Love April Fools jokes for kids? This silly joke teller is full of mixed up jokes and answers that will have kids of all ages laughing! Grab the free printable for a fun April Fool’s prank!
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I always seem to wait until the last minute to think of April fool ideas to prank my kids. I’m not talking about elaborate plots to fool the family or mean tricks that hurt someone’s’ feelings. I love silly, harmless pranks!
Easy Pranks That Kids Love
I’ve pulled off a few fun pranks over the years…
- One April Fool’s Day I frosted Cheerios to look like donuts and served them in a donut shop box (the real donuts were hiding in the pantry).
- Another year I thickened glasses of orange juice with gelatin so it was “stuck” in the glass (set up this prank up the night before to make sure the gelatin sets).
- The greatest April Fool’s Day prank ever (in the eyes of my young children) was the year I switched everyone’s underwear into someone else’s drawer. (No highbrow comedy around here!)
My favorite silly pranks? The ones that made the kids laugh like crazy and took only a few minutes to pull off! (The underwear trick took about 2 minutes!)
April Fools Jokes for Kids
This April I decided to create a silly joke teller that you can print and share with your kids.
Joke tellers are the name I’ve given my free printable fortune tellers. They are folded paper game full of silly jokes. You may have heard them called fortune teller, cootie catchers, or chatterboxes.
I started making joke tellers for my kids a few years ago and it’s become a holiday tradition. (Bonus: They only take a few minutes to complete!)
Get the free April Fool’s Joke Teller here.
What’s the Prank?
I was brainstorming April Fool’s jokes for kids when I thought of a twist… make the joke teller a prank! The joke teller is full of funny jokes, but the answers DO NOT MATCH UP correctly!
Let your kids “tell” you a few jokes from the joke teller and they will realize something is not quite right. That’s when you announce, “Happy April Fool’s Day!”
(To get the real answers simply move two spaces ahead.)
How to Make an April Fools Joke Teller
Making joke tellers is as easy as 1, 2, 3!
- Get the free printable joke teller PDF HERE and save it to your computer.
- Print the file on matte photo paper for extra bright colors (it is also extra sturdy).
- Fold and start your own family tradition of silly holiday jokes!
The joke teller comes in full color to print and fold or black and white for kids to color and use.
How to Fold a Joke Teller
Download the joke teller folding instructions with the April Fool’s Joke Teller HERE.
More Free Cootie Catchers
I’ve designed lots of fun holiday cootie catchers for kids. Check out these fun versions:
- Valentine’s Day Joke Tellers are a great non-candy classroom treat or lunchbox surprise.
- Father’s Day Joke Tellers make a perfect gift for Dad.
- Thanksgiving Turkey Joke Tellers keep the kids busy while you cook.
- Silly Snowmen Joke Tellers are perfect for classroom parties.
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The answers did not line up with the questions on mine. I’m quite sure I folded it correctly…
My kids are just looking at all the answers to see which one matches best though.
Thanks so much for making and sharing these! My kids love them!
Hey Carolyn, the answers and jokes DO NOT line up on this joke teller. It’s a prank for April Fool’s Day. I mention in the post above that you have to move two spaces ahead to get the right joke answer. Hope your kids loved the silly prank!