Down on the Farm Puppet Skits-Puppet Set

Down on the Farm Puppet Skits-Puppet Set

Themes: Kindness to others, Compassion, Serving, Parable of The Good Samaritan (Luke 10); Obedience, Doing the right thing, Serving others, Laziness, Parable of The Two Sons (Matthew 21); Forgiveness, Consequences, Treating others as you would like to be treated, Parable of The Two Debtors ( Matthew 18); Salvation, Joy, Repentance, Recovery, Jealousy, Parable of The Prodigal Son (Luke 15)
Categories: Personal, Friendship, Family, Children, Life Situations, Topical, Bible Characters 

Life on an Amish farm is quite different than the life city boy Dirk is used to: no t.v., no video games and no electricity!  When the Yoder family agrees to take in Dirk for an extended stay, everyone, including Skippy the talking dog, begins to feel differently about life "down on the farm." Originally based on  parables in the New Testament. 

Skit 1:  The Grass Isn't Greener Parable of The Good Samaritan (Luke 10)

Dirk isn't happy about having to stay on an Amish farm

Skit 2:  Horsing Around Parable of The Two Sons (Matthew 21)

Dirk agrees to clean out the horse stalls for Mr. Yoder but then falls asleep on the job

Skit 3:  I Said I Was Sorry Parable of The Two Debtors ( Matthew 18)

When Hans breaks his mothers vase he begs to be forgiven but then forgets compassion for Dirk in a similar situation

Skit 4:  Party Pooper Parable of The Prodigal Son (Luke 15)

As the day nears for Dirk to return home, the Yoders plan a "going away" party for him, much to the dismay of Hans


The following skits may be purchased as a set only. The skits build upon each other and should not be used individually.

Based upon various New Testament Parables.

Style: Comedy

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Characters: 5 (3 Male, 1 Female, 1 Neutral)
Length: 3-5 minutes
No in set: 4
Excerpt (Sample)

Characters: Dirk (a city boy), Hans  (an Amish boy) & Skippy the dog

Props: None

Setting: The Yoder Farm—a home in the Amish community. Dirk, Hans and Skippy the dog are talking.

Dirk: (acting tough) What did you say your name was again?

Hans: Hans Yoder. And this is my dog Skippy.

(Skippy barks)

Dirk: (laughs, purposely mispronounces his name) Hands Yooooder, that’s a dumb name.

Hans: (angry) It’s not Hands Yooooder! My name is Hans Yoder, and it’s not a dumb name. You take that back!

Dirk: Why should I?

Hans: Because I don’t like that! It’s not nice to make fun of someone’s name.

Dirk: (continuing to harass Hans, getting "in his face.") Hands Yooooder, Hands Yooooder, he’s got slime on his shoulder!

Hans: Stop it Dirk!

Dirk: What if I don’t? What are you gonna do, cry?

(Skippy begins to growl and bark at Dirk)

Dirk: (backing off) Okay, okay, call off your hound! What’s his problem—can’t he take a joke?

Hans: You better watch out Dirk. Skippy is very protective of this family. I wouldn’t mess with me if I were you.

Dirk: Oh yeah, well he doesn’t look like much of a watch dog to me.

(Skippy growls again)

Hans: Well he is, and he’s real smart too.

Dirk: Whatever. You just keep that mutt away from me. I don’t want to catch any of his fleas.

Skippy: (Growls) Fleas! I’ll show you fleas! (lunges towards Dirk and barks).