Blanket Tossing Team Skit

This two-part skit needs about six kids, who form a circle around an invisible blanket, with a small invisible guy (Bruce) who sits in the middle of the invisible blanket and gets tossed in the air.  It’s an easy to remember skit for kids of all ages.

Skit Cast

Six or so blanket holders, and Bruce (who’s invisible)

Skit Setting

All the members are standing around an invisible blanket, with invisible Bruce sitting in the middle.

The Skit

Group Leader: “We’re an Olympic blanket tossing team, and Bruce in the middle here is our star blanket bouncer.  We’ll toss Bruce a bit just to warm up.  One, two, three!  One, two, three!  One, two, three!”

On the count of three each time, the team lets the pretend blanket go slack, then pull it taught.  They watch the invisible Bruce go up in the air, then come down, and they gently catch him again in the blanket.

They continue tossing Bruce up in the air counting “One, two, three!” each time, tossing him higher every time.  The team has to be in sync, and they have to watch about the same spot in the air.  The easiest way to do this is to have everyone just imitate the leader, who is the speaker.

Group Leader: “OK, we’re all limbered up now?”  The team murmurs in agreement.  “Then let’s toss Bruce a bit higher. One, two, three!”

Bruce goes up, and the team adjusts their position a bit to catch him as he comes down.

Group Leader: “One, two, three!”  This time, wait about ten seconds, and move quite a bit to get under him.  Move this way and that before finally catching him.

Group Leader: “One, two, three!”, waiting about twenty seconds this time, almost losing track of him.  Adjust the position here, there, and here again.

Group Leader: “What?  What’s that you say, Bruce?”  pause “Audience, you are in luck!  Bruce wants to go for the world record blanket toss!  Ready team?  One! Two! Thu-reee!!!”

A mighty toss!  The team shifts positions, like trying to catch a high fly ball.

Group Leader: “There he goes! He’s past the trees! He’s really up there!”  pause, looking hard into the sky “Do you see him?  I’ve lost him.  Where’d he go?”  another pause “Oh well.”  The team leaves the stage, and the program continues.

After another skit and song, and preferably in the middle of awards or announcements of some sort:

Group Leader: “Bruce!  Quick team!”

The blanket tossing team runs back on stage, positions themselves this way and that, and catches Bruce.

Group Leader: “Let’s have a big hand for Bruce! Yay!!!”

Tips

You may want t touch base with the event leader to help coordinate when your group re-enters the stage for the second half of the skit.

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