50 School Jokes for Kids — Funny Jokes for Kids to Tell at and About School

Why are all the books in the library the same color? (Find out below...)
Why are all the books in the library the same color? (Find out below...)
8/11/22 - By Sarah Banks

These school jokes for kids keep giggles going, even if there's stress about heading back to school.

Whether your family is sad vacation time is over, glad to get away from the boredom of the long summer break, or a bit of both, it’s time to think about going back to school! Your kids can laugh with old and new friends with their favorite school jokes for kids. New teachers and routines can be stressful as well as exciting, so try slipping a note with one of these funny jokes into school lunchboxes, to make your little scholar laugh and show them you’re thinking of them!

And you don’t need to stick to school-themed jokes. Check our list of howlers in these funny jokes for kids. We also have Mom jokes and Dad jokes that will be sure to make the whole family giggle.


50 of the Funniest School Jokes for Kids

1. Why was the cafeteria clock behind on the first day?

It kept going back four seconds.

2. On the first day of school, what did the teacher say her three favorite words were?

June, July, and August

3. Why did the echo get detention?

It kept answering back.

4. Why do calculators make great friends?

You can always count on them.

5. What is a snake’s favorite subject?


6. What did the buffalo say at school drop-off?


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School Jokes for Kids: Why are math books sad? 
The math book might be sad, but the kids are giggling. Photo courtesy of Rodnae Productions, Pexels

7. Why does your math book always look sad?

It’s full of problems.

8. What’s the difference between a teacher and a train?

The teacher says, “Spit out your gum!” and the train says, “Chew, chew, chew.”

9. What did the triangle say to the circle?

You’re pointless.

10. Where do kids in New York learn multiplication tables?

Times Square

11. What do math teachers like to eat?


12. Where does a surfer go to school?

Boarding school

13. Why did the music teacher climb a ladder?

To reach the high notes.

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School Jokes for Kids: What did the pen say to the pencil?

These jokes are on point. Photo courtesy of Pexels

14. What did the pen say to the pencil in class?

What’s your point?

15. What room can a student never enter?

A mushroom

16. Why did the teacher marry the janitor?

Because they swept them off their feet.

17. In what grade do children have the greenest thumbs?


18. Why did the kid steal a chair from the classroom?

Because the teacher told them to take a seat.

19. Why did the kid eat his homework?

Because the teacher said it was a piece of cake.

20. What does a book do when it gets cold?

It puts on a jacket.

21. Why is glue terrible at math?

It always gets stuck on the problems.

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School Jokes for Kids: WHy did the kid cross the playground?

Jokes can be found on the playground, too. Photo by Zaid Isaac, Pexels

22. Why did the kid cross the school playground?

To get to the other slide.

23. Why did the teacher jump into the swimming pool?

They wanted to test the water.

24. What is the smartest bug?

A spelling bee

25. What flies around the school at night?

An alpha-bat

26. What do librarians use as fishing bait?

A bookworm

27. What do you get when you cross a teacher with a tiger?

I don't know, but you better behave in their class!

28. Why didn’t the sun go to college?

Because it already had over a million degrees.

29. Why did the M&M go to school?

Because it wanted to be a Smartie.

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School Jokes for Kids: Why do teachers wear sunglasses? 
Jokes are great ice breakers. Photo courtesy of the National Institute for Early Education Research

30. Why do teachers wear sunglasses?

Because their students are so bright.

31. What’s the king of school supplies?

The ruler

32. Why is history the sweetest subject?

Because it’s full of dates.

33. Why did the kid study on an airplane?

They wanted a higher education.

34. What happened when the teacher tied all the kids' shoelaces together?

They had a big class trip.

35. Why can’t you teach pirates the alphabet? 

They keep getting lost at C.

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School Jokes for Kids: Why don't fish go on vacation?

I think we all know where this joke is going... Photo by Tom Fisk, Pexels

36. Why don’t fish go on vacation?

Because they’re always in a school.

37. Why did the square and triangle go to the gym?

To stay in shape.

38. What did the ghost teacher say to their students?

Watch the board, and I’ll go through it again.

39. What do you call a student with a dictionary in his pocket?

Smarty pants.

40. What does your computer do for lunch?

It has a byte!

41. How does a scientist freshen their breath?

With experi-mints.

42. What do elves learn in school?

The elf-abet!

43. Why did the teacher draw on a window?

They wanted their lesson to be very clear.

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School Jokes for Kids: What's worse than finding a worm in an apple?

An apple a day keeps the worms away? Photo by Ally Noel

44. What is worse than finding a worm in your apple at lunch?

Finding half a worm!

45. Why are all the books in the library the same color?

They're all re(a)d.

46. Why is 2 + 2 = 5 like your left foot?

It isn't right.

47. Which school teaches you to greet people?

"Hi" school

School Jokes for Kids: What competition do skunks win at school?

These jokes stink! Photo by Tambako the Jaguar/CC BY-ND 2.0

48. What competition do skunks win at school?

The smelling bee.

49. ​Knock, knock

Who's there?


Justin who?

Just in time for school!

50. What is a witch's favorite subject?


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