Write Your Own Latin Based Harry Potter Spells

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For my daughter’s Harry Potter birthday party, one of the activities, besides potions and sorting, was writing magical Harry Potter spells using Latin words.

You can download the Spell Book I created for free here — and use it for your own magical party or even your classroom.

Write Your Own Latin-Based Harry Potter Spells

The Harry Potter Spell Book includes some of the most familiar spells from the Harry Potter books plus has two pages of Latin words that will help your kids brainstorm their own made-up spells.

Harry Potter Spells

This isn’t exclusive to birthday parties though — it would be a fun activity to do in English / Grammar class when you are studying Latin or language origins.

Write your own Harry Potter spells using latin root words

The kids wrote so many fun Harry Potter spells using their special pencils (a pencil with a feather hot glued on it) and the list of Latin words.

Then they used their homemade wands to “cast” spells on their friends.

Homemade wand directions here.

Writing Harry Potter Spells with Latin Words

Here’s a fun example of a made-up Latin spell:

Take VOX meaning voice and PECUS meaning animal and create a talk to animal spell by putting them together . . . you might write the spell words VOXPECUS or PECUSVOX.

Harry Potter Spells Latin Words

See what else the kids did besides writing Harry Potter spells in the Harry Potter Potions Class…HINT: they loved it.

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  1. Thank you so much for sharing your Spell Book! I will be using it in our home school co-op. We have a Hogwarts class and each week is a different subject. I think they will have fun dueling with their spells too!