While we’ve compiled the best jokes for kids of all ages, as well as the best riddles, and even non-cheesy knock-knock jokes, little kids — roughly between the ages of 3 and 7 — need a category all to themselves.
Rather than require the grasp of nuance and sophisticated cultural know-how that jokes for older ages rely on, these jokes are based around kid-friendly references (to animals, body parts, food, etc.), puns, and sheer silliness. Children on the upper end of the 3-7 age range will likely understand the set-up and derive humor from the actual punchline; with those on the lower end, you’re going almost entirely for funny delivery, which includes goofy noises and laughing hard at yourself, which often gets them to laugh too.
Some of these you’ve surely heard before — when you were a kid! — while others are new to the cultural coffers, and quite funny. Share them far and wide, and encourage your kids to then come up with jokes of their own!