Banish Quarantine Boredom with These Magical Activities!
Feeling bored while self-quarantined at home? So are we. Luckily, we have a whole host of Harry Potter content both old and new to keep us busy while staying healthy and safe.
MuggleNet is hosting daily chats over on our Instagram. Our staff will be speaking to members of the Wizarding World community, from cast and crew members to our favorite creators in fandom. Many cast members are also going live from their own homes, including Tom Felton and Jason Isaacs. Catch these live chats on MuggleNet’s Instagram every day, and be sure to check our Instagram stories to see what time they begin!
For those looking for social connection, the Harry Potter Alliance is hosting Small Things Con, a free virtual convention that runs until April 4. Join the HPA over YouTube and social media for panels, movie screenings, leadership seminars, and so many more fun activities! Be sure to check out the schedule, and get your online ticket for Small Things Con.
If you’d rather explore the wizarding world on your own, check out the Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition, which is now available to view for free online. Google Arts & Culture is displaying some of the British Library’s best resources, including this massive collection of artifacts from J.K. Rowling, illustrator Jim Kay, and the world of the book series. There’s so much to explore in this archive, so be sure to get your magical education at Harry Potter: A History of Magic.
If audiobooks are your preference, be sure to check out the newly released edition of The Tales of Beedle the Bard. This new recording retells five wizarding stories and features the voices of Jude Law (Albus Dumbledore, Fantastic Beasts), Warwick Davis (Professor Flitwick), Noma Dumezweni (Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy), Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood), Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley), and Sally Mortemore (Madam Pince). The Tales of Beedle the Bard is currently available for purchase through Audible for $14.95, or for free for members. Head to the Audible app or website to start listening to this beautifully written book now.
Where there’s a will, there’s a Harry Potter movie marathon, and SyFy has us covered. The channel has been screening the series since March 30, and it will be showing the films again from April 13 to 15. If you’d rather conduct your marathon at your own pace, the original series and Fantastic Beasts are available to stream on Google Play, Amazon, and YouTube.
Of course, this is also the perfect time to catch up on all your favorite Potter podcasts and activities. Accio Politics, Alohomora!, Beyond the Veil, SpeakBeasty, and Reading, Writing, Rowling all have a backlog of fantastic episodes to listen to here at MuggleNet, as do Harry Potter and the Sacred Text and Evanna Lynch’s podcast, The ChickPeeps. If you need to get active at home, Potterhead Running Club is currently sponsoring its Shrieking 6K run to raise money for One Tree Planted. And of course, we have a whole host of fun DIYs and recipes for you to try. Maybe this is the time to finally master making your own butterbeer?
Say “Depulso” to cabin fever with this collection of fun Harry Potter content! Be sure to share your activities with us – how are you spending time during your self-quarantine?