Kids Crusade
Fun in the Son
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"FUN in the SON" is a FUN and easy, two day, Kids Crusade that is geared towards evangelism.  It is easy to put together, yet it will leave your kids sitting on the edge of their seats.  How good is "FUN in the SON" kids crusade?  A child from a non-Christian home who came the first night, cried because he had to leave for vacation, and was not able to go the second night.

"FUN in the SON" is set in the Hawaiian Islands.  Two brothers, while on their vacation, find a hidden treasure map, and spend the next two days running from the infamous Captain Crook, while searching for the treasure.  Though they do not find the treasure they are looking for, they do find a treasure greater than any they could have imagined.
 
Characters Setting (props) Service Order Script
Bible Stories Puppet Skit Memory Verse Sermon
Altar Call Fun Things Visitor Contest Hawaiian Words
 
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Characters:

You will need Six actors for the skits, and one Narrator.
You will also need one Bible story teller, one or two puppeteers, and one person to talk to the puppets.
 
Heroes:    Don and Hardley Worthit.  Two brothers who go to Hawaii for vacation and find a treasure map.  Don is the straight man who is the smart strong one.  Hardley is the goofy one.
Villains:   Captain Crook and his sidekick Ed.  Together, they are "Crook-Ed".  Capt. Crook is the notorious bad guy who has been looking for the treasure map for most of his life.  Ed is his not so smart minion.  Ed has an eye patch that changes eyes each scene.  Ed always repeats the last four or five words that Crook says.  Example: Crook says, "I have been looking for that treasure map for years." And Ed says, "Yea, he’s been looking for years."
Crook is the straight man of the two, and Ed, if played right, can have one of the funnest, and funniest parts.
Hawaii 5-0 agents:   Dano and Chin are two of Hawaii’s not so bright police officers.  They are hot on Captain Crook’s trail and are just about to arrest him.
Narrator :   Reads the notes, the part of Magarret, and the part of Sergeant Friday.
The material in this Kids Crusade is written in a basic skeleton structure to give you freedom.  We have written it so that there are not a lot of lines to remember, but rather ideas to act out.  Have fun with it, and be silly.
Setting:

Stage:
The stage is set as one of the Hawaiian Islands.  You will need a beach front*, a hut*, some palm trees* and a main mast*. See Stage Props for ideas on how to make cheap but effective props.  The more props, the better the atmosphere.
 
Skit Props Stage Props Costumes

Strobe light:
We like to use a strobe light and music for the chase scenes.  This is one of the kids’ favorite parts of the service.  For the best results, cover all the windows in your room with dark plastic.
Make sure you practice with the strobe light.  It is fun, but if you're not used to running with a strobe, you will run into each other (which isn’t always bad :o).

*** I suggest you let people know that you will have a strobe light.  Occasionally a child with certain illnesses is effected by the strobe light.  The child and parent will know this, and in that case just throw out the light. In eight years of doing the crusade, I haven’t yet run into one of these kids, but just in case, it is always nice for the parents and you to know.
 
Skit Props:
treasure chest plastic lobster 2 plastic sand pails
treasure map small bat  bigger bat
Bible confetti candy
small water gun large water gun cup of water
strobe light empty soda bottle beach towel
walky talky table cocoa nuts
six notes with the clues
written on them
a big "X" (made from
construction paper)
 
Stage Props: 
Anything Hawaiian beach towels fake tropical birds
Hawaiian leis beach balls fish nets
palm trees lawn chairs sea shells
hut main mast beach front

*Palm Trees:
Go down to your local carpet store, and ask if you can have the old roles that come in the middle of carpet.  Then cut to size and paint them.  For the leaves, either buy some cheap palm looking branches from the craft store, or make some palm branches from green construction paper taped to metal clothes hangers, and attach them to the top of the carpet role. 

*Hut :
A cheap and easy way to make the hut is to first, check with your local appliance store and ask them for one or two old refrigerator boxes (two is best in case you goof up with one :o) Secondly, cut off one side of the box, then cut a whole out of the other side of the box to create a window for the puppet.  Then, if you are up to it, cut out some more palm leaves out of green construction paper, glue them to the side you cut off, and attach it to the top of your hut as a thatched palm roof. Lastly, you can place a fish net on the hut with sea shells for added decor.


*Main Mast:
The main mast is pretty easy.  You can make it one of two ways.  Either get an extra carpet role and paint it brown, or purchase a long Styrofoam swim floaty (a Noodle) and paint it brown.  The carpet role is much more sturdy, but the Styrofoam is a little easier on the head.  For an added touch, we attach a sign that says, "Main Mast".


*Beach Front:
Get a couple more carpet roles and cut them into slightly different sizes, then connect them to make them look like a Pier.
Costumes:
Capt. Crook Ed Hawaii 5-0 Agents Don Hardley
captains hat sailors cap Hawaiian Shirts Hawaiian Shirts Hawaiian Shirts
Hawaiian lei Hawaiian lei Hawaiian lei Hawaiian lei Hawaiian lei
fake hook eye patch grass skirts   grass skirt
    fake nose & glasses nose & glasses nose & glasses
    inflatable life-saver sun glasses inflatable life-saver
    sunglasses   funny sun glasses

If you live in the United States and don’t have a store in your town or community where you can get these props, you can order most of them, and lots of other fun things from
The Oriental Trading Co.

April 03 General Banner
 
 
 
Service Order:  top
Day One  Day Two
  1.  MUSIC   1.  MUSIC
  2.  ANNOUNCEMENTS   2.  ANNOUNCEMENTS
  3.  MORE MUSIC   3.  MORE MUSIC
  4.  INTRODUCTION   4.  INTRODUCTION
  5.  SCENE 1   5.  SCENE 4
  6.  BIBLE STORY   6.  BIBLE STORY
  7.  PUPPET SKIT   7.  PUPPET SKIT
  8.  SCENE 2   8.  SCENE 5
  9.  MEMORY VERSE   9.  MEMORY VERSE
10.  SCENE 3  10.  SCENE 6
11.  SERMON 11.  SERMON
12.  ALTAR CALL 12.  ALTAR CALL
13.  CONTEST 13.  CONTEST
14.  SNACK 14.  SNACK

 

Script
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DAY 1  
[Narrator introduces the skit.  Play "Dragnet" CD.]
 
