These are the magic shows that teach.
I hear all the time from principals: "We're skeptical because we had a magic assembly before, and it wasn't very educational."
My assemblies are built education-first. I start with a show’s theme, determine what lessons the show should teach, and only then do I think about magic. Tricks are chosen for their ability to demonstrate or explain key points in the show - for example, in The MyPlate Magic Show, students watch a beaker of chemicals, a container of water and a bag of sugar magically turn into a bottle of VitaminWater.
So here's what you get when you book one of my assemblies:
1. On-point educational messaging set to the show's theme and delivered in an age-appropriate manner (the shows are presented differently to first graders than to seventh graders).
2. Sharp magic, school-appropriate comedy and loads of audience interaction. These three elements comprise the spoonful of sugar that helps the educational "medicine" go down.
3. A full-time professional children's magician (hey, that's me!) who can control an auditorium or gymnasium full of students.
4. A polished, professional show complete with huge props, theatrical backdrop and curtains, and Fender sound system.
Get ready. I'm going to do a great assembly for your school that will thrill the principal, the teachers, the parents and the students. And for that, you'll believe Magic in the Classroom really might be magic.
Contact me right now, so we can make sure you get your date before it's booked.
Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and more
The BLAST Bullying Magic Show
CREATE BETTER STUDENT CITIZENS.
NEW FOR 2017! Students learn actionable steps to prevent and stop bullying in your school.
With curriculum culled from the SPLC's Teaching Tolerance; the ADL's World of Tolerance; the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Crime Prevention Center, this is one bullying program that gets messaging right.
Magic is used as a visual aid to identify bullying; demonstrate the five steps for bystanders to help a bullying victim; help victims stand up for themselves in a constructive way; develop empathy; and more.
The program is adjusted to be age-appropriate for any group. For younger grade levels, the emphasis is on building empathy. For older grades, the emphasis is on personal responsibility.
Help your students learn these essential skills in a way they'll enjoy and remember. Book this great assembly today.
45 MINUTES; FOR GRADES K-8
The Magic Library
Make reading exciting.
The Magic Library gives students the tools they need to use the library, and inspires them to use those tools to read for pleasure.
Students K-8 will laugh until their sides hurt, participate throughout the show's 45 minutes and witness feats of mind-bending magic. And by the end, they'll have learned the basics of the Dewey Decimal System, the world of genres, fiction vs. non-fiction, and the value of a library card.
Books also come to life: two students join me onstage to play Mr. Hoppy and Mrs. Silver, the protagonists of Esio Trot by Roald Dahl. Those volunteers, along with the rest of the audience, use Dahl's magic spell ("Esio trot, esio trot, teg reggib reggib...") to reenact the magic of the book, making a stuffed tortoise grow to 100 times its original size.
And with a little help from Harry Potter, one student is selected to float in the air.
45 minutes; for grades K-8
The MyPlate Magic Show
MAKE NUTRITION SIMPLE.
The MyPlate Magic Show empowers students to take control of their diets by teaching essential, age-appropriate nutritional concepts.
Everybody will participate, everybody will laugh, and everybody will wonder at amazing feats of magic. And during this 45-minute assembly, K-8 students will learn how to identify which foods are likely to be high in sugar, how to use the MyPlate food groups, how to read nutrition labels, how to make positive snacking decisions, and why breakfast is so important.
Because The MyPlate Magic Show was developed in partnership with the USDA, and co-written with a dietitian, the educational content is right on target. Students learn the material so well that by the end of the show, they're teaching the material back to me.
Nutrition can be a dry subject, but it doesn't have to be. With such an important topic, you'll be glad you commissioned The MyPlate Magic Show to make it fun.
45 MINUTES; FOR GRADES K-8
The History of Magic
make the arts come alive.
NEW FOR 2016-17! Students take a walk through history through the lens of magic, learning about the development of a millennia-old art form.
Even your most jaded middle school and junior high students will be on the edges of their seats as they interact with the trick that quelled a 19th century insurrection against the French empire. They'll be rapt watching the Cups and Balls, a trick so old it's depicted in hieroglyphics on an ancient Egyptian tomb. They'll almost believe the impossible as they learn about a feud involving Harry Houdini, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, phony spiritualists and Victorian England.
Your students will discover with a newfound appreciation for the arts, and be curious to learn more about the historical periods and personalities brought to life during the performance.
It's a whole different kind of cultural arts enrichment - and, you'll agree, a whole better kind.
45 MINUTES; FOR GRADES 5-8
Family Magic Shows
My hysterical family magic shows are Chicago's best - that's why I'm ranked #1 on Yelp. Students and parents alike have a great time, be it family reading night, a school fundraiser, or whatever other event would benefit from fantastic entertainment.
Choose my all-purpose show, The Better-Than-TV Magic Show; my Halloween show, "The Silly Spooky Magic Show," which has a light trick-or-treat safety theme; or my non-denominational "The Winter Show," a celebration of snow, presents and the spirit of giving.
These shows are available during the school day or after. Pair one of my family magic shows with assemblies and two great things happen: first, attendance at the after-school event spikes as students drag their parents to see the funny magician from school today; and two, you'll get a great discount.
45 minutes; for all ages
Hi! I'm magician Scott Green. All Magic in the Classroom assemblies are conceived, written, directed, produced and performed by me. I love seeing a gymnasium full of students have a howling good time while I teach them essential skills.
A leader in my industry, I've created numerous original effects and lecture other magicians on how to improve their own acts. I'm also a national award-winning comedy writer.
My educational background was in a different field entirely - I graduated law school and passed the bar, but decided my passion was in bringing educational entertainment to children and became a full-time professional performer.
Millions have seen me perform magic - at schools, libraries and private events; plus regularly on Chicago television, and occasionally on national TV.
I live in Chicago's Lincoln Square neighborhood with my wife and two young children. An avid game show fan, I've been a contestant on both "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" and "The Price Is Right."