This month for our Read it! Homeschool Hub, we looked at wizards and magic- specifically, Harry Potter. Lots of our kids LOVE the Harry Potter books, and they were stunned to hear that I was the same age as Harry when I read the first book.
As usual, we started with a storytime. We talked a little bit about Harry Potter as the kids arrived, and then I introduced The Tales of Beedle the Bard. We talked about fairy tales and then I read three stories from the book. Even the kids who had read these stories loved hearing them!
Next, we did stations:
Harry Potter is one of my all time favorite series, so this program was a lot of fun!
Note: A couple people who I told about this program after the fact were pretty shocked and pleasantly surprised that I had done Harry Potter with homeschoolers; they thought that maybe homeschool families would be against the Harry Potter books and magic based on their own experience. This didn’t even cross my mind when I was planning the program, and I chose this theme in part because the kids asked for it. I didn’t have any negative feedback at all, from any of the kids or parents, and I had a pretty normal sized attendance.
I first read Harry Potter when my dad brought it home from the library for me, and I appreciate how lucky I am that they let me read whatever I wanted and encouraged me to read things I didn’t even know I wanted to read.