Ever wondered which Hogwarts House you’d be in? The Harry Potter Animatronic Sorting Hat can tell you! With 5 phrases at his disposal, your fate is in his hands- will you be in Gryffindor house, Brave at heart; or Slytherin, cunning and shrewd? Place the hat on your head to find out!
What our testers said
“I love finding out which house I would be in if I really went to Hogwarts.” Girl aged 7
“Oh wow I’m in Gryffindor! This is good, I’m going to use it for Halloween.” Girl aged 10
What our experts think
The recognisable sorting hat from the Harry Potter books and films provides a springboard for imaginative play and also is great for encouraging turn-taking. All of our testers were very excited to hear what house they would be in and some of the children even put the hat on their dolls to find out their Hogwarts house! The younger children did need a little more help than the older ones to hold the hat on their head and press the button as it was quite heavy. The hat was fantastic for role play, as the children brought it to life by adding their Harry Potter dressing up clothes and role-playing the famous scene from the film. The moving mouth on the hat was a hit with our testers and this was what was really engaging as it was exactly like in the films.
– Promotes imaginative play
– Great for turn taking
– Develops storytelling