Some lessons are purely magical – some are purely Tommy Cooper. But what about lessons using magic? Here are 24 websites to give you some ideas about how you could use magic in the classroom.
As usual in this, the fourth installment of our Seventh Heaven series, we’ve visited each and every one of these links and can report that at the time of this blog post being published ALL of the links worked and lead directly to the page as described.Just click on the titles to go to the sites!
If you know of any other sites we could add to this lists please leave a comment below.
Mary Lockwood teaches children how to do the floating ketchup magic trick. Go to Mary Lockwood’s website for more.
Magic tricks and illusions for children to learn and perform. Lots of information and advice for the budding magician.
From About.com comes a special section (including videos) for the youngest children who want to learn and perform easy magic tricks. These tricks are ultra easy and only require materials that are found around the house.
Magic Tricks for Kids is where you learn easy to do magic tricks from 2 professional magicians – a new trick is added each week.
“Our magic tricks are sure to impress the most skeptical audience.” Help your child learn these tricks and then put on a Magic Show!
Part of a bigger site encompassing all sorts of activities. Find magic for kids that will inspire any mini magician.
Magic Tricks for Kids – a collection of Videos with easy to follow step-by-step instructions for simple magic tricks. Learn the magic tricks and amaze your friends! NeoK12 collects videos on many topics and activities believing that children learn best when they see how things work!
Cool magic and tricks for kids. Amaze your friends and puzzle the grown-ups with Videojug’s selection of magical videos.
Magic Tricks for Kids – more videos to help children learn tricks that will impress their family and friends!
From http://www.freemagictricks4u.com Learn easy magic tricks for kids, how to simply and cleanly make a coin vanish.
Here’s a different viewpoint from the Guardian newspaper. For children with hemiplegia, a common form of cerebral palsy, learning to be a magician is remarkably effective therapy.
“Performing magic tricks for children can be fun, but often challenging.” This is a site more for children entertainers than children. Perhaps, you, as a teacher could learn a few tricks from here?
What an interesting project! Exchanging knowledge to make a box of ordinary magic tricks to foster resilience in disadvantaged children.
With these easy card tricks, your children can become like their favourite wizard or magician and create their very own magic! Videos accompany the instructions.
Simple tips and instructions for easy magic tricks for children. Teach your child to do 9 simple tricks. Again lots of advice in presentation and practice. Positive Parent Ally’s real name is Birgitte and she lives in Denmark.
The Daily Mail reports that researchers say children should be taught magic tricks in schools to boost their confidence and self-discipline. Prof Wiseman, a magician, led the research!
Oxford Brookes University and Breathe Arts Health Research worked in partnership with occupational therapists and magicians from the magic circle to create an innovative two-week magic camp for children with hemiplegia.
Here’s a few suggestions from the Kids Window for some magic tricks to amaze and amuse your family and friends.
Children taught magic tricks instead of normal PSHE lessons perform better socially, a psychologist says. Another view from Prof Wiseman!
Here’s an interesting evening job! Open Heart Magic (OHM) is a nonprofit organization that brings the joy of magic to sick kids in hospitals. Become a volunteer Hospital Magician!
Hocus Pocus Education has a research paper that says the art of magic has the ability to capture and hold the inquisitive minds of children and adults.
Medical student Eric Zwemer enchants five-year-old Elichannel with a series of magic tricks in her room at Children’s Hospital Boston.
Breathe Magic is a programme that adapts magic tricks and performance skills into therapy for children. The programme is run by Breathe Arts Health Research.
Studying how children and adults explain magic tricks can reveal developmental differences in cognition