Monday, June 27, 2016

Harry Potter Day!

Harry Potter Day!
 I found a bunch of fun activities on pinterest with a Harry Potter theme. We made basilisk skin which required some science experiments. The reaction produced a bigger fire than we thought so we started roasting smores over it. I would not be able to do this project indoors in a school but it was a great activity and we may be able to do it outside. The children loved seeing how the chemicals reacted. Here is the address to the basilisk skin.

We also made Harry Potter wands out of paper just for fun. "Stupify!" 

The older kids learned how to crochet and made Gryfindor scarves. This project was very difficult for the young children. My 12 year old daughter was the only one to really grasp it.
I found this worksheet on This teacher did a great job on it.
 Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans 
We did some taste testing with jelly beans and experimented with our sense of smell. After taste testing, we came up with our own flavors for jelly beans. It was fun to see what the children came up with. I would definitely use these activities again. I think that the basilisk fire would be great for older children around 4th or 5th grade. I think that the jelly bean activity would be great for children from k-5th it can be easily adapted to any grade level, though the younger children would need help writing. It would be a great way to stimulate creativity for a writing assignment. 
We spent 2 hours on these activities.

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