NARRATOR:  "This is the city, Honolulu.  A bustling town in the Hawaiian Islands, filled with vacationing tourists from all over the world who come for the ocean and sun, excitement and fun.  But like most places in this world of ours, there are, unfortunately, the occasional criminals who prey on these unsuspecting site seers.  That's where I come in.  My name is Sergeant PO ALIMA, which happens to mean 'Friday' in Hawaiian.  I'm a cop, I carry a badge."

"It was the summer of 2003, when two tourists, brothers Don and Hardley Worthit, went on their summer vacation to the beautiful islands of Hawaii.  On the second to the last day of their trip, they came to one of Hawaii's smaller remote islands to explore.  It is here that our story begins.  The names have not been changed, because only one is really innocent."

Scene 1:
A:  [Play the "Odd Couple" CD.]
Don and Hardley come out exploring and looking around the stage.  Hardley is singing Jamaican songs, and Don tells him to cut it out, that they are in Hawaii, not Jamaica. (If you can find a toy squirt camera, have Hardley tell Don to go and stand next to the palm tree so he can take a picture of him.   Hardley then squirts Don and the kids).  While they are exploring, Don finds an empty bottle.  They decide to put a note in it and throw it into the ocean.  While looking for a piece of paper, Don tells Hardley to go look by the main mast.  (Hardley is standing next to the main mast).  Hardley asks, "What's a main mast?"  Don says, "Are you trying to tell me that you don't know what a main mast is?"  Hardley says, "I wouldn't know a main mast if it came up and hit me."  (Someone from behind stage takes the main mast and hits Hardley with it).  They continue to look for a piece of paper.  Hardley finds one, but complains that it has scribbles on it.  As Hardley begins to throw it away, Don grabs it and explains that it is a treasure map.  Just then, Capt. Crook looks out from behind the stage, and then ducks back.  Hardley sees Crook and jumps frightfully into Dons arms telling him he saw somebody.  Ignoring Hardley's concern, Don drops him to the ground, and returns his attention to the map.  After a brief study of the map, they decide to follow it and see if there really is a treasure.  They run into each other and argue about which way to go.  Finally, Don convinces Hardley and exit the stage.
 

B.  [Play the "Hook" CD.]
Capt. Crook and his side-kick Ed come out (Ed has his eye patch on his right eye).  Crook begins telling Ed how he has been looking for that map and its treasure for years, "And now they have found it for me.  All we have to do is get rid of those two goofy looking tourists, and the treasure will be all ours."  Ed says, "Yeah, the treasure will be ours."  After running into each other, Crook turns Ed around and they follow Don and Hardley off the stage.
 

C.  [Play the "Hawaii 5-0" CD.]
The two Hawaii 5-O agents, Dano and Chin, come sneaking out onto the stage and call up Steve Magarret on their walky-talkies.  (They are wearing jackets and dark sunglasses).  Chin tells Dano, "I have been chasing Crook and that treasure map for years, and now I have him."  He then tells Dano to call up Magarret to see if they should arrest him.

Dano: "Dano calling Magarret, do you copy Magarret? Over."
Magarret: "This is Magarret. Over."  (Magarret is just a voice over the sound system.)
Dano: "Chin and I have found Crook, and he knows where the map is.  Do we arrest him now?   Over."
Magarret: "Negative, I repeat, negative.  Wait until he gets the treasure.  Over."
Dano: "Roger Magarret.  Over and out."
Magarret: "My name isn't Roger Magarret, its Steve Magarret. Out."

The two agents look at each other, shrug their shoulders and like the others, they run into each other.  Chin turns Dano around, and they sneak off in the same direction as Crook and Ed.
[Play the "Hawaii 5-0" CD.]
 
Scene 2:
A.
Step by step, Don and Hardley come out counting ... "97, 98, 99, 100."  Don stops at 100 and Hardley runs into the back of him.  Don asks Hardley, "When will you ever learn how to count?"  Hardley tells him that he knows how to count, so Don asks him, "All right, if you have $5.00 in that pocket, and $10.00 in that pocket, what do you have?"  Hardley says, "Someone else's pants."  A Hawaiian girl then comes up on stage.  When Hardley sees her, he goes over to try and tell her something in Hawaiian.  "KOU  OHANA  HE  PUPULE HUHU   DAH MAKULE PANIOLO."  She slaps him and then leaves.   Hardley asks Don what he said, and Don tells him, "You told her that her family are crazy angry senior citizen cowboys."  Hardley shrugs his shoulders, and then continues to look around for the treasure.  After a minute of looking, they find a big yellow paper X on the floor along with another piece of paper with writing on it.  Hardley tries to read it but tells Don that it is written in some ancient Hawaiian language.  Don looks at the note and then turns it over telling Hardley he was reading it upside down.  As Hardley begins to read the note, they hear over the sound system the voice of the man who wrote the note.  (The Narrator stops momentarily as Don and Hardley look around and then at each other).  They look at the note again as the voice continues to read, "To find the hidden treasure, (the narrator stops while Don and Hardley look around) open up and see, you must go looking on the highest palm tr..."  (The note is ripped).  Hardley gets upset that the last word is torn off, but Don calms him down by telling him that it is the word tree.  Hardley tells Don, "Mom always did say you had all the brains."  Then quietly under his breath, "And I have all the looks."

Just then Capt. Crook and Ed come out (Ed has his patch on his left eye). When Hardley sees him, he jumps into Don's arms, and once again Don drops him to the ground.  Crook and Ed then hold up Don and Hardley and tell them that they want the map.   Hardley hides the map behind his back, playing around with Crook and switching hands.  Hardley, who is standing by the main mast, tells Crook that they hid the map under the main mast.  Crook asks, "What's a main mast?"  Hardley looks at the kids and says laughingly, "You mean you don't know what a main mast is?"  Crook then says, "I wouldn't know a main mast even if it hit you on the head."  (The main mast hits Hardley on the head.)  Then Ed repeats Crook and says, "Yeah, he wouldn't know a main mast even if it hit you on the head."  (Again the mast hits Hardley on the head).  Hardley then says, "Now you done made me mad."  Finally Crook holds a gun on Hardley and Hardley yells, "Look behind you!"  Crook and Ed look back.  The lights go out and the strobe light and chase music come on as Crook and Ed begin to chase Don and Hardley around and finally off stage.
(I would again advise you to practice running with a strobe light.  It is more difficult than
you would think.  We have Ed chase Hardley, and Crook chase Don.)

