There was once a girl who could never remember how to write the number six. Sometimes she wrote the oval at the top and the tail at the bottom, and sometimes the other way round .
‘Why have you written nine instead of six again ? ' mum asked crossly.
‘Number Nine has a big, intelligent head. Number Six wanted to be clever too, and turned upside down,' the girl giggled.
‘So your number six is an acrobat in the circus?' mum said in surprise.
That night, the girl dreamt of a circus . Numbers were performing instead of animals . They somersaulted, juggled and did magic tricks .
Suddenly, the ringmaster announced : ‘And now for the acrobats – a little girl and the Number Six!'
The girl went into the ring, and Number Six turned her upside down in one swift move .
‘Now you have to count all the animals in the big top , ' Number Six said.
‘How can I count when I'm standing on my head ? ' the girl asked angrily.
‘And how can I count to six, if you keep turning me into nine ? ' Number Six said, bursting into tears.
‘I'm sorry, I won't turn you upside down again . I'll tie six pretty ribbons on your tail so I don't confuse you with the number nine anymore,' the girl
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Short movement game ‘Find six differences’'
The children stand in a circle. Use this counting game to find a leader.
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