What are some of the simple magic tricks to entertain pre-school kids and how to

  1. rosika profile image73
    rosikaposted 7 years ago

    What are some of the simple magic tricks to entertain pre-school kids and how to to do them?

  2. Emmanuel Kariuki profile image87
    Emmanuel Kariukiposted 7 years ago

    1. Do this in advance. Get a ripe banana and a toothpick. Prick the Banana with the toothpick and slice it in half without damaging the peel. The hole left by the tooth pick should be invisible. Ofcourse the children don't know this part.

    Now you are ready to face the children. Hold the banana with the tips of your fingers (left and right hand) so that the middle of the banana is before your eyes. Tell the children that you can slice the banana by nodding your head (turn your face up then down in one swing while still holding the banana). They will not believe you. After uttering a magic word, peel the banana and Hey presto. It is already sliced. With practice you can slice twice or thrice for a long banana. Make sure you have several PREPARED bananas so that you can do an encore if the children demand. Have some unprepared bananas for the children to try and fail.

    2. Get two plastic cups. Cut the bottom away from one of them then insert it into the good plastic cup (the one still with a bottom).

    Now tell the children you want to do a trick but you don't remember very well how it is done. Put the cup(s) inside a hat where the children cannot see inside. Tell the children that you have changed your mind, then remove the cup (only the one without a bottom). They should not know that a cup has remained in the hat. Pretend that you want to pour want in the cup (which they can see on the table - which has not bottom). As you talk aimlessly, pour the water in the hat by mistake (of course the water will go in the cup in the hat). The children will really laugh at your absent mindedness. Show regret for pouring water in the hat instead of in the cup on the table. But since you are a magician, you can solve that problem. Utter some magic words, put the bottomless cup back in the hat (in the good cup which now has water). Utter more magic words. Remove the cup(s) and place on the table. Turn the hat upside down to show that it has no water because of your magic. Now HEY PRESTO - pour the water from the (twin) cup to much applause from the chidren.

    I hope you have fun with these two simple tricks. A little practice will turn you into a flawless magician and hopefully you can add a few more to your repertoire

  3. brianc2k profile image59
    brianc2kposted 7 years ago

    The possibilities are too long to list in a single response.  Sponge balls, very economical from a local magic shop, always work well.  You can do the same type of illusion with napkins.  You can also hold one napkin rolled into a ball in your palm while you show a second being torn up.  Roll the torn up piece into a ball in your palm and as you are doing this trade places with the other roll.  Open it up and it seems you have restored the torn napkin to its original shape.

    Newspaper can also be used to do simple magic.  The best source is the local library.  They have beginners books on magic that will give you plenty of ideas.  Just remember to do it in front of a mirror for a while so you are comfortable with the presentation.  Check the local library and you should find plenty of tricks to do for them.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)