422. Christian ventriloquist act about what it means to be a Christian

Are you looking for a new short Christian ventriloquist act?

OAC evangelist and specialist children's worker Dawn Getley demonstrates in the video below a Christian ventriloquist act with her famous puppet Aqua. Dawn has been visiting school in Plymouth (UK) for more than 25 years. In all those years hundreds of thousands of children have seen her and heard the gospel through her ventriloquism and storytelling.

This ventriloquist act is about it means to be a Christian. It is a fun act with a good message. 

Dawn Getley does a ventriloquist act with her cute duck Aqua on being a Christian

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Scripture reference: Ezekiel 36:26, Psalm 51:10, Jeremiah 17:9, Jeremiah 17:10, Matthew 5:8, Hebrews 4:12, Proverbs 4:23, Proverbs 3:5-6, Psalm 34:18, Ezekiel 11:19, Proverbs 21:2, Luke 12:33-34, Matthew 15:18-20, James 4:8, 1 Samuel 16:7, 1 Timothy 1:5, Psalm 26:2, Romans 2:5, Romans 1:21, Acts 8:22, Psalm 112:7, Romans 10:10, Psalm 119:10, Psalm 51:17, Hebrews 10:22, 2 Timothy 2:22
You can use this idea in a: Sunday School lesson, Sunday school class, children's ministry, children's moment in church, Messy church, school assembly, preaching illustration, kids time

421. Christian ventriloquist act about God's love

Are you looking for a new short Christian ventriloquist act about God's love?

OAC evangelist and specialist children's worker Dawn Getley demonstrates in the video below a Christian ventriloquist act with her famous puppet Aqua. Dawn has been visiting school in Plymouth (UK) for more than 25 years. In all those years hundreds of thousands of children have seen her and heard the gospel through her ventriloquism and storytelling.

This ventriloquist act is about the talents that God has gives us and His amazing love for us

Dawn Getley does a ventriloquist act with her cute duck Aqua

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Scripture reference: Ezekiel 36:26, Psalm 51:10, Jeremiah 17:9, Jeremiah 17:10, Matthew 5:8, Hebrews 4:12, Proverbs 4:23, Proverbs 3:5-6, Psalm 34:18, Ezekiel 11:19, Proverbs 21:2, Luke 12:33-34, Matthew 15:18-20, James 4:8, 1 Samuel 16:7, 1 Timothy 1:5, Psalm 26:2, Romans 2:5, Romans 1:21, Acts 8:22, Psalm 112:7, Romans 10:10, Psalm 119:10, Psalm 51:17, Hebrews 10:22, 2 Timothy 2:22
You can use this idea in a: Sunday School lesson, Sunday school class, children's ministry, children's moment in church, Messy church, school assembly, preaching illustration, kids time

409. Christian ventriloquist act about God looking at our heart

Are you looking for a new short Christian ventriloquist act?

OAC evangelist and specialist children's worker Dawn Getley demonstrates in the video below a Christian ventriloquist act with her famous puppet Horace. Dawn has been visiting school in Plymouth (UK) for more than 25 years. In all those years hundreds of thousands of children have seen her and heard the gospel through her ventriloquism and storytelling.

This ventriloquist act is about us looking at outward appearances, but God looks at our heart. 

Dawn Getley does a ventriloquist act with her puppet Horace

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Scripture reference: Ezekiel 36:26, Psalm 51:10, Jeremiah 17:9, Jeremiah 17:10, Matthew 5:8, Hebrews 4:12, Proverbs 4:23, Proverbs 3:5-6, Psalm 34:18, Ezekiel 11:19, Proverbs 21:2, Luke 12:33-34, Matthew 15:18-20, James 4:8, 1 Samuel 16:7, 1 Timothy 1:5, Psalm 26:2, Romans 2:5, Romans 1:21, Acts 8:22, Psalm 112:7, Romans 10:10, Psalm 119:10, Psalm 51:17, Hebrews 10:22, 2 Timothy 2:22
You can use this idea in a: Sunday School lesson, Sunday school class, children's ministry, children's moment in church, Messy church, school assembly, preaching illustration, kids time

333. The Christmas show - an explanation of the build up of the whole show and the Christmas Puzzle


A Christmas show split up into twenty parts so you can do this too!

