Magic Enrichment Program
Enrichment Programs Teaching Magic!
The Magic Enrichment Program, developed by Mikayla Oz and implemented at The Magician School, encourages students to expand their Social and Emotional Learning Skills and Critical Thinking Skills through the power of magic. Through interactive learning techniques, students are taught simple skills like in our A+ Card Tricks program we teach how to shuffle a deck of cards and advanced techniques such as back palming a card. Students learn that no matter how basic or complex the trick may be, anyone can become a magician with enough practice. The program promotes dexterity and coordination, confidence building, mastery of communication skills in both private and public settings, social awareness and critical thinking components from Common Core Education Standards in addition to teaching students life lessons through magical illusions.
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.
Grades K-2 & 3-5
Students will learn the basics to magic. All the magic in this program is with everyday objects, to show students they don't need any fancy props to start performing magic. All tricks have been real world tested in classrooms around the country, to make sure students have great success!
Curriculum Includes 21 Pre Packaged Magic Kits, Videos and Instructor Lesson Plans.
No prior magic experience required