Puns are great for kids, as they are easy to understand and can also be a fun learning session, at times.
Children find learning figures of speech a Herculean task. It’s difficult to remember what they mean, how they are used, where they are used, and to top it all, their spellings as well!
With much that puns can do to language, it takes them a while to get a hang of using puns. Only practice can help them get a better grasp of the language and the way in which it is used.
Reading and coaxing children to construct sentences with puns will also go a long way in making them memorizing these finer nuances of English language.
Using different teaching methods can help children understand this part of grammar better and forever. A pun is one such figure of speech that can be taught with great amount of fun, which is exactly what it is supposed to do!
Funny Puns for Children
What do you call an alligator in a vest? An Investigator!
How do you fit more pigs on your farm? Build a sty-scraper!
Did you hear about the guy whose whole left side was cut off? He’s all right now.
A backwards poet writes inverse.
What did the toy store sign say? Don’t feed the animals. They are already stuffed.
A horse walks into a bar. The bartender says, “So, why the long face?”
Why did the boy bring a stick of butter to the wedding? He heard you should toast the bride and groom.
If you don’t pay your exorcist, will you get repossessed?
With her marriage, she got a new name and a dress.
A pessimist’s blood type is always B-negative.
What do you call a sleeping bull? A bull-dozer.
When a clock is hungry, it goes back four seconds.
Why are teddy bears never hungry? They are always stuffed!
What do you get when you cross a snake and a pie? A pie-thon!
Where do polar bears vote? The North Poll.
What did the judge say when the skunk walked into the court room? Odor in the court!
Two silkworms had a race. They ended up in a tie.
Why are fish so smart? Because they live in schools.
The streets in the capital of Afghanistan are paved with Kabulstones.
How does a lion greet the other animals in the field? Pleased to eat you.
What do you get when a chicken lays an egg on top of a barn? An egg roll!
No matter how much you push the envelope, it will still be stationery.
Why did the turkey cross the road? To prove he wasn’t chicken!
What musical is about a train conductor? “My Fare, Lady”.
A man drowned in a bowl of muesli. A strong currant pulled him in.
What do you get from a pampered cow? Spoiled milk.
What animals are on legal documents? Seals!
Why did the lion spit out the clown? Because he tasted funny!
Why did the bumble bee leave the house? It heard the school was having a spelling bee.
Being struck by lightning is really a shocking experience!
How do celebrities stay cool? They have many fans!
Why do fish live in salt water? Because pepper makes them sneeze!
Dockyard: A physician’s garden.
What did the angry mother say to the boiling pot of spaghetti? Simmer down!
The lights were too bright at the Chinese restaurant so the manager decided to dim sum.
“What’s purple and 5000 miles long?” “Ooh! I know! The Grape Wall of China!”
Every calendar’s days are numbered.
This duck walks into a bar and orders a beer. “Four bucks,” says the bartender. “Put it on my bill.”
I used to be twins. My mother has a picture of me when I was two.
What sound do porcupines make when they kiss? Ouch!
When does a well-dressed lion look like a weed? When he’s a dandelion (dandy lion).
Two peanuts walk into a bar, and one was a-salted.
A bicycle can’t stand on its own because it is two-tired.
A dog gave birth to puppies near the road and was cited for littering.
Reading while sunbathing makes you well red.
What do you call a marketplace that sells weird stuff? A bizarre bazaar!
I went to a seafood disco last week… and pulled a mussel.
He had a photographic memory that was never developed.
Why did the golfer wear two pairs of pants to the game? Just in case he got a hole in one.
Remember that while teaching children puns, you should select short ones. The shorter the sentence, the easier it is for them to register it.