As a full-time professional Christian entertainer I do around 250 shows in churches and schools a year.  I have an hour long show that I do at Christmas. This Christmas show is made up of a few puppet acts, five different object lessons, one quiz and fourteen different magic tricks! All in one hour (or a bit more...) But why am l teling you this?

Because especially for you I have split up my Christmas show into twenty small different parts. This has taken weeks of work, because I have made an instruction video for almost every part. So now you can use these ideas within your children’s ministry. Yes, this means that you can do this Christmas show too!

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With these ideas, the right magic tricks and a little bit of practice you can create a professional Christmas show of over an hour. But of course you can choose just one element or several elements and create a much shorter Christmas programme. The floor is all yours! 

In the video below you will find an explanation of the build up of the whole show and of the Christmas Puzzle. You will also find here a PDF file with all the ideas that you can print out so it will be easier for you to reproduce this show for yourself.

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Here are the twenty different parts of the Christmas show:  

Part 01: The Candle - a presentation of the Christmas Puzzle (idea 312)

Part 2a: A ventriloquist act about trusting (idea 313) 
Part 2b: Your own act about trusting - the Slush Powder trick (idea 314)

Part 03: The Christmas Tree - the second piece of the Christmas Puzzle (idea 315)

Part 04: Mary’s meeting with the angel Gabriel - the Magic Bible Colouring Book trick (ideas 316)

Part 05: Joseph’s reaction to Mary’s pregnancy - the Cut and Restore rope trick (idea 317)

Part 06: Joseph and Mary searching for a place to stay in Bethlehem - the Joker Tube trick (idea 318)

Part 07: Immanuel; the relationship between God and his people will be restored - the Dean's box trick + the Energy Bar (idea 319)

Part 08: The Turkey - the third piece of the Christmas Puzzle (idea 320)

Part 09: Introducing the shepherds with two hand puppets and two children dressed up as shepherds (idea 321)

Part 10: God's love for the shepherds - the Lota Vase trick (idea 322)

Part 11: The unworthiness and dreams of the shepherds - the Headless Cartoon silks + the Useless Box (idea 323)

Part 12: Meet the sheep, Rocky the Raccoon and an amazing IKEA frog - the Zigzag trick (idea 324)

Part 13: The Presents - the fourth piece of the Christmas Puzzle (idea 325)

Part 14: Introducing the Magi with a hand puppet (idea 326)

Part 15: Following Jesus may cost you everything - the Sucker Dice Box trick (ides 327)

Part 16: A celebration in the stable - the Incredible Kettle trick + flash paper + dove pan + sponge cake (idea 328)

Part 17: The Cross - the missing piece of the Christmas Puzzle (idea 329)

Part 18: Explaining the meaning of the cross - the Chemical Cross trick (idea 330)

Part 19: The power of a quiz (idea 331)

Part 20: Who is welcome in the stable? - the Magic Umbrella trick (idea 332)

Download the complete PDF file with all the ideas and watch the demonstration video of the build up of the show

Below you will find a PDF file for you to download with all twenty ideas of the Christmas show and a demonstration video with an explanation of the build up of the whole show and the Christmas Puzzle 

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326. Introducing the Magi - part 14 of the Christmas show that you can do!


Any children’s worker can introduce one of the Magi using a hand puppet

You can use one of these beautiful large hand puppets from One Way UK to introduce one of the Magi into your show. 
Maybe it is fun to have a short conversation in which one of the Magi realises that he needs to buy some presents on the market.

This allows you to go straight into another act using the Sucker Dice Box to explain that following and worshipping Jesus may cost you everything.

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You can do this too during your Christmas service, school assembly or in your Sunday school lesson

Watch the demonstration video

You can see me doing a full demonstration in the video below.

