Editor’s note: this is an old skit — I first remember performing at Boy Scout camp more decades ago than I care to admit – there are (at least) two distinctive ways to perform this skit — the first, as seen in the YouTube video below, is with multiple clowns, effectively playing ‘telephone’ — the clown on the end whispers to the clown next to him, “I’ve got to go whee!” Read More…
A new creature in Christ – a clown ministry skit for 2 speaking clowns
Props: a large cardboard box (think refrigerator box), or something equivalent. Assuming that you have (or acquired) a refrigerator box, cut out a large window in the top, so the audience can see the clown once he enters. You could also have a flashlight hidden on the bottom of the box, so the clown can stoop down and flash the light as the device is working. You also want to draw with a marker some settings, such as “Clown,” “Chicken,” and “Christian”. Also a Bible, either real or clown prop.
At the beginning of the skit, Clown 1 pushes the box (think “transmogrifier” from the Calvin and Hobbes comic strip) on stage.
Clown 1: There! That’s done! Now, I need to find a victim … I mean, volunteer! Read More…
Clown skit, The Prodigal Son, courtesy of Clowns for Christ
Parts: Narrator, Younger Brother, Older Brother, Friend, Dad
[Two brothers enter]
Younger Brother: Hey, guess what?
Older Brother: What?
Younger Brother: I got Dad to give me all my inheritance. I am outa here!
Older Brother: You aren’t supposed to get that money until Dad is dead.
Younger Brother: Yeah, well I talked the old man into it anyway. I am sick and tired of working. I am going to go out and have some fun!
Older Brother: And just who do think is going to run this farm?
Younger Brother: You are, chump. [Punches brother on the arm]
Friend: Are you coming or what? Read More…
Steward-“ship” – a clown skit for 1 clown and narrator
an original clown skit by valerie.delaney at gmail.com
Props Needed: Cruise pamphlets, toy ship with STEWARD printed on it or plywood cutout of ship put on laundry baskets to form ship and hold stewardship forms.
Narrator: Once there was a clown.
Narrator : [Walks to middle of stage, clasps hands overhead, "shakes" hands as in cheering. Puts hands down and continues offstage.]
Narrator : One day s/he decided to take a cruise
Clown : [Looking at cruise pamphlets.]
Narrator : But there were so man to choose from. Read More…
Stewardship – Giving – a clown skit for 4 silent clowns, written by John Gravley
MAIN IDEA: show that God does not want part of our possessions but wants all of who we are.
HELPERS: four clowns and one non-clown to be the preacher.
SETTING: this takes place during a worship service. The “preacher” shares some words on giving/stewardship and then the clowns act out the “offering.”
PROPS: a large cutout of a bank note (dollar bill), a ruler, pencil, scissors, a large paper clock that says “My Time” (see picture above), a day planner, a large paper heart and a large offering bag.
SKIT: the skit begins with the clowns entering and taking there seat up front ready to listen to the preacher. When the clowns are seated the preacher reads some scripture related to giving. (i.e. Luke 21:1-4) The clowns listen somewhat attentively. One may sleep, another try to keep the clown awake but one listens very well. Read More…
The Spirit is Willing – a skit for two clowns, teaching about temptation and being prepared — also about self-righteousness — original by Raynbow D. Clown
Clown 1, Clown 2 walk on stage, possibly holding a sign with the verse (Mark 14:38 ~ “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.”)
Clown 1: Today, we’re here to teach about temptation
Clown 2: [sanctimoniously] Yes, for all you weak people out there!
Clown 1: [turns head towards Clown 2, does a 'take'] Pardon me?
Clown 2: You know, for those weak people who give in to temptation! Not like me!
Clown 1: [disbelieving] Uh-huh… well, let’s start with the verse [displays sign, writes in on chalkboard, or whatever medium] “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation…” Read More…
A Short Trip – a silent clown skit or pantomime
A silent skit for 1 clown. It can be performed with prop (a flower, artificial or paper) or entirely in pantomime.
Clown enters from stage right, and begins to cross the stage. Midway across, he trips over something. He looks down to find what tripped him, and spies the flower. He reacts for the audience, and bends over to pick the flower up — however, the root is stronger than he thinks, and it doesn’t come.
Perturbed, he uses both hands to pluck the flower — it still doesn’t come. Determined, he stoops down — this time, he’ll win! He spits on his hands (for traction — like he’s seen in the movies) — only to look at the mess — Eww! Reacts for the audience, possibly wiping his hands on his costume, a towel, etc.
Undaunted, our hero tries again. He takes a firm grip on that flower, and pulls — one — Two — THREE! On the third pull, he succeeds, falling backward on his haunches. But success!
He stands up in triumph, a slight smirk on his face. He triumphantly smells his catch — aah! He smells more deeply — Aaah! A third time, nearly inhaling the flower — Ah! Ah? Ah… choo!
Oh no — allergies! His victory spoilt, our hero looks the picture of defeat — his head down, his shoulders slumped. He bends down, replants the flower, and stands up.
As he starts to walk on, he stops, and look back at his adversary. In one swift motion, he squashes it under his foot! With a look of triumph, he mugs for the audience, and walks on.
Seven Gold Coins – A Parable of Greed – a skit for 2 silent clowns
Requires 2 clowns, or 1 clown & helper (preferably a child or young person). It can be presented either silently or verbally.
Clown 1 (or ‘normal’ person, even the pastor) is seated, holding a small plateful of gold coins (actually chocolate wrapped in gold foil – other things could be substituted, of course).
Clown 2 (a tramp or hobo, although other clowns would do) enters, pantomiming hunger. He sees Clown 1.
Clown 2 approaches Clown 1, pantomiming hunger. Clown 1 gladly gives away a piece of candy. Clown 2 pantomimes surprise, delight, happiness, etc. — be sure to read the Popcorn Story to get the proper impression.
As Clown 2 begins to walk away, Clown 1 motions him back. To Clown 2’s utter amazement, Clown 1 gives him 5 more coins, keeping only 1 to himself. Clown 1 looks pleased, faces the audience, with the plate (& final coin) seated on his lap. Read More…
Praying Clowns, a clown skit for 2 speaking clowns, courtesy of Clowns for Christ
Clown One is introduced by Pastor and comes and sits by him to talk to kids about prayer. Clown Two sneaks in. Kids see Clown Two, but Clown One pretends not to.
Clown One: I am going to talk to you guys about prayer. We have the Lord’s Prayer that we all know, but I pray differently, when I’m by myself. I usually start out by saying, “Hello, Heavenly Father!”
Clown Two: Hello.
Clown One: This is strange. I have had God talk to me before, but never out loud. Anyway, after I tell Him hello, I tell Him thank you for everything He has given me, like my family and good food and the Earth.
Clown Two: Well, if you really are thankful for those things, why don’t you take better care of them?
Clown One: What do you mean? Read More…
The parable of the workers in the vineyard, by Steve Conley(originally posted to the Clown Ministry group at http://groups.yahoo.com/)
Kim and I have been hired at a local church to come in twice a month a do a skit that reinforces the bible verse that is being taught. Here is the first one that we will be doing. I thought I would start sharing these with you.
Here is a skit on the parable of the workers in the vineyard. Hope you find it useful.
Steve Conley Read More…