Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Scavenger Hunt by Cindy O'Hora
Based on the book by J.K. Rowling

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1. Harry Potter's pet is a snowy owl named Hedwig. What does a snowy owl eat?


2. In Professor Sprout's herbology class, Harry learns the many uses of plants.

How did people in the 14th (fourteenth) century use mint?

3. Harry searches for the famous Sorcerer's Stone.
Name a famous rock on exhibit at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC.

How big is it?


Write one other fact about it.

4. Harry looks into the Mirror of Erised and sees his parents.
What do they apply to glass to make it a mirror?
Use you search skills to find the answer.

Write Erised backwards:


5. Fluffy guards the Sorcerer's Stone.
Cerberus was the name of the three headed dog in Greek mythology. What did Cerberus guard?


6. How old was J. K. Rowling when she wrote her first story?


7. At the zoo, Harry discovers he can talk to snakes.
What famous animal doctor character could talk to animals?



8. The ghost Peeves is a nasty fellow.
If you have a pet peeve, what does that mean? Go to: Merriam-Webster Online

Enter the term pet peeve and search for the answer.



9. What does Dumbledore mean? (Look under Commentary Ethmology at the bottom of the page.)


Think it through:

10. In the Philosopher's Stone book, Harry goes to "Platform 9¾ at King's Cross Railway station in London" to catch the train to school

a. How do you get to school?

b. Conduct a survey of your classmates. How do they get to school?

What percentage of them get to school the same way you do?


Fun stuff when you are done:

* Good writers use effective grammar in every sentence. Go to this funbrain puzzle and sharpen your grammar skills.

* Genetic Traits in Harry Potter | WOW - plethora of HP worksheets and printables

* You are in Professor Sprout's Herbology class. Go to Green Thumbs @ Future Channel. Conduct the experiment. What are your findings?

* Do another Harry Potter literature hunt: Chamber / Azkaban

* Making Book Trailers with Photo Story 3 free software and free tutorial

* Make a set of Character Trading Cards. (ReadWriteThink) - Planning sheet

* Make a character trait word cloud

* Secret Message Chocolate Frogs worksheet

There's been an explosion of information in the world, more information than anyone could help to learn in a lifetime,
more than a teacher can teach,

so now students need to know where to find that information, how to access it, and how to use it
. ~Michael Lemonick

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It may be printed "as is" for use in a nonprofit setting. Updated 8/2022, posted 5/2000

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