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57 Funny Jokes for Kids (And Adults Who Like Dumb Jokes)

You can never have too many knee-slappers in your repertoire of bad puns.

Julia Barnes for Fatherly

The best jokes for kids — and we’re talking really funny jokes — are actually fairly hard to invent on the spot. Even the greatest parents among us aren’t nearly as good at making up stupid jokes as we think we are. And, honestly, even on your best day are you really going to come up with the dumbest and also, the funniest and best kids joke of all time?

What makes the best kids’ jokes really funny? Well, it doesn’t have to be the best joke ever — for adults — but instead, just be funny-ish and it doubles down on being silly more than being clever. In fact, good jokes for kids celebrate and revel in silliness over intelligence. Which is what makes these kinds of jokes appealing to adults, too. A funny kid joke is like ’60s Batman with Adam West: BIFF! POW! PUN!

The best kids’ jokes work by being light-hearted and fun, while also working for adults by being just plain irresistible and awesome. However, because not all of us are Adam West (we’re probably all closer to Ben Affleck, Michael Keaton, or, hey, maybe Robert Pattinson!) we need help with the jokes. Here are 57 hilarious knee-slappers that kids will love and adults won’t be able to help but groan at.

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