Harry Potter Activities (Notebooking Download & More)

I have JK Rowling to thank for my daughter's love of reading.  No matter your thoughts about the Harry Potter series, JK Rowling has inspired a GENERATION of children to read.  

When we made the decision to ditch the ideal of public school, the very first thing my then 8 year daughter did was READ. She read the entire Harry Potter series within the first two weeks of homeschool. It was a glorious time of deschooling and wonder in our home.  

I decided to take her love of Harry Potter and turn it into a little more... read on to see what we did and to download free notebooking pages at the end of the post.

Notebooking and Harry Potter - a free download

Expanding on Harry Potter

As she read the books, we also listened to the soundtrack (It's one of my favorites). 

The next thing she wanted to do was learn how play some Harry Potter music on the piano. I found an Easy Piano Harry Potter book and ordered it for her. 

She learned it within a few days. 

JK Rowling Biographies

We decided to learn a little more about the author:

Vocabulary Building

We also found a wonderful Harry Potter vocabulary book!  You can learn over 3,000 words from all seven of the Harry Potter books.

For more ideas and information about JK Rowling and teaching with Harry Potter you can visit my Harry Potter Activities Pinterest board.  

Harry and Friends Notebooking Pages

Whenever we approach a new study in our homeschool, I like to see if there are notebooking pages available.   I had a hard time finding specific Harry Potter pages that fit our needs, so we created our own.

Harry & Friends Notebooking Pages were created specifically for my children.  I never wanted to immerse myself in the world of Harry Potter.   I had tried to read the first book when it first came out, and I have to admit I DID NOT LIKE IT.  

I am so very glad, however, that my daughter picked them up. The sense of imagination, suspense, drama, and overall fantasy captivated me as I saw them through her eyes.  I'm so happy to share in this world with my children now.

Please enjoy these in your homeschool.  They include copywork, alphabetizing, grammar exercises, drawing, and more.  


Download Harry & Friends Notebooking

Do you have Harry Potter fans in your house?

You might also like:

Immersing Ourselves in the Chronicles of Narnia

The Hobbit: A Unit Study

Harry Potter Books & Resources

Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7)Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2, Special Rehearsal Edition ScriptHarry Potter: Collectible Quidditch SetThe Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook: From Cauldron Cakes to Knickerbocker Glory--More Than 150 Magical Recipes for Muggles and Wizards (Unofficial Cookbook)Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original ScreenplayHarry Potter Coloring BookHarry Potter Playing CardsThe Unofficial Harry Potter Insults Handbook: 101 Comebacks For The Slytherin In Your LifeHarry Potter Time Turner Metal Fashion NecklaceThe Tales of Beedle the Bard, Standard Edition (Harry Potter)Harry Potter Gryffindor Hardcover Ruled Journal (Insights Journals)Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film CollectionThe Unofficial Harry Potter Vocabulary Builder: Learn the 3,000 Hardest Words from All Seven Books and Enjoy the Series MoreThe Complete Harry Potter Film Music CollectionWho is J.K. Rowling?Conversations with J. K. RowlingHarry Potter -- Sheet Music from the Complete Film Series: Easy Piano





Learn About Heroes of the Christian Faith

Learn About Heroes of the Christian Faith


Do your children know about heroes of the Christian faith?  

Do YOU know that a study of Christian heroes not only teaches our children about people who have lived extraordinary faith lives, but it is also teaches them about history and geography? 

Most importantly, learning about Christian heroes provides our children with role models... and an inspiration of how to live our faith in BIG ways. 

I began to take an interest in learning about missionaries after we read the Elizabeth Elliot story, Joyful Surrender. Her story moved me and inspired me, and I wanted to expose my children to as many great Christian heroes as possible. 

My husband and I also teach a 4th-6th grade Sunday School class at church. The theme this year is "Heroes of the Faith". 

We are learning about heroes from the Bible and also heroes from modern times. The children are learning so much and so are their teachers!  {wink}   I'd love to share some of the resources we are using, because I think it makes for a beautiful homeschool or Sunday School study. 

Read & Notebook About Heroes of the Faith

Our favorite missionary biographies are Christian Heroes, Then and Now

We've read the biographies of Nate Saint, Jim Elliott, Rachel Saint, and Corrie ten Boom. 

They are sold individually, or in boxed sets.  Each and every book has been interesting for our family, and we have many more on our shelves at home to read. 

Read and Notebook about Heroes of the Christian Faith

After we read one of the biographies, my children notebook about the person they studied. 

And -- you guessed it -- we use a set from Notebooking Pages to guide us! The Famous Missionary notebooking pages are MARVELOUS. If you can't find the missionary you are looking for, there are blank missionary pages, but -- as you can see below, you can find many missionaries already have a pre made notebooking page.

When we learned about Lillian Trasher, the woman who opened the first orphanage in Egypt, we listened to her story (the audio books are so well done) and found a page for her in the Notebooking Pages member center. 

Learn About Heroes of the Christian Faith

Your children could keep a gorgeous notebook of all of the missionaries studied.  (Just an idea!)

There is also a notebooking pages set for famous people in church history - another area you can explore in depth with your children. 

Five additional missionary books for kids:

Each of these series are wonderful -- we have an assortment of these books in our library and I like picking and choosing.

The Torchlighters - Heroes of the Faith

In our Sunday School class we have been using the Torchlighters videos.  

These are an EXCELLENT resource - each CD contains the animated story of the hero, as well as documentaries for older children and adults and also PDF worksheets to supplement. 

I know these can be viewed for FREE if you have an Amazon Prime membership, and also - CC Connected users receive these as part of the marvelous video subscription that was added to CC Connected this year. 

Learn About Heroes of the Christian Faith

We've been alternating these videos with Biblical heroes and it's making for a lovely Sunday School class this year.  

Learn About Heroes of the Christian Faith

Do you study Heroes of the Faith in your homeschool?  What's your favorite resource?