B.
The Hawaii 5-0 agents sneak out hiding behind fake trees.  They discuss with each other what to do, and then decide to call up Magarret.  (While they are talking to each other, they say things like, "Hey, where are you?"  "I'm over behind the tree."  "Oh yea, good disguise.")

Chin: "Chin to Magarret, do you copy Magarret?  Over."
Magarret:  "This is Magarret. Over."
Chin: "We have followed Crook to Wykeekee beach, and he has almost found the treasure.  Do you want us to arrest him now? Over."
Magarret: "Negative, I repeat, negative.  Do not arrest him until he gets the treasure. Over."
Chin: "Roger Magarret. Over and out."
Magarret: "I told you, my name is not Roger Magarret, its Steve Magarret.  Out."

The two agents shrug their shoulders and then sneak off stage.
 
Scene 3:
A.
Before coming out, we hear Hardley ask Don if the coast is clear.  Don says, "Yes," so they both come out wearing a fake nose and glasses.  Hardley finds a glass of water and  begins to drink it saying, "Boy, this water tastes great!"  Don asks if he can have some too, but Hardley refuses to share.  Don tells him, "Come on Hardley, let me have it."  Hardley asks, "What did you say?"  And Don repeats, "Let me have it!"  So Hardley lets Don have it.  He throws the glass of water at Don.  Hardley laughs, and starts talking to the kids in the audience.  Mocking Don, Hardley repeats what he said, "'Let me have it.  Let me have it.'  I let him have it all right."  While Hardley is talking to the kids, Don finds a bucket and starts to chase Hardley.  He chases Hardley off the stage and all the way around the sanctuary.  Hardley stops in front of the stage and begs for forgiveness, telling Don that he is sorry and that he is the greatest brother in the world, but Don throws it at him anyway.  (The bucket is only filled with confetti).  This time Don laughs, and starts talking to the kids in the audience.  Mocking Hardley, Don repeats what he said, "Please, please, I am sorry, you are the greatest brother in the world.'"  While Don is talking, Hardley grabs another bucket (filled with candy) and throws it at Don who is standing in front of the kids.  Don ducks and the candy goes out into the audience.  (Stop here and give a piece of candy to all the kids who didn’t get one).  They go back up to the stage and reread the note they had found about finding the treasure on the highest tree.  After finding the highest palm tree, Hardley tells Don to get on his back so he can reach the treasure.  As Don tries to get on Hardley's back, they both fall down, so they decide to trade places.  Hardley then tries to get on Don's back, but Hardley covers Don's eyes so he can't see.  As they stumble around the stage, because Don is unable to see, Hardley is screaming in fear.  After much effort, and hopefully laughter from the kids, they finally get to the top of the tree and find another note.  Don asks Hardley if he got the note.  When Hardley answers yes, Don drops him.  Don grabs the note from Hardley and begins to read it when the voice interrupts them again and reads it over the sound system.  (When they hear the voice, they stop and look around trying to figure out where the voice is coming from).  "Now you know, the treasure ain't in a tree.  But maybe, just maybe it is down by the sea."  Just then Crook and Ed come out.   (Ed has his patch on his right eye.)  Hardley sees them and again tries to jump into Don's arms, but Don won't catch him so he falls to the ground.  Don asks Ed, "Wasn't your patch on your other eye last time?"  Ed says, "What patch?"  Ed then looks at the kids and shrugs his shoulders.  Crook holds them up again, but this time Hardley pulls out a gun of his own and tells Crook to drop his.

Crook:  "Who are you?"
Hardley:  "My name is Magarret."
Crook:  "Magarret huh?"
Hardley: "Roger."
Crook: "That's funny, I don't know a Roger Magarret, but I do know a Steve Magarret."
Hardley:  "Oh, funny man eh?  Do you write your own material?  Now drop your gun."

Crook does what he says and drops his gun.  Don asks Crook, "How does it feel to have the shoe on the other foot?"  Hardley bends down and looks at Crook's feet, "His shoes are on the right feet Don."  Hardley then gets up, scares Crook and Ed some more with his gun, and then squirts the two of them in the face.  Crook looks at Ed and says, "It's just a squirt gun, get him!"  The house lights go out and the strobe light and music come on as Crook and Ed begin to chase Don and Hardley around the room and then out.  (During the chase, Ed chases Hardley around until Hardley grabs a bat and begins to chase Ed around.  Ed then finds a bigger bat and chases Hardley around and then finally off stage).
 

B.
The two agents come out dressed as hula girls.  Dano tells Chin, "You actually make a pretty cute girl."  Chin threatens him, and then they begin to discuss what they should do about Crook.  They decide to call Magarret again.

Dano: "Dano to Magarret, do you copy Magarret?  Over."
Magarret: "This is Magarret.  Over."
Dano:  "We have followed Crook to the north side of the island.  Should we arrest him now?  Over."
Magarret: "Negative, I repeat, negative.  Wait until he finds the treasure.  Over."
Dano:  "Roger Magarret. Over and out."
Magarret: "I'm telling you, my name is not Roger, it is Steve.  Out."

The agents sneak off stage in opposite direction, wait for about 3 seconds, and then go back the way Crook and Ed went.
 
 

Script
DAY 2  
[Narrator introduces the skit.  Play "Dragnet" CD.]
 
NARRATOR:  "This is the city, Honolulu.  An exciting and adventurous town.  A town where people like to come and take their family vacations.  Normally, it is a haven of security and fun, but occasionally there is the crime that threatens the safety and enjoyment of vacationers.  That's where I come in, my  name is Sergeant PO ALIMA,  which still happens to mean 'Friday' in Hawaiian.  I'm a cop, I carry a badge."

