This past school year, I decided to take my love of Harry Potter school-wide, and I started a Harry Potter Book Club! The club was open to all 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders at my school, and I had about 25 kids (the majority of whom were boys!) attend club meetings regularly. I jumped into this club with no planning, so I had to either find activities or make up activities as I went along. Each club meeting was 90 minutes long and was split between listening to a Harry Potter audiobook and doing some sort of HP-themed activity. I’m collecting all of my ideas below in the hopes that this will help other teachers who are planning on incorporating HP into their classroom or school somehow. Many of these activities are really simple to execute and require just a little bit of planning/material collecting on your part.
*Disclaimer: I wasn't always diligent about taking pictures at our club meetings (#whoops), so I don't have pictures of all of these ideas in action. Sometimes, the image shown is an example of the activity.
Read on to see how you can make your school year a little more magical!