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Help your child(ren) learn a bit about this silly holiday, improve their reading skills, and just plain have a bit of fun with these April Fools’ Day Worksheets

Plus, don’t let the fun stop there!  I also have a few resources to keep things silly and a couple great places to find April Fools Day prank ideas!  For more fun Holidays and Seasons ideas, check here!

Have fun  – that is the point, after all!

fun printable April Fool unit study guide for multiple grades

These April Fools Day worksheets are included in the ebook:

  • Page 3:  Reading Comprehension Have your child read (or read to your child) the story of April Fools Day and complete the questions.
  • Page 4-6:  Reading & Writing.  You have flash cards, color the word, and handwriting practice.  These are words associated with April Fools’ Day.
  • Page 7:  Vocabulary Have your child use the dictionary to find the meaning of the words.
  • Page 8:  Alphabetical Order  Can your child put the words in alphabetical order?
  • Page 9:  Word Find  I love word finds!  Can your child spot the words in this April Fools Day Word Find?

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Good April Fools Day Pranks:

Don’t let the fun stop with just these worksheets!  Really have fun with one (or some) of these good April Fools Day pranks!

april fools day educational unit study for homeschooling
  1. Kids Activities Blog has a big list of 20 April Fools Day Pranks!
  2. Crystal and Company has a BIG list of good April Fools Day pranks!
  3. My Crazy Good Life has several April Fools Prank Ideas for the teens in your life. 🙂  BA HA HA!



printable unit study worksheets for April Fools Day

What are harmless April Fool’s Day pranks that kids can play on their parents?

April Fool’s Day offers a delightful opportunity for kids to engage in lighthearted fun and giggles with their parents through harmless pranks. Imagine the surprise on a parent’s face when they reach for their toothpaste, only to find it’s been cleverly replaced by white frosting!

Or the moment of confusion when they wake up to find all the family photos hanging upside down on the walls. Another classic is the faux remote control scenario, where children cover the TV remote sensor with a piece of tape, leaving parents baffled at why their attempts to change the channel fail.

These simple yet effective pranks foster creativity among kids and strengthen family bonds through shared laughter and playful experiences, leaving everyone with cherished memories and stories to tell for years to come.

What are harmless April Fool’s Day pranks that parents can play on their kids?

April Fool’s Day offers a playful opportunity for parents to share a laugh with their children through harmless pranks that spark joy and create lasting memories.

Imagine the delight on your child’s face when they wake up to find their breakfast cereal has mysteriously turned a vibrant color overnight, thanks to a few drops of food coloring added after they’ve gone to bed.

Or picture the giggles that follow when they put on their shoes, only to discover that the toes have been gently stuffed with cotton balls, rendering them momentarily puzzled.

These pranks are safe and light-hearted and strengthen the bond between parents and children, reminding everyone in the family not to take life too seriously and to appreciate the fun in everyday moments.

What are some fun facts about April Fool’s Day for kids?

Here’s a fun fact: In France, people try to attach a paper fish to someone’s back without being noticed! This prank is called “Poisson d’Avril” or “April Fish.” Historians believe April Fool’s Day may have started in 1582 when France switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar.

People who forgot about the change and celebrated New Year’s (previously observed on the 1st of April) became the butt of jokes.

Whether it’s sticking a paper fish on someone’s back or telling a silly joke, April Fool’s Day is all about sharing a giggle or two, reminding us not to take life too seriously!

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What fun pranks can siblings play on one another for April Fool’s Day?

April Fool’s Day is the perfect opportunity for siblings to add a touch of mischief and laughter to their relationship. The possibilities are endless, from the classic Whoopee cushion placed strategically on a chair to the more elaborate fake insect scare.

Siblings can swap sugar for salt, create fake app notifications on each other’s phones, or strategically place cling film across doorways for a surprise.

For those who enjoy a challenge, setting up a treasure hunt that leads to a “prize” of silly string ambush can provide an entire morning of fun.

It’s all about creativity, harmless fun, and the joy of seeing your sibling’s bewildered reaction—followed by shared laughter and perhaps plans for a playful revenge.

Fun April Fools Day Resources:

At the time of writing this post, we only have a week to go – so, I tried to stick with downloads 🙂

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  1. April Fool! Watch Out at School!
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Saturday 1st of April 2023

When I click on the orange download box, the link says "no page found"

Kelli Miller

Tuesday 26th of September 2023

Thank you for bringing this issue to my attention regarding the orange download box on my blog post. I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

To address the problem you encountered, it seems that when you clicked on the orange download box, the link resulted in a "no page found" message. In order to access the download, there should be a popup window that asks for your email address and name. If you are not seeing this little window, it is possible that popups are blocked on your browser.

To resolve this, please make sure to disable any popup blockers on your browser settings. Once you do so, you should be able to see the popup window where you can enter your email address and name to access the download.

I apologize for any confusion or frustration caused by this issue, and I appreciate your understanding. If you continue to experience any difficulties, please don't hesitate to reach out for further assistance.


Monday 29th of March 2021

I can’t get th pages to download or print

Kelli Miller

Tuesday 30th of March 2021

CLick the “download here” yellow and orange button at the very bottom of the post and enter your name & email address in the pop-up window. That will send you an email to confirm your address. In your email, when you click the “confirm” button, it will open the pdf file. Then, you print the pdf file just as you would any other pdf. 🙂 I hope that helps!


Tuesday 27th of March 2018

Thank you for posting this resource. I have been looking for resources to use with my adult ESL students. This is perfect.


Tuesday 24th of March 2015

I've never played an April Fools Joke on Mason yet, but I will start this year! Thanks for these great worksheets!

Kelli Miller

Saturday 28th of March 2015

Have fun!! :-)