"As you recall from out last meeting, our story began on the night of July 13th, (the first day of your Kids Crusade), the second to the last day of our heroes' vacation, Don and Hardley Worthit.  While exploring, these two heroes found a treasure map that began their adventure in search of a hidden treasure.  However, when the dangerous and infamous Capt. Crook and his weaselly little side kick Ed overheard that our two heroes had found the map, they began to chase them around the island.  Our loyal Hawaii 5-0 police agents, Dano and Chin, are also hot on their pursuit."

"Our story begins today as our heroes continue in their hunt for the Hidden Treasure.  So let's follow Dano and Chin in their pursuit of Crook and Ed, as they continue to chase Don and Hardley, while they follow the map to the hidden treasure.  Again the names have not been changed, because only one is really innocent."

Scene 4
A.
Hardley and Don come out.  The Hawaiian girl enters the stage.  Once again, Hardley tries to talk to her in Hawaiian.  He tells her, "KAU KUPUNA WAHINE, HE HULU HULU, INO INO, HE IA NUL"  but gets his face slapped again.  The Hawaiian girl leaves and again Hardley asks Don what he said.  Don tells him, "You told her that her grandmother was a hairy ugly dolphin."  He shrugs his shoulders then pulls out the last note from the night before.  They read the note, (read it out loud for new kids) and walk over to the beach front.  Hardley reaches behind the "beach front" and pulls his hand up with a plastic lobster attached.  Frantically Hardley runs around screaming when Don finally pulls the lobster off and throws it back.  Hardley goes back to the beach front in search of the treasure.  But to his disappointment, he only finds another note.  In reaching for the note, Hardley begins to fall into the beach front.  (While Hardley is falling behind the stage, he "secretly" takes a drink of water from a glass placed back there earlier.  A straw in the glass makes it easier to drink while upside down.)  Don doesn't notice, momentarily, but when he does, he rushes over and pulls Hardley out.  When he realizes that Hardley isn’t breathing, he tries to resuscitate him, by doing the, "out goes the bad air, in comes the good."  Hardley spits out the water he secretly drank while almost drowning.  After Hardley revives, Don goes over to get the next note.  Just then, Crook and Ed come out.  (Ed has his patch on his left eye).

Hardley asks Ed, "Wasn’t your patch on your other eye yesterday?"  Again, Ed just looks at the kids in the congregation and shrugs his shoulders.  Don and Hardley then try to trick Crook, but to no avail, Don tells him that the treasure is on the beach.  Hardley looks at him and in confusion says, "But Don ..."  Don interrupts Hardley, "It is no use trying to fight him."  Then looking at Crook, he tells him again, "The treasure is on the beach."  Again, Hardley says, "But Don …" and Don, with a wink, says to him, "The treasure is on the beach."  Finally, Hardley understands and says, "Oh yeah, on the beach."  Crook goes over and reaches behind the beach front and pulls his hand up with the plastic lobster attached.  The lights go out, the strobe and music come on and the chase begins.  Crook throws off the lobster and begins to chase Don.  Ed chases Hardley around, then Hardley gets the small bat and chases Ed around.  Ed finds the bigger bat and chases Hardley around and out.
 

B.
The Hawaii 5-0 agents sneak out wearing their normal uniforms and call up Magarret.  (Normal uniforms consist of jacket and sunglasses).

Dano:  "Dano to Magarret, do you copy Magarret?  Over."
Magarret: "This is Magarret. Over."
Dano: "We have followed Crook to the beach front.  Do you want us to arrest him now? Over."
Magarret: "Negative, I repeat, negative! Do not arrest him until he gets the treasure. Over."
Dano: "Roger Magarret. Over."
Magarret: "How many times do I have to tell you, my name isn't Roger, its Steve, Steve Magarret. Out."

The two agents start  to sneak off stage, but run into each other confused as to which way Crook and Ed went.  In the end, they exit the same direction as Crook and Ed.
 
Scene 5
A.
Don and Hardley come running out dressed in Pirate outfits, looking for Crook.  Again, Hardley finds a glass of water and commences drink it, commenting on how thirsty he is with all this running around, and how good the water tastes.  Don asks if he can have some, but Hardley won't give him any, so Don demands that he let him have some, "I am serious Hardley, let me have it."  Hardley says, "What did you say?"  Don repeats, "Come on Hardley, let me have it."  So, Hardley lets him have it and throws the water at Don.  Don grabs a nearby bucket and again begins to chase Hardley off the stage and around the sanctuary.  They get up to the stage and Hardley says, "Wait a minute, yesterday you chased me and all you had was confetti, so go ahead, let me have it."  Don says, "What did you say?"  Hardley repeats, "Let me have it."  So Don throws it at him, but this time it really is water.  (Have Hardley open his mouth so some of the water goes in.  Then have him look at the kids, and spit it out).  Hardley then grabs a bucket of candy to throw at Don who is standing in front of the kids.  Don ducks, and Hardley throws the candy into the audience (Stop here and give a piece of candy to all the kids who didn’t get one).  They then read the last note that they found, (As the voice begins to read over the sound system, the two look around and then back at the note). "There may not be a treasure, I just may be a nut.  Or possibly the treasure is on top of a hut."  They begin in search for the hut.  After finding the hut, Don attempts to get on Hardley's back, but instead they both fall down.  Hardley then gets on Don's back and again Hardley covers his eyes so that he can't see.  They run into things on the stage, (for fun, knock over some palm trees and other props on purpose; the kids won't know its on purpose, and will get a kick out of it).  They finally get the third note from off the hut, and Don drops Hardley.  Crook and Ed then come out (this time Ed doesn't have any patch at all), and Hardley jumps into Don's arms.  Don again drops him to the ground.  Hardley comments on how soar his bottom is becoming.  Crook asks them if they have seen two goofy looking tourists with a treasure map.  Hardley begins to say defensively, "Hey, what do you mean by goofy looking?" but Don hits him, and the two of them begin talking like pirates saying, "Shiver me timbers, and swap the poop deck..."  Hardley has a patch on his eye, but pulls it up and asks Ed, "What exactly is a poop deck?"  Don hits him and then says, "Tighten down the main mast." and Crook asks, "What's a main mast?"  Don then says, "Ar, I wouldn't know a main mast if it hit my partner on the head."  Hardley then gets hit by the main mast for the last time.  Hardley tells everyone to hang on for a second, then goes over and tears down the main mast, and throws it off stage.  He then turns and claps his hands together, shaking off the dust, when the mast comes flying back in and almost hits him again.  Hardley then runs and jumps into Don's arms, who then drops him.  Crook realizes that it has to be them, and once again he holds them up.  Hardley asks Crook, "Ar, you wouldn’t hit a fellow Pirate would you? Arrr."  Crook hits him, and Hardley says, "That's what I thought."  The lights go out, the strobe light and music come on. The music is ballroom dance, so Don, Hardley, Crook and Ed start dancing with each other.  The music changes, and they begin the chase again and then finally out.  (If you have the enough space behind the beach front, have Crook chase Don back behind there and they can act like they are swimming).  Ed gets the big bat and chases Hardley.  Hardley gets a small squirt gun and chases Ed.  Ed gets a bigger squirt gun and chases Hardley around and finally out.)
 

