Number One brought Zero to his house, sat him down at the table and said:
‘Sorry, Zero, but I can't give you much to eat. I only have one of everything in my house: one biscuit, one fish finger.'
‘And I didn't even bring you a present,' Zero said, looking upset.
Number One put a plate with a fish finger on it in front of Zero, and sat down beside him. Suddenly, ten plates with ten fish fingers appeared on the table!
‘Oh Zero, it's a miracle! When you're sitting beside me, I turn into Number Ten!' Number One exclaimed in delight.
He ran to see the other numbers and invited them to his house for a cup of tea.
‘Thanks for the invitation, but you only have one biscuit and one teacup in your house, and there are lots of us,' the numbers replied.
‘It used to be like that, when I lived alone, without Zero. But now everything's changed in a miraculous way. Come in and see for yourselves,' Number One said.
The numbers shook their heads in disbelief, but they went into Number One's house anyway.
When they arrived, Number One quickly sat down at the table beside Zero. In a moment, one teacup had become ten and Zero sang loudly.
Zero came to visit One,
And the table filled with food.
Ten buns, ten cakes, ten ice creams,
It all tasted really good!
Then everyone tucked in,
To ten cups of sweet, hot tea.
Then they slept for ten whole hours
Tired and happy as can be!
‘It's a miracle!' the numbers cried, and they all tucked into tea and biscuits.
Creative game ‘Count to Ten'
One person is the leader . He or she is Zero, and the others are all Number Ones. The Number Ones must think up a reason why they need to make ten, and persuade Zero to come and stand beside them. Zero stands beside the player whose argument he or she finds the most convincing.