We are counting down the days until we head to Universal Studios in Florida. I am of the belief that getting ready to go is half the fun! In prepping the kiddos for magic wands at Harry Potter World #UniversalOrlando we did a few fun things. To kick off the conversation about our plans to shop at Ollivander’s Wand Shop, I prepared a yummy snack. This conversation included finances and allowance so I felt sweet treats were in order.
I made them with chocolate licorice.
I dipped them in melted white chocolate and then SPRINKLES! Ten minutes in the refrigerator and they were READY.
They make me want to have a party! If you like the printed label on the glass container and want it, I added it to the printable crossword puzzle that you can grab later in this post.
Okay, back to this allowance and money earning conversation. Jordan wants TWO wands. She is a huge Luna Lovegood fan and in the online test was chosen to be in Ravenclaw. The breakdown is that she ALSO wants an interactive wand to use in the parks. We agreed to buy her ONE. She came up with a plan. She also informed me that the wand I made her when she was five is for fairies…NOT real magic. Well, okay then! We are working with her to reach her goal and have extra to spend in the other SEVEN shops in Harry Potter World alone that she has on her twelve year old list.
She and Zoe both painted ceramic “banks” to save their money in until we go. While Jordan is all about Ravenclaw, Zoe is a Gryffindor girl. I fired them in the kiln and LOVE them so much. They will have them to go with the memories of this trip to a lifetime.
To refresh our memories from the books and movies about wands and magic, I created a crossword puzzle. I thought you might want it too so here you go. You can download it FREE HERE and use it to brush up on your knowledge.
If you missed the Harry Potter World Word Search printable, you can grab it HERE.
If you are going to Universal Studios, you can book your trip at Get Away Today HERE and save money with the coupon code Ink2015.
Cheers to Magical Wands and All Things Harry Potter,
PS: If you (like Jordan) are a Luna Lovegood fan, you might want to check out this post that shares a free paper doll printable of her and her awesome fashion.
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