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karipk
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Magic friends,
I am new in the field of magic for children...I have a nice program but it surely can be better.I would like to know about games that magician can play with the children during the show

Thank u very much in advance...
karipk
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Phred
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Check out Mark Leveridge's "Magic Party" video. Sort of a combination magic show and birthday party games theme.
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Check out the previous topics it's a question that's been asked more than once.
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Clive is right. This has been posted numerous time and you could get some great information by referring back to some of the previous posts in this forum area.
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I play "Chinese get Up," "Red Light Green Light," "Duck, Duck, Goose," "Simon Says." There are a few more I play also. I only play the games after the magic show if my client requested a special package.
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I would say that the best games to play with the kids at a birthday party would be relay games. Mr Jay is better known as Jaybo. Yes Mark L has a fine DVD that incorporates games and magic. You might also look at Jimmy Carlo JIMBO GAMES-ABILITY. Now depending on how much time you want to use for your games. I usually mix my show up and blend it with my puppets, magic, storytime, songs, games and dances age appropriate.
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On Jun 27, 2014, MrJay wrote:
I would say that the best games to play with the kids at a birthday party would be relay games. Mr Jay is better known as Jaybo. Yes Mark L has a fine DVD that incorporates games and magic. You might also look at Jimmy Carlo JIMBO GAMES-ABILITY. Now depending on how much time you want to use for your games. I usually mix my show up and blend it with my puppets, magic, storytime, songs, games and dances age appropriate.


Relay races are fine if you are outdoors or in a large Hall. However, most people do parties in private homes, where I doubt they would be possible. JR
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Game ideas that use time, make everybody happy, and have a low injury risk: HERE
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I don't know what "Chinese Get Up" is (although the name sounds like it might be a bit offensive to some). I Googled it and could only find a series of explanations of the physical "kip" move. Any help on that one?
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I have a lecture (with notes) called Entertaining Children with Nothing.... Almost. It features five 'game show' type games which can be used on stage or at smaller parties, which use almost no props. You just need, kids and a microphone. If anyone is interested in a set of these notes, please email me at garydunn@mac.com I also perform a full 45 minute show with just six kids and two chairs. It's called the Love Story and it features on disc two of my 'Keep them Laughing' DVD which can obtained from me too. If anyone is going to KAX in January, I may be showing a few bits there.
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I guess that if Gary can promote his DVD, I can do the same!!! I lectured on Games and Magic at The Kapital Kidvention in Washington DC, and I have a DVD and lecture notes available on this link: http://comicmagician.com/page_childrens_products.html

JR
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Try to avoid elimination games where possible, there's nothing worse than having lots of disappointed kids hanging about with nothing to do while the last two standing fight it out to the death over that last chair! I too would recommend Mark Leveridges video, he has some really good game ideas, although maybe a little dated for today's modern energetic kids
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I agree. There tends to be one child who is naturally timid or less assertive and is left out as they are typically the first one out of the games. Elimination games stress one winner over everyone having fun.
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'Profit at the Party' by David Hallett, published by Supreme and still available from Magic Books by Post.
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If Gary and JR can advertise their DVD and lecture notes then so can I. Details can be obtained from me and they are priced at $5,000 dollars each but then I am a greedy so and so LOL Smile. Seriously though, as most of us UK magicians know, games can add to your party packages and will enhance them and get you more bookings.

Basically, parents nowadays are seeking entertainers who will take care of the whole party and this can easily be done. A search on The Magic Café or the internet will give you loads of ideas that you can adapt to suit your own requirements. The real secret is to make your overall offering different to every other entertainer so that you will stand out and end up near to the top of the list when people are looking to hire an entertainer. Too many entertainers just "copy" each other and become clones thus ending up in the who's the cheapest category.
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