April Fool’s Day Pranks to Pull on a Teacher

Every year, April 1st is a fun day for students, teachers, and parents. Pranking teachers on April Fool’s Day is a tradition for all students. The whole school can enjoy clean, fun pranks.

How to Prank Your Teachers

In schools, April Fool’s Day is celebrated with a variety of pranks. Despite the fact that not all pranks are good ideas, there are plenty of pranks you can pull that won’t get you in too much trouble. Make sure your teacher has a good sense of humor before pulling these harmless pranks.

Let Them Eat Cake

Those who have visited the teacher’s lounge know that snacks are often brought in for the teachers. This prank requires a teacher or the principal’s help, as going into the teacher’s lounge without permission could get you in trouble. If you have the right accomplice, you can pull this one off without any trouble.

  • Put the lid back on an empty cereal box the night before so that you have a perfect rectangle.
  • The box should be placed on a flat piece of foil-covered cardboard.
  • Put a thick coating of icing on the box, using one and a half to two canisters of icing. Cover every inch of the box so it looks like a sheet cake and not a cereal box. A little extra icing can be added to the corners to further disguise the box’s shape.
  • Your accomplice should place the “cake” in the teacher’s lounge and report back to you about the reactions of the teachers. This would also make a great April Fools prank for your parents.

Loose Thread

This trick works well if your teacher is observant and would notice a loose thread. Make sure your shirt has a lot of pockets.

  • You can match your shirt’s color with a small, travel-size spool of thread.
  • Put the spool deep inside your pocket with a piece hanging out the top. To be noticed, the piece should be at least two inches long.

The teacher will have to keep pulling thread from your pocket as she tries to pull the thread for you.

The Prank That Never Was

Sometimes, the best prank is not to play one. Several weeks before April Fool’s Day, tell your teacher that you are planning the most amazing prank anyone has ever pulled. Keep reminding her whenever you can.

She will be waiting in anticipation on April 1st.

Don’t do anything.

She’ll likely laugh when she realizes you didn’t prank her and perhaps even sigh with relief.

A Not so Squeaky Clean Chalkboard

Place a piece of chalk between the sections of an eraser if your school still uses chalkboards. When the teacher starts erasing the board, the chalk will make it dirty again. Is your school using a whiteboard instead? Nothing to worry about. To empty a package of dry erase markers, simply remove the tips. You can replace the regular markers with your empty ones.

School for Sale

Put a large “for sale by owner” yard sign in front of the school. Put a ridiculous price on it, such as “$2”. On the bottom, write “just kidding.” You don’t really want someone to buy your school for $2, do you? Maybe you do, but the little letters will save you from trouble.

Weren’t You Wearing a Skirt?

Make sure you have a couple of changes of clothes in a bathroom near your class before school starts. Depending on your school’s policy, you may be able to carry a change of clothes in your purse if you are a female. Ask the teacher to let you go to the bathroom once the class begins. Teachers who are lenient about bathroom passes are best suited for this trick.

Upon receiving the bathroom pass, rush to the bathroom and change into a new outfit. Try to make it as different as possible from the first outfit. Change a skirt into slacks or a gray shirt into a lime green one, for example. It’s time to return to the classroom. You can tell the teacher that it was an April Fool’s joke if the teacher notices. If she doesn’t notice, ask to go to the bathroom again later and change again.

Ransomed Knick Knacks

Place a ransom note on something unimportant on the teacher’s desk, such as an apple paperweight. Place the item in a different location in the classroom. The last thing you want is for your teacher to think you stole the item.

There should be a ransom for something fun, like no more tests or no homework on Fridays. If the teacher does not respond to the ransom, make sure to return the item at the end of class, or tell her where it has been moved.

Classroom Shuffle

When a teacher leaves the room to talk to another student or take care of other matters, wait for them to return. Students should turn their desks and chairs backwards instead of facing the front of the classroom. As soon as the teacher walks back in, everyone should continue working as if nothing had happened. As a class, say, “April Fool’s!” when the teacher asks what’s going on.

Be Careful How You Prank

During your school years, pranks are a fun way to make memories, but be aware of pranks that may get you in trouble with your school, or the law. Be careful not to do anything illegal or destructive, or anything that might be physically dangerous.

Avoid pulling an April Fool’s Day prank that might get you into trouble. Pranksters will often be given a detention by teachers who don’t appreciate being pranked. Before pulling a prank on a teacher, you should know if he or she has a good sense of humor.

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