Have you finished reading Chapter Six 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 about a character that is introduced in this chapter and describe them. There are plenty to choose from!

This mini-challenge is worth 1 house point.

Draw the Hogwarts Express while it waits for witches and wizards at platform nine and three-quarters.

This mini-challenge is worth 1 house point.

Answer this question and get a clue about the next chapter. What might someone – particularly a witch or wizard – wear on their head?

This mini-challenge is worth 1 house point.

Write about yourself: If you could pick one thing from the Hogwarts Express snack trolley, what would it be and why?

This mini-challenge is worth 1 house point.

Prediction time! This is where you guess what might happen later in the book. On the train, Ron and Harry talk about the four houses at Hogwarts. Which house do you think Draco Malfoy will be in?

This mini-challenge is worth 1 house point.

Time to be on a Chocolate Frog card: In 'The Journey from Platform Nine and Three-Quarters', Harry reads a Chocolate Frog card about Albus Dumbledore. Write a Chocolate Frog card for yourself. Include interesting facts, your hobbies and any achievements you’re proud of. If you’re feeling creative, draw a picture of yourself for the front of the card as well!

This mini-challenge is worth 2 house points.

Secret quest: Just like Hermione Granger pointed out to Ron Weasley, tell someone in your household they have dirt on their nose. Your exact words need to be – ‘And you’ve got dirt on your nose, by the way, did you know?' Get them to try to rub the “dirt” off, and you’ll succeed at this secret quest!

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 Six 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 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 Reading Magic Hub.

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