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40 April Fools Day Pranks for Kids

Posted by  ·  March 23, 2018  ·  Last Updated: March 23, 2018

Here are 40 April Fools Day Pranks for kids! Your kids will love these simple and some not so simple ways to get your family squealing! If you want to see how I prank my kids at school check out these April Fools Pranks. These harmless pranks are also a super fun way to celebrate April Fools Day.

Make an April Fools Day Dinner, with everything, switched around, or surprise them with crazy (and harmless) tricks all day long!   Check out all these great ideas below…

 April Fools Day Pranks

Pranks for kids Food Ideas:

Frozen Cereal: Surprise your little ones with this bowl of cereal that has been frozen overnight! Find the tutorial on Clean and Scentsible.

aprils fools day food

Fake Sushi: Imagine your family’s faces when they see this sushi is made out of rice cereal and candy! Find the instructions over on Kara’s Party Ideas!

fake sushi

KFC Meal.  This is pretty amazing.  Visit Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons for the all the details.


April Fool’s Day Dinner: Trick your whole family and serve them this silly fun dinner from Hoosier Homemade!

silly fun dinner


Silly Cupcakes: How awesome are these April Fool’s Day cupcakes from Our Best Bites? These are a must-make for April 1st!


My kids would be shocked at how good these grilled cheese sandwiches are!



How about a sunny side up egg? Get full tutorial at Meet The Dubiens.


Make these amazing Fake French Fries by Taste and Tell


Serve them up a plate of Brownies!

brown E

April Fool’s Day FoodBake at 350 has a lot of great ideas for surprising your family with these fake treats

sundae fool

Jell-O Cups: Pour your kiddos a glass of juice that is actually made of solid Jell-O! They will be so surprised! Get the instructions over on The 303 Griffiths.

jello drinks


This might look like a sweet ice cream sundae… it is actually meat and potatoes! Get all the recipes from Family Fresh Meals.


Soy Sauce Surprise


April Fools Pranks for Kids Harmless Tricks:

Bowl of Worms anyone?  These delicious worms are made of Jello!


Create a scare by placing a cup with this on it on your counter…Do not open unless you plan to kill it.


Looks like the remote control isn’t working!  This would drive my kids crazy!!



April Fools Ice


Fizzing Ice Cubes

Freeze mentos inside ice cubes. As they melt the drink will fizz.

mentos prank

Air Horn Prank


Mustard Toothpaste

Squirt some mustard in the toothpaste for this crazy surprise.

mustard toothpaste

Trick Soap


Mustache Prank. Draw on your child’s face when they deep in sleep and watch them walk around in the morning until they look in the mirror. If your kids are like mine, they won’t notice it until the evening.

OH, I am already disgusted! Find out how to make this insect in a lamp prank.

pranks for kids


Rainbow Prank. Imagine the kids giggling when they see the rainbow appears once you turn your wipers on.


April Fools Pranks for Kids

Here are 19 more All Fun April Fools Day Pranks for Kids!

april-fools-for-kidsThis post has even more April Fools Day Pranks.  Kids will love these ideas.

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  1. abby
    Saturday, March 31st, 2018
    this really helped thanks