Transfiguration was a bit of a doozy for me to figure out, but, in the end, fellow Harry Potter nut, Lisa, helped me spawn a rather great idea for it, based on the Harry Potter Clue Game that she owns. Yes we did all the other rubbish that led up to it, PowerPoint, charades, blah blah blah (I mean, they were fun, don't get me wrong), but I would much rather talk to you about this clue game, because it was so cool! In fact, it was so cool that I got entirely distracted and forgot to take any pictures at all.
Here's the basic idea behind it: In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, you find out that Professor McGonagall has transfigured some chess pieces into giant, living chess pieces. The kids have to substitute themselves in as pieces to get to the other side of the room and save the world... or something like that. Anyway, I thought... well, I could shave a lot of time off the game of Clue if I eliminated all those boring squares and dice and extra rooms and most of the game, and had the kids play their way through the room via Clue. So that's just what I did.
|Just in case your bored of all those boring parts of the game too. ;)|
I picked the winning combinations, sat back, and enjoyed watching the kids figure them out, based on my Mastermind-like answers. To tell you the truth, I may have enjoyed it more than they did. But I saw smiles, so I consider it another tally in the "winning" column. Boom.
All right, we're almost done with this long tirade of posts that I probably should have been doing day-by-day, rather than on my vacation, but what is, is. In the words of Dumbledore, "Nitwit! Oddment! Blubber! Tweak!" (And, yes. I did do that by memory. Don't judge.)