Have you finished reading Chapter Fifteen of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone? Well then, you’re ready for this Chapter Challenge! How many house points can you collect? And can you complete your secret quest?

Welcome to your next challenge!

First thing's first. We've created a brand new special house points tracker that you can make at home which will help you keep score of your chapter challenge achievements. Take a look. .

Write down which teacher you would least like to get into trouble with at Hogwarts. Why?

This mini-challenge is worth 1 house point.

Draw a picture of Hagrid’s dog, Fang.

This mini-challenge is worth 1 house point.

Answer this question and get a clue about the next chapter. What is the name of the two-player board game in which you might hear the words “checkmate”? Clue: kings, queens, bishops and castles are just some of the pieces in this game.

This mini-challenge is worth 1 house point.

Write about yourself: Would you be scared to go into the Forbidden Forest? Or would it be an adventure? Explain your answer.

This mini-challenge is worth 1 house point.

Prediction time! Do you think Harry is right that Snape will try to steal the Philosopher’s Stone for Voldemort?

This mini-challenge is worth 1 house point.

Time to be a Hogwarts teacher: In 'The Forbidden Forest', Harry, Hermione, Neville and Malfoy are given detention by Professor McGonagall. But imagine that you are the Hogwarts teacher in charge of their punishment. What detention will you give them? Writing lines with Snape? Detention with the Bloody Baron? Or something worse? You choose!

This mini-challenge is worth 2 house points.

Secret quest: In this chapter, Professor McGonagall takes fifty house points each from the students as punishment for being out of bed. Your secret quest is to study the other members of your household and write down some of their bad habits. Do they bite their fingernails? Do they whistle annoying tunes? Do they leave the fridge open? When you’ve noted these down, decide how many points they should lose for each bad habit e.g. minus twenty points for picking their nose. Study their bad habits for one day and then tell them at the end who has lost the most points!

This mini-challenge is worth 3 house points.


Quiz time: If this secret quest isn’t for you, you can collect the same number of house points if you answer every question correctly in our Chapter Fifteen Quiz here...

Did you complete this Chapter Challenge? How many house points did you collect of the possible 10? Have you put all your pieces of paper in the hourglass so you don’t lose count?

Still need to find out which Hogwarts house you belong in? Here’s a link to the Sorting Ceremony on our website. Or download the Wizarding World app to find out your house whilst wearing the Sorting Hat! You’ll need an adult to help you register.

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