I’m bummed that April Fools Day 2017 falls on a Saturday. But if you’re one of those teachers who still has to pull a prank on your students, here are some ideas I’ve found. Also check out my ideas from previous years!
Make a word search that has none of the words in it. Or, for the no-prep version, use mine! Click here to download: April Fools Word Search.
Ask for an important assignment, form or permission slip from last week that you never assigned. (source)
Talk but don’t say anything! Move your lips like you are talking. See how long you can keep going (don’t laugh!). You can do that on April Fools Day, or the day before. Then on April Fools Day, hand out a pop quiz or a crazy hard assignment on what you “said.” (source)
“[I] put a sign in my door that said please use other door. THERE ISN’T ANOTHER DOOR! Lol they loved it!” -Reader, Tami H.
“I often play Bingo with my Spanish I students as a vocabulary review. Instead of each student having a different card, I made enough copies of one card and then gave them all the same card. It took them a while to catch on, but when they did, it was quite amusing!” – Anonymous Reader
“I usually point out a running course for them that will take FOREVER to complete and then say they have to finish in 3 minutes. As soon as they take off running I yell, “April Fools!” – Reader, TeacherTim (source)
What have you done to prank your students? Comment below (no sign-in required)!