Even though school is a place for learning, there is nothing wrong with having some fun from time to time. April Fool’s Day is definitely a time of the year when you can have more fun than usual. Here are some fun harmless pranks that your young students will enjoy.
The following April Fool’s Day project is one that you definitely want to consider.
First, choose a topic that you have been teaching and have several students pretend to write a large paper on the subject.
From there, tell these students to bring several pages into class on the day of the joke. Of course, they do not have to actually write the paper – just make other students think that they did.
When you get to class on the morning of April Fool’s, ask the students to turn in their paper. This is when the real fun begins. The students who were not involved with the joke are going to get worried and wonder what they are missing. After the tension builds up, you and the students who were aware of the project can jump up and scream “April Fools!”
Of course, there are other April Fool’s Day jokes that you can take part in. Nobody really knows when this day got its start, but every year millions upon millions of people take part.
One of the most common April Fool’s Day projects is to give your students a story to fool other people with. This is the story that you can use: claim that April Fool’s Day was founded in the 1500s when the Gregorian calendar took over. Those who forgot to make the change were celebrating New Year’s on the wrong date, which led to them being teased.
Students can use this joke on their siblings, parents, or anybody else in their life. When the person begins to say “that is interesting” the student can shout “April Fool’s!” It works every time.
Finally, do not forget about this April Fool’s Day project: have your students make a craft that will fall apart when their parents are looking at it. A greeting card with shoddy workmanship will work perfectly here.
Have your students fold a piece of paper in half, to make the “shape” of a greeting card. From there, have them cut out two shorter pieces of paper.
Third, tell your students to decorate the card as they always would.
Next, the student will past one of the shorter pieces in the middle so that the card barely opens once the glue is dry.
When the parent opens the card, they will hear the paper inside tear, thinking that they did it themselves. The child can then scream “April Fools” for a great laugh!