April Foolishness-4/1

It is April Fools Day, and there is a surprise guest speaker!


April Foolishness Read Aloud by Teresa Bateman

Pig Puppets

Use a brown paper lunch bag to make your own pig puppet!


4th -8th Graders, read this Non-Fiction Minute that details the History of April Fools Day. What stands out to you?https://www.nonfictionminute.org/the-nonfiction-minute/category/april-fools-day

Watch this video on Spaghetti Harvest

Watch this video on Marshmallow Harvest


Many April Fools pranks involve food…….Click here to make Fake Snot.


The gelatin and the corn syrup form a polymer. What are polymers?

What is snot? Find out here. https://www.healthline.com/health/where-does-snot-come-from#colds-and-allergies

And to end April Fools Day, lets visit a Pizza Farm April Fools style!

Assessment and Extended Responses


  1.  What did you notice about each thing the grandkids share with Grandpa?  (The farm animal is responsible for the product Grandpa uses)
  2. How does Grandma trick Grandpa at the end?  (she convinces him that it is NOT April Fools Day!)

*What is your favorite April Fools prank to use?

*How have you been fooled on April Fools Day?


  1.  Describe the outrage people felt about the 1996 Taco Bell prank.  (Taco Bell reported it had purchased the Liberty Bell and renamed it the Taco Liberty Bell—many were outraged.)
  2. Why do you think so many people were fooled by the Spaghetti Harvest news report and the Marshmallow harvest report?   (it shows that many people don’t know where their food comes from and some will believe anything that is on the ‘news’.)

*What is your favorite April Fools prank to use?

*How have you been fooled on April Fools Day?

Make your own marshmallows by following this recipe!  No fooling!https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/homemade-marshmallows-51152000

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