Class Schedule Lesson Plan

(for a 90 Minute Class to a 3 Hour Camp)

Students learn 2 tricks per day and 1-2 life skills, depending on the customized course option.

*45-60 Minute classes cover only 1 trick & trait


Showtime:

Opening, Introductions, Class Rules, Attendance


Warm up Game:

Breaks the ice, get to know one another and start having fun as a team.

(For example:  during the confident lesson we have each child say their name and make a superhero pose which we all copy and build confidence through good body language & posture.)


Trick Time:

♦ Perform Trick and allow the students to experience the feelings of magic.

♦ Let students ponder how it’s done; sometimes the students guess correctly.

♦ Explain the trick then and perform it again so they can see it from a magician’s point of view.

♦ Hand out the tricks & Teach the steps, emphasizing the importance that they practice, practice, practice.


Personal Practice:

Individual learning going through the steps and what to say.


Power Practice:

Kids practice performing with one another in a rotation pattern.


VIP Video:

Short video by Famous Magician that teaches them one of the 8 traits of a true magician.


Review Video:

What was learned?


2nd Trick

Repeat Trick, Power Practice & Personal Practice


Spotlight:

If time allows, a few kids perform for the whole class.


Review:

If time allows, a few kids perform for the whole class.


Gametime:

Play special magic games related to the curriculum or play ordinary games with a magic spin.  Have fun while build confidence, teamwork and learning new skills.

(For example: magic 4 corners teaches them the pips {♣} of the cards, which they will need to know when we perform card magic.)


Homework:

♠ Remind the students to use the traits of a magician when performing and in their day to day life.

♠ Suggest they practice, practice, practice to assure that they mastered the steps and  performance before showing their trick to someone.

♠ Challenge them to perform for a family member or friend.


In a 3 hour camp, between the tricks:

♦  We break up the day with game time & an extra spotlight time as several students perform their version of the trick for the group.

♦  It also allows those students who need snack time to enjoy snack without missing anything.