April is only a few weeks away, which means it’s time to start planning for the first of the month…April Fools Day! The sooner you start, the more pranks you’ll be able to fit in. We’ve gathered up some of our favorite tricks for the whole family, because even though it’s fun to be the prankster, helping your kids prank each other, their friends, and of course Dad, is even better!
Cereal is the most classic of breakfast pranking materials. Parents Magazine suggests serving up the way too real looking worms (above). Freeze your kid’s cereal to guarantee confusion, or create morning magic by putting food coloring at the bottom of the bowl and watching the milk change color when it’s poured in.
Oh Happy’s Day mini lunch is so perfectly petite it’ll be a shame to miss seeing your kids reaction when they open it. Just make sure to pack a regular sized meal too!
Chocolate for an after-school snack might seem too good to be true – because it is! Love Wednesday takes advantage of perfectly sized Easter egg candy wrappers to disguise grapes.
You look so mature this morning! Age kids overnight by drawing on a mustache with a washable marker while they’re sleeping. The shock when they look in the mirror will lead to serious giggles. (Image via)
Another way to simulate an overnight growth spurt is to switch your kids clothes out for a smaller size – or old clothes they’ve grown out of. Today’s Parent suggests stuffing toilet paper in the toes of their shoes to take the effect one step further. (Image via)
Perfect for the kid who likes to be the center of attention. Any household item becomes an audience member once you add a pair of googly eyes. (via Oh Happy Day)
Help your kids make this super realistic ice cream spill from Studio DIY. Set it up on Dad’s laptop and try to act casual….
“Want some Brown-E’s Dad?” This idea from Jacks & Kate is another fun trick for the kids to get in on. Completely fair payback for all of those awful dad puns, right? If you’re feeling generous, make a real batch of brownies to share post joke.
One more idea for Dear Old Dad. For this prank from Pen n’ Paper Flowers, all you need is a small piece of tape. Cover up the sensor on the remote and watch Dad’s confusion as the TV refuses to cooperate. Be “helpful” by offering a new set of batteries.
Your kids will get a kick out of tricking their friends with a pretend cast. For even more fun, help them come up with a crazy story about how they broke their bone. Parents shares the how to.
Talk to your kids about celebrating holidays in different cultures while crafting Handmade Charlotte’s French fools fish game. Help them make a bunch of fish to tape to their friends backs for a silly surprise.