Just something I wondered after a little thing that happened, so lets start with the story, feel free to skip to the intention of this topic if you are not up for story time!
As you might know, I work a lot with corona patients and elderly who need help doing chores out of the house (like groceries) lately, since they cant go out themselves.
I was bringing groceries to a family that has been in quarantine for some time due to a vacation they just came back from. They have a daughter about the same age as my oldest, and she was in front of the window to see me bring the groceries and wave. I just casually asked how she was, and she said she was bored, thus I decided to grab a chair their neighbours had decoratively placed in the front yard, and I grabbed my cards and a pen, things I always have with me.
I decided to do a little magic. After all, it is never too early to introduce someone to the dark arts.
I grabbed the deck, and asked her favorite card. An eight of hearts, as she was 8 years old. I wrote her name on the face of the card. Moved it to the middle of the deck, and asked her favorite character, could be a princess, superhero, whatever. She picked batman (I love this girl) so I drew batman on the back of the next card. Bit of storytelling about how batman was going to find her card, and after some tries, he did. Ending up with a card that has her name on the front and batman on the back. Simple little magic trick to get a smile on her face.
Ended up putting the card with the groceries. After which I tought her another simpler magic trick she could practice, and when I come over again next week she will show it to me
So I got wondering. I do magic and cartistry with my decks, I build palaces in the games I like to play, so I quite mix it up with other hobbies where I can.
Do you mix (elements of) mnemonics with other things you like to do?