Performer displays three large cards with colors that are on a stop light. Children are asked to call out these colors and what they mean.
Performer removes the red card and asks kids to yell out what that color means. “Stop” they shout. “Correct, says the magi.”
Performer picks up a newspaper and places red card inside the paper.
Card is clearly placed inside newspaper.
Performer says, “Look — the red stop sign has vanished and in its place is the green sign. The kids are not at all convinced and demand that you turn the card over.
Performer comments: “No, the card has actually vanished — as you picks up the newspaper and clearly nothing falls out. (Kids are still not impressed thinking that something fishy is going on with the newspaper.
Performer obliges — and opens the newspaper. The children see a card that reads “Wrong”. However, they are still not convinced. “Turn around, they scream”.
Performer says, “I understand. You want me to turn the card upside down. And you so do so.
KIds scream, “No turn around the other way.” And you say, “OK, you want me to turn around.” That’s fair. I’ll do that right now. (And performer turns around)
Kids lose no time in explaining what they REALLY meant — and you say, “OH — YOU WANT ME TO TURN THE CARD OVER”. Performer hesitates for a moment, and then does so. The kids now see the wording “Wrong Again”.
Children scream. The “Card is in the newspaper”.
Performer immediately opens up the newspaper and removes the “YELLOW” sign. He then says, “And what does YELLOW mean. And the kids say “BE CAREFUL”. And performer comments, that’s right, YELLOW MEANS “BE CAREFUL”. Slow down. And you finally say, see “The RED card has vanished. The children are still not convinced and demand to see what is inside the newspaper. You then pick up newspaper and immediately tear it up. You end the routine by having the children give themselves a “BIG HAND” for knowing all the colors and their meaning on a traffic light.