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5 Funny Pranks To Pull On Easter, Because It’s Also April Fool’s Day

Would you prank your kids on Easter?

This year, Easter falls on April Fool’s Day—so you know what that means! It’s time to bust out some Easter-themed pranks.

This is the first time Easter Sunday and April Fool’s Day have fallen on the same day since 1945, which is pretty cool if you stop to think about it.

Since it will already be Easter, hopefully the holiday will overshadow the fact that it’s also April Fool’s Day and your unsuspecting family will be more susceptible to your devious tricks. Sounds awesome, right?

Here are some great pranks you can pull on Easter that they’ll never seen coming.

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1. Wrap grapes in chocolate egg wrappers.

One of the best parts about Easter is the candy. Everything is in the shape of an egg or a bunny, and since many people give up sweets or chocolate for Lent, digging into a bunch of the sweet stuff is such a treat come Easter Sunday.

Well, lots of miniature chocolate eggs are the exact same size and shape as a grape, so wrap some up in their wrapping, and a poor, unsuspecting fool expecting a chocolatey treat will be met with a healthy snack instead. Money Saving Mom shared this great idea on Facebook:

2. Put some not-so-great surprises in the eggs for an Easter egg hunt.

Swap out the money, small toys or candy you might typically put in plastic Easter eggs for kids in favor of decidedly less-exciting items like veggies or fruit.

We can’t be held responsible if your child has a meltdown after the Easter egg hunt, though!

Oh, Honestly!

3. Dye an uncooked Easter egg.

This April Fool’s Day prank is only a good idea if you don’t mind the cleanup that goes along with it.

If you dye an uncooked Easter egg, someone will get a messy surprise when they go to peel a raw egg.

easter egg dye photo
Flickr | goblinbox_(queen_of_ad_hoc_bento)

4. Put jelly beans in your ice dispensers.

Next to chocolate bunnies and Peeps, jelly beans are probably the most iconic Easter candy.

If you’re entertaining this holiday, your guests will be completely confused when a bunch of jelly beans come out of the ice dispenser.

jelly beans photo
Flickr | Sir Mildred Pierce

 

5. Make some disappointing Easter baskets.

Just like with the fake-out Easter eggs, your kids will surely be shocked if they open their Easter basket in the morning, only to find nothing but practical items like toothpaste and vitamins.

This isn’t as mean as Jimmy Kimmel telling his daughter he ate her Halloween candy, but it’s up there!

easter basket photo
Flickr | mamamockingbird77

One Prank To Avoid

On a more serious note, a Facebook post about an April Fool’s Day prank you should avoid has gone viral.

A Facebook post from the Australian Breastfeeding Project is urging women not to fake a pregnancy this year on April Fool’s Day, as this prank is hurtful to women who are struggling with infertility or who have suffered a miscarriage.

The post is clearly resonating with people: It’s been shared more than 200,000 times on Facebook.

Do you have other ideas for April Fool’s Day pranks to pull on Easter? Let us know in the comments!

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