We love Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando. However, we love Harry Potter family fun at home, too. We have Butterbeer Movie Nights, baking, and even simple crafts like making Nargles.
We wanted to share 30 Harry Potter at home activities to create some ✨ magic with your family.
Harry Potter at Home Activities
Sorting Cupcake Ceremony
Our favorite Harry Potter movie is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. In this movie, Harry Potter and his friends are sorted into the Hogwarts Houses. We love this part of the movie.
A fun activity to do at home is the Sorting Cupcake Ceremony. For a project for your kids, you can have them read a few of the chapters of the book until the Sorting Hat Ceremony. Then you can make these cupcakes.
We do love simple recipes. You can just use box cake and ready made frosting. You just add a little bit of food dye to make the sorting surprise for each cupcake.
Which house will you pick in this Sorting Cupcake Ceremony?
We love making Butterbeer recipes on this blog! This is certainly a family favorite. One of the easiest recipes is this hot Butterbeer with only 4 ingredients.
Harry Potter Reading Certificates
You can reward your kids every time they finish a Harry Potter book. This is a perfect way to reward the first Harry Potter book readers. You can print these certificates. This is a fun recognition for their hard work! Plus, the perfect Harry Potter at home activity to keep the kiddos busy and learning.
Harry Potter Printables
Print 22 HP printables and coloring sheets to keep the muggles and wizards busy at home. These printables include word scrambles, weekly planners, Sorting Hat quiz, coloring sheets, and more. These will keep your kiddos busy!
One of our favorite Harry Potter activities is making Butterbeer. 🍻 As regulars to Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando. We love Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley! On every visit, we get a Butterbeer. 😋 We searched the internet and tested a ton of recipes.
We found 5 Butterbeer recipes that you can make at home that taste just like the real deal! We even found a simple recipe for a first time witch or wizard with only 3 ingredients. You can even print a FREE recipe card.
Learn How to Draw a Niffler
That cute thief in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is adorable! Did you know you can learn how to draw a Niffler, right at home? We love this Harry Potter at home idea, perfect for art class.
Dean Thomas from The Wizarding World shows you how to draw a Niffler.
Listen to Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
You and your family can listen to the first book called Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone for FREE on Audible. This is a perfect activity to do, while making a Butterbeer recipe.
Take a Harry Potter Quiz
The Wizarding World has a bunch of fun quizes that you can take online. My favorite is the Magic Gone Wrong quiz. 😉
My daughter loves the First Year Quizes. These are a lot of fun for witches and wizards of all ages. Click here to take a quiz.
Harry Potter Movie Night
Grab the kids, some popcorn, and a Butterbeer and enjoy a HP Movie Night! You can watch the movies on Amazon Prime or Netflix.
This is one of our favorite Harry Potter at home activity.
Play Harry Potter Wizards Unite
Do you love Pokemon Go? This game was created by the same makers of Pokemon Go. Harry Potter Wizards Unite is an augmented reality (AR) game that brings the Wizarding World digital.
You are part of Statute of Secrecy Task Force. You will explore the world working with other witches and wizards. We love playing this game during our bike rides.
You can download this game right to your smart phone.
Crafts With Charms
We love buying inexpensive charms from Etsy. You can buy HP charms for as little as $1 on this site. Plus, these charms are shipped right to your home.
You can then make different crafts with the charms.
- Make into a necklace with a piece of ribbon
- Create a book mark with ribbon or leather
- Create a bracelet with ribbon, rope, or leather
- Use multiple charms and make a charm bracelet using ribbon or leather
- Create a backpack charm with ribbon, rope, or leather
Harry Potter LEGOS
My son can spend hours and hours playing with LEGOS. I love to combine homeschool time with reading a Harry Potter book and playing with Harry Potter LEGOS. It is a fun creative activity!
You can order tons of Harry Potter LEGOS online and have them delivered right to your home.
Hedbanz Harry Potter
We love the game called Hedbanz. This is a family friendly game that will have your whole family laughing.
Did you know they have a Harry Potter version? You can create an amazing game night with your family.
