Harry Potter School

I was not an instant Harry Potter fan.  Truth be told, I thought it was dorky and refused to have anything to do with it.  Until I was (quite literally) forced to listen to the first book. Two pages in and I was hooked. It was a great lesson for me in judging things I don’t know.

It wasn’t until I was an adult that I truly fell in love with Harry Potter but when my oldest was born, I knew we’d share the love for HP.  After all, they share a birthday. Being able to share a love for literature with my kids has been one of the best gifts I’ve been given.

At the beginning of last year I had this grand idea that we could take one day a week out of “real school” and we could go to magic school. I had planned out weeks of magic classes that corresponded to the real world (or some valuable skill or information).  I didn’t think that learning the uses of bubotuber pus was actually useful, but we could learn what herbs can be used medicinally.

And then my kids shot me down.  What? 

I offered them magic school and they said no?  The truth was, they weren’t ready.  It took me many months to realize they just hadn’t been ready but in the meantime, we put magic school on hold.  After all, it was meant to be fun. If they didn’t want to do it, it wouldn’t be fun.

 

The good news is, they’re interested now so I’m sharing some of the plans we came up with.  All this week I’m going to share some ideas for the magic school classes we will be doing.

These would also make an excellent Harry Potter summer camp!

 

Day 1: Arithmancy
Day 2: Astronomy
Day 3:Potions
Day 4: Quidditch (a version for less than 10 players)
Day 5: Herbology, Divination, and Care of Magical Creatures

 

It’s going to be a fun week so make sure to check back in!  Or join the handy newsletter where I will send out one big update at the end of the week:

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