by Brodie Nepean
It's no laughing matter when jokes or pranks "go bad" - no one has much fun. If you keep the pranks light and joyful, you can't go wrong.
On April Fool's Day, we celebrate by having fun with harmless, practical jokes that leave everyone -- including the one being "pranked," laughing! From whoopee cushions to the most silly of stunts, a bounty of laughter can be had by all without any horrible consequences.
Will you be able to keep your prank a secret? How are you going to pull of your jokes? We'd love to hear what you have planned! Here's one holiday that commercialism hasn't quite caught up with, yet!
Top 10 Pranks for All Ages
1. April Fool's Day Meal
Serve a beautiful cake with frosting. Imagine your child's surprise when the "cake" turns out to be meatloaf, the frosting, mashed potatoes and the writing, ketchup!
2. Solid Orange Juice
Combine two packages of unflavored gelatin with 1 1/2 cups boiling water. Stir to dissolve. Add 1 1/2 cups cold water and 1 cup orange juice concentrate. Stir well. Pour into juice glasses and chill four hours. The result? It looks like orange juice and it smells like orange juice, but it clings firmly to the bottom of the glass. Pass out spoons so the family can "eat" their juice.
3. Send a Silly Lunch
Start with an inside-out sandwich (a slice of bread between two slices of meat or cheese). Toss in an apple with a gummy worm curled around the stem.
4. Mess with Breakfast
"Why's the cereal hard?" The night before, freeze about 3/4 inch milk in each cereal bowl. Next morning pour cereal as usual, but only half the normal amount of milk.
"What's wrong with the milk?" Add a few drops of food coloring to the milk.
"I didn't want this!" Put the cereal bags in the wrong boxes. See how long it take everyone to find their favorite cereal.
5. Pranks For Toddlers
Rig the door. Blow up some balloons and place them over the top of a door with the door slightly closed. Your little one will walk in and release a colorful balloon surprise.
6. Pranks For Preschoolers
Use large safety pins to string together several pairs of socks. When your son or daughter goes to retrieve their socks they’ll get more than they bargained for. Help them with the pin.
7. Pranks For Older Children
Does your child check e-mail first thing in the morning? While they're sleeping, place a sticky note over the mouse's laser. Somehow overnight their computer broke. April Fool's Day!
8. Pranks For Moms
Bunch up toilet paper and stuff it in the toe of her shoes. She'll wonder why shoes that fit yesterday are so snug today. Bonus here is thinking you can get more shoes!
9. Jokes By Dad
Hey, Dad! Pretend to be forgetful. Tape magnets to the bottom of an empty coffee cup, and attach it to the top of your car. Then enjoy people's reactions as they frantically try to get your attention as you drive by.
10. Announce Your Pregnancy
Are you pregnant? Tell your partner the test was negative, grin and "April Fool!" Or announce to family and friend that you're expecting. On this special day, some might not believe you. Could a joke be more perfect?
Do you have a favorite prank that's missing from our list? Please share in the comments!
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