Candy Store Skit
Stage Set Up:
A candy shop. Use counters and shelves to place an assortment of candies about. Remember to place your Jelly Bean Jar on the top shelf!
- Tins or plastic containers labeled “Jelly Beans”, “Gum Balls”, “Gummi Bears”, etc. (It’s easiest to cover a number of old boxes with white or brown paper and use a marker to label them as different candies.)
- An apron for your old candy shop keeper to wear.
- A cane for shop keeper.
- Ladder for shopkeeper to climb to the top shelf for Jelly Beans. This ladder should be stored off stage.
4 young hooligan boys or girls.
Scene Script: Four guys enter the candy store that is run by an old man (bent over, shaky voice, beard, and cane).
- I’ll have a dime’s worth of jelly beans.
(The old man/shop-keeper notices that the jelly beans are on the top shelf and sighs heavily.)
Shop-Keeper: Are you sure you want jelly beans? I’ve got great gummy bears right hereÉ
Kid 1: Nope. Jelly Beans, please.
Shop-Keeper: (He gets a ladder and with much pain climbs to the top, gets the jelly beans and comes down the ladder. He weighs a dime’s worth of jelly beans, screws the lid on the jar and climbs up the ladder to replace the jar. Giving Kid 1 the small bag of jelly beans, he looks at the next kid and says) “Next?”
Kid 2: I’d like a dime’s worth of jelly beans, please.
Again, the Shop-Keeper sighs.
Shop Keeper: Are you sure? This red licorice is nice. Or how about some chocolate pieces?
Kid 2: I really like those jelly beans. I want them.
(The old Shop-Keeper gets the ladder and climbs up again. He counts out a dime’s worth, gives them to the kid and returns the Jelly Beans to the top shelf. Then he puts the ladder away and looks to the third kid.)
Kid 3: Guess what, I love jelly beans. I was thinking about changing up to licorice for today. But maybe I should stick with what I know I like.
Shop Keeper: Yea, sure. You should try the licorice for a change.
Kid 3: Hmmm. Change scares me. I think IÕll go with the jelly beans. A dime’s wort, please.
Shop-Keeper:(Shop-Keeper moans and gets the ladder. He climbs up, gets the jelly beans. This time while he is up there, he asks the last person) “I suppose you want a dime’s worth of jelly beans too?”
Kid 4: No.
(The Shop-Keeper comes down and returns to the counter. He counts out a dimeÕs worth and then returns the jar to the top shelf, climbs down and returns the ladder to the off-stage storage space.)
Shop Keeper: “Now, what do you want?” He asks the fourth kid.
Kid 4: I want a nickels worth of jelly beans.
(The old man/Shop-Keeper chases him out of the store with his cane, shouting.)
Original Idea by Young Life
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