Help is on the Way-Puppet Skit

Help is on the Way-Puppet Skit

Themes: Based on I Timothy 4:12: "Let no one despise thy youth"; helping one another; working together; problem solving; even if you are young or small you are important and can make a contribution; friendship
Categories: Friendship, Children, Life Situations, Topical 

Loosely based on the characters from "Charlotte's Web," this puppet skit finds Fern (a young girl) in the barnyard crying because she will be unable to attend Space Camp, due to poor crops in her father's fields.  When her barnyard friends find out, they want to help but don't know how. Charlotte, a friendly spider, finds the group wallowing in discouragement but gently reminds them there's plenty they can do if they'll all work together. 

Style: Comedy

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Characters: 8 (1 Male, 3 Female, 4 Neutral)
Length: 8-10 minutes
Excerpt (Sample)

This is a sample from the middle pages of the script.. 

Wilbur:             Fern is right.  We're just animals.  What could we possibly do? 

Charlotte:        (from off stage) Oh Wilbur, haven't I taught you and Fern any better than that? 

Wilbur:             Charlotte? 

Charlotte:        (enters) Yes.  I've been listening from the rafters and I know there's got to be something we can do to get Fern to Space Camp.  

Templeton:      Don't forget Billy! 

Charlotte:        Yes, and Billy.  

Wilbur:             But what? 

Charlotte:        Well, let's put our heads together and think. 

(Sam puts his head right up to Thunder's) 

Thunder:          (to Sam) What are you doing? 

Sam:               I'm putting our heads together and thinking. 

Thunder:          I don't think that's what she meant. 

Sam:               Oh. (brings his head back up) 

Charlotte:        What I meant was, we need to think of some ideas.  

Bessy:             How about a lemonade stand? 

Gussy:             That's a great idea! 

Fern:                No it isn't.  I tried that once.  Templeton took a bath in the lemonade pitcher, then ran off with the cookies I'd baked!  He grossed out all my customers.  

Templeton:      There's nothing like cold lemonade on a hot day!  

Charlotte:        No that won't do.  Plus, Fern can't make the kind of money she needs with just a lemonade stand. We're talking a few hundred dollars, right? 

Fern:                Right. 

Sam:               Oh, I've got it!  We could hire those kids from .High School Musical. to perform at a concert.  People would pay big money to see that, right? 

Fern:                I know I would! 

Charlotte:        But we'd have to have money up front to pay them and to fly them here.  By the time we did all that, I'm afraid there wouldn't be much money left for you and Billy. 

Gussy:             Too bad, I love Corbin Bleu!  What a hunk! 

Sam:               I guess that was a dumb idea, huh? 

Charlotte:            Not at all.  You're on the right track, Sam.  Let's keep thinking.