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31 Awesome April Fools' Day Pranks Your Kids Will Totally Fall For

Just because you're an adult doesn't mean you have to act like one.

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


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.

4. 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.

15. Put a few dye pellets under the cap of your faucet.


Unscrew the cap to the faucet, put a pellet from an Easter egg kit under it, then screw the cap back on. This will make colored water come out of the faucet.

17. Change the settings on your kid's mouse or trackpad.

In your computer's settings you can make it so that the cursor goes in the opposite direction than it normally does.

21. Tell your kids you've baked them a pan of brownies.


Be sure to have your camera ready to catch the moment when your kid pulls back the tin foil to find brown Es instead of the expected chocolate goodness.

23. Stick a helium balloon in the toilet and close the lid.

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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.

25. Replace Cheetos with carrot slices.

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Open the bag from the bottom, swap the Cheetos for carrot slices, then glue it back together. Your kid shouldn't mind, after all, they're both orange, right?

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