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I am looking for very simple jokes which I can share with my nursery children.


CL: Understanding - Understands humour, e.g. nonsense rhymes, jokes


This morning the children were laughing when the new 'teacher' (a 3 year old boy who was sat in the teacher chair) said something 'funny'. The conversation then moved onto 'jokes'; for the most part, the children didn't understand the meaning ... and then one child said

"Knock, knock."

[Who's there?]

"Cock-a doodle."

[Cock-a-doodle who?]

One or two children laughed - but many looked confused and then joined in with their friends.


Anyone have any other good jokes I could use?

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A three year old girl told me this one, I did know it, but I still felt that it was good for her to have used it. What do you call a man with a seagull on his head? Cliff. she roared with laughter after telling me.


I do think the humour thing is a difficult one for young children, we have some who tell "jokes" which aren't really, but we know they are trying to, so we laugh. One little boy laughed and kept on laughing the other day - we were filling up a plastic bottle with sand when it got to the top and he still kept on pouring away I said, oh, you have an over spill - that was it, he just kept emptying and filling the bottle - saying "over spill" and laughing. I suspect he had not heard the combination of words before, but really it wasn't funny at all!

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Not jokes exactly, but we have one boy (aged 4) who is always singing, but often uses the wrong words that sounds like the words he should be using or involve alliteration. So we get things like "Twinkle winkle little car" or "blah blah black sheep". He loves doing it and it makes him and us and some of the other children laugh sometimes :D


Edit to say that it's the other children who sometimes laugh!

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Thanks everyone - please keep them coming - I want to build up a repertoire!

I love the 'cliff' joke - probably because it's one of my daughters' ... (and she is 28 :D ) but tells it so often and always laughs SO much because she thinks it so funny! Another of hers is ... 'And what do you call a man with a spade on his head? Doug'

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And some more research ...


1. What do sea monsters eat? Fish and ships.

2. What does a dentist call his X-rays? Tooth pics!

3. Why can’t 101 dalmatians play hide-and-seek? Because they’d get spotted!

4. What do frogs eat with their hamburgers? French Flies.

5. Patient: Doctor doctor I feel like a bell. Doctor: Give me a ring when you feel better!

6. What award did the inventor of the door-knocker win? A no-bell prize!

7. What do you cut a dinosaur bone with? A dino saw.

8. What are prehistoric monsters called when they sleep? A dinosnore.

9. Where do cows go on a saturday night? To the MOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooovies.

10. Why does a penguin carry a fish in its beak? Because it doesn't have any pockets!

11. What do you get if you cross a kangaroo with a sheep? A wooly jumper!

12. Why did the crab go to jail? Because it kept pinching.

13. What is brown and sticky? A stick!

14. What's black and white and goes round and round - a penguin in the washing machine.

15. Why didn't the skeleton go to the disco? Because he had no body to go with.

16. Knock Knock ... who's there? Cowgo. Cowgo who? No, cows go moo!

17. Knock knock ... who's there? Eye dunap. Eye dunap who?

Oooh you dirty monkey - you should have gone to the toilet!

18. Why are pirates called pirates? Because they aaargh!

19. What do you call a blind Dinosaur – Doyouthinkhesawus

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