The Caterpillar

Category: Skits

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Type of Skit Audience Participation, Funny, Prank, Punch Line
# of Participants 7
Props Needed: a cup of water

Action

Narrator: I have something very exciting to show you today! I have successfully trained my pet caterpillar to do tricks!

Enter Caterpillar. Caterpillar is made up of 5 people in a line, holding onto the shoulders of the person in front of them.

Narrator: Okay, Caterpillar, walk around in a circle.

Caterpillar walks in a circle

Narrator: Okay, make the shape of a triangle!

Caterpillar arranges itself into a triangle Continue reading

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Candy Shop

Category: Skits

a.k.a. “Candy Shop Owner”
Type of Skit Audience Participation, Funny, Prank, Punch Line
# of Participants 5
Props Needed: none

Action

Shop Owner: I’m opening a candy shop and I need some things in my empty shop. The first thing I will need is a sign. Can I have a volunteer from the audience to be my sign? (chooses a volunteer and positions them as a sign) Okay, you are my sign. Now I need you to be really loud to catch people’s attention. Say something like, “Open! Open! Open!” really loud.

Sign: Open! Open! Open!

Shop Owner: Very good. You will need to do that every time someone walks by. Now I need a door. Can I have a volunteer from the audience to be my door? (chooses a volunteer and positions them as a door) Okay, you are my door. Whenever someone opens the door, I need you to go “Ding!” like a bell. Try it now.

Door: Ding! Continue reading

Bonfire

Category: Skits

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Type of Skit Audience Participation, Funny, Prank
# of Participants At least 7, or as many as you’d like
Props Needed: 2-3 buckets of water

Action

Leader: I am going to show you how to lay a proper campfire. I will use volunteers from the audience to represent different pieces of wood. (The Leader or some other counselors bring up various volunteers)

The first wood that we will put down will be the tinder and the kindling, represented by these volunteers. (The Volunteers stand, sit, or lay down close together. How you choose to position the Volunteers will depend who you ask to be a part of the skit. This skit works well when used to prank L.I.Ts or C.I.Ts) Continue reading

A Big Jerk

Category: Skits

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Type of Skit Audience Participation, Funny, Prank, Punch Line
# of Participants 5
Props Needed: none

Action

(Enter Lawnmower and Counselor. Lawnmower gets down on all fours, pretending to be a lawnmower.)

Counselor: (Tries to start the Lawnmower but can’t. Counselor tries several times to pull the starter on the Lawnmower but each time the Lawnmower makes some sounds and then stops.) I will need a volunteer to help me start my lawnmower.

Volunteer 1: (Tries to start the Lawnmower but gets the same response.

Counselor: I will need another volunteer to help me start my lawnmower. Continue reading

Anything for a Sale!

Category: Skits

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Type of Skit Prank, Audience Participation, Funny
# of Participants 7
Props Needed: 3 chairs; bottle of ketchup; bottle of mustard;
jam; sprinkles; flour; bucket of water

Action

Sales Person: (Enters) I need a few volunteers to help out with this skit. This is my furniture store but I don’t have any furniture in it yet. I need three people to be couch cushions. The three of you must sit on these chairs and pretend to be the cushions of a couch. The ends of the couch need to hold their arms up like armrests. I need another volunteer to be a lamp. You will stand right here behind the couch. For my last volunteer, I need someone to be the coffee table. You will sit in front of the couch on your hands and knees. Thank you so much, I couldn’t do this without you. How about a round of applause for my volunteers? (Audience applauds) It is very important that you do not move, remember, you are pieces of furniture. No moving, laughing, or wiggling! Business has been really slow lately and I need to make a sale today!

Mother: I am here to find some QUALITY furniture.

Sales Person: Well, you’re in luck. My furniture is as good as it gets.

Mother: I certainly hope so, I have 9 children and they are VERY hard on my furniture.

Sales Person: Here, sit down and try out this couch. (Mother sits down) See, isn’t it comfortable?

Mother: (Puts her feet up on the coffee table) It is very comfortable but I’m worried about how the fabric will hold up to my 9 very busy and sloppy children.

Sales Person: Well, why don’t you try bouncing up and down on the couch? (Mother bounces from one cushion to the next) And the light, turn it off and on a few times. (Mother tugs at the hand of the volunteer pretending to be the lamp) And just feel how solid this wood coffee table is, go ahead, give it a knock. (Mother knocks on the coffee table)

Mother: The furniture does seem to be fairly sturdy but I really need to know how well it will hold up to spills and stains.

Sales Person: Just wait a moment. (Exits. Returns with a bottle of ketchup and starts squirting the couch)

Mother: That is very impressive, it doesn’t even show the stain!

Sales Person: (Exits. Returns with a bottle of mustard and starts squirting the lamp) How about that?

Mother: Hmm, I think I’m starting like it but what about the table?

Sales Person: (Exits. Returns with jam and smears it on the table, showing Mother how easily it can be wiped off) See? It wipes right off!

Mother: Well, my children love to bake. How would the furniture stand up to that?

Sales Person: (Exits. Returns with sprinkles and flour and spreads it over all of the furniture) See? Not a spot!

Mother: I am convinced of its durability but . . . how easy is it to clean?

Sales Person: (Exits. Returns with a bucket of water) It’s very simple, ma’am. (Splashes the water onto the furniture)

Mother: Yes, yes, that does seem to do the trick. What I’m worried about most of all though, is how it will stand up to fire because my children really love to play with matches.

Sales Person: I have some gasoline in the back. I could throw it on the furniture to show how flame resistant it is around matches!

Mother: Oh no, that won’t be necessary. I’m confident that this set will work, I’ll take it all.

Anything for a Sale

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Counselor Charades

Category: Skits

a.k.a. “Toilet Charades”
Type of Skit Audience Participation, Funny, Improvisation, Prank
# of Participants Unlimited
Props Needed: a chair

Action

Gather a group of (older) campers or LITs/CITs and tell them that they are going to organize a skit with some of the counselors. It is their job to keep the counselors in the dark about what is actually going to happen. They will decide on a few actions for the counselors to perform and will ask those counselors to participate in their charades game.

The organizers will take the counselors away from the performance area to explain the game. They will tell the counselors that the audience is going to have to guess what all of the actions have in common. They will tell the counselors that the audience will probably guess complicated things but it’s really simple: they all take place in a chair. The counselors will think that the aim of the game is to make a silly sort of anti-joke. The counselors can make noises and say words that might accompany the action such as, “yes! hooray! that was hard!”

Back at the performance area, the organizers will tell the audience that the counselors are going to play a game of charades with them. But, what the counselors don’t know is that the chair they are sitting on is actually a TOILET! The organizers will tell the audience that this must remain a secret but that they can laugh at the counselors all they want!

They will then bring one counselor out a time to perform their action. Some ideas for the actions include: flying a plane, riding a roller coaster, playing video games, cheering on your favourite team, driving a race car, giving birth, etc.