With April Fool’s Day around the corner, there’s nothing like getting a laugh by sharing jokes for kids. So we came up with a list of jokes that are silly and fun, and suited even for young children. And yes, they are mostly corny jokes (including a few of my favorite knock-knock jokes for kids I remember from when I was a kid!).
Whether you joke with your grandchildren frequently or you are looking for something funny to write in a note to them, these jokes for kids are kid-tested and approved.
If you have a kid-friendly joke you or your grandkids want to share, send them to us and we’ll add them to the list. Scroll down to see the list.
The Best Jokes for Kids of Any Age
1. What did the ocean say to the kid making sandcastles on the beach?
Nothing! It just waved.
2. Why can’t you play cards on the African savannah?
There’s too many cheetahs.
3. Why wasn’t Cinderella any good at soccer?
She kept running away from the ball.
4. What is a witch’s favorite class at school?
5. What’s brown and sticky?
6. Where does a queen keep her armies?
In her sleevsies.
7. What is an elf’s favorite food?
8. Why couldn’t the bicycle stand up?
It was two-tired!
9. Why was the lobster failing school?
Its grades went below sea level.
10. Where’s the worst place to tell a secret?
In a cornfield, they’re all ears.
11. Bun: Pickles make me soggy.
Pickle: Just dill with it.
12. Why doesn’t a Teddy Bear eat dessert?
Because he’s stuffed!
13. What’s cooler than a talking cat?
A spelling bee!
14. What do you call a fake noodle?
The ultimate impasta!
15. Why did the barber always win the race?
He knew all the shortcuts.
16. Why was the raspberry upset?
It got itself in a jam.
17. Then what do you call an upset raspberry?
18. What do you say to the person who invented zero?
Thanks for nothing.
19. How does a bunny travel?
On a hareplane.
20. What kind of tree fits in your hand?
A palm tree.
21. How can you cut the ocean in half?
With a sea-saw.
22. What’s a dung beetles favorite board game?
SCAT-ter-gories! —a 12-year-old Honey Good reader
23. What do you call a penguin in Alaska?
Confused! —reader SJ Knitmore
Funny Knock-Knock Jokes for Kids
I got my hands on a book of cute knock-knock jokes when I was about six years old and they’ve stayed with me to this day! What’s your favorite knock-knock joke?
Radio not, here I come!
Is there an owl in here?
A little old lady.
A little old lady who?
I didn’t know you could yodel!
Wyatt always me telling the jokes?
Abe c d e f g…
Joke Books for Kids & Other Ways to Make Them Laugh
Keep the laughs going with a joke book for kids. You can pull from the book whenever you’re writing a card or keep it with you when you go on little excursions with the grandchildren and want a bit of easy entertainment. I love Laugh Out Loud Jokes for Kids by Rob Elliott and his sequel, More Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids. They’re inexpensive and on the smaller side, so easy to keep on hand. I am also a sucker for a good funny knock-knock joke. This book, Lots of Knock-Knock Jokes for Kids is one of my favorite go-tos.
And while you’re at it, you might as well add some pranks to the arsenal. The Prank Attack Gag Pack contains the classics like whoopie cushions and fake poop. Make a little prank on the grands or help them prank their parents! Naturally, some pranks are mean spirited but I like this box because it gives you ideas that are very lighthearted. The results are a bonding experience with your grandchildren.
Have a joke to share? Please tell us your joke in the comments! We’ll be updating this list frequently and would love to add your joke!
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Amber Guetebier is Honey Good’s Editorial Director and who has a passion for unusual plants, pirates, and jokes.
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Thank you for these funny jokes. I have a niece who sends jokes with pictures (she is quite artistic) in her son’s lunch each day, which he shares with his lunch mates. I will send them to her as well as my grandchildren. P. S. Do you know what you call a penguin in Alaska? Confused.
I am smiling!!! Warmly, Honey