Monday, January 6, 2014

Reaching out for Riddles

I have a seven year old grandson who, like many boys his age, loves jokes; particularly those that depend on word play or puns.  I have begun supplying him with fresh material for his stand-up routine as an act of mercy to my daughter-in-law and son [and anyone else who has to listen to gs1's jokes over and over and over and over again].  My daughter-in-law has pointed out that it is difficult to find jokes that are age appropriate and that, being innocent, don't rely on references that only someone alive in 1950 would understand.  The whole concept of clean jokes that rely on wordplay  that a 7 year old can comprehend is clearly not a modern trend in humor.  I am going to have to check out the local library and see