April 1, April Fools Day

10 Easy and Fun April Fools' pranks for Kids

April Fool's Day is just around the corner, and it's the perfect opportunity to play some fun and harmless pranks on your kids. Remember that April Fools' Day lasts 24 hours so you can have all day to pull pranks and kids might get in the game.

Here are 10 ideas that are sure to make your little ones laugh:

1. Spring forward again:

child sleeping

This is an Easy April Fools' prank. After your kids are asleep, set the clocks forward yet another hour-then wake them up by announcing that you're all late for the very important date! See how long it takes before they realize the correct time.

2. Fake cake:

cake with a cactus on top, fake cake

Bake a cake out of meatloaf and mashed potatoes, and decorate it with frosting made from cream cheese and food coloring. Your child will be surprised when they take a bite!

3. Sticky note surprise:

writing on a sticky notes

Stick a bunch of colorful sticky notes all over your child's bedroom door. They'll be surprised when they wake up and try to leave their room!

4. Fake ice cream:

child holding a fake ice cream

Make "ice cream" out of mashed potatoes and food coloring. Your child will be surprised when they take a scoop and realize it's not actually ice cream.

5. Fake spilled juice:

Use a little red food coloring to create a fake spill on the kitchen counter or table. Your child will be shocked when they see it!

6. Invisible ink:

child guessing on the paper

Write a note to your child using invisible ink. They'll have to figure out how to reveal the message!

7. Food coloring in milk:

holding a colored milk

Add a few drops of food coloring to your child's milk. They'll be surprised when they pour themselves a glass of pink or blue milk!

8. Switch the cereal:

shocked child

Switch the bags of two different cereals in your pantry. Your child will be surprised when they pour their favorite cereal and it's not what they expected.

9. Fake spider in a box:

Place a fake spider in a small box and give it to your child as a gift. When they open it, the spider will jump out and surprise them.

10. Fake phone call:

calling on a phone

Pretend to take a phone call from the Tooth Fairy or Santa Claus and have a silly conversation with your child. They'll be surprised when they realize it's just you!

These fun and harmless pranks are sure to make your child's April Fool's Day a memorable one. Just remember to keep it light-hearted and not too scary or mean-spirited. Happy pranking!

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