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6 Pinterest-Inspired April Fool’s Pranks For Kids


By Vicki Little

Have a little fun with your kiddos and show them that you can be silly, too! April Fool’s Day can be a fun family tradition filled with light-hearted jokes and pranks. Check out these 6 Pinterest-Inspired April Fool’s jokes to play on your kids!

1) Have fun with meal time. How about serving the meal backwards (with dessert first), or hiding all the spoons when you are serving soup? A popular food prank is to make something that looks like something else, like this sundae made out of mashed potatoes!

2) Glue change to the ground. Okay, so the prankee may get a little frustrated, but you will have a ton of fun watching them try to get that quarter unstuck! It is even more fun if it is in a public place so you can giggle while many people stop and try to pick up the change. You can see this one here.

3) Pack a fake lunch. Your kid will have a blast at lunch with their school friends and their fun April Fool’s lunch. Check out this special lunch of Sprite in a water bottle, worm in an apple, and an unusual sandwich…. It will definitely make them giggle!

4) Eyeballs in the fridge. This prank made me giggle. It will definitely surprise someone who wasn’t expecting to be stared at as they opened the fridge. It will give them a good laugh, too — just like those little green aliens from “Toy Story.” All it takes is a package of googly eyes. Take a look at this fun prank.

5) Pan of brownies. Start the anticipation by telling your family you made a fresh batch of wonderful brownies for dessert. Then, after dinner while they all wait, serve up these delightful brownies — a great play on words!

6) Mailbox Surprise. Super simple to do, and super fun to watch! Ask your kids to grab the mail for you — and ignore their grumbles. It will be worth it. Stick a silly surprise in the mailbox and have the camera ready! Check out this mailbox treat to get inspired! Surprise critters are great!

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Vicki Little is a work-at-home mom with two young kids. A Colorado native, she is the Publisher and Editor of Macaroni Kid Aurora and Downtown Denver. When she isn’t writing or trying to keep up with her kids she can be found volunteering, reading, or enjoying a bottle of wine with friends.

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