Saturday, February 26, 2005

Bible Out Takes

I have a 6 year old daughter and a 4 year old son. The newest, coolest think at our house is for me to tell a story and they act it out.

So, there we were acting out a new episode of Spy Kids. The two Spy Kids defeated Mr. Mischief with their cool gadgets and smart brains. At the end of the story, my daughter says, "Ok, now let's do it silly." I looked confused and she knew it. "You know, at the end they do it silly."

It clicked, she wanted to do the out takes. So, there we were, doing out takes. It was hilarious. They didn't need their narrator.

"OK, kids, it's time for Bible story, prayer and to bed."

I told the story of Jesus letting the children come to Him. They acted it out. Oh, yes, you guessed it. They wanted to do out takes of the Bible story. So, we did.

Take One: "Let the little children come to...whew, who farted?"

Take Two: "Let the little children come to me - except that one, does he need to go to the bathroom?"

Take Three: "Let the little Chickies come to...oops, I'm sorry."

Take Four: "Let the, the - who's coming to me. Man, I forgot my line."

There's a sample of the Bible out takes. Very funny.

Rest assured, I explained to them the difference between the movies and the stories of the Bible. Movies are imagination and Bible stories really happened.

11 comments:

Keith Brenton said...

Hey, I like writing about Bible outtakes ... sort of: Celebrate or Cerebrate?; Discipleship and All That Stuff.

It's fun! It makes you wonder what people said in ancient Aramaic when they blew their lines on the set of The Passion of the Christ.

Brandon Moore said...

Hilarious. Made my night.

SkipD said...

Sounds like your house is a lot of fun! My kids love acting things out, too. They love to create plays or dance routines and then they come upstairs (from the play room in the basement) and perform them for us. This usually invovles costumes and several costume changes. We've never done Bible outtakes though... have to try it some time! Blessings! sd

jettybetty said...

This is so great! You get my award for one creative dad! So thankful you found another way to enjoy those kids.
Blessings! JB

don said...

Chris, this is great! We need to get this idea to the Family Night Guy.

don said...

Chris, this is great! We need to get this idea to the Family Night Guy.

don said...

Chris, this is great! We need to get this idea to the Family Night Guy.

Hugo said...

Just found your blog by following a link from another blog (Don't remember which one at the moment!) - I've got a 7 1/2 little boy getting ready to celebrate 1st Communion (we're Catholic), and I think he'd love the idea of scriptural outtakes - thanks for a great idea we're gonna steal! :-)

Blessings & Peace,
Hugo

Jema said...

Oh, my goodnes! My girls are 5 and 6, I can just see it. I'm chuckling quietly, it's after bedtime and I don't want them up asking what's so funny. Whew, that was hard!

Jema said...

Oh, my goodnes! My girls are 5 and 6, I can just see it. I'm chuckling quietly, it's after bedtime and I don't want them up asking what's so funny. Whew, that was hard!

SkipD said...

Sounds like your house is a lot of fun! My kids love acting things out, too. They love to create plays or dance routines and then they come upstairs (from the play room in the basement) and perform them for us. This usually invovles costumes and several costume changes. We've never done Bible outtakes though... have to try it some time! Blessings! sd