Thanks for the Memories-Puppet Skit

Thanks for the Memories-Puppet Skit

Themes: Special Olympics, appreciation & recognition, giving of your time, thankfulness
Categories: Personal, Children, Life Situations, Special Olympics 

When a little girl in a wheelchair begins to think about all the coaches she's known from Special Olympics, she decides to write a poem in their honor to thank them for all their hard work, patience, and love. 


Originally written for Special Olympics.

Style: Drama

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Characters: 2 (2 Female)
Length: 3-5 minutes
Excerpt (Sample)

(Tina, in a wheelchair, has a piece of paper "velcroed" to her hand.)

Tina: (yelling) Moooooommmm! Mom, come in here please!

Mom: (enters) What is it Tina?

Tina: I need a word that rhymes with "olympics."

Mom: "Olympics?" Hmmm, let's see..'toothpicks?

Tina: Not quite. Try again.

Mom: Red bricks?

Tina: (shaking her head) Uh-uh. You're not even close.

Mom: Orange sticks?

Tina: You're really bad at this!

Mom: Well, this one's a toughie.... (thinks for a moment) Sorry, I can't think of anything. Why do you need a word that rhymes with "olympics?"

Tina: I was talking to Patty yesterday and she said her neighbor wants to be a Special Olympics coach.

Mom: That's great! We could sure him.

Tina: But doesn't it take a lot of work to become a certified coach?

Mom: It takes some effort, yes.

Tina: Patty said there was a lot of paper work to fill out. Is that true?

Mom: Stacks and stacks!

Tina: She also said there were courses her neighbor would have to go through.

Mom: Some, yes. There is an orientation meeting that any potential coach needs to attend, and then there's several hours of a training class, along with hands on experience of working with a team or an athlete. Why are you asking all these questions?

Tina: I was just wondering if Patty's neighbor knows what he's getting into.

Mom: Why do you say that?

Tina: Because being a coach is more than just showing up and telling us where to go or what to do.