The Zodiac Race
Dylan the Dog
Follow Dylan the Dog’s story in the Zodiac Race as he learns about INTEGRITY and the importance of keeping a PROMISE.
Dylan the Dog loves running and exercise, so the Zodiac Race is perfect for him! However he’s already agreed to join a cake eating contest, and he intends to keep his promise. He tries taking shortcuts and gets in trouble, and learns that it’s better to do things properly instead of just fast. After finishing the first contest, Dylan decides there’s still time to run the race. He has another chance to take a short cut, but decides against it, and in the end gets 11th place for the race.
What other contest did Dylan promise to join other than the Zodiac Race?
Why did the Dog think it was more important to join the other contest than to run in the Zodiac Race?
What did Dylan do during the cake eating contest that got him in trouble?
When Dylan had the choice of two paths to take, which one did he choose and why?
If you were the Dog, what would you have done differently?
What does the word Integrity mean to you? Can you list out other words that mean the same thing? (Honesty, honorable, good character, strong morals, righteous)
Name a person that you think has integrity. Share with others something this person has done that makes you think that they have integrity.
Being honest is an important part of having integrity. Can you name one example when it was hard to tell the truth, but you decided it was better to be honest?
Keeping a promise will make others feel that you have a strong moral character. Can you name a time when a promise was kept and how it made you feel?
Breaking a promise will make others question if they can trust you again. Can you name a time when a promise was broken, and how it made you feel?
Having integrity means that you always try to do what is right, even when it is difficult or costly to you. Can you share an example of when you knew something was wrong, but you did it anyways? Why did you do it?
You should always be truthful to yourself, because only you know if you’ve lied to someone. Have you told a lie or broken a promise that you wish you could take back? Would you have done the same thing again if given the chance to change the past?