Looking for a couple of cute April Fool’s Day pranks to play on your students?
First, try a test- taking prank!
We just finished our last day of PARCC testing this week. To say that my students (and the teachers!) are all tested out is an understatement! However, this scenario did give me an idea for a cute, little prank.
Project this page onto your Smartboard, or print it and post it in your classroom:
Tell your students they will be having a math/spelling/social studies/you name it test and it is IMPERATIVE that they do their absolute best. By now, I almost always have a student ask, “Is this going on the report card?” or “Is this for a grade?” I tell them yes. :)
I then proceed to read the test directions and ask the students the first question. I am very serious and nonchalant when I read the questions, so they do not initially suspect anything suspicious! This is where you are creative with your own students! What questions will you ask them?
These are some of the examples I asked my third graders:
1. What is the square root of 25?
2. What is 25 x 55?
3. What is 25% of 80?
4. What is 1/2 x 8/9?
You can also turn it into a spelling test!
1. Spell the word “hilarious?” Write the definition.
Or a social studies test!
1. What is a major landform in the midwest?
You get the gist! After the first few questions, they will start to understand that it is a joke and you can then tell them “April Fool’s Day!” You can then finish the test questions just for fun :)
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Second, pretend that you broke your funny bone!
I followed the directions step by step- covered two paper towel rolls with plastic baggies and plastic wrap to create the cast form, slid the tube sock over the form, and covered it with glue. For more detailed direction, click here.
All you moms and dads out there- maybe you can get out some housework and weekend chores by this cute little prank!
I would love to hear some of your harmless pranks!!!