• April Fool's Day is celebrated on the first day of April
  • Everyone is encouraged to exercise safety while celebrating the occasion
  • There are COVID-19-friendly pranks one can pull on their kids on this day

It's April Fool's Day! The day offers the perfect opportunity to play friendly pranks on your loved ones. This year, however, the world is called to exercise safety measures even during the special day.

In light of this day, anticipated by every prankster across the globe, here are 15 pranks and jokes you can play on your kids all while in the safety of your own homes, courtesy of Reader's Digest and Today. These COVID-19-friendly jests are sure to give you and your family the biggest laughs amid the pandemic.

Juice Joke

Offer a glass of juice to your kids on April Fool's Day and watch their reactions as they realize that it's actually Jell-O.

Wooden Shoe

Knock knock

Who's there?

Wooden shoe!

Wooden shoe who?

Wooden shoe like to hear another joke?

Time Trick

Send your kids to bed and wait until they're asleep before you adjust all the clocks in the house by forwarding another hour. Wake them up the following day saying you're all late for a very important date! The slight panic and confusion are sure to bring on a laugh as you reveal your prank later on.

What do you call a duck that gets all A's?

A wise quacker.

Frozen Cereal

Pour milk and cereal in a bowl and finish it by putting a spoon in. Let the bowl freeze overnight in the freezer and serve it during breakfast the following morning, and don't forget to yell, "April Fools!"

Why was the picture sent to jail?

It was framed.

Underwear Swap Surprise

Swap out your children's underwear for bathing suits for an early morning surprise!

How do we know that the ocean is friendly?

It waves!

Why can’t Elsa have a balloon?

Because she will let it go.

Toilet Paper Message

Use the toilet paper as a literal paper as you write a funny message on it before rolling it back up. Wait until someone uncovers the surprise.

There's A Spider In My Drink!

This prank is a classic during April Fool's Day. Put in a plastic spider or any other bug into your kids' drinks and witness their reactions when they discover them just after taking a sip!

Ice Cream

Knock knock

Who's there?

Ice cream!

Ice cream who?

Ice cream if you don't let me in!

What do you call a fake noodle?

An impasta.

Turn their food into a different color

Grab some food coloring from the grocery store and make your kids' milk blue or green. After which, make them believe it's a special kind of drink!

Which day of the year do monkeys like best?

The first of Ape-ril!

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Spectators laugh at the Humorina carnival in the Ukrainian city of Odessa April 1, 2013. Thousands of people have taken part in Humorina, an annual festival of humor, on and around April Fools’ Day since 1973. AFP/Getty Images