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Harry Potter topic ideas

As part of our topic based home school we have been doing a Harry potter themed study. I thought that I would share the list of items which I brain stormed when I was thinking of this topic, to help inspire you for your own home school. 

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Harry Potter Activities

There are so many ideas for Harry Potter inspired recipes on Pinterest that you are bound to find something that you like. I particularly liked these Sorting hat cupcakes as they are really simple but great fun for kids who want to see which house they are in! 

These wands look like a lot or fun. I have seen them done with pencils too.

Any science experiments can be combined with Harry Potter and magic. 

For Maths, I have found this great worksheet which you could use or you could make your own. The idea of using a shopping list for the maths is great. 

Magic and Potter inspired poetry or an acoustic poem are great to get your child’s imagination flowing.

As J K Rowling made up so many new words when she created Harry Potter you and your child can try to come up with some new words and write a list of them with there meaning and how they should be pronounced.  

There are a lot of word searches and crossword type worksheets available for free like these here

Harry Potter has been released on most game consoles and they even have Harry Potter Lego games too. 

Useful websites

Pottermore is full of great information and also allows users to find out their patronus, house and wand type.

The Leaky Cauldron has lots of regularly updated information.

J K Rowling, the author, has her own website too. With information on what she is writing.

Useful books



Day Trips

I hope that you have found this information useful and if you need anymore inspiration then take a look at my Pinterest board. If you have any ideas which I have not included then do please let me know, I always love to hear from you.

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  1. says:
    My girls are so into Harry Potter at the moment! I might have to try some of these ideas with them over the summer! The Sorting Hat Cupcakes sound fab! x
    1. says:
      The cupcakes are great - we made some when we were doing the topic. :-) x
  2. says:
    My daughter loved making a golden snitch as part of her homework in year 6. We got some modelling clay and gold paint to make one. This would be a good activity to keep the kids entertained in the Summer holidays!
    1. says:
      Oh that's a good idea, I didn't think about the golden snitch!

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