Laughter isn’t exactly something you grow out of – or at least it shouldn’t be! Maintaining a sense of joy and humour no matter how old you are is a healthy way to live (not to mention way more fun!). If you’re a parent, you know it is inevitable that your child will come running home from school or soccer practice or a birthday party and suddenly identify as a mini comedian, and you, of course, will joyfully and dutifully laugh along and ask the probing questions to hear out their punch line.
But there comes a point in every parent’s (and even grandparent’s!) journey when knock-knock jokes and classic puns get old. Allow me to remind you that laughter brings families together, and telling a good joke can help your child in many ways – so why not set them up with a good list of starter jokes…that we guarantee will have you laughing, too!
I worked together with Michael Strecker (author of Young Comic’s Guide to Telling Jokes) to compile this list of 14 of our favorite jokes for kids (we write kid jokes for a living, so call this list “field-tested”). Take a read through with your family…and enjoy a few laughs!
1. When will the little snake arrive?
I don’t know, but he won’t be long.
2. Why did Dracula lie in the wrong coffin?
He made a grave mistake.
3. Why should you not let a bear operate the remote?
He will keep pressing the paws button.
4. Why did the man get fired from his job at the coin factory?
He stopped making cents.
5. Where did article on the famous owl research appear?
In the “Who’s Who.”
6. Why didn’t the dental hygienist like her award?
It was a plaque.
7. Why was the road nervous?
It was about to get graded.
8. Why did the dinosaur refuse to wear deodorant?
He didn’t want to be ex-stink.
9. Why was the weightlifter upset?
She worked with dumbbells.
10. What kind of match is hard to get out of the box?
A wrestling match.
11 .What is the Pope’s favorite scent?
12. Why did the pony get sent to his room?
He wouldn’t stop horsing around.
13. Knock knock. Who’s there?
Funnel. Funnel Who? The Funnel start once you let me in!
14. What do music and chickens have in common?
Bach, Bach, Bach!
This post is adapted from an article by Maressa Brown for Parents.com. To read the original post, click here.