120 Interesting Pun Examples For Kids

The laughter of a kid can melt your heart. Children love people with a great sense of humor and are always game for sharing silly jokes with their friends. If you are looking for some puns for kids, this post is for you. Puns are short jokes and gags where wordplay is used to add wit and suggest something funny. These witty comments can trigger laughter as they use words that sound and smell similar but have different meanings. Apart from making children laugh, puns take them to the world of multiple meanings and make learning interesting. It introduces them to the world of comedy. Plunge into our post for some interesting puns that will make your kids laugh hard.

protip_icon Did you know?
Ancient Roman playwright Titus Maccius Plautus (popularly known as Platus) was famous for employing words in puns.

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100+ Puns For Kids

Funny puns

  1. How should you greet the person who invented zero?

Thank you for Nothing.

  1. What do you call a five sitting on clouds?

A High-five

  1. What are the favorite tunes of the planets?


  1. Would February March?

No, But April May.

  1. Why does a skeleton not like recess?

Because it has no Body to play with

  1. When does an astronaut eat?

At Launch time

  1. How did one pencil compliment the other?

You look sharp!

  1. What did the right eye say to the left eye?

There is something between us, and it smells.

  1. Why do police officers like to play baseball?

Because they want to get a catch

  1. How is the forest?
The forest is un-be-leaf-able

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It’s un-be-leaf-able!

  1. What does a tree wear before going to the swimming pool?

Swimming trunks

  1. What is an Easter play called?

Eggs-tra curricular activity

  1. Why was the student studying on the terrace?

To have a higher education

  1. What’s wrong with the math book?

It is full of problems

  1. Why did the boy not use the computer?

He feared it would byte him.

  1. Why does Alice keep asking so many questions?

Because Alice is in Wonderland

  1. Name the most musical bone.


  1. What has wheels and flies?

A garbage truck

  1. Why are the elevator jokes so good?

Because they go through many levels

  1. Why did the old man fall into the well?

Because he didn’t see that well

Birthday puns

  1. How do pickles celebrate birthdays?

They relish the moment.

  1. What goes up but never comes down?


  1. Which music scares birthday balloons?

Pop music

  1. Why do we place candles at the top of cakes?

Because they can’t be placed at the bottom

  1. Why do our relatives never forget our birthdays?

Because age is just a relative thing

  1. Why are people always warm on their birthdays?

Because everyone toasts them

  1. Where can you find a birthday gift for your cat?

At the catalog

  1. What did the elephant want on its birthday?

A trunk filled with gifts

  1. Why do cats like to celebrate birthdays?

Because cats love to Purrrrrrty!

  1. What is served at birthday parties in heaven?
Angel food cake is served in heaven

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Angel food cake.

  1. How do cats wish each other on their birthdays?

Have a pawsome birthday!

  1. How did the other animals wish the parrot on its birthday?

Happy bird-day

  1. What does a cat eat on its birthday?

A mice-cream

  1. How did the other animals wish the dinosaur on its birthday?

You’re pretty dino-mite! Happy birthday!

  1. What does a snowman like on its birthday cake?

The ice-ing

  1. What do you say to a female sheep on her birthday?

Happy birthday to ewe!

  1. Why do the birthday candles never exercise?

Because they burn out quickly

  1. How should you wish a tree on its birthday?

Sappy birthday!

  1. How should you wish your goldfish on its birthday?

Wish you a Fin-tastic day!

  1. Why did the teddy bear not eat the birthday cake?

Because it was already stuffed

  1. Why do owls never exchange birthday gifts?

Because they never give a hoot!

Food puns

  1. What is the difference between a pancake and a waffle?

A waffle is a pancake but with abs.

  1. What would you do if a lemon gets sick?

Give it a lemon aid

  1. How does a pizza introduce itself?

Slice to meet you

  1. How do you fix a broken tomato?

By using tomato paste

  1. Where do the pepperonis go for their vacation?

To the Leaning Tower of Pizza

  1. What is a sleeping pizza called?

A Pizzzzzzzzzza

  1. What does a hot dog say to a sourdough?

You are my true roll model.

  1. What happens before it rains candy?

It sprinkles

  1. What is the other name for a violent breakfast?

Cereal killer

  1. What did the banana ask its sick friend?

How are you peeling, my friend?

  1. Which veggie looks after the elderly?

The carrot-aker

  1. Which candy is always late?
Choco-late is always late

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The Choco-late

  1. When should a cookie go to the doctor?

When it feels crummy

  1. Why does the yogurt love to go to the museum?

Because the yogurt is cultured

  1. Why can’t eggs tell jokes?

Because they will crack each other

  1. Why did the tomatoes blush?

They saw the salad dressing.

  1. Why do the French like snails?

Because they don’t like fast food

  1. How do you make a walnut laugh?

By cracking it up

  1. How do you make a milkshake?

By giving it a good scare

  1. What does a piece of bread say to the other?

You are my butter half.

  1. What should you say to an avocado in the morning?

Avo good day!

Book puns

  1. Why is the book’s plot so important?

Because it builds the character

  1. Where does water come from in your home?

A pond Orwell

  1. Why does the ghost always buy books?

Because he goes through them very quickly

  1. What does one library book say to the other?

Can I take you out?

  1. Why did the book visit the hospital?

To remove its appendix

  1. Why are the novelists always cold?

Because they are surrounded by drafts

  1. How should you track a book?

By following its footnotes

  1. Why are the accountants not allowed to enter the library?

Because they are book-keepers

  1. What is Carl Jung’s nickname?

Forever Jung

  1. Why was the book a hit on Tinder?

Because it always has a good opening line

  1. Why are the witches good at editing?

They know how to run Spell check.

