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Fun Ideas for April Fools Day

Fun ideas for April Fools’ Day pranks that are kid-friendly:

  • Switch the contents of cereal boxes – pour the contents of one cereal box into another, so when your kids pour their breakfast, they’ll be surprised by the wrong cereal!
  • Replace toothpaste with icing – kids won’t be expecting a sugary surprise when they brush their teeth in the morning!
  • Create a fake spider or bug – use cardboard and pipe cleaners to create a fake spider or bug and place it in a spot where your child will see it.
  • Tape the kitchen sink sprayer – tape the kitchen sink sprayer in the “on” position, so when someone turns on the faucet, they’ll get an unexpected spray!
  • Add a few drops of food coloring to milk – turn your child’s milk a different color by adding a few drops of food coloring to the carton.
  • Use a fake spill – make a fake spill on the floor with glue or paint and watch your child’s reaction.
  • Replace Oreo filling with toothpaste – scrape out the filling of an Oreo cookie and replace it with toothpaste.
  • Put googly eyes on everything – add googly eyes to your child’s stuffed animals, the fruit bowl, or anything else you can find around the house.
  • Put a fake spider in the lampshade – hide a fake spider in the lampshade, so when the light is turned on, it looks like a creepy-crawly is in there!

Remember to make sure that the pranks are harmless and that your child will find them funny. Also, be sure to let them in on the joke after a little bit of fun.

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About the Author: Yvonne Wonder

As the founder and managing director of Destination Sitters, LLC, a national hotel and event babysitting service, and the mother of two children, I strongly believe that family comes first. I personally needed babysitting when I moved to San Diego 14 years ago. Like most parents, I assumed there were standards for temporary babysitting; in reality, there are no state standards or licensing requirements for temporary babysitting. The idea for Destination Sitters was born! I wanted to Give Parents Peace of Mind® when traveling with their children, so I created strict screening requirements for the sitters we refer. There is nothing like the peace of mind that comes from getting great professional help to care for your children, especially when traveling away from home. I and my partners, along with our office staff, have that one goal in mind with everything we do. Through the years of working with children, I have been inspired to write three books, and this blog for parents’ and children’s wellbeing. I believe the best way to teach a child is leading by example, with love, honesty, integrity, compassion, perseverance, and personal responsibility. Learning these values and teaching children that all women and men are equal will encourage them to dream big to be anything they want to be! An entrepreneur for over 35 years, I previously spent years running a construction and design company with two offices in California and built million-dollar estates and remodeled existing ones. For three and half years, I was one of the primary designers on HGTV’s Curb Appeal. I have also been published in books, magazines and newspapers, and have been a featured designer in multiple showcase houses.

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