B.
The Hawaii 5-0 agents sneak out wearing a fake nose and glasses, and call up Magarret.

Chin: "Chin to Magarret, do you copy Magarret?  Over."
Magarret: "This is Magarret.  This had better be good.  Over."
Chin: "We have followed Crook to the hut.  Do you want us to arrest him now?  Over."
Magarret: "Negative, I repeat, negative.  Now repeat after me, "Do not arrest him until he gets the treasure. Over."
Chin and Dano:  "Do not arrest him until he gets the treasure.  Over."
Magarret: "Now don’t disturb me anymore, I am trying to eat lunch."
Chin: "Roger Magarret.  Over."
Magarret:  "My name isn't Roger Magarret, its.. ah never mind.  Just don’t call me any more until they have the treasure.  OK guys?  Out."

The two agents sneak off stage.
 
Scene 6
A.
Don and Hardley come out discouraged after all their efforts, and no treasure to show for it.  They sit down on the treasure chest, which is covered with a beach towel, sitting in the middle of the stage.  Don asks Hardley what he did with the last note.  Hardley pulls it out and as he begins to read it, they hear the voice read over the sound system; the two look around and then back at the note, "I have lead you around in circles, that's just how it goes.  Actually the treasure has been right under you nose."  They look where they are sitting to discover the treasure chest.  Before they have a chance to open it, Crook and Ed come out.  Don and Hardley do everything to try to trick Crook, but nothing works.  They finally decide that they are going to have to FIGHT FOR IT.  The lights go out, the strobe light and music come on and Crook and Ed begin to fight with Don and Hardley.  They fight for a while, when Don yells, "Stop."  The lights come on, and Don tells them, "There will probably be enough treasure for all of us."  Crook agrees, so they huddle together to figure out how to divide it.  Just then, our Hawaii 5-0 agents sneak onto the stage dressed as tourists wearing shorts with white socks and black shoes, sun glasses and blow up life savers.  They begin to argue as to whether they should call and bother Magarret during his lunch.  They finally decide to do so.

Chin: "Chin to Magarret, do you copy Magarret?  Over."
Magarret: "This is Magarret.  This had better be important, cause I am in the middle of dessert.  Over."
Chin: "What are you eating for dessert?"
Magarret: "Those little fudge cookies my wife makes with the ... oh, never mind what I am eating."
Chin: "Sorry about that boss.  We have followed Crook and he has found the treasure, what do you want us to do?  Over.
Magarret:  "What do I want you to do?  Arrest him, I repeat, arrest him. Over"
Chin: "Did you say those little fudge cookies...."
Magarret: "Book em Dano."
Chin: "Roger Magarret. Over and out."
Magarret: "For the last time, my name isn't Steve Magarret, but Roger Magarret.  Wait, I said that wrong.  Just arrest him!!!  Out."

The Hawaii 5-0 agents come out to arrest all four of them.  "Freeze!  This is Hawaii 5-0, you are all under arrest."  In response, they all put their hands up.  The agents then have them open up the treasure chest.  There is a note inside which Hardley grabs and says he is going to read.  Don grabs the note from him, and says he will read it.  Crook grabs it from Don; Ed grabs it from Crook; Chin grabs it from Ed; Dano grabs it from Chin.  Hardley runs over and grabs it from Dano, who grabs it back from Hardley.  It then goes back down the line the other way, until it's back into Hardley's hands.  Hardley looks at the note, and we hear the voice read the note over they sound system, as everyone on stage looks around and then shrugs their shoulders.  "This is the last poem, so if you will listen to me, you'll find the greatest treasure in John chapter 3."  Hardley looks down and picks up what he calls a, "Holly Bibl".  Don grabs it from him and tells him it is the Holy Bible.  Don opens the Bible and reads John 3:16.  Everyone looks confused, and then Crook says, "Well, when I was in Sunday School ..."  Everyone looks at Crook and together says, "You went to Sunday School?"  Ed repeats the group, "You went to Sunday School?"  Crook says, "Yes" and then explains to everyone that he learned in Sunday School, that if you believe in your heart that Jesus died on the cross and rose again, and confess with your mouth that he is your Lord and Savior, you will be saved and then you will get to live forever in heaven.  Everyone agrees, to live forever in heaven with God would be the greatest treasure of all.  Crook then leads them in a sinner's prayer, "Dear God..."  (Everyone repeats after Crook.)  When they are done praying, one by one, they all comment on how this is the best treasure in the world.  Chin hugs Crook, Ed hugs Dano, and Hardley tells Don, "Let me give ya a big kiss brother." as Don ducks his hug.  They all leave happy and hugging each other.

