Teaching Skit: Martha and Mary

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Teaching Skit: Mary & MarthaThis simple skit is based on Luke 10:38-42 and will help children understand or review this Bible story. This simple presentation can be acted out several times to give more children a chance to participate. Please leave your comments below to share ideas for using this drama element in your ministry. We’ve also posted a “modern day” version of this Bible story called Marty & Mabel.


  • Jesus
  • Jesusโ€™ disciples (this can vary depending on the amount of children you have)
  • Martha
  • Mary
  • Narrator


  • home (or items to make the area look like a home)
  • chair for Jesus
  • kitchen items for Martha to be busy using


Narrator: Now as they were traveling along, He entered a village; and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home.
Martha: Lord! Lord! Please come into my home. You can relax and have a good meal.
(they move into the home)
Martha: (showing Jesus the chair) Please have a seat here and Iโ€™ll start preparing everything.
(Jesus sits down along with His disciples. Mary comes in and sits down at Jesusโ€™ feet)
(Martha goes to the โ€œkitchenโ€ area and begins mixing, pouring, etc.)
Narrator: She had a sister called Mary, who was seated at the Lord’s feet, listening to His word.
Martha: (looks over and sees Mary, rolls her eyes and wipes her brow)
Narrator: But Martha was distracted with all her preparations.
Martha: (walks up to Jesus – in a huff) Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to do all the serving alone? Then tell her to help me.”
Jesus: Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.
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