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April Fool! 10 Silly Pranks to Play on Your Kids


It’s always fun to kick-off your day with a little humor and on April Fools’ Day, it’s almost essential. We’ve pulled together a few easy and harmless pranks to play on your kids…if they don’t get to you first!

  1. Stuff your kids shoes with tissue paper.  Push the tissue deep into the toe so they can’t slip their feet in all the way.  They’ll think they grew overnight!
  2. Remove the plastic cereal bags from their original boxes and switch them.  Your kids will think they’re getting Cinnamon Toast Crunch, but Dad’s All Bran will come pouring out.
  3. Another great morning trick involves removing the plastic cereal bag out of the box and replacing it with Goldfish, packing peanuts or some other item.  Surprise!
  4. Place a few drops of food coloring into your milk carton – blue or green work well.  The kids will be shocked when their milk is blue instead of white.
  5. Make snack time a bit more fun.  After  filling a Ziplock bag with your kid’s schooltime snack, put a strip of double sided tape on one of the flaps of a Ziplock bag and press firmly to make them stick.  Your kids won’t be able to open their snack bag!
  6. Switch the clothing in their dresser drawers.  Move the contents around (PJ’s in the pants drawer, or underwear where the shirts belong) or switch siblings drawers.
  7. Take the batteries out of the TV remote control.  This will frustrate husbands as well as kids!
  8. Sprinkle a little salt on your families toothbrushes – this is a real wake-up call.  Yuck!
  9. Go into the settings area of your teen’s smart phone and change the language default.  Texting just got a whole lot more interesting.
  10.  Use a pin to poke tiny holes in a straw, then offer it to your victim. They’ll suck and suck but just mainly get air.