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If you don’t already use Bible Character Puppets in your church you should consider buying some Biblical puppets and starting a puppet ministry in your church.

It is essential to start teaching children, at an early age, about the life and ministry of Jesus. Using puppets in your children’s ministry is an effective way to teach children Jesus’ character and the Gospel. Puppets skits work best with a young group of children (ages 2-6). Using puppets to teach Bible stories about Jesus will make each class memorable and fun.

Puppets will hold the attention of most young children for 5-15 minutes; it is important to look for puppet scripts or cd’s that fit in that time range.

A puppet team can consist of adults or older children. Using older children is a great way to teach them about serving Jesus in ministry at their church. The puppet team should get enough practice time to be able to follow the script closely. The skit may be spoken or mouthed over a cd skit.

Puppets may also be used during worship music to get young ones participating more enthusiastic in the songs.

Read: How to Start a Puppet Ministry at Church

Puppets should interact with the teacher and children; it will make the lesson more fun and exciting while keeping the children’s focus on the front of the class.

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Using puppets in Sunday school is a fun way to get the children more excited to attend Children’s church. This article is intended to give you some basic ideas on how to start and use a puppet ministry in your Sunday school program.

Prayerfully consider using puppets in your Children’s ministry, let God guide you in whether or not this ministry will work in your junior church program.

Get Volunteers. You will need at least two volunteers, more if you plan on doing large productions. Talk with your youth director about possible workers; teenagers can be very good and energetic puppeteers. Let the church know off the opportunity to minister through the puppet program.

You will need a stage for your puppets to perform in. A stage can be a simple wall or more elaborate. If you need a stage it will be much cheaper to build then to purchase one. You can find instructions to build a nice stage by doing a google search.

Puppets to start class – You may want to use puppets to welcome children to church and introduce the topic for the day.

Puppets for Music – Use puppets to perform music for the class or as a sing along. Children will enjoy the interaction with the puppets during the worship music.

Skits – Use skits to reinforce the themes off your lesson. Skits should be short (5-7 minutes). There are many free resources for puppet skits; you can also purchase skits at your local Christian bookstore.

Another idea is to write your own skits, or there may be a talented writer in your congregation that is looking for an opportunity.

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Check out some skits on our puppet ministry page