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324. Meet the sheep, Rocky the Raccoon and an amazing IKEA frog - part 12 of the Christmas show that you can do!


Create another act to talk about the role of shepherds within Jewish society

In the following act you can combine a few sheep hand puppets with the Rocky the spring puppet and the IKEA frog / prince puppet to talk more about the role of shepherds within the Jewish society and how special it is that God sends his angel to tell them first. 

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We made some of these sheep hand puppets ourselves, but you can buy beautiful sheep puppets here.

Rocky the Raccoon is very easy to bring to life, because it is a spring animal. Spring animals are puppets that consist of a large spring covered with fur. You hold the spring raccoon in one hand, moving the head with your thumb and first finger. It gives the animal a very realistic effect, and it's not uncommon for people to mistake it for a live animal!

 meet Rocky

Buy your own spring puppet

There are several places where you can buy your own spring puppet. The English guys from Mission Magic sell them, but you can also buy them on Amazon

If you are looking for the ZigZag trick that we use 'to cut Rocky into three parts' look at this link of Dynamite Magic.

meet the IKEA frog

To finish this act you use the Ikea frog / prince puppet to demonstrate God's powerful love for the shepherds.

Watch the video:

In the video below I will show you how you can use the sheep puppets, Rocky and the frog to create a context for the story of the shepherds.

You can use this act during your Christmas service, school assembly or in your Sunday school lesson.

Don't forget – any children’s worker can do this! It only needs a little bit of practice. So give it a try!

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321. Introducing the Shepherds - part 9 of the Christmas show that you can do!


Any children’s worker can tell this story using two hand puppets

Depending how much time you have you can choose to tell the story of the shepherds quickly or elaborately.

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The one thing you can always do, is to ask two children to come forward to be the shepherds. As demonstrated in the video below you can easily dress them up as shepherds and give them a hand puppet, so you will have four shepherds on stage.

Depending on the time you can add the following acts:

Idea 322 -  tell the story of the shepherds meeting the angel... and God's love using the Lota Vase
Idea 323 -  tell the story of the unworthiness and dreams of the shepherds
Idea 324 -  tell the story of the sheep, Rocky the Raccoon and an amazing IKEA frog

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You can do this too during your Christmas service, school assembly or in your Sunday school lesson

Watch the demonstration video

You can see me doing a full demonstration in the video below.

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313. A ventriloquist act about trusting - part 2 of the Christmas show that you can do!


The Christmas story is all about trusting in God

In the video below I demonstrate a ventriloquist act with my puppet Harry. Normally I always do my ventriloquist acts in Dutch and will have practised a lot to get this right.

This is my first attempt at a ventriloquist act in English. It is a rough translation of a Dutch act I have done before and to be honest Harry and I have practised this act only once or twice before we shot it!

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I have chosen to do an act about trust. During my Christmas show the theme of trusting in God comes back time and time again. Mary has to trust God in order to become the mother of Jesus. Joseph has to trust God and marries Mary. They both have to trust God to provide a place for them in Bethlehem. The shepherds have to trust the angel as they travel to Bethlehem. The wise men have to trust the star and the angel to bring them to Jesus and  back safely using a different route. Joseph has to trust the angel again when he decides to flee to Egypt.

You can see a demonstration of my ventriloquist act in the video below.

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127. Rocky and the Bible story of Noah in the ark - Gospel Magic

Introduction:
We are always looking for new ways to tell Bible stories. One of these ways is through the use of Rocky the spring puppet. 

Rocky is very easy to bring him to life. Spring animals are a puppet that consists of a large spring covered with fur. You hold the spring raccoon in one hand, moving the head with you thumb and first finger. It gives the animal a very realistic effective and it's not uncommon for people to mistake it for a live animal!

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Rocky can be ideally used in telling the Bible story of:

- the four friends bringing their paralysed friend to Jesus
- Jesus calms the storm on the lake
- Noah and the animals in the ark

In the video below we will show you how you use Rocky and the ZigZag trick tol tell the Bible story of Noah in the ark, the releasing of the raven and the dove and finally being able to go outside the ark into the new world.

