This year, April Fool’s Day falls on Easter Sunday. Take advantage of this lucky coincidence and mesh together Easter festivities with a dash of cheek.
For the sake of Easter, I’ve suppressed my mean streak and stuck to finding pranks that are not too cruel (even though the thought of Brussel sprouts Easter eggs makes me cackle with vicarious glee).
The grapest classic
We’ll start with an oldie but a goodie – the old wrap-a-grape-in-Easter-egg-wrapping trick.
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Switch the kids around while they’re asleep so they wake up in each other’s beds
This prank is particularly useful if the kids are whining that you haven’t taken them anywhere interesting over the Easter break. Kids, don’t you know a change is as good as a holiday?
This is so cute! Get some Cheerios and ask your kids to plant them in a pot or backyard the night before Easter. In the morning, replace the ‘seeds’ with real doughnuts.
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A sweet yolk
All you need for this trick is some vanilla or Greek yoghurt for the egg white, and half a tinned peach for the yolk.
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Jelly beans (or small Easter eggs) in the ice dispenser
Hopefully your kids are the type to put the “ice” in before pouring the drink, otherwise this surprise may not be as warmly received.
See What’s cooking with kids for more information on how to pull off this trick.
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Popping good time
With the extra foot traffic that dedicated Easter eggs hunters bring, the household rugs are bound to get to a decent workout, especially once the kiddies discover you’ve placed some bubble wrap under them.
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Switch some framed family photos with a face-swapped version
The first kid to notice gets a bonus Easter egg.