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The Zodiac Race
Rosie the Rabbit

In her Zodiac Race story, Rosie the Rabbit learns about PATIENCE and PERSEVERANCE, and that good things happen to those who wait.


Rosie the Rabbit wants to win the race, but there’s a problem. She needs to cross the river near the finish line, but she doesn’t know how to swim. She tries to learn swimming the day before, but it’s not something one can learn in just one day. As Rosie arrives at the river, she remains patient and looks for a solution, until she finds the perfect rocks to jump across the river. She earns fourth place in the Zodiac Race and realizes that her patience and perseverance has paid off.


  • Who tries to learn how to swim the day before the Zodiac Race?

  • Who tells Rosie the Rabbit that you can’t learn to be good at swimming in just one day?

  • What does Rosie learn about rushing things and being patient?

  • After searching for different ways to cross the river, how did Rosie finally do it?

  • If you were the Rabbit, what would you have done differently?


  • What does the word Patience mean to you? Can you list out other words that mean the same thing? (Tolerance, self-restraint, endurance, waiting, accepting delay)

  • What are some examples of what people say when they are not patient? (Can you hurry up? Are we there yet? Why do I have to wait? I can’t stand it anymore!)

  • What are some things that people say to show that they are being patient? (Take your time, I’ll be waiting right here, No need to rush, It’s fine I can wait)

  • Name a person you know that you think is patient. Give one example of why that person is patient.

  • Do we show the same amount of patience to everyone? Are you ok waiting for you turn in school, but not willing to wait at home?

  • What are some ways that you have shown your patience in the past?

  • What are some ways that your parents have shown that they are patient?

  • What are some benefits of being patient?