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Senior Pranks

Updated on November 21, 2017

The Tradition Lives On

Of course you want your class to be remembered. You want to leave a legacy. A well planned, well executed senior prank is perfect for that. The whole point of the senior prank is to leave a memory, for you, your classes, your teachers, and your community. A senior prank is a mark of school spirit.

To be successful you'll need organization, planning, persuasion, creativity, and follow through.  You must be creative in coming up with the concept.  You must plan out logistics.  You must tell those you need and those who can be trusted.  You must persuade people to do their job, and do it quietly.  You must be organized - everyone must know their role. And you must follow through with the prank and the clean up. 

It may be possible to enlist janitors, or teachers you are close to...with persuasion.  The key to this is explaining that you want their help, so things don't get out of hand. They may be willing to help out a GOOD PRANK in an effort to prevent a bad one. Also, let them know that all money and cleanup involved will be completed by students.

It is a moment where you can show that you are smart enough to pull one over on them. It is not to get revenge on a teacher or school you don't like, nor is it to cause destruction. This is not meant to be a display of stupidity. Grow up.

Pac Man Cometh

More Prank Ideas

If your are looking for some more prank ideas, check out:

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Okay, so they pulled it off... - But I would not suggest trying it again

These pranks did work. They were funny. But given the same set of logistics, I would not recommend anyone attempt a replay.

I think the super balls were a good idea...but on the staircase? Bad.

No No No

These are not pranks

These are not pranks. They are vandalous, illegal, and wrong. They are not funny, but merely show that you are as stupid as everyone thinks.

- NO fire

- NO fireworks

- NO pulling the fire alarm

- NOTHING that would harm anyone

- NO contaminating food...can get dangerous...allergies...

- NO blocking exits

- NO destruction of property

- NOTHING slippery on floors or stairs

- NO animal cruelty including letting animals loose on campus...cows, chickens, pigs, mice, rats,... Even if it starts out innocent, it could end in cruelty if only accidentally.

- NO targeting one person to the point of being mean

- NO targeting any student

- NOTHING resulting in large expense to the school

- NO tp-ing the place (it's just stupid)

- NOTHING that can get someone fired (don't drop porn in teacher's desk...)

- NO fraud, NO felonies

- NOTHING that would require police, or firemen ... they have far more important things to deal with

- NO threats


Pick a random day, and get your zombie on.

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(Don't sue me already)

I am totally NOT encouraging seniors to vandalize, cause damage or injury, or harm animals in any way. Senior pranks should be harmless, but fun. Perhaps if some of us could provide funny non-violent non-destructive ideas, then kids wouldn't have to resort to bad and mean pranks. Use these pranks at you own discretion - there is no guarantee that you won't get in trouble by using fact, you probably will.

Also, these are Senior Pranks as in pranks for seniors in high school or college to pull...NOT pranks on Senior Citizens. Get that clear stealing walkers and wheelchairs. Got it?

Any other prank ideas? Proud of anything you pulled off?


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      fcinternetmarketing 4 years ago

      Hilarius !!

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      MC Productions 4 years ago

      LOL I was always a prankster when I was younger, no need to wait for graduation

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      ryokomayuka 4 years ago from USA

      I never did anything but as long as it it harmless seems like a good fun.

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      jemacb 4 years ago

      haha I remember my days only too well. Nice lens.

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      Arod17 4 years ago

      my senior prank we stack a pyramid of lunch tables on top of the school gym!

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      x10dit lm 4 years ago

      Pranks like this aren't a big thing at schools in the UK but they really should be... What a dilemma, should I show my 14 year old son this lense or not? :)

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      allaneaglesham lm 4 years ago

      Grass and sheep into the room of a student friend while at university.

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      ConvenientCalendar 4 years ago

      Oh if there were still pagers, there would be a lot more pranks to play!

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      tiguienvoyage lm 4 years ago

      Very Funny!!

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      ideaman21 lm 4 years ago

      This is a great lens. Senior pranks are always remembered for the rest of your life, so you might as well make it a great one.

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      kab 4 years ago from Upstate, NY

      @PhilVardy: I think paint is a bit too permanent to be a responsible prank. That costs money to be put back. But kudos on the student parking idea.

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      PhilVardy 4 years ago

      We had parking issues at out school - so we repainted the entire parking lot and wrote "student parking" on all the spaces! HA!

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      Underrated 4 years ago

      Awesome pranks

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      john9229 4 years ago

      I like prank to my colleague. There all are ok... still alive :)

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      JPSaggs 4 years ago

      Only wish I had gone to school with you... I was the one with the great one liners and cheeky smile at school...

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      DebW07 5 years ago

      I've never pranked anyone, maybe I should try. Great lens!

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      lionmom100 5 years ago

      Those were the days. I liked the parking lot maze and alarm clock gambit.

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      Resident-Nerd 5 years ago

      Everyone has got to love a good ole senior prank. Great lens.

