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37 Next-Level April Fools' Day Pranks Your Kids Will Never Forget

A whole lot of genius... a little bit of evil.

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2. Use a face-swap app to replace a favorite photo in your kid's room with a face-swapped version.

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For extra fun, when your kid asks, "What happened to the photo?" you can reply, "What do you mean? It looks the same to me!"


8. Want to prank your kid but lack motivation? Invite them over to watch this really sweet commercial on your computer.

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9. Put a paper cup with this message on your kid's homework desk.

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For extra points leave a plastic bug underneath — just don't leave a real bug unless you want to be put in an incredibly unpleasant nursing home one day.


13. If your kid loves Justin Bieber, use this app to make them think Justin is calling.

Set the "call" to happen in 30 seconds, then put your phone down on the table in clear sight of your kid. When it rings, act too distracted to check who is calling and wait for your kid to lose it.


15. Freeze your kid’s morning cereal.

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. Learn more here.

16. Get your kids out of bed with the promise of fresh and warm Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

If you're nice you can add a message under "April Fools!!" (as the pranker did in the photo above) explaining where the real doughnuts can be found.


28. Take a photo of someone your kid cares about “floating” (like a parent, grandparent, or sibling), then show it to your kid and feign amazement.

“I can’t explain what happened, kids. Right now everything I know about the universe is upside down!”

30. Swap out your family's orange juice with this stomach-turning drink.

You should probably try this one on teenagers only — especially since younger kids love mac 'n' cheese so much they might start requesting this "beverage" on the regular.


33. A mashed potato sundae also makes for quite the surprise.

Tell your kids you’re having dessert for dinner, that way when they realize their sundae is actually mashed potatoes and gravy, it can be their dinner. Learn more here.