Stewardship – Giving – a clown skit for 4 silent clowns, written by John Gravley
MAIN IDEA: show that God does not want part of our possessions but wants all of who we are.
HELPERS: four clowns and one non-clown to be the preacher.
SETTING: this takes place during a worship service. The “preacher” shares some words on giving/stewardship and then the clowns act out the “offering.”
PROPS: a large cutout of a bank note (dollar bill), a ruler, pencil, scissors, a large paper clock that says “My Time” (see picture above), a day planner, a large paper heart and a large offering bag. (more…)
7 Gold Coins – a parable of greed, inspired by a story about Emmett Kelly
Requires 2 clowns, or 1 clown & helper (preferably a child or young person). It can be presented either silently or verbally.
Clown 1 (or ‘normal’ person, even the pastor) is seated, holding a small plateful of gold coins (actually chocolate wrapped in gold foil – other things could be substituted, of course). (more…)
Clown Ministry Skits for All Seasons, by Floyd Shaffer
Mr. Shaffer takes the reader through the liturgical calendar year and gives some good ideas for holiday-related clowning. I, personally, find the skits presented limited since they are all silent, as Mr. Shaffer does all of his clown ministry. But they will give you ideas on what you or your clown troupe can do.
I rate it 3 clowns out of 5.
Turning the Other Cheek – a silent skit for a troupe of clowns
From an idea in Ministry of Clowning compiled by Everett Robertson. By the Beauregard Parish clowns.
Play is silent except for the reader and for the audience’s last reaction and the narrator’s reading. Could use background noises when stick hits and when tramp sits on glasses. Using background music could be effective. (more…)