With the terrifying spread of Coronavirus, more and more people are taking the cautious approach and deciding to self-quarantine. For many this is a welcome break from work or school, but spending so much time alone certainly comes with a few drawbacks. Thankfully, there are countless ways to stay entertained while stuck at home, especially for Potterheads like ourselves!
There’s no denying that the Coronavirus is something to be extremely worried about, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have some fun while isolated from the rest of the world. With movies, games, books, food recepes and so many more Harry Potter-themed activities available, we can’t think of a better way to relax and enjoy your time in quarantine than delving deeper into the Wizarding World.
If you’re a Harry Potter fan who’s dreading the thought of self-isolation, here are ten ways to beat the boredom and enjoy your time at home:
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We hate to throw some self-promotion in you’re face, but if you’re bored and looking for some interesting Wizarding World-themed content, we’ve got plenty for you to enjoy! With fun lists like 5 Most Iconic Moments In ‘Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix’, there’s loads for you to read and enjoy!
9. Harry Potter LEGO
If you’re obsessed with Harry Potter and prone to spending your paycheck on cool LEGO sets, there really isn’t a better time to get started on building your favourite Wizarding World locations! From Hogwarts itself to New Scamander’s enchanted suitcase and even the Hogwarts Express, there are plenty of amazing Harry Potter LEGO sets to choose from!
8. Read The Fantastic Beasts Screenplays
Think you know everything about the first two Fantastic Beasts movies? You might have seen this films, but there’s so much more to discover by reading J.K. Rowling’s screenplays! These stunning screenplay books offer a deeper insight into Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them and its sequel, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald! If you’re a fan of J.K. Rowling’s prequel series, the screenplays are a must read!
7. Read J.K Rowling’s Extended Writings
If you think J.K. Rowling stopped expanding the Wizarding World after Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, think again! With releases like The Tales Of Beedle The Bard and Quidditch Through The Ages, the author has continued to explore aspects of the series and add depth to her incredible world!
6. Harry Potter/Fantastic Beasts Quizzes And Puzzles
Think you’re the brightest Harry Potter fan of your age? Put your immense knowledge to the test with a Harry Potter-themed quiz or puzzle! Wizarding World quizzes and puzzles can be found all over the internet but if you want to prove you’re the best, I’d recommend checking out the available quizzes/puzzles on the new Wizarding World app!
5. Harry Potter Themed Board Games
If you’re stuck inside with the entire family, why not dust off an old Harry Potter board game! From the popular Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle to a classic game of Monopoly or Trivial Persuit, there are more than a few Wizarding World-themed board games available, so get the whole family together for some old-fashioned fun!
4. Read Features By J.K. Rowling On The Wizarding World App
If you’ve read all the books and seen all the movies, you might think you know everything there is to know about Harry Potter! Well, think again! Thanks to Pottermore and the Wizarding World app, J.K. Rowling has been able to expand the Wizarding World and offer fans more knowledge than ever before. With features delving into specific objects, locations and wizarding families, there’s loads of content to explore!
3. Re-Create Your Own Wizarding World Snacks
What better way to incorporate Harry Potter into your daily life than through everybody’s one true love – food! There are endless amounts of quirky and (we bet) delicious foods and drink in the Wizarding World and we found a few recipe’s to get you started:
2. Binge The Movies
With work, school and regular life, it’s not always easy to sit down and binge every Harry Potter movie from beginning to end, but self-quarantining gives you the perfect opportunity to re-familiarise yourself with this magical (pun intended) franchise! Load up on snacks (preferably Wizarding World-themed), grab a blanket and make yourself comfortable for a great bingeing experience!
1. Read The Books Again
I might be wrong, but it’s probably been a little while since you re-read the entire Harry Potter series. Why not take this extremely rare opportunity to jump back into J.K. Rowling’s beloved books and fall in love with Hogwarts all over again! Looking for a new experience, check out the wonderful audiobooks and experience the story of Harry Potter in an entirely new way!
Will you be using your time I. Isolation to delve further into the Wizarding World? Let us know what you’ve got planned in the comments section below!
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