Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Word Search [free printable PDF]

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If you or your kids love the boy wizard you’ll want to check out this fun Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets word search puzzle. It contains 31 words related to Harry Potter and his adventurous second year at Hogwarts.


This free printable PDF also includes a Harry Potter quiz on the second page. The third page is the answer sheet.


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Word Search Puzzle [unofficial]. It is a free printable PDF
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets word search [unofficial]




When should I complete this Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets word search?

There aren’t really direct spoilers in these worksheets, but this word search and quiz should be completed AFTER you’ve read the second Harry Potter book. “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” is the second Harry Potter novel and it chronicles Harry’s second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.






Who is this Harry Potter word search for?

The Harry Potter books are generally considered for middle-school age children but some younger kids may have already started reading these popular books.

This word search puzzle is a bit of tricky so it is good for Harry Potter fans of all ages, but some younger fans may find it a little too difficult. (I’m sure they’ll still enjoy trying though.)






How do I get the Chamber of Secrets word search?

This is a free printable PDF puzzle and quiz.


Please note: It is free for a single user or family. If you are wanting this for your class, please consider supporting our Teachers Pay Teachers page.





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What does this Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets word search look like?

Below is a picture of this Harry Potter word search. It has 31 words that include some characters names, some magical objects, and also a couple of the famous magical spells featuring in the Chamber of Secrets book. Click the picture to open the PDF in a new browser window.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Word Search Puzzle. It is a free printable PDF featuring 31 Harry Potter words from his second year at Hogwarts.
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What kind of words are featured in this big word search?

Some of the words in this Harry Potter word search include:

  • Mandrakes
  • Lumos
  • Aragog (the giant spider)
  • Myrtle (as in Moaning Myrtle)
  • Pixies (as in Cornish Pixies…which Lockhart released into the classroom)
  • Howler
  • And lots more…







What kind of questions are in the Harry Potter quiz?

The second page of this printable PDF features a Harry Potter quiz.

It has some “Fill in the Blanks”, some questions to answer, and also some “True or False” questions.

An example of a True of False question is:

“Madam Pince is responsible for healing sick or injured students.” — True or False



Below is a screenshot of the second page of this free PDF showing the Chamber of Secrets quiz and journal prompts.

The second page of this Harry Potter word search has a Harry Potter quiz and journal prompts.
Page 2 of this Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets word search featuring a Harry Potter quiz and journal prompts







Frequently Asked Questions about Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

I recently re-read this second Harry Potter novel and I jotted down names and interesting information from the book which I’ll share with you here, and they may answer some of the frequently asked questions about this story.



Spoiler Alerts

Don’t read any further if you have yet to read “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” because some of the answers to these frequently asked questions may take away from the story or reveal plot lines.






Who was petrified by the Basilisk?

The Basilisk petrified 6 different people/things in the Chamber of Secrets book. They are Colin Creevey, Justin Finch-Fletchley, Nearly Headless Nick (the Gryffindor ghost), Hermione, Penelope Clearwater (5th year Ravenclaw student), and Mrs Norris (Filch’s cat).





Why were they only petrified by the Basilisk and not killed?

The Basilisk has a murderous stare. So looking it in the eye will kill you. Luckily, the people and things at Hogwarts were only petrified and not killed because they saw the Basilisk but they did not look it directly in the eye.

  • Colin Creevey saw the Basilisk through his camera
  • Justin Finch-Fletchley saw the Basilisk through the hazy apparition of the ghost of Nearly Headless Nick
  • Nearly Headless Nick DID look directly at the Basilisk but he was already dead so it couldn’t kill him again
  • Hermione and Penelope Clearwater saw the Basilisk through the reflection in a mirror
  • Mrs Norris the cat saw the Basilisk in the reflection of a pool of water that covered the floor she was standing on





In the Harry Potter stories, what makes a Mandrake dangerous?

In the Harry Potter books they claim these weird plants – whose roots look like babies – are dangerous because the Mandrake cry or Mandrake scream of a full-grown Mandrake is fatal if you hear it. That is why in the stories Professor Sprout makes sure that her students wear earmuffs when handling them.

Professor Sprout says that the cry of a seedling Mandrake won’t kill you but it’ll knock you out for several hours.





Why was Harry Potter able to open the Chamber of Secrets if only the heir to Salazar Slytherin was supposed to be able to open it?

Harry Potter was able to open the Chamber of Secrets, not because he is the heir to Slytherin, but because he is able to speak Parseltongue.








For more interesting information about Harry Ptter and the Chamber of Secrets, check out this article on debunking the myths of the Chamber of Secrets on the official Harry Potter website (Wizarding World.com)






Note about Copyright

This is an “unofficial” Harry Potter word search and I do not own or claim to own any copyrights associated with Harry Potter, the Wizarding World or the names and things associated with the Harry Potter books or the movies. I have used the names and terms in this Harry Potter word search under the fair use of copyright for educational purposes.

If you do want to check out some official Harry Potter articles, check out WizardingWorld.com






If you like Harry Potter puzzles, check out:

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Characters Word Scramble



Harry Potter Word Search (general puzzle…not book specific)






I hope you’ve enjoyed this Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets PDF printable word search.

Click here to check out our other word search puzzles for kids.




Thank you,

Tim from Puzzletainment







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