This is a skit done at a house group meeting. Have the ÒangryÓ neighbor played by an adult who the kids do not know. This is a great way to introduce a new staff member.
Angry neighbor bangs on door, claiming a car is blocking his driveway (which is a leaderÕs car, and they go out to move it). Angry neighbor is slightly ticked off and asks everybody to try and hold it down.
After a loud song, angry neighbor knocks again louder, again angry because of the noise. He asks who's in charge. A leader tries to calm him. The neighbor says stuff like, ÒI just got home from a long day at work. I can't relax with all the noise!Ó He's a little louder and more confrontational this time. After the leader reassures the angry neighbor, he leaves.
By this time, the kids probably can't believe what a jerk this guy is. A few minutes later, during one more really loud song, (or a loud game, or anything loud) he busts in the door, and gets right in the leaderÕs face, poking him in the chest, telling him he's going to call the police if he doesn't shut this “meeting” down immediately. Then, the leader starts to get mad back. He reaches behind something, (a counter or anything) and produces a cream pie and smashes it in the face of the angry neighbor, then grabs him by his shirt and throws him out the door. The kids are either hooting or hollering or freaked out that the leader would actually do something like that.
Next, (and this is important) the leader brings the angry neighbor back in, and tells everybody it's all a gag. This skit is a great way to introduce the kids to a new staff guy or person in the church (who doesn't mind getting thrashed), and also show another adult who loves students.
Remember, if one kid knows about it early, it'll probably blow the whole thing. You can't do this very often because a kid will probably remember it, and then pipe up during the skit.
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