April Fool's Day Fun for the Family

Growing up, I always looked forward to each April Fool’s Day.  It was the one day where I could play as many jokes on the family as I wanted and I never got in trouble for them.  I took advantage of this wonderful day from sun-up to sun-down.  Having years of experience and many teaser bones in my body, I thought I would share just a few fun ideas to do with or on your family  this Wednesday, April 1st.

Grab a bunch of alarm clocks, set them to alarm at different times, very early in the morning, and hide them all around different places in your victim’s room!


Fill a glass with water. Add food dye so it matches the color of whatever juice you have in your refrigerator. Serve the “juice” to your family. They will be expecting something sweet and getting water so it will taste funny at first. Don’t forget to watch the funny faces they make!


Here’s another prank you can do at breakfast: open up all the boxes of cereal and pull the bags with the cereal in them out of the boxes. Put each bag in a wrong cereal box. When your family members go to pour their cereal they will get the wrong kind!


Stuff toilet paper or tissues or whatever into the toe part of someone’s shoes so they have trouble getting their feet in!


Put a spool of thread in your pocket and leave the tail hanging out. Then go up to your friend and say, “I’ve been pulling this and pulling this but it won’t come out!” Then your friend will try to pull it. It will go on and on and on and on and her hands will be full!


Superglue a pen cap to the pen and ask people if they can get it off for you!


Take toilet paper and unravel it so that a marker doesn’t show through. Then with the marker write: “Help, I’m lost in a toilet paper factory,” and whoever goes to the bathroom next will get a joke out of that one!


Put some water in a cereal bowl, and place it in the freezer so that the water freezes. Offer to serve cereal in the morning, making sure you use that same bowl. Put their favorite cereal over the top of the ice, and serve.


This ones for all you pet owners! First, put a walky talky some where near the area of where your pet is laying. Go into another room with the other walky talky. Then, when someone goes to pet your furry friend, say something like…”Hey Pal! Get your grimy hands off me!”


Fill a box with ping pong balls or packing peanuts and place it into a cupboard. Arrange the box so the box flap will fall open when the cupboard is opened. Carefully close the cupboard, and then wait nearby for the fun!


While the victim is asleep, reset all the clocks ahead two hours. When they wake up they will panic and think they slept late and are late for school or work.

Find a scrap of cloth.  Place a dollar on the floor and stay nearby.  When the victim comes by and bends down to pick up the dollar, rip the cloth loudly.  Most people will reach back to see if they ripped their pants!

Take a quarter and use a pencil to trace around it—this will leave pencil dust all along the edge of the coin. Hide this coin in your hand for now. Go to your victim and tell him you want to show them a trick. Tell him you can do something that you bet he can’t. Take a quarter (a new quarter, not the “marked” quarter) and roll in down your face from the top of your forehead, over your nose, and down to your chin. Challenge your victim to do the same thing—handing them the “marked” quarter. When your victim finishes, congratulate them and walk away. Let them figure out for themselves that you tricked them into marking a big line down the middle of their face!


Family Fun Magazine also has some great recipe ideas and other April Fool’s Day ideas to use. 

Have fun, and remember laughter IS really the best medicine!

Posted on March 30, 2009, in April, Holidays & Traditions and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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