Easy April Fool’s Day Breakfast Cereal Prank

This cereal prank is really fun and easy!

I don’t usually get into April Fool’s Day pranks and jokes but last year I really got the kids with this little prank!

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Catch your kids off guard with this cereal prank!

Easy April Fool’s Day Breakfast Prank

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The best thing about this April Fool’s Day prank, is that you most likely already have everything you need! 

The awesome thing is this is super simple and very convincing because we are going to freeze cereal.

Frozen Cereal Prank

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Make sure the bowl is level in the freezer!

Supplies You Will Need for Frozen Cereal Prank

  • Cheerios or other breakfast cereal*
  • Milk
  • Bowl

*Cereals that are “sturdy” like Cheerios, Kix or granola with clusters will work better because they will keep their shape while being frozen and will look more like a freshly poured cereal.

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Once you remove the bowl from the freezer, pour some fresh milk on top.

How to Pull Off the April Fool’s Prank (Muahahaha…)

  1. I started the night before with two regular bowls of Cheerios and milk. Breakfast at night? No, not quite. I fixed the cereal as usual but then stuck them in the freezer…
  2. Then, in the morning, I took the frozen bowls of cereal out and added just a touch of fresh milk to the top. It looks completely normal…hee hee hee!

Nicholas made some funny faces as he tried to eat his frozen cereal.

boy eating frozen cereal on April Fools morning at breakfast
Wait…this cereal is funny.

Then he tried digging into the unusual breakfast with his spoon.

boy digging into cereal bowl in April Fools breakfast cereal prank
Hmmmm…this is not right.

He never really caught on to the joke and ended up just saying “Ewww” and pushing it away.

frustrated boy with cereal prank - I am not eating this
I am NOT eating this!

The poor boy was still half asleep and now in tears over his weird cereal.

Yet I couldn’t help but giggle as I said the infamous, “April Fools!”

Childish, yes.

Cereal Jokes for Kids

So, while you are sitting around the breakfast cereal trying to dig into frozen cereal, maybe some more cereal jokes might be the perfect addition for more giggles.

What do cats eat for breakfast?

Mice Krispies!

Hey, You opened the cereal box!

No I didn’t, it is bran new.

Who was the major suspect in the murder of Tony the Tiger, Toucan Sam and Sugar Bear?

A cereal killer.

What do snowmen eat for breakfast?

Frosted Flakes.

What do snowmen eat for breakfast?

Ice Krispies!

Why didn’t the snowman eat the entire bowl of cereal?

He was feeling a little flaky.

What do bees eat for breakfast?


What is the favorite cereal in Great Britain?


What do you call eating dinosaurs for breakfast?

Tyrannosaurus Chex

Why did the astronauts take a cereal box with them in the rocket?

In case they passed the milky way.

lots of pranks for kids
So many fun April Fool’s Day pranks for kids!

But oh what fun!

Pranks for Kids

Looking for more ways to trick your littles? Here are some cute and fun ideas to celebrate April Fool’s Day with the whole family! 

Have you pranked your kids with the cereal joke? 

What is your favorite April Fool’s Day prank that you have played on your kids?

Comment below! 


  1. Kim that was a good one. Poor Nicholas – that final picture of his face…Priceless!!!

  2. Thanks for sharing! I couldn’t help but laugh while reading your posts & looking at the pictures 🙂

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