April Fools Day Writing Prompts

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.

651. Have you ever had someone pull a prank on you? What was the prank and what was your reaction to it?

652. 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?

653. 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?

654. 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?

655. 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 feelings?

656. Create a made-up story using the following words: prank, laugh, joke, and confusion.

657. 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 smells.

658. Imagine what kinds of pranks the following people would pull on April Fools Day: a magician, a billionaire, a firefighter, and your grandfather.

659. 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?

660. 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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