Welcome to the first of many holidays and celebrations subsections. This page can help you with your holiday lesson plan because it has 14 worksheets about April Fools’ Day with more being added regularly. There are worksheets available for all different ages and ability levels, which makes it your one and only stop for ideas and materials. This is one of the most popular April Fools’ Day worksheets on Busy Teacher. It was created by the British Council so most of the material focuses on the United Kingdom. There are four different sections where you elicit what students already know and then conduct a pair discussion, reading and comprehension activity, and a reading session where students learn about some of the best April Fools’ Day jokes. Since there is quite a bit of reading involved, this worksheet might be best suited for intermediate students. For other April Fools’ Day information or worksheets for a different level, look at the rest of the worksheets in this section.
April Fools' Day is celebrated in different countries around the world on April 1 every year. Sometimes referred to as All Fools' Day, April 1 is not a national holiday, but is widely recognized and celebrated as a day when many people play all kinds of jokes and foolishness. The day is marked by the commission of good-humoured or otherwise funny jokes, hoaxes, and other practical jokes of varying sophistication on friends, family members, teachers, neighbors, work associates, etc. Traditionally, in some countries such as New Zealand, the UK, Cyprus, and South Africa, the jokes only last until noon, and someone who plays a trick after noon is called an "April Fool" and taunted "April Fool's Day's past and gone, You're the fool for making one." Elsewhere, such as in France, Italy, South Korea, Japan, Russia, The Netherlands, Germany, Brazil, Canada, Ireland, Australia, and the U.S., the jokes last all day.