Activity Sheets and posters to help students understand how much "Zero" helps other numbers. Combine them with storybooks and manipulatives.
The activity sheets in this packet easily accompany any of the available storybooks that explain Zero's job as a place holder. The worksheets include both visuals and number-writing practice. The worksheets introduce Zero’s friends, numbers ten through ninety. I didn't include 100 in an attempt to limit place value confusion. However, I’ll wager several of your students will make the connection. I like to combine the storybooks and activity sheets with manipulatives—just a little extra.
Laminated, the "Zero is a Hero" poster should last several years.