This is a skit about three families during the time God sent the tenth and most devastating plague to Egypt, when Pharaoh finally let His people go. (Skit for nine: Deborah, mother, Daniel, Pharaoh's wife, Pharaoh, Nathaniel, Auntie, Guard, and narrator. Rest of class acts as audience )
Hardened Heart, Miracles, Moses, Obedience, Plagues, Protection
Doorposts, paintbrush and red tempura paint (optional)
Skit handout [PDF] Click here
Approximately 15 minutes
This skit works best by having three groups of kids under make believe doorposts. You can simulate lamb's blood on the door posts of Deborah and Nathaniel's houses. The play goes from one house to another.
Before class, use butcher paper, or tape together sheets of earth tone construction paper to form three simple looking door posts. As kids arrive, you can have them decorate the doorposts to look like wood grain, brick, rock or whatever. See examples below. Also, bring a 1 inch paint brush and a jar of red tempura paint. The kids will paint the appropriate door posts during class just before performing the skit.
WHAT YOU WILL SAY:
(After completing the skit) In our little skit we visited three houses during the time of the Passover. We saw in the first house how the family trusted in God, to do what He asked by painting their doorpost with the lamb's blood. In the second house, we saw how Pharaoh doubted that God would let his child die. He still had a hard heart and rejected the truth. We saw what happened, his own baby son died. In the third house, we saw how the family obeyed God not only by painting the doorpost with lamb's blood, but also by how they thanked God for His protection with a celebration. This celebration is called Passover, and it is still observed every year.
What lesson did we learn from this story?
Why do you think God chose the blood of a lamb as a symbol of obedience?