When it comes to fun family entertainment, consider teaching your child old-fashioned magic tricks. This is a great way to kill time while waiting for an event to start or to stop those annoying questions of are we there yet? While driving in the car. Consider bringing clever magic tricks with you on vacation or camping trip so your children will have no complaints about being bored. You can find magic tricks at any specialty store or even your child’s favorite toy store. Many magic tricks do not require any additional materials, besides the old standby of a handkerchief or a bright, shiny penny.
One fantastic option for individuals wishing to teach their kids magic tricks is the Klutz series of books. These books teach kids, tweens, and teenagers all sorts of things, from different ways to braid hair to how to perform a variety of tricks using an old-fashioned wooden yoyo. In addition to in-depth instruction especially for the younger crowd, these books include several accessories that are necessary for performing the task. From their instruction book on magic tricks to their instruction book on card tricks, the Klutz series are perfect for any individual of any age looking to learn magic.
A quick trip to your favorite bookstore or local library will result in a plethora of books that will provide you with step-by-step instruction when it comes to teaching your child magic tricks. From classic tricks that are sure to elicit a chuckle to in-depth slights of hand, magic tricks, and illusions that will wow all audiences, you are sure to find out how to perform each task with in-depth step-by-step instructions that anyone will be able to flawlessly follow.
Consider bringing some necessary tools for teaching the specific magic tricks along on a long plane or train ride so your kids can do something more productive than mindlessly playing video games or argue. This is a great idea if you are traveling to a city with a renowned magic shop, museum of magic, or show that features world-class magicians. For instance, if you are traveling to Las Vegas to see the fantastic Lance Burton, teach your kids a few magic tricks along the way to make the show hit closer to home.
Magic tricks are great for school or club talent shows in which your child wishes to participate. Quite often, children are left at a loss when it comes to participating in talent shows and may feel left out if they cannot think of a talent that has not been chosen. Everyone sings or dances on stage at a talent show, but few children can don a magic hat and cape and perform astounding tricks of slight of hand or illusions. Learning magic can boost a child’s self-esteem, especially when he or she finally gets the gist of the trick and is able to flawlessly perform the trick in front of an audience. Who knows, your child may be the next great magician, and they will only have you to thank for showing them basic magic tricks!