⁣Lesson Plan: Harry Potter Inspired Birthday Celebration

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⁣Lesson Plan: Harry Potter Inspired Birthday Celebration

Grade Level: 3-5

Subject: Arts and Crafts, Physical Education

Duration: 60 minutes

Common Core Standards:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.3: Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

- Students will engage in collaborative discussions to generate Harry Potter-inspired birthday game ideas.
- Students will create Harry Potter-themed crafts to decorate for the birthday celebration.
- Students will write narratives describing their imaginary experiences at a Harry Potter-inspired birthday party.

- Chart paper or whiteboard
- Craft supplies (colored paper, scissors, glue, markers, etc.)
- Writing materials (paper, journals, etc.)
- Optional: Harry Potter-themed decorations, props, and costumes


1. Introduction (5 minutes):
- Begin the lesson by discussing the Harry Potter series and its popularity among children.
- Ask students to share their favorite characters, settings, or events from the books or movies.

2. Group Discussion (10 minutes):
- Write the question "What are some Harry Potter-inspired birthday games?" on the chart paper or whiteboard.
- Encourage students to share their ideas and thoughts, one at a time, while discussing and expanding on each suggestion as a group.

3. Collaborative Game Planning (15 minutes):
- Divide students into small groups or pairs.
- Instruct students to brainstorm and plan Harry Potter-inspired birthday games, considering elements from the series such as Quidditch, Potions, or Magical Creatures.
- Encourage students to think creatively and consider how the games can be adapted to fit the birthday celebration.

4. Craft Creation (20 minutes):
- Provide craft supplies to each student or group.
- Instruct students to create Harry Potter-themed crafts to decorate for the birthday celebration, such as paper owls, wands, or house banners.
- Encourage students to use their imagination and incorporate elements from the series into their crafts.

5. Imaginary Birthday Party Narratives (10 minutes):
- Instruct students to individually write a narrative describing their imaginary experience at a Harry Potter-inspired birthday party.
- Encourage students to use effective techniques, descriptive details, and clear event sequences in their writing.

6. Sharing and Reflection (5 minutes):
- Allow students to share their narratives with a partner or in small groups.
- Facilitate a brief discussion, asking students to share their favorite aspects of their imaginary birthday party experience.

7. Conclusion (5 minutes):
- Summarize the main ideas discussed during the lesson, highlighting the creativity and imagination of the students.
- Encourage students to continue exploring the world of Harry Potter and to incorporate their favorite elements into their own celebrations.

Common Core Labels Correlations:

Ben is turning 8 years old this week, and we had an absolutely amazing time celebrating this weekend with his Harry Potter themed birthday party! From Sorting Hat Snacks, to discovering our Hogwart House qualities, to potion making, wand decorating and so much more, this Harry Potter party was a HUGE hit with adults and kids both! I’ll leave as many of the resources I used to plan this party down below, as well as the gifts you see Ben open, in case you’re needing inspiration for a young wizard or witch in your life! ???‍♂️??Thanks for watching!? LauraLet’s be friends! http://www.instagram.com/small....stuffbigfamilySortin Quiz Free Printable:https://www.teacherspayteacher....s.com/Product/Harry- Science Experiment:https://theimaginationtree.com..../harry-potter-potion Gifts:-*Harry Potter wand: https://amzn.to/3fBrXud-*Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Illustrated edition): https://amzn.to/2Ak7LwE-*Thermos: https://amzn.to/3dC8CHe-*How to Draw Harry Potter for Kids: https://amzn.to/3dtrBUu-*Set of 4 Walkie Talkies: https://amzn.to/3dHIElX

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