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The real meaning of
Cast Two children
Props Easter egg, fluffy bunny, two pieces of wood (to
form a cross)
Child 1 (walks on with chocolate all round mouth, carrying
an Easter egg in a carrier bag): Hey, guess how many Easter eggs
I got this year?
Child 2 I don't know, but by the look of your face, you
can't have any left.
Child 1 Well, you're wrong - I've saved one to share with
Child 2 Oh, thanks.
Child 1 opens bag, takes out egg, and breaks it up, giving
one tiny bit to Child 2, and starts to eat the rest
Child 2 watches as the rest of the egg disappears, and then
puts the tiny piece of chocolate in their mouth and slowly eats it,
finally saying: "Yum yum"
Child 1 Hey, look what else I got! (Takes fluffy bunny
out of bag)
Child 2 Oh, that's cute!
Child 1 Yeah - isn't it. Would you like it?
Child 2 Oh, yes please!
Child 1 OK - £5 and it's yours!
Child 2 Oh, I see. Well, I haven't got any money...
Child 1 Oh well, see you later then... (walks off,
Child 2 (Turns to audience) I know I don't have
to tell you that they've missed the point of Easter somehow! Here, let
me show you something. (picks up two pieces of wood and holds them
together in the shape of a cross) Easter is all about two pieces
of wood, and the man who was nailed to them. He died, hanging there
on the top of a hill, and they put him in a grave, but 3 days later
he was alive again. That's what makes today amazing - he did it so we
could have life forever! Chocolate and fluffy bunnies are great, they're
a reminder that life can be good, but you'll do much better today if
you remember what it's really all about, and what it cost. Two pieces
of wood, and the choice Jesus made, make today really worth celebrating
- Happy Easter.