For some reason I have been really excited about April Fools’ day this year. Maybe because my kids are old enough to really have fun with it, maybe because I’ve been in a silly mood lately… or maybe because of Pinterest. I’d say Pinterest is most likely the reason. I picked through and found the best April Fools’ pranks for families.
The truth is, I say family friendly because I’m not much of a prankster and I am a little (or a lot) scared of what will happen if I start something with my family that I do not want to finish!
Best April Fools’ Pranks for Families
Drawer Swap. Let’s start this list off super easy and light. All you have to do is move all the clothes from one drawer to another drawer. Getting ready for school will be HILARIOUS! (This is also a great April Fools’ prank to suggest the kids play on Dad.)
Splattered Milk. Who split the milk? This spilt milk tutorial makes it easy to trick someone into thinking there is a mess (even though there isn’t one)!
Shoe Search. While the kids are at school have some fun hiding shoes everywhere… and I mean EVERYWHERE.
Orange Surprise. These adorable Jello orange slices probably won’t fool anyone but they are still a fun twist for this silly day.
Wild Hair. After the kids are in bed the day before April 1st, add some color to your hair. In the morning pretend you don’t know what they are talking about. Act like it’s them playing a joke on you!
Bonus: I found this while looking for DIY temporary color and couldn’t resist sharing. Give the puppy a funny makeover with a mo-hawk and some color.
Brownie Fun. Who doesn’t love brownies? Of course these brownEEEE’s might not be exactly what the kids had in mind.
Funny breakfast. Cereal anyone? Don’t look too close… my favorite is the frozen cereal.
Condiment War. Who’s ready for a little ketchup and mustard fight? How would your kids react if they thought you were about to squirt them?
Heavy backpack. Add a little extra weight to your little ones backpack. Try to find a heavy rock or block. How long will it take them to figure out why their bag is so heavy?
Light Switch. While no one is paying attention switch out a few light-bulbs with colored bulbs to surprise everyone as the sun goes down. (affiliate link)
Which of these do you think is the best April Fools’ prank for families? Will you be play any pranks this year?
This post originally appeared March 29, 2013.