Detention-Worthy April Fools Day Pranks for School: Teacher Alert
Beyond the “kick me” sign and other small practical jokes, jokes at school tend to be limited to the occasional big prank toward the end of the school year courtesy of the graduating class.
That said, elementary, high school and university students do tend to pull out the stops on April Fools Day and teachers know they aren’t safe from fake insects and whoopee cushions on the first of this month. They’ve seen it before, and probably done it themselves to former class mates or professors.
If you are a student, this is your chance to impress your class with practical jokes that are worthy of Bart Simpson, if only for one day.
Pranks you can probably get away with:
- Glue a coin (2$) to the ground and stand nearby as people try to pick it up. Then, when they bend over, rip a piece of paper so it sounds like they ripped their pants.
- Poke a hole into an apple and stick a gummy worm in it. Put it on your teacher’s desk and wait for a reaction.
- Unplug the mice and keyboards in the computer lab.
- Put “Out of Order” signs on all but one of the bathrooms— have some sympathy.
- Inconspicuously make squeaking noises while your teacher is trying to read something to the class.
Pranks that might earn you detention, get you suspended or even expelled:
- Wrap the principal’s car in saran wrap in the parking lot so he or she can’t open the doors.
- Spread a thin layer of Icy Hot on the toilet seats and listen as students in the bathroom cry out.
- Fill a hot water bottle with leftovers (oatmeal might work the best) and go to the cafeteria with it under your shirt. Moan and groan as if you are sick and pretend to vomit as you squeeze the bottle, making it seem like you just threw up.
- Put chocolate pudding in the drop slot of the vending machine. When students reach into the machine to get their snacks, it’ll be covered in an unwanted, brown substance.
Don’t do anything that will really get you in trouble, then who would be the April Fool!