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Teaching Children about Courage (Ometz Lev)

A Shaboom! Discussion Guide for 4-7 year olds and their parents

Scaredy spark Gabi must cross a narrow bridge to play on the beckoning bouncy cloud. During the family campout in a stormy back yard, Mama Plony confronts a clanky robot from outer space.  They both learn that “Courage isn’t about not being afraid. It's about doing things even though we’re afraid.”

Follow Up Questions

  1. Do you remember a time when you did something brave even though you were afraid? How did you do it?
  2. Why do you think Rafi held Gabi’s hand as she crossed the bridge?
  3. When did you help somebody do something that they were scared to do?

Related Activities

  1. Together with a friend, take a risk! Try cooking some new foods with interesting flavors. Take a hike on a slightly more difficult trail. 
  2. Get out of your comfort zone. Try the monkey bars at the playground. Explore a new part of town.
  3. Though it may not be Purim, read about a very brave boy in The Purim Super Hero.