Add a Little Dramatic Play to Learning
Getting Involved in Learning
These Audience Participation Play scripts are based in scripture and were created for special family events or services in a church. They have been written in such a way that all attendees are given group roles to play in the presentation of the drama. Some involve the making of simple props and costumes by the members of each group, or simply reading lines at the right time. There is a narrator and some specific roles to be played by actors.
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On arrival, the participants are divided into 4 groups:
1) People of Jerusalem and Pharisees
3) Pilate and Court Crowd
Participants are divided into 4 groups according to seating areas. A leader for each group should have a sign with the name of their group and the short phrase to be spoken in the foreign tongue. (These are not real words or languages)
Try another type of participation play.
Have groups work together to present puppet plays.
More Great Materials for Bible Learning:
Many Bible stories can be retold effectively in play format. Events and life lessons can easily be illustrated by children or adults taking on the roles in the stories and creating their own mini plays on the spot. Begin by reading and discussing the story so that all participants understand the characters and messages important to retell. Try versions that are child friendly.