Mother’s Day (Sunday bonus)
Extra materials to use in Sunday School ⇔
May 2023. EFLsuccess.com ⇔
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Mother’s Day Puppet Script
Note: I created this when I was teaching children at a church; we used two puppets. “Denali” is a beaver. He sounds and thinks kinda silly. Denali’s good friend “Sammy” is a dog. He is the “serious” character, and he knows a lot more about the Bible than Denali.
- Denali: Hi, Sammy. Happy Mother’s Day!
- Sammy: Um, I’m not a mother.
- D I know that, silly! You’re not even a girl! But you HAVE a mother, don’t you?
- S Of course I do.
- D Then “Happy Mother’s Day!” Hey, I was wondering if the Bible says anything about mothers.
- S Certainly. The Bible tells us about several mothers, including Moses’ mother, Sampson’s mother, Samuel’s mother and Jesus’ mother.
- D Do you know any sayings from the Bible about moms or parents?
- S Well, one of the most important parts of the Bible is the “Ten Commandments” and the fourth commandment says: “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.”
- D Wow! If that is in the 10 Commandments, it must be pretty important! Sammy, are you going to do anything special for your mom today?
- S Sure, I’m giving her a nice bone—her favorite kind. And I’ve drawn a greeting card for her. How about you?
- D Sure! I wrote my mom a Mother’s Day poem. Would you like to hear it?
- S (hesitantly) Um… sure… I’d love to.
- D OK. Well, tell me what you think when I finish. (clears throat)
- Roses are red, and beavers can chew
- But I couldn’t chew anything if it hadn’t been for you.
- You gave me my teeth and taught me to fish,
- So I wrote you this poem and Mother’s Day wish. (Denali pauses)
- S That’s… “nice”… Denali.
- D Wait! It’s not over yet. (clears throat)
- I love when you tell me those great Bible stories,
- If I had any money, I’d buy you some flories.
- S Um, don’t you mean “flowers”?
- D Yes, but that doesn’t rhyme with “stories”
- S I see…
- D (clears throat) Because of your faith, now I’m a believer
- Because you’re my mom, I’m also a beaver
- (to Sammy) You see, if she was a sparrow, then I’d be a sparrow, but she’s a beaver, so…
- S Yes, yes; I understood what you meant.
- D Are you ready for the big finish?
- S I can hardly wait…
- D (clears throat) I sure love my sister and I’m nuts about Dad,
- But you’re the best Mom I’ve ever had.
- S I’m sure she will be “touched.”
- D You think so?
- S Yes. I’m sure. As they say, “It’s the thought that counts.” But I think you should work a little harder on that line about the “flories”—I mean “flowers…”
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If you still have time, talk about these Bible passages:
- 2 Tim 1:3-7 (two remembered moms; a big impact)
- Exodus 1:7-10 and 1:22-2:10 (two moms, a sister and a basket)
- 2 Kings 11:1-18 (Athaliah, Queen of Judah?)
- Luke 1:26-38 (mother chosen by Father)
After you read a passage, if anyone has questions about the passage, he/she should ask. Someone in the group can try to answer.
Together, answer these questions:
- A. Who are the mothers in this story? (Don’t forget the importance of adoptive mothers and of grandmothers.)
- B. Are the mothers in your verses good or bad mothers? How can you tell?
- C. How would you describe them?
- D. What key traits or characteristics do you see in the women of these verses? E. What was the lasting impact of these women?
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