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Look no further for the best April Fool's Day Prank project for your upper elementary, middle, and high school students.


This activity asks your students to conduct research on the elusive and mysterious Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus. Using the provided website, students will complete research by answering questions about the species. Then, with the research, they will choose from five different project options to bring awareness to the tree octopus. This activity can spark discussion about endangered species, advocacy, environmental changes, deforestation, and more! However, students will come to learn that this mysterious tree octopus is not an actual animal!


Combine learning and pranking your students with this interactive project!


Not sure when to use this activity in your classroom?:

  • April Fools Day

  • Whole class

  • Small group

  • Early finishers

  • Morning work

  • Sub work

  • Closing circle

  • Exit tickets

  • Homeroom

  • Advisory

  • After testing

  • Free day

  • Warm up

  • Class party


Enjoy and thank you!


April Fool's Day Prank | Research and Project | Tree Octopus | 4th-12th Grade

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