Celebrate April Fools’ Day with printable activities, games and pranks for kids. The April Fools’ Day printable activities will keep kids busy and give mom and dad a chance to pull a joke of their own. The pranks and gags offer light-hearted fun that is appropriate for kids.
April Fools’ Day Printable Activities for Kids
Surfnetkids.com offers a selection of printable word searches and activity pages for April Fools’ Day.
If you are feeling sneaky, print out an unsolvable word search or word scramble. The Family Fun website has two available. The site also has funny recipes that children can help prepare.
Crayola.com has two coloring pages loaded with punny jokes for April Fools’ Day. A natural companion activity is to help kids create and illustrate their own puns.
April Fools’ Day Games for Kids
Try creating original games for April Fools’ Day. For example, everyone in the family must talk with an accent or use a funny voice. Or make it “Backwards Day” for silly fun. The family member who messes up first must do something goofy like perform the chicken dance.
April Fools’ Day Pranks for Kids
Fun, harmless jokes make April Fools’ Day memorable and fun. These pranks are suitable for parents or kids.
Short Sheet the Bed
This is an old trick, but a funny one. To short sheet a bed, remove everything except the fitted sheet. Spread the top sheet on the bed. Smooth the top sheet and tuck it under the top of the mattress. Now fold the bottom of the top sheet up towards the top of the bed. Fold it about midway across the bed to make a pocket. Spread a blanket over the top of the bed smooth it out. Fold the blanket under the edge of the top sheet. Tuck the sides of the blanket under the mattress. The bed will look cozy and inviting, but the pocket is waiting. Your child will slip under the blankets and wonder why her legs will not fit in the bed.
Severed Finger in a Box
This is another timeless prank children love. You need a small cardboard gift box with a lid. Look for one left over from Christmas or Valentine’s Day. A jewelry box with cotton lining works well. Cut a small hole in the box just big enough to fit your finger through. Cut a small hole in the cotton lining. Use a red marker to scribble “blood” on the cotton lining. Stick you finger in the box and make sure the cotton conceals the hole. Replace the lid and offer to share a gift or surprise with someone. Remove the lid to reveal the bloody finger.