Since the invention of playing cards, there have been a variety of card tricks practiced by kids and adults alike. For instance, ‘Pick a Card’ is one of the simplest tricks in the history of card tricks. Today, skilled magicians perform card tricks that astound members of an audience. In addition, street magicians perform card tricks that can sometimes fool people out of a few dollars. Learning card tricks is a popular pastime because anyone can do it. Kids can start by learning a gathering of easy card tricks, then move on to more complicated ones. Not surprisingly, many kids find it entertaining to fool their friends and family with various magic card tricks. Some kids have so much fun with card tricks that they come up with a few of their own. The following offers a collection of card tricks and how to perform them.
Find a trick that teaches a young magician how to find the playing card chosen by a friend and placed back in the deck.
Learn a trick that involves splitting a card deck into two parts and asking a volunteer to select one card. At the end of the trick, the young magician shows the volunteer his or her card!
Discover how a magician identifies a card that a volunteer chooses from a deck.
Check out the directions for a card trick that starts out with the magician arranging playing cards into red and black pairs.
View the instructions of a simple card trick that gives a magician some practice with his or her basic math skills!
Study the steps of a card trick that allows a magician to magically bring two cards together in a deck.
Read the ten steps of a card trick that will have a friend wondering how the magician knew his or her card.
Look at a card trick that teaches a young magician the steps of finding a Queen card chosen by a volunteer.
Look at the instructions for a card trick that uses math magic to determine the value of a particular card.
Follow the instructions in order to make playing cards ‘vanish’ and astound observers!
Learn how to accomplish a trick that allows a young magician to figure out the card chosen by a volunteer.
Find out how to set up this card trick that teaches a young magician how to find the card selected by an audience member.
Check out the instructions on how to perform this card trick that magically moves kings around in the deck.
Discover the steps of how to find the card (out of the entire deck) chosen by a volunteer.
The 21 Card Trick (PDF)
View the instructions behind a trick that helps a magician to find one particular card among several piles.
Look at the steps of a trick that involves a ‘magic counting pile.’
Find out how to make a card disappear with the help of a toothpick and a handkerchief.
Using playing cards try a magic trick that puts a kid’s math skills to work.
Try this card trick that uses math skills to guess the identity of a card.
Learn the steps of card trick that teaches a beginning magician to guess the identity of a card chosen by a friend.
Predicting a Card Trick (PDF)
Check out the directions for a card trick that allows a magician to predict the name of a playing card.
Young magicians learn how to find the playing card selected by a volunteer.
Look at the instructions to this cute online card trick and try fooling the magician!
A young magician uses his or her counting skills to accomplish this amazing card trick.
With a prearranged deck, a young magician can create the illusion of counting cards for an audience.
Read the steps of learning how to pull a playing card out from behind someone’s ear!
Learn how to identify a card chosen from the deck by a volunteer.
Follow the easy steps of this card trick that allows a young magician to make a card ‘flip out’ of the deck.
Find the steps of learning how to make a particular playing card ‘fly’ out of the deck.
Double Cross Card Trick
A magician can learn how to keep playing cards in a certain order at all times.
Find a video explanation of this card trick.
Pick a Pair Card Trick (PDF)
A magician asks a volunteer to pick a card and magically figures out the identity of the card.
Follow the directions of this card trick that involves math skills.
A magician arranges cards in a row and identifies a particular card.
Learn how to astound observers by tearing a deck of cards in two.
Look at the experimental card trick to see if you can figure it out before reading the explanation.
A simple card trick that lets a young magician figure out the key card of a volunteer.
Find out the steps of reversing a card in a deck.
Follow the directions to this silly card trick to see if magic is involved!
A young magician will learn how to determine the identity of card with the help of some secret card pile arrangements.