A BIG list of friendly April Fools Pranks for kids that are FUN for EVERYONE! Updated for 2018!
I love April Fool’s Day!
What I don’t love are mean pranks that are meant to worry or scare. Why would we want to upset the people we care about, even if it’s just a joke?
Friendly April Fools Pranks for Kids
That’s why I gathered a list of GOOD-spirited April Fools pranks for kids! These are fun ideas that will get kids thinking and laughing.
Kids will love being “in” on the joke!
Some of the ideas on this list are jokes for parents, and some are ideas that kids can do themselves. All are silly and intended to be good-humored. (Nothing gross, scary, or mean here!)
The Best April Fools Jokes for Kids
Click on the links below to view the full tutorial for each idea. This list may include shop-able ad links for items our family loves; read our full disclosure policy here.
Spilled Coffee Prank (from Red Ted Art) — A portable prop you can use again and again! –pictured above
Brown E’s (from JDaniel4’s Mom) — This play-on-words prank will have everyone thinking and laughing!
Woven “Straw”berries (from JDaniel4’s Mom) — Another good-spirited “thinking joke”
Tissue Dispenser Necklace (from Make It & Love It) — If your kids ask for tissues all the time, offer them this clever solution wink, wink
Grape Juice Jell-O (from Make It & Love It) — A simple-looking snack that brings the laughs! -pictured below
Frozen Cereal (from Kids Activities Blog) — This breakfast prank is guaranteed to start the day off with a smile.
Candy Eggs & Bacon (from Teach Mama) — You see a lot of “taste” jokes for April Fools Day, but I like this one because it is actually yummy!
Fake Bug (from Katie’s Crochet Goodies & Crafts) — Don’t worry, there’s nothing creepy, crawly, or slimy about this prank. It’s a fun shadow trick!
Sleeping Kid Prank (from Kids Activities Blog) — Your kids will get a kick out of seeing their “funny faces” when they wake up!
Candy in a Fruit Can (from Come Together Kids) — I think the name says it all…kids will love this joke! -pictured below
Gas Out Game (affiliate link) — Not only do my girls love to play this toot-themed counting game, they love to prank me by playing the noises at unexpected moments!
Carrots in a Candy Box (from Come Together Kids) — Surprise!! A healthy treat is inside!
Giant Googly Eyes (from Paging Fun Mums) — I absolutely love this simple joke! It would also make an awesome Halloween decoration. -pictured above
Cheesy Chocolate Spread (from De tout et de rien: Activités pour le Préscolaire) — It looks like chocolate…but is it??
Pretend Snot (from Kids Activities Blog) — This slime recipe is actually lots of fun to play with! Perhaps even more fun when you pretend it’s buggers! -pictured below
“Pooh” in my Bed (from Play Dr. Mom) — Don’t worry, there’s nothing gross about this one, or any of the other play-on words pranks in this post.
Windshield Wiper Rainbow (from Helmut Smits) — Turn the windshield wipers on for a surprise that will delight all your little passengers! -pictured above
Family Photos in the Weekly Ad (from Teach Mama) — The kids will have a blast doctoring up the weekly newspaper ads to include familiar faces. The perfect joke for that parent who loves to read the morning paper!
Blue Bathwater (from Kids Activities Blog) — Turn on the faucet for a colorful surprise!
Milk Splatter (from Instructables) — Just think of all the fun places you could create a “milk” spill!
Lamp Light Show (affiliate link) — Swap out a light bulb or two in your house with these remote-controlled light bulbs with 16 color choices! So much fun!!
Broccoli Lollipops (from the Decorated Cookie) — These colorfully-wrapped lollipops aren’t quite what’s expected! -pictured above
“Moldy” Sandwich (from Perpetual Kid) — Safe to eat, but will definitely make the kiddos do a double take when they find this sandwich in their lunch! -pictured above
Donut Seeds (from Very Enchanting) — Clever and fun! See if your kids will actually try to plant these! -pictured below
Grape & Tomato Sweets (from Eats Amazing)
We hope you have a blast trying out these April Fools Pranks for Kids! Share your favorite jokes and ideas in the comments below!
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