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Written by: Jess Dalrymple

We have a blast in our Lucky 2nd Grade Teachers Facebook group swapping ideas and stories – and every once in a while, 2nd grade jokes and riddles make an appearance! 

Having a great joke on hand isn’t just a cool party trick – it works wonders in a classroom too. Jokes and riddles are a classroom staple – kids LOVE them! It got us thinking that we needed to compile these kid-approved jokes and riddles in a blog post to share!

Some teachers do “Bad Joke Wednesday” to boost morale. Others sneak their favorites into parent newsletters or morning messages. These days, jokes and riddles have a new purpose – as a way to break up virtual lessons and re-engage the class! Download 20 Ideas for Increasing Engagement During Online Lessons for even more ideas. 

If you like to use humor in your classroom, here are some AWESOME new 2nd grade jokes and riddles for you to try out, thanks to the fabulous teachers in our Facebook group!  

Best CORNY Jokes

Did you hear about the fight between the lipstick and the eyeliner?? It’s ok. I bet they MAKE UP.

What did the ground say to the earthquake? YOU CRACK ME UP!!

Why did the cookie go to the hospital? He was feeling crummy.

Why can't you give Elsa a balloon? She will let it go.

Why did the bananas go to the doctor. It wasn’t peeling well.

What did the left eye say to the right eye? Between us, something smells.

Why is 6 afraid of 7? Because 7 8 9.

What did the ghost say to the invisible man? Long time, no see.

How do you make a tissue dance? Put a little boogie in it!

What kind of pants does super mario wear? Denim denim denim.

Why do you never shower with a Pokémon? Because he’ll pikachu.

Why didn't the skeleton go to the dance? He had no body to go with.

What did the policeman say to his tummy? FREEZE! You're under a vest.

How do you throw a party in space? You plan-et.

Why couldn’t the toilet paper cross the road?! It got stuck in a crack!

What did the ocean say to the shark? Nothing, he just waved.

What is a banana’s favorite shoe? Slippers.

What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire? Frost bite! 

What do you call it when a snowman has a temper tantrum? A meltdown!

What is black and white and read all over? A newspaper.

Why didn't the skeleton cross the road? He didn't have the guts.

How do eggs leave a bus? They eggs-it.

What do you call a nosey pepper? Jalo-penyo business.

Where do snowmen keep their money? In a snowbank.

Why did the ballerina wear a tutu? Because the “one one” was too small and the “three three” was too big.

What day are most twins born on? Twosday!

Which fruit do twins love? Pears!

Why didn’t the bicycle smile? He was twoTIREd.

Why couldn't the teddy bear finish his pancakes? He was stuffed!

What do you call a robot farmer? A Transfarmer!

Why was the broom late? Because it over swept.

Why did the bananas go to the doctor? It wasn’t peeling well.

Best School-Themed Jokes

What has a spine but no bones? A book.

Why did the music teacher need a ladder? To reach the high notes.

How do you get straight As? By using a ruler!

What did the school custodian say when he came out of the broom closet? SUPPLIES!!!

Best Animal Jokes

What do you call a dog with no legs? It doesn’t matter what you call him, he isn’t coming to you.

What do you call a stack of kitties? A Meowntain!

Why does a duck have feathers??….. to cover his butt quack.

What do you call a fish with no eyes? A fsh

What do you call a bear with no teeth? A gummy bear!

What kind of medicine do you give to a pig with a skin rash? Oinkment.

Where do fish come from? FINland

Why did Tigger look in the toilet? He was looking for Pooh.

What do you call an alligator in a vest? An in-vest-igator!

What do you get when you cross a centipede with a parrot? A walkie talkie.

What do cows drink? Smoooooooothies.

What do you call a confused bee? A maybe.

What is a cats favorite color? Purrrrple

Where do cats learn to swim? In the kitty pool.

What does a frog say when he’s in the library? Reddit Reddit.

What invisible and smells like carrots? Bunny farts.

Why can’t fish sing? You can’t tuna fish.

Graphic: Why did the cow cross the street? To get to the udder side!

What did the cow say to the fly? You bug me.

What do you call a cow with no legs? Ground beef.

Why do fish live in salt water? Because pepper makes them sneeze!

Why do cows wear bells? Because their horns won't work. 

Why did the chicken cross the playground? To get to the other slide!

Why are frogs so happy? Because they keep eating what bugs them!

Why don’t ants ever get sick? They have little anty bodies.

Best Riddles

What has a head and a tail but no torso? A coin.

What has to be broken before you can use it? An egg.

What can you catch but not throw? A cold!

What has a T in the beginning and a T at the end and T in it. A teapot.

What goes up but never comes back down? Your age.

Mr. Blue lives in the Blue house. Mrs. Yellow lives in the Yellow House. Mr. Orange lives in the orange house. Who lives in the White House? The President.

David’s parents have three sons: Snap, Crackle and…? David!

I am an odd number. Take away a letter and I become even. What number am I? Seven.

Where can you find cities, towns, shops, and streets but no people? A map.

Best Knock Knock Jokes

Knock knock. Who's there? Boo. Boo who? Don’t cry, it’s just a joke.

Knock knock. Who’s there? Honey comb. Honey comb who? Honey, comb your hair!! 

Knock, knock. Who’s there? Cows go. Cows go who? No silly, cows go MOO!

Here's a fun twist on bringing jokes into the classroom: Jokes Handwriting Sheets!

Practice letter formation and build writing stamina in a new and fun way! These sheets are perfect for older students who think handwriting sheets are babyish.

Join the Lucky 2nd Grade Teachers Facebook Group for more 2nd grade jokes and riddles, fantastic ideas, and true camaraderie with some amazing teachers.

We've also got a fantastic group for Lucky 1st Grade Teachers where the creative ideas never stop flowing. Join us today!

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  2. Emmalee

    I love the jokes

  3. Solarah

    They are so stinkin’ FUNNNNNNNNNNNNNYYYYYY!! I love them so much!!


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