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Tell an Old Joke Day!

Rich loves corny jokes. For example, when we are driving anywhere with our children and pass by a cemetery: “That’s a really nice cemetery; people are just dying to get in there!”

This joke will be told at his graveside--someone will turn to someone else and say, “This is a really nice cemetery--Dad was dying to get in!” The whole Anderson clan will laugh, including Rich.

There is something so fun about the old corny jokes. Children love it when they not only "get" a joke but figure out how to tell it so other people will laugh, too.

It would be a fun summer activity to spend some time with your children and put together a joke book. You can make books yourself or purchase blank-paged books. Once you have your book either made or purchased, write down the jokes and corresponding pictures.

Great jokes can be found everywhere. Check out your local bookstore, library or ask family members for ideas. Make or buy some treats and spend some time cracking each other up!

How to make a joke book:

Gather Your Materials


Paper for pages

Cardstock or construction paper for the cover

Pens, markers and crayons


1. Fold paper in half.

2. On each page, write out a joke and draw a picture about the joke.

3. Fold your construction paper or cardstock in half and design the cover.

4. Lay the cover down, cover side down. Place your book pages on top and staple along the fold.

5. Write out your jokes and draw pictures.

6. Take turns telling each other jokes! Have fun!

Below are some jokes to get you started!

Q: Why are frogs so happy?

A: They eat whatever bugs them!

Q: Why do fish live in salt water?

A: Because pepper makes them sneeze!

Q: What is as big as an elephant but weighs nothing?

A: It's shadow?

These jokes are from Silly Jokes for Silly Kids by Silly Willy, a fun resource. Check your local library to see if they carry it, or similar books!


Who's there?


Lena who?

Lena little closer and I'll tell you another joke!


Who's there?


Weirdo who?

Weirdo you think you're going?

From Knock Knock Jokes for Kids by Rob Elliot

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Anna Anderson
Anna Anderson
Jul 24, 2019

My favorite as a kid was, “Why didn’t the skeleton cross the road? Because he didn’t have the guts.” Or, “What’s brown and sticky? A stick.” and “What do you call a boomerang that doesn’t come back? A stick.”

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