PAU
(the end)
Bible Stories
(You can use any Bible story.  These are the ones we use.)
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Day 1 The story of Solomon.  (Read I Kings 2-1, II Chronicles 1-10, & Leviticus)

Solomon was the wisest, richest, and most powerful king of Israel.  He was so rich, as I King 10:21 says, "all king Solomon's drinking vessels were of gold, and all the vessels of the house of the forest of Lebanon were of pure gold; none were of silver: it was nothing accounted of in the days of Solomon." and in 2 Chronicles 1:15 it says, "And the king made silver and gold at Jerusalem as plenteous as stones".  Now that is rich!
Solomon was also very powerful.  He was so powerful, that though he had enemies, the countries around him were afraid to even try to fight him, and Solomon never had to go to war.
Solomon’s wisdom was so well known, that people came from far away countries just to hear him speak, and then were in awe as they listened and watched (I Kings 10 - story of the queen of Sheba).
And yet with all of Solomon's money, power and fame, he was never satisfied, and was always seeking more.  In the book of Ecclesiastes12:13 he finishes by saying, "Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter:  Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man."  Solomon, the richest, most powerful and wisest man came to the conclusion that riches meant nothing, power meant nothing, and knowledge without God meant nothing.  The only thing that really mattered, the only thing that satisfied was knowing God and to obey him.
 
Day 2 Matt 13:44-46

The parables of the hidden treasure, and the pearl of great price.

*Note. One of the biggest mistakes in children's ministry is to sermonize everything.  We do a skit, then sermonize it.  We tell a story, then sermonize it.  We have a puppet skit, then sermonize it!!!  By the end of the day, the kids are sermonized out.  The best thing to do is to move directly from one skit to another without sermonizing, then bring it together for your sermon at the end.  I personally like to tell the Bible story, and then quickly move on to the next scene in the skit.  Then at the end of the service, I will bring everything together and preach the short sermon
Puppet Skits
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 Day 1  (This is simply a silly skit, it is just done for fun.)

Characters : Clunky, Simon RePeter*,  and a teacher.

Simon RePeter comes out and begins to teach the kids some Hawaiian words.  (*Click here for some fun and easy Hawaiian words.  Or go down to your local library and pick up a book on Hawaii.)
Clunky comes up and asks Simon what he is doing.  Simon tells Clunky that he is teaching the kids some Hawaiian words.  Clunky asks if Simon could teach him some words too.  Simon tells him he can teach him some more words after the service.  Clunky persists and begins to bug Simon, so Simon begins to play a trick on Clunky.  Simon tells Clunky to repeat after him.

Simon :  OK, repeat after me.
Clunky:  OK, repeat after me.  (Simon shakes his head.)
Simon :  OWA
Clunky:  OWA
Simon :  TADO
Clunky:  TADO
Simon :  PIAM
Clunky:  PIAM
Simon then tells Clunky to say it by himself.  Clunky asks Simon to go over it with him again.
Simon :  OWA
Clunky:  OWA
Simon :  TADO
Clunky:  TADO
Simon :  PIAM
Clunky:  PIAM
Simon again tells Clunky to say it by himself.
Clunky (slowly):  OWA …… TADO …… PIAM?
Simon :  Good, now say it faster.
Clunky (a little faster)  OWA … TADO … PIAM.
Simon : Faster.
Clunky:  OWA .. TADO .. PIAM.
Simon :  Faster.
Clunky:  OWA  TADO  PIAM.  OWA TADO PIAM.  Owa tado piam.  Oh what a dope I am.  Oh what a dope I am.  OH WHAT A DOPE I AM !!!   Hey wait a minute, is that really a Hawaiian word?  Simon tells him, "No, but I bet you really feel like a dope."  Simon turns and runs and Clunky runs after him.
Day 2 (Again, this is simply a silly skit.  It is just done for fun.)Characters : Clunky and Teacher

Clunky comes up and tells the kids that he was tricked yesterday by Simon RePeter, and that today he is going to trick one of the teachers.  Clunky begins to laugh to himself and then calls up one of the teachers.  Clunky asks the teacher if she was watching when Simon RePeter was teaching the kids Hawaiian words yesterday.  The teacher tells Clunky, "No, I was busy getting things ready and I missed that."  Clunky tells the teacher, "That is too bad.  But if you would like, I can teach you a Hawaiian word."  The teacher agrees, so Clunky begins to play his trick.  Clunky tells the teacher to repeat after him.

Clunky  : OWA
Teacher: OWA
Clunky  : TADO
Teacher: TADO
Clunky  : PIAM
Teacher: PIAM
Clunky then tells the teacher to say it by herself.  The teacher asks Clunky to go over it with her again.
Clunky  : OWA
Teacher: OWA
Clunky  : TADO
Teacher: TADO
Clunky  : PIAM
Teacher: PIAM
Clunky again tells the teacher to say it by herself.  But the teacher tells Clunky that she needs him to go over it with her one more time, "But this time, say all the words together for me."
Clunky (slowly):  OWA …… TADO …… PIAM?
Teacher:  Say it one more time, just a little faster.
Clunky (a little faster)  OWA … TADO … PIAM.
Teacher: Faster.
Clunky  :  OWA .. TADO .. PIAM.
Teacher:  Faster.
Clunky:  OWA  TADO  PIAM.  OWA TADO PIAM.  Owa tado piam.  Oh what a dope I am.  Oh what a dope I am.  OH WHAT A DOPE I AM !!!   Hey wait a minute, you're the one that is supposed to say, I’m a dope!  The teacher tells him, "Clunky, I would never call you a dope."  Clunky asks the teacher if she thinks Pastor knows that trick?  The teacher says no, and Clunky leaves to go try to trick the Pastor.
(For fun, later in the service have the Pastor come out from behind the stage telling Clunky, "I don’t think your a dope Clunky.")


*  Simon RePeter is a hairy puppet who comes to Children's Church to teach the kids the memory verse.  He comes up, tells the children his name and that they are to repeat after him.  He then begins to say parts of the memory verse, giving the children time to repeat it.  This has a lot of opportunity for fun and silliness with the kids repeating everything Simon says.  In the end though, the children have repeated the memory verse several times, and consequently have learned it.
Memory Verse
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 (You will need Hardley, Crook or Ed, and the memory verse written on cocoa nuts.)

