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Not So Lazy Days: Hunting for Harry Potter and friends around the house

Updated on July 12, 2011
A lion to represent Gryffindor students.
A lion to represent Gryffindor students. | Source

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Still on the Harry Potter kick, and wanting to do something that had to do the search for Horcruxes, I came up with a new type of scavenger hunt for the oldest one to do.

I gave him a list of characters from the Harry Potter books and movies and asked him to find objects around the house which represented the characters to him. The list had 14 names, but, because Vo- I mean, You-Know-Who had seven Horcruxes, he only had to find seven items to match.

The first one he gathered immediately: an old pair of Daddy's glasses for Harry Potter.

For Ron Weasley, he sort of cheated and decided his own hair would work since it is the same color.

He went to his brother for a stuffed shark to represent Viktor Krum. Krum transformed into a partial shark for a challenge in the Tri-Wizard Tournament in Goblet of Fire.

Still on the same thought, he grabbed a blue shirt to represent another Tri-Wizard Champion, Fleur Delacour, because she and her schoolmates wear blue uniforms.

Hermione Granger was a little hard for him, but he finally decided to grab a dictoinary to represent her love of studying books.

He went to his Lego collection for Draco Malfoy, finding the minifigure of his father, Lucius Malfoy. He said he originally went to the Legos to find his Lego snake-- since Malfoy is in Slytherin, symbolized by a snake-- but found the minifigure first and decided that would do.

Last, thinking of Neville Longbottom being in Gryffindor, and thinking the symbol for that house is a lion, the oldest one chose a stuffed lion to represent him.

About the Not So Lazy Days series

I've challenged myself to find a new activity to do five days a week every week of the kids' summer vacation. Activities will fall under one of three categories: Arts & Crafts, Sports & Games or Field Trips. Follow me on Twitter @readallaboutsam for immediate updates on posts!


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      Samantha Sinclair 6 years ago from North Carolina


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      Brenda Trott, M.Ed 6 years ago from Houston, TX

      Awesome! Another cute one!