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Best Office Pranks for April Fools Day


Uncover the best office pranks for April Fools Day!

Whether it is April Fools or just a random weekday these pranks are light-hearted and office-appropriate, made to have a little workspace fun without risking the chance of getting fired or losing any friends. 


You don’t have to be the office jokester, there is always at least one in every office, to partake in some of the funniest office pranks ever played on your coworkers and bosses.

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April Fools Day is upon us, want to play some fun pranks? We’ve got you covered!

Here is a list of some of the best April fools day pranks for work we have found, none that require much planning because let’s be honest, who has time for that?

There are even some remote prank ideas added for all of you working at home.

It is important to note that not all offices are conducive to joking around during office hours.

However, if you work in an office environment where joking is encouraged it can definitely be a great thing.

I know that being able to joke with your coworkers and bosses can help build teamwork and camaraderie, which in turn boosts the overall office morale and productivity. 


With all of that said, the appropriateness of these jokes and pranks will depend on your workspace atmosphere. If you work in a more serious environment maybe you can just stick to telling a funny April fools day joke in the break room.



7 of the Very Best Office Pranks for April Fools Day!

1.) Nicolas Cage Toilet Seat Prank

Print out a picture of Nicolas Cage and allow him to greet everyone who takes a bathroom break. That will sure get some giggles!

Source: Pinterest

2.) Fake Pants & Shoes In the Stall

Make the whole office think that someone REALLY has to use the restroom with this simple prank. Maybe just don’t let it play out all day, especially if you only have one stall available to use. Your coworkers might not be very happy with you.

Source: Buzzfeed

3.) Voice-Activated Toaster

This is too funny. Bring in a new toaster, preferably one that you can hide the buttons easily, and make the whole office start talking to the appliance all morning.

Think outside of the box because this voice-activated prank could be used on several things.

A copy machine or the elevator button panel, leaving a note that the systems were recently upgraded and are now operable by voice command.

Source: Tumblr

4.) Who wants Krispy Creme donuts? Not today! Healthy Creme for you. haha!

This one is just plain dirty, but funny too. Maybe just bring the actual donuts in a different container so everyone still gets to enjoy them later in the day.

Source: Instagram

5.) Bug under the cup April Fools Day Prank

This is a super simple prank to play on your coworkers. You could leave it in the break room or on a certain someone’s desk who you think will appreciate the little jab.

Even better, put an actual fake bug underneath for those willing to actually lift the cup.

Source: Instagram

6.) The phantom mouse.

Pop a USB wireless mouse into your coworker’s computer while they’re away and control their computer from your desk.

Just don’t do any clicking unless you can actually see the screen otherwise you might delete something accidentally. Just moving the mouse around the screen will be enough amusement.



7.) Put googly eyes on everything in the office fridge.

You don’t have to go as far as putting them on EVERYTHING in the fridge but you could put some on the most noticeable items.

Source: Reddit

April Fools Day pranks for the office tips to remember!

  • Never prank anyone you have beef with, it could certainly get taken the wrong way and end up much more than a simple harmless prank.
  • Make them easy to set up and quick to remove. It is great having fun at the office but the prank needs to be done and over with and back to business without much effort.
  • Keep all these office pranks for April Fools Day light-hearted and office appropriate. Don’t do anything that could cause anyone to be triggered emotionally or become offended. This is about having fun!
  • If YOU get pranked, don’t get offended. Be a good sport and have a little laugh.

Do you work remotely? Don’t miss out on the fun, check out these fun remote office pranks!