The Secret Door

Discussion Questions

The Rainforest Adventure

Value: Wisdom

  1. Why did Diego climb up onto the swing set at the beginning of the story? Was this a good idea?

(Rico dared him to do it. It was not a good idea, because he could have gotten hurt.)

  1. At the ninja playground, what did the boy want Rico to do? Was it a good idea?

(He wanted Rico to climb on top of the slide. It was not a good idea; Rico could have gotten seriously hurt.)

  1. Was the bigger boy a good friend?

(No, he was pushing Rico to do something that was dangerous. He didn't care about Rico at all.)

  1. How did the boys feel about exploring the jungle castle of Xilitla?

(They were excited to explore.)

  1. Was Yoyo a good friend? Why?

(Yes, he played with the boys and they were kind to each other)

  1. Was Bobo a good friend? Why?

(No, he dared Yoyo and tried to make him feel bad.)

  1. What should you do if somebody dares you to do something you shouldn't do?

(Tell them no and talk to an adult if necessary.)

  1. Read the following verse. What does it mean to be wise?

Wise people see danger and go to a safe place. But childish people keep going and suffer for it.

Proverbs 22:3 NIRV

(Being wise means making good decisions so that we don't get hurt.)