The Craft of Magic

Alakazam! These days, when you say the word “magic,” the first thing that comes to mind tends to be the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Magic certainly abounds in the fantasy world, but did you know modern magic exists right here and has been evolving for over 300 years? In this Camp Kinda adventure, you’ll explore the fascinating history of magic while also learning simple card tricks and illusions that you can show off when you put on a show for your family!

what you’ll need

    • Your Camp Kinda toolkit

    • Pack of Playing Cards

    • Pipe Cleaner

    • Black Electrical Tape

    • White Masking or Electrical Tape

    • Plastic Cups

    • A Coin

    • Pretzel Sticks

    • Melting Chocolate

    • Sprinkles

    • A pack of balloons

    • Bottles or jars with lids

    • Food Coloring

    weekly family activity

    Check out the film “Upside Down Magic” together! The movie is a film adaption of a Scholastic book series, so if your child likes the film, it’s a great way to introduce them to the books. It is currently streaming on Disney+ but you can also rent it via Amazon Prime and YouTube. In the film, teenager Nory and several friends overcome personal struggles as they attend a high school for magical students. Nory’s unwillingness to view what makes her different from her peers as a problem and rather as a strength makes her a great role model! As always, check the Common Sense Media Review to learn more and be sure it's a good fit for your family.

    this week’s content builder:

    Ileana Ortiz

    Ileana currently serves as a Navigator for EdNavigator’s New Orleans team, focusing on supporting Latinx families and students. You may recognize them from previous Camp Kinda introductory videos!

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