April Fools Day fun for kids! We’re guessing the whole family might need a little foolish fun today — and we’ve definitely got you covered! From foolish picnics to wacky disco dinners.

We know that staying home during COVID19 can be a challenge. Therefore, each day schools are closed, (cool) progeny will offer easy activities to keep the the whole family engaged. If you try any of these activities, post pictures to Facebook and Instagram and tag us (#coolprogeny and @coolprogeny). After all, we’re all in this together!

You can download a PDF of these ideas here.

Did you miss a day? No worries! You can view all of our (cool) fun at home ideas here.

DAY THIRTEEN - April Fools Day Fun for Kids

Cool Fun at Home: April Fools Day Fun for Kids

Explore Outside

Foolish Picnic

Grab a blanket and your child’s favorite lovie and head outside for a fun-filled “foolish” picnic to celebrate the day.  Serve the kids juice in a measuring cup, use a frisbee as a plate, pull out a (clean) sock as a napkin… and anything else silly you can think of!  Don’t forget to fill your picnic basket with pretend food to serve at lunch.


History Lesson

Ever wonder how April Fool’s Day Began?  No one is really sure exactly how it started but this Ask History video explains how the possibly originated. 

Around the World

Did you know that many other countries also celebrate April Fool’s Day and have their own traditions? Time Magazine shares them.

Creativity Challenge

April Fools!

What is the best April Fools joke that your child can come up with? Challenge them to fool you — or work as a pair and fool someone else in your family. Luckily, there is an abundance of “foolish” inspiration on the internet! These kids from KidsActivitiesBlog might help get you started! Naked eggs, meatloaf cupcakes… possibilities are endless.


Freeze Dance, Chipmunk Edition

Host a family freeze dance party with a wist! Download the Chipmunk Voice Effect App on your phone — and then change any song on your phone to be sung by a chipmunk, alien, or mouse. This will definitely get everybody moving and laughing. Extra bonus points if you do a zoom session and get other family members and friends in on the fun!


Send a Joke-Gram

There isn’t a kid we know that doesn’t love a good knock-knock joke. Record your child telling their favorite joke (or find a new one here) and send it to a family member/friend that might need a lift today.

Dinner Fun

Wacky Disco Dinner

Go all out and host a wacky dinner tonight! Serve dessert first, have everyone dress-up in their disco finest, slurp soup with a straw — whatever gets everyone laughing. Just don’t forget to take pictures! You’ll want to remember this.