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)
(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)