I perform a variation of the coin-from-ear trick at the dinner table called "Presto, Veggio!"
- Grab any veggie (I like to use broccoli tops), and raise it to your mouth as if you're about to eat it, but cup it in your palm by slightly bending your fingers and thumb.
- Say, "Tommy, is that a legume in your ear?" He'll be so baffled wondering if something is in his ear (and what a legume is), he won't notice the hidden veggie.
- Simply reach behind his ear and reveal it, saying "It's not a legume?...?it's broccoli!"