Welcome to the Children’s Ministry Resources section of the Shepherd of the Valley (SOV) website! Over time, we will be adding more skits and resources to this section.
The Sunday School skits have been used by children in grades kindergarten through fifth grade. Even beginning readers can manage the simpler parts with some assistance. In our classroom, after distributing the scripts and deciding who is playing which part, each student then circles his/her lines. Next, we do a read-through, and then we add in props and act it out. The “Town Crier” role is essentially that of a narrator and is often the most popular part. With the skits’ simple dialogue, props and action, they can be performed on either a stage or in the classroom setting.
At SOV, we have discovered that dramatizing the Bible stories brings them to life in unique and fun ways. We wish you every blessing in your ministry with children and hope that you enjoy.
1. “Mary, Elizabeth and Zechariah”: The angel Gabriel appears to Mary and tells her that she will conceive a child by the power of the Holy Spirit. The baby will be named Jesus and will also be called the Son of God. Zechariah receives a special message from Gabriel also; his wife Elizabeth will give birth to a son in her old age. When this child grows up, he will be known as John the Baptist.
2. “Jesus’ Birth in Bethlehem”: Joseph and Mary must travel from Nazareth to Bethlehem on account of the census ordered by Roman Emperor Augustus. While there, Mary gives birth to Jesus, and the angels and shepherds herald his arrival.