The best jokes for kids are clean and fun, Readers Digest says. One example of a joke for children is "What do you call an old snowman? Water."
A joke that appeals to children is "What kind of bagel can fly? A plain bagel." Another example of a children's joke is "Why was the boy sitting on his watch? Because he wanted to be on time."
A few other short jokes for kids are "Where will you find a swimmer who can't believe he's drowning? In de-Nile!" and "Did you hear the joke about the bed? No? That's because it hasn't been made up yet!"
Children find different jokes funny depending on how old they are. Toddlers usually prefer physical humor, such as adults making a funny face. Children who are preschool-age find bathroom humor funny, when adults replace words in a favorite song with "pee" or "poo."
Elementary school-age children start to find wordplay funny. Jokes that have bad puns are appealing to this age group. These jokes include "orange you glad I didn't say banana" and stories about a chicken crossing the road to get to the other side. As children enter their teenage years, they usually find these jokes less funny, and prefer their elders tell jokes that make fun of themselves.