The Hamsters' Great Escape

The exodus from Egypt, as told by one family's pets (Skit for two: Harry and George.)


Believing, Courage, Faith, Moses, Protection, Power of God 


2 animal puppets or you can just tell the story using two different voices
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Approximately 10 minutes

  hamsters great escape

(George rolls across the cage and slams into Harry)
Harry What in the world are you doing George? I'm trying to sleep here! Now get back on your side of the cage.
George Uhh I'm sorry Harry, uhhh I couldn't help it, uhh that little Israeli boy that owns us picked up our cage in such a rush, that I uhhh couldn't help it... sorry.
Harry George, ole boy, you're right. Why look, all of God's people are rushing around in a big hurry and it's the middle of the night! Something BIG must be going on! Hang on George, it looks like we're coming in for a rough landing. 
George They must be in a hurry... that sure was a rough way to load us onto the camel... it looks like all God's people are leaving Egypt and we almost didn't get packed. See Harry we're on the last camel!
Harry Yeah, I see George.
George I.. I.. I.. I wonder where we're going?
Harry Settle down George, I'm sure God will watch over his people.  
George I hope He watches over hamsters too! I'm worried.
Harry Pull yourself together kid, remember the scriptures. ‘My shield is God Most High, who saves the upright in heart, Psalm 7:10’ Look up ahead... God's people are following that pillar of fire.
George Oh yeah! And ‘Psalm 9:10: Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you!’ (Plays with whiskers) I bet God's showing them the way to go.
Harry Don't look now kid, but it looks like that mean old king of Egypt has changed his mind about letting the people go.
George What do you mean Harry?
Harry Look behind us George, see the King's army is chasing us and God's people can't go forward any longer because of the Red Sea.
George Uhh, let's go to the right.
Harry We can't, there are mountain ranges!
George Uhh then let's go to the left.
Harry Open your beady little eyes George! There are mountain ranges there too!
George Aghhhh we're trapped like rats!
Harry How many times do I have to tell you? We are hamsters, not rats!
George Aghhhh we are trapped like hamsters!
Harry Shhh settle down George. Look God's putting a big thick pillar of cloud between His people and the Egyptian army. The army has stopped, at least for the time being. "The Lord is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise Him, my father’s God and I will exalt Him." Exodus 15:2
George Boy, that sounds good. Someone should write that down. Harry, look, what's Moses doing?
Harry Why Moses is holding his staff and has stretched out his arm over the Red Sea. Look George! God is parting the water! We're on the move again! I knew God would protect His people.
George Hey Harry, uhh look the ground is dry. We are crossing on dry ground! Those walls of water look scary I'm worried!
Harry Now, George, you need to remember what you just said and here’s another one: "Know that the Lord has set apart the godly for himself; the Lord will hear when I call to Him. Psalm 4:3!"
George Somebody better start calling! HELP!!!
Harry We've been traveling a while now, but look, we've finally made it across. Don't look now but the Egyptian army is coming after us again! Look the army is crossing the Red Sea and boy their chariots are fast!
George Can't this camel go any faster?
Harry (Rings hands) The army is starting to gain on us, they're already about half way across the Red Sea!
George Yikes! (Looks surprised and jumps up and down)
Harry Look George! Moses stretched out his arm and staff over the Red Sea again! The Lord has caused the walls of water to collapse and the Egyptian army has been drowned! We're safe, we're safe, praise God!
George "Your right hand, O Lord, was majestic in power. Your right hand, O Lord, shattered the enemy." Exodus 15:6
Harry That’s a good one too. Somebody should write that down.
George Thanks be to God! Look Harry, all of God's people are praising Him and shouting glory to God!
Harry Do you think these people have learned to do what God says and trust Him?
George I sure hope so. I don’t want to be around if they have to learn THIS lesson again!
Harry Me neither, George, me neither.
(Harry & George step forward, out of character, and recite the following verse together)
  “The Lord is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise Him, my father’s God and I will exalt Him.” (Exodus 15:2)