We write a lot about parents pulling pranks on their unsuspecting kids. And they can get away with it because, yanno, they’re kids. They’re easily tricked.

But maybe, from time to time, the clever kiddos get a chance to yell GOTCHA! at one or both of their parents.

In honor of kids like those, let’s take a few minutes to appreciate these 15 pretty great pranks.

15. This was definitely done by a boy.

And maybe not even on purpose.


14. You got what you asked for, lady.

They know their letters! And how to use scissors! Win!


13. I wonder how long it took him to notice?

I’m going to need the followup.


12. This picture gave me a heart attack.

And I even knew what it was ahead of time.


11. It’s all fun and games until you have to bring them toilet paper later.

The stink in the bathroom will be their revenge.


10. That Madonna will get you every time.

He never did catch on, poor bloke.


9. ‘Tis the season.

And you’re pretty sure it’s fake, but…


8. It’s a classic for a reason.

Who among us has not pulled this one off?


7. Popping those would be so satisfying.

Cleaning up the remnants would not.


6. Clever use of Mom’s cute jars.

Chip Gaines has definitely done this to Joanna.


5. Nobody wants to see that first thing in the morning.

Kick it in the plastic balls.


4. I would have screamed.

This one would have for sure gotten me!


3. Time for an intervention.

For the kids AND the milk.


2. That thing looks way too real.

I do not like that. Nope.


1. I would have been giggling for days.

Clever, pop-culture nerdo kids.


You gotta give credit where credit is due, right?

Has your kid ever gotten you good with a prank? Share the details with us in the comments!