Look, dude! I’m almost a teenager!
. So little-kid-stuff is just going to be a drag!
SUZIE Now you sound like my big brother/sister.
KID 2 At least Tommy/Tammy is sounding younger.
KID 3 Check it out. I just learned in Sunday School
. that even as kids, we do have responsibilities.
. Like – we are never too young to serve God.
KID 1 How can we serve God?
KID 3 Like, obeying our parents.
TOMMY Exactly my point!
KID 3 AND – it does not matter how old you are,
. we can still have fun.
KID 1 Suzie’s grandpa/ma can still have fun?
KID 3 Well, if we are Christians, we should always
. have the joy of the Lord.
TOMMY Ah! And I remember some of those stories
. from the Old Testament. Sometimes,
. God told the Israelites to have a celebration.
KID 3 Exactly my point!
SUZIE And like my mom says, “Life in a model apron.”
KID 2 Don’t you mean, “Life in moderation?”
KID 1 Sounds good!... Whatever that means.
SUZIE I think it means, sometimes you can
. have some candy – but not too much.
TOMMY Okay, I’m in. Let’s play.
(KIDS cheer and the ALL rush off the stage.)