Expecto Potterheads! While you’re waiting for your Hogwarts letter to arrive, a small group of wizards-in-training have been apparating a collection of enchanted Harry Potter activities to bring a goblet of magic into your life!
With the help of our Sorcerer’s Stone, we’ve compiled this assortment of Harry Potter Activities for kids (and, of course, for the geeky grown-ups like myself). I’ve collaborated with two other Potterheads to bring JK Rowling’s books to life through hands-on magical activities, each with an educational twist.
As you’ll see, many of the projects focus on Science which is a favorite subject around here. Adding the Wizarding World of Harry Potter to the cauldron makes it even more spellbinding, don’t you think?
If you are a teacher, homeschooler, or a Harry Potter Club leader, you are as certain as the Sorting Hat to find some mystical ideas in this collection to pair with each story, and you’ll find that we’ve made it as sweet as a sip of butterbeer by pointing our wands to its respective book.
Now “Accio Activities”
Harry Potter Activities
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An Introduction to Hogwarts
1. Lumos Wand | Babble Dabble Do
Learn how to make a Magic Wand the lights up with the help of electronics!
2. Troll Bogeys | STEAM Powered Family
Let’s be honest, slime does look like…well…troll bogeys!
3. Glowing Secret Messages| Teach Beside Me
Did you know this common household ingredient glows under UV light? Use it to draw your own Marauder’s Map!
4. Revelio Charm | Babble Dabble Do
Learn how to reveal a secret message with the help of refraction!
5. Wingardium Leviosa | STEAM Powered Family
Employ magnetism to make a feather levitate in mid air!
Divination & Quidditch
6. Dry Ice Crystal Ball | Teach Beside Me
Harry may have loathed staring into a crystal ball but your kids surely won’t be able to stop looking this one made from dry ice!
7. Golden Snitch Bath Bomb | STEAM Powered Family
Chase this Golden Snitch all the way to the prefect’s bathroom! Just make sure Moaning Myrtle didn’t follow you….
The Sweet Side of Hogwarts
8. Love Potion | Babble Dabble Do
Looking for love? Try mixing up this bubbling scientific concoction for your secret crush…
9. Butterbeer Fudge | STEAM Powered Family
A dessert fit for the beginning of the term banquet!
10. Arithmancy Math | Teach Beside Me
Learn coding and math with this clever arithmancy activity.
11. Circuit Wand | STEAM Powered Family
Another wand to master- learn electronics while you cast the Lumos and Nox spells!
Stay tuned dear friends, my collaborators and I are working on turning this collection of Harry Potter Activities into a printable for use in at home or in the classroom. We will also be reprising this series to add more magic in the next year… In the meantime go forth and brush up on your wizarding, I mean scientific skills. The power of science and STEM really is enchanting!
If you haven’t read the books what’s stopping you??? I can honestly say this was the best series I have ever read in my entire life. Yes, it really is THAT good.
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