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"The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year." said the American writer and humorist Mark Twain. On April Fool's Day (April 1), people often pull practical jokes on other people.

These April Fool crafts projects are for preschool, kindergarten and elementary school children. The crafts use materials found around the house, like egg cartons, cardboard, paper, boxes, string, crayons, paint, glue, etc. See a page about color mixing to see how to combine paint to make all the colors of the rainbow.

Click on any of the crafts to go to the instructions. Have fun!

MAGICAL PRE-SLICED BANANA


An easy-to-make magical banana that will really surprise your friends! Tell your friends that you have new mutant, pre-sliced banana. When you peel your banana, it is already sliced.
CUP O' WORMS


A very yucky treat made of chocolate pudding and gummy worms! Great at children's parties.
CUP O' FISH


Make an edible aquarium.
CANDY BIRD NESTS


Make cute treats that look like little bird nests.

Jokes:


Jokes and Riddles for Kids
You can find tons of very corny jokes and riddles for kids, organized by topic, including animals, clothes, food, music, sports, time, USA, weather, and many more.

Drawing and Coloring Worksheets:
Draw Four

Draw Four Silly Things

Draw four silly things. Below each item, write its name.
Follow the Instructions

April Fool's Day: Follow the Instructions

Before you write anything, read the whole page. Follow instructions, such as, "Write the letters "low" in gray in the center square." Or go to the answers.

Spelling Worksheets:
Spelling words

April Fool's Day Spelling Word Questions

Use the list of words to answer simple riddles. Words: outside, duck, watchdog, seahorse, eleven, shadow, breath, quackers, armed, advice, carrot, sponge. Or go to the answers.
Alphabetical Order

Put 10 April Fool's Words in Reverse Alphabetical Order - Worksheet

Put 10 April Fool's words in reverse alphabetical order. The words are: joke, April, fool, hoax, prank, trick, surprise, annoy, laugh, silly. Go to the answers.
box shapes

April Fool's Day Words Shape Puzzle

Solve a word and letter-shape puzzle on April Fool's Day words. Words: fool, hoax, grin, joke, laugh, jest, silly, trick, prank, April. Or go to the answers.
find related words

Write Eight April Fool's Day Words

Think of and write eight words related to April Fool's Day and then use each word in a sentence. Sample answers: trick, prank, hoax, joke, laugh, silly, April, surprise.
Match syllables

Match the Syllables: April Fool's Day Words

Match two syllables to make 10 April Fool's Day words. The words are prankster, surprise, hoaxes, joking, jester, April, victim, deceive, silly, annoy. Or go to the answers.
Word Hunt

April Fool's Day:
Word Hunt Worksheet

How many words can you make using the letters from "April Fool's Day"? Sample answers: play, frilly, flood, ... Go to worksheet with 30 blanks or a worksheet with 50 blanks.

Writing Worksheets:
April Fool

My April Fool Joke

Who would you like to play an April Fool's Day joke on? Why would you like to do this, and what would you like to do?
rewrite the paragraph

Rewrite the Paragraph
about April Fool's Day

Rewrite the paragraph on April Fool's Day, correcting the capitalization and adding punctuation marks. Or go to the answers.
Essay

The Funniest Thing I've Seen or Heard:
Essay Topic

What is the funniest thing that you've ever seen or heard? Maybe it was a joke that a friend told you, a comedy routine, or a scene in a movie. Describe this amusing event and tell why you thought it was funny.
Finish the Sentence j

Finish the Sentence 'J'

Finish the sentence and illustrate it - J. The sentence starts, "The jumping jester juggled a..."
acrostic poem

Write an April Fool's Day Acrostic Poem

Write a poem about April Fool's Day. Start each line with a letter from the phrase "April Fool."
grammar worksheet

April Fool's Day Words Grammar Potpourri Worksheet

Find synonyms, antonyms, anagrams, and homonyms, then capitalize, punctuate, and correct the spelling of sentences related to April Fool's Day. Or go to the answers.
Write Alliterations

Write April Fool's Day Alliterations

Finish the ten April Fool's Day alliterations, then write five alliterations related to April Fool's Day. Sample answers: foolish fun, preposterous prank, amusing absurdity, jaunty joke, troubling trick, scary scam, nutty nonsense, strange stunt, hilarious hoax, malicious mischief.


April Fool's Day Word Bank

A list of words related to April Fool's Day.

Math and Counting Worksheet:
April Fool's Day code

April Fool's Day Alphabet Code

Use the alphabet code to find the secret message about April Fool's Day. Answer: ".yaD s'looF lirpA rof sdrawkcab si egassem sihT"


April Fool's Day:
Subtract, then Decode the Secret Message


Solve the subtraction problems, then use the alphabet code to decode the April Fool's Day secret message, slooflirpa (April Fools spelled backwards). Or go to the answers.

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