13 of the Best April Fool’s Day Pranks for Kids

Let’s play a funny prank!

After our round of Pranks for Kids and our list of Best April Fools Day Pranks, we got lots of suggestions of fun pranks to pull on kids from you, our readers — if you missed the call-out on FB, then add your best prank idea in the comments below.

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Funny April Fool’s Day Pranks for Kids

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  • Tape the light switch so they can’t flip it. For younger kids, used colored tape. For older kids, clear tape molded to the shape of the switch is best. Make them wonder why the light is not moving!
  • Decorate a sponge as a piece of cake, with this idea from Instructables. Coat a sponge with icing, and let it sit out on the counter. See if your kiddos can resist taking a bite.

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April Fool’s Day Pranks for Kids

  • Replace eggs in the carton with “naked eggs”. the science experiment.  The kids will be in awe of this science experiment! The squishy giant eggs are edible, but taste awful!
  • Have a note appear in the toilet paper, with this fun prank from Instructables! As they pull on the roll, the message pulls out, toward them. You need tape, toilet paper, and an unknowing participant.
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Easy Pranks for Kids

  • A little scare never hurts… Dig out the old baby monitor, keep the “baby” side with you, and put the adult one where your kids are. As they do something innocuous, shriek at them, “Someone’s watching!”
  • Make these meatloaf cupcake muffins from Courtney’s Sweets. They will look like delicious cupcakes, so the kids will think they are getting dinner for dessert! (Maybe have a few actual cupcakes waiting in the wings for dessert).
  • Short sheet your kids’ beds! My grandmother did this to me once, when I was growing up. I climbed into bed, and only had a foot or two of sheets.  I re-made my bed, laughing the entire time!
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Find an unexpected place to leave a prank!

The Best April Fool’s Day Pranks for Kids

  • Use party poppers in a variety of pranks.  One reader says that they “would tie them to the door handles, and then to something outside the room, so that when they open the door, it pops the popper.”
  • Another reader’s sneaky brother (uncle to the kids),”would hide in the closet with a mask on then call the home phone with his cell phone, and ask the kids to go in and get something out of the closet. Then, when they came in, he jumped out at them.”  Uncles are the best big kids!
  • Pull off an April Fool’s Day breakfast prank! Pour cereal and milk into a bowl, and freeze it the night before. the night before and freezing it. In the morning, pour a little milk on top to cover up the prank, and then get your camera ready for some confused little faces!
  • Make eyeball ice cubes! This prank is so fun and easy! Using food markers, and mini marshmallows, create eyes, and then place them in an ice cube tray, filled with water. Freeze, and voilà! Instant prank!
  • Use a toilet paper cardboard roll to make spooky eyes! This prank is awesome, because we all have a ton of tp rolls right now! Cut the shape of some creepy eyes into them, and then add a glow stick. Hide in a bush, or somewhere inside the house, for a spooky prank!
  • Our last suggestion is one of my favorites…pick a ridiculous argument.  Choose a silly side of an argument, and start arguing with your child. I usually start with something like, “Stop begging!  No matter how hard you fight, I just won’t allow you to go to school.”  It catches them off-guard and then they start automatically arguing the other side. No matter what they say, keep misquoting them and pushing your silly argument. This often works well for bedtime battles, because eventually they are just worn out by the ridiculousness!
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There is nothing better than some post-prank giggles!

Above all…have fun!

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Choose a funny prank to play! {Giggle}

More April Fool’s Day Pranks And Silly Activities for Kids

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Let’s start laughing at your best prank!

What is your favorite April Fool’s Day prank? Comment below! 


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  4. some good some not so good like the light swich not so god but the cake(sponge) was awesome I am defiantly trying that thx

  5. Those tips were great now I can prank my kids all kinds of ways and I know it was only 13 tips they worked great

  6. Molly Grace Gable says:

    Turn off all the lights secretly. See how long they can take it!!!

  7. Put a half open apple juice bag in their seat and let them sit and think they peed their pants

  8. Put a half open apple juice bag in their seat and let them sit and think they peed their pants

  9. Get a blender then put lettuce in it then put it in a plastic cup and give it to someone and say its a key we smoothie

  10. I put clear wrap that u put on leftovers all over the carpet in there bedrooms watch your kids slip and slide on the wrap!

  11. i was in my room and 1 of my children came running saying daddy killed my sister and she was crying and ifeel dorit hahah

  12. look weirdos i’m sick of stupid pranks it’s April fools day and no good pranks wake up for gods sake.

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  14. Snake prank.

  15. I love to do prank on my sister and my cousin, Mom and Dad

  16. Anonymous says:

    Nice pranks best one yet.

  17. Kristen Yard says:


  18. SecretPerson says:

    Get all the stuffed animals you can find-it doesn’t have to be yours, and hind them in the closets. When they open the closet to wear their clothes, the stuffed animals will fall out. It isn’t really a prank, but I still like it!

  19. Kristen Yard says:

    Ha! So fun!

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