Are you an April 1 opportunist? Here are some great pranks and ideas for jokes you can play at home, school, or at the office.
Chris Dunmire's assortment of real-fake printable word find puzzles for parents, teachers, and practical pranksters, delighting and duping since 2005!
Printable Earl Grey Matter tea wrappers used to brew some fun April Fools' Day fun!
Top 100 April Fool's Day Hoaxes of All Time
From the Museum of Hoaxes: Read about the Taco Liberty Bell, Left-Handed Whopper, UFO in London, Wisconsin State Capitol Collapses, Whistling Carrots, Tasmanian Mock Walrus, Hong Kong Powdered Water, Smellovision, Baltimore Gold Rush, Killer Bees Attack Arizona, and 90 more gags played on the public.
History Channel's April Fool's Day History
"Some historians speculate that April Fools' Day dates back to 1582, when France switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar, as called for by the Council of Trent in 1563."
Snopes Urban Legends About April Fool's Day
An explanation on the claim that April Fool's Day originated in the 1500s when the Gregorian calendar replaced the Julian, and those who forgot about the change were labeled "April Fools" for celebrating New Year's on the wrong date.
March 27 Through March 29, 2019
Teachers: Chris Dunmire is giving away seven free copies of her April Fool's Joke Word Search Puzzles book between March 27 and March 29, 2019.
The amusing book contains a fun bundle of six ordinary-looking joke word search puzzles to use for April Fooling or any-day pranking, including her original world-famous Animals Puzzle #12 that kicked off the series in 2005 and has delighted teachers, parents, and pranksters ever since.
To help facilitate memorable experiences this coming April Fool's Day, she's offering seven free downloads for seven days, between March 27 and March 29 through a random drawing of entries by teachers who email her a short, original (not copied or plagiarized) limerick or haiku with an April Fool's twist. Please include your name and what grade/subject you teach with the email subject: April Fools' Book Drawing. Winning entries will be posted on Creativity Portal's Facebook page.