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      round-sky 5 years ago

      A fun lens, but "In most states (check yours) it is illegal to dig up the state flower (or sometimes tree). So if you plant the state flower in the shape of your class year, then they cannot legally dig them up" contradicts with "No destruction of property."

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      Lookatit 5 years ago

      When pranks are done so no one really gets hurt, they're great fun and really break up the working day. Thanks for some great ideas!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Saran wrap everyone's car

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      Ajeet 5 years ago

      Nothing quite like the Benidorm Pranksters.

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      Gregory Moore 5 years ago from Louisville, KY

      These are great. Love the videos!

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      bluelily lm 5 years ago

      Practical jokes are necessary to break free from monotonous life patterns

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Fun ideas! Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      Aditya Gogoi 5 years ago from Sunnyvale

      hahaha :)..hilarious ideas..i gotta use them on my gramps

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      Mr-Panda LM 5 years ago

      Awesome ideas! Thanks =)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      i have played pac man on my tv video games and this lens refresh my memories thanks

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      LaurenIM 5 years ago

      Great stuff for times in between senior moments lol!

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      Heidi 5 years ago from Benson, IL

      Hilarious. I loved that Pac-Man video; that was a good one.

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      doug66 5 years ago

      good stuff

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      Onemargaret LM 5 years ago

      Real cool lens.

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      myamya 5 years ago

      Greatand useful lens, well done!

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      SailingPassion LM 5 years ago

      Great pranks

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      dream1983 5 years ago

      Great lens, nicely done!

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      kburns421 lm 5 years ago

      I so could've used this a few years ago. I actually thought of the bouncy ball prank and tried enlisting people. We started our planning too late though, and not enough people were willing to be part of it, so it didn't work out. Oh well! Awesome lens :-)

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      sheezie77 5 years ago

      Very nice lens, well done! Squidlike

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      dellgirl 5 years ago

      Oh how silly!!! Sounds like so much fun, I really like your lens, thanks for sharing. Congratulations on making âTOP 100 PERFORMERS: Best of Entertainment in Entertainment & Mediaâ.

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      mizzburdette 5 years ago

      I never did a prank myself considering i went to homeschooling but I would love too! I love your page!

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      ElectricianClasses 5 years ago

      Funny page.

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      Lori Green 5 years ago from Las Vegas

      I love the shirt with the letters on it and the book marks. Great lens

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      antoniow 5 years ago

      Very nicely done lens! Great job Squidlike!

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      kmariedubya 5 years ago

      Wonderful lens!

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      workinghome 5 years ago

      I never did pranks myself but always enjoyed when others did. These made me laugh.

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      KittySmith 5 years ago

      I had a funny class, these really brought back some fond memories. The Used Car Lot prank was the best.

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      magictricksdotcom 5 years ago

      Yeah, I agree with the no felonies tip. LOL Very funny lens- your sense of humor shows!

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      kayla_harris 5 years ago

      Interesting prank ideas!

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      pinkrenegade lm 5 years ago

      Funny prank ideas.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      We did our senior prank last night.... But during lunch the principal found out and talked to us all. She knows we are good students so we wouldn't do anything bad. We were respectful of her wishes and since it was our principal's last year we wanted to fill her entire office with balloons. We had a plan to make jokes on the teachers boards and everything. The janitor even let us in. The only thing that sucked was that she told him not to let us in the classes. Most of the teachers were actually looking forward to the pranks.... Our principal totally ruined the whole point of being a senior and doing the senior pranks.... I couldn't even believe she did that to us... She definitely ruined for us...

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      tomazg 5 years ago

      You really made me laugh with this lens! These pranks are great!

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      ChenB 5 years ago

      lol, what a funny lens! I'd like to try the alarm clock one. Thanks for making this, it made me laugh.

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      jakealoo 5 years ago

      Proud of absolutely pranks at all...

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      imadrummer 5 years ago

      i wanna try the alarm clock one

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      JaySing 5 years ago

      All good stuff. Did the diploma swap in college - admin had no idea what to do about it - quite funny.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      two days ago bunch of seniors got to school early like at 2am and they tp-d all the trees and the outside of school, they they let the chickens loose, and they hung a golf cart from the roof. also, at my school they leave the keys in the school buses, and we have like 15-20 buses at our school..they drove them and parked some down the road, and parked them around campus and blocked the entrances to was hilarious..and none of them got suspended, the only penalty they got was to pay money for was pretty funny..

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Tis year they played roller hockey in the hallway!

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      amythomson187 5 years ago

      I love to prank!! I remember one night, after a load of snow and even more cocktails... My friends and I were on the way home. We walked past a small car, so we decided to cover the WHOLE car in snow... wonder if the owners found it hehe Great Lens Amy x

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      Fiona Carroll 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Oh how I love a good prank! Great ideas here!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Love your ideas!

