THE EASTER EGG HUNT
BERYL (Beryl and all children enter) O.K., everyone! It’s time for the
Easter egg hunt! (All children act excited) Everyone line up and
turn around. (Children face away from audience) Is everyone ready?
(Children act excited again) On your mark . . ., get set . . ., GO!
(The children disappear off stage making a lot of noise which
continues during the hunt. After a few moments, Rusty comes back
RUSTY Dad, I can’t find any eggs! Every time I saw one, they got if before I
could. I don’t like this game!
BERYL Now, now, Rusty! You’re giving up too easily! Hurry up and get
back over there and see if you can get some! (Rusty exits and Beryl
speaks to the audience) I hope that Rusty learns today that there are
more important things in life than Easter eggs! (After more
excitement and noises, they all return one or two at a time, talking
about the eggs they had found, except Rusty.) Where’s Rusty?
SANDY He’s back there somewhere!
CRYSTAL Yeah! He’s probably still looking around to see if we’ve missed any!
PIPER Well, I’m sure we found them all!
ROCKY Yes, and probably some that were left from last year, too!
BERYL Let’s quiet down now, children. I think I can see Rusty coming.
(Rusty enters with his head down)
OPAL What’s the matter, Rusty?
RUSTY All I found was one Easter egg!
ROCKY Ugh! It looks like one from last year, too!
BERYL I told you that you could find one!
RUSTY Yes, but it doesn’t look so good!
GIRLS (Looking at Rusty) Ick! It sure doesn’t!
BERYL Nevertheless, Rusty, I’m glad you went back out there and tried!
RUSTY (Almost in tears) Yes, but everyone else got a bunch of them and I
only got one yucky one!
BERYL Did you hear that, children? I’m going to let all of you decide what
PIPER I found 14 of them. I guess I could give him half of mine. I’ve
already got a bunch more at home that I can eat later!
SANDY I can give him two of mine!
CRYSTAL I’ll give him four of mine!
ROCKY I’ll give him half of mine! That’ll be three!
BERYL Good for all of you! I hope you’ve learned that if you need
something, we’ll be more than glad to give it to you when we can.
RUSTY I guess I didn’t think about what Easter’s all about. I should’ve
seen that Jesus wants us to live a life different from lost people and
be like Him!
BERYL Eggs-actly, Rusty! You know, in Romans 6:4, the Bible says, “that
like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father,
even so we also should walk in newness of life.” This is what the
Lord wants us to do every day so that others can see Christ in our
lives, just as the others did giving you their eggs. When others see
you having a fun happy life in Christ, they’ll want that kind of life,
too! Bye, bye everybody and have a happy Easter! (All say good
byes and exit) [If you want to, (and if it is safe to do so,) you could
toss plastic Easter eggs filled with candy from behind the stage
towards the audience.]