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Yesterday was April Fool’s Day and you can bet that I was on my guard so as not to get pranked! I like to be the prank-ee, of course, and that’s why today’s Ten on Tuesday topic is 10 Favorite April Fool’s Day Pranks.

  1. Put honey on a door knob. I did this to Dale once and then shut off the water in the bathroom. I laughed but he was not too pleased.
  2. Rubber band the sprayer on the kitchen sink into the “on” position. I’ve also done this to Dale. I’m a horrible horrible person, I know.
  3. Put saran wrap over the toilet seat. As tempting as this one is, I have never done it because I don’t want to have to clean up that particular mess.
  4. Short sheet your kid’s bed.
  5. Change the language settings on someone’s cell phone. Heh.
  6. Place a small piece of Post-it note over the ball under someone’s computer mouse so that it won’t work.
  7. Glue coins to a busy sidewalk. Point and laugh when people try to pick them up.
  8. Put a few drops of food coloring in the milk container. I especially like this one since I don’t drink milk!
  9. Here’s a prank that’s great for you social media types: change your birthday on Facebook to April 1st. When the birthday wishes start pouring in change your status to April Fool!
  10. And finally, my personal favorite: Leave a list where you know your victim will “accidentally” find it. On the list, state several devious but cryptic plans for pranking your victim. Then, never carry any of the plans out, leaving your victim wondering when the impending pranks will begin.

I’ll admit I had to google for some of these ideas. It’s too late for this year but I’m saving this list and my family had better watch on when April 1, 2014 rolls around! Make sure to add a link to your blog post below and click here if you want to subscribe to the Ten on Tuesday emails.

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  1. Oh, you’re just awful, Carole! 😉 I am not a fan of practical jokes or pranks, but your list seems good-natured and harmless!

  2. Carole, I love some of the pranks on your list! I am not that
    clever and leave the jokes and pranks to others!!

  3. I don’t really do pranks. My wedding anniversary is April 1st and we had guests who were convinced that we weren’t getting married. That would have been a very expensive prank!

    So, my list is jokes.

  4. As long as they’re done in good fun, I love April Fool’s pranks … sometimes, though, people can get mean-spirited, and that’s no joke! I was lucky enough to escape April Fool’s this year with no pranks … and I wasn’t smart enough to prank anyone else, haha. Maybe next year 😉

  5. I’ve experienced no pranking in recent years, but your list is inspirational. I just shared one non-April Fool’s day prank that I experienced that was pretty epic.

  6. My older daughter gets her dad every year with the rubber band on the sink trick. You’d think he’d figure it out! She also switches out her younger sister’s dresser drawers. I take April Fools Day off as I am a prankster throughout the year!

  7. Those are great. One year my husbands secretary made a poster and taped it to the back of his car. He couldn’t figure out why everyone was beeping and blowing kisses. The poster said “for a good time call 1-800-LOVE-DOC. honk if you think I’m cute”

  8. I love practical jokes, but this year my husband got me good. He claimed to have found a note on the front door from the Board of Health telling Rockport residents to keep their pets indoors because of “coywolves” in the neighborhood. I believed him because a coywolf attack on a deer has actually been documented on film in the news in the next town over. Our little world is becoming wild once more, and that’s not an April Fool’s prank!

  9. Just heard one that will now be my fav. Scrape out (and eat I suppose) the white filling in the Oreos and replace with toothpaste. Re-construct the sandwiches. Leave them out to be ‘enjoyed’.

  10. I’m inclined to agree with Seanna Lea, except in my case it *is* my birthday, so it had its unpleasant moments back in school. Anyway, happy Spring!

  11. Re: coloring the milk. When the kids were young, we used to have The Yellow Meal somtimes: Kraft Mac ‘n’ Cheese and corn. We would put yellow food coloring in the milk to make it match.

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