Puppet Scripts from CCES
Ann Shorb has written a number of scripts/skits that can be used with puppets or acted out by children. These scripts are great for use in churches or at home with your children. We have a few scripts available for free (to the right of this page) and a book of fifteen scripts and several articles for sale.
Skits for Fun and Learning: Helping Children Learn, Love and Live the Word of God
SKITS FOR FUN AND LEARNING contains 15 scripts geared to youngsters in grades one through six and may be acted out by children or performed with puppets. Each skit is five to seven minutes in length, presents clear Biblical truth with humor that both young and old enjoy, and involves only two, three or four characters. The stories are brief, simple, and easy to use for Children’s Church, Sunday School, VBS, Bible Clubs, AWANA®, and other events. They’re even fun to use in family devotions!
This book is available to be purchased as a PDF download, or a paperback book can be purchased and shipped within the United States (a $3.95 shipping charge is added).
Topics covered in this book include:
- God’s Word
- God’s presence
- God’s love
- Righteous living
The book also includes several articles on various topics involving puppet ministries:
- Getting started in puppetry
- Ideas for making simple puppets
- Training teens to be puppeteers
- Making your puppets “come alive”
- Adapting your scripts
- Using puppets to help with discipline
- Tips on puppet performances
These and other puppet scripts by Ann Shorb have been translated into French, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Arabic, and other languages. They have blessed children and children’s workers around the world!
Please note: Permission is granted to make one working photocopy for each performance participant and each ministry leader. Permission is not granted to make additional copies for any other purpose without written consent from the author.
When purchasing the electronic download version, upon completion of payment you will arrive at a confirmation page from PayPal. That page will ask you to return to the CCES site, and when you do that you will be able to download the book. If you experience any problems, please contact our webmaster.
Skits for Fun and Learning (Downloadable/PDF Version) - $14.99
Skits for Fun and Learning (Paperback) - $14.99 + shipping
About the Author:
Dr. Ann Shorb has been involved in various Christian ministries for more than four decades. She is a teacher and speaker, a free-lance writer, and a Christian counselor. Over the years, she has performed more than 1,000 creative programs for churches and community groups using her skills in puppetry and ventriloquism to teach and entertain people of all ages.
As a free-lance writer, Ann has published more than 175 short pieces and one book on puppetry. For more than two decades she was a regular contributor to Evangelizing Today's Child magazine (later called Teach Kids!). Her work has been translated into numerous foreign languages and is used in various countries around the world.
In the Understanding and Teaching . . . video series, Dr. Ann shares her many years of experience in working with children. These programs are designed to give insight and understanding of various problems to schoolteachers, church workers, parents and others that are involved with children.
Ann holds a B.S. and an M.A.T. in Elementary Education, and a Ph.D. in Biblical Counseling.