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100 Short Jokes for Kids That Are Easy to Remember

They're short and sweet—just like your kids! These funny jokes for the pint-sized set are guaranteed to get lots of laughs.

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Get ready for some serious giggles

There’s nothing better than the sounds of kids giggling and having fun when they are telling each other short jokes and kid-friendly riddles. However, sometimes memorizing new jokes or coming up with original ones can be hard, even if you’re naturally funny. That’s why we rounded up 100 of the best short jokes for kids. They’re hilarious and super easy to remember, so pint-sized comedians will have no problem telling them to their family and friends. Some of these jokes are witty and others are a little cheesy, but one thing’s for sure: All of them are totally LOL-worthy, and they’ll make you smile just as much as your children. Keep the laughs for the littles going with these funny knock-knock jokes for kids.

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1. Why did the teddy bear skip out on dessert when she was on a date?

She was stuffed! Here are more bear puns that’ll make you growl with laughter.

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2. What is a little bear with no teeth is called?

A gummy bear.

Noodle joke on blue

3. What do you call a noodle that is fake?

An im-pasta. Foodies of all ages will also love these pasta puns that’ll spice up your daily rotini.

Alligator joke on green

4. What’s an alligator in a vest called?

An investi-gator.

Mars joke on yellow

5. What’s the best way to throw a birthday party on Mars?

You planet.

Cookie joke on blue

6. Why did the chocolate chip cookie go to see the doctor?

He felt crummy. Poor little guy—maybe we could cheer him up with these cookie puns that are batter than you think.

Butterfly joke on red

7. Why did the toddler toss the butter out the window?

So she could see a butter-fly. For more foodie fun, check out these hilarious food jokes for kids.

Nacho joke on orange

8. What is cheese that doesn’t belong to you called?

Nacho cheese!

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Wave joke on purple

9. What’s one way we know the ocean is friendly?

It waves.

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10. Why is Cinderella so bad at playing football?

She runs away from the ball.

Blueberry joke on green

11. What’s a really sad strawberry called?

A blueberry. Make mealtime a lot more interesting with this short joke for kids—or one of these fruit puns that are berry, berry funny.

Bat joke on red

12. What’s one animal you’ll always find at a baseball game?

A bat.

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13. What’s a pirate’s favorite class to take in school?


Candy joke on orange

14. What candy do bumblebees love the most?

Bumble gum. Here are more bee puns worth buzzing about.

Peter pan joke on red

15. Why does Peter Pan fly around so much?

He Neverlands.

Math joke on blue

16. What did the math book say to the guidance counselor?

I have so many problems. Get your kids to love this school subject with these funny math jokes.

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17. What kind of shoes does a banana peel love wearing?


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18. What did the big rose say to the little rose?

“Hi, bud!”

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19. What did the Dalmatian say after she had a huge meal?

That hit the spot.

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20. What’s a pencil’s favorite place to visit?


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Polar bear joke on orange

21. Where do polar bears store their money?

In a snow bank.

Witch joke

22. Why do all witches wear black?

So you can’t tell which witch is which.

Ice cream joke on red

23. Where should you go if you want to learn how to make ice cream?

Sundae school. Here are more of the best ice cream puns in one fell scoop.

Broom joke on blue

24. Why was the teenage broom late for homeroom?

He overswept.

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25. Why is Superman’s outfit always so tight on him?

It’s a size S.

Bird joke

26. What do you call two birds who are in love with each other?


Fish joke

27. Why do so many fish live in salt water?

Because pepper water would make them sneeze. Don’t miss these other fish puns that will split your gills.

Clock joke

28. If a clock strikes 13, what time is it?

Time to get a new clock.

Lemon joke

29. When a lemon is sick, what do you do?

Give it lemon-aid.

Pumpkin joke

30. What do you do to fix a broken jack-o-lantern?

You use a pumpkin patch. Bookmark these corny Halloween jokes now so you’re prepared with loads of short jokes for kids when pumpkin season rolls around.

Frog joke

31. What type of shoes do frogs have too many pairs of?

Open-toad shoes.

Billboard joke

32. How do billboards talk to each other?

With sign language.

Sea creature joke

33. What’s the strongest type of sea creature?


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Stadium joke

34. Why are sport stadiums always so cool?

They are filled with fans.

Cat joke

35. What’s a kitty cat’s favorite color?

Purrr-ple. Why stop at cat jokes? These funny cat photos will make everyone’s day better.

Turtle joke

36. What kind of photos will you find on a turtle’s phone?


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37. What’s a computer’s favorite thing to snack on at night?

Computer chips.

Candy joke

38. What candy is always running late to things?

Choco-late. Do you prefer gummy worms and lollipops to chocolate? We’ve got you covered—these candy puns are a real Life Saver.

Tree joke

39. What kind of tree fits in your hand?

A palm tree.

Soup joke

40. What do you have to add to soup to make it gold soup?

Fourteen carrots. Did that elicit a chuckle? If so, you’ll love these vegetable puns that are un-beet-able.

Lawyer joke

41. What do lawyers wear when they go to court?


Elf joke

42. What was one of the first things the elf learned in class?

The elf-abet. Remember this one for the holidays, along with these 25 other cute Christmas jokes for kids.

Pizza joke

43. What is a pizza’s favorite type of jokes?

Cheesy ones!

Bee joke

44. What’s a boy bee’s go-to haircut?

A buzzcut.

Fish joke

45. What’s the most expensive fish called?

A goldfish.

