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What is April Fools' Day? - Instructional Slide Deck

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide | 1 page | Grades: 1 - 4

Introduce your students to the history of April Fools' Day with this 13-slide instructional slide deck.

Do You Know the Origin of April Fools’ Day? 

Have you ever wondered how April Fools’ Day came about? Turn this day into a learning opportunity for your class by learning about the originals of April Fools’ Day.

April Fools’ Day is celebrated on April 1st every year in many countries worldwide. It’s a day when people play practical jokes and pranks on each other just for fun.

This presentation includes the following information about April Fools Day:

  • The history of April Fool’s Day.
  • How to say ‘April Fool’s Day’ in other languages.
  • How April Fool’s Day is celebrated around the world.
  • Pranks – bad ideas and good ideas.
  • Some famous pranks that have happened over the years.

Overall, teaching kids about April Fools’ Day can be a fun way to introduce them to some history and culture while encouraging them to be creative and playful. Just remember to emphasize the importance of being kind and respectful and ensure everyone involved is having a good time.

Download, Project, and Teach!

This resource doesn’t require you to prep loads of materials. It’s a single downloadable Google Slides Resource file and can be taught as a whole group or assigned inside Google Classroom for independent study.

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


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