31 Pun-derfully Funny Puns for Kids

These jokes and one-liners will tickle the punny bone of kids and kids-at-heart of all ages.

Puns for kids are a type of humor that’s guaranteed to make you chuckle. Puns are so funny because they use wordplay to make a joke out of a word that sounds similar to another word, or a word that has more than one meaning. In addition to being silly or corny enough to make you laugh, puns also require you to use your brain to get the joke! Enjoy these funny puns for kids, and check out these tricky “what am I?” riddles that’ll also make you think.

1. A book just fell on my head. I only have myshelf to blame.

2. Did you hear the joke about the little mountain?
It’s hill-arious!

3. Where do rats go when they have a cavity?
The rodentist!
—Ray, age 9

4. I’m great friends with 25 letters of the alphabet. I don’t know Y.

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5. How does the moon cut his hair?
Eclipse it!

6. Where do T-rexes shop? At dino stores.rd.com, Getty Images

6. Where do T-rexes shop?
At dino stores.
—Joshua, age 9  

7. If you need help building an ark, I Noah guy!

8. What’s a cat’s favorite type of Mexican food?
Purritos.
—Rosewyn, age 8

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9. What do astronauts do before throwing a party in space?
They planet.

10. What do dogs do when they need a break while watching a movie?
They put it on paws.

These dog puns are the best puns for kids and their pets alike.

11. What's really fast, really loud, and tastes good with salsa? A rocket chip.rd.com, Getty Images

11. What’s really fast, really loud, and tastes good with salsa?
A rocket chip.

12. Why did the clock get shushed in the library?
It was tocking too loud.

13. What do you call an army of babies?
Infantry.
—Joe, age 9

14. I’m an archaeologist. My career is in ruins.

15. What did the cupcake say to the frosting?
“I’d be muffin without you!”

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16. What did the mama cow say to the calf?
“It’s pasture bedtime.”
—Kaleb, age 8 

17. Why was the broom late for school? It overswept!rd.com, Getty Images

17. Why was the broom late for school?
It overswept!

18. What does a skunk judge say?
“Odor in the court!”

19. What do you call a duck that loves to make jokes?
A wise-quacker.

20. Who is the most famous fish spy?
James Pond.

These beach puns are shore to make you laugh!

21. Did you hear about the frog whose car broke down?
He had to be toad!
—Martin F. 

22. How do you know a dog is calling you?
Check the collar ID.

23. What's a writing utensil's favorite state? Pencil-vania.rd.com, Getty Images

23. What’s a writing utensil’s favorite state?
Pencil-vania.

24. Have you seen the movie about the hot dog? It’s an Oscar Weiner!

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25. I thought about trying to make a pencil with erasers at both ends. Then I realized there’d be no point.

26. I wish I could be a doctor, but I don’t have the patients.

27. What do you call a knight who hates fighting?
Sir Render!

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28. What does algae do when it’s in trouble?
Sea-kelp!

29. Why do pirates make such good singers?
Because they hit the high C’s!

These pirate jokes arrrr sure to make you chuckle.

30. Which superhero is best at baseball?
Batman, of course!

31. Why do we say “break a leg” to actors?
Because every play needs a cast!

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Meghan Jones
Meghan Jones is a Staff Writer for RD.com who has been writing since before she could write. She graduated from Marist College with a Bachelor of Arts in English and has been writing for Reader's Digest since 2017. In spring 2017, her creative nonfiction piece "Anticipation" was published in Angles literary magazine. She is a proud Hufflepuff and member of Team Cap.