It is April Fools’ Day on Thursday, which is a great excuse to play a fun and lighthearted prank on your children. We’ve listed 10 quick and easy ideas you can plan. Or why not just treat your kids to a few of our pretty terrible April Fool’s jokes!
We don’t know about you, but we are happy to make any excuse to have a giggle and at a little bit of fun at the moment!
10 April Fools pranks to play on your children! 😂
1. Write a few jokes on the toilet paper
Unroll a section of the toilet paper, grab a pen and write some of the jokes we’ve listed below or find a few jokes that will appeal to your kids. Roll the toilet paper back up so it looks like normal and then wait for someone to use it in the morning. Tee hee! Or just write ‘Happy April Fools’ on one of the pieces of paper or the first tissue in a box.
2. Move something around in their bedroom
If your child is a heavy sleeper, tiptoe into their room at night and move a few things around, turn some toys upside down and they will wake up wondering what has happened!
3. Freeze their breakfast cereal
Simply pour their favourite cereal into a bowl with milk as normal but then pop it in the freezer overnight. In the morning enjoy giggling at them whilst they try and chip away at their breakfast.
4. Tattoo trouble
Find the most realistic looking tattoo you can and very gently apply it to someone’s arm in their sleep. How long will it be before they notice?
5. Add googly eyes to everything
If you’ve got plenty of googly eyes in your craft supplies, why not try sticking them to everyday objects? All the jars & bottles in the fridge or maybe cover the fruit in the fruit bowl.
6. Make an undrinkable drink… out of jelly
Make your child’s favourite drink out of a colour matching jelly and then set it in a cup with a straw in it. Watch them try and attempt to drink it!
7. Change the colour of their bathwater
This one is so much fun! If you have any food colouring, simply dip a cotton bud into the food colour and then rub this around the tap where the water comes up. Let it dry and add a few more layers if you get time. When you run the bath, later on, ta-da, coloured water!
8. Turn your house upside down… not literally!
When your kids are asleep, the night before April Fools Day, turn as many things as you can upside-down. Easy things to do are pictures and ornaments. The hardest bit is looking casual and like nothing has happened in the morning!
9. Rearrange their teddy bears and soft toys
Whilst the kids are sleeping, move ALL their soft toys out into the hall. Arrange them in funny positions as best you can!
10. Break the TV!
Don’t worry, we’d never suggest something that drastic! Just a little temporary joke… simply remove the batteries from the TV controller and replace them with a small note in their place saying ‘Ha Ha April Fool!’
April Fools’ Day jokes! 😂
If you don’t fancy playing a prank, then why not tell some of these cringe-worthy jokes to your kids instead…
Why was the donkey annoying his friend? It was April Mules Day
What monster plays the most April Fools jokes? Prankenstein!
What do you call the person who pulls the best pranks on April Fools Day? April cool
Did you hear about the person who swapped the labels at the petrol station? They did it as an April Fuel’s joke!
What did April Fools’ Day say after it won an award? Prank you!
What do you call a hammer bought on April 1st? April tool.
Why do so many people jump on April Fools day? It’s Spring!
Knock Knock. Who’s there? April. April who? April Fools!
Why do eggs like April Fools Day? They love practical yolks
I don’t always joke on April Fools’ Day. Just kidding, I do.
😀💜😀We hope you have fun playing some April Fools’ Day pranks or telling silly jokes! And watch out…maybe your kids will play a prank on you instead! 😀💜😀