Harry Potter Writing Prompts – Hogwarts Express

(Last Updated On: October 5, 2015)

Here is another set of Harry Potter writing prompts for your to use in your journal assignments. If you’ve read one of the Harry Potter books, you’re familiar with the Hogwarts Express. Now it’s time to pick up your pencil and explore a trip on this magical train….

Writing Prompt #1

It is time to board the Hogwarts Express. Describe what it would be like to enter Platform 9-3/4.

Platform 9-3/4 Courtesy of Cristela. (See our article on Platform 9-3/4 for more information)

Platform 9-3/4
Courtesy of Cristela. (See our article on Platform 9-3/4 for more information)

Writing Prompt #2

You are on the Hogwart’s Express and the goodie cart has just stopped at your compartment. Which treat would you like to buy? There are Chocolate Frogs, Bernie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans, Licorice Wands, Droobls Best Blowing Gum, Caldron Cakes, Pumpkin Pasties, Cockroach Clusters, Levitating Sherbet Balls, Ice Mice, Pepper Imps, and Jelly Slugs. Choose your favorite and describe what happens when you eat it.

Writing Prompt #3

The conductor of Hogwarts Express has just stopped by your compartment and introduced himself. Describe the conductor and your conversation.

Writing Prompt #4

You just entered a compartment on the Hogwarts Express and there are two other students there that you have never met. Who are they? Where are they from? Are their parents Muggles or Wizards? Describe what they look like and their personalities.

Writing Prompt #5

Describe the scenery as you travel to Hogwarts.

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