Tori Comes Out of Her Shell

Jayne Clark


Tori Turttle has moved to a new town and is scared others won’t like her. She decides hiding in her shell is best, until she learns that she is never truly along, as there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

Question 1 - Why did Tori hide in her shell? Have you eve felt scared of being alone like Tori?

Discussion Guide - Discuss how Tori was afraid others would not like her. Discuss any times you or your child have felt scared of being rejected by others.

Question 2 - Read Genesis 3 with your child and ask how hiding and feeling alone first began.

Discussion Guide - Discuss how Adam and Eve’s rebellion against God was sin. Sin always separates us from God and from one another.

Question 3 - Read Ephesians 2:14-22 with your child and ask what Jesus has done so that we never have to be alone or lonely.

Discussion Guide - Discuss how Jesus paid te penalty for our sin and reconciled us to God and to one another.

Question 4 - Tori came out of her shell once she realized God was always with her. Then she looked for someone she could reach out to and encourage. Who is someone you can reach out and encourage when you are feeling scared or lonely?

Discussion Guide - Discuss others your child can reach out to. Then discuss how looking for ways to help and encourage others takes our eye off of ourselves and fixes them on loving God and loving others.

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