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Mar 13 2024


6:00 pm




In Person

Beginners Magic Tricks for ECEs

Enhances your drama, storytelling, and circle time activities. No experience required. A participatory workshop with step-by-step instruction of foundational magic techniques and direction as to how to incorporate magic into your planning. A myriad of skills is homed in the domain of magic play: Children develop critical thinking skills by observing magic tricks and they extend their language vocabulary as well as dramatic skills while performing magic tricks under your guidance – without you giving the trick away!

Living Inquiries:

Well-being and belonging.
Engagement with others, materials, and the world.
Communication and literacies.
Identities, social responsibility, and diversity.


Joy in relationships with people, place, materials, and ideas.
Interests and inquiries.
Spaces, objects, and materials.
Every child is a gift.
Time for engagement.
Suitable for ECE students, intermediate and experienced early care and learning professionals working with children of all ages, from infants/toddlers to school age children, including children with extra support needs.

Facilitator(s): Kathleen Tonnesen

Kathleen is a Canadian painter, sculptor, author, poet and inventor, who has carved a professional career as a working artist since 1990. She is respected internationally and is dedicated to the enhancement of public spaces with meaningful and thought provoking art. She holds a Bachelor of Arts, Psychology degree from Thompson Rivers University in BC and has a background in Early Childhood Education Special Needs, and acting. Kathleen is a martial arts instructor and strives to connect families and communities through the language of art and martial arts. Her passion is working with children, and unleashing the child within the adult, thereby encouraging personal growth. She is the author of “How to Draw Step-by-Step Charcoal Portraits for Beginners” and the children’s book “Matteo’s Frightening Bone.”

  • Capacity: Filling Up
  • Is this a single event or an ongoing course?: Single Event

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