Themes: 
Noah in the ark, Noah releases the raven and the dove, the dove with the olive leaf, being patient, trusting in God

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126. Rocky and the Bible story of the paralysed man - Gospel Magic

Introduction:
We are always looking for new ways to tell Bible stories. One of these ways is through the use of Rocky the spring puppet. 

Rocky is very easy to bring him to life. Spring animals are puppets that consist of a large spring covered with fur. You hold the spring raccoon in one hand, moving the head with your thumb and first finger. It gives the animal a very realistic effective, and it's not uncommon for people to mistake it for a live animal!

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Rocky is ideal to use in telling the following Bible stories: 

the four friends bringing their paralysed friend to Jesus
Jesus calms the storm on the lake
Noah and the animals in the ark

In the video below we will show you how you use Rocky and the ZigZag trick tol tell the Bible story of Jesus healing the paralysed man who was lowered through a hole in the roof made by his four friends.

Themes: 
Jesus has the power to forgive sins, Jesus forgives sins, Jesus heals the paralysed man, finding new ways to bring people to Jesus, perseverance, don't give up, friendship, Jesus puts us on our feet

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125. Rocky and the Bible story of Jesus the calming of the storm - Gospel Magic

Introduction:
We are always looking for new ways to tell Bible stories. One of these ways is through the use of Rocky the spring puppet. 

Rocky is very easy to bring him to life. Spring animals are puppets that consist of a large spring covered with fur. You hold the spring raccoon in one hand, moving the head with your thumb and first finger. It gives the animal a very realistic effect, and it's not uncommon for people to mistake it for a live animal!

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Rocky is ideal to use to tell the following Bible stories: 

the four friends bringing their paralysed friend to Jesus
Jesus calms the storm on the lake
Noah and the animals in the ark

In the video below we will show you how you use Rocky and the ZigZag trick to tell the Bible story of Jesus calming the storm. 

Themes: 
Jesus calming the storm, trusting in God, God's love, the humanity of Jesus, Jesus is Creator God, Jesus demonstrates his power

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124. An introduction to Rocky, the spring puppet - Gospel Magic

Introduction:
We are always looking for new ways to tell Bible stories. One of these ways is through the use of Rocky the spring puppet. 

Rocky is very easy to bring him to life. Spring animals are puppets that consist of a large spring covered with fur. You hold the spring raccoon in one hand, moving the head with your thumb and first finger. It gives the animal a very realistic effect and it's not uncommon for people to mistake it for a live animal!

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Rocky is ideal to use in the telling of the following Bible stories:

the four friends bringing their paralysed friend to Jesus
Jesus calms the storm on the lake
Noah and the animals in the ark

In the video below we will show you how you can introduce Rocky to the children, showing what it means to become alive in Christ.

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109. The transformation story of Mephibosheth

Introduction: 
Using a 'frog turning into a prince' puppet you can tell many different transformation stories in the Bible. Stories such as:

- The transformation story of Zacchaeus who becomes a son of Abraham
- The transformation story of Saul changing into Paul
- The transformation story of the prodigal son
- The transformation story of Mephibosheth

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Themes:
Repentance, transformation, being born again, discovering your identity in Christ, being the sons and daughters of God

Puppets:
In idea 105 we show you were you can buy your own 'frog turning into a prince' puppet.

Video:
In the video below we will show you how you can tell the story of Mephibosheth who discovers that he isn't a dead dog or a frog, but a royal prince. 

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108. The transformation story of the prodigal son

Introduction:
Using a 'frog turning into a prince' puppet you can tell many different transformation stories in the Bible. Stories such as:

The transformation story of Zacchaeus who becomes a son of Abraham
The transformation story of Saul changing into Paul
The transformation story of the prodigal son
The transformation story of Mephibosheth

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Themes:
Repentance, transformation, being born again, discovering your identity in Christ, being the sons and daughters of God

Puppets:
In idea 105 we show you were you can buy your own 'frog turning into a prince' puppet.

