Place the front of the page down without revealing what’s on the back.
I hope you don’t mind me reading your mind with this piece of paper? Okay, think of any number between five and twenty… Got one? Want to change your mind?
You should have their attention.
Get them to count out their number on the paper, explaining how.
Starting on the first circle, the one after the “x”, I want you to count out your number. Example, if you chose the number five…
Demonstrate how they must count numbers in a clockwise fashion. One, two, three, four, five … etc.
Now go ahead and try it for yourself, with your own chosen number.
They’ll count out and get to a circled icon.
So far so good, now please count out your number, again, this time going in the opposite direction.
They’ll do so and get to a specific icon.
Concentrate on the final icon.
Turn the page to reveal the same icon on the back of the page – the cool cat.
Just as I predicted.
Some extra lines you can try
- I guess great minds think alike.
- It looks like I’ve got your number.
- Want to try guessing another number?
Get them to attempt another number, and once again predict it accurately. Or give them the paper template to try out on other people in their own time.