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 at breakfast with this little prank. With just 3 minutes of preparation the night before, you can prank your kids with frozen cereal.

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Catch your kids off guard with this frozen cereal prank!

Frozen Cereal Prank For Kids

Looking for easy April fools’ day pranks? Well look no further! We have an easy one you can set up at night, and then the next morning will be filled with giggles! April fools pranks should be a good time for everyone, and this is a fun harmless pranks everyone can enjoy.

The best thing about this April Fool’s Day prank, is that you most likely already have everything you need! If you have cereal bowls, cereal, milk, and a freezer you can do this prank.

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

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Frozen Cereal Prank

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This is all you need to pull this cereal practical joke!

Supplies You Will Need for Frozen Cereal Prank

*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.

Instructions for April Fool’s Day Frozen Cereal Breakfast Prank

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

Step 1

I started the night before with two regular bowls of Cheerios and milk.

Step 2

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Make sure the bowl is level in the freezer!

Breakfast at night? No, not quite. I fixed the cereal as usual but then stuck them in the freezer…

Step 4

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

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!

My Son’s Reaction To My Frozen Cereal Prank

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.

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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.

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

But oh what fun!

Other Ways To Pull Hilarious Pranks Cereal Prank On Family Members

There are other ways to pull silly an April fool’s joke on your family.

  • Colorful milk prank: Add a few drops of food coloring to a bowl of their favorite cereal and watch it change colors as they eat. Classic prank!
  • Bug in the cereal prank: Add a couple (large to avoid choking hazards) plastic bugs in their cereal. Preferably the colorful ones and not so realistic ones.
  • Frozen juice prank: Does your child drink juice in the morning? Instead of a regular cup of orange juice you could always replace it with frozen juice. (Doubles as a popsicle and a delicious treat for being a good sport.)
  • Lumpy milk prank: Do they pour their own milk? Add softened ice cream to an empty carton of milk. The milk will look lumpy, but taste great! What a fun surprise.

Easy April Fool's Day Breakfast Cereal Prank

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This is the easiest way to prank your kids at breakfast with this easy frozen cereal prank that will make everyone laugh!


  • Cheerios or other breakfast cereal*
  • Milk
  • Bowl


  1. The night before, fill a bowl up with your child's favorite cereal. Preferable something sturdy like Cheerios, Kix, Captain Crunch (original).
  2. Add the milk to the cereal.
  3. Immediately put it in the freezer over night.
  4. In the morning, add a little milk to make it wook more "real" and serve.


Avoid using something like Frosted Flakes or Mini Wheats as they'll disintegrate.

More Pranks For Kids From Kids Activities Blog:

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!

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Practical jokes to make kids giggle!

How did the frozen cereal prank work at your house? What is your favorite April Fool’s Day prank that you have played on your kids? Comment below! 

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