30 Jokes for Little Kids

Learning can be fun for everyone when you tell jokes with your preschooler

Jokes for preschoolers
Your preschooler makes you laugh every day. Return the favor with some of these fun jokes!. Stefan Cioata

If there is one universal truth about little kids it is that they love to laugh. As your preschooler’s language skills continue to develop and grow, and as their understanding of words increases, they’ll start to discover jokes and riddles, and how funny both can be.

Telling jokes with your preschooler can be a lot of fun, and it can be a learning experience too. When you tell a preschooler a joke, they’ll start to understand how language works, for example how some words and phrases can have more than one meaning.

Sure, joke telling is a lighthearted experience but is also a great way to improve communication skills, as well as learning about how to connect socially with others. While there is no art to telling jokes (for kids anyway!), there is certainly a social order. Telling jokes with a young child will help them start to understand the rules of conversation, and turn taking.

A quick search on the Internet will turn up (literally) millions of jokes for kids, but here are 30 to get you started. When you are telling a joke to a little kid, make sure it is one they will understand – in the beginning some jokes may go right over their heads because they simply don’t understand the context yet. That’s OK though. Take some time to explain the joke to your little one and he will definitely appreciate it.

As time goes on and their language skills improve, and they’ve been exposed to more synonyms and idioms, your preschooler is more likely to understand more advanced jokes, and be able to start to tell some of their own.

In the beginning, a preschooler’s jokes are likely to just be nonsensical words that they throw together, but as you tell more and more jokes together, your preschooler’s funny stories will definitely improve – which is lots of fun for everyone!

1. Why is the number 10 scared of the number 7?

Because 7 8 9!

(Seven ate nine!)

2. What did Jupiter say to Saturn?

Give me a ring sometime!

3. Why shouldn’t you tell a duck a joke while it is flying?

Because it will quack up!

4. Why did the banana go to the doctor?

It wasn’t peeling well

5. What do you call a bug that goes into outer space?

An ant-tronaut

6. Why did the orange stop rolling up the hill?

It ran out of juice

7. How could you tell that the mailman was mad?

He was stamping his feet

8. What do you call a fly without wings?

A walk.

9. Why do fish live in salt water?

Because pepper makes them sneeze?

10. What do you call a bug that jumps over cups?

A glasshopper

11.What is a tree’s favorite drink?

Root beer

12. What did one eye say to the other?

Between you and me, something smells

13.Why did the thief take a shower?

He wanted to make a clean getaway.

14. What has hands but can’t clap?

A clock

15. What do cows listen to?

16. What fish makes the best sandwich?

Peanut butter and jellyfish

17. What is a boxer’s favorite drink?


18. What do kittens like to eat?

Mice cream

19. What do you get when you cross an elephant with a fish?

Swimming trunks

20. What time is it when an elephant sits on your fence?

Time to get a new fence

21. Why did the computer squeak?

Someone stepped on its mouse

22. Why shouldn’t you tell jokes while standing on ice?

It will crack up

23. Why did the strawberry call 911?

It was in a jam

24. What goes up when rain comes down?

An umbrella

25. What letter can hurt if it gets too close?

B. (Bee)

26. What do ghosts who are cowboys wear?


27. What says tick tick, bark bark, tick tick, bark bark?

A watch dog

28. What do you get when you cross a cow and a trampoline?

A milkshake.

29. Where did the polar bear keep her money?

In a snow bank

30.  Where do you park your dog?

In a barking lot

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