The Secret Door

Discussion Questions

The Undersea Adventure

Value: Honesty

  1. What did Rico want Diego to do at the beginning of the story? Was this OK?

(He wanted him to steal Mami's special colored pencils.)

  1. How did Diego feel about what he was going to do? Why?

(Guilty - he knew it wasn't right but he felt pressured)

  1. What did Octavio want Rico to do? Why?

(He wanted Rico to distract the fish so he could steal the pearl.)

  1. Was Octavio a good friend? Why?

(No. He tried to make Rico do something that was wrong. Real friends do not do this.)

  1. What lesson did Rico and Diego learn in this story?

(It is not OK to take things that are not ours.)

  1. Who do you think returned the pearl? Why do you think this?

(The story doesn't tell us, but we can imagine. Did the octopus have anything to do with what happened in real life?)

  1. Read the following verse. What does it teach us?

Anyone who has been stealing must never steal again. Instead, they must work. They must do something useful with their own hands. Then they will have something to give to people in need.

Ephesians 4:28 NIRV

(We should not take things that are not ours.)