Apple or Blueberry?

Q: What’s the best thing to put into a pie?
A: Your teeth!

Explanation:    Mmmmmm!  I love a good pie!  I love to sink my teeth into a good pie (“Sink your teeth into” is also an idiom)!

When someone asks you about putting something into a pie, most people think about what type of pie they like such as apple pie or French Silk pie.  This joke is funny because it gives an unexpected answer, your teeth, when the expected answer is a type of pie.

Watch this video to learn how to draw a pie:

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Chicken Little

Q: Why did the Easter egg hide?
A: Because he was a little chicken!

Explanation:    An egg will soon become a chicken so you could say that an egg is a little chicken, a small chicken (OK, I know that an egg is not a chicken, not yet anyway, but that idea helps make this joke funny).

“To be chicken” means to be scared: He’s too chicken to go down the slide = he’s too scared or too afraid to go down the slide.  Sometimes people hide when they are scared like in this scene from the movie Jurassic Park.

So, when the egg hides it is a little chicken, both a scared chicken and and a small chicken!

Take a look at these Easter Eggs:

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Lost in Keyboard?

Q: What is an astronaut’s favorite key on a keyboard?
A: Space!

Explanation:  Are you familiar with a computer keyboard?  Here is a picture.  The long key at the bottom is called the space bar or the space key.  Of course it is the favorite of the astronaut because the astronaut goes to space!

You see, space can mean the long key on a computer keyboard and it can mean the area outside of the earth’s atmosphere, outer space.

Here is the Space Shuttle Blasting off into space for the last time:

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The Egg’s on You

Q: Why shouldn’t you tell an egg a joke?
A: Because it might crack up!

Explanation:  To crack up means to start laughing (sometimes it also means to to go crazy).  When you break an egg you first crack it open.

If an egg cracks up does it start laughing or does it just crack open?  This joke is funny because of the double meaning of the word ‘crack.’

More with egg: You can also be caught with egg on your facebe a good egg, and here are many more egg-spressions (expressions).

Learn an interesting way to crack an egg:

 

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All Decked Out

Q: Why couldn’t the pirate play cards?
A: Because he was sitting on the deck!

Explanation:  The flat part of sail boat (or pirate ship!) where you stand is called the deck.  A group of playing cards is called a deck of cards.  If you are sitting on a deck of cards you can’t play with them… and that’s what the pirate was doing!  Or maybe he was sitting on the deck of his ship.

This joke is funny because of the double meaning of the word ‘deck.’

If you are interested in learning how to play a new card game take a look at this video:

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Your Future is Very Clear

Q: What kind of cookies make you rich?
A: Fortune cookies!

Explanation: If you have a lot of money you have a fortune.  The cookies that they give you in Chinese restaurants are called fortune cookies.

This joke is funny because it plays with the double meaning of the word fortune: a lot of money and a type of cookie.

Watch the video below to learn how to make fortune cookies out of paper:

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Dread Knight

Q: What bug do knights hate?
A: Dragonflies!

Explanation: Bugs are insects.  A knight (sounds like night) is a soldier for a king or queen.  They often wore armor or a coat of mail and rode on horses.  In stories, knights sometimes fight dragons.

A dragonfly is an insect that eats mosquitoes.  They are beautiful and they do not bite people!

Knights hate dragons but not dragonflies– and that is why this joke is funny!

Here is a video all about dragonflies:

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