April Fool’s Day is just around the corner and if you’re like us, you enjoy playing a little prank on your child.
April 1 is the one-day out of the year that we get to act like kids too. It’s our time to have a little fun! Obviously we want to stay away from any pranks that may end in tears so here are five kid-friendly April Fool’s Day pranks that parents can play on their kids.
Stuff toilet paper in their dance shoes
This April Fool’s Day joke for children will have your kid thinking they grew over night! While your child is asleep, stuff toilet paper inside their dance shoes. As they are getting ready for dance class and putting their shoes on, they will have a startling surprise! Their feet can no longer fit in their shoes! This will definitely throw them off and make them believe they grew while they were sleeping. There is nothing better than messing with their minds!
Fill their closet with balloons
While your child is at school, fill their closet with balloons. When they go to get dressed for their San Diego dance class, there will be a surprise waiting for them. The second they open the closet door they will be bombarded with balloons! They won’t have any idea what hit them (literally). Imagine your child’s face when they see 20 balloons coming at them! This April Fool’s Day joke is a priceless one.
Have Jell-O be their juice
After dance class, your child might be a little thirsty. Prepare a nice after dance class snack for them with some juice to drink. The night before, make Jell-O and pour it into your child’s favorite cup. Put a straw in it so that the Jell-O can form around it. When your child goes to drink their juice the next day, nothing will come up. See how long it will take for them to notice what you have done! Being creative is the best part about playing an April Fool’s Day joke for kids.
Put a ‘For sale’ sign on the front lawn
This April Fool’s joke for kids may require a bit more planning. If you can get your hands on a ‘For sale’ sign, put it on your front lawn. Tell your child that you are moving away from San Diego and they will now be attending our Chicago dance class. Don’t let this prank last too long though, for we know how much kids love our dance classes and we don’t want them to get upset.
Cover the TV remote sensor with a piece of tape
The last prank can be beneficial to you AND your family. When your child is not looking, place a piece of tape over the TV sensor. When they try to turn it on, it won’t work. Tell your child that the TV must be broken and you don’t know when it will be fixed. Now you can spend time with your child without having them be distracted. It’s a win-win! Maybe ask them to show you some steps they learned at dance class.
Now that you have a list of the best April Fool’s Day jokes for kids, it’s time to get started. Just remember that the day is supposed to be fun and full of lots of laughs. It’s important to create memories with your kids by pranking them in a way they will never forget. Someday they will be able to pass the tradition on to their own family.