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Best Kids Magician

What makes Jersey Jim the best kids magician?  Simple:  entertainment value.

Jersey Jim is an accomplished magician, but the secret to his success, and the reason schools and families keep having Jim back year after year and the reason kids tell their parents they want Jersey Jim to come back over and over is because he is  also a great entertainer!

“I’ve never seen kids laugh so hard with their full hearts!” one preschool owner said.

Laughing Birthday Sisters at Jersey Jim's Magic Show

Laughing Birthday Sisters at Jersey Jim’s Magic Show

Many adults are shocked by how Jersey Jim can keep young children entertained and fully engaged for hours.  “The kids don’t want Jim to stop!”  How does Jersey Jim do it?  How does he keep children entertained non stop for hours on end?  It’s simple:  he keeps the children involved in his magic shows.  That’s the magic word:  involved.

Kids just don’t want to just sit there and watch magic, Jim says.  Children want to be involved.  So, the same way that Jerry Seinfeld plans his stand up shows so that every 5 to 7 seconds he’s getting a laugh, Jersey Jim likewise plans his routines so that every 5 or 7 seconds his  audience of children are involved.

Jim does this by using some simple but extremely effective techniques.  One is called “Look Don’t See,” where the children see something but Jim doesn’t.  Another way is the magic doesn’t work until the children say the magic word, another example is Jim will simple call something the wrong color and the children have to correct  him. “As simple as that sounds, the kids love it,” Jim contents.

100 laughing children at Jersey Jim's library show

100 laughing children at Jersey Jim’s library show

They love it because it makes them feel superior to an adult.  Think about it from a child’s point of view.  Children live in a world where the adults have all the power over them.  But if you can give a child a sense of power over an adult, it’s a very powerful and joyful experience for them, and, sometimes, it’s the first time they’ve ever felt that way,

Another bit Jim does is an example of “look don’t see:” Jersey Jim sometimes wears a wizard hat and every time he takes off the hat to take a bow, the kids see that he’s wearing a toilet plunger on his head. ” “They’re pointing and laughing and I’m telling them to stop laughing at me because I’m a serious magician,” Jersey Jim explains.  And, by the way, while Jim is employing that gag, he is cutting and restoring a rope three times, which is very powerful sleight of hand, but he’s making it all about the kids having a great time.  That is what is why so many people call Jersey Jim the best kids magician they have ever seen.

(Above video posted by parent who claimed, Jersey Jim the Best Kids Magician they had ever seen)

Every one of Jim’s magic tricks is part of a full routine–like a game–that the children are involved with.  And, unlike most other magicians, Jersey Jim creates his own original magic routines that you will see from no other magician.

But the kids aren’t the only ones laughing and have a great time at Jersey Jim’s children magic shows.  The adults are laughing and entertained just as much as the kids.  The parents and adults love seeing the children having fun and being in these adorable situations, but Jim also includes lots of humor for the adults that go right over the children’s heads but leave the adults laughing their butts off.

You see that in testimonial after testimonial where adults say we had as much fun as the kids did.  So, it turns out, Jersey Jim isn’t just the Best Kids Magician they’ve seen, he is also the most entertaining magician period.

Birthday Magician Amazed by How Much Parents Love Their Children

As a professional children’s entertainer, I get to see how much parents love their children as demonstrated by the wonderful birthday parties they put on for their little ones.  It is a heartwarming experience to see the happy faces of the children as they enjoy their birthday parties with friends and family.  The children bask in the joy of the knowledge that they are so special to their parents.

While hosting a birthday party is such a big job and a wonderful gift that parents give their children, there are some parents who go above and beyond.  These parents aren’t only the wealthiest ones who might hire big halls or multiple entertainers.  Many of these parents are the ones who do most of the heavy lifting themselves in order to make their child’s dream party a reality.

Recently, I performed a birthday magic show at for a little boy whose parents had created a Harry Potter-themed birthday party for him by recreated a room from Hogwarts!

Homemade Harry Potter Birthday Party

Homemade Harry Potter Birthday Party

The mother made floating candles by gluing battery powered tea candles to the tops of toilet roll tubes which were painted white and hung from the ceiling using fishing line.  She even created the illusion of melting wax on the sides of the candles by using a hot glue gun.  The father went to the extreme of using dry ice to make the cauldrons boil and bubble.  What a lucky little boy!

Dry Ice Brings The Cauldrons to Life

Dry Ice Brings The Cauldrons to Life

I was so impressed by all the love and attention and hours these loving parents put into creating this charming fantasy for their son.  He was a sweet little boy and he deserved it.

At another recent party, I was struck by an uncle who went above and beyond!  This uncle was a printer by trade, and he took it upon himself to create this incredible, giant, birthday archway that led into the backyard where his nephew’s party was being held.

Archway to Alex's Birthday Party

Archway to Alex’s Birthday Party

I had never seen anything like that before.  It just goes to show how much parents love their children, and, as long as that purest of love exists in the world, we can have hope for the future.

Jersey Jim is a nationally-known children’s magician and he has compiled 25 do-it-yourself ways to make your child’s birthday party the most special ever!



You already have all the love in the world for your child.  All you need are Jim’s creative ways to show it more clearly than ever before.  Click the above picture to learn how.

Jim is sharing his professional secrets with parents to become your child’s hero.  It’s not the birthday gifts your child will remember for the rest of their lives.  It’s the love.

Jersey Jim is also a loving father; he understands the love we all feel for our children.

The Magician's Own Son

The Magician’s Own Son

Kids Love Rocky The Magical Rabbit!

Kids and adults alike love spending time with Rocky the rabbit, who appears in Jersey Jim’s comedy birthday shows.  He is the softest rabbit you will ever pet and cuddle.  One birthday girl said, “He’s softer than a cloud!”

Rocky the Rabbit Jersey Jim's magic show

Birthday Boy Loves Rocky the Rabbit

Rocky’s breed was actually bred for making coats (sadly) but that is why he is as soft as a mink coat.  Everyone is amazed by how soft he feels when they first pet him.

Jersey Jim and Rocky the Rabbit

Jim and Rocky the Rabbit

Rocky can even talk!  He first appears in the show as a puppet, who acts like a naughty little boy, which the kids really love!  He hits Jersey Jim with balloons and pulls silks out of Jim’s vest pockets and he never listens.  Then Rocky returns later in the show and admits that his wish has never come true, which was to become a real live Rabbit.

Jersey Jim holds a microphone to Rocky’s mouth and everyone melts to hear his sweet little voice for the first time.  He sounds precious, just like Thumper in Disney’s Bambi movie.

Rocky asks Jersey Jim if he can turn him into a real rabbit but Jim says they will need the birthday child to do the magic.  The birthday child waves his magic wand (a gift that every birthday child gets in the Jersey Jim magic shows) and everyone gasps as they see Rocky the puppet rabbit visibly turn into a real live bunny!

Everyone screams with delight and the kids can’t wait to pet Rocky.  And Rocky loves to be petted.  He knows he is a big star.

That is just one of the amazing moments in Jersey Jim’s award winning birthday magic shows.

100 laughing children at Jersey Jim's library show

What Makes a Great Children’s Magic Show? Chapter 1

Essay Number One: “How Do I Pick My Children’s Magician?”

Or, “Avoiding a false economy.”

I will be posting a series of articles that address the question: what makes a great children’s magic show? These essays will draw on my personal experience from having supported myself and my family as a full-time, professional magician for many years in the competitive market of Southern California, the entertainment capital of the world.
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