The Hobbit

(1 customer review)


About the story

Bilbo Baggins is a sedate, boring little hobbit who enjoys a comfortable stay-at-home life in the Shire. But when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive, life becomes a tremendous adventure. Against his will (at first) he accompanies them on a journey to raid a dragon’s treasure hoard inside Lonely Mountain. As they travel, Bilbo runs into frightening creatures and finds a magic ring that saves his life. With every challenge he grows, and soon he’s saving the lives of the dwarves, and finding out just what he’s made of:  courage, intelligence, and loyalty.  The Hobbit is an exciting, beautiful adventure through Middle Earth, to grasp the real treasure of potential.

About the LitWits Kit

Experience The Hobbit with your students in fun, meaningful ways! Your kids can forge their own Stings, use story textures to trace Bilbo’s journey across the narrative arc, dine with Beorn, write using Tolkien’s characterization techniques, decode ancient runes, guess what’s in Gollum’s pocketses for meaningful insights, solve riddles, find out why Gandalf “abandoned” Bilbo, and so much more!

LitWits Kits are web pages that include a printable PDF version. This lesson planning resource is ideal for ages 8-12, but it’s highly adaptable. Scroll down to get more details and a free idea with template.


Product Description

Have straight-from-the-story fun with The LitWits Kit for THE HOBBIT by JRR Tolkien

The LitWits Kit for The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Everything in this “experience kit” comes from our unique sensory workshop on The Hobbit. It’s packed with hands-on ways to get into the characters’ shoes. When kids see, feel, hear, taste, smell, and DO what the characters did, they understand more. Better yet, they want to read more.

LitWits Kits are web pages packed with downloadables—templates, activity aids, academic handouts, and more. (Here’s a sample, for a different book.) Because our kits live online, we can link you to useful info and audiovisuals. And you’ll always have the very latest updates! A PDF version is included for easy printing.

The LitWits Kit for The Hobbit includes:

  • sensory prop suggestions, with photos
  • creative project and activity ideas, with photos
  • printable templates, excerpts, and activity prompts
  • takeaway topics, to fuel meaningful conversations
  • printable handouts for creative writing, the narrative arc, setting, and more
  • research and audiovisual links, for one-stop prep and homework help
  • great quotes from the book, where copyright allows

Want a glimpse of our sensory style? Scroll down to get a free idea and template!

This kit is adaptable to a wide range of ages. (See the Ways to Use tab for classroom and homeschool uses.) We find 8-12-year-olds consistently “ready to LitWit,” but you know best what your kids are ready for, interested in, and capable of.

Common Core Alignment
The LitWits experience of this book is jam-packed with carefully integrated lessons — but they’re embedded in FUN, so kids don’t feel “taught.”  At a bare minimum, the use of this kit helps meet these Common Core goals:

THIRD GRADE Common Core Alignment
FOURTH GRADE Common Core Alignment
FIFTH GRADE Common Core Alignment
SIXTH GRADE Common Core Alignment

Please note that LitWits® is a registered trademark of LitWits Workshops, LLC.  All LitWits Kits are copyrighted and may be used for non-commercial educational purposes only.

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We’ll send you our Setting Notes template, with a page of teacher tips. It’s a fun, sensory way to explore a story’s setting!

Here are a few options for classroom teachers and homeschoolers. Decide what works best for your classroom or family!

Pull projects, activities, and handouts as needed to stimulate interest, reinforce a concept, or take a break from reading.

Use a suggested prop to trigger a conversation. Ask your kids if they know what the item is, and why it’s significant in the story. You might discover a theme together!

Casually bring up a question from a handout at recess or over dinner, and let the discussion grow from there. Take advantage of tangential learning opportunities!

Do the projects and activities as the book is being read, or after as a reward.

Use one or more prop ideas to support specific learning goals, such as spelling or social studies.

Have your kids research a particular prop in more depth – learn its history and usage, and write a report.

Enjoy the arts and crafts projects as a family or in an after-care group.

Set up the book display in the classroom or living room, and invite your kids to contribute their own story-related items each day.


Please note that LitWits® is a registered trademark of LitWits Workshops, LLC.  All LitWits Kits are copyrighted and may be used for non-commercial educational purposes only.

1 review for The Hobbit

  1. Linda (verified owner)

    Is there a better place to explore than Middle Earth? And what better way to explore it than with a group of friends? After using the LitWits kit to dive deeper into our reading of The Hobbit, we invited a small group of friends to join us for a wonderful day in Middle Earth, solving riddles, identifying what Gollum had in his pocketses and dining at the table of Beorn, all inspired by this wonderful LitWits kit.

    Of all the LitWits kit adventures this year, this one was the best…so far!
    So gather your friends – Hobbit, Man, Elf, Dwarf, Wizard, Eagle, and maybe even the rare friendly Goblin, and enjoy a day in Middle Earth together with these fun LitWits kit activities, too.

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