Growing up, your parents probably told you that it wasn't nice to play tricks on people. Generally speaking, that's sound advice. But once you have children of your own, you understand that there's a difference between harmless antics and cruel jokes. With March coming to an end, you might be looking for April Fools' Day pranks to play on your kids that won't cause tears. If you're anything like me, you think that this holiday should be an opportunity to bring a bit of laughter — not sadness or fear — to brighten up someone's day.
Striking a balance between hilarious high jinks and miserable mischief can be tricky when it comes to kids. For instance, in a segment on Jimmy Kimmel Live, parents tell their children they ate all of their Halloween candy. Though this gag typically ends with a reassurance that their treats are safe and sound, quite a few tears are shed in the process. Just remember — a good practical joke doesn't necessarily have to involve an element that will upset your children. So, if you want to find lighthearted ways to pull a fast one on your kids this April Fools' Day, then check out these family-friendly pranks.