Pranks to Pull with Dash & Dot

By June L.

Play Ideas

Make your April Fools' Day complete with Dash & Dot, your partners in mischief!

What you'll need:

  • Dash
  • Dot
Set up Time

30 mins


Dash & Dot love playing (harmless) tricks and pranks on siblings, friends, and parents. Here are some quick, fun ideas you can use on April Fools’ Day!


  1. Is my stuffed animal possessed? Does your sibling or friend have a favorite stuffed animal? Put Dot inside of the stuffed animal and program Dot to say “hi” every time it is moved. They will think that their stuffed animal is possessed or alive!

  2. What’s in my bag? Put Dot into someone’s bag, and have Dot make a sound every time they pick their bag up to go out the door!

    Does your pesky sibling always look through your bag? You can also do the same to set an alarm if they move it!

  3. Want to catch a couch potato in the act? Position Dash to watch for people sitting down to watch TV. Use Dash’s distance sensor to detect when someone sits down on the couch, and then make Dash make a funny sound!

Play Options:

Go App

Suggested for Ages: 5+

Path App

Suggested for Ages: 5+

Blockly App

Suggested for Ages: 8+

Prank 1: Program Dot to say hi from inside a stuffed animal!

Prank 2: Program Dot to say something when you move someone’s bag.

Prank 3: Catch a couch potato in action by triggering a program when there is an Obstacle in Front.

Xylo App

Suggested for Ages: 5+