Kids

7 Kid-Friendly April Fools Day Pranks

I love to laugh and love a good friendly prank…so now that I have a little one of my own I’ll be sure to be pulling some of these when April Fools rolls around at my house! I can’t wait to do something unexpected that will surprise and make my daughter laugh with silliness!

Myra is still a little young for most of these ideas…but here are some kid-friendly April Fools day pranks I will be saving these for coming years!

april fools day pranks

Shrink Wrap
Wrap your toddlers toys in shrink wrap and watch as they are mesmerizes by it! They will love discovering it and unwrapping them!

Freeze their Breakfast
Fill your child’s bowl with cereal and milk – then stick it into the freezer overnight! The kids will be in for a surprise when they go to take a scoop with their spoon!

april fools day pranks

Marshmallow Picking
Stuff marshmallows onto the tips of branches in your yard. Tell the kids the marshmallows are ready for picking and watch the look on their faces as they race outside to pick the “berries”.

Pudding or Juice Swap
Instead of a glass of milk or juice, give them a glass of vanilla pudding or set jello. They will be in for a surprise when they go to take a drink!

april fools day pranks

Balloon Pillow
Fill your child’s pillowcase with balloons at nap time. Watch them discover what they pillow is *really* made of!

Funny Colored Milk
Put a drop or 2 of food colouring in their milk…and pretend you have no idea it’s a different color!

Grape Chocolate Eggs
Using leftover Easter egg chocolates, use the foil wrapping and wrap grapes – get ready for all sorts of reactions when they discover a grape inside instead of chocolate!

april fools day pranks

Have a happy and funny April Fools Day! Have you pranked your kiddies before? 

Cost of Teenage Babysitters

I recently posted a “grinds my gears” thought on my Facebook and it got quite a bit of response from all perspectives so I thought I would share it on here too. It’s about the average cost of teenage babysitters these days. I’m talking your casual young teen sitters…not an experienced nanny, licensed daycares or ECE’s, etc who have made child care their careers. I’m talking “little-to-no-work-experience-and-still-too-young-to-qualify-for-a-regular-job-teen”. 

cost of teenage babysitters

$8+ per hour (I’ve heard as high as $12 if the teen is “experienced”). Maybe I am way behind the times, but I’m a numbers and stats girl…and to me, these numbers just don’t add up. 

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