Who’s the king of the jungle and which card will your pet snake pick up the right card with his mouth?
This reworking of a classic of magic includes lots of gags, a fun wooden ‘pet’ snake, colourful cartoon animal cards and an unforgettable biblical message.
Best of all the snake does all the work for you, and doesn’t even need feeding!
Your volunteer selects an animal card and your pet snake magically finds it! But that’s just the start. This is a routine full of jokes, gags and bits of business you and your audiences will love.
The magician displays a small packet of cards, each showing a cartoon jungle animal. The performer explains the significance of each animal, a few examples are shown below:
- LION represents bravery, sometimes we need to be brave in difficult situations
- A GIRAFFE can see the furthest of all animals, sometimes we need to see the bigger picture. And it’s not important how big or small we are, but how much we love each other.
- ELEPHANTS have a good memory, but also we need to know when to forgive and forget
A card is secretly chosen and remembered by a volunteer. The magician explains that he’s brought his pet along. A box is shown with a big warning label on it. It contains a deadly Amazon snake…not from the rain forest, but the popular online shop!
After a dramatic build-up, a wooden toy snake is taken out of the box and moved as if it is alive (the clever design of the snake makes this really easy!) The snake is called Norman…Norman Wisdom! God tells us that we need to be wise like a snake, so let’s see how wise this snake is!
The cards are spread face-down on a table and Norman hovers across them swaying his head from side to side.
Suddenly the snake bites down on one card, and is lifted up with the card in his mouth. Turning it over, the chosen card is revealed to be the lion, the volunteer's card! The magician explains how God is strong and protective as a lion, and how in C.S. Lewis’ Narnia books, the lion represents Jesus.
And for a grand finale the Magician brings a Lion Bar out of the box as a thank you for the volunteer!
"Love all creatures great and small. Especially like the double whammy of the kids being fooled by you being bitten and encouraging you to take the antidote and then realising that that the antidote is skittles and the snakes a toy. This works for me." Alan Griffiths
Fun routine for all ages and all occasions. Children love jungle animals and trips to the zoo. And the snake is a riot with kids.
- Comedy-packed routine with a memorable message
- High quality specially-gimmicked wooden snake
- Colourful jungle picture cards that children understand more easily than playing cards
- No puppetry skill required, the snake is easy to animate!
BONUS: We teach you x2 baffling but very easy card forces.
BONUS 2: We include a rattling 'bottle of antidote'. Lots of fun when the snake 'bites' you! You hand won't stop shaking until you've swallowed the pills!
Ideal message for church, school assemblies, youth groups, and also great for birthday parties, jungle themed shows and more
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You will receive: Specially-prepared quality wooden snake, animal picture cards (one gimmicked), antidote bottle, box with warning label, instruction booklet with additional ideas