These jokes for kids are sure to make your little one laugh out loud.
I love kids, and I love telling jokes to kids so I know exactly what makes them go LOL, literally. Seriously, if you're a stand-up comedian, an audience of little kids is your best bet for a knock-out show. Speaking of comics, this list of funny questions to ask on our site here is a real gag.
A funny kid joke is all you need for an adorable belly laugh. From silly dad jokes to witty knock-knock jokes, this list of jokes for kids is the ultimate giggle-machine.
Ultimate List of Jokes for Kids
Nothing's more adorable than a child laughing, and nothing is as satisfying as making one laugh. Whether you're a parent, an uncle, a babysitter, or a preschool teacher, sharing laughter is the best way to bond with a kid. These jokes for kids always work on my nephew, so I'm sure they'll work on your kids too!
The 5 Best Jokes To Tell To Kids Anytime
These classic gags make any kid giggle. Try to play the part and don't be afraid to use funny voices and faces. Kids go crazy over those!
1. What did the policeman say to his tummy? Freeze. You're under a vest.
Or "What do you call a flying policeman? A Heli-copper."
2. How do billboards talk? Sign language.
Did you know that the biggest billboard ever put up measured 5,265 square meters? That's as big as a football field!
3. What kind of music do mummies listen to? Wrap music.
Do you think mummies enjoy being mummies? Of corpse!
4. Why is it so windy inside a stadium? There are hundreds of fans.
The largest stadium in the US is the Michigan Stadium which can seat a total of 107,601 people. I mean, that's a lot of fans!
5. Why couldn't the duck pay for dinner? Her bill was too big.
Here's another funny duck joke- What do you call a crate full of ducks? A box of quackers!
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5 Hilarious Dad Jokes That All Kids Love
Every father in the world is notorious for coming up with the best and sometimes even the worst dad jokes, but they never fail to make anyone laugh. It's both a blessing and a curse.
6. Why do skeletons stay so calm? Because nothing gets under their skin.
Kids learn best when having fun, and puns like this are great icebreakers before a lesson or mood boosters before starting homework. Here's another one- What do you call a skeleton who won't work? Lazybones.
7. What did one ocean say to the other ocean? Nothing, they just waved.
Going on a beach trip with your kids? Pack a bunch of beach jokes to-go! Here's another version of it- What did the beach say to the wave?- Long tide, no sea!
8. What do you call cheese that isn't yours? Uh uh, Nacho cheese, kid!
This one's a classic, but it works all the time!
9. What do you call a fake noodle? An impasta.
Another classic dad joke! Hey, classics are classics for a reason.
10. Which day do chickens hate the most? Friday.
If this doesn't work, try this- What does a chicken have in common with a band? Drumsticks.
5 Knock-Knock Jokes To Say To Kids To Get Their Full Attention
I love knock-knock jokes, and kids love them too! A good knock knock joke is perfect for your curious little one. All that anticipation for the punchline gets them every time!
11. Knock Knock!
Ever wondered why we say "bless you" when someone sneezes? Pope Gregory I suggested saying "God bless you" during the Bubonic Plague after a person sneezed, hoping that this prayer would protect them from otherwise certain death.
12. Knock, Knock!
Canoe come out and play with me?
I don't know how to paddle in a canoe. Canoe?
13. Knock, knock.
Leaf me alone!
Here's another leafy joke- What do the trees say when they start getting their leaves back in spring? What a re-leaf!
14. Knock, Knock!
No, I prefer google.
We all prefer Google. I bet you don't even have to explain what Google is to your kids. When it comes to technology, kids these days are way ahead of us!
15. Knock, knock.
Ice cream who?
Ice cream if you don't give me some candy!
Did you know that you can work as a professional ice cream taster? They're called taste masters, and their job includes tasting different flavors, creating new flavors, and making sure they all turn out great. That sounds like a dream to me!
5 Funny Jokes To Entertain Kids During Halloween' Trick or Treat'
These Halloween jokes for kids are made for Trick or Treating. Make it even more spooktacular and make them work for their treat with a trick. Ask a joke, and whoever gets it right takes all the candy!
