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Does anyone think Chop Cup can be done for young children?
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Sure. Especially if they get involved themselves. You can hand a chop cup to a kid, hand him the ball, tell him to drop the ball in and "quick like a bunny" turn the cup upside down on the table. Then you lift the cup up and show him the ball disappeared, making it reappear from somewhere else (like from behind his ear.) Then you can make the ball disappear from your hand when he blows on it, and it is found back under the cup. Great kid stuff, once their heads stop wobbling and they begin to focus on the world.
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~Almost~ any prop can be used for children. It's not the prop, it's what you do with it. There are some props not appropriate for children and we all have our own definition of that, but I don't use guns, knives or fire (although I am thinking about incorporating a bit of flash paper) or ladies undergarments (Bewildering bra?).
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David Regal has a chop cup routine with mice that is great for kids. It's called "My Best Friend" and is in the book Close-up and Personal, as well as volume 1 of the DVD Premise, Power and Participation.

I changed the ending a little bit to make it less messy for me, but either way it's still great fun!
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Barry Mitchell has a version called the Eye-Can. The routine is a kind of self esteem builder for the kids.
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The reason for the post is, I have a routine for the little ones that have them in stitches--laughing, pointing and shouting. I'd say about 5 minutes of riot.
Most of the presentation is quite different from the usual.
A day care call to book if I will do the the trick with the brass cup and red balls.
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That was a strange way to post something.

You asked if Chop Cup can be performed for kids?
Several took time from their day to answer and help you along with that.

Then you come back with a- (ha ha, I know it can, because people call me up and ask for it by name, but guess what, I'm not gonna share with you my routine!)

Ego is a strange thing.
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Richard, could you elaborate more about your routine. it sounds interesting. how do you us it?
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You had to ask didn't you Smile Ok I would like to hear about it as well.

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On 2007-10-23 13:13, AshleyW wrote:
That was a strange way to post something.

You asked if Chop Cup can be performed for kids?
Several took time from their day to answer and help you along with that.

Then you come back with a- (ha ha, I know it can, because people call me up and ask for it by name, but guess what, I'm not gonna share with you my routine!)

Ego is a strange thing.

Sorry you look at it that way.
The question was just for conversation.
I would like to hear of your routine. It probably is much funnier and more entertaining than mine.
By the way---I have no ego.
Richard.
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Hahaha, Trick Ricky, are you causing trouble here?

Richard Lyn is a good friend and has been called the busiest magician in Canada. He and Lucy (his rabbit) are living legends when it comes to birthday party shows in the Toronto area.

So Ricky, are you going to share your Chop Cup routine????

(by the way, Pat says hi)

Rob
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Ricky, I would love to hear about your routine as well. I have been using a Chop cup "game" to open my some of my shows for preschoolers and daycares, and would love to hear how others look at performing this for the very youngest audience members. I mostly draw on Don Alan, but added my own touches to the end for a different final load.

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No, I took it the way it was given.

Now your saying the post was for discussion, but earlier YOU said, QUOTE: "The reason for the post is, I have a routine for the little ones that have them in stitches--laughing, pointing and shouting."

I think you owe an apology to people who answered your question, when you really weren't interested in the question at all. You appear interested in having people practically beg for your routine. I hope you do NOT post it. You'll have 50 Ricky wanabees doing a chop cup routine that may not fit their character.

And BTW every performer has an ego. It's keeping it in check that makes one a person as opposed to a self-loving idol.
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Ashley,

I have no desire to be a Tricky Ricky clone. I have my own stage personna, and will keep it. I am only interested in hearing what Ricky does. Isn't that one of the reasons for this forum ? Isn't that what hundreds of lecturers do on a nihgtly basis at magic clubs all across the globe ? I have a very succesful and profitable act already, and do not need to steal from other performers. You presume much to assume that the three (yes only three, not 50) people who asked about the routine would be out to steal it.

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Never meant you Mark. (don't presume yourself)
Most of those who will steal from here are trolls. Ones who do not speak.

I still have to laugh at the way this post was contrived. And the ones playing right into the ego game.

:)
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Not a problem, Ashley. I understand your points. I am sure Ricky's routine is a good one. He has a stellar reputation for what he does. I guess we all have egos, or we wouldn't be putting ourselves in front of large crowds on a daily basis.

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Ashley, you need to research you internet terminology. A troll is not a lurker but someone who makes contrary or upsetting remarks merely for the sake of causing an argument.
For example, I would be being a troll if I mentioned the words pot, kettle or black.

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...or yellow horse teeth.

(yes, lurker was the term, not troll.)

Thanks Georgie!
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On 2007-10-23 12:58, Richard Lyn wrote:
The reason for the post is, I have a routine for the little ones that have them in stitches--laughing, pointing and shouting. I'd say about 5 minutes of riot.
Most of the presentation is quite different from the usual.
A day care call to book if I will do the the trick with the brass cup and red balls.
Richard (Tricky Ricky)


Richard,

When is your book or video on entertaining children coming out? Let me know because I want to be first in line to buy it!

All the best,

Dan-
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