40 Best April Fools  Pranks Your Kids Won’t See Coming


April 1st is just around the corner, and how better to celebrate it by driving your kids mad for a change. Welcome to the 40 best April fools pranks to play on your kids

#1. There’s no reason to cry over spilt milk… even if it’s on your kid’s $2000 macbook


Make a milky white “splatter” with glue and soap.


#2. Prank grilled cheese — the not so comfortable comfort food


Make a faux grilled cheese with pound cake and tinted butter frosting.


#3. The sundae and spuds mash up


Imagine your kid’s face when you tell them they can have a sundae for lunch. Then imagine your face when they realize it’s actually a heaping of hot mashed potatoes served with cherries on top.


#4. Tell your new teen driver it’s “just fine”

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Put it under the wipers and watch their panicky reaction.

#5. “Mommm… the food is staring at me!”


Stick googly eyes on food containers and hide behind the kitchen counter. Watch your kid’s petrified screams when he opens the fridge at night.


#6. Bake a pan of brownies


“I’m sorry but did I say brown Es?”

#7. Confuse your kid somewhere down the road


#8. Tell your toddler her feet grew bigger while she was sleeping

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Stuff her shoes with tissue. But she might bug you all day for a new pair.

#9. Molding the prank champions of the future


Smudge green and black markers on sandwich bags to make “molds” #best april fools pranks

#10.”Mommm… the cereal is frozen!”


Well, didn’t it say frosty flakes? Your unsuspecting child didn’t know you put his bowl of cereal in the freezer.

#11. ‘Ketchup’ with the latest prank I’m about to throw you, kid…


Get a string. Tie one end to a sinker, and the put the other end half way through the ketchup bottle. The string squirts up when the bottle is squeezed. Best served with hotdogs.

#12. Stitch their sock up half way, then laugh in their face as they try to get it on

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“Hurry, son. The bus is waiting.”

#13. Chocolate chip cookies have never bean this good.


Because you added black beans instead of chocolate chips.

#14. Put up your house for sale

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Tell your kids you’re moving in to your new house in the North Pole. There is no wifi signal there but at least they get to play with polar bears.

#15. Send them off in a fit of rage with these veggie lollipops


Use broccoli, carrots, and other vegetables your child hates.

#16. Pull another classic honey-the-principal-just-called prank

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It will never go out of style because every child knows he’s skipped a homework or two.

#17. Make caramel apples with no other than — onions


Warning: will surely make them cry but is one of the best april fools pranks ever

#18. “Sorry, honey. Nickelodeon called to say the cartoons will be on vacation.”


Cover the remote’s sensor with a matte adhesive tap. Go ahead and lock the dial to your favorite new channel.

#19. “Mommm… the shampoo won’t pour!”

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“That’s too bad, honey. I used a plastic film to cover the bottle cap — and laugh at you behind the shower curtain.”

#20. It’s egg-sactly vanilla yogurt and halved peach


Every April 1st, Junior will remember life isn’t as peachy as he thought.

#21. “Can you get the mail for me, pretty please?”


With sugar and screams on top.

#22. “Mommm… the milk turned blue!”

“That’s because I’ve put liquid coloring under your cereals, honey. Enjoy!”

#23. “Mommm… even the water is blue!”


“Well, because mommy is a genius and placed dye pellets under the water cap. It’s so fun to see your hands get dirty all over again!”

#24. Chicken pie with jelly bean filling


Use jelly candies and vanilla pudding to make a pleasant surprise in every bite

#25. Be the cereal killer by switching to bags of breakfast cereals

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Cover your tracks by putting the cereal bags in wrong cartons.

#26. Mess up your kid’s trackpad or mouse settings

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Confuse your kid by flipping the trackpad to scroll in the opposite direction. Just find your way around the computer’s Control Panel… and enjoy.

#27. Take a screenshot of your tablet’s home screen or computer’s desktop, and leave it up full screen.

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Watch her get confused when the screen won’t swipe.

#28. The very frustrating dollar prank


Money can’t buy happiness — only pranks as good as this one.

#29. “Lunch” a surprise attack


#30. Surprise jelly juice


Put Jell-o in a glass, serve with straw. Have a camera ready when they take their first sip.

#31. Another milk prank — this time, served in a glass


Add gelatin powder to a glass of hot milk. Once the gelatin mixture settles, you’re ready for some fun.

#32. Glaze a bar of soap with colorless nail polish.


Your child will go nuts while trying to figure out why the soap isn’t lathering.

#33. Switch your kid to another bed while they sleep. They’ll wake up confused.

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#34. Wear a wig when you pick up your kids from school. Tell them your hairdresser went wild and gave you new pink hair.

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#35. Have them plant “doughnut seeds” before they leave for school…


And switch the “seeds” with real doughnuts they can harvest in the afternoon.

#36. “Hi, honey. I got you an iPad.”


“Sorry, did I just say ‘eye pad’”?

#37. …. Don’t cry over that iPad. Here’s an iPhone


“Well, darling. Life is a box of chocolates.”

#38. Replace Cheetos with carrot sticks. Don’t forget to reseal

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#39. Glue coins on the floor

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#40. Be the best party popper in town


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