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Viewing Guide

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 represent?
    (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:

  1. Diversity and Inclusivity
  2. Sharing and Caring for Others
  3. Unconditional love, acceptance and forgiveness
  • 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 others.

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 opportunities for giving.

  • What are Davey and his friends raising money for?
    (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

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