The 10 Best Jokes for Kids

The 10 Best Jokes for Kids

Last update: 27 June, 2018

Children have a sort of wondrous healing power, and it’s important to keep their spirits up. Today, we want to give you some help with just that. Keep reading to discover the 10 best jokes for kids.

Small children are a bottomless source of fun and laughter. Their joy and excitement make our days happier and put a smile on our faces even in the worst of times.

Being able to laugh at one’s self is always a positive quality. However, laughing at others can cause real harm. 

Many young children feel the need to play cruel jokes on their friends and classmates. They often don’t realize that what may be funny to them can be humiliating to others.

When that’s the case, it’s important to speak seriously with your child, but without being harsh. After all, what your child is seeking is approval.

To help fend off this toxic behavior, you need to give your child more acceptable resources to catch the attention of his peers. Teach your little one positive ways to feel like part of the group that don’t involve hurting people’s feelings.

Show your child that it’s more fun to laugh with others than to laugh at them. 

Below you’ll find some great jokes for kids that will be sure to turn your little one into the life of the party.

The 10 Best Jokes for Kids

The 10 best jokes for kids

1. Sunglasses

A child goes to the eye doctor and says:

“Good afternoon, doctor. I need some glasses.”

“For the sun?” asked the doctor

“No, for me!”

2. Mosquitos

A mother mosquito says to one of her children:

“Be very careful around human beings. They want to hurt us.”

“That’s not true, mommy,” said her child.

“Why do you say that?” asked the mother.

“Yesterday they spent the whole day clapping for me.”

3. Matthew, the clever student

“Matthew,” said the teacher, “what ended in the year 1783?”

“The year 1782.”

“Wrong. Now, tell me where the Declaration of Independence was signed.”

“On the bottom of the page.”

“You’ve let me down,” said the teacher. “Now I know you copied the test.”

“That’s crazy! Why would you think that?”

“Because your partner answered “I don’t know” and you put down “me neither.”

A day without laughter is a day wasted

–Charlie Chaplin–

The 10 Best Jokes for Kids

4. Matthew and his mother

“Mommy, mommy, does chocolate have legs?

“No son. Why?”

“Cuz I think I just ate a cockroach.”

5. Matthew and Johnny, true friends

Matthew and Johnny arrive late to class. The teacher gets angry and scolds them.”

“Would you two mind telling me why you’re so late for school today?”

“Sorry, Ma’am,” said Johnny, “It’s just that last night I dreamt I went to Australia. And since the flight was so long, I overslept.”

“And what about you, Matthew?”

“I went to wait for him at the airport.”

6. Being messy gets you in trouble

“Mom, I got kicked out of Geography for not knowing where New Zealand is.”

“That’s what you get for never putting your things away!”

7. Knock knock

“Knock, knock.”

“Who’s there?”


“Nobel who?”

“No bell, that’s why I knocked!”

8. Spelling test

“Do you know how to spell the word look?”

“Yes. L – O – O – K.”

“Can you use it in a sentence?”

“Look, I am your father

9. Keep it down

A man walks into a library and says to the librarian:

“I’ll have a cheeseburger and fries, please.”

The librarian looks at him and says:

“Sir, you know you’re in a library, right?”

“Sorry,” he whispers. “I’ll have a cheeseburger and fries, please.”

10. Pet penguins

A man was driving down the road when a policeman stopped him. The officer looked in the back of the man’s truck and said:

“Why are these penguins in your truck?”

The man replied, “These are my penguins. They belong to me.”

“You need to take them to the zoo,” the policeman told him.

The next day, the officer saw the same guy driving down the road. He pulled him over again and saw that the penguins were still in the truck. And now they were wearing sunglasses.

“I thought I told you to take these penguins to the zoo,” he said.

“I did,” the man replied. “And today I’m taking them to the beach!”

We’re sure your children will love these jokes, as will their friends. The names of the characters are fictional, of course, so feel free to change them. 

Jokes involving animals are especially great for smaller children, because they make them feel more confident about the world around them.

Read these jokes as a family so you can all giggle together. Not only will you have a good laugh, you’ll be providing your little ones with great material to share with their peers.

And what’s more, your children will feel motivated to do some fun reading on their own.


This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.