Forty Funny 4th-Grade Jokes and Riddles

Laughter is contagious.  And it is a great way to connect with others, especially kids!  Research has shown that laughter reinforces social bonds and improves mental and physical health. So we’re excited to share this list of kid-friendly 4th-grade jokes and riddles that all can enjoy.

We all love a giggle!  Fourth graders, though, can be a serious crowd.  But, then again, it comes with the territory.

Fourth grade can be challenging, with more responsibilities at school, changing social dynamics, and increased awareness of current events.

School Jokes

Q: Why did the teacher wear sunglasses to school?

A: Because his 4th-grade students were so bright.

Q: Why did the music teacher need a ladder?

A: So she could reach the high notes.

Q: Why did the student eat his homework?

A: Because his teacher told him it was a piece of cake.

Q: What is a witch’s favorite subject in school?

A: Spelling!

Q: What is the smartest state?

A: Alabama.  It has 4 four A’s and one B.

Q: Where do you learn how to make ice cream?

A: At sundae school!

Q: What building in New York City has the most stories?

A: The public library!

Q: What rock group has four men that don’t sing?

A: Mount Rushmore!

Math and Science Jokes

Q: Why didn’t the quarter roll down the hill with the nickel?

A: Because it had more cents.

Q: Why does nobody talk in circles?

A: Because there’s no point.

Q: Why can’t a person’s nose be 12 inches long?

A: Because then it would be a foot!

Q: How do you throw a party in space?

A: You planet!

Q: What did the limestone say to the geologist?

A: Don’t take me for granted!

Q: How did Benjamin Franklin feel when he discovered electricity?

A: Shocked!

Date and Time Jokes

Q: Why did the girl throw her clock out of the window?

A: Because she wanted to see time fly!

Q: Which are the two strongest days of the week?

A: Saturday and Sunday.  The rest are weak days.

Q: Can February or march?

A: No, but April May.

Animal Jokes

Q: Where do cows go for entertainment?

A: To the moooooo-vies!

Q: Why couldn’t the pony sing in the choir?

A: Because she was a little hoarse.

Q: What sound do porcupines make when they kiss?

A: Ouch!

Q: Why do birds fly south?

A: Because it’s too far to walk!

Q: Why are teddy bears never hungry?

A: Because they are always stuffed!

Nature Jokes

Q: What did the tree wear to the pool party?

A: Swimming trunks!

Q: How can you tell that a tree is a dogwood tree?

A: By its bark!

Q: What type of tree fits in your hand?

A: A palm tree.

Q: How does the ocean say hello?

A: It waves!

Q: Why is the mushroom always invited to parties?

A: Because he’s a fungus (fun guy)!

Food Jokes

Q: Why shouldn’t you tell an egg a joke?

A: Because it might crack up!

Q: Why shouldn’t you tell a secret on a farm?

A: Because the potatoes have eyes, and the corn has ears.

Q: What do you call cheese that doesn’t belong to you?

A: Nacho cheese!

Q: What do you call sad cheese?

A: Bleu cheese!

Knock Knock Jokes

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

A little old lady.

A little old lady who?

Wow, I didn’t know you could yodel!

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?


Boo who?

Awww, don’t cry – it’s just a joke.

Fun Riddles for Kids

Q: How can you make ‘7’ even?

A: Take away the ‘s.’

Q: What occurs once every minute, twice a moment, but never in a thousand years?

A: The letter ‘m’.

Q: What has four wheels and flies?

A: A garbage truck.

Q: What has a forest but no trees, cities but no people, and rivers but no water?

A: A map.

Q: What always murmurs but never talks, runs but never walks, has a bed but never sleeps, and has a mouth but never speaks?

A: A river.

Q: There is a one-story house.  Everything is blue.  The walls are blue, the carpet is blue, the roof is blue, and the furniture is blue.  What color are the stairs?

A: It is a one-story house.  There are no stairs.

Q: A yellow house has yellow bricks, a red house has red bricks, and a blue house has blue bricks.  What color bricks does a greenhouse have?

A: A greenhouse is made of glass, not bricks.

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