April Fool’s Day is one of the most overlooked holidays. There are so many different practical jokes to play on your kids – let’s get started!
Four fun ideas to ensure you’re the prankster, not the prankee!
There are so many ways you can prank your kids on April Fool’s Day with their food. One easy, but great idea is to fill up their cup with jello instead of juice. When they take a sip from the straw, they will be so confused. And, it’s a win for them too because then it turns into a yummy snack.
Alternatively food dye is a wonderful invention. You can put food dye in just about anything. Just be prepared for some startled looks from your kids when they realize the milk is suddenly blue. Grab some dye from your local store and go crazy.
Mess with their mind pranks
If you have a good 20 minutes to spare, turn as much as you can in your house upside down. This means pictures, clocks, chairs, toys, anything you can think of! This will for sure throw them off.
When you pick up your kids from their dance school on April Fool’s Day, make sure you have a crazy wig on. You’ll look great and your kids will be the perfect amount of embarrassed in front of their dance friends.
Another funny idea would be to swap out their dance clothes – leotards, tutu, shoes etc – with a larger size, causing them to think they have shrunk. Plus, you can use the bigger clothes later on!
The Windy City
For those of you in Chicago, there are plenty of ways to use the city to your advantage on this holiday. If your child is a big fan of the Cubs, convince them their Chicago dance school got moved to Wrigley Field for the day. This one may cause some disappointment, but could still be funny as long as they have a good sense of humor. Same goes for the Soldier Stadium if they’re more of a Bears Fan.
There are endless possibilities for practical jokes in San Diego. One idea would be to convince them your family is going to be leaving the San Diego sun and moving to a much colder city in the middle of nowhere.
Another good one would be to tell them that they are unfortunately going to miss participating in the recital with their San Diego dance school, because you are going out of town. If you have been to recital before, you know that this is not something to be missed.
Now it’s time to get to work! Just remember that April Fool’s Day is supposed to be fun and be a day full of extra laughter! Create some more memories with your kids by pranking them in a way they will never forget, so they can pass the tradition on to their family one day.