  1. Who is the spookiest author?

A ghostwriter

  1. Which is the favorite book of an alcoholic?

Tequila Mockingbird

  1. Why do readers have no extra time?

They are booked.

  1. Describe Charlotte Brontë.

Ah! She’s such a breath of fresh Eyre!

  1. What do you call the place where all authors live?

The Writer’s Block

  1. Why do authors always have a smiling face?

As they always look at the Write side of life

  1. What is so special about a book festival?

Read carpet for the authors

  1. What did the sketchbook say to the novel?

I’m drawing a blank.

  1. Which building has the most number of stories?
Library has more stories

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The library

  1.  Why was the encyclopedia removed from the library?

Because it was unable to control its volume

  1. What happens when you read a book about mazes?

You get lost in it.

  1. What is the favorite genre of a car?


Animal puns

  1. What do you call an alligator with a vest?

An Investigator

  1. Why did the spider turn on the computer?

To check its website

  1. Why do cows have bells?

Because their horns don’t work

  1. What would you call a horse that lives near you?

A neigh-bor

  1. Why do horses have a great physique?

Because they take a Stable diet

  1. How does a dog take a break in the middle of a movie?

By pressing Paws

  1. What did the dinosaurs use for their bathroom decoration?


  1. What do you call a dinosaur with good vocabulary?

A Thesaurus

protip_icon Point to consider
Since most children are fascinated by animals, they may show interest in puns based on animals. So whether at home, outdoors, or at a party, keep these puns handy to share instant smiles.
  1. Why are leopards bad at playing hide and seek?

Because they always get spotted

  1. What is a toothless bear called?
Toothless bear is called a gummy bear

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A Gummy bear

  1. Why do hummingbirds hum all the time?

Because they have forgotten the words

  1. How do cows entertain themselves?

By watching Moo-vies

  1. Which animal needs wigs?

The bald eagle

  1. What should you do if a dog chews a dictionary?

Take the words out of its mouth.

  1. Where does a mouse park its boat?

At the Hickory Dickory Dock

  1. Where does a sheep go on a vacation?


  1. What is a thief alligator call?

A Crook-o-dile

  1. What did the Dalmatian say after lunch?

That hit the spot!

  1. Which day is the most fearful day for a chicken?

A Fry-day

  1. What is a well-read cat’s favorite book?

Of Mice and Men

  1. What does a dog say after sitting on sandpaper?

It’s Rufff.

  1. Where do the polar bears go for voting?

Answer: The North Poll

School puns

  1. What do teachers like to eat in restaurants?


  1. How do you go to school?

By riding sylla-bus.

  1. What is a snake’s favorite subject?


  1. Which animal is not allowed to sit for an exam at school?

A cheat-ah.

  1. Why is six scared of seven?

Because seven eight (ate) nine.

  1. Why doesn’t a library have a clock?

Because a clock tocks too much!

  1. How do scientists freshen up their breath?

They use experi-mints.

  1. Who is a teacher’s best friend at school?

A princi-pal.

  1. Which is the favorite drink of a blackboard?

A hot chalk-late.

  1. Which dinosaur is good at grammar?

A thesaurus.

  1. Where did the pencil have its vacation?

Pencil-vania (Pennsylvania).

  1. Why are calculators great friends?

Because you can always count on them.

  1. Where do kids learn math in New York?

At Times Square.

Puns For Kids_illustration

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How can I teach my child about puns?

Parents can teach their children about puns by explaining the meaning of puns, giving them examples, encouraging their creativity, and playing word games.

2. How can puns help improve a child’s language skills?

Puns may help expand vocabulary, improve word recognition skills, encourage creativity, develop a sense of humor, and foster an appreciation for language. These attributes could help benefit the child’s language skills.

3. Can you explain the difference between a pun and a joke for children?

A pun is a type of wordplay that uses a word or phrase with multiple meanings or sounds similar to another word to create a comic effect. In contrast, a joke involves a setup followed by a punchline that subverts the listener’s expectations by revealing a surprising or humorous twist.

4. Are there any age-appropriate limitations on the use of puns with children?

When using puns with children, it’s essential to be mindful of the age of the children and the context in which the pun is being used. Avoid puns with negative connotations or references that may not be appropriate for children.

These lighthearted puns are best for children to brighten their mood and make them laugh. These funny riddles are a great way to make children chuckle and chortle. These puns can also help children understand sarcasm. They are the sneakiest, most clever, and funniest puns for kids you can freely share with them to uplift their sad or grumpy moods. You can read these puns to your kids or make them read aloud for dun and ask them to use them for banter. Also, they are best for family get-togethers to turn the gathering into a laughter fest.

Infographic: Examples Of Puns For Children

Puns are jokes which are made by exploring and twisting the possible meaning or pronunciations of a given word. In the following infographic, we have listed a few examples of puns you can share with your little ones and have a hearty laugh. Give it a read and save a copy to keep it handy.

exciting and enjoyable puns for children (infographic)

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Laugh out loud with our collection of funny jokes for kids! Enjoy hilarious puns, riddles, and jokes that will have the whole family in stitches!

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Elisabeth Daly is a state-certified high school English teacher. Over her two decade career, she has taught students in grades 9-12 at both public and private high schools, and worked as an adjunct professor at her local community college.

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