The world is a magical place for a child. There is always something new and exciting to learn. Many children and adults are amazed and fascinated by magic tricks. There is something exciting about being able to do the impossible. Did you know that kids can learn how to do magic tricks? You may think that is hard to believe when you see some of the exciting things magicians can do. Kids too can learn to become magicians. With enough practice they will be able to impress anyone they meet. The key is to start small with some easy magic tricks for kids. Once they have mastered these simple magic tricks you can try some more advanced ones. You may even end up learning a few easy magic tricks to impress your adult friends. Most people love a good magic show!
1. Magic Card Trick Introduction
Here is a simple card trick that you can easily learn. You can use any deck of cards and it doesn’t require any prep work beforehand. In this card trick you give the spectator three cards to choose from. They pick one of the cards from the three cards. You then put all three cards back into the card pile one at a time and shuffle the deck. Then pull out and reveal the card that was chosen by the spectator.
- Deck of cards
How it’s done:
You can start by having a spectator look at the deck so they can see it is an ordinary deck of cards. Next have them shuffle the deck for you. When they hand the deck back to you, hold it upright so that the card fronts are facing your audience.
Pull up the second, third, and fourth cards from the back of the deck to display them. Do not pull the cards all the way out, just high enough for people to see the cards. Keep one card on the top of the deck hidden behind the other three cards. Your audience doesn’t know that card is there. It’s a secret!
Now ask one of your spectators to select one of the cards by pointing at the first, second, or third fanned card. Then ask them to remember which one they chose, one, two, or three. Once they select a card, gather the cards together at the top of the deck. Remember to keep the secret card on top of the other tree.
Based on the card that the spectator selected, you will select that many cards from the top of the deck and place them somewhere in the middle of the deck. It is important to do this step with the cards facing down so that everyone can only see the back of the deck. Do this one card at a time saying the number of the card you are placing in the middle of the deck. Do not show the cards to your audience. They don’t know that their card will actually be left on top.
Now you can say a magic word or tap the top of the deck and tell them that their card has magically risen to the top. Flip the card over and hold it up for them to see! There are all kinds of other really cool card tricks your kids can learn if they enjoy them.