Choose a volunteer. Tell her you are preparing to send a simple word from your mind to hers. In order to send the message to her mind, tell her to clear her mind before you send it. Now write the word NO in bold letters on a pad, but don't let anyone see it. Now both of you can concentrate so you can deliver the word to her. After you send "the thought" to her ask " Do you have any idea what I have just written?" Of course, she will say "NO" as soon as she says that turn the pad over act surprised, and say "That's exactly what I wrote!"
Here's a chance to act very mysteriously, and end up being very silly at the same time. Offer your friend a hand full of pennies and encourage him to choose one. Have him look at the date and remember it. “Would you be amazed if I could tell you the date?” Think for a while, concentrate, and make him wonder if you can really do it. Finally, in your most convincing, magical voice announce: "The date is ...and then state today’s date. All I promised to do was tell you the date and you have to be honest and admit I did it didn't I?
You will need 3 to 4 different colored crayons.
Let someone pick a crayon. With your mind-reading powers, you tell them the color they chose.
Turn around so you can’t see the color they choose. Put your hands behind your back and ask them to pick a crayon out and place it in your hands.
2. Once it’s in your hand, turn to face your audience keeping your hands behind you. While you’re talking about the magic, and reading their minds, scrape the crayon with a thumbnail so some wax gets stuck between your finger and the nail.
3. Keep the crayon behind your back, with the hand with the crayon scrapings in front. Wave your fingers around, while telling them to just think of the color they picked so you can get that thought…you will now tell them the color they picked
Or...turn back around and have the person take the crayon back from you and then turn to face the audience again. When they have selected the color, you can present all the crayons back to them.