One of my favorite scenes from the Harry Potter books is when Harry gets sorted into his Hogwarts House by the Sorting Hat. You can feel Harry's extreme relief when he gets placed into Gryffindor! Anything but Slytherin right?! Have you ever wondered what house you belong to? Now, you can find out with this Harry Potter Origami Sorting Hat game! Just like the real Sorting Hat, the results are never wrong. Well, almost never.
With the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood, you can get your family members sorted before your visit to Hogwarts Castle. Are you brave and bold like a Gryffindor, trustworthy and loyal like a Hufflepuff, clever and wise like a Ravenclaw, or cunning and ambitious like a Slytherin? The only way to find out is to ask the Sorting Hat. Or, in this case, the Harry Potter Origami Sorting Hat.
Cut off the white edges, so you have just the square pattern. With the pattern facing down and the blank paper showing, fold the corners into the center. Make sure to watch the lines and make it even.
Fold the corners into the center again to make a smaller square. Crease the edges.
Next, fold the square in half one way. Make a crease. Unfold it. Then, fold it the opposite direction and make another crease.
Then, place your fingers into the bottom of the paper and pop it up to make four little teepees. The "Hat" is ready to start sorting! It is easy to play. Hold the Harry Potter Origami Sorting Hat with two hands. Place your thumb and pointer fingers inside the little teepees. Let the person who is being sorted choose one of the images on the top. Either the cauldron, books, snitch or owl.
Each picture has a number associated with it. Open and close the Harry Potter Origami Sorting Hat alternating between up and then across with your fingers. For example, if the player chooses the bubbling cauldron, you will make three movements. If the owl was chosen, you make four. Leave the Sorting Hat open on the last count.
Then, the player will choose one of the words on the inside. The words are written in blue, yellow, red and green. Move the Harry Potter Origami Sorting Hat as many times as there are letters in the word chosen. The number placed next to the word tells you how many letters are in the word. That way, even those little wizards who aren't great at spelling can still play! Not all of us are Ravenclaws.
Repeat this step three times.
On the fourth word selection, instead of counting out the word, open the flap and read the directions underneath. Four of the words hold a Hogwarts House icon under them. If you get one of these, then you have been officially sorted into a house. Hooray! The other four slots are filled with directions on how to start again. Or, if you are really unlucky, you find out that you are not a wizard at all, but a Muggle! Oh no.
Keep playing until everyone has been sorted into a house with the Harry Potter Origami Sorting Hat.
I hope this little game helps your family get excited about visiting the amazing Wizarding World of Harry Potter coming to Universal Studios Hollywood. Experience the magic of Hogwarts and Hogsmead like never before and get the very best deal when you book your tickets with Get Away Today. Book your Wizarding World of Harry Potter package online or call our travel experts at 855-GET-AWAY.