Here’s a new set of April Fools Day worksheets to create some pretty fun learning opportunities on April 1st. First there is a reading page to teach kids a little bit about the history of April Fools, then there is a quiz on the reading to test reading comprehension. There is also a page with 5 short answer questions to get kids writing, suitable for grades 4 – 6. Lastly there is a word search with 9 synonyms for the word Prank – have fun with them!
Related Pages: April Fools Day Poems, Spring Story Starters
April Fools pranks can be a lot of fun, but they can also get out of hand. It’s all fun and games until…it’s not. I like the idea of finding “safe” pranks that can be pulled. One of my favorite ideas is to switch the kids’ beds. It only works if they are deep sleepers, but how funny would it be for them to wake up in the wrong bed? I suppose you could take it even further by pretending you think they’ve switched bodies for the day, calling each by the other’s name and wondering why they aren’t wearing their “own” clothes and such. It’s like creating your own Freaky Friday!
If you have a good relationship with your neighbors, you could also consider pranking them by putting a For Sale sign up in your front yard. Instead of flyers advertising the features of the house, though, print some up that say “April Fools!” Then watch out the window to see what the various reactions are throughout the day.