Published on May 19th 2020
Have you finished listening to Simon Callow, Bonnie Wright and Evanna Lynch reading Chapter Five 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 fifth Chapter Challenge! If you need a reminder of Chapter Five, you can watch Simon Callow, Bonnie Wright and Evanna Lynch reading 'Diagon Alley' any time you like here.

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Write down what you think is the most interesting thing about Gringotts, the wizarding bank?

This mini-challenge is worth 1 house point.

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Draw the pet you would like to take to Hogwarts with you. Remember, according to Harry’s list you’re only allowed to choose an owl, a cat or a toad.

This mini-challenge is worth 1 house point.

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Answer these two questions and get a clue about the next chapter. 1) What flavour of birthday cake did Harry get from Hagrid? 2) What type of amphibian starts off as a tadpole and ribbits?

This mini-challenge is worth 1 house point.

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Write about yourself: If you were able to go to Diagon Alley, which shop would you be most excited to visit?

This mini-challenge is worth 1 house point.

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Prediction time! This is where you guess what might happen later in the book. Do you think Harry is going to have any problems getting to Hogwarts on 1st September?

This mini-challenge is worth 1 house point.

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Time to be a witch/wizard news reporter: In 'Diagon Alley', many people recognise Harry when Hagrid takes him to the Leaky Cauldron! Pretend you were there as a witch or wizard news reporter. Write a headline with a short news article about seeing the Boy Who Lived on his way to buy his school supplies.

This mini-challenge is worth 2 house points.

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Secret quest: Carefully give someone in your household a pen, pencil, stick or anything else you can find that looks a little like a wand. When they’re holding it, you need to say, ‘Curious… curious’ just like Mr Ollivander. Try not to laugh!

This mini-challenge is worth 3 house points.

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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 Five 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? When a reading of Chapter Six becomes available, there’ll be another challenge waiting for you!

Remember! Your task is to collect as many house points as you can throughout the challenges and record them in your house hourglass. Your hourglass can be any container – a bottle, a jar, a box. Every time you earn a house point, cut out a little square or circle of paper or card – colour it in with your house colour – and then put it into your hourglass. When you need to use scissors, make sure you ask an adult to help you.

Still need to find out which Hogwarts house you belong in? Here’s a link to register and find 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.

And for more quizzes, crafting, articles and other fun activites go to the Harry Potter At Home Hub.

Illustration by Mary GrandPré © Scholastic


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