It's that time of year again. Time to dust off your backpack, load up your binder and soak up those last few days of summer freedom. We here at Magic Geek think that school is very important, but let's face it, some times it's kind of boring. That's why we've put together a list of the top 10 must-have tricks to make the back-to-school transition a little more interesting.
These tricks were chosen because they fit in the school setting and they are sure to get the attention of your fellow students. Just be careful, some teachers don't like to be upstaged.
This is the perfect card trick to perform on the playground. It's funny, takes up the same space as a pen, and it's one of those awesome gadgets that everyone wants to check out.
#9 Scorpion Moth
Be careful who you choose to perform this trick for. Some people like being attacked by a blood-sucking moth, some don't. (The ones who don't usually scream the loudest.)
#8 Self-Folding Dollar Bill
This is a great trick to always have in your pocket. It's creepy and unexpected.
#7 Neck Cracker
Oh, if only I had one of these when I was in school. This little gimmick will make everyone scream as you adjust you neck with a loud POP-POP-POP!
#6 Two Headed Nickel
Oftentimes schoolyard decisions have to be made by playing Rochambeau or flipping a coin. Make sure you always get what you want with a Two Headed Nickel.
#5 Card Cognition
You and a friend can take turns reading minds. And if you don't have a friend, Card Cognition is a great way to make one.
#4 Rattle Snake Eggs
I have to warn you, this gag got me into a lot of trouble in the second grade. That being said, I used it again in third grade, and then in fourth grade, and in fifth grade... you get the idea.
This is a great trick to do at lunch time because it involves food. What better way to digest than to have a colony of ants fly off a card and into your hands?
#2 Jumbo Appearing Pencil
This one is going to take a little nerve to pull off. It will definitely disrupt class, but there's something to be said for the kid who pulls a three-foot pencil out of their backpack.
#1 Permanent DVD Set with Gimmicks
It's easy to use. It's a prop that you can use in your school work. It's a no brainer. Why not rub the ink off of the side of your Sharpie marker before drawing a pie chart? Just don't use it for tagging stuff because that is naughty.
There you have it, my top ten for this year's back-to-school season. The top ten tricks from last year are still good, so you should check out that blog post too for more great magic.