Caaaans and Dooooon’ts! Get your Cans and Don’ts!
Imagine: You are at a baseball game. The score is tied and you are hungry.
You see the hawker two sections away, but can’t quite make out her words. You are hoping for a hot dog.
You hear a second hawker approaching from the other side: Caaaans and Don’ts! Red hot Cans and Don’ts!
It’s not what you had in mind, but you are hungry, so you listen for the details.
FIRST HAWKER: We’ve got Operation Christmas Child Cans and Don’ts right here!
SECOND HAWKER: You CAN pack a cardboard shoebox!
FIRST HAWKER: And you CAN pack a similarly sized plastic shoebox!
SECOND HAWKER: You CAN wrap the box and lid separately!
Wait a minute! That hawker isn’t selling food; she’s offering information! And it sounds mighty important!
You fill a shoebox. Your hunger is abated. You didn’t want a hot dog after all. You wanted to share God’s love. In a shoebox.
You Can Be a Hawker, Too!
Do you want to turn someone’s attention from a ball game to a shoebox?
I wrote the skit you just heard, Cans and Don’ts so my daughter and I could perform it at our church for Operation Christmas Child.
Feel free to:
- Print the skit.*
- Practice it a bit (we taped the scripts inside our shoeboxes for on-stage reference).
- Perform it in your church, group or place of business.
*Please do not remove the copyright information or claim the skit as your own writing creation.
If you have a video camera handy, film your presentation (giving proper script-writer credit) and send me a link. It may be featured in a future Operation Christmas Child post!
Cans and Don’ts! Caaaans and Don’ts!
Get your red hot Cans and Don’ts!
REALITY CHECK: One day my daughter won’t be around for skit-ing with her mumsie. But I have a plan for that, too. Can anyone say, Skype Skit?
For More Information
- Did you miss a Countdown 2014 post?
- More Tips from Countdown 2013
- Operation Christmas Child
- Audio Link: Get Your Cans and Don’ts!
- Script Link: Get Your Cans and Don’ts!