Hardley comes out and sets up the memory verse, written on the cocoa nuts, in order on
a table.  (I use two 1X2X8 foot boards to help the cocoa nuts stay up.)  He then tells the kids that he is supposed to teach them the verse.  He has the kids say the verse with him.  He then steps in front of the table, with the memory verse on it, and begins to talk about the verse.  While he is doing this, Crook comes out from behind the stage and takes one of the cocoa nuts.  The kids will yell and tell Hardley that Crook is taking one of the cocoa nuts, but he just ignores them.  When Crook leaves, Hardley turns around to go over the verse again with the kids, but notices that one of the words is now gone.  He accuses some of the kids of taking the word.  He then has them all say the verse with him.  Once more, he steps forward to talk to the kids, and Crook comes out and takes another one of the words.  Again, Hardley turns and finds another word missing.  He continues to accuse the kids, and then has them say the verse with him. This time, he listens to what the kids are saying (that Crook came from behind the stage and took one of the words).  Hardley decides to investigate.  He goes behind the left side of the stage to find Crook.  However, while he is walking behind the stage, Crook comes out the other side and takes another word.  Hardley then comes back out, and finds that another word is missing.  He has the kids say the verse with him again, and then asks them which way Crook went.  This time he goes around the right side of the stage, and Crook comes around the left and takes another word.  Hardley comes out and finds the word gone.  He has the kids say the verse with him, but this time he will not listen to the kids when they say that Crook is behind the stage.  (Crook peaks his head out occasionally to get the kids to yell.  But every time Hardley looks, Crook pulls back.)  Crook comes out and stands right behind Hardley, and the kids yell and tell him.  Hardley turns around to look, but Crook turns with him so that Hardley doesn't see him.  This happens a couple of times, until Crook finally takes one of the words and leaves. You may do as many variations to this until all of the words are gone, and the kids have memorized the memory verse.

Variations:
1.  Crook knocks loudly on the right side of the stage.  When Hardley checks it out, Crook goes out the left side and takes a word.
2.  Crook knocks loudly on the right side of the stage again.  Hardley decides to go to the left side to trick and catch him.  Crook comes out the right side, shrugs his shoulders and takes one of the cocoa nuts and leaves.
3. Crook sticks his head out, then goes back.  Hardley chases him from the other direction.  They pass each other behind stage, and come out opposite ends.  They look at each other, and then go back and pass each other again coming out the doors from which they started.  They do this two or three times.  Crook takes one of the cocoa nuts and leaves.
4. Crook crawls on the ground, and when Hardley looks, he doesn't see him.
5.  Crook comes out so that Hardley sees him.  Hardley starts after him, and Crook and Hardley begin a chase in circles around the stage.  After about two times around the stage, Crook stops and sits down on a chair, sitting on the stage, as Hardley continues to run around in circles, oblivious to Crook sitting there.  After two more times of Hardley running around, Crook tells Hardley, "He went that way."  Hardley begins to follow where Crook tells him, but then stops and looks back.  Crook then grabs a cocoa nut and leaves the stage.
6.  Hardley grabs the last cocoa nut and, while holding it up, tells the kids that this time he is not going to be distracted, nor is he going to loose it.  Crook comes out and the kids will yell.  Hardley tells them that he is not going to fall for their tricks and that he is going to hang on to this last cocoa nut.  "The only way for Crook to get this last cocoa nut, is for him to come up and take it right out of my hand."  Crook looks at the kids, shrugs his shoulders, and grabs the last cocoa nut, running behind the stage.  Hardley goes over the memory verse with the kids for the last time, and then leaves to go find Crook.

 

Day 1 Memory Verse
2 Cor 9:15  "Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift."

Day 2 Memory Verse
Matt 13:44  "the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field" (King James)
Matt 13:44  "The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field"  (New American)
Matt 13:44  "The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field."  (New International)

Sermon
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Many people have different techniques when preaching a sermon.  However, we have found it best to quickly review what has been presented, and then bring it all together, by relating it to the children in the form of a small sermonette.  I like to grab a bucket of candy and begin to ask questions about the Bible story, memory verse, and skit.  This not only rewards the kids, but more importantly, it gets their attention.  Then I take about three or four minutes to preach my sermonette and give the altar call.  I am a big believer in fun, but I am a bigger believer in the altar.

Questions:
Here is a list of questions you can ask:

Day One:
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Q:  What are the names of our two heroes?
A:  Don and Hardley Worthit.

Q:  What did Don and Hardley find?
A:  A treasure map.

Q:  What did Don and Hardley do when they found the map?
A:  Started looking for the treasure.

Q:  Who was chasing Don and Hardley as they were looking for the treasure?
A:  Crook and Ed.

Q:  Who was chasing Crook and Ed as they were chasing Don and Hardley?
A:  Dano and Chin.

Q:  When Don and Hardley ran into difficulties, did they quit looking for the treasure?
A:  No.

Q:  What is today's memory verse?
A:  2 Cor 9:15  "Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift."

Q:  At the end of Solomon's life, what did he, the richest man in the world say?
A:  Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

Sermonette:

Sometimes we find ourselves running around in circles, looking for that magical treasure that we think will solve all of our problems.  "If I could just be rich, or strong, or popular, or smart, then all of my problems will be solved."  But Solomon, the richest, wisest, most powerful man of his time, at the end of his life said that it wasn't riches, but knowing and obeying God that brings true fulfillment.

We can have that same fulfillment that King Solomon sought and talked about.  In John 14:5-6, Thomas, one of the disciples, asked Jesus, "how can we know the way?"  and Jesus answered, " I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."  The Bible tells us that sin separates us from God, but that Jesus came to earth and died on the cross to take away our sins.  The Bible also tells us in Romans 10:9 "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved" and in Romans 10:13 "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
When we believe and accept Jesus as our Lord, we are saved, and we receive eternal life and that fulfillment that King Solomon was searching for.

Altar Call.
Day 2:
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Q:  What are the names of our two heroes?
A:  Don and Hardley Worthit.

Q:  What did Don and Hardley find?
A:  A treasure map.

Q:  Ultimately, what did Don and Hardley find in the end?
A:  Jesus.

Q:  What did Don and Hardley do when they found the map?
A:  Started looking for the treasure.

Q:  Who was chasing Don and Hardley as they were looking for the treasure?
A:  Crook and Ed.

Q:  Who was chasing Crook and Ed as they were chasing Don and Hardley?
A:  Dano and Chin.

Q:  When they found the treasure chest, what did they find inside?
A:  A Bible.

Q:  What was the verse that the note said to read?
A:  John 3:16

Q:  Can anyone quote John 3:16?

