It’s almost April Fool’s Day again. It’s a fun time to be silly, especially with kids, so here are 25 April Fool’s Day pranks to get your arsenal ready.
There’s the oldie but goodie of switching the contents of the salt and sugar containers.
Squirt alert! (My favorite!)
Wrap a rubber band around the sprayer on your kitchen sink. When anyone turns on the regular faucet they will get a squirt from the sprayer instead.
Gather random family members’ shoes and put them all over the house. Under each of the dining room table legs, in the pantry, on top of the shower head, one on each seat of the car, etc.
Put a sticky note on the sensor of your victim’s mouse.
Yum, brown-E’s (get it?)
Great for teens:
Put that stash of rubber bands to good use.
Amaze your little ones:
Take a picture of someone in this pose and show it to the kiddos!
Have you grown?
Put a wad of toilet paper in the toes of kids’ shoes.
Great fun with food.
Why does my Raisin Bran look like dad’s Cheerios?
Put the inner bag of sugary cereal in a “healthier” cereal box and the “healthy” cereal in the sugary box.
Empty out a small Cheetos bag from the bottom and refill it with baby carrots.
Switch up lunch.
Surprise grilled cheese.
Toasted pound cake and tinted frosting.
Meatloaf and mashed potato cupcakes.
Make individual meatloaves in a muffin tin and “decorate” them with colored mashed potatoes!
Freeze milk and cereal in bowl overnight, then in the morning add a bit more milk and a few bits of cereal and watch them struggle to eat it.
This is just mean…
Oreos filled with toothpaste. (Although you’d get to eat all the creme scraped out of the middles. I mean you CAN’T waste it, right?)
So, you’re in the dog house?
Cocoa puffs and “dog” biscuit (made from refrigerated canned biscuits cut out using a bone-shaped cookie cutter). Served in a CLEAN dog food bowl.
I see you! Put stick on googly eyes on everything in the fridge for a big surprise.
Tape on the remote sensor.
Watch as your family tries to change the channel in vain…
These next 4 didn’t have visuals so I added my own, but they are easy and awesome, nonetheless.
(These are from ladycreate-a-lot.blogspot.com.)
Tape the light switch so it can’t be turned on.
Bundle of undies.
“Take a needle and thread and run it through every pair of underwear in the victim’s drawer, so that they are attached in one long string. When they get dressed, they will grab one pair but end up with them all!”
Bedroom door Tug of War.
“This prank can be pulled on two victims who have bedroom doors directly across the hall from each other (dorms usually work well for this). Use a rope to tie both door knobs to each other, with just enough slack to allow one door to open a crack. Then knock loudly on both doors at the same time. The victims will end up in a tug of war trying to get out.”
“Put a spool of thread in your pocket with the end of the thread hanging out. Ask your child to pull that loose thread and then watch as they keep pulling…and pulling.”
And, finally, the meanest April Fool’s Day prank of all:
Here is the inadvertent version I did on my son…
(These were left-over veggies brought home from a Christmas party in one of the host’s spare containers. I stuck it in the fridge before bed intending to switch them to a clear container in the morning, but he beat me to it!) Look at that face! He was highly disappointed. 😉
So, get your game on with these April Fool’s Day pranks and be a sport if they try to get you back!
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Leave me a comment with your favorite April Fool’s Day pranks.
Happy April Fool’s Day!
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