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Dapperdan
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I've just gone through a couple posts that talk about performing magic for wide age groups... and a number of people stated that "they don't do kiddie tricks" for the little kids (let's call then 4-6 year olds). I assume by "kiddie tricks" they're talking hippity hop rabbits, magic coloring book, etc. But, what ARE some good "non kiddie tricks" for such young kids? I'm sure one suggestion will be Miser's Dream (which I do), but what else? I think I'm just thinking creatively enough!
Tada!...

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My Partner Tom came up with a rope routine that plays for young and old. Without giving away everything it incorporates toss a knot (the skilled version) and audience involvement in handing out "knots" and having them toss them back onto the rope.

Think visual Magic. Color changes, solid through solid, T&R, disappearances, appearances, etc... These play well for mixed groups of all sorts.

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I do a mixture of sponge balls magic which are very visual with the finale using large or multiple sponge balls. The goshman sponge rabbit and bunnies with different sizes works very well too.
For me, I realize that if my props are something that they can identify with and they can touch and feel it, I get an awesome response.
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And hopping spots / what's next routine is great with 4-6 years old as well. They have started to learn to count and they can identify with numbers.
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I did, very successfully, what you are asking about, for 50 years on the road.

I sometimes had as many as 1250 primary age youngsters in my audience. --And, those schools booked me AGAIN.

You probably would benefit from reading my book!

PS: I CLOSE with my Misers Dream. (I can't follow it.)
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Props are important. But presentation is far above props. It depends on how you entertain with the tricks. I perform Misers Dream for daycare centers. I perform the same trick for adults with a different presentation and character.

Dapperdan, have we met before in Metro Detroit?
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On Aug 11, 2018, Dick Oslund wrote:
I did, very successfully, what you are asking about, for 50 years on the road.

I sometimes had as many as 1250 primary age youngsters in my audience. --And, those schools booked me AGAIN.

You probably would benefit from reading my book!

PS: I CLOSE with my Misers Dream. (I can't follow it.)


For god's sake, Dick... I KNOW that you've successfully done this for 50 years... and I KNOW that there's no topping your Miser's Dream. I KNOW it's not about the prop, it's about the presentation!... I am asking for people's thoughts and input as to what some good prop-less magic for small children might be!

For the record, I ALSO do Miser's Dream (with great success). I'm asking more because I've done a rope routine (with mixed success) and was looking for other people's experiences.
Tada!...

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Dapperdan
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On Aug 11, 2018, Dynamike wrote:
Props are important. But presentation is far above props. It depends on how you entertain with the tricks. I perform Misers Dream for daycare centers. I perform the same trick for adults with a different presentation and character.

Dapperdan, have we met before in Metro Detroit?

Hey Mike... we've both been around the Detroit area for ever!... but I've only recently "resurrected" Dapper Dan. I don't think we've had the chance to meet, but I look forward to doing so. There's 6-10 of us that get together every couple of weeks in Southfield... it would be great if you could join us one of these times!
Tada!...

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"Adult Tricks" for kids: Tissue paper tear to hat, torn and restored newspaper, comedy chain escape, bank night, 20th century silks, card in balloon, cards across, ring to lockbox, comedy bra trick (just kidding, skip that last one).
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Do the last one and just call it a double-barrel slingshot.
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