Tuesday, January 10, 2012


Some of you will be celebrating 100 days of school very soon.  Many of you won’t get there until next month, so you can just tuck these ideas away until then.

Zero the Hero Number Stomp (Just for FUN CD)

I am Zero the Hero and I’m here to say,
I love to do numbers every 10th day.
When we make sets of ten we’ll stomp the ground.
And when we reach 100, we’ll sit back down!

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (Stomp!).
Let’s count another ten.
11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 (Stomp!)
Two tens, let’s go some more…
Three tens, you’re catching on.
Four tens, you’re doing fine.
Five tens, you’re half way there.
Six tens, you’re on a roll.
Seven tens, what a cool game.
Eight tens, you’re doing great.
Nine tens, we’re near the end.
Ten tens is 100, now it’s time to sit down!

Activities:  Stand like a super hero with feet out and hands on hips.  Point to numbers on a chart or hold up fingers as you sing.

Here’s the link to download this book:

Children can make their own Zero the Hero with a sheet of heavy duty aluminum foil.  (They’ll need some assistance so work with a small group at a time.)  Make two tears from the top about 1/3 of the way down.  Make one tear from the bottom as shown.   Squeeze the top side sections to create arms.  The center section can be molded into a head.  The bottom strips can be molded into legs.  Make a cape for your hero from paper or fabric. 

*Let children write or tell stories about what they would do if they were Zero the Hero.