Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Magician Will Henry explains why he likes to use "penguin" as a magic word during performances for children:
Children always love to think they are creating magic through the use of a magic word. Now you shouldn't use just any old word. Most magicians use "Hocus pocus" or "abracadabra." I have found better success using just some random crazy word, like "Penguin" or "I love turtles." Most everyone is expecting a magic type of phrase, so when you blurt out a random word or phrase, it catches him or her off guard. Children love silly and it's always good for a laugh.

1 comment:

Tamara said...

I once attended a children's magic performance where the magician did this - use a word that resonates with children (e.g. 'balloon') as a magic word.

The kids just loved it, and it added a freshness to the act.