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Kid-Friendly Jokes and Tongue Twisters

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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.

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

Photo by scrumpyboy (flickr.com)

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?  Share them with us below!

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Maria
Maria

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

Maria
Maria

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

Janette
Janette

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! :)

Linda Lawrey
Linda Lawrey

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

Beatris Froneberger
Beatris Froneberger

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.

Roxanne Rector
Roxanne Rector

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!

Barbara Arnts
Barbara Arnts

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!!

Thorey Ellis
Thorey Ellis

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

Carmella
Carmella

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...)

Dema
Dema

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

Colleen Williford
Colleen Williford

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!!

Erin
Erin

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!!

Jeffrey L
Jeffrey L

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

Ashley
Ashley

I love this website it has very nice jokes

ruth lal
ruth lal

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

Eve Taylor
Eve Taylor

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

Eve Taylor
Eve Taylor

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+ :D

Cindy Brodie
Cindy Brodie

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!

Nichole D
Nichole D

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 :-D

Brenda
Brenda

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!

Lilly Gutierrez
Lilly Gutierrez

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 :D

Tanya
Tanya

Love these tongue twisters. My students love these!

Morgan
Morgan

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

Jennifer
Jennifer

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.

Kris
Kris

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.

Kris
Kris

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! ;)

Molly
Molly

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?

Stacie
Stacie

Why did the math book cry? Because it had so many problems!

Tina Dunson
Tina Dunson

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?"

Lori A
Lori A

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

Debby Reinhard
Debby Reinhard

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.

Sara
Sara

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!

Lacie Duffel
Lacie Duffel

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!

Amber
Amber

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!

Heather
Heather

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.

Elise
Elise

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!

Carrie-Anne
Carrie-Anne

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

Darcy heath
Darcy heath

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!

Glenda D
Glenda D

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.

schelly
schelly

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!

Missy Kennedy
Missy Kennedy

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

Amy
Amy

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!

Charity
Charity

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

Laura D
Laura D

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

Rhonda Guinn
Rhonda Guinn

Great idea! My students will love these!!

Sabrina
Sabrina

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... :)

Lori O.
Lori O.

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!

Kelly
Kelly

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

Ann Marie
Ann Marie

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!