Jokes For Kids


My 5-year-old daughter is really into jokes right now. I sat down with her the other night and we took turns telling jokes to each other and laughed until we were too tired to laugh anymore.  These jokes have likely been around for a while, but you still may come across some you have never heard or had simply forgotten.



  • Why did the chicken cross the playground?  – to get to the other slide!
  • What’s black and white, black and white, black and white? – A penguin rolling down a hill!
  • Why was the man running around his bed? – He wanted to catch up on his sleep!
  • How did the barber win the race? – He knew a short-cut!
  • Why was 6 afraid of 7? – Because 7 8 9!
  • What do you call a pig that knows karate? -A pork chop!
  • Why do cows wear bells? -Because their horns don’t work!
  • Why are bees hair so sticky? -Because they use honeycombs!

Here are a couple of my daughter Ashley’s jokes that she literally, just made up.

  • Why did a pumpkin squash himself? – Because it wanted to! (She had herself cracking up at this one, even though I didn’t get it! Maybe she was thinking of a pumpkin squash?)
  • Why did the ghost scare itself? -Because it had a mirror on its head! (I can kind of see where she was going with this one, Haha)

A few knock knock jokes you may or may not have heard of:

  • Knock, Knock

Who’s there?

Little Old Lady

Little Old Lady who?

Hey, I didn’t know you could yodel!

  • Knock, Knock

Who’s there?

Cow says

Cow says who?

A cow doesn’t say who, it says moo!

  • Knock, Knock

Who’s there?

Owl says

Owl says who?

Yes. You’re right. An owl does say hoo!

  • Knock, Knock

Who’s there?

Smell mop

Smell mop who?

(Haha, say it a few times if you still don’t get that one.)

Hopefully you came across a few that you haven’t already heard. I know we had a lot of fun with them, and it’s always great to have things like this to entertain your kids with.  Especially if you live in areas where winter brings freezing temperatures and snow and the kids are stuck indoors.

And remember, every joke on this list was 5-year-old tested and mommy approved, so that has to count for something!  Enjoy!