|Mr. Sin is a human
puppet who is dressed to look like a bad person. His goal in life is to
try and keep the children from learning the memory verse.
We write our week's memory
verse on five or six balloons, and then tape them to the puppet stage.
One of the teachers comes up front and has the children say the memory
verse with them. Mr. Sin then comes up, and tries to convince the children
to not listen to the teacher, but to listen to him and not say the
memory verse. He then pops one of the balloons, and leaves thinking he
has ruined it for the children. (We put a pin on Mr. Sin's chin for
him to pop the balloons with.)
The teacher then has the children
say the memory verse with one of the words now gone. Mr. Sin comes back
up angry, and again tries to get the kids to listen to him, and not
say the memory verse. He asks the kids if they really believe in
what the Bible says, and the children without any coercion from the teacher
will answer yes. When he fails, he again pops one of the balloons and leaves
thinking that they surely won't be able to say the memory verse now. This
goes on for as many balloons as you have. When the last balloon is popped,
Mr. Sin leaves for good, but the children have memorized the memory verse.