Children live in a world in which they face temptation every day, including from their friends. Kids need to know that they can resist temptation from others! Here is a skit to help you teach this important lesson to children.
(Sam and Jake walks in, while Hillary goes to the front, lays down, and starts sleeping)
Sam: That was so much fun! We should have pizza parties for Alex more often!
(Both see Hillary sleeping, with her small piggy bank in her hand)
Sam: Hey… look at that! I think Hillary has some money! I think you should take it so we can go spend it.
Jake: I don’t know about that…
Sam: Come on, it’ll be fine!
Jake: Wouldn’t that be stealing?
Sam: No, its ok! Just go ahead and take it. We could really use the money.
(Jake slowly goes over, then takes the piggy bank while Hillary is still sleeping)
Sam: (whispers) See, that wasn’t so bad! Let’s go!
(both of them walk out of the room)
(then Hillary wakes up confused and starts looking around desperately)
Hillary: Where did my piggy bank go? Where is it?!?! (walks out of room to go find it)
(Jake and Hillary walk in)
Jake: Hey, here is your piggy bank and money back. I’m sorry we stole it from you earlier. I really shouldn’t have taken it from you.
Hillary: Why did you take it?
Jake: My friend kept telling me to take it, and I thought it would be fun to spend the money, so I stole it. It was my fault though, because I shouldn’t have listened to him. What I did was wrong. I asked God for forgiveness, and want to ask for forgiveness from you too.
Hillary: I forgive you. You are right, God said in Exodus 20:15, “You shall not steal.”
Jake: I want to obey God by not stealing. Thank you for forgiving me!
Hillary: No problem. Let’s go catch up with everyone else. I think they just started playing kickball!
(both of them walk off stage)