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41 Genius April Fools’ Day Pranks Your Kids Will Totally Fall For

Because kids don't get a free pass on April 1.

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3. 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.

8. Stuff toilet paper into the toe of your kid’s shoes.

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This is especially fun if you casually mention to your kid first thing in the morning that their feet look bigger.

10. 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.

14. Put a “for sale” sign in your front yard.

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Want to take this prank to the next level? When your kid asks where you’re moving to, say, “Alaska.”

17. 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!"

22. Squeeze a few drops of food coloring into the bottom of your kid’s bowl, then cover it with cereal.

23. 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.

26. Change the settings on your kid’s mouse or trackpad.

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

27. Take a screencap of the desktop on your kid’s iPad or computer and leave it up full screen.

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Your kid will be stumped why nothing happens when they touch or click on the icons.

38. 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?

41. Lastly, if you’re feeling really ambitious you can try this outrageous prank.

Tell your kid to lean close as you cut them a "slice." Just don’t expect your startled kid to help you clean up the mess!

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