May 13, 2011 by Chris French
This skit was written by my wife, Kelly French, for our girls class to use for our Easter skit for the little children. It was great. They really seemed to like it so I’m going to pass it on to you…better late than never right?
The Best Gift at Easter
Starring: Lilly, Rose, Daisy & the Easter Bunny
Easter Bunny is sitting down by herself (on chair, step, floor etc.) looking dejected. She may even be sighing a little bit.
Enter: Lilly looking concerned
Lilly: Easter Bunny? Is that you? Why are you still at my house and…why do you look so sad?
Easter Bunny: Oh hey Lilly.
Lilly: How’d you know my name?
Easter Bunny: Um, I just delivered a basket at your house. I know all the kids names.
Lilly: Oh yeah. Why are you so sad?
Easter Bunny: Well…I hate to even say it but I’m just not feeling it this year. I mean every spring I deliver tons of candy and little fluffy chicks and sparkly basket stuffing but by the end of the week it’s all gone. Everyone’s eaten the ears off the chocolate bunnies, all that’s left of the candy is a pile of wrappers and all that pretty sparkly Easter grass is in a tangle in the garbage can. I just don’t see how it’s worth it.
Lilly: Wow. That’s pretty serious stuff. I really don’t know what to say. I mean I love my Easter basket and all the awesome eggs but you’re right. It’s all gone by…wait…there’s Rose and Daisy. Maybe they can help us figure it out.
Enter: Rose and Daisy, chatting quietly
Rose: Whoa! Is that the Easter bunny? Cool!
Daisy: Some Easter bunny. You look pretty unhappy to be the Easter bunny. What’s wrong?
Lilly: She’s sad because she doesn’t think her Easter treats are a big deal anymore.
Easter Bunny: Everyone likes them for a little while but then it’s all gone. I wish there was a more permanent reason to think about Easter.
Daisy: I think I know just what you need.
Lilly, Rose, Easter bunny in unison: You do?
Daisy: Do you remember what we talked about last week in Sunday school?
Rose: Oh yeah! We talked about how Jesus was beaten and punished when he didn’t do anything wrong.
Lilly: And then they crucified him on a cross to save us from the bad things we did.
Easter Bunny: Girls, this isn’t making me feel any better.
Daisy: I’m coming to that part. Jesus was only dead for a little while because on the third day he came back alive!
Rose: Yeah! And then, after he came back to life he actually rose into Heaven to live with his father God.
Daisy: And now he gets to live in Heaven with God forever and ever. Not only that but someday, if we have been faithful Christians we will get to live forever in Heaven with God and his son too.
Lilly: That sounds pretty permanent Easter bunny. Jesus gave us a gift that will never be used up or broken or stepped on or thrown out.
Easter Bunny: I can’t believe my ears! You mean that God used something as sad as death to give us such an awesome present?
Daisy: He sure did.
Easter Bunny: But what about my Easter eggs and chocolate? I’m really excited about this new gift from God…should I still even care about being the Easter bunny? (looks a little crest fallen)
Lilly: Sure you can! There are children all over the world who would be sad if they didn’t get an Easter visit from you. Just remember it’s not the candy and pretty baskets that mean the most at Easter time.
Rose: It’s the gift from God and his son Jesus, that lasts for…for…forever! Even the Easter bunny gets a gift!
Easter Bunny: Thanks so much for all your help! I feel so much better than I did when you found me here. I’ll remember the story of Jesus forever and share it whenever I meet someone who needs to hear about the best Easter gift. Now, if you’ll excuse me I have some more work to do!
Easter bunny scurries off stage and the three girls wave after him.