We’ll start by saying that this is not, not cruel but most fun things are. Step one: Show your son or daughter (in my case I’ll be using my imaginary son) a picture of a chilled out moving horse. Here’s one we made earlier:
For added evilness you might want to give the horse a name. This has the effect of making the horse real. Now here’s the really cool part: Distract the kid long enough to replace the horse with something else you prepared earlier, a la Horsedog:
Next, allow the kid to look at the new picture and watch the mass confusion as he/she tries to figure out how the nice moving horsey has become a static horse dog. NB: Please note that some 5 year olds may cry as they just cannot seem to figure out what happened to the horsey. If this happens, tell him/her to shut up and grow up.