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Magic Tricks for Kids - Ages Two Through Four

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Magic Tricks for Kids - Ages Two Through Four

The Magnetic Pencil

The youngest kids who are interested in magic will need easy tricks that are simple to understand and easy to learn and perform. And these kids will probably require assistance from an adult or older child to learn the technique. With this in mind, here are the best, easy magic tricks for kids ages two through four. Most of the tricks require materials found around the house and one is a low-cost prop that may be purchased from a magic or joke dealer.

The Rubber Pencil
In this magic trick, an ordinary pencil appears to bend as it’s held in the hand. This one is based on a simple optical illusion and can be quickly taught to young children. You can learn the magic trick here.

The Magnetic Pencil
This is an excellent easy trick to teach young kids that they may perform after the “rubber pencil.” In this magic trick, a pencil appears to stick to a child’s hand, almost as if his or hand is magnetic. Funny point here. I once had a kid that was able to perform this trick without using the second hand. You see, the kid had honey on his hand and the pencil stuck on its own. I guess this is another, if not sloppy, version of the trick that kids can perform. You can learn the magic trick here.

The Vanishing Bead
I think that most young kids can perform this trick, however, a parent will need to make the necessary modifications to the paper cup. Also, an adult will need to determine whether a young kid can handle a tiny prop such as a bead, and more important, not place it in his or her mouth. You can learn the magic trick here.

The Coin Slide
This is an expensive magic prop that is a staple in many kids magic sets. Here, through the use of the prop, a coin vanishes and reappears. Here, an adult will need to determine whether a young kid can handle a small coin, and more important, not place it in his or her mouth. You can learn the magic trick here.

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