Easter and April Fools’ Day fall on the same day this year. And I’m freakin’ thrilled out about it. My mind has been spinning out of control thinking about all the ridiculously fun April Fools / Easter pranks I can play on my Kids. I’m laying awake at night thinking about it.
Every Easter we (the hubby and I) plan an elaborate Easter Egg Hunt for our four kids. They are going to be doing this until they are 40. I’ve already warned them.
It’s not your regular “oh look there’s the clue” kinda hunt.
It is HARD! It takes us all night (and a couple of drinks) to think up riddles and hiding places for at least 20 clues. We like to make them work for their prize.
We wait until the kids go to sleep and then hide the clues around the farm. Sneaking around with a torch. Must say it makes for a pretty romantic evening date too (wink, wink).
Two Easters ago, the dog found the chocolate eggs first. So the Easter baskets only get hidden once the kids are actually on the hunt.
Anyway. It’s a big morning.
This year I’m planning on stepping it up a level and sprinkling the hunt with some April Fools mischief. I guess the question is: How far am I willing to take the trickery???
[me rubbing my hands together in glee]
So far …. these are the Easter April Fools Prank Ideas I’ve narrowed it down to
Leave candy out of the Easter eggs during the egg hunts
There are plenty of things you can do in Easter egg hunts, but this could be the most devastatingly hilarious. Dare I? I do.
[Insert Evil laugh here].
Our Easter Morning hunt goes a little like this: kids hunt for clues which I pop in plastic pop open Easter Eggs like these. This will be the second Easter we will be using our plastic Easter Eggs to protect our clues from the chocolate loving dog (and surprisingly destructive sheep) and the morning dew (you don’t want to get the clues smudged). Normally I would add a little treat in each one.
But not this time. Oh no.
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Hide the eggs in – really, really – difficult spots
Kids are going to sweat for that Easter basket. And Mom and Dad aren’t giving any clues this time!
Wrap up large grapes or fruit like chocolate eggs
Wrap some fruit in colored foil. Oooooh I like this idea. Maybe this is what I should be putting inside the eggs with the clues.
Serve up some undrinkable fruit juice / milk or water at breakfast. Fill your child’s usual juice cup with gelatin after dinner and place it in the refrigerator. In the morning when the drink is firm, offer your kids a sip! Try and keep a straight face.
Googly Eyes to Everything
This is a little milder than I would normally do, but great for a laugh and I know my kids would love this. Stick googly eyes on everything. Like a fruit basket on the kitchen table or everything inside your fridge. You can get the already-sticky ones to get the job done a little quicker.
DIY Spilled Milk
My teenagers would break with this little prank. Literally break. It will take a little prepping to make this – but it will be sooooooo soooo so worth it!!
Imagine finding that on the keyboard.
Not-so-great surprises in the eggs for an Easter egg hunt.
Swap out the candy you might put in plastic Easter eggs with less-exciting things like veggies or water.
Sleeping mono brow
Oh this is going down!! Each of my children will be waking up to a new brow design or maybe a mustache? The question is – do I use permanent marker? Hmmmmmm.
For all the more kindhearted Moms out there – try a face paint pencil or eyebrow pencil or rub your finger in a little charcoal or shoe polish and wipe it on gently. You don’t want to wake them.
A box of ….. broccoli!
This would work for boxed chocolates too. You may have to to stay up all night actually eating the real chocolates so that you can get an empty box.
You just gotta do what you gotta do.
Bug on a lampshade
So my kids love to wake up early on Easter. Before the sun comes up kind of early. This year I will be getting them back for disrupting my sleep in. Take a look at what they will be waking up to.
Say Hi! And the first Clue
I love this one. Not really Easter related, but this is where they will find their first clue to get the Easter Hunt started. Surely someone needs to visit the loo?
Get ready Baby, the Fun begins here.