If it's for religious purposes, why not just own them read scripture? It's much less of a hassle, and the elder ones will have hear it enough to not mess up drastically. You could use a children's or youth Bible to receive it seem smaller amount "stuffy."
Roses are red, riddles are funny,
Spring brings us Easter,
with chocolate and a bunny. No speeches. Sing "The Battle Hymn of the Republic"
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