April Fools’ Day jokes to play on your kids

I’m not much for April Fools’ Day because I am admittedly fairly gullible…ok, very gullible. That said, harmless fun is a great way to smile, enjoy life, and get a good laugh in.

As my kids are 6, 4 and 4 I was looking for some fun pranks to pull on them this year. I found some great ideas thanks to Mike Spohr at BuzzFeed. For 31 awesome April Fools’ Day Pranks Your Kids will Totally Fall For. Here are a few of my favorites:

Act like the coolest parent ever and tell your kids you’ll be serving sundaes for dinner, that way when they realize their sundae is actually mashed potatoes and gravy, it can be their dinner. Learn more here.Mashed Potato Sundays_bakeat350

Put a bowl of your kid’s favorite cereal and milk in the freezer overnight, then watch in the morning as your unsuspecting kid clanks a spoon against the frozen milk.

Stick a helium balloon in the toilet and close the lid. When your kid lifts the lid in the morning the balloon will float out and startle them. For extra fun you could even write “April Fools!” on it.<Balloon_filmstalker

When your kids are sleeping switch them into each other’s bed. Waking up in their sibling’s room is a hilarious way to start April Fools’ Day. Kid sleeping

I’m totally going to do this and can’t wait to watch their faces!

Have any other good ideas for April Fools’ Day for your kids? Share in the comments!

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