In this printable Harry Potter word scramble there are 30 characters from ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ jumbled up just waiting for you to sort them out. (Kinda like the Sorting Hat 🙂 )
‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ was the first novel written by J.K. Rowling and it introduced us to the boy wizard and an eclectic group of characters. It is a rather short novel that crammed an entire wizarding world into it and set an amazing foundation for the other, longer books in the series.
I recently read ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ for the third time, and this time I kept track of the characters introduced in this first Harry Potter novel. (And I even missed one of the main characters in the word scramble! Can you figure out which one?)
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Who is this Harry Potter word scramble for?
This word scramble is for “Potterheads” of all ages: children, teens and adults.
Some of the scrambled words are a bit tricky, but I provide you with a list of the characters featured in the word scramble so you can cross them off as you go. And using a process of elimination I think you’ll be able to unscramble all the characters in this Harry Potter word scramble.
Who are some of the characters featured in this Harry Potter word scramble?
I chose to put 30 characters from ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ into this free word scramble. Some of the characters are central figures in all 7 of the Harry Potter novels, and some of them are peripheral characters with minor roles.
But the great thing about J.K. Rowling’s writing is that you never know when a minor character – or object – in one novel becomes a key figure in another novel.
(I want to research her writing process a bit more to find out how fully and thoroughly she planned the book’s story arc: did she have it all planned out, or did she piece it together book by book?)
Some of the characters featured in this Harry Potter word scramble include:
- Harry, Ron and Herminone
- Most of their first year teachers
- Some of the Hogwarts helper staff
- Members of Harry’s Muggle family
- And more…
Is this the same book as ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’?
If you are reading this from the USA you may be more familiar with the title ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.’ In the United Kingdom the first book was released as ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ but when Scholastic released the book in the United States they changed the title (with the author’s permission) to ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.’ (Reference)
But it is the same story with apparently some minor “Americanization” in the ‘Sorcerer’s Stone’ version. (Reference)
I hope you enjoy this free printable Harry Potter word scramble.
Who are your favorite Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone characters?
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Note about Copyright
I do not own the copyright to, nor claim to own any copyrights to Harry Potter, the Wizarding World or to any other copyrights or trademarks held by J.K. Rowling or WarnerBros.
I have provided this Harry Potter word scramble for free to be used for educational purposes under fair use of copyright.
I greatly enjoyed the Harry Potter series and I believe educational material such as this will help students increase their reading comprehension, understanding and appreciation of the reading material.