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April Fools’ Day Pranks



Total Pages: 21 pages
Answer Key: Not Included
Teaching Duration: 30 minutes

April Fools’ Day Pranks

Have fun with your students with these April Fools’ Day pranks. There are 5 different activities included: multiple choice questions, graphic organizers and a 3, 2, 1 Chart. Students will watch 4 interesting videos about high-interest topics such as flying penguins and house hippos. Then, they can answer the multiple-choice questions. Students can also read several different fake websites and complete a 3, 2, 1 Chart about all the new information they learned.

  • This resource contains individual PDFs of student pages to assist with online learning, i.e. Google Classroom as well as Google Slides formatted lessons for 1:1 schools.

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This April Fools’ Day Resource Includes:

  1. Teacher Instructions
  2. Student Pranks
  3. Graphic Organizers
  4. Answer Keys
  5. Individual PDFs for Google Drive
  6. Google Slides format

Do your students love fake news? Try our Fake News Unit to continue their learning! This resource contains 5 high-interest lessons to help students understand what fake news is and how to spot it.

Teacher Feedback

  1. “I plan to use this with sixth graders.. here’s to hoping I can keep a straight face. These videos are awesome!”
  2. “My students enjoyed being pranked with the videos and the listening activity sheets. It led to some great critical thinking and discussion about how to determine if something is fake. They also enjoyed learning about the origins of April Fools Day. I love how easy these lessons are to teach and the good results I get from students.”

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