April Fools! Fun ideas for families

Does your child love April Fools’ Day?  Do you?  Children often love spending a day joking with friends and family.

April Fools’ Day provides a great opportunity for family bonding time as you pull pranks on each other.

Here are some fun ideas you can do to prank your child, or combine forces and trick another family member!

  • Bake a pan of “Brownies”April Fools! Fun ideas for families
  • Serve some Jell-O disguised as juice
  • Stuff toilet paper in the toes of everyone’s shoes
  • Put googly eyes on everything
  • Freeze a bowl of cereal
  • Paint a bar of soap with clear nail polish

What other fun pranks have you tried on April Fools’ Day?

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Did you know that April Fools’ Day has been celebrated for centuries?  The exact origins aren’t known, but there are some ideas:

Some historians speculate that April Fools’ Day dates back to 1582, when France switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar, as called for by the Council of Trent in 1563. People who were slow to get the news or failed to recognize that the start of the new year had moved to January 1 and continued to celebrate it during the last week of March through April 1 became the butt of jokes and hoaxes.




Enjoy this fun holiday with your family!