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 General GameHello Harry (Potter)

SUBMITTED BY: Richard Benoit

BORROWED FROM / INSPIRED BY: Englipedia's Greetings board game


DATE ADDED: Jul 27, 2010


  Small Classes (1-15 Students)ÒLarge Classes (16-39 Students)Ó


50 min.

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BRIEF OUTLINE: Students review basic phrases, greetings and responses while playing a Harry Potter themed board game.



  • HelloHarry attachments: Includes a game board and worksheet.
  • Dice



  1. First, hand out a worksheet to every student and have them fill in various appropriate responses in the response box.
  2. Listen and repeat to make sure everyone can say the target language they just finished writing.
  3. Finally, break the class into groups and explain the board game rules:
    • RULE 1: Students role the dice and move their game piece (usually the students use erasers). When they land on a square they say the target language on that square. Other students must then say an appropriate response from the earlier completed worksheet. NOTE: If any student fails to say the target language, they move back one square.
    • RULE 2: If a student lands on a Harry Potter Broom Riding square, they must first say the target language on that square and then role the dice again. The number from the second role indicates how many spaces all the other students must move back. This is like an offensive magic attack.
    • RULE 3: If a student is standing on a Potion square, they are immune to any Harry Potter Brooming Riding offensive attacks. Meaning, they don't have to move back).



  • The target language can be changed to anything of course.



  • Works best with grade 1-2.
  • There is a lot to explain to the students. I recommend blowing up one game board as big as you can and explain the three rules on the blackboard. This way the kids can see the game in action.
  • The kids went crazy for this game! Many grade 1 students could identify the names of the characters on the board and there was 100% participation and fun had by all. 



  • I printed the game board out and blew it up to A3 and gave it a cardboard backing. This was satisfactory for a group of six students, but students' erasers are rather large these days. So there was some trouble accessing the board. Maybe use more boards to make smaller groups, or make your own game pieces.
  • If you can't print color for the game boards, like me, you can use markers or pencil crayons to add color to make the game board more appealing.


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