Learn Magic Tricks - After School Program for Middle Schoolers
Middle School Magic with The Magician School
Trying to figure out what to do with your middle school after school program? It can be challenging finding something that keeps these students interested, is educational and engaging. The Magician School is on a serious pursuit to teach students life skills through magic tricks. Magic has a ton of Social and Emotional Learning Skills tied in with Common Core Learning Components. Mikayla Oz, founder of The Magician School, has been interested in magic since the age of 4. You can learn how magic changed her life here. The goal from the beginning has been to capture all the communication, dexterity and coordination, confidence, social skills, critical thinking and educational benefits that magic has to offer. Also how the program is structured is that we want to show you don't need big fancy boxes and magic tricks to be a magician. We take students on a journey of learning magic tricks with everyday objects.
Grades 6 - 9
Students learn the basics to a deck of cards and card based magic tricks. Students learn everything from holding, shuffling, spreading and fanning a deck of cards. To simple magic tricks involving these card techniques. All tricks have been real world tested in classrooms around the country, to make sure students have great success!
Curriculum Includes 21 Special The Magician School Decks of Cards, 21 Close Up Pads, Special "Extras" for Cards, Videos and Instructor Lesson Plans.
No prior magic experience required
Learning magic tricks can leave a big impact on your students in a variety of ways. Some benefits of learning magic include:
- Developing problem-solving skills: Magic tricks often involve understanding a problem and finding a solution, which can help students develop their problem-solving skills. For example, a student may need to figure out how to make an object disappear or how to predict a chosen card. This requires critical thinking and creativity, which can be useful skills in other areas of life as well.
- Improving fine motor skills: Many magic tricks involve manual dexterity, such as card tricks or coin tricks. This type of magic is known as sleight of hand. These types of tricks and moves can help students improve their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Often times these skills are only taught in schools in relation to sports, so by learning magic it is giving students another avenue to build upon this skill set.
- Building on social skills: Magic tricks can be a great ice breaker and a way to engage with others. Students who learn magic tricks can use them as a conversation starter and a way to connect with other children and adults. As students practice and perform magic, they learn how to read an audience and adjust their performance accordingly, which can be a valuable skill in social settings.
- Encouraging creativity and imagination: Magic tricks instill a sense of disbelief and can help create a sense of wonder and escapism. Students who learn magic tend to be more creative and imaginative because they look at the world through the lens of "what is impossible and how can I make it possible?" This out of the box thinking encourages students to create their own variations of magic tricks. But translate to the classroom in the form of problem solving and creativity.
- Building self-confidence: Performing magic tricks in front of others can be a challenging experience, but it can also be a great way for students to build self-confidence. As they learn new tricks and practice performing them, students will become more comfortable and confident in front of an audience. This can also help with public speaking and presentation skills.