This is definitely ideal for those who love Harry Potter, but it can be for anyone interested in magic or who just wants to feel like a witch or wizard!
This is an idea for people at any age, for any ability. Just adapt it to suit you and the people with you.
Please make sure you have a safe space to do this in, warm yourself up appropriately and adapt everything to suit your needs.
You can begin by talking about Harry Potter or generally about books that include magic in them. This is a great idea for care homes due to the reminiscence and learning elements. It would also be fantastic for families who could have their own Harry Potter duel afterwards. There are also so many home schooling ideas that could be undertaken with Harry Potter as the theme.
Cast Your Spells!
Each person needs a magic wand. This could be a stick from the garden, a lolly stick, spoon held backwards or, if your lucky enough to have them rhythm sticks. Some people may also have some really Harry Potter character wands at home if they’re big fans!
Next, learn some magic spells from Harry Potter. Think about the type of movements you would do for the result of each spell. Some people might know the real movements for the spells to. Swish and Flick!
Wingardium Leviosa – this spell levitates objects (or trolls) so swish and flick then hold your wand as you levitate the object.
Accio – the spell to bring things to you, you’ll have to hold onto this spell until the object arrives of course.
Alohamora – A little tap that unlocks doors.
Augmenta – Create water. Shake your wand as if water is coming out of the end.
Expecto Patronum – The Patronus charm to ward off Dementors. A big sweeping arm movement.
You can take this further by making up movements for how you might react to someone casting a spell.
Engorgio – make things larger
Reducio – make things smaller
Ridiculous – used for defeating a Bogart. This spell makes you look hilarious.
Expelliarmous – Disarming spell
Lumos – Turns the lights on, they might be quite bright!
If home schooling you could also think about your Patronus might be and why. You could draw it or make a model.
Reading is so important for all of us at the moment. Why not have a Harry Potter marathon and read them all!
For more ideas about how to keep moving at this time please read our other blogs designed to help people have fun and move throughout the day.
Everybody Moving – Families at Home