Care of Magical Creatures With @PhillySpells

Say it Rah-shay By Oct 19, 2015 1 Comment

There was wizardry and wonder in the air this past weekend when Chestnut Hill was transformed for the Harry Potter Festival!

For two days the neighborhood was into the much-loved fictional world created by author J.K. Rowling and I was able to help out with my friends from Spells Writing Lab!

Care of Magical Creatures With @PhillySpells

Gratuitous selfie


The Spells Writing Lab offered a “Care of Magical Creatures” class in which participants needed to predict what would possibly hatch from the “eggs” found by Hagrid.

Care of Magical Creatures With @PhillySpells

Program Director, Elizabeth Encarcion, as always, did a fantastic job setting the scene and making creative writing come alive.

Care of Magical Creatures With @PhillySpells

There were specimen jars for the wizards to examine:

Care of Magical Creatures With @PhillySpells


These eggs. Some may see fruit; Philly Spells needed to mask the eggs from well meaning Muggles who would have alerted the authorities had they known a magical, and possibly dangerous (you know Hagrid) creature may hatch from one of these!



Care of Magical Creatures With @PhillySpells

There was a huge turnout out! Almost 150 students attended class and completed the writing exercise!

Care of Magical Creatures With @PhillySpells

Want to know more about Spells?
Check out my post from when The Bee attended:

Also read this post from @mrsrkfj:


Visit Spells online to volunteer or to check out classes for your young writers.


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1 Comment

  1. Kimberly Cox says:

    Oh, that looks like so much fun. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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