Shadow Drama ~ Palm Sunday

(The three Shadow dramas:- Palm Sunday; Good Friday and Easter Sunday were written for a ‘Kids Praise’ activity morning at St Mary Magdalene Longbenton. A large white sheet and a strong light source is needed so that the children’s shadows mime the actions, while the narrator reads out the poem)

Jesus rode into the city,

So excited was the crowd

They’d put him on a donkey,

And the beast was very proud.

The people waved palm branches,

And they shouted out aloud.

“Hosanna to the son of David,

Blessed be the King.

Hosanna to the son of David

Sing, Sing, Sing”. (Repeat)

THEY WERE VERY EXCITED!

Jesus strode into the temple,

And spotted the temple cheats,

He turned their tables over,

And he hoyed* them in the streets.

“What do you mean by this?” they yelled,

“Who do you think you are?”

“If you want to be our leader,

This won’t get you very far!”

My Father’s house is a house of prayer,

Don’t do that again!

For my Father’s house is a holy place,

It’s not a robbers’den!”

THEY WERE SO ANNOYED WITH JESUS.

*hoyed - threw him roughly.