Black Magic

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Set Up



Two “Magicians” lead this activity for the group. The objective is for the group to figure out how they do their magic. Both Magicians must know the trick behind the activity in order to make magic happen. Introduce the activity by name – Black Magic and explain that one Magician will guess a secret object in the room selected by the group. One Magician leaves the room. While that person is out of the room, the group selects an object in site and points it out to the Magician remaining in the room. When the person reenters the room, the Magician who remained asks him or her a series of questions – “Is the object the candle on the table?” Is the object the chair? Is the object the cat?” The Magician continues to ask questions, naming objects in the room. At some point, the Magician names an object black in color. The selected object is always the object directly following the named black object. If a participant thinks he or she knows the pattern, ask him of her or to give an example rather than stating the answer so that other participants can continue to play.