April Fools Day… well, we like to goof off and have fun with our kids anyway (we had an impromptu cake fight just last week), but on this day in particular, we can go over the top!
Here are some kid friendly April Fools gags to get your kids in the spirit.
Super easy and SO funny! I froze one bowl with a spoon in and one with no spoon. Hannah was in such good spirits, she brushed it off and chipped away at the frozen corn flakes, haha.
Fill wine bottle with juice
The reaction on this one was priceless. I started by filling up their sister’s sippy cup and they gasped “MOMMY!” I replied with, “Oh, don’t worry, you’ll get some next”. Landon refused to drink it, dumped it out in the sink and then got mad when I told him it was actually just juice. Hannah had a sip and said, “It tastes good, but kind of yucky”.
Simple and effective!
I didn’t think of carrying through April Fools to Landon’s lunch box until that morning. I raided the plastic bug collection, gave them a good wash, and put them in his baggie of grapes and popcorn. Knowing he would think that was “cute” but not quite enough.. I peeled open his pudding, stuck in a bug, and resealed it with hot glue. He said that his teacher thought he stuck the bug in himself because there’s no way it could have been in his pudding, haha.
There were a few more that happened too quickly to snap a picture of… Landon tried to get me by using an elastic on the sink sprayer and asking for a glass of water – I poured him a glass from the Brita 😉
Then Daddy got Hannah to wash her hands at the sink instead, and she got sprayed. She was shocked and then burst out laughing. Seconds later he said, “now seriously, I need you to wash your hands”, she asked for reassurance that he wouldn’t spray her again, he agreed… she turned on the tap and sprayed herself again!
Do you play April Fools on your kids? I’d love to hear some other idea for next year!