Why Do Zebras Have Stripes?
Learn why zebras have stripes! Tracy Rowan, Tracy Webster

Today’s Activities


Read “Why Do Zebras Have Stripes?”

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Leveled learning extension 1: Be sure to watch this video about zebras.

Leveled learning extension 2: Use this adapted book to learn about a science experiment with zebras. 


Watch this video: “Why Do Zebras Have Stripes?”

Draw It!

Follow this video to draw your own zebra.

Do your best to color the black stripes inside the lines in this printable zebra coloring sheet

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Speech & Language

Focus on metaphors: A metaphor compares two things by saying they are the same thing (ex. My sister’s memory is a camera that remembers everything we see.) Find three things around your house and describe them using metaphors.

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