After we started reading, one of the early activities we did was making bookmarks to mark our books!
After Harry got his wand at Ollivander's, we logged on to http://www.pottermore.com to see what wand we would receive!
When we read about Harry and Ron on the Hogwarts Express, we made these chocolate frog boxes using this template I found at The Leaky Cauldron.
I had students choose their most interesting character and we started these character maps, using evidence from the text that shows us what the character is like!
We started a couple handy charts based on the kids' observations after reading a few chapters.
After they noticed the connections between Harry and Voldemort, we started a Venn diagram.
We used an online quiz to figure out which house each student is in (BTW, I'm totally down with Hufflepuff).
And then we worked on creating our house crests!
We took pictures and put it all together for a nice little display outside my classroom door! The Potter Fans are in!
We made some fun golden snitches using these materials: styrofoam balls, spray glue (which I managed to spray pretty much all over my table, and papers stuck there for weeks), glitter, sparkly pipe cleaners, and sparkly gold foam fun felt.