Dino joke

46. What’s a sleeping dinosaur called?

A dino-snore. Tee-hee! Here are another 40 dinosaur jokes for every laugh-o-saurus.

Chicken joke

47. What kind of jobs do funny chickens have?

They are comedi-hens! Speaking of fowl humor, check out these chicken puns that are eggs-traordinarily funny.

Alphabet joke

48. What letters are not found in the alphabet?

The ones that are not in the mail.

Planet joke

49. What did Venus say while flirting with Saturn?

“Give me a ring sometime.” For the grown-ups in the crowd: These cheesy pickup lines are guaranteed to get a laugh.

Burger joke

50. Where do hamburgers go if they want to go dancing?

The meatball.

Cow joke

51. Where do cows go to hang out when they are bored?

The moooooovies. Sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves. Here are another 50 cow jokes that will make you spit up your milk.

Fish joke

52. What is the most famous type of animal in the sea?

A starfish.

Moon joke

53. What’s one way the moon cuts his hair?

Eclipse it. For more out-of-this-world humor, check out these space puns.

Twin joke

54. What kind of fruit do twins love the most?


Bird joke

55. When a bird needs to invest her money, what does she do with it?

Puts it in the stork-market.

Bird joke

56. What class do birds always ace?


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Melon joke

57. Why did the melon jump into the lake?

It wanted to be a watermelon.


58. What starts with gas and has three letters?

A car.

Lamp joke

59. Why don’t lamps ever sink when they’re in water?

They are too light.

Puppy joke

60. Why did the puppy get great grades in class?

He was the teacher’s pet.

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Teacher joke

61. Why did the professor wear his sunglasses to class?

Because his students were so bright.

Geologist joke

62. What’s a geologist’s favorite place to bring a date?

A rock concert. That’s one rock pun you won’t want to take for granite—and we’ve got 35 more if you’re interested.

Mickey Mouse joke

63. Why did Mickey Mouse decide to become an astronaut?

He wanted to visit Pluto.

Golf joke

64. Why should golfers always bring an extra pair of pants with them?

In case they get a hole in one.

Vehicle joke

65. What kind of vehicle has four wheels and flies?

A garbage truck.

Balloon joke

66. What type of music do balloons hate listening to?


Unicorn joke

67. Why aren’t unicorns great dance partners?

They have two left feet.

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Tree joke

68. What is a tree’s least favorite month of the year?


Baseball joke

69. Which superhero is a pro at hitting home runs?


Darth Vader joke

70. Why did Darth Vader turn off all the lights in the room?

He likes it on the dark side. If you’re a Star Wars superfan, you’ll love these funny Star Wars jokes and puns for both sides of the Force.

Insect joke

71. What’s the smartest type of insect?

A spelling bee.

Cat joke

72. What do cats always wear when they go to bed?


Cat joke

73. What do you call a pile of cats outside?

A meow-tain.

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Sheep joke

74. What do you call a sheep that has no legs?

A cloud.

Spider joke

75. What does a spider wear to her wedding?

A webbing dress.

Pirate joke

76. What’s a pirate’s favorite country to travel to?


Monkey joke

77. What are a pair of monkeys called who share an Amazon account?


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Firefly joke

78. What did the firefly say to her BFF?

“You glow, girl!”

Pony joke

79. Why couldn’t the pony sing at her choir concert?

She was a little hoarse.

Fish joke

80. Why are fish so smart?

They live in schools.

Dog joke

81. What type of dog is great at telling time?

A watch-dog.

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Falling joke

82. What’s something that falls but will never hit the ground?

The temperature.

Clock joke

83. Why did the girl toss her alarm clock out the door?

To see time fly.

Bird joke

84. Why did the bird get in trouble in class?

He was tweeting on a test.

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Money joke

85. Why did the boy put his money in the freezer?

He wanted cold, hard cash.

Bull joke

86. What do you call a bull that is sleeping?

A bulldozer.

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Astronaut joke

87. What’s an astronaut’s favorite meal of the day?


Volcano joke

88. What does a volcano say to his crush?

“I lava you!”

Elsa joke

89. Why should you never give Elsa a balloon?

She’ll let it go.

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Bee joke

90. What do bees brush their hair with?

A honeycomb.

Cow joke

91. What do you call a cow that plays the saxophone?

A moo-sician.

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Spiderman joke

92. Where does Spider-Man do research when he needs to find out something?

The World Wide Web.

Turtle joke

93. What do you call a turtle that is famous?

A shell-ebrity. All of the precious baby turtles in these photos are cute enough to be shell-ebs, in our opinion!

Ears joke

94. What has thousands of ears but can’t hear at all?

A cornfield.

Pizza joke

95. What type of pizza do dogs like to order?

Pup-eroni pizza.

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Italian joke

96. What does an Italian ghost always order when he goes out to eat?


Planet joke

97. Which planet is the best singer?


Keys joke

98. What type of keys are known for being extra sweet?

Cookies. If sweets are on your mind, you’ll devour these donut puns that are just a-dough-rable.

Finger joke

99. What did the finger confess to the thumb?

“I’m in glove with you!”

Storm joke

100. What does a storm cloud make sure to wear under her raincoat?

Thunderwear. Next, enjoy these goat puns that are so baaad, they’re good.

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Maryn Liles
Maryn Liles is a home and travel expert who’s covered everything from the best robotic vacuums to the most remote destinations around the world. She's also the founder of Connected Content Co., an SEO and creative content agency that's done work for Reader's Digest along with other companies and publications. When she's not writing, you can find her working on her latest home DIY project, out for a hike or dancing around the house to '80s jams.