When spring break is on the horizon and Easter has some kids in your classroom buzzing about colored eggs and visiting bunnies, there’s just one thing to do: Pull out the Easter jokes for kids that let your students know you’re in on the fun!
Using humor in the classroom is a solid pedagogical tool that educational research shows can boost retention in kids, especially in the younger students who are inclined to appreciate silly Easter jokes. When researchers looked at knowledge retention among children watching Sesame Street, for example, they found that kindergartners and first graders who watched humorous segments scored higher and had better engagement than those who watched a non-humorous segment.
The teachers on the Teach Starter team (that’s us making all those worksheets and activities you know and love!) put our heads together to come up with our favorite jokes about bunnies, eggs and more. Some are specific to Easter, but some of these giggle-inducers will work any time of the year, so you might want to hit that bookmark button!
How to Use Jokes in the Classroom
We know you don’t exactly need a guide to crack a few jokes in the classroom, and you’re well aware that sharing something silly is a simple but effective means of establishing that important rapport with your students. But there are a few tips we thought were worth sharing — just in case you haven’t thought of them!
- Write the question section of a joke on your whiteboard, and have students fill in what they think the punchline will be as a bell-ringer activity. You can go around the room and allow a few students to share their silly answers as part of a morning meeting before revealing the funny!
- Use joke time for brain breaks. Read out jokes during a break period, but challenge your students not to laugh! They’ll soon be in stitches, and it their little minds will get that important rest period to recharge and refresh.
- Turn joke time into a writing prompt. Share the entire joke, and challenge your students to come up with their own punchlines or write a story based on the setup of the joke.
- Build vocabulary with a laugh. Use jokes to introduce new vocabulary words and idioms in a fun and engaging way. For example, a joke that plays on the double meanings of a word can help students better understand the word’s nuances.
Psst … Need last-minute Easter activities? Check out our printables!
Easter Jokes for Kids
- Why was the Easter Bunny so grumpy? He was having a bad “hare” day.
- What is the Easter Bunny’s favorite kind of music? Hip hop.
- What’s the best way to make Easter easier? Put an “i” where the “t” is.
- What does the Easter Bunny grow in his garden? Jelly beans.
- What’s the Easter Bunny’s favorite sport? Basket-ball.
- Why don’t you see dinosaurs at Easter? Because they are eggs-tinct.
- Why did the Easter Bunny go to bed? She was eggs-hausted.
Download a joke PowerPoint full of classroom giggles.
(Not So Easter) Egg Jokes for Kids
If you’re teaching in a school where a child in the classroom — or many children — don’t celebrate Easter, try these Easter-adjacent jokes on for size!
- Why did it take so long for the chicken to cross the road? There was no eggs-press lane!
- What did the principal say to the naughty chicken? You’re egg-spelled!
- Why did the egg hide? He was a little chicken.
- Knock Knock! Who’s there? Egg. Egg who? Egg-cited to see me?
- What happens when you tickle an egg? They crack up!
- What did one egg say to the other? Heard any good yolks today?
- What did the Teacher Egg say to her favorite student? You’re egg-stra special.
- What do eggs drink to wake up in the morning? Egg-spresso.
- Why was the egg going to travel the world? He wanted to be an egg-splorer.
- What did the egg say when she bumped into her teacher? Egg-scuse me!
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(Not Totally Easter) Bunny Jokes for Kids
Bunny jokes don’t have to feature the Easter Bunny to leave your classroom giggling. Try these favorites from the Teach Starter teacher team!
- What did the bunny say to the carrot? It’s been nice gnawing you!
- What kind of bunny can’t hop? A chocolate one.
- What kind of stories do bunnies like? Ones with hoppy endings.
- What’s a bunny’s favorite movie? One where they live happily ever after.
- Why was the bunny wearing socks? He was going to a sock hop.
- How do you catch a unique rabbit? You ‘neak up on ’em!
- What do you call a bunny with a bad memory? A hare brain.
- What kind of jewelry does a bunny wear? 14 carrot gold.
- Where do rabbits learn to ski? On the bunny hill.
- How do bunnies prefer to travel? By hare-plane.