These are some fun jokes and riddles for kids, especially children who are learning English as a Second or Foreign Language (they play on sounds and language).

Over the years, I have gotten a lot of chuckles from kids when they hear these.

A Scary Number

Q:  Why is Number Ten scared of Number Seven?

A:   Because Seven, Eight, Nine.

Repeat After Me

Teacher: One day, two boys—Pete and Re-Pete—went fishing in a pond on their grandfather’s farm. They got in a boat and rowed out to the middle of the pond. Pete stood and fell in the water. Who’s in the boat?

Students: Re-Pete.

Teacher:  Okay, one day, two boys—Pete and Re-Pete—went fishing in a pond on their grandfather’s farm. They got in a boat and rowed out to the middle of the pond. Pete stood and fell in the water. Who’s in the boat?

Students:  Re-Pete.

Teacher:  Okay, one day, two boys—Pete and Re-Pete—went fishing in a pond on their grandfather’s farm….

Usually, it takes children two or three times to get through the story before they catch on. It is a good listening activity for students and a fun story.