A teaching colleague of mine brought this useful resource from The Guardian Teacher Network to my attention; you can download it at: http://teachers.theguardian.com/teacher-resources/11583/The-Hobbit-Schools-Pack-by-HarperCollins (registration required)

There’s a selection of activities including Moon Runes, a Unexpected Quiz, riddles and a wordsearch, along with some sample lesson plans and worksheets and would be suitable or adaptable for use with a First Year class.

If you use it, let me know what you think! And if you have any other suggestions, I’d be delighted to hear them…