- Learn a magic trick. Practice your magic trick so you can perform it in front of an audience.
- Create an invitation to a magic show.
- With your den or with your family, put on a magic show for an audience.
- Create a secret code.
- With the other Scouts in your den or with your family, crack a code that you did not create.
- Spell your name using sign language, and spell your name in Braille.
- With the help of your adult partner, conduct a science demonstration that shows how magic works.
- Share what you learned from your science demonstration.
Milk jug candle extinguisher
Every kid wanted a turn at blowing out the candle with the bottle. Have a lighter handy.
Wine glass and disappearing coin trick
This one takes too much time to create during a meeting, but it is fun to show the kids.
Make knot pop off rope
This was my den’s favorite trick. You should prepare an example before the meeting. Make enough ropes for them to take home. Keep their parents near - all my Tigers needed help with setting up some part of this trick.
This could be a good final activity since everything will get wet. Before the meeting, prepare one to show to the kids first. Pretend you’re using all the brain power in the room to make the ketchup sink.
You must check the packets before the meeting. About half the packets I collected didn’t float.
I met a Mexican magician who said said he would disappear on the count of 3. Then he counted “uno, dos…” poof He disappeared without a tres!
Braille name spelling
American Sign Language
- Amazing Magic Tricks, library call number J 793.8 BEAK.
- It’s Not Magic, It’s Science! : 50 Science Tricks That Mystify, Dazzle and Astound! library call number J 793.8 BUTTI.