Wands at the ready...It’s time for a Wizarding Adventure!
Do you love the magical world of witches and wizards? Ready to charm your way
through magical subjects? Then look no further for a spellbinding adventure!
Proceeds from this badge go towards helping Scouts and Guides from across the UK take part in
lots of adventures via The Pawprint Trust. Thank you for your support!
Suggested challenges for different age groups:
5-7 Years : Complete 1 challenge from each of the 4 sections.
7-11 Years : Complete 1 challenge from each of the 4 sections + 1 more of your choice.
11-14 Years : Complete 1 challenge from each of the 4 sections + 2 more of your choice.
14-18 Years : Complete 1 challenge from each of the 4 sections + 3 more of your choice.
18+ Years : Award yourself a badge for assisting young people in achieving their challenges.
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Try your hand a woodcraft and whittle your own wand.
Design your own magical creature.
This can be as simple as cutting and sticking pictures of different animals
together, which is perfect for younger groups. Older groups might enjoy the
challenge of drawing their animal from scratch or even making it/moulding it
from clay. Alternatively, draw them out in teams with each person drawing a
different part, ie. head, body, wings, legs.
Make your own broomstick.
Learn about different constellations in Astronomy and stitch your
favourite constellation onto black card, learning how to sew.
Paint rocks and make your own Magical Runes.
Try your hand at Transfiguration and turn something old into something
new by up-cycling/recycling.
Here’s an idea!
Why not upcycle an old piece of furniture or transform an old piece of
clothing. Get creative...paint, stitch and snip your way to Transfiguration
Learn to knit and knit an item for your house elf.
Create your own wax seal and write a howler to someone.
Make your own Owlery...make an owl or bird box for the garden.
Finger knit your own scarf to show your house colours.
Make your own Butterbeer cork necklace to ward off the
It is believed that a necklace with a Butterbeer cork
pendant will keep away Nargles. Nargles are known
to infest Mistletoe so be sure to keep watch around
Try your hand at potions and mix up your own mocktails.
Whip up your own batch of Butterbeer.
Learn about chocolate tempering and make your own chocolate frogs.
Add in some popping candy for a truly tong-tingling experience!
Can you guess the jelly bean flavours when blindfolded?
Have a go at Herbology and identify plants and fungi that are safe to
eat when out foraging. Remember: always get professional advice as
some plants can be poisonous!
Find yourself a professional forager who can help you look for edible plants
and fungi near your home/in your local woodland. ‘
Try growing and eating your own herbs.
Transfigure ingredients into something tasty.
Here’s an idea...
Making egg whites or chickpea water into tasty meringue nests is just like
magic and you could even mould some chocolate dragon eggs to sit a-top
your nests once they’re cooked!
Make a meal using tomatoes, potatoes, chillies and aubergines.
All of these ingredients are from the same family as the Mandrake plant.
Though not poisonous they can make some flavour combinations to die for!
Find out how to read tea leaves in Divination. Have a go and while
you’re at it try tasting some different types of tea!
Have a go at making your own sweet and candy
creations. Set up your own fantasy sweet shop and
give it a fantastical name too...why not use it as
a fundraiser and run a tuck-shop each week?
Try making your own pumpkin pasties.
Play a game of ‘Giants, Wizards, Elves’.
Much like the game ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’. In two teams, each must agree
on their character- giant, wizard, elf. On the count of 3 both teams must
turn to face each other and perform their actions: Giants- stand on tip toes,
hands high in the air and make a menacing noise, Wizards- crouch slightly,
waving hands out in front as though making a magic spell, Elves- crouch down
with hands cupped behind their ears and make a high pitched giggling noise.
Giants beat elves as they “squash” them. Elves beat wizards because they
outsmart them. Wizards beat giants because they zap them with a spell. If
both teams show the same character, no one wins. The winning team then
run to capture as many people as possible to join their team.
Play a game of Quiddich either field or table.
Capture the keys to unlock the Philosopher’s Stone (capture the flag).
Hunt unicorn blood in the forbidden forest.
This is a great starting point for a wide game of your choice. We like finding
glow sticks in the dark as unicorn blood is shiny...
Hold your own treasure hunt using a magical map.
Our favourite Witches and Wizards are great at solving problems...have
a puzzle night and solve different dilemmas.
Hunt the Horcrux. Either a treasure hunt with clues or a wide game
like capture the flag...you decide!
Visit a maze like the one in the Tri-Wizard tournament.
What time is it Mr Dragon?
Played like ‘What time is it Mr Wolf’. The Dragon is
guarding its eggs. Players step closer and closer trying
to get close enough to steal the eggs and win!
Hold a Wizarding Quiz and test your knowledge.
Try Levitation and go indoor skydiving.
Fly like never before on a zip-line!
Write your own magical charms or spells.
Create an animation showing transfiguration.
Here’s an idea!
You could try making a stop-motion animation using clay or try your hand at
special effects morphing one object into another using computer software.
Learn how to look after owls by inviting a local Falconer to visit your
unit and bring along some owls so you can get up close.
Try your hand at Care of Magical Creatures and learn how to look after
your pets. Local pet stores often run free educational sessions.
Have a go at self-defence to boost your Defence Against the Dark Arts.
Study the stars in Astronomy. Find out some fun facts about the planets
and the solar system.
Write your own Wizarding paper all about the activities you get up to in
your unit. Maybe you want to make it digital with moving pictures?
This is a great activity to produce a newsletter for parents/carers to show
them what you’ve been up to during the term/evening. Maybe
you could even invite the Editor of a local paper/magazine to visit?
Make your own Prophecies...write yourself a set of goals for the week
month/year then look back on them to see if they came true.
Take it further: visit the Chained Library in Hereford.
Make your own magic and come up with some
Wizarding Adventures of your own!
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