There’s no harm in playing an innocent prank on your little ones, especially on April Fools’ Day. Your kids are used to nothing but affection the other 364 days out of the year, so you deserve one day to cut loose and play just one (or two) tiny, harmless jokes at their expense. (Or by the end of the day.) Have something to add to this story?
Don’t worry — your precious little angels know you love them, and they’ll probably get you back next year. (Or by the end of the day.)
This prank is especially sweet for parents with little kids. Just give them a packet and wait until they realize you can’t actually grow a donut tree.
An easy concept for a classic parent prank: When it’s time for breakfast, offer your kid an ice, cold bowl of their favorite cereal. Literally.
Do your kids love sweets? Make them a special treat of mashed potato “ice cream.”
Break out the candy dish on April 1. Then sit back, relax and laugh the cavities away.
Some fake milk splatter isn’t just funny, it’s a teachable moment for tech-obsessed teens.
Roll up to your kid’s school on the coolest ride in town.
It’s the ultimate fake out: Tell your kids you got them an ice cream cone only for them to see it dropped on the ground. Of course, have a real one ready. You’re not that mean.
Not all pranks are bad. Offer your kids some soft boiled eggs only to find a Jell-o surprise inside.
Treat your kids to something that’s just out of the ordinary on April 1: a flock of flamingos on the front lawn (or in their bedroom).
If you’re really looking to freak out your kids, nothing shocks like the classic fake bug in a lunchbox.