I love the Holiday Season! Especially in student ministry. This was always the time events and programs started to wind down a bit, a good feeling as you reflect on the year that has come and gone, and delicious food! Oh, the food…
It’s also the time you want to do that little something special when it comes to drama or a script that deals with Christmas.
Over the Years I’ve had the awesome opportunity to work with students on Christmas Scripts. We have on our store the top ten Christmas Scripts if you are interested in grabbing something for December. (www.skitguys.com). We’ve also given a “freebie” to help get things started for one of those programming elements for December.
All the Christmas scripts have been performed by students or adults and we’ve “tweaked” the parts that didn’t seem to work and made it easier if you decide to use them.
The Freebie to download is a “responsive reading”. Basically – readers’ theatre. It sounds “old” and “corny” but it really works. There is something about putting a few music stands in front of students and have them read scripture in this way. It’s powerful. It’s simple. It’s memorable. It also helps to even use PowerPoint and have the audience read along as the student actors are reciting their parts.
Rehearsals for responsive readings can be done the night of the event in a room going through the parts. It is right in front of them the whole time. All you have to work out is who says what and the timing between the readers/actors.
In the upcoming months, we hope to give you great tips to make scripts and dramas seem simple and have students love being up there and a success as they figure out their talents and gifts.
For some drama tips, you can visit us at skitguys.com and we have several PODCASTS to choose from to get you going.
Until the next year- God Bless You and have fun with helping your Student actors be all they can be!