H is for Humor: Fall and Halloween Jokes for Kids

A sense of humor in a child can be very different from an adult’s. Here are some fun fall and Halloween jokes for kids because H is for humor.halloween jokes for kids

Q. What did one leaf say to the other?
A. I’m falling for you.

Q. What did the tree say to the woodpecker?
A. Leaf me alone.

Q. How do you fix a broken pumpkin?
A. With a pumpkin patch.

Q. What is a ghost’s favorite dessert?
A. Ice Scream.

Q. Where do baby ghosts go during the day?
A. Dayscare.

Q. What do witches put on their bagels?
A. Scream cheese.

A sense of humor is something that kids develop. It requires quite a complicated set of thinking skills such as being able to recognize intention, understanding that a result or action is unexpected or unusual, and reacting with an appropriate emotional response. With the challenge of coordinating and linking all these skills and more, it’s no wonder that children’s sense of humor has a few speed bumps, like mixing up jokes and punch lines.

For humor to work, there is a social element too. We all need to have some idea of what other people think is funny. Children sometimes laugh just because others are, not because they understand the jokes. Imagination is part of humor too, as the mind creates mental pictures.

funny fall books for kidsApparently, the statistic that children laugh about 400 times a day is not accurate but even if that number is highly exaggerated, it wouldn’t be as low as the average for adults, only 17.5. Whatever the numbers, kids love to laugh. Jokes and silly antics will tickle their funny bones, and books and stories too. A wonderful story for this time of year is “There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves” by Lucille Calandro.

For a play-of-the-day, share some fall and Halloween jokes and riddles. What are some favorites at your house?

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