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Growth Spurts: Laugh a Little!

It’s summertime. Things are a lot more laid back and easy-going. And I personally am in full vacation-mode as I write this. So I openly confess my taking the easy way out on this month’s column. But I also thought it would just be FUN to have some kids share their favorite jokes with us. (Did all of you see “Chewbacca Mom” break the Internet a couple of months ago? Clearly, the world is hungry for laughter!) So here are some chuckle-worthy jokes from some of our youngest comedians…


What did one hat say to the other? You stay here while I go on ahead. (Tyler, 9)

What’s the longest pencil in the world? Pennsylvania. (Isaac, 6)

How much did the pirate pay to get his ears pierced? A buccaneer. (Ryan, 7)

What ended in 1876? 1875. (Tyler, 12)

How do you make a tissue dance? Put a little boogie in it! (Tanner, 4)

What do you call a fish with no eye? Fshhhhh. (Tyler, 9)

What do you call a camel with 100 humps? They don’t exist anymore! (Wyatt, 4)

Why is 6 afraid of 7? Because 7 8 9. (Liam, 12)

What did Dela Wear? Her New Jersey! (Ryleigh, 7)

What do you call a cow with two legs? Lean beef. What do you call a cow with no legs? Ground beef. (Ryan, 7)

Where do fish keep their money? The riverbank. (Tyler, 9)

Okay, so a few of us adults had to get in on the joke-sharing, too…

What do you call lice on a bald man’s head? Homeless. (Megan, 33)

What do you call a dog with no legs? Doesn’t matter…He’s not going to come to you anyway. (Ben, 40)

What do you call cheese that doesn’t belong to you? Nacho cheese. (Carrie, 41)

But the winning joke goes to 5-year-old Eleanor, because she made this one up all by herself and because it has become a father/daughter tradition, specifically at stop lights around town.

Eleanor: Knock knock.

Papi: Who’s there?

Eleanor: Banana brain.

Papi: Banana brain who?

Eleanor: Banana brain Papi!


Carrie Bevell Partridge loves hearing kids tell their jokes, and she will always, always laugh at her own nacho cheese joke.

About The Author

Carrie Partridge

Carrie Bevell Partridge grew up in Memphis, TN with her parents and four siblings. She attended Mississippi College, where she met her husband Kevin. They have been married for 20 years and have five children. They live in Ridgeland, MS. Carrie has written the “Growth Spurts” column and managed social media for Parents & Kids Magazine since 2011. You can read more of her work at and

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