Long Suffering-Patience Skit
(For the Fruit of the Spirit)
We ran across this skit online from a guy named Jason Justice. We used this skit at our Church. We added the flower hats to it and had one of the kids hold a really tall long fake flower.
I had the 2 main cast members wear the raccoon hats & read the scripts straight from the paper while they held the microphone. I added a bunch of other children wearing the little flower hats that stood next to them. This incorporates all the kids so no one is left out. This makes it simple to add other kids of the church that have not practiced or been there because they require no talking. They just have to stand there.
This short skit on patience taught the children to not be in a hurry for the little flower to grow. It will grow in God's timing. It has to go through a process of being fed and watered first before it get can grow. Just like us we have to go through a process of growing and being fed the word of God before we can be fully productive for his kingdom. If we try to grow to fast on our own without Gods help we can burn out or even wilt. Just like the flower, if you put to much miracle grow or chemicals in the soil you can harm the plant. You don't want to rush the growth. It will grow in time, and be exactly what God intended it to be when it reaches its full potential. Patience or Long Suffering is a Fruit of the Spirit found in:
(Galatians 5:22) But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
(Galatians 5:23) Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
Props: Kids with flower hats on. And a kid with 1 really tall flower holding it so they can hold it up at the end.
Chuckles: (Looking at a flowers) C'mon! What are you waiting for, plant?
Robbie: (Enters.) Oh, Hi Chuckles. Whatcha doin?
Chuckles: Hi Robbie. Losing my patience with this flower, that's what!
Robbie: (Haltingly.) Losing your patience with the flower? How do you lose your patience with a flower?
Chuckles: I bought this little flower yesterday and it won't grow! It's taking forever.
Chuckles: I tried watering it. In fact, I just watered it ten minutes ago. Think I should water it again?
Robbie: Um. Well.
Chuckles: I mean I know that flowers need water, sunlight and soil to grow.
Robbie: Yeah. That's right.
Chuckles: Well, I got my little flower pot here with soil in it. The flower is sitting here by the window so it can get some sunlight and I've been watering it every 10 minutes since I got it!
Robbie: Well, how fast do you think it should grow?
Chuckles: Fast! You know that story "Jack and the Beanstalk?"
Robbie: Sure. Jack throws some beans and a big plant grows and he climbs it and finds a giant!
Chuckles: Well, I want this flower to grow as big as Jack's beanstalk.
Robbie: Oh. Well, that could take a while don't you think?
Chuckles: I'm tired of waiting. And that's not all I'm tired of, Robbie. It seems like everything takes way too long. They call McDonald's fast food but it took over 5 minutes to get my happy meal the other day! And then my fries didn't cool off enough to eat for at least 2 minutes! I was starving by the time I FINALLY got to eat!
Robbie: Wow, Chuckles. It sounds like you could use a little patience.
Robbie: Yeah. Patience is one of the fruits of the Spirit. It says so in the Bible. We have been learning about them in church. Patience is talked about a lot in the Bible. Here's a great verse about patience. It's James chapter 5 verse 7. It says "Be patient, then, brothers, until the Lord's coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop and how patient he is for the autumn and spring rains."
Chuckles: Very pretty verse, Robbie. But how does it help me or my flower?
Robbie: Well, it says that we should be patient until Jesus comes back. And it says that we should be patient just like the farmer who is waiting for his crops to grow. God wants us to be patient about everything and not get upset quickly about anything.
Chuckles: Hmmm... So I gues it is kind of silly to be so impatient with this flower, huh?
Robbie: Well, what do you think?
Chuckles: I think I am going to be patient and let this flower grow at its own pace. After all, if that's what God wants it must be the best thing.
Robbie: Yeah. Hey, let's go play catch.
Chuckles: Great idea! I'll get my mitt!
(Wait a couple seconds after they leave, then make the flower grow really tall with a The End sign attached to it.) THE END
To make Paper Plate Flower Hats (click here)