Here are some of the BEST April Fools Pranks for kids! Your kids will love these simple, creative, and clever ways to get your family squealing! No feelings will be hurt, just lots of laughter.

If you want to see how I prank my kids at school check out these April Fools Pranks for Parents. These harmless pranks are also a super fun way to celebrate April Fools Day.

50 Aprils Fool Day Pranks

Make an April Fools Day Dinner, with everything, switched around, or surprise them with crazy (and harmless) practical jokes all day long!   Check out all these fun pranks to pull for a bit of inspiration…

Good Pranks to Do At Home

Frozen Cereal: Surprise your little ones with this bowl of cereal and milk 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 mashed potatoes cupcakes from Our Best Bites? These are a must-make for April 1st! Those peas and carrots look so real.


Lookalike sandwich: My kids would be shocked at how good these sandwiches are. Who wouldn’t love a pound cake and buttercream frosting tinted with a few drops of food coloring for the most delicious “grilled cheese” sandwich? Funny and delicious!


Eggs: How about a sunny side-up egg? It is actually super easy and somewhat healthy. What this video to see how.

fake egg made of peach half on plate

Fake French Fries: Make these amazing Fake French Fries by Taste and Tell. So clever to use breadstick dough served up with a bit of strawberry preserves as ketchup.


Brown E’s: Kids might be a little disappointed when they remove the cloth and expect a delicious plate of homemade Brownies!

brown E

Fake Treats: Bake at 350 has a lot of great ideas for surprising your family with these fake treats. When they did into this treat they will realize they are getting dinner instead.

sundae fool

Solid Drinks: 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

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

A Big Switch: Soy Sauce Surprise takes a bit of work but will for sure be a big surprise.


Worms: Bowl of Worms anyone?  These delicious worms are made of Jello! While this might look gross, kids will love eating them after they get over the shock.


More April Fools Jokes for Kids

About some funny pranks without food.

Create a scare by placing a cup with …Do not open unless you plan to kill it written on the side. I might have to write another note for the inside that says gotcha.

don't lift cup

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


Can you believe this April Fools Ice is made from melted plastic beads? Kids will love to get in on the making of this prank to fool a friend or a parent.


Air Horn Prank would be sure to be a surprise!


Mustard Toothpaste, the new flavor in toothpaste! Squirt some mustard in the toothpaste for this crazy surprise.

mustard toothpaste

Trick Bar of Soap coated with clear nail polish is sure to confuse your family!

unlatherable 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.

mustache prank

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. I love this idea! What a great way to start the day.

wiper rainbow prank

19 More April Fools Pranks for Kids

Have you had enough? Here are 19 more All Fun April Fools Day Pranks for Kids!


Easy Pranks For Kids

Can you tell that I think these harmless jokes make for perfect kids’ activities? This post has even more April Fools Day Pranks. 

Kids will love these ideas {Wink Wink} Well maybe not the Cheetos being replaced with carrots, but they will love the bottle of water replaced with Sprite. Some super cute ideas.

april fools pranks for kids

What are your favorites? Do share.

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  1. My kids love doing April Fool’s jokes. I am going to have to pull some of these on them..they’d love it!

  2. These are too silly! My kids loved all the ideas, lol. I’m in trouble now, haha.

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