Kids Shenanigans

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Y’all know how much I love a Klutz book, right?  See HERE and HERE if you’ve forgotten.

Klutz was our go-to publisher of fun-time kids books in the summer or whenever we needed something fun to do.  When I find a book with a title and tagline this great, I gotta buy it: Kids Shenanigans: Great Things to Do That Mom and Dad Will Just Barely Approve Of

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Kids Shenanigans

Oh, my…

Boy grew up with a library of Klutz books and they never ever failed to entertain him, his friends or us.  Husband and I may be of grandparent age, but internally, we’re stuck at 12-years-old.  That should explain why one of my favorite tricks from the book, to-this-day, is Snapping Belt Loops.  The short version of this shenanigan-move is that, when executed properly, there’s a loud sound that mimics a belt loop being ripped off  from behind the unsuspecting mark.

HIGH-larity, I tells ya!

Klutz tells us what’s what about the book:

Our most proudly immature publication, this is one kids’ activity book that contains stuff kids really want to do. Critical life skills, like how to hang a spoon off your nose and how to fake a really disgusting sneeze, are covered in definitive detail. Twenty-nine activities, all kid-approved and parent-tolerated.


  • Age Range: 3 and up
  • Spiral-bound: 70 pages
  • Publisher: Klutz Press; Spi edition (September 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1878257412
  • ISBN-13: 978-1878257413
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.2 x 1.8 inches

Know a kiddo who would love to make a Whoopie Cushion?  Or wants to stump a grown-up?  Or neeeeds to learn how to hang a spoon from their nose?  YOU DO?!

This book is for them.

If I remember correctly, this book was my go-to on hot summer days when we were indoors and had played all the games in the closet. As you can see from the pic (that’s our copy), it is well-worn and much loved.

I’m hanging on to this book, along with all the other Klutz books, as we wait for Sweet E to age-in to the fun.

I can’t wait to teach him The Grape Thru Your Head Trick, or Dead Finger, or How To Launch a Tennis Ball Off a Basketball, or any other shenanigans the book offers.

I imagine his mom and dad will just barely approve of our fun…

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  1. We had that book when I was a kid! I agree, hilarity 🙂

  2. I am so NOT getting this for my son. The Whoopie cushion thing would be too tempting for him. I was glad when the last one got a hole in it. LOL

    • Mrs. Tucker says

      PARTY POOPER (heh)! There is sooo much more to this book that fart noises, although you can’t beat a funny fart noise in my book!

  3. I love this.. and it is so me and my husband… ‘Husband and I may be of grandparent age, but internally, we’re stuck at 12-years-old.’

  4. I still do the belt loop ripping trick to people to this day. Never gets old.

  5. Lol!! My girls would get a kick out of this book.

    • Mrs. Tucker says

      As you can see (in the comments), Boy (a grown man with his own family) still has fond memories of this fun!

  6. I had this book as a kid, but could never get the whoopee cushion to work just right. As a parent, I might have to buy this for my boys! Great summer entertainment!

  7. Gotta get this for the grandkids. (Oh Karma, I love thee!!) Here from the Grand Social 109; BB2U.


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