Do My Best-Puppet Skit

Do My Best-Puppet Skit

Themes: Heroes do their best in everything
Categories: Personal, Friendship, Children, Life Situations, Topical 

Paula has been chosen to sing the National Anthem at a championship basketball game, but is afraid she'll forget the words.

Originally written as part of a set for LifeWay's "Game Day Central: Where Heroes Are Made," this skits focuses on how to become a hero both on and off the field by focusing on Jesus and following God's plan for your life.   Each skit can be used separately, since the concepts don't build on each other from day to day. Each day introduces an idea of what it takes to be a true hero, while using the backdrop of various sports events.


Style: Comedy

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Characters: 3 (1 Male, 2 Female)
Length: 3-5 minutes
Excerpt (Sample)

Paula:              (pacing back and forth, talking to herself) Calm down, Paula.  You can do this.  You’ve done this a thousand times before.  Just breathe: in (inhales a deep breath), out (exhales).  There, that’s much better. 

(Pam enters) 

Pam:               They’re just about ready to start.  How do you feel? 

Paula:              Nervous! 

Pam:               Why?  You’ve done this a thousand times! 

Paula:              That’s what I was just telling myself, but I’m so nervous.  Did you see how many people are out there? 

Pam:               It’s a full house.  It’s standing room only. 

Paula:              (let’s out a nervous whine) Ooohh, why did I ever agree to do this? 

Pam:               Because you’re the best singer in the whole state.  

Paula:              Right.  I beat out 2,000 other girls. 

Pam:               And now you’re singing the National Anthem on television before the semi-finals of a championship basketball game.  

Paula:              (begins to pace again) I don’t think I can do it.  

Pam:               Sure you can. 

Paula:              My mind is going blank!  I can’t remember the words! 

Pam:               It’s easy.  (begins to sing) ” O say, can you see, by the dawn’s early light.” 

Paula:              (begins to sing) “What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming...”  That’s right.  I remember now. 

Pam:               You’re going to do fine.  

Paula:              My hands are all sweaty and my heart is beating real fast! 

Pam:               It’s natural you’d be nervous.  You’re going to be singing in a stadium filled people, not to mention all the millions of people who will be watching from home on t'v.  

Paula:              Pam, you’re not helping! 

Pam:               I’m sorry. 

Paula:              What if I forget the words? 

Pam:               Just keep singing. I bet no one will even notice.  

Paula:              I think people will notice if I don’t know the words to the National Anthem! 

Pam:               Then don’t mess it up in the first place. 

Paula:              That’s easy for you to say you’re not the one singing a solo in front of millions of people! 

Pam:               Look Paula, just do your best.