Video:
In the video below we will show you how you can tell the story of the prodigal son and focus on the three presents he receives from his father: a ring, shoes and a cloak.

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107. The transformation story of Saul the persecutor who becomes the beloved apostle Paul

Introduction:
Using a 'frog turning into a prince' puppet you can tell many different transformation stories in the Bible. Stories such as:

The transformation story of Zacchaeus who becomes a son of Abraham
The transformation story of Saul changing into Paul
The transformation story of the prodigal son
The transformation story of Mephibosheth

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Themes:
Repentance, transformation, being born again, discovering your identity in Christ, being the sons and daughters of God

Puppets:
In idea 105 we show you were you can buy your own 'frog turning into a prince' puppet.

Video:
In the video below we will show you how you can tell the story of the Saul, the persecutor of Christians who becomes the beloved apostle Paul. 

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106. The transformation story of Zacchaeus who becomes a son of Abraham

Introduction:
Using a 'frog turning into a prince' puppet you can tell many different transformation stories in the Bible. Stories such as:

The transformation story of Zacchaeus who becomes a son of Abraham
The transformation story of Saul changing into Paul
The transformation story of the prodigal son
The transformation story of Mephibosheth

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Themes:
Repentance, transformation, being born again, discovering your identity in Christ, being the sons and daughters of God

Puppets:
In idea 105 we show you were you can buy your own 'frog turning into a prince' puppet.

Video:
In the video below we will show you how you can tell the story of the thief Zacchaeus who becomes a beloved son of Abraham. Zacchaeus was truly lost, but Jesus found him!

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105. Telling transformation Bible stories with frog puppets that turn into princes

Introduction: 
When walking through Ikea I came across this frog puppet. I think they sell them throughout the world. It is a frog puppet that can turn into a prince puppet. This made me think...

What a great example of how people can change through God's love and God's power! As I was looking at these hundreds of puppets quite a few transformation stories came to my mind, such as:

The transformation story of Zacchaeus who becomes a son of Abraham
The transformation story of Saul changing into Paul
The transformation story of the prodigal son
The transformation story of Mephibosheth

Of course you can use any transformation story, such as the story of the blind beggar Bartimeus or the story of Peter the disciple.

Themes:
Repentance, transformation, being born again, discovering your identity in Christ, being the sons and daughters of God

Puppets:
I discovered that there are two different versions of the frog changing into a prince puppet.
The more expensive one is about 35 dollars and can be bought through Amazon.com

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The cheaper version can be bought through the website or the shop of Ikea and costs about 10 dollars.

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Watch the demonstration video
In the video below we will show you how the puppets work. In the following four ideas we will show you how you can tell certain Bible stories with these puppets.

41. Heaven invites you to a party!

Introduction:
A complete puppet script about the Christmas story.
You can use this script to explain the gospel to children.


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Underneath you can read a small part of the script:

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Wise Man 1:

I say chaps, which way to Bethlehem?

Paddy:
Well, sir, if I was going to Bethlehem, I wouldn’t start from here. Take the ring road at Damascus and go south of Jerusalem.

(Enter other two wise men. One had headphones on and is boogying, the other is carrying presents)

Wise Man 2: 
This is typical, this is. I knew we’d get lost. Follow the star they told us. So off we go, but then what happens? It starts to rain. Bloomin’ clouds. Can’t see a thing. You just can’t trust the weather men these days. (To the headphones) Are you listening?

(No response - he carries on dancing)

Wise Man 2:
Who has to carry all the presents? Me that’s who.

Wise Man 3: (stops dancing)
Hey, man, cool it, ok?

Wise Man 2:
And now we’ll never get there on time. I told you we should have turned left at the Jordan.

Wise Man 1: (He’s been talking to Paddy, and now comes over to join the others.)
Not to worry, chaps. I know where we are now. Let’s get going.

Wise Man 3:
Hey man, that’s cool.

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