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What Are Some Fun April Fools’ Pranks for Kids?

Child making a funny face as a result of an April Fools prank.

If you’re looking for ways to get your kids in on the fun this April Fools’ Day, we’ve got you covered. We’re always thinking about ways kids can get creative through fun play at Crème de la Crème. Here are some entertaining, kid-friendly April Fools’ pranks that your kiddos will enjoy playing on their parents or friends:

See Food in the Fridge

Help your child stick googly eyes onto different items in your refrigerator. Everything from pickle jars to milk cartons and more can get their own set of wiggling eyes. The next person to open the fridge will get a real surprise when they find all the food inside staring back at them.

Underwear Chain

You can help your child play this fun prank on their siblings or your partner. When the prank target is out of the house or safely in another room, help your child sneak out all of their underwear or socks. Then, with one piece of thread and a needle, help them connect all the pieces in a long chain. The next morning will deliver a real surprise in the form of a huge chain of underpants or socks.

Colorful Milk

If your kiddos drink milk or eat cereal every morning, this is one easy April Fools’ prank that’s sure to delight. Put a few drops of food coloring (blue is a classic) into a pitcher of milk or even directly into your milk carton. Shake, stir, and watch everyone giggle as their breakfast takes on a whole new look.

Bathroom Reading

Here’s an easy but fun April Fools’ prank for kids. Have your child unroll the toilet paper just a little and use a marker to write a silly joke or just the words “Happy April Fools’ Day” on the paper. Roll the paper back up, and guess with your child who will be the one to discover the surprise.

Breakfast Surprise

Speaking of surprises, breakfast offers a host of opportunities to get your kids involved in the first-of-April fun. Grab a box of a family member’s favorite cereal, remove the bag, and pour the cereal into a container so it stays safe for future breakfasts. Fill up the bag with small toys such as cars, Legos, crayons, or stickers, and wait for the giggles when they pour their cereal.

Another version of this prank involves swapping bags between cereal boxes. You can either trick them into eating a healthier kind of cereal or give them a little April Fools’ Day treat with a breakfast food that’s usually off-limits.

Balloon Greeting

If you’re looking for fun April Fools’ pranks for kids who love surprises, this one is a surefire hit. Using painter’s tape, attach a few wide pieces of plastic wrap across your child’s door to create a pocket. Fill up that pocket with inflated balloons. Your child will have a big, fun explosion of balloons surprise them in the morning when they open their door.

Moving Money

Get help from your child to play this trick on your partner or their sibling. Get a $1 or $5 bill and tape a long piece of clear string or fishing line to it. Your child can hide out of sight and hold onto the end of the transparent string. When the unsuspecting family member walks by and sees the money lying on the ground, they’ll bend down to pick it up, and your child can yank on the line, keeping the money moving out of the person’s reach.

Crazy Candy

Friends or family who eat candy by the handful will have a surprise awaiting them thanks to this fun April Fools’ prank. Mix M&Ms, Reese’s Pieces, and Skittles in one bowl or candy dish. The bowl will look appealing, and someone is bound to reach in and grab a handful.

Present Prank

Surprise someone with a small gift, but conceal it in a series of nested boxes. Wrap the small item in paper, put it in a box, wrap the box, and put it in a bigger box. Repeat until you create an oversized present.

Classic Jiggle Juice

There’s a good reason why this classic prank makes the rounds each April Fools’ Day. It’s easy, fun, and oh-so-funny. Get Jell-O in a color that matches your child’s favorite juice, such as orange Jell-O for orange juice or purple Jell-O for grape juice. Make a batch, and serve up the Jell-O in juice cups. Your child will pick up the cup to drink their go-to juice, only to find that the juice doesn’t move — aside from jiggling around in the glass, of course.

Whoopee Cushion Fun

Who can resist this classic joke? Blow up whoopee cushions and have your child place them on family members’ favorite seats. The noises are sure to trigger laughter.

Tasty Brown E’s

This last fun April Fools’ prank for kids is perfect for emerging readers. Cut out some upper- and lowercase letter E’s from brown construction paper, put them on a brownie tray, and slide them into the oven. Tell your kids you’ve made some brownies for them and see their surprise when they discover the play on words. Just make sure you have some real brownies waiting to avoid any disappointment.

Is It Time To Spark Your Child’s Creativity?

These easy and fun April Fools’ pranks for kids will get your child thinking creatively as they have fun playing jokes on family and friends. Here at Crème de la Crème, we’re known for our excellence in providing a full scope of educational and developmental programs, including creative work and play. Whether you’re looking for toddler care, preschool, or anything else, Crème de la Crème has a program that will inspire your child’s creativity and build their skills. Contact us today to schedule a tour at your local Crème de la Crème.

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