Hogwarts Digital Escape Room
Our family loves escape rooms. We were so excited when we found this Hogwarts Digital Escape Room. You can play it right online.
This escape room was created by the Township Public Library. It puts your creative skills to the test. Click here to see if you can escape!
Download Your House Wallpaper to Computer or Phone
We love the Hogwarts House wallpapers created by Bloomsbury Publishing. You can download your Hogwarts House wallpaper to your computer or smart phone.
Make Frog Coasters
A simple and fun craft are Harry Potter frog coasters. These are an easy craft for younger Harry Potter fans. You can follow these craft videos step by step through the process with this Harry Potter crafts and more.
How to Make a Harry Potter Wand
Are you ready to make a Harry Potter wand pencil? You take a pencil and hot glue to create an epic Harry Potter wand. You then paint it to finish the wand.
This is the ultimate pencil for working on your school work! Click here to learn how to make a Harry Potter wand pencil.
Harry Potter Name Generator
Did you know what your wizard or witch name would be in the Wizarding World? You can find out for FREE! Check out the Harry Potter Name Generator.
Harry Potter Trivia Challenge
Do you know your Harry Potter knowledge? Hop online to see if you can pass the test. This online trivia challenge is fun for any Harry Potter fan.
Turn Your Shoe Laces into Ravenclaw Laces
Do you have a Ravenclaw in your family?
This is so simple to add some magic to your fashion. Pull out your tennis shoes and turn your laces into Ravenclaw laces.
Make Butterbeer Sugar Scrub
We love the taste of Butterbeer!
Imagine creating a spa treatment with the smell of Butterbeer. AHHHH!
You can create a Butterbeer Sugar Scrub from home. All of the ingredients are natural, so they are good enough to actually eat.
How to Make a Harry Potter Spell Book
A young witch and regular to Wizarding World of Harry Potter shares how to make a Harry Potter spell book using paint and a composition book.
Your kids will love watching this video and creating this Harry Potter spell book at home.
Make a Broomstick Charm
I love this craft! You can make a broomstick charm with just a few suppliers from Hobby Lobby, Michaels, or JoAnne’s. This is the cutest!
Make a Harry Potter Snack
While the kids are reading their Harry Potter books, make them a fun ⚡️snack. You can make these simple brooms with just pretzels and string cheese. They are so simple and your kids will love them!
Make a Chocolate Golden Snitch
I love simple recipes and crafts! This Golden Snitch is super super simple.
Take a Ferrero Rocher chocolate. This is the middle of the Golden Snitch. You then make wings out of paper. You just put the wings into the chocolate and that is is.
Super cute and a fun treat, while you watch a Harry Potter movie.
Magical Mischief Challenge
Join some Harry Potter fans across the world (including our own Jones Family) in a Magical Mischief Challenge.
Join the fun and see if you can complete these challenges at home.
Harry Potter Online Wordsearch
Another fun activity on The Wizarding World is a Harry Potter wordsearch.
There are several wordsearch puzzles to choose from, including Magical Mischief Month, Wizarding World books, and Triwizard Tournament.
How to Make Nargles
This is one of my favorite Harry Potter crafts of all time. It is easy and just fun! Younger to older kids will love this craft.
Talk about simple . . . it is just little pebbles, paint, and glitter.
I love making this craft while we listen to a Harry Potter audio book. It is a great way to combine art with reading.
Discover Your Patronus
Do you know your Patronus? You can take this free quiz online at The Wizarding World to discover your Patronus.
Click Here to Discover Your Patronus
Ollivanders Wand Selection
Do you know your type of wand? You can go online to Ollivanders to discover your wand.
Play Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery
Our kids love the game you can play on your smart phone called Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery. This is a fun game for the whole family!
We love the world that J.K. Rowling created in movies, movies, and more. During the lockdown, you can enjoy all of these activities to keep the magic alive.
We hope you enjoyed these Harry Potter at home activities. Did we miss your favorite? Leave a comment below.
I love Harry Potter! I’m so excited to try out some of these activities at home.