This long, brutal winter has wiped the smiles off of many faces. The sun seems to shine just long enough to melt a few inches of snow and ice. Temps above freezing tease us for a day or two before plummeting back down and turning would-be spring rain into another layer of snow. So, with April fast approaching, now is the perfect time to start collecting some April Fool's Day freebies and put smiles back on students' and colleagues' faces.
#1: This April Fool's Day Packet has a variety of activities appropriate for grammar school. There are writing prompts, poetry prompts, drawing activities, a brief history of the day, and much more. This is sold as a product for 1-4 grade, but could probably be used as stations or fast finisher activities for 5 or 6th, as well.
#2: Have a little fun with your class. Send a prank letter to your students and parents.
#3: Want to do some silly math problems? This freebie is a packet of simple math problems that students can complete. Most of the word problems are two digit addition and subtraction, but there are a few multiplication problems thrown in.
#4: Have some fun with your colleagues. One of the best sites I've found is April Fool Zone. There are pages of ideas of pranks to try.