Just joking: 20 harmless and quirky April Fools’ Day jokes to play on kids

April 1 is the one day of the year jokes are expected – April Fools’ Day. While the exact origins of April Fools’ Day remain a mystery, keep your wits about you in case people try to get their joy out of playing light-hearted pranks on you. For those with children, here’s a list of some harmless and quirky pranks to try – but traditionally not after midday, or else the joke is on you.

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