Aprils Fools’ Day Pranks
Are you looking for harmless April Fools pranks to pull? Check out our list.
Make a move while they sleep
This April Fools’ prank is ideal for kids who are heavy sleepers. Sneak in during the night, shuffle their furniture, change out their comforter, or even swap your children from one bed to another. They’ll wake up wondering what happened while they were snoozing!
Turn the milk blue
Have some Star Wars fans in your house? Tell them that you got them some special milk direct from Tatooine! This is an April Fools’ prank for kids and is perfect for those who drink milk or eat cereal every morning. Put drops of blue food coloring into your milk carton, shake it up, then pour.
Let the Easter Bunny play jokester
April Fools’ Day is not far from Easter. Let your Easter Bunny have fun early this year is a great opportunity. If you’ve stocked up on Easter candy, unpeel the foil from some foil-wrapped chocolate eggs and reuse the wrap to cover individual grapes for a sweet surprise.
Give them some bathroom reading
This is one of the simple April Fools pranks for kids with low effort with big laughs. Unroll your toilet paper, then use a Sharpie to write a joke or “Happy April Fools’ Day” on the TP. Roll it up, and wait to see who uncovers your surprise.
Switch out their breakfast cereal
This is the ideal April Fools prank for kids who love their choice cereal. Trick your children into eating a healthier cereal. Swap the bags between two different cereal boxes, and see how long it takes for your children to realize that they’re emptying something different into their cereal bowls.
Set up a balloon surprise
This is a good April Fools’ prank for kids who love fun surprises. Use painter’s tape to attach wide pieces of plastic wrap across your child’s door and fill the pocket it creates with inflated balloons. When your child opens their door in the morning, a huge balloon explosion will greet them.
Serve a foolish meal
Faux foods have become a delicious way to celebrate April Fools. This is an easy April Fools’ prank for kids that will make the whole family laugh at the dinner table. Serve half of a canned peach atop a flat circle of vanilla yogurt to create a fake fried egg in the morning.
For dinner, make meatloaf and divide it into cupcake tins, and frost the “cupcakes” with mashed potato frosting as a unique “dessert for dinner.” And for dessert? Try “grilled cheese” made with pieces of pound cake as the bread and yellow frosting instead of cheese. The kids’ “juice” can be refrigerated in glasses, with straws embedded for an extra realistic touch.
Create a crazy candy mix
This April Fools’ prank for kids is ideal for those who eat candy by the handful. Trick them with a seemingly appetizing candy dish, but mix Skittles, Reeses Pieces, and M&Ms. That first handful of candy will taste a little; ahem, unusual. Oddly, they’ll probably pick through it carefully after that.
Let them have a bizarre “growth spurt.”
The night before April Fools’ Day, serve a healthy dish and let them know they’ll probably grow quite a bit. This easy April Fools prank is ideal for kids who hate to eat their vegetables. Then place a few tissues into the toes of their shoes and perhaps lay out a few size-too-small clothes for them. The following morning, they won’t believe how giant they’ve become.
This is an April Fools prank for kids that can be performed year-round. After your children are asleep, set the clocks forward another hour; then wake them up by announcing that you’re all late for an important date! See how fast they scramble.
“Freeze” their tech
Take a screenshot of your kid’s smartphone or computer screen, leave the image open or make it their screen saver. This April Fools prank is great for kids addicted to their phones. Let them panic for a few minutes while thinking their screen is frozen before you save the day.