Kids say the darndest things on their own, but when they master their first kids jokes, well, you're really in for a treat. Is there anything funnier than a child delivering a punch line, and then laughing hysterically at their own joke? The. best. While there are a million appropriate topics for kids to joke about, kids jokes about school are at the top of the list (and they're a lot funnier than the dog ate my homework).

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I also like kids jokes about school because if your child is having any kind of apprehension or nervousness about their first day of school, or going to a new school, jokes can help diffuse those nervous feelings. Additionally, not only is laughter the cure for grumpy mornings (and really any time of day), but it can also be a great way for kids to relieve anxiety.

After all, they don't call it the best medicine for nothing.

Kids jokes about school

Q: Why did nose not want to go to school?
A: He was tired of getting picked on!

Q: What did the pen say to the pencil?
A: So, what's your point!

Q: How did the music teacher get locked in the classroom?
A: His keys were inside the piano!

Q: What do elves learn in school?
A: The elf-abet!

Q: What did you learn in school today?
A: Not enough, I have to go back tomorrow!

Q: What do librarians take with them when they go fishing?
A: Bookworms!

Q: What is the world's tallest building?
A: The library because it has the most stories.

Q: Why didn't the sun go to college?
A: Because it already had a million degrees!

Q: What did the buffalo say at drop off?
A: Bison!

Q: How does a scientist freshen her breath?
A: With experi-mints!

Q: Why did the kid eat his homework?
A: Because his teacher said it was a piece of cake.

Q: Why do math books always look so sad?
A: They are full of problems.

Q: Where do pencils go on vacation?
A: Pencil-vania.

Q: Why do magicians always do so well at school?
A: They can handle trick questions.

Q: Why isn't there a clock in the library?
A: Because it tocks too much.

Q: Why did the teacher jump into the pool?
A: He wanted to test the water.

Q: What is the smartest insect?
A: A spelling bee

Q: Why did the teacher wear sunglasses to school?
A: Because her students were so bright.

Q: What did one pencil say to the other on the first day of school?
A: Looking sharp!

Q: What did the spider make online?
A: A website!

Q: How do bees get to school?
A: By school buzz

Q: Why can't pirates learn the alphabet?
A: Because they keep getting lost at C.

Q: What do you get when you throw a lot of books in the ocean?
A: A title wave

Q: When do astronauts eat?
A: At launch time

Q: Which school supply is king of the classroom?
A: A ruler

Q: How do you make seven even?
A: Take away the 's'

Q: What is a witch's favorite subject in school? 
A: Spelling

Q: What is the best place to grow flowers in school? 
A: In kindergarten

A version of this post was published August 30, 2021. It has been updated.