April Fool's gags for kids

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Are you ready for April fool's day? Here are some simple kid friendly tricks that you can play on your family.

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Eggs for breakfast
What looks like a sunny-side-up fried egg for breakfast is actually a dollop of vanilla or natural yogurt with a tinned half peach or apricot. A delicious breakfast and a trick to the brain.  (source: serendipityfromjewels.com)

     
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Impossible puzzle
Trick the kids with this impossible word search - we created this where none of the words can be found in the letter grid! Sure to have them fooled for a few minutes of fun.  (source: Essential Kids)

     
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If the shoe fits
Fill you kids shoes with something like craft beads or pompoms for the little ones. If you want to trick your older kids into thinking they have grown suddenly overnight, stuff some tissue paper in the toes of their shoes, casually mention when they wake up that they really look taller, and when they put their school shoes on, they might find that they don't fit anymore. (source: KidsActivityBlog)

     
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I'm watching you
A fun gag is to add googly eyes to everything, at home, everything in the fridge can get the eye treatment - imagine opening the fridge to hundreds of pairs of eyes. Then at school when they open their lunch, it is sure to make them giggle. (source: Making memories with your kids)

     
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Stick it to them
What a treat, a lolly pop! But guess what? It's a vegetable! (source: The Decorated Cookie)

     
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"Kids, I bought each of you an iPad!"
Exclaim this loudly and excitedly first thing in the morning - this is sure to get those sleepy-heads out of bed at least one morning of the school year! (source: Pinterest)

     
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Level UP!
For the kids who are into their computer games, not sure if you'd want this for the clean-up. But sure to put a confused smile of some kids faces. (source: Pinterest)

     
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All wrapped up
Wrap all the toys either individually or in groups in cling wrap - they will have just as much fun unwrapping as playing with it. (source: KidsActivityBlog)

     
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Leave a note in the toilet paper
either write on some paper and slot it in the roll or on the actual paper (test out how your pen will write on the paper) (source: Kids Activity Blog)

     
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Peekaboo cup
When your kids tip their cups up to drink, other people at the table will be treated to a surprise: a pair of eyes peeking out at them from the bottom of the cup! (source: Spoonful)

     
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Colour your milk
Get the food colouring drops/gel out and change the colour of your milk before the morning breakfast routine. (source: Kids Activity Blog)

     
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Turn everything upsidedown
Turn photos, toys, and furniture, anything that works, upside down the night before. (source: Kids Activity Blog)

     
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Meatloaf/meatballs and coloured mash
Tell the kids that they are having cupcakes for dinner! What they don't realise is that the cupcakes are made from meatloaf/meatballs (baked in a patti-pan) and topped with colored mashed potatoes! (source: love and laundry)

     
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An undrinkable jelly drink
Make their usual drink with jelly include a straw before it sets, so when they are presented with their "drink" they can't sip it at all! (source: run eat play)

     
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Goedemorgen!
Change the language on your kids’ smart devices to a different one.  Make sure you know how to change it back though! (img: Getty Images)

     
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Doughnut seeds
Do you have a box of cheerios or fruitloops in the cupboard? Try this simple idea for a laugh to see if your kids believe you and head straight out to plant the "doughnut seeds" in the garden. (Source: Spoonful) Free printable seed packet

     
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Not-Juice
Tint your juice jug with yellow and a little red to get the colour of your regular juice/cordial - see if they taste that its just water. (img: Getty Images)

     
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Take some brownies to work
Great one for the office, bring in a baking tray, cut out some E letter shapes in brown paper/cardboard, cover with foil and share your "brownies / brown E's" with your friends. (img: found on pinterest)



Remember to keep a straight face, watch your back and, most importantly, don’t forget to laugh at yourself and everyone around you. 

However, superstition suggests that all pranks must be performed before midday ... so play any pranks after noon at your own risk!

Lots more ideas here: Great April fool's gags for kids