Harry Potter Writing Prompts
Family and Friends
Family and Soccer friends can be a blessing or a curse. Sometimes we can count on our friends even more than our family, although if we’re lucky, our family becomes the foundation for the good things that we make happen in our lives. Explore the themes of family and friends in the following writing activities inspired by the Harry Potter movies and books.
Writing Prompt #1
How would your life change, if you had to live in a house with someone other than your immediate family? Write a passage explaining who you would be living with and how your everyday routine would be different.
Writing Prompt #2
Harry Potter is loved and accepted during the school year, but suffers through a not-so-pleasant environment when he goes home for the summer. What would it be like if you had this kind of arrangement every year? Describe it in detail.
Writing Prompt #3
In the film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Ron saved Harry from being locked up in the Dursley’s house. Without his help Harry may never have made it back to Hogwarts for the new school year. Has a friend of yours ever come to your rescue, and made a real difference in your life?
Writing Prompt #4
Ron wasn’t especially fond of Hermione at the beginning of the first movie. Do you remember the time when you went from hating members of the opposite sex to actually becoming friends with them? What happened to change your mind?
Writing Prompt #5
Starting over at a new school can be scary, and somewhat traumatic. Imagine that you’ve just been told that next year you are going to be attending a new school? Write about your feelings on this subject.