Students relish April Fools' Day.

All year, some students love to ridicule teachers, making life difficult for them. Many don't remember that April 1 is an unofficial payback day for teachers. They wait ALL year for this.

Here are a few pranks teachers can pull on their students for April Fools' Day.

  • The classic Poisson d'Avril trick
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    If someone asks for help on an assignment, go over, pat them on the back, then stick a paper fish there using some tape. Just like in Quebec.
  • If you teach math...
    Try this.
  • Rolling Earthquake Drills
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    Have the principal turn on the earthquake signal once every half hour. Tell all the kids to get down and cover their heads. Walk out of the room and switch places with another teacher, pretending nothing has changed. They'll know something's up, but they'll still be confused.
  • If you teach music...
    Try this.
  • Talk But Say Nothing
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    Start teaching by moving your lips but let no sound emerge from them. See how long you can keep this up. Then, on April Fools' Day proper, hit the students with a pop quiz based on the things you DIDN'T say.
  • If you allow laptops in class...
    Do this.
  • Fake Spelling Test
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    Surprise your students with a quiz and make sure the first letter in each word spells out "April Fool." THEN let them know that the test didn't count at all. H/T
  • The Quarter Trick
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    Run a coloured pencil around the edges of a quarter. Then dare a student to run it from their forehead all the way to the edge of their nose without dropping it. Tell them if they manage to do it, they can keep the quarter. Then laugh as the student volunteers walk down the hallway with lines down their faces. H/T Reddit
  • You All Failed
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    Post students' grades. But before you do that, weigh the most recent test as 90 per cent of a student's mark and ensure they all failed it. The sheet should read "F" for every single student. Some will catch on, but it will certainly give the high achievers a scare.

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  • The Living Room

    First up on our list is a prank you can pull in the living space. Though you might need to purchase a universal remote control, the look on your family's face when the channels change will certainly be worth the additional expense.

  • The Bathroom

    Before your loved ones hop into the bathroom for a relaxing shower, consider painting a layer of clear nail polish onto the bar of soap. The chemicals prevent the bar from creating the suds it normally would under water. It's a harmless prank that will leave your family baffled.

  • The Bedroom

    Nothing's more terrifying than finding a colony of bugs crawling all over your bed. Which is precisely why we recommend that you swing over to the nearest toy store and plant some creepy-crawlies on your loved one's bed. Remember: placement and size are the keys to successfully executing this prank. We suggest placing your tiny plastic insects under the pillows, too.

  • The Kitchen

    Here's a prank that will outlast April Fool's. If you have a set of eggs (probably leftover from Easter), boil them and return them to their carton in the fridge. When your family tries cracking them open, they'll be surprised to find that they're already cooked!

  • On-The-Go

    The number of (temporary) things you can do to your loved one's cell phone settings are endless. Changing the language settings, giving contacts different codenames and uploading a funny wallpaper are only a few of the ways you can play around with a smart phone. Have a field day!

  • Amelie Pranks

    This scene from the magical film "<a href="" target="_blank">Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amelie Poulain</a>." Learn from the master as she works her mischief in every room of the grocery owner's house!

  • Amelie Pranks (continued)