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April Fools Day is the perfect opportunity to inject some fun and laughter into your family’s daily routine. Whether you’re looking to prank your kids or you’re a kid wanting to prank your parents, there are plenty of harmless and hilarious ideas to choose from.
So Many April Fools Pranks Parents & Kids Both Love!
From simple food swaps to more elaborate tricks, here are more than 55 family-friendly April Fools pranks parents and kids will all laugh about.
Silly April Fools Breakfast Ideas
1. Undrinkable Jell-O Juice
Use a Jell-O mix to make jello inside your child’s juice cup. And, make sure to add a straw before it sets. Then, watch your little one try to drink their undrinkable juice!
3. Easy Frozen Cereal Trick
Plan ahead and place your child’s bowl of cereal in the freezer the night before April Fool’s Day. Then, watch them try to dip their spoon into it at breakfast.
4. Broccoli Cereal Box Swap
Or, swap their regular cereal box with this funny Broccoli Buddies Prank Cereal Box instead!
5. Cereal Bowl Eyes
Make edible eyeballs by rolling Rice Krispies Treats, dipping them in white chocolate, then pressing a chocolate chip into each one. Now, add some to your child’s cereal bowl for April Fools morning laughs.
6. Bacon & Eggs Sweet Treats
Or, serve bacon and eggs for breakfast on April Fools Day. But, serve cute little bacon and eggs treats on their big plates instead! Make them by dropping some melted white chocolate on 2-3 pretzel sticks and pressing yellow M&M on top. Then, pop them in the freezer to harden before serving.
Funny Food Swaps for April Fools Day
11. Toothpaste Oreo Trick
Or, untwist some Oreo cookies, scrape the white filling off, and add some white toothpaste before putting them back together. Then, see what your kids say when their Oreos taste different.
More Food Pranks & April Fools Recipes
15. Fake Chicken Wings
Form Rice Krispies Treats into chicken wings and smother them a fake BBQ sauce made out of apricot preserves. Then, use Laffy Taffy to make celery and vanilla yogurt for blue cheese dressing.
22. Brown E Prank
Finally, tell the family you baked brownies. But, pull a baking pan out of the (cool) oven filled with brown construction paper Es instead! (Make sure to have some real brownies on hand to enjoy afterward, too.)
Easy April Fools Pranks Parents Can Play on Kids
24. Googly Eye Photos
Or, stick self-adhesive googly eyes over the eyes of every person in the photos.
25. Silly Shoes
Move the kids’ shoes to strange places all around the house. Like, hang one on the wall in place of a framed photo. Or, put one under each leg of your dining table!
26. Everything Upside Down
And, turn a bunch of household objects upside down. If you can’t turn framed photos upside-down, flip the photos inside the frames instead.
30. Giant Googly Eyes
Finally, make giant googly eyes with large white plastic plates and smaller black plastic plates. Then, put them on large objects around your home, like on a garbage can or outdoor bush.
Lunch Box April Fool Pranks for Parents
33. Gummy Worm Apple Joke
Or, cut a small hole in their apple and stick a gummy worm inside. Make sure to leave it looking like it’s crawling out a bit.
34. Moldy Sandwich Prank
And, pack their sandwich in one of these sandwich baggies with fake mold on it!
35. Cheesy Joke Cards
Then, add some laughs to their school lunch by including some of these cute Cheesy Joke Cards in their lunchbox.
36. Squishy Food
Finally, pop a food-shaped squishy toy in their lunchbox to give them a smile! Like, this realistic (and even scented) banana squeeze toy. Or, this stretchy cheeseburger kids can build themselves.
Simple April Fool Day Pranks for Kids to Prank Parents
37. Creepy Crawly Surprise
Hide small plastic bug, spider, or snake toys throughout the house, like in the freezer, dad’s underwear drawer, or on mom’s pillow!
38. An Alarm-ing Prank
Then, set all of the alarm clocks around the house to go off a few minutes apart. Or, set the kitchen timers (like on the microwave and oven) instead!
39. Cardboard Keyboard Trick
Next, replace dad’s computer keyboard with a cardboard one. Simply draw keyboard buttons on a rectangle of cardboard. But, spell out “April Fools!” (But, only do this trick if you’re able to without breaking anything!)
41. Post-It Note Joke
And, cover their computer screen in Post-It notes! Make sure to write “Happy April Fool’s Day!” on one of them.
43. Plastic Wrapped Remote
And, wrap the remote control in plastic wrap, too! (But, don’t leave plastic wrap around if young children are in the house.)
44. Bubble Wrap Rug Joke
Sneak some bubble wrap (large bubbles work best) under a random rug. Then, watch mom get a scare when she steps on it.
45. Banded Phone Prank
Finally, wrap their smartphone in a bunch of rubber bands!
April Fools Bathroom Pranks
50. Funny Shampoo Bottle Prank
Finally, take the cap off dad’s shampoo and conditioner or body wash. Then, cover the opening with a small piece of plastic wrap before replacing the lid. Now, listen for dad to yell when he takes a shower!
April Fools Crafts & DIY Tricks
Tricks & Pranks You Can Purchase
Looking for some easy, no-prep pranks instead? Then, consider these tricks and pranks you can purchase right online…
Marvin’s Magic – Fifty Pranks to Freak Your Friends50PCS Fake RoachesLaughing Smith Snake in a Can PrankKetchup & Mustard Novelty Squirt BottlesRemote Controlled Fart MachineGagster No Tear Toilet PaperSchylling Joke BoxRemote Control SnakeMagic Flying Butterflies
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