April Fools' Day is on Thursday and I figured I'd gather up some of the better easy prank ideas I've seen in order to give you time to prepare. In my experience kids really, really love silly good-natured pranks and will spend all day trying to prank you back.
Some other super easy April Fool's Day tricks you can play on the kids:
Take the ball out of a trackball mouse, or put a post-it note over the light on an optical mouse.
Freeze some water in a cereal bowl overnight leaving enough room on the top for a layer of cereal that will cover the ice. Immediately before serving pour some cereal and a bit of milk over the ice and watch the kids try to dig in. Might want to have a placemat on the table for this one!
If your child sets out his clothes for the next day before bed, replace his jeans with a pair that's a size or two smaller. In the same vein you can shove a wad of tissue or a balled up sock into the toes of his shoes.
Sneak in during the night and safety pin all of your child's underwear (or pants) together side by side. When she goes to grab a pair in the morning a whole bunch will come out.
Make a meatloaf and press it into a pie plate, Bake it in the pie plate and the top it with mashed potatoes you have tinted pink with red food coloring (or ketchup if you like that). "Frost" the meat loaf with the pink potatoes and bring the whole "pie" over to the table! "Dessert" for dinner! Family Fun has a whole slide show of "faux-food" like this one!
Know of any other good pranks? What was the best prank you've ever had played on you? Leave a comment and let me know!