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      Krys Cortez 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Great lens

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      Kay 5 years ago

      Like that you added things that are NOT pranks. This is terrific!

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      BloggingMogul 5 years ago

      I'll try some of these. Great lens.

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      JoyfulReviewer 5 years ago

      Looks like a lot of fun.

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      MelonyVaughan 6 years ago

      Great lens! Love the principal's pick-up truck prank!

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      jimmyworldstar 6 years ago

      The best senior pranks to me have been the ones where there's cups filled with water in the rooms and hallway or when live bugs like crickets are let loose.

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      Sharon Berry 6 years ago from Michigan

      Back in the 60's we weren't so daring. But this looks like great fun.

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      JodiFromFlorida 6 years ago

      Makes me want to go back to high school and do it all over again...thank you for the great lens!

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      adamfrench 6 years ago

      Thumbs up, great lens

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      bhthanks 6 years ago

      funny! thanks for sharing!

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      AvidArchie 6 years ago

      I actually organized the swap for the diploma prank. The principal had a great sense of humor. When he finished handing out the diplomas he had a huge pile of quarters on the table, and a handful in his pocket. He walked to the microphone and declared, "I really do not appreciate...the person who only gave me a nickel. Don't think I don't know who you are." Haha great times. I made a lens about dorm pranks. Feel free to check it out:

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      WorldVisionary 6 years ago

      Thanks for the laughs! Thumbs up.

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      CarynJSwift56889 6 years ago

      great for see this lens, thanks

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      PhotoshopWarrior 6 years ago

      lolz, the videos are funny.. nice lens

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Funny stuff. Thanks!

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      QuinnWolf LM 6 years ago

      With today's climate of gangs in schools, heightened security and terrorist threats, most senior pranks are very tame compared to what they used to be.

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      phoenix arizona f 6 years ago

      My daughters school was toilet papered last week. All of the trees near the school parking lot were hit. The school came on the speaker and threatened to have the person responsible arrested and expelled. Where is the humor these days?

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 6 years ago from Ljubljana

      Hi. Nice and informative lens:) A lot of fun and a lot of great memories too. Keep it up!

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      mrniceguy11 6 years ago

      A lot of great ideas here. I'm not in school any more but that does't mean i can't pull a prank at work!

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      flutestar123 lm 6 years ago

      I love your non destructive prank ideas! my graduating class mentioned doing the take out idea because one person ordered pizza during flex (study hall), and they made an announcement over the speakers for the person who ordered the pizza to come to the office to have it be picked up.

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      chrispell017 6 years ago

      clever idea for a lens!! nice job

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      Mohprice 6 years ago

      These were hilarious! I'll be a senior soon and my friends and I were just talking about possible prank ideas.

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      momsfunny 6 years ago

      I think pranks are great as long as no one gets hurt by them.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Our welding class pulled a prank on our teacher by fusing the door to it's frame. He didn't think it was very funny, a few kids got suspended. Just be careful on what prank you pull, being a jerk isn't funny.

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      kab 6 years ago from Upstate, NY

      @anonymous: If spray paint and toilet paper is what you call a prank, then YOU are an idiot.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      this was so stupid, waste of time

      if this is what you call pranks, you are an idiot

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      This lens brought back memories!! The 2 pranks that stand out from my high school years were one class painted "Class of 95" on the one building. They were idiots for vandalizing the building but what made it classic was that they spelled "Class" without the "L"!! It was "Cass of 95"!

      The other prank was the seniors took all the balls out of the computer mice in the computer labs. (This was back when mice actually had the tracking balls on the bottom.)

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      Rhonda Albom 7 years ago from New Zealand

      I love pranks. Some great laughs here. I really like that you also added the list of what not to do in a senior prank. Blessed by an angel. Please add a link to my "Humor Angel" Lens.

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      dogodor 7 years ago

      I got some good laughs from your lens. Thanks! (It took me back.)

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      MargoPArrowsmith 7 years ago

      I class 1966 was not allowed to have Senior day because the class of '62, did such horrible things. Poor us!

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      Nightowl John 7 years ago

      Thanks for a good laugh tonight! Squid Angel blessed.

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      kab 7 years ago from Upstate, NY

      @mockingbird999: Was that teacher in on it? Otherwise it would seem like a threat, don't you think?

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      mockingbird999 7 years ago

      We staged a teacher's funeral when I was a senior.

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      bsblmike2 7 years ago

      i like your senior pranks a lot. check me out

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      theconditionpod 7 years ago

      Awesome ideas, like the ethical 'NO' section too.

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      Mary Norton 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This is good close to my day. I ended my squidooing with a smile.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Very amusing! Thumbs Up!

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      Magicality LM 7 years ago

      Entertianing ;-)

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      emcueto 7 years ago

      lots of fun to read, but I think it would be more fun to go out and do some of these pranks! great lens!