Sock Monkey Visits Universal Studios and a FREE Harry Potter Word Search

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A FREE Harry Potter Wordsearch

Everyone loves printable activities and this FREE Harry Potter Wordsearch puzzle does not disappoint. It is fun to use with kids and adults at home, in the classroom and for party bags. I think it is most fun to print and send to a Harry Potter fan in your life. Getting mail is the best. We used this word search puzzle to teach our kids about Universal and talk about the things we could do when we got to the park. Free printables are a great resource for creating time together to work on something while talking, playing and connecting.

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Sock Monkey at Universal Studios

Creating a blended family is a gift.  While it is amazing and offers so much love and growth, it has it’s challenges.  When Ryp and I got married in 2012, we honeymooned in Orlando and volunteered at Give Kids the World Village.  We did take some time for fun and played for a couple of days in the Universal Studios Orlando parks and at City Walk.  Because our kids were not completely thrilled to NOT be accompanying us, we took a sock monkey along so that he could be the center of the photos we shared upon our return.  Our thinking was that they would enjoy finding him in the photographs and offer us the opportunity to share the experiences.  It worked.  The loved the photos and we have told many stories…so many that they want to go to the parks in the worst way.  Here are some of those photos from Sock Monkey Visits Universal Studios.

Parenting Ideas for Universal Studio and Wizarding World with a Sock Monkey #parenting #universalstudios #freeprintable

Okay let’s look at some of the places the sock monkey was hidden…

My favorite one is Sock Monkey in T-Rex’s mouth which was taken outside the Jurassic Park Discovery Center (an AMAZING building filled with dinosaur everything)!

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We had such a blast in Harry Potter’s world.  For hours, I felt like a witch married to a wizard.

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And this picture!!!!  This picture of THE Lorax!  The Lorax is one of my all time favorite stories and I love the world of Dr. Seuss so much.

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This one is my favorite because it reminds me of when the boys were little and we went to Universal.  They rode Popeye’s and Blut0’s Bilge-Rat Barges over and over and over!!!  The loved playing in Popeye’s boat too….for hours and hours.    The memories of kids at Universal are priceless!

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We printed the maps to both parks!!!  The girls made me a list of the rides and places they want to see most.  I turned it into a word search for them to do.  Ironically, they are clearly most excited about  than any other part of the parks!  This is the first of many activities we will do to prepare for our trip so stay tuned if you like this kind of fun planning stuff.  I love this free Harry Potter Puzzle Word Search.

Harry Potter Wordsearch Puzzle Printable

Free Harry Potter Wordsearch Printable:

We try to find ways to include our kids, all four of them, while maintaining our own independent adult relationship (aka marriage).  Some things work.  Some do not.  Sock Monkey pictures work!  If you have a great parenting tip that works, please share it in the comments.  We are all in this crazy world together and I believe that it really does take a village.  Let me know if you have a “must see or do” idea for Universal too!

You can download FREE Harry Potter WordSearch the puzzle HERE and get started working on it right away!

Free Harry Potter WordSearch Puzzle Printable

If you want the Valentine’s Day Harry Potter Wordsearch Puzzle, you can grab it here in the Valentine’s Day Harry Potter post.

Harry Potter Valentines Day Puzzle Word Search Printable FREE

In the case that you might need a Hogwarts house update, this is for you:

  • Gryffindor: Scarlet and Gold House Colors! Mascot Lion.  Values courage, bravery, nerve, and chivalry.
  • Ravenclaw: Blue and Bronze House Colors! Mascot Eagle. Values intelligence, creativity, learning.
  • Slytherin: Green and Silver House Colors! Mascot Snake.  Values ambition, cunning, leadership, and resourcefulness.
  • Hufflepuff: Yellow and Black House Colors! Mascot Badger. Values hard work, patience, justice, and loyalty.

I am a Hufflepuff and proud of it.  I have the most darling sweatshirt that I bought last time I was in the Wizarding World at Universal Orlando and wear it whenever it is clean.

More Harry Potter FREE Printables

I spent some time gathering up some of the best magical printables for you. Be sure to download as many as you would like for FREE!

Free Harry Potter Printables Activities #harrypotter #freeprintables #coloring #activities

Diagon Alley is such a magical place. It deserves its own printable activities. You can grab these FREE HARRY POTTER PRINTABLES and get started on them right now.

Be sure to check back soon when I will be sharing another whole round of magical crafts.  If you love this easy craft, please help me share it on Facebook and Pinterest!

Cheers and Love,

Laura

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21 thoughts on “Sock Monkey Visits Universal Studios and a FREE Harry Potter Word Search”

  1. Hey, is it my imagination or “flight of the hippogriff” is not there? I really can’t find it :S

  2. On the Harry Potter Word Search, “flight of the hippogriff” is STILL missing! I have been all over that page and still can NOT find it anywhere! Is there an updated version of this yet??? Thanks!! My ENTIRE family is a set of H.P. enthusiasts and LOVE everything having to do with the world of H.P, so this was a fun find! 😉

  3. Where is the phrase FLIGHT OF THE HIPPOGRIFF in the word search, A little word search puzzle to prepare for Harry Potter World?

    I can’t find an answer sheet, but will continue to look.

    My 5th grade class is working on this and NONE of us can find it.

    Thanks!

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