Hooked on Learning – Jack Spangler’s Magic Trick

Jack is 8 years old and likes to perform (he must get that from his Mom). Three years ago, the owners of Frog Street Press invited Jack to accompany me to their amazing summer conference for teachers called SPLASH. I helped Jack perform his first magic trick in front of a large audience (about 1,200 teachers) and that’s all it took. The Frog Street Press people were kind enough to invite us back this July, and Jack was ready to hit center stage. Jack’s routine is an original twist on a classic magic trick you might have seen performed by another magician using pom-pom balls. The audience in this video consisted of almost 1,700 early childhood educators (primarily pre-K through 2nd grade). Here’s Jack…

9 replies
  1. I loved this!! Tell me how to do it!
    I loved this!! Tell me how to do it! says:

    Please let me know how to do Jack’s magic trick. I’d love to do it for my 6th graders.

  2. Mrs. J.
    Mrs. J. says:

    Jack, that was amazing! I bet my 4th graders would love to get hooked like that. Keep up the good work. 🙂

  3. Barbara
    Barbara says:

    Jack is adorable, and his magic trick is creative, thought-provoking, and kept my interest. I salute you in getting him on stage at a young age so that he won’t be afraid as he gets older.


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