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Harry Potter Back to School Hogwarts Kit #BacktoHogwarts

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Harry Potter Back to School Hogwarts Kit

Harry Potter Back to School Hogwarts Kit #BacktoHogwarts

Today is the day! September 1st is the day that young witches and wizards all over the U.K. head to King’s Cross Station, walk through the barrier onto Platform 9 3/4, jump on the Hogwarts Express and leave for Hogwarts!

Back to Hogwarts

All over the online world, Harry Potter fans will be converging to celebrate this monumental day with trivia, parties and giveaways using the hashtag #backtohogwarts. Last year even J.K. Rowlings herself joined in on the fun and there was even a stern message on Twitter from Professor Snape forbidding flying cars.

In the spirit of Harry Potter lore, fun and fantasy I started thinking about not only how my family could celebrate this day, but what a back-to-school kit for Hogwarts students would actually look like. Here’s what I came up with:

HOGWARTS Back to School Kit (first year students)

  • Uniform-3 standard black cloaks for everyday wear
  • Two charmable ties and one winter scarf in house colors
  • Wand
  • Productivity Timing Hourglass
  • Hogwarts Glossary of Terms
  • A Divination Weekly Planner
  • Hippogriff Quill
  • Marauder’s Map
  • Map of Diagon Alley
  • Hogwarts Book Bag
  • A Quiddich Broomstick
  • Quiddich broomstick
  • Chocolate (Chocolate is the perfect antidote for anyone who has been overcome in the presence of Dementors)
  • 1 Cauldron (pewter, standard size 2)
  • 1 set of glass or crystal phials
  • 1 telescope
  • 1 set of brass scales

harrypotter telesscope

Second Year Supply List
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Books (Source-Harry Potter

  • The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 1 by Miranda Goshawk
  • A History of Magic by Bathilda Bagshot
  • Magical Theory by Adalbert Waffling
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Transfiguration by Emeric Switch
  • One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi by Phyllida Spore
  • Magical Drafts and Potions by Arsenius Jigger
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander
  • The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection by Quentin Trimble

The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection by Quentin Trimble

Owl, a Cat or a Toad Care Items

  • A suitable cage
  • Past issues of The Daily Prophet, Sunday Prophet or The Quibbler to line cages
  • Mice or flies for food.
  • Water recepticle



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Make your own Potion! Snape’s Magic Potion Printable Activity 


Learn now to make Harry Potter’s Potions Class Experiments at Imagination Soup

Harry POtter activities

Make your own Sorting Hat!

Harry POtter Sporting Hat Craft

Here’s an infographic that links Hogwarts classes to their potential real life equivalents.

STEAM Harry Potter

Harry Potter DIY Wand Crafts at DoodleCraftBlog

Harry Potter wand craft

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