April Fools! 5 Awesome Kid Pranks

April Fools!  5 Awesome Kid Pranks


april fools pranks


There’s nothing dorkier–or more adorable–than the stifled giggles of a kid who thinks he’s totally pulled one over on you.  I think we forget sometimes how much kids love to prank us just as much as we love to spring an April Fool’s surprise on them. In their honor, here’s some ideas for April 1.


April Fools!  5 Awesome Kid Pranks


1. Baby Monitor Spies: take one of the monitors and set up the other near your parents.  When they least expect it, shriek “someone’s watching!”  Watch them jump!


light switch prank

2. Tape the light switch: Mom or Dad will groggily try to turn on the light switch and keep pawing at it, wondering why they can’t flip the switch.  Laugh when they finally figure it out.



3. Take the toilet paper off the holder and leave a funny note instead: (PS: you might want to leave the roll close by where Mom and Dad can find it.)


cake sponge

4. Paint a wedge of sponge to look like a slice of cake: this would totally work in my house on ME.  Leave the slice of “cake” out on the counter and laugh yourself silly when Mom or Dad takes the first bite.


short sheeting a bed

5. Short-sheet their bed: an oldie but a goodie.  When the ‘rents try to climb into bed, they’ll find it impossible.  Here’s some directions on how to short-sheet a bed in case you’re not in the loop.


april fools awesome pranks to play on your parents

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4 responses to “April Fools! 5 Awesome Kid Pranks”

  1. PeggyLou says:

    Thanks for the ideas! Think I’ll do a couple of these on our kids still left at home. (twentysomethings)

  2. todderinfav5admin says:

    Glad they’re useful! Zoe laughed so hard she nearly wet herself trying these out on The Todd… 🙂

  3. giggle. These are fun. I think I will pass them on to our grandchildren. really like the “sponge cake”. xo

  4. todderinfav5admin says:

    I can totally see you pranking the rellies, Miss Katie!

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