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Mercy Watson Series

Mercy Piggie Bank

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.”

This craft accompanies Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride:Mercy Goes for a Ride

You’ll need:

  • Colored pencils
  • scissors
  • glue or tape
  • Craft sticks (two per child)
  • One copy of Mercy Goes For a Ride per child

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.

Mercy Race

This craft accompanies Mercy Watson Princess in Disguise:

Mercy in Disguise

You’ll need:

After coloring and cutting, fasten together to create a Mercy in Disguise Spinner.

This craft accompanies Mercy Watson Fights Crime:Mercy Fights Crime

You’ll need:

  • Colored pencils
  • paper fastener (1 per child)
  • scissors
  • One copy of Mercy Fights Crime per child

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?

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