Every once in a while two holidays combine into one. This year April Fools’ Day has crashed into Easter, and the results may be a whole new form of pranking your family. April Fools’ Day pranks now have a flair of Easter to them. If this means a few eggs stay uncooked this year, or maybe that chocolate was filled with toothpaste, well who’s to say? So read on for some zany Easter Fools’ pranks you can play on your family.

April Fools’ Day Quotes

"If you would avoid all fools go into a dense forest and there refrain from gazing into still pools." - Austin O'Malley
“If every fool wore a crown, we should all be kings.” - Welsh Proverb

Switch out Candy with Veggies

No child would suspect such a trick
A healthy surprise. Source: Wikipedia

This may be too cruel for some parents, but those plastic eggs that come apart at the middle? Replace the treats with healthy alternatives. Most vegetables will fit inside and weigh about the same as candy. While this might break a few hearts, that’s what happens when April Fools’ Day 2018 coincides with Easter. You have to get creative. Try putting these items in the plastic egg hunt this year:

  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Baby carrots
  • Nuts
  • Berries
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Celery sticks
  • Peas
  • Cherries
  • Blueberries

Don’t Hard Boil One Egg

The yoke's on you
One non-boiled egg coming right up. Source: NBC

This one is a bit of a time bomb. In your batch of hard boiled eggs for painting, leave one or two out. Just don’t hard boil them, and mark them in a way that only you will know. Otherwise you might be the recipient of your own joke. These kinds of April Fools’ pranks work best if you have a target in mind, like say, a child that isn’t the most graceful at handling things or is prone to breaking things.

Wrap Up Grapes Like Eggs

The grapes of wraith
Wrap up grapes like candy. Source: 97x

A treat for kids who like fruit and a disappointment for nearly anyone else, you can use the colored tin foil from those chocolate eggs to dress grapes up in disguise. As a healthy alternative to chocolate, this one’s not so bad of an April Fools’ Day prank. All it takes is a little discreetly planned time before the big day.

Don’t Hide the Eggs

Sometimes the simplest pranks are the best.
These colorful eggs can be kept in the open. Source: Twiniversery

This one could potentially be a great one to record and put on YouTube for your own April Fools’ Day film. Simply keep the eggs out in the open, like on a table or easter basket. Then tell them to run outside and collect the eggs. Be sure to amp them up so they’ll run out without missing a beat. How long will it take them to realize something’s up? The payoff is immediate when they come back inside and see where the eggs really are. This Easter, liven things up with a gag hunt.

The “Jimmy Kimmel”

Jimmy Kimmel is a monster and needs to be stopped
"Sorry kids, I ate all your candy." Source: Today

Similar to Jimmy Kimmel’s annual Halloween trick, tell the kids that you ate all their candy. Just be sure to hit the “record” feature on your phone first. Judging by what the late night talk show host presents annually, the reactions range from “That’s okay mommy,” to a complete and total meltdown. There’s no telling what April Fools’ Day pranks might do on Easter.

Oldies But Goodies

The classic "kick me" sign
All oldies but goodies. Source: Faculty Loungers

But why break tradition in the first place? According to the April Fools’ Day origin, the tradition of the “kick me” sign dates all the way back to France in 1582. So sometimes old tricks are the best tricks. See which April Fools’ pranks you can pull off.

  • Blow horn under the office chair
  • Saran wrap in the doorway
  • Tape under the mouse sensor
  • Caramel onions
  • Googly eyes on fruit in the fridge
  • Balloon room
  • Toothpaste in Oreos
  • Zip-tie scissors together
  • Tinfoil their chair
  • Glue eggs in the carton (perfect for Easter!)

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