Engaging programs to keep kids coming back to the library
The Mercy Watson series circulates well at my Library. I recently ran a four-week Mercy Watson program for beginning readers. I would read a few chapters from one book in the series, then do an activity to accompany the story. It was a big hit, and I had about thirty children attend each week. Here are activities you can do with your kids:
This activity accompanies Mercy Watson to the Rescue:
I purchased pink treat boxes to create “piggie” banks. A little prep work was involved. I cut a hole to place money in near the top of each box, and cut pink pipe cleaners into 1/4s for the pig tail. Here’s Mercy to the Rescue; each sheet can accommodate four crafts. Just cut Mercy’s head out, color pink and glue to the opposite end of the tail to create a “Mercy Bank.”
After coloring, cut out shapes and glue to a popsicle stick. You can have races with the children. I used butcher paper and cut a slit down the middle for the “road” and had the kids race. You can also do relay races across the room.
This craft accompanies Mercy Watson Princess in Disguise:
After coloring and cutting, fasten together to create a Mercy in Disguise Spinner.
After coloring, cut out the circle and rectangles shapes. Place Mercy’s feet behind her body and fasten with a brad. Watch Mercy run!
What Mercy Watson activities have you used?