A Wrinkles and Sparky Puppet Skit
Making Life Application of Mark 4:35-41, Jesus Calms the Storm
Note: Sparky should appear wearing a cape with an "S" on it-one can
be made simply with a piece of fabric, a safety pin, and a permanent marker-it
should look handmade anyway.
Sparky: [flying onto stage from below, going back and forth] Zzzzoooomm!
Zzzzoooomm! Here I come to save the day! It's Super Sparky! I'm so great and
I'm here to prevent your fate! Zzzzoooom! Zzzzoooomm!
Wrinkles: [approaching from below] Hey, Sparky! What's up?
Sparky: [pausing only momentarily] You mean, what's down? Your zipper's
Wrinkles: [looks down]
Sparky: Ha, ha, made you look! I can fly! Look at me! I can fly! I'm going
to rescue the
Wrinkles: [sounding amused] Really? How do you think you're going to
Sparky: [still exuberant] See my cape? [flips around to let his cape
show] I'm Super
Sparky! I'm so great and I'm here to prevent your fate! Zzzzoooomm!
Wrinkles: Okay, Sparky. Let's try a test of your powers.
Sparky: [bouncing up and down] Yes, yes. Give me a try!
Wrinkles: Let's suppose I fall down and break my leg as I leave here.
What will you do?
Sparky: I'll uh [talking fast] I'll call 9-1-1 and get the
Emergency Squad to come and
Wrinkles: Very good, Sparky. But what did Super Sparky do?
Sparky: Oh, I'm not doing those kind of things. My mission is to rescue
Wrinkles: Okay, Sparky. Let's give you another test. Ready?
Sparky: Yep-bring it on!
Wrinkles: Let's suppose the house catches fire. Now what will you
Sparky: [talking fast] I'll call the fire department. Then I'll rescue
the cat. Then I'll help
the firemen put out the fire.
Wrinkles: That's very good, Sparky. But what did you do to put out the
Sparky: But I'm not here to put out fires. I'm here to save the WHOLE
Wrinkles: Let's try another one.
Wrinkles: The tornado siren sounds while we're at school. What will
Sparky: [talking fast] I'll follow Mrs. Evans downstairs to the basement,
bend over and
cover my head!
Wrinkles: Very good, Sparky. But what did you do to stop the tornado?
Sparky: But I'm not here to stop tornadoes. I'm here to save the WHOLE
Wrinkles: Maybe I'm misunderstanding you, Sparky. How will you save
the whole world
if you can't fly me to the hospital when I've got a broken leg, or blow out
or stop tornadoes in their paths?
Sparky: I don't know I just want to fly and zoom around and rescue
Leader: Hi, guys! I couldn't help overhearing your conversation. Sparky,
you'd like to
be powerful and really be Super Sparky, wouldn't you?
Sparky: Yea! I'd do a good job, too!
Leader: I'm sure you would, Sparky! Do either of you remember the Bible
story of when
Jesus calmed the storm?
Wrinkles: Yes, I do! That's a really awesome story.
Sparky: Me, too. I remember. We just studied that story in Bible class.
Leader: Jesus showed us He had power over the storm. Even the wind and
obeyed Him. So what does this story show us about Jesus?
Wrinkles: Jesus has power over nature!
Sparky: Yes, and I know why-Jesus is the Son of God.
Leader: I think you fellows have got it! Very good! Do you remember
our Bible verse?
Sparky/Wrinkles: Uh, uh [hesitate]
Leader: Maybe the boys and girls could help us. [turns to boys and girls]
Together repeat today's verse.
Sparky: I'm still going to save the WHOLE WORLD! Zzzzoooomm! Bye boys
bye Wrinkles. [zooms off]
Wrinkles: Bye, Sparky, bye boys and girls. [exits]
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