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The Zodiac Race
Sylvie the Sheep

Sylvie the Sheep shows that she’s CARING to others and BRAVE in facing her fears in her story of the Zodiac Race.


By nature Sylvie the Sheep is timid and she’s afraid of many things. When her friend Maxi the Monkey asks her to join the Zodiac Race, she agrees because he’ll accompany her. When he’s late, she decides to be brave and take on the challenge alone. Later Maxi catches up and apologizes, and with her caring nature she forgives him. They continue on and then rescue Rocky the Rooster, and together they cross the river to finish the race as a team.


  • What were some of the things that Sylvie the Sheep was scared of?

  • Why does Sylvie agree to go on the race with Maxi?

  • When Maxi was late, how did it make Sylvie feel?

  • How would you describe Sylvie for forgiving the Monkey and saving the Rooster?

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


  • What does the word Caring mean to you? Can you list out other words that mean the same thing? (Kindness, concern for others, loving, warm-hearted, compassionate)

  • Name a person that you think is caring and kind. Share with others why you think they are caring.

  • What are some things that you can to say to others that are kind and caring? (Good morning, How are you? Have a nice day! I hope you get well soon. It was good to see you again!)

  • What are some things that you can do to show that you are kind and caring? (Hold the door, Press the lift, Give up your seat to others, Be friendly, Help around the house or school)

  • Name several people that you care about, and explain why you are care about them.

  • Caring and kindness is not limited only to people, as you can be caring to animals, the environment, or even your culture. Name some of these things that matter to you, and why you care about them.

  • Give one example of how you can help someone in need. If you have done it before, share how that experience made you feel.

  • Words and actions can hurt other people if we are not careful. Share an example of something you can say or do that can hurt another person.