Latin Spells in Harry Potter


This matching game allows students to discover the Latinate word parts they know by matching spells from Harry Potter with the meanings/effects of those spells.

Lesson Plan

Match the spells with their definitions.

1. Silencio
2. Incendio
3. Lumos
4. Mobilicorpus
5. Petrificus Totalus
6. Expelliarmus
7. Reparo
8. Scourgify
9. Serpensortia
10. Crucio
11. Wingardium Leviosa 

A. Causes an object to hover in the air
B. Causes light to shine from the caster's wand
C. Cleans an object or area
D. Conjures a snake from the caster's wand
E. Causes intense pain in the target
F. Forces the target to make no sound
G. Freezes the target's body
H. Makes an opponent's weapon fly from their hand
I. Causes a human body to move
J. Mends broken objects
K. Sets an object on fire

Class Time Needed

Under 30 minutes


Language arts

Grade Level

Grades 3-5
Grades 6-8
Grades 9-12