Calling All Creative Wizards and Muggles!
Wizards, Muggles, Blog Readers, lend me your Extendable Ears! I need your help.
You may remember from previous entries that I have two younger sisters: a 24-year-old avid Harry Potter fan and a 15-year-old Twihard (what can I say? mama raised us nerdy).
My 24-year-old sis just received word that her proposal to start and counsel a Harry Potter summer camp session at a local community college has been accepted. She will be welcoming groups of 10 to 13-year-olds to Hogwarts this summer.
She already has a bunch of ideas to make this day camp as magical as possible for her little wizards. For example, she has decided that each Hogwarts first-year will receive his or her very own wand. (Side note: check out these AMAZING instructions for making your own wand at home).
So this is where you come in!
What activities would you suggest for a Harry Potter summer camp?
As I mentioned before, she already has some great ideas (and has sadly reminded me I’m too old to attend – very disappointing). She’s an excellent teacher and really passionate about making this the best experience possible for the kids (she’s a Gryffinclaw, if you will). I would love to present her with some activity ideas straight from Harry Potter fans like you.
Keep in mind the age group of the campers (10 – 13). Many activities online are geared toward much younger kids.
There is a budget, so while buying all the kids real invisibility cloaks sounds wonderful, it’s probably not logistically sound.
Recipes that don’t require a kitchen and don’t involve milk or nuts are especially welcomed.
Bonus points if there’s an educational component to your suggestion. My sister’s a chemistry teacher, so she’s all about teachable moments.
Be creative and have fun. The only bad suggestion is the one you don’t make!