It’s time to celebrate A Piglet Named Mercy by Kate DiCamillo! After reading all six of the Mercy Watson chapter books, my students fell in LOVE with the main character, Mercy Watson. When Kate DiCamillo came out with her prequel book, A Piglet Named Mercy, we decided to celebrate having read all of the chapter books together by holding a birthday party for Mercy!
There was BIG anticipation that led up to the birthday party and the reveal of the prequel book on party day! We started our day by unwrapping A Piglet Named Mercy and fully enjoyed this culminating read aloud together! We completed some fun reading and writing craftivities throughout our reading block that day, wrote a letter to Kate, made and enjoyed buttered toast, and sang happy birthday to Mercy! It was such a memorable and FUN way to celebrate Kate’s book series together!
What is included in this resource?
•List of optional materials I used for this book celebration
•Ideas for using this resource
•My own “schedule” of our birthday party
•Pictures of our Mercy Watson birthday party
•Mercy’s character trait toaster activity
•”Toast for Mercy” writing activity
•A letter to Kate DiCamillo
•Piglet writing headers
•Birthday party extras:
•Design Mercy’s birthday party
•Watson’s word search
•Make Mercy a birthday card
•Mercy’s birthday party invitations
Please note that this resource does not contain any teaching materials or lesson plans for the Mercy Watson series books. The activities in this mini-pack are simply fun supplemental “celebration” activities that you can use for your Mercy Watson birthday party!The pack also does not include the Mercy Watson books or the read-aloud, A Piglet Named Mercy. These books can be found on Amazon or in your local bookstore. I hope you enjoy!
Who is this resource designed for?
This resource is suitable for first and second grade. It would also be appropriate for kindergarten during the second half of the school year.
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