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April Fools' Day Writing Prompts

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 5 pages | Grades: 1 - 3

Celebrate April Fools' Day in the classroom with these fun writing prompt worksheets.

April Fools’ Day Writing Prompts 

Are you looking for a fun and engaging way to celebrate April Fools’ Day in your classroom? These April Fools’ Day writing prompt worksheets are the perfect way to get your students thinking creatively while also learning about the history and traditions of this celebration around the world.

Each worksheet contains a different writing prompt relating to April Fools’ Day. Some prompts ask students to write a humorous story or dialogue, while others encourage them to reflect on their experiences with pranks and jokes. Students can work individually or in groups to complete the prompts and share their writing with the class for a fun and interactive activity.

In addition to promoting creative writing skills, these worksheets also provide an opportunity to discuss the cultural significance of April Fools’ Day and the importance of humour and lightheartedness in our lives.

April Fools’ Day writing prompts include:

  • Write a story about what you plan to do on April Fools’ Day.
  • What was the best April Fools’ prank you’ve ever played?
  • Not everyone likes to be pranked. Why might playing pranks on April Fools’ Day be a bad idea?
  • Pretend an alien from outer space landed in your town on April Fools’ Day. Explain the holiday to the alien.
  • Write three jokes you could tell your friends to make them laugh on April Fools’ Day.

Each worksheet includes a word bank for students to pull vocabulary from, plenty of writing lines and a space to draw a picture to accompany their writing.

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Additionally, project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks. 

This resource was created by Lisamarie Del Valle, a teacher in Florida and a Teach Starter Collaborator.


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