Hearts of the Bible Puppet Script
This script is adaptable and can be used in different ways. It could be done ventriloquist style with one puppet. It could be done with two people, with one person talking to a half body puppet operated by a second puppeteer or even as a skit between two adults. I used this script with my Professor Votshisname puppet character, but really, if you take out the exaggerated German accent, you could adapt this script for any puppet character that you have.
Teacher: Professor, what do you have in your bag?
Professor: Ah, those are my Valentine hearts. They are special hearts. They all tell something about different kinds of hearts you can find in the Bible.
Teacher: Well, that's curious. Let me see this one. (Show the Stone Heart visual.) A stone heart. That doesn't sound good.
Professor: Not very good, no. In zie Old Testament, in Ezekiel 32:26, God told Israel zat He vould take their heart of stone and gif them a heart of flesh.
Teacher: That's good. He said that in Old Testament times. Does God do the same thing with hearts today?
Professor: Absolutely. Ven ve gif our sinful hearts to God, He can gif us a new heart.
Teacher: I see. Like this heart. (Show the New Heart visual.)
Professor: Ja. Just like zat.
Teacher: Let me pull out another one. (Show the Deceitful Heart visual.) Uh oh. This one's a deceitful heart.
This script is for church puppet ministry. It could potentially be done with two puppeteers or with the help of three or four puppeteers and a simple stage. It requires four puppet characters: a girl puppet, two Bible character male puppets or male puppets who can be dressed in Bible costume and a lion puppet. Reporter Jessie interviews three of the main characters in the Daniel and the lions' den Bible story, including Daniel, King Darius and the lion.
[ Jessie enters right, bottom level, and "walks" to center, rocking side to side. She holds a microphone.]
Jessie: Have you ever heard a lion talk? (pause) Well, I haven't. But if lions could talk, I wonder what they'd say. Well, today I'm with the press, and there's a very special lion I'd like to interview, one who was in the den with the prophet Daniel.
[The lion puppet also enters from the right and walks towards the left. He looks around and doesn't seem to notice Jessie.]
Here he comes now. Uh, Mr. Lion! Excuse me, Mr. Lion. Do you have a few minutes?
[Mr. Lion jumps back a little.]
Mr. Lion: (with slow Southern drawl) Yes, I do.
Jessie: This is Jessie reporting for Puppet News. [Jessie puts the arm with the microphone toward the lion. She does this in all her interviews.] Mr. Lion, you were in the den with the prophet Daniel?
Mr. Lion: Yes, I was.
Jessie: Tell me, how did you feel when Daniel came into the den?
Mr. Lion: Well, I was just loungin' there with my buddies, when in comes this juicy piece o'-- [Jessie backs away from him.] oh sorry, forgive me -- in comes this, well, yummy-lookin' person.
Jessie: (gulp) Yummy-lookin'?
Mr. Lion: Yummy-lookin'.
Jessie: (a little weakly) Then, I suppose, you had him for dinner?
Mr. Lion: Why, no.
Jessie: Why, no?
Mr. Lion: Why, no.
Jessie: But he was so juicy.