Children’s entertaining is one area of magic available to us all whether you are a parent performing to your child at a birthday party, or a professional magician hoping to expand your repertoire, childrens entertaining is a rewarding and enjoyable branch of magic.
Kid’s magic is very different from close-up magic or sleight of hand – it is nearer to stage magic, with visual illusions to keep your audience attentive.
When planning your children’s magic shows, it is essential to bear in mind that children have a relatively small attention span, so you need to keep them on their toes by using visual props (such as magic wands, colourful tricks etc.), funny jokes and a lot of audience participation. The magic illusions should be varied, exciting and most importantly, entertaining for the children.
The tricks you choose for the magic show are very important – you should pick tricks for children that are suitable for their age and sex. A patter about football wouldn’t go down too well at an all-girls birthday party!
Before you perform a show, watch a little childrens television and see how the presenters act. They...