April Fool’s

April Learn and Play Fun Activities for Kids – No Foolin’

Mother Nature has played the best trick on us–the brain’s favorite way to learn is PLAY, so here is a whole month of April learn and play fun for kids.

The early years are critical for brain growth and development and young children need a variety of play experiences: hands-on, whole body, manipulative, exploratory, social interactions and more. The calendar of PLAY activities can be switched around to suit your family’s needs. Use it to inspire even more fun and learning with play activities. How’s that for a no-April-Fools?

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Kids’ April Fool’s Fun – Easy Pranks for Kids and Parents

The calendar says time for some silliness with kids’ April Fool’s fun and what’s more fun than some easy pranks for kids and parents? Of course, one parent may need to coordinate with the kids.

Since April Fool’s is happening on a weekend, instead of kids crawling into bed with the parents, the parents should crawl into the kids’ beds? It might be one way of catching some extra sleep. Here’s a list of some fun things to do: april fools pranks

1. Give kids permission to take lots of tissues. With a few in each hand, they get to stuff either mom’s or dad’s shoes, so the shoes will feel like they shrunk.

2. With a sneaky switcheroo, kids can substitute their underwear for one or the other parents’ undies. Or they can switch mom’ and dad’s. Neither mom nor dad will accidentally wear the wrong ones.

3. If they can remember, whenever kids talk to mom, they call her “Dad.” Whenever they talk to dad, they call him “Mom.” This doesn’t usually last too long before kids giggle with glee.

4. Have kids draw faces on the eggs. To do this, an adult needs to hold the egg while kids gently draw with a marker. Wiping up a raw egg is no joke.april fools kids

5. Tuck a toy or stuffie into mom’s or dad’s bag or briefcase, or maybe their slipper.

6. If someone in the family has a lunch bag in the fridge, stick some googly eyes on their sandwich bag or piece of fruit.april-fools

As adults, apparently we don’t laugh as much in a day as kids do. Yet, we know sometimes having a sense of humor is all that keeps us from going crazy. Laughing about a situation helps us stay sane. April Fool’s is an opportunity to share some laughter with our kids and to create some memories of fun. What can you and your kids do today for some adult and kids’ April Fool’s Fun?

April Fool’s Fun, Play, and Kindergarten Readiness

Just in case you don’t believe that April Fool’s can help support kindergarten readiness, just think of how many times a sense of humor is important as a life-skill. Besides, who has more sense of fun than kids? In the spirit of fun, you can tell kids that you have decided to make a dip … Continue reading April Fool’s Fun, Play, and Kindergarten Readiness

Kindergarten Readiness: April Fool’s Day Pranks for Kids

Kindergarten readiness can’t be too serious, especially on April Fool’s Day. Silly little pranks are one way to help children develop their sense of humor. While we think humor is just a reaction to a funny event, it actually involves some complex thinking. First, children need to be able to tell that what is happening … Continue reading Kindergarten Readiness: April Fool’s Day Pranks for Kids