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Last Update Date: 31 March 2018

When it’s April Fool’s Day we all know it’s time to play a few funny tricks. This year why not swap places and be the naughty one? April Fool’s Day comes around once a year so, let’s celebrate this day by pulling one of these funny and innocent April Fool's jokes on your little cute ones. Have fun surprising your kids!

We prepared our 10 Best April Fools’ Day pranks for you and your kids to practise at home. You know your children better than we do, so choose the jokes you think they’ll like the most.

1. Upside Down House

upside down house april fools prank

On the previous day, after everyone goes to bed, turn as many things upside down as you can at home: frames, objects, clocks, toys, chairs. Wake-up some minutes before everyone and enjoy the reaction of your family.

2. A Tasty Toothpaste

a tasty toothpaste april fools pranks

Your little one just wakes up and suspects nothing. It’s time to be a cruel (!) parent and change the taste of her/his whole day! Put some mayonnaise into a toothpaste tube, play cool when your kid is around and watch the grimace on their face.

3. Waking Up in a New Bed

waking up in a new bed april fools pranks

When your kids are sleeping switch them into each other's bed. They will be quite surprised waking up in their sibling’s room.

4. Non-Sudsing Soap

non-sudsing soap april fools pranks

Paint a soap bar with colorless nail polish, let it dry and leave it in the shower or next to the sink. You can be sure that after that, every time they grab the soap they will be wondering if it is going to lather or not for a while.

5. Shrink Shoes Overnight

shrink shoes overnight april fools prank

Stuff a small amount of toilet paper into the toe of your kid's shoes. Be ready to retain your laugh while watching them struggle.

6. Frozen Morning Cereal

frozen morning cereal april fools prank

Prepare your kid’s favorite cereal with milk and put it in the freezer overnight. Then in the morning watch your kid clanking his/her spoon against the frozen milk.

7. Non-Responsive Television Remote

non-responsive television remote april fools prank

Place small pieces of transparent tape over the sensors on the TV remote. But first of all, choose the TV shows you want to watch, discreetly put the tape over the sensor and give the remote to your kid. This is a win-win situation: enjoy your show while pranking your kid!

8. Clogged Shampoo Bottle

clogged shampoo bottle april fools prank

Unscrew the cap of your kid’s shampoo bottle, cover the top with plastic wrap, then screw the cap back and cut off the excess of wrap. Let your kid squeeze the bottle for some time before helping :)

9. Blue Breakfast

blue breakfast april fools prank

Buy some food dye, squeeze a few drops into your kid’s bowl, then cover it with cereal. When they pour the milk, it will change color as it rises to the top. Let see if your kid is brave enough to drink blue milk.

10. Waking Up to Clown Face

waking up to clown Face april fools prank

Paint your kids’ faces while they are sleeping. And then discreetly observe their reaction when seeing themselves in the mirror. Laughter guaranteed!

A Quick Fun Fact:

There are countless rumors on the origin of April Fool’s Day. Nobody really knows which one is true but many still continues spreading the word about it. It’s quite fun to learn new things so we wanted to share with you some theories on the history of this entertaining day to cheer you up. It’s still up to you to decide which story is more convincing, though.

  1. Some sources tell us that the connection between April 1st and playing pranks come from Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales (1392). In "The Nun's Priest's Tale," a fox plays tricks on the proud rooster Chauntecleer.
  2. Other sources believe that April Fools' Day was originated from celebrating the coming of Spring- maybe the reason was adding a little bit more fun to it-. As a matter of fact, many cultures hold celebrations around the beginning of April.
  3. Last but not least; another belief indicates April Fools' Day started because of the adoption of a new calendar in 1582. In fact; many (ancient and modern day) cultures celebrate New Year's Day around April 1.
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