Switch the inner bags in their boxes of cereal, so the Cocoa Puffs fan ends up with Shredded Wheat!
Carefully open the bottom of a snack-sized bag of chips or cookies, remove the contents, wipe out, and fill with baby carrots, celery sticks, or grapes. Tape the bottom closed with invisible tape.
If your kids like a cup of juice during the day, plan ahead and create jello juice cups. Prepare a batch of jello, fill a few of your child’s favorite juice cups, and let set in the fridge. Give the kids a few minutes to try to drink it, then hand them spoons!
Make meatloaf cupcakes and frost with mashed potatoes.
Use this recipe to make candy sushi the kids will love!
Cut a bunch of lower case “e” and upper case “E” from brown construction paper and put them in a baking pan. Add a note that says “April Fools!” Cover with foil. Let the kids know that there’s a pan of brownies (brown “e”s) in the oven for an after-school snack. (And then pull out a pan of real brownies!)
Freak the kids out by adding self-adhesive googly eyes to all the boxes and bottles in the pantry, or everything in the fridge.
Make “grilled cheese” sandwiches with toasted or grilled slices of pound cake with dyed frosting sandwiched in between.
Change the settings on your kids’ mouse or track pad.
Change the wallpaper or tablet screen image to something silly.
Set alarms and timers to go off throughout the house, all within a few minutes of each other. The kids will be confused at first but then it will be fun racing to find the next alarm.
Superglue some coins to the driveway or sidewalk (even better, do it at the bus stop and drive all the kids nuts!)
Wear a funny wig when you pick the kids up at school.
Create a fake milk spill. Pour some white glue on a silicone cutting board or plastic wrap, spread it out into a “spill”, and let dry. Peel off and place on the table or on an older kids’ keyboard.