Here are 10 April Fools Day writing prompts you can use to ring in the holiday with your classroom or your own personal journal. If you enjoyed these prompts, buy the entire collection of 1,000 Writing Prompts for Holidays on Amazon.
Have you ever had someone pull a prank on you? What was the prank and what was
your reaction to it?
What do you think it means to be a fool? Have you ever acted like a fool
yourself? What are some foolish things you've done?
Imagine that someone in town has pulled such a wild and crazy prank that it's
affected the entire school. What is this massive prank and how did the person
pull it off?
Some pranks for April Fools can be found online, such as fake news headlines
that seem real. List or make up three Internet pranks and the people you know
who might be fooled by them. Why are these people so easily tricked?
April Fools Day can be fun, but sometimes pranks can be mean instead of fun.
Why do you think some people make jokes and tricks that hurt other people’s
Create a made-up story using the following words: prank, laugh, joke, and
Describe the inside of a practice joke shop that contains every kind of prank
you can imagine. Make sure to go into detail about the sights, sounds, and
Imagine what kinds of pranks the following people would pull on April Fools
Day: a magician, a billionaire, a firefighter, and your grandfather.
What are some ways in which April Fools Day might be different now than it was
50 years ago? How might it be different 50 years in the future?
After a full day of joking, it's probably best to be extra nice to your friends
and family to make up for all the pranks. How would you go about being nice and
apologizing to the people you just pranked?
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