03/27/2014 09:03 EDT | Updated 04/01/2014 11:59 EDT

April Fools' Day Pranks To Play On Your Kids

April Fools' Day is almost here, and that means it's time to come up with some seriously funny pranks to play on your kids.

Kids love to play practical jokes on their parents. Recall comedian Nathan Fielder, and how he told his followers to jokingly text their parents and pretend they were trying to reach their drug dealers.

Now's the time to have your revenge, or to show your young ones what you're capable of before they even think of pranking you when they're older.

Here are 10 great April Fools' Day pranks to play on your children:

  • Jell-O in a Cup!
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    Fill your kids' juice cups with Jell-O, then watch them try to drink it. WHY WON'T IT COME OUT?! (H/T Apartment Therapy)
  • Mommy, Why Is My Milk Green?
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    Put some food colouring in a milk carton and let your kids pour for themselves. (H/T Apartment Therapy)
  • The Paper in Shoes Trick
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    Stick newspaper in the toes of your kids' shoes and watch them try to put them on. Frustration shall follow. (H/T Apartment Therapy)
  • Switch Syrup for Gravy
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    Before your kids wake up, douse their pancakes in some very thin gravy, so thin they won't know the difference. They'll realize something's very wrong with that first bite.
  • Baking Soda in the Toilet Bowl
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    Throw some baking soda in the toilet and let them be the first to use it when they wake up. They won't know what happened when it starts to foam over. (H/T
  • The Shampoo Prank
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    Put a small piece of plastic wrap over the mouth of a shampoo bottle, so slight they won't notice. They won't be able to figure out why the shampoo's not coming out! (H/T
  • The Salty Toothbrush
    Sprinkle some salt on your kid's toothbrush just after they've gone to bed. They'll wonder why their Crest has a hint of bitterness about it. (H/T Kids Activities Blog)
  • Set Their Clocks Ahead
    Frantically wake them up and let them know that they're an hour late for school. Then, kindly smirk as you realize you finally got them to the breakfast table at a reasonable time. (H/T Connections Academy)
  • The Cereal Trick
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    Switch the cereal for a bag of peas or anything else, and watch your kids' disappointment when they pour it out, expecting to find Froot Loops. (H/T Kids Activities Blog)
  • The Cereal Trick Part II
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    Fill a bowl with water, put a spoon in it, then freeze it overnight. The next morning, serve some cereal and milk over the ice and let your kid's confusion entertain you to no end. (H/T

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