April Fools’ Pranks for Teachers: When Students Pull Pranks at School


April Fools’ Day is tomorrow, but school is in session today, along with Monday. So, if you’re hoping to play some pranks on your teachers, today or Monday would be your opportunity. But, be sure to keep in mind that there may be consequences that come along with your jokes. Take into account how strict your teachers are or your school is, before you act.

Now let’s get into some ideas for your April Fools’ pranks, whether you’re a student or a teacher.


– If you would like to pull a prank on your students, WeAreTeachers.com has a great idea to make your students believe you are being questioned by the FBI. Be sure to have your cell phone out where at least one or two students can read whatever name comes up. Program a friend with names like “Detective Peterson” or “FBI”. Have that friend call you and act suspicious as you rush to the corner of the room. Say things that make you sound like you’re under investigation. Shortly after, leave the room for at least 30 seconds to let the kids stir into a little frenzy.

– A couple pranks you could pull involve class work. Surprise everyone with a fake pop quiz, with difficult or impossible questions to answer. You could also request everyone turn in an assignment that you never actually asked them to do. This will cause confusion and panic.

– If you’re a teacher who hands out candy to your school children, then this idea from Little Things, is a good one. Wrap baby carrots in tootsie roll wrappers or other vegetables in lollipop wrappers.

– At the beginning of class, assign an insane amount of homework that would be nearly impossible for your students to complete by next class. Let them stew for the rest of the class and then let them in on the joke.


– Before your teacher gets in the room or if your teacher leaves for a moment, turn all the desks around to face the back of the room and then go about your work like usual. If you want to get extra creative, move the teacher’s desk to the back of the room as well so that it still faces the students’ desks.

– Never underestimate the power of classics like fake bugs, a whoopie cushion or a fake secret admirer note.

– You could take something that your teacher needs in order to teach the class and have a scavenger hunt for them to find it.

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