Learn about 4 famous pranks done on April Fools' Day.
Even if April Fools' Day has passed, you may find my resource below on the History of April Fools' Day of interest to use to show kids that everything has a history...even holidays like April Fools' Day! It's also a great opportunity to discuss with kids the difference between mean-spirited and hurtful pranks and silly pranks. Ask the students what kind of panks they may have pulled on April Fools' Day and whether any were played on them.
Want to introduce your students to the history of April Fools' Day? This resource provides a reading for students as well as lots of interesting famous April Fools' Day pranks such as this one that happened in Switzerland in 1957.A news show aired a video on a spaghetti harvest in the country of Switzerland. People were pulling strands of spaghetti dangling down from trees. People actually called the news show asking how they could purchase a spaghetti tree! Additionally, there are extension activities as well as a Test your April Fools' Day IQ(can you spot the True News Stories from the Fake ones?). There are also comprehension questions for the students to answer after reviewing the resource. April Fools' Day Reading Passage/ Fun Facts and Activities
Other resources in my Everything has a History Series you may find of interest:
The first in my series, Everything Has a History. Why not show your students that even candy has a history with this fun/informative web quest! Learn facts including marshmallows date back to 2000 BC and King Tut's Tomb contained licorice. I also have included several additional resources and extension activities. Great for a Friday, a day before a vacation activity or just when you'd like to share with kids that...everything has a history!Everything Has a History, Even Candy: A Webquest
Check out my newest in the series: Everything Has a History...even chewing Gum: History of Chewing Gum!
Check out my History of Shoes! Everything Has A History, even SHOES!
Check out my History of Peanuts! Learn about the history of the PeanutLearn about the History of the Peanut
TULIPS: With spring, comes the sprouting of tulips. Tulips have a very interesting history. Sharing information about the history of the tulip is a great way to show kids that EVERYTHING has a history.
Reading passage, Did You Know? fun facts, comprehension questions, Map-skill activity, Teacher page with extension activities and key.Tulips: Reading Passage/Activities
1. BOOK Fun Facts(great for National Library Day, 4/15 and Library of Congress Day, 4/24: Book Fun Facts
2.Earth Day Freebie: Earth Day Freebie
3. Women' s History Month Freebie: Women's History Month Freebie
4. Black History Month Freebie: Black History Month Freebie
5. Pumpkin Facts: Pumpkin Fun Facts
6. Amazing Mummy Facts: Amazing Mummy Facts
7. Amazing Chinese New Year Factoids: Chinese New Year Factoids
8. King Tut Day Freebie: King Tut Day Freebie
9.Amazing Presidential Fun Facts: Presidential Factoids
10. Learn about Diwali: Diwali Fun Facts