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Topic: Educational shows for schools
Message: Posted by: Ilan (May 6, 2009 05:43AM)
Good day members.

I have been asked to create shows for a magician to perform at schools. The ages of kids will be around 8 to 12 years old.
The shows I would like to create will be themed as in:
Safety in the home.
Road safety
Fire safety
And also for the older ones:
Say no the drugs
Peer pressure

Can anyone please suggests good ideas they have seen and/or where should I be looking for advice.

Many thanks

Ilan
Message: Posted by: Red Shadow (May 6, 2009 05:59AM)
My book 'The children's entertainers guidebook' has a chapter devoted to the shows: healthy eating, reading, recycling & safety.
The chapter is more of an overview - as in what tricks you already own, that can be adapted to tell an educational message.
It gives you my patter and routine. (The book is available from my website and on Lybrary.com)

I have another book coming out, on astronomy magic. Its currently running at 100 pages and is in the final stages of completion. This book covers every possible area of putting on a space / astronomy / science based magic show. It contains the show, tricks that you can adapt or build. Balloon sculptures, jokes, decoration resources etc.
It a very different educational show and should appeal to all schools (Primary & secondary) as it follows the curriculum, more than just a message show. Because astronomy is part of the national curriculum, it will offer the school a different reason to hire you, and so you get more work.

Steve
Message: Posted by: John C (May 6, 2009 09:37AM)
Check out my Magic Secrets Reading program (see my sig)

J
Message: Posted by: Ilan (May 6, 2009 12:22PM)
Thanks for feedback, I will be looking into them shortly.

Thanks so much for advice

Ilan
Message: Posted by: disneywld (May 9, 2009 09:26AM)
I hate putting in plugs, but check out my website: http://www.safetymagicshows.com

I've performed over 14,000 of these type shows. There are books for sale on the website.

Chris
Message: Posted by: Donald Dunphy (May 9, 2009 10:52AM)
If you do some searching on The Magic Café, you should find some basic information on these topics for school shows. Maybe even the occassional routine.

You can also research the topics with basic internet searches, or reading books at the library, or buying magician-specific products.

The more knowledgeable you are about a topic, the better your show and messages will be. You don't have to tell them everything you know, but you will have more raw material to draw from.

- Donald (not promoting my product :) )