Do you like a lighthearted and fun prank? Do you have students that enjoy a good laugh? Are you looking for a way to celebrate April Fool’s Day? Were were always struggling with ways to prank our students in a fun and caring way, and we’ve come up with a few great ones over the past few years.
We wanted to share our pranks with you so your students can enjoy the fun without having to take much extra time.
Our first prank was a word search puzzle where none of the words were hidden in the puzzle. Check it out here where you can download it for free. It includes two different versions along with an “answer key.”
The next year we created a few mazes; one for younger students and one for your older students, but neither maze comes with an answer key…because there’s no way out! (Insert ninja laughter here). If your students say they’ve found a way out, don’t be fooled-it’s a trick! You can download that one for free here.
After that we had to change up our strategy a bit because our students were on to us. This one is the instructions for making a ball of paper and it comes with a story to accompany it. The Legend of Itazura and Yuki No Tama (loosely translated it means the legend of the prank and the snowball) is written just for your students (from the clever minds of the ninjas). You can download that one for free here.
Now, of course if you are going to prank your students, make sure you know them well. Prepare any students who might not react well in advance so there are no hurt feelings. Teach your students that a good-hearted prank doesn’t hurt anyone or ruin anyone’s property.
Thanks for all your support and we hope you have fun pranking your students. We’d love to see their reactions. Tag us in your social media, send us an email or leave us a comment below. We’d love to hear some of your best pranks, too.