Zero the Hero is a fun counting character used in Kindergartens all over the world. I put my own twist on this character. I ask a first grader, someone who had been in my class the year before to come in and be Zero the Hero. They dress up in the zero costume and bring in the bag of 0 activities. They wish everyone a happy _0th day and quickly depart. The first grader has an easier time doing this then Kindergarten students who tend to fee shy around their peers. And it is harder to guess the secret identity of the first grader.