The origin of April fools’ Day is a bit unclear but the holiday, celebrated annually on April 1st, has been around for centuries. People young and old, and in countries all around the world, delight in a day dedicated to practical jokes, pranks and playing tricks on family and friends. No matter how this silly, hoax-filled holiday got its start it’s a great excuse to act a little foolish, delight in some belly laughs and enjoy the light-hearted time with your family.

Here are just a few ideas to help you celebrate April Fool’s Day with your kids:

-Looking for simple ideas to prank your kids? Take a look at 7 Silly April Fools’ Day Pranks To Play On Your Kids **Highly recommend the google-eyes, a family favorite that my kids still talk about. We put google-eyes on everything around the house…and I mean everything! Toilet seat, mirrors, food and containers in the fridge, door handles, shampoo bottles and so many more. The kids were still finding them months later! Easy and cheap family fun 🙂

-Make mealtime part of the fun with Five Fun Food Ideas for April Fool’s Day

-Check out this list of books compiled by PBS Kids for Parents  There are some favorite funny pages from harmless joke and prank books, to sweet stories and the history of the holiday.

Looking for more fun and easy activities to do with your kids? Take a look at our Family Fun page!