Q:  What was the greatest treasure that Don, Hardley, Crook, Ed, Dano and Chin found?
A:  Jesus (or heaven, or salvation ... etc.)

Q:  What was the memory verse?
A:  Matt 13:44  "the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field"

Q:  When the man in the Bible story found the treasure chest, what did he do?
A:  Sold all he had to buy the field to get the treasure.

This is also a good time to review, and ask some questions about yesterday's lesson.

Sermonette:

There is a treasure that is worth looking for.  It is worth more than any other treasure in the world.  It is worth more than gold or silver.  It is worth more than money and jewels.  It is worth more than fame and power and popularity.  That treasure is eternal life, to be able to live forever.  And the Bible tells us how we can have that treasure.
The Bible tells us that sin separates us from God, and keeps us from receiving that treasure of eternal life.  But, the Bible also tells us, that Jesus came to earth to take away that sin.  He lived a perfect, sinless life, and then died on the cross, taking our sins away.
Then, like Crook told the gang, the Bible tells us that if we believe in our heart that Jesus died on the cross, and rose again, and confess with our mouth that he is our Lord and Savior, Jesus will take away our sin, and we will be saved (born again) and then we will get to live forever in heaven.

Altar Call.
 
Altar call:

An option you may consider, which is an effective way I have found to do the altar call is to first ask the kids who are already saved, and have accepted Jesus to be their personal Savior to raise their hands.  When the unsaved kids see how many others have accepted Jesus, they are less afraid to do it themselves.  Have them put their hands down, then ask for the kids who would now like to ask Jesus into their hearts to raise their hands and to come forward.
 
Fun things:
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Food Hawaiian Signs Dress Up Music Theme

Food:
Fruit Galore.  I often get parents wishing we would serve healthier snacks.  Well, this is the time to do it.  Because of the Hawaiian theme, we serve fruit, fruit, and more fruit.  Pineapple, plums, bananas, grapes, watermelon, cantaloupe, etc.
Another fun thing to do is buy those little umbrellas for the "fruit" punch, it really gives it the Hawaiian look.


Hawaiian words:
Make signs around the church using Hawaiian words, with the English word underneath.
Here are some examples :
 
*Click here for some fun and easy Hawaiian words.  Or go down to your local library and pick up a book on Hawaii. Dress up  (Lei's, Hawaiian shirts, and Grass skirts):
We like to purchase a bunch of leis and pass them out to the kids when they come in.
When kids (OK adults too) are dressed for the part, they just seem to have that much more fun, so we invite the kids to dress Hawaiian.  Some kids wear hawaiian shirts, and some of the girls like to wear grass skirts.  An easy and cheap way for them to make grass skirts is to get grocery bags from the store and cut long slits into them.

       Grass Skirt
Theme Music:
A fun way to introduce each scene is with a theme song.  You can purchase C.D.'s with different songs to play at the beginning and end of each segment.  You won't have to tell the kids what is next or when it is over, they will here the music and know.  This also makes your service much more fluid, filling up the small empty spaces that usually occur during the service in between segments.

You can use any songs.  Here is a list of the theme songs we use.  You can order a CD with these songs at your local music store.

For the Narrator, we use the theme for "Dragnet".
For the Hawaii 5-0 agents, we use the theme for "Hawaii 5-0".
For Crook and Ed, we use a song from the movie "Hook".
For the two heroes, Don and Hardley, we use the theme for "The Odd Couple".
For the chase and fight scene we use the theme for "Bananza".
We also need a CD with ball room dancing or Big Band music.

It is also fun to have some kind of Hawaiian music playing when the kids are arriving.

Visitor Contest:

We conduct our contest for those who bring the most visitors a little differently.

We don’t want the kids to think that bringing only one friend is unimportant.  God rejoices when just one person comes to Christ.  So, we tell the kids that for every new friend they bring, they will have their name put into a bucket.  Then at the end of the Crusade, we pick four or five winners.  The more friends they bring, the better their chances of winning, but even the child who brings only one visitor will have a chance to win.  This encourages those kids who know they only have one or two friends they can invite.  I have often heard kids say, "I know I can't win, so why try."

**Secretly though, I do buy a couple of extra prizes just in case some child really does do a good job of bringing friends in and doesn’t win in the drawing.  I pull them aside afterwards and give them a special prize.  They really get a kick out of that.
Hawaiian Words
English Hawaiian English Hawaiian
Love ALOHA Chief, Nobility ALII [AH LEE EE]
Welcome ALOHA Foreigner HAOLE
Farewell ALOHA Visitor MALIHINI
Woman WAHINE  [WA HE NAY] Senior Citizen DAH MAKULE 
Man KANE [KA NAY] Ugly INO INO
Girl KAIKAMAHINE [KA-I  KA MA HE NAY] Handsome UPALU
Boy KAMALII KANE [KAMA LE-E  KA NAY] Pretty MAIKAI
Grandmother KUPUNA WAHINE Beautiful NANI
Grandfather KUPUNA KANE Stupid LOLO
Mother MAHUA HINE Smart AKAMAI [AH KAH MY]
Father MAKUA KANE Great, Perfect SHAKA
Family OHANA Hairy HULU-HULU
Sweat Heart IPO Angry HUHU  [HOO HOO]
Friend AIKANE  [EYE KAH NAY] Yes AE    [EYE]
Brother BRAH No AOLE
Child KEIKI [KAY KEY] Hawaiian Dance HULA
Thank You MAHALO Hurry WIKIWIKI
The End PAU    [POW] Song MELE
Ouch AUWE Party LUAU [LOO OW]
Bathroom KEENA  AUAU
Flower Necklace LEI January IANUALI
Long Dress MUUMUU February PEPELUALI
March MALAKI
Monday PO AKAHI April APELILA
Tuesday PO ALUA May MEI
Wednesday PO AKOLU June IUNE
Thursday AO AHA July IULAI
Friday PO ALIMA August AUKAKE
Saturday PO AONO September KEPAKEMAPA
Sunday LA PULE October OKAKOPA
November NOWEMAPA
December KEKEMAPA
Merry Christmas       MELE   KALIKIMAKA
Happy Birthday         HAUOLI LA HANAU
Happy New Year       HAUOLI MAKAHIKI HOU [HO OO]
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