16. What do birds give out on Halloween? Tweets.
I love Halloween, and I love it when kids line up at my house for treats. Did you know that 52% of trick-or-treaters prefer candy like Snickers, Reeses, or M&Ms over hard candy?
17. What do witches put in their hair? Scare spray!
In Roald Dahl's "The Witches," Grandmama described them as "bald as a boiled egg" because no single hair grows on a witch's head. Maybe all that scare spray is to blame.
18. Why did the scarecrow win an award? Because he was outstanding in his field.
The idea of the scarecrow originated from Britain's medieval times. Back then, young children would go through the fields throwing stones whenever birds landed in the fields. After the Great Plague, there weren't enough people to work the fields, so they made scarecrows of stuffed sacks of straw and carved faces out of gourd and turnips.
19. What do witches race on? Vroomsticks!
The word "witch" comes from the old Saxton word "Wicca," meaning "wise one.'
20. How can you tell if a vampire has a cold? He starts coffin! Aho - ahoo
Here's a good follow-up joke- Why did Dracula take cold medicine? To keep him from "coffin."
6 Thanksgiving Jokes Perfect for Children
Nothing beats Thanksgiving traditions- watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, carving the turkey, and of course, sharing what you're most thankful for. While you're at it, have a go at these Thanksgiving jokes to make dinner even more fun for the family.
21. What should you wear to Thanksgiving dinner? A har-vest!
Here's another fun joke. Why did the farmer have to separate the chicken and the turkey? He sensed "fowl" play.
22. What key won't open any door? A turkey!
What do you call a running turkey? Fast food.
23. Where does Christmas come before Thanksgiving? In the dictionary.
This one's a tricky and funny riddle. Plus. it's a good excuse to test your little's ABC game.
24. Why did a chewing gum cross the road? It was stuck on the turkey's foot!
Here's another turkey-crossing-the-road joke- "Why did the turkey cross and then recrossed the road? To prove he wasn't chicken."
25. Who is not hungry at Thanksgiving? The turkey because he's already stuffed!
Literally! Even the adults would laugh at this one! Did you know that a cup of stuffing mix is equal to 400 calories? More stuffing? You bread my mind!
26 . What do you call it when it rains turkeys? Foul weather!
This classic riddle first appeared in Joseph Rosenbloom's "The Little Giant Book of Riddles," published in 1996.
5 Jokes to Try For a Children’s Christmas Party
Christmas is the season of family gatherings, and I'm sure you know how rowdy it can get with all the kids running around. Playing Christmas games for kids will keep the little rugrats entertained all season long. How about a round of Christmas jokes?
27. What do snowmen like to do at the weekend? Just chill out.
Who doesn't love a white Christmas? From catching snowflakes, making a snow angel, to building a snowman. Did you know that in America, the biggest snowman ever created was over 122ft. tall? They called her Olympia Snowe. Yup. It's a snow-woman.
28. Which body part do you only see at Christmas? The Mistle-toe.
Here's another mistletoe joke- "What did the mistletoe say to the other? Take it or leaf it."
29. Why does Snoop Dog love giving gifts? He's really good at wrapping!
Now this one's for the older kids. Did you know that his parents nicknamed him Snoopy because they thought he looked like Snoopy, the cartoon dog? Fo' shizzle my nizzle.
30. What do you call an elf wearing earmuffs? Anything you want- he can't hear you!
Even I find this funny! Here's another elf joke- 'What do Santa's elves drive? Minivans!"
31. What's a snowman's favorite cereal? Frosty Flakes
Speaking of Frosted Flakes, did you know that Tony the Tiger has a family? His son- Tony Jr., his mom- Mama Tony, his wife, and his daughter appeared in a few Kellogg's commercials during the '60s and '70s.
Importance of Humor During The Development of a Child
As silly and shallow as they seem, humor and play serve an important role in a toddler's development. With parents, sharing laughter with your kids creates a sense of security and bond. When making friends, humor is a great way for your child to engage and connect with other kids.
Humor also contributes to your child's emotional intelligence. Kids adapt humor by learning from other people's responses to it, teaching them how to be aware of people's feelings and how funny jokes help with negative emotions.
Learning how to be funny also builds your child's self-esteem because when you're able to make people laugh, it feels good, right? And when your kid can understand a joke, that's critical thinking. A funny kid joke- puns and knock-knock jokes, for example, teaches them wordplay- helping them develop language skills. When they can come up with their own joke, say riddles, that's creativity.
Downloadable and Printable List of Jokes for Kids
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Frequently Asked Questions
Not everyone is born funny. In fact, humor is learned. So I've answered some frequently asked questions to help boost your laugh-ability.
Why is humor good for kids?
Silly jokes and funny puns are worth more than a belly laugh for children's well-being. Physically, humor helps boost their immune system and reduces their stress levels, making them less prone to depression and anxiety.
Humor also helps children learn better in school. Children learn best when their having fun, and humor contributes by sharpening their critical-thinking and creativity skills.
What are the known benefits of having good humor?
Being funny improves your life's overall quality. Researchers have found that people with a great sense of humor have better self-esteem, competency, and mental health. Funny people also perform better in social interactions and have a more positive influence on other people.
My kids don't laugh every time I tell a joke. Do they hate me?
If your kids don't laugh at your joke, it's either you're not funny enough, or you're not bonded enough. If your jokes need to be funnier, well, then you have this list. But if it's the latter, there are ways to strengthen your bond with your kids- ask about their day; play with them and take an interest in the things that they like; do fun projects together, or tell them a story about a funny or embarrassing thing you did when you were their age.
How can I be really funny to my kids?
It's easy! Lighten up! As adults, we tend to take things seriously, but sharing laughter with your kids shouldn't be one of them. Use funny words in your conversations, make silly gestures and expressions, read a comic book or watch a funny movie together, and crack and laugh at stupid jokes often.
What type of jokes do kids like to hear?
Kids laugh at any kind of joke. Whether it's a good ole' knock-knock joke, Dr. Seuss' riddles, rhymes, tongue twisters, or a classic pun, what matters is how you deliver it. So don't forget to add in a funny voice or a theatrical gesture for some extra knack.
How to Encourage A Child's Sense of Humor
With all the positive benefits that humor can bring to a child, as guardians, it is important to nurture and help them embrace a sense of fun.
Here's how you can encourage a child's sense of humor:
1. Laugh at Their Jokes
To get them comfortable at telling jokes, it is important to laugh and encourage your child's attempts at humor. I know, I know. A stunt like, "What's orange and sounds like a parrot? A carrot!" isn't exactly funny but laugh nonetheless. Providing your child a safe and supportive atmosphere to express themselves through jokes is a great way to amp up their confidence and encourage their sense of humor.
2. Make Your Home a Humor-Rich Environment
Making your home a humor-rich environment involves surrounding your place with funny books. For toddlers and preschoolers, I love Tupera Tupera's interactive and colorful book called "Polar Bears Underwear" and Jill Murphy's book about a charming family of elephants entitled "All In One Piece." For older kids, try series like The Diary of a Wimpy Kid" and "The Terrible Two."
Watching funny TV shows and movies works too but make sure to help your child make good choices. And don't forget to enjoy it with them!
3. Find Humor in Everything
The best way to encourage your child's sense of humor is to find humor in everyday situations. Stuck in traffic with your toddler? Try out the interrupting cow joke! That always works with my nephew. Bored at home with your kids? Have a race of tongue twisters.
You are your child's role model- a happy mom and dad make a happy child. So learn to take yourself lightly from time to time- poke fun at yourself, make a joke out of small mistakes, share funny stories, and enjoy a good belly laugh with your kids.
More Hilarious Jokes to Share
Everyone loves to laugh! Unless, of course, you're Snape or the Terminator. Here are more gags that will have you bust a gut laughing.
- Have a bad day? Need a quick pick-me-up? These are the best one-liner jokes that could cheer you up better than iced coffee.
- There's nothing more satisfying than putting a smile on your lover's face and even more if you could make them laugh. These love jokes can make anyone's heart skip a beat.
- And how can I forget my fellow nerds out there? I got you, brother. From wifi puns to math jokes, you'll geek out laughing over these computer jokes.
And that is it for this list of jokes for kids!
Folks, a happy kid is a smart kid, and a funny kid joke is all you need to tickle any toddler's funny bone. These jokes for kids are worth more than a giggle. They help your little one win at life too!
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