April Fools Jokes for Kids

It’s that day again  – the day you may dread, or, maybe even walk around cautiously on guard wondering if someone may prank you.  Perhaps you are one who likes to participate in the fun.  Well…. we did a little bit of brainstorming and came up with a few fun phonics ‘puns’ to help emphasize phonics on April Fool’s Day.   A great book to read for April Fools day is Barnyard Fun.  Super cute for kids about how the animals all play little pranks on each other on April 1.

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Here are a few ideas that may be fun…we hope you enjoy our April Fools Jokes for Kids!  You will definitely have some April Folls Phonics Fun with these ideas…

Free April Fools Day worksheet fun.

Start your day with a bowl full of Cheery-Os

April Fools! Bowl full of Cheery O's

Have a mid day snack consisting of a carton full of fresh Blue-Bear-Es

April Fool! Blue-Bear-Es

OR….maybe you prefer a tray full of delicious Brown-Es.


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Perhaps we should have just stuck with confusing letters for an April Fools Day post.

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Madreen Karle is a master first grade reading teacher with over 30 years of classroom experience. She taught reading in a special needs and English as a Second Language classroom. After retiring she wrote a reading program to help others learn how to teach reading. She is a trusted educator and author of 5 books to help teach children to read and write. In addition to her books, she is a mentor for 3 websites that give reading teacher tips (Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound ReadingMrs. Karle’s Reading Patch, and Mrs. Karle’s Handwriting Patch). Through her teaching she learned that confidence was the key to learning to read. A child who is not confident at reading does not like to read and struggles to read. Mrs. Karle created “sunshine moments” to help teach children how to grow their confidence and learn to read.
Meeghan Karle Mousaw (Madreen’s daughter) has her Master’s in Special Education. She has 8 years experience teaching children to read online. In addition, she developed a curriculum to teach children handwriting called The Handwriting Patch. With the Handwriting Patch learning is fun because children learn to draw and learn handwriting at the same time. In 2019 The Handwriting Patch curriculum became an amazon best seller the first year it was released, helping thousands of kids learn handwriting with a unique, fun method. She is mom to 6 kids, each with differently learning abilities and struggles.
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  1. Love it! Especially the Cheery O and Blue Bear E ideas. Haven’t heard of those before!

  2. I LOVE THE BROWN E’s! Oh my gosh I have to do this before the day is over!

  3. These are really cute ideas. I never would’ve thought to do that!

  4. Thanks for linking these fun ideas up to Tasty Tuesdays linky party! I’ll have to remember to do these next year. I’ve pinned it!

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