17 Harmless April Fools' Pranks For Kids That Are Easy To Pull Off

    All of the fun of April Fools' Day with none of the trauma!

    1. Super glue a pizza box closed, then try to keep a straight face as your kid struggles to get the box open.

    2. This one's really easy and really fun — put jelly beans in your ice dispenser.

    3. Put lotion on your kid's door knob so they can't open it.

    4. Remember when Jim pranked Dwight on The Office by putting his stapler in Jell-O? Well, you can prank your kid the same way, but instead of using a stapler, try using an action figure or other small toy.

    5. While we're talking about Jell-O — Serve your kid a glass of "Kool-Aid" or "juice" (that is really Jell-O).

    6. When you pick up your kids from school, announce you got them sushi as an afternoon snack. Then, when you get home, reveal the sushi is actually made of...candy!

    7. Make a batch of "booger slime," hide it in a napkin, then pretend to sneeze really loudly into the napkin before showing your kids the napkin's gross contents.

    8. Here's another gross one — if you rip up a toilet paper roll, wet it, and then mash it together, it looks exactly like, well...

    9. Surprise your kid with a big box of their favorite fast food, then REALLY surprise them by filling it up with vegetables.

    10. Tell your kids you made cake pops, then try to hide your smile as they crunch into a chocolate-covered Brussels sprout instead.

    11. You can also make a plate of "sponge brownies."

    12. Speaking of brownies, you can always pull the classic "there's a pan of brown E's on the counter" prank.

    13. Make your kids laugh by putting googly eyes on the food in your refrigerator.

    14. If you make eggs for breakfast, draw funny faces on your eggs, then ask your kid to hand you a few.

    15. Want a REALLY easy prank? Switch the bags inside two boxes of cereal, then watch your kid pour a bowl and realize their sugary cereal has turned into dad's boring bran flakes.

    16. Paint a bar of soap with nail polish, then, once it dries, tell your kids to wash their hands with it before dinner.

    17. Have your kid plant some donut seeds in the yard the night before April Fools' Day, then replace the “seeds” with real donuts to be discovered in the morning.