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K-8 Classroom | March 29, 2011

Kid Friendly Jokes and Tongue Twisters

Written By: Brandi Jordan
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Kid Friendly Jokes

Let laughter lighten the mood in your classroom this April Fool’s Day.  It is a perfect opportunity to share some kid-friendly jokes and tongue twisters while making fun a top priority.  Plan ahead to have students create joke books, funny greeting cards, or hold a tongue twister contest.  Use the jokes and tongue twisters below to get you started.

Kid Friendly Jokes

Q: What did the mayonaise say when the refrigerator door was opened?

A: Close the door!  I’m dressing!

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Q: What do you call a shoe made from a banana?

A: A slipper.

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Q: What did the apple tree say to the farmer?

A: Stop picking on me!

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Q: Why is there a fence around cemeteries?

A: Because people are just dying to get in.

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Q: Where do cows go on the weekend?

A: To the moooovies.

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Q: Why did the pony get detention?

A: Because he was horsing around.

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Q: What lights up a stadium?

A: A soccer match!

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Q: What’s bigger than an elephant, but doesn’t weigh anything?

A: His shadow.

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Q: Why did the teacher have to wear sunglasses in class?

A: Because her students were so bright.

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Q: Which bus crossed the ocean?

A: Columbus

 

 

Tongue Twisters

  • Sam saw six seagulls.
  • Bumblebees buzzed Belinda.
  • Which witch was which?
  • Ten tired turtles Tango-ed.
  • Spring flowers have sprung.
  • Cops catch crafty criminals.
  • Sue swims slowly on Sundays.
  • Lyn loves limes and lemons.
  • Penny paid a penny for a pumpkin.
  • Music makes Mel move.

 

What are some of your favorite jokes and tongue twisters? 

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  • Sarah C
    March 29, 2011

    These jokes are great! I’m always looking for some jokes to fill a few minutes throughout the day. However, the kids never seem to think my jokes are funny. I’ll have to try these out soon!

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  • Cindy Berenter
    March 29, 2011

    Always thinking of us…thank you! Appreciate the kid-friendly jokes; they really do love these!

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  • Janice Huff
    March 29, 2011

    My son who has aspergers loves to tell jokes I think this will be a good article to share with him today thanks so much for giving me the break I’m sure I will need at some point today. Janice Huff

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  • Teresa Kolton
    March 29, 2011

    Thank you for sharing kid friendly jokes. My class will often start in on jokes – generally the same ones we hear every year but they are new to them. When they ask me for a joke the only ones I can recall seem to be the ones my friends told me which either aren’t child appropriate or they wouldn’t understand them. It will be nice to commit a few of these to memory for those occasions.

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  • Liz Bobis
    March 29, 2011

    My kids love jokes! Our Principal at our building tells a student’s joke each morning after the pledge and announcements. The kids love it and they are always waiting to see if their joke got in!
    The current class favorite is: What do you call a pig that does karate? Pork Chop!!! 🙂

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  • Dana S
    March 29, 2011

    I use jokes in my class to explain figurative language and to insert a little humor during the day. The kids love it and will bring jokes to share.

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  • Jessica C.
    March 29, 2011

    Great ideas to have some fun after all that state testing schools have been doing the past month.

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  • Nikki
    March 29, 2011

    why do you call a fish with no eye? a fsh!!!

    What is brown and sticky? a stick!

    Why was 6 afraid of 7? Because 7 8(ate) 9!

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  • Denisse Christensen
    March 29, 2011

    My 9 year old grandson and his 6 year old sister told us this joke, that I know my 2nd grade class will love.
    Q. Why did the boy put candles on his toilet?
    A. He wanted to have a birthday potty!

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  • Ann Marie
    March 29, 2011

    Here are some of the jokes that I like:

    Joke: What do gymnasts, acrobats, and bananas have in common?

    Answer: They can all do the splits.

    Joke: What’s a frog’s favorite game?

    Answer: Hopscotch.

    Joke: What is horse sense?

    Answer: Stable thinking.

    Joke: What’s easy to get into, but hard to get out of?

    Answer: Trouble.

    Joke: Why is the forest so noisy?

    Answer: Because every tree has its own bark!

    Joke: What time do ducks wake up?

    Answer: At the quack of dawn.

    Joke: What dies but never lives?

    Answer: A battery!

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  • Kelly
    March 29, 2011

    I love the jokes! Just printed them off to share with my kiddos!

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  • Lori O.
    March 29, 2011

    I love the tongue twisters! When I do my poetry unit, I have students write alliteration poems and they come up with some amazing tongue twisters. Sometimes we have a contest to see who can come up with the hardest one to say. Needless to say, they are very creative! Thanks for the laughs!

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  • Sabrina
    March 29, 2011

    I like the idea of kid-friendly jokes for April 1st. Thanks for the tip– it has me thinking about how I can make my lessons on Friday more interesting… 🙂

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  • Rhonda Guinn
    March 29, 2011

    Great idea! My students will love these!!

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  • Laura D
    March 29, 2011

    I wish I had good jokes to share but alas, my basket of funnys is empty.

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  • Charity
    March 29, 2011

    They are hilarious! I love silly kid jokes (maybe more than the kids do). 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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  • Amy
    March 29, 2011

    Scholastic sent me a free class set of books earlier in the year – the title is something like Totally Uselss Inventions. I saved those to put on each student’s desk on April Fool’s Day this year. Love the jokes, too!

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  • Missy Kennedy
    March 29, 2011

    Thanks for your page. I enjoy getting the daily news.

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  • schelly
    March 29, 2011

    Love the jokes. My preschoolers have decided to try telling knock-knock jokes at snack time….I laugh soooo hard because they make no sense at all. For Example: Knock-Knock, who’s there?, Apple, Apple Who?, Apple I love you…..I think some actual jokes that make sense will be a good change of pace:) Tongue twisters are always a fun add-in to the day. Thanks for all the great ideas!

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  • Glenda D
    March 29, 2011

    I love these kinds of jokes. I have a shoe box decorated like a chicken. We call it “Chicken Riddle”. Inside are tons of corny, kid-friendly jokes. They love to pull out a joke to share. I will add these to our collection.

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  • Darcy heath
    March 29, 2011

    I teach first grade and I love that they don’t get jokes! Yesterday this was the joke I heard. “knock, knock” “who’s there” “banana who?” “Aren’t you glad I didn’t say knock, knock?” I just had to laugh because they all thought it was so funny! I’ll have to share some of these jokes with them!

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  • Carrie-Anne
    March 29, 2011

    Great jokes everyone! I often forget to not be so serious this time of the year!

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  • Elise
    March 29, 2011

    One of my kindergarteners told me this one…

    What day does potato hate the most?
    Fry-day

    I laughed out loud at this one. We were doing calendar and it was Friday!

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  • Heather
    March 29, 2011

    These are great. I am always looking for new ways to help my students with their fluency. Jokes and tongue twisters allow the students to work with a partner or individually and this is wonderful.

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  • Amber
    March 29, 2011

    Great activity for April Fool’s Day!! Having students write and recite tongue twisters will provide a fun writing and fluency activity. I love the jokes too. My kids going to love them! Thanks!

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  • Lacie Duffel
    March 29, 2011

    These are really great jokes! I am going to print these and share them with my kids this week! Thank you!!! I will finally have funny jokes! Usually, it is the kids making me laugh!

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  • Sara
    March 29, 2011

    I am going to wear sunglasses to school tomorrow and tell my kiddos why I am wearing them. That will make their day! I love jokes, and am going to start sharing some with them!

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  • Debby Reinhard
    March 29, 2011

    Whether the weather be cold, or whether the weather be hot, we’ll be together whatever the weather, whether we like it or not.

    Start slow, the speed it up and see how many people last through it ten times.

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  • Lori A
    March 29, 2011

    The jokes are cute and a great way to break the tension. I am going to see how the kids react to them tomorrow.

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  • Tina Dunson
    March 29, 2011

    I tell jokes to my students to grab their attention and to encourage some of my more shy students to participate. They love to retell them over and over again. 🙂 This group LOVES “Knock, Knock” jokes the best. Here are some of their favorites:

    “Knock, knock”
    “Who’s there?”
    “Boo”
    “Boo who?”
    “What are you crying about?”

    “Knock, knock”
    “Who’s there?”
    “Wet”
    “Wet who?”
    “Wet me in it’s raining out here!”

    AND THEIR FAVORITE!!!

    “Knock, knock”
    “Who’s there?”
    “Banana”
    “Banana who?”
    “Knock, knock”
    “Who’s there?”
    “Banana”
    “Banana who?”
    “Knock, knock”
    “Who’s there?”
    “Banana”
    “Banana who?”
    “Knock, knock”
    “Who’s there?”
    “Orange”
    “Orange who?”
    “Orange you glad I didn’t say Banana?”

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  • Stacie
    March 29, 2011

    Why did the math book cry?

    Because it had so many problems!

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  • Molly
    March 29, 2011

    I have a joke teller of the day. He or she gets Bob the dolphin on his/her desk and can interrupt with a joke. Sometimes we laugh, sometimes we don’t and we clap and move on. Good for oral language! Thanks for the good jokes. Is it mean to pretend it’s March 32 for April Fools Day. I really don’t want to have to change the calendar and it might be funny. But the first graders could be confused. Thoughts?

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  • Kris
    March 29, 2011

    My kids were so tongue twisted last week from our unit poems. We had a great time trying to master them. I cannot wait to share this new tongue twister phrases with them! It’s going to make a fun April 1, but it will also be a nice change of pace to throw into our routine on other days too!
    The jokes are great too! I’m excited to share them with my joke-loving nephew as well as my class.
    An awesome addition to an April Fool’s agenda! 😉

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  • Kris
    March 29, 2011

    Love kid friendly jokes… Our 1st graders this year wrote our 3rd graders some great jokes that we read right before our state testing. It is a great way to lighten up and relax.

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  • Jennifer
    March 29, 2011

    A joke…
    Q: What do you call a seagull that flies over the bay?
    A: A bagel

    Some toungue twisters that my 4th graders love…
    Unique New York, New York’s Unique

    Betty Botter bought some butter,
    But, she said, this butter’s bitter!
    If I put it in my batter,
    It will make my batter bitter!

    So, Betty Botter bought a bit of better butter
    And put the bit of better butter
    In her bitter batter.
    So ’twas better Betty Botter
    Bought a bit of better butter.

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  • Morgan
    March 29, 2011

    I love the tongue twisters – we will be doing this on Friday for sure! Thanks!

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  • Tanya
    March 29, 2011

    Love these tongue twisters. My students love these!

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  • Stephanie Ellis
    March 29, 2011

    What’s brown and sticky??? A stick!

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  • Lilly Gutierrez
    March 29, 2011

    I thought the jokes are awesome!!! I teach kinder and it’s the kind of stuff my kids love to laugh at 🙂
    Oh I me too because I a kid at heart 😀

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  • Brenda
    March 29, 2011

    My Kindergarten students have just started coming to school with jokes they have heard. I think they would love these! I have seen all the jokes in previous comments otherwise I would share them. I hope to I win! We need some new jokes!

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  • Nichole D
    March 29, 2011

    Here’s one that I got from my great-aunt (she’s in the Midwest) …. the problem she had with this one is that the Jr. High students she was subbing for DIDN’T know what a butcher was!

    Q: If a butcher wears a size large shirt and a size 13 shoe, what does he weigh?

    A: Meat 😀

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  • Cindy Brodie
    March 30, 2011

    These jokes are great. Kids need more experience with “fun” and appropriate jokes. I will not only use them in my classroom but I am also forwarding them to my 11 year old granddaughter!

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  • Eve Taylor
    February 23, 2012

    this is AWESOME! I was doing a land assignment and we had to write a joke or to with direct quotations!!!!
    guess where I found them!!!!
    HERE i haven’t gotten it back yet…. I’m sure i got an A+ 😀

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  • Eve Taylor
    February 23, 2012

    up there where it says land i meant lang (language) ;(

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  • ruth lal
    July 24, 2012

    Lovely jokes’
    Here is the one Ilike.
    JOKE why did madala keep his music videos in the fridge?
    ANSWERr , so that he can listen to cool music

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  • Ashley
    November 27, 2012

    I love this website it has very nice jokes

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  • Jeffrey L
    February 7, 2013

    These may be for kids, but I actually got a good laugh from the mayo one. Thanks!

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  • Erin
    March 7, 2013

    Just because of this post I am going to start, “Funny Friday” tomorrow with my students! Can’t wait!! The mayo one was my favorite!!

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  • Colleen Williford
    March 7, 2013

    I always tell this early on in the year:

    Knock – knock

    Who’s there?

    Interrupting Cow

    Interrupting….. (Say the next line before they finish asking who??)

    Moooooooooo!!

    Then, when kiddos interrupt ME I remind them not to be interrupting cows!!

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  • Dema
    March 7, 2013

    As a substitute teacher, jokes always come in handy. They break the ice and the kids become mine!

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  • Carmella
    March 7, 2013

    Lol. There are some good ones here! I like telling my 5th graders riddles, too. What has an eye but cannot see? (Lots of possibilities for this one: hurricane, needle, potato…)

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  • Thorey Ellis
    March 7, 2013

    We read Punished earlier in the year, so my students love puns. Thanks for sharing the kid friendly jokes.

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  • Barbara Arnts
    March 7, 2013

    My 2nd grade kids have just recently found some joke books in the library, and at the end of some types of popsicle sticks. They always bring them up in the morning to share with me and ask me to share them with the rest of the class during read aloud time. I’m not sure how many of them really “get” the jokes, but they sure enjoy reading them to me!!

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  • Roxanne Rector
    March 8, 2013

    It never hurts to have a few good jokes to lighten any day, but these were perfectly timed for a fun and funny day right before our Spring Break. Thanks!

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  • Beatris Froneberger
    April 1, 2013

    Good post. I learn something new and challenging on websites I stumbleupon everyday. It’s always helpful to read content from other authors and practice something from other websites.

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  • Linda Lawrey
    April 1, 2013

    Love these jokes!!! Not only for my “schoolkids” but my granddaughter loves them too!

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  • Janette
    April 1, 2013

    Thanks so much for the jokes I have a joke book of science related jokes, but these will be great to use when we go back tomorrow. I have a few reluctant writers who sometimes need to be cajoled out of their ‘but I can’t think of anythng’ or ‘I don’t like what I wrote’ moments. Laughter always does the trick! 🙂

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  • Maria
    May 19, 2013

    man1: I heard your brothers got jobs
    man2: yeah they did
    man1: what
    man2: one of them irons and the other one steals
    man1: so they work iron and steel business

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  • Maria
    May 19, 2013

    this is a tongue twister that I made up:
    tongue twisters can twist tongues like tumbling toddlers throwing tater tots

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