Although to read Psalm 100 all the way through takes less than a minute for one person, this Readers Theater adaptation is served "family style." That means the parts are listed as Dad, Mom, and 4 children. The curriculum links at the end of the script helps make the whole family time come together. Psalm 100 is often used as a Thanksgiving psalm, but you may use it as a launch into a discussion on what IS a "joyful noise"?
TIME: less than 1 minute CAST: 6 TONE: joyful READABILITY: Grade 4.7
Here is a brief excerpt from this psalm of praise adapted into a free Readers Theater script for families:
(Note: See the green link below for classroom version if you'd rather have color names than family relations for the parts.)
Dad: Psalm 100.
Mom: (excited) Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.
Child 1: Serve the Lord with gladness:
Child 2: Come before his presence with singing.
Dad: Know ye that the LORD he is God:
Child 3: It is he that hath made us,
Child 4: And not we ourselves;
All: We are his people, and the sheep of his pasture...
***Click on the PDF link below to see the full printable version of the free Readers Theater script "Make A Joyful Noise! Psalm 100 KJV" with curriculum links.
Download the PDF of "Make A Joyful Noise! Psalm 100 KJV," a free Readers Theater script based on the King James Version of the Bible.
Optional classroom version:
Download the PDF of "Make a Joyful Noise! Psalm 100 KJV (Color Version)–with color names for the parts instead of family relations.