Anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts

Did you know that the famous Battle of Hogwarts occurred many years ago on May 2nd? Today is the anniversary of that epic event. To commemorate this special occasion we’ve put together this fun and spoiler-free video. Listen to a book talk of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling, attend a Potions Class to learn how to make a Giggling Potion, and check out all of the fun additional activities and resources below to throw your own Harry Potter celebration at home!

At-Home Celebration Ideas

  • Astronomy Class: Use a free stargazing app like Sky Map for Android to map out the constellations in the night sky.
  • Care of Magical Creatures: Create a scavenger hunt for local wildlife, magical or not, and see if you can spot them all in a week.
  • Zoom Common Room/Great Hall Hangouts: Use Zoom or other video chatting software to hang out with your friends and pretend you’re in your House common room (throw on a costume for added fun!)
  • Write an acceptance letter to a friend and send it to them in the mail so they can officially be accepted to Hogwarts!
  • Visit The Three Broomsticks at home with this butterbeer recipe!: kidsactivitiesblog.com/12973/…
  • Create countless crafts such as golden snitches, homemade wands, felt house ties, knit your own house scarf, etc.
  • Quidditch Practice: Tie a hula hoop (or three!) to trees or a fence or something off the ground in your yard and practice throwing a ball through them like a Chaser!
  • Check out some Harry Potter Fanfiction online!
  • Have a Wizard Rock Dance Party – Bake cauldron cakes, pumpkin pasties, chocolate frogs and treacle tarts (lots of recipes online!)
  • Defence Against the Dark Arts/Charms/Transfiguration Class: Learn all the Harry Potter spells and challenge someone in your house to a duel!
  • Herbology Class: Plant something new in your garden, whether it’s a garden in your yard or window planters or even a baggy taped to a window where you can grow a bean!

Additional Resources

Don’t forget to share your favourite characters and quotes/moments from the Harry Potter series in the comments below!