Use the following questions and insights to
guide your conversation about the adventures of Davey and his friends in
the Snowboard Christmas special. You may wish to display the questions on
another piece of paper for children to see.
Davey & Goliath’s Snowboard Christmas is a
celebration of faith, friendship and community! It features an event and
gathering of friends that reflects the reality of many children today. It
features a full range of characters that may be present in any school
yard or recreation center. Visit the
gallery of Snowboard Christmas Characters.
How are the “Snowboard Christmas” characters
similar to children or friends you may know?
Davey shares this adventure with two new
friends, Sam and Yasmeen. They share many similarities and
differences in personality, interests and abilities, race, culture,
and faith traditions.
What are some of the things that Sam, Davey
and Yasmeen have in common?
(Age, sports, family, faith is important to them)
What are some of the things that are unique
to each of them?
(Gender, ethnic background, religious tradition)
What are some of the similarities and
differences between you and your friends?
Davey and Goliath’s Snowboard Christmas
Special is set in a Christian context. It reflects the reality many faith
traditions face as they interact and co-exist in our society today. Yasmeen, Davey and Sam represent three different faith traditions;
Muslim, Christian and Jewish. Refer to “What Davey and His Friends
Believe” as you highlight the similarities and differences between them.
What faith tradition do Davey & his friends
(Davey- Christian, Yasmeen – Islam and Sam – Jewish)
What events do they each talk about
celebrating in the program? (Christian - Christmas, Islam- Ramadan and
Judaism - Hannukkah)
The values or moral themes underlying this action-packed adventure are
actually common to the Jewish, Christian and Islamic faith traditions:
Diversity and Inclusivity
Sharing and Caring for Others
Unconditional love, acceptance and
Name some of the ways that Davey and his
friends learn to care and share with each other.
Name some of the ways they reach out to
Davey and his friends are actually
snowboarding for a reason beyond their own enjoyment. They are responding
to an opportunity to help children in need. The faith tradition of each
friend considers it a priority to reach out to people in need. You may
wish to consider some
What are Davey and his friends raising money
(Children’s Christmas Benefit Fund)
What are some things our homes, schools and
churches might do to reach out to people in need?
Check out “What I believe: A Young Person’s Guide to the Religions of the
World” by Alan Brown and Andrew Langley. Transedition & Fernleigh
Books,1999. ISBN: 1898250804