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There’s A Hole In My Heart

Clowns Liza, Gabby and Polly.

Props

  • Hearts: Begin with a large thick piece of durable foam. Cut it in the shape of a heart. Then cut a second heart out of the center so that you have a large heart with an empty center and a smaller heart which fits back in exactly. Using a paint which does not eat foam, paint both hearts bright red. Letter ‘JESUS’ on the smaller heart.
  • Money: Play money – try to get the really big variety.
  • Candy: One or more chocolate bars – if possible, get the extra large ones. If you will perform this skit regularly, consider covering cardboard with the wrappers so that you can keep the prop on hand.
  • Fun: This could be a bright colored plastic slinkey or some other toy.

This skit is based on the folk song, ‘There’s A Hole In My Bucket, Dear Liza’.


Clown 1:
There’s a hole in my heart dear Liza, Dear Liza
There’s a hole in my heart dear Liza, a hole

Clown 2 brings out money and begins trying to put it in the hole
I can fix it dear Gabby, dear Gabby, dear Gabby
Well I can fix it dear Gabby, I can fix it with this
Some money will fix it dear Gabby, dear Gabby
Some money will fix it dear Gabby (money falls out) Oh, no

Clown 1:
There’s a hole in my heart dear Liza, Dear Liza
There’s a hole in my heart dear Liza, a hole

Clown 2 brings out candy and begins trying to put it in the hole
I can fix it dear Gabby, dear Gabby, dear Gabby
I can fix it dear Gabby, I can fix it with this
Something yummy will fix it dear Gabby, dear Gabby
Something yummy will fix it dear Gabby (candy falls out) Oh, no

Clown 1:
There’s a hole in my heart dear Liza, Dear Liza
There’s a hole in my heart dear Liza, a hole

Clown 2 brings out slinky and begins trying to put it in the hole
I can fix it dear Gabby, dear Gabby, dear Gabby
I can fix it dear Gabby, I can fix it with this
Something fun will fix it dear Gabby, dear Gabby
Something fun will fix it dear Gabby (toy falls out) Oh, no

Clown 1:
There’s a hole in my heart dear Liza, Dear Liza
There’s a hole in my heart dear Liza, a hole

Clown 3 walks on stage, Clown 1 and 2 look
Clowns 1 & 2
There’s a hole in the heart dear Polly, Dear Polly
There’s a hole in the heart dear Polly, a hole

Clown 3:
Only One can fill it, dear Gabby, Dear Liza
Only One can fill it, dear Gabby, just One

Clowns 1 & 2
Please tell us dear Polly, dear Polly, dear Polly
Please tell us dear Polly, dear Polly, please tell

Clown 3 (opens the Bible and shows heart to the children)
Only Jesus can fill it, Dear Gabby, Dear Liza
Only Jesus can fill it, Dear Gabby, Just Him

Clown 1 (takes Jesus heart and puts it in her heart)
Come into my heart Dear Jesus, Dear Jesus
Come into my heart Dear Jesus, Today

(shows new joy)
Clown 3 (speaks)
Each of us has a hole in our heart that only Jesus can fill.
Nothing else will fit there.
Until we ask Jesus to fill it, we’ll never be really happy.

Clown 2 (speaks)
What about me? I think I have a hole in my heart too.
Will Jesus fill my hole too?
Clown 3 (speaks)
Yes, of course He will
All you have to do is ask
Jesus loves you (points to clowns)
And you (pointing to children) and you and every one of us
Let’s sing it together,

All:
There’s a hole in my heart dear Jesus, dear Jesus
There’s a hole in my heart dear Jesus, a hole
Only You can fill it dear Jesus, dear Jesus
Only You can fill it dear Jesus, this hole
Come into my heart, dear Jesus, dear Jesus
Come into my heart, dear, Jesus today
I love you Lord Jesus, Lord Jesus, Lord Jesus
I love you Lord Jesus, I love you my Lord

Clowns leave the stage or lead in another song.


This skit was developed from an idea shared by Gabby the Clown. If you use this skit, please email Kathleen MRiegerix (Gabby) to let her know.


Author’s note: This play may be printed, copied, performed and used to the Glory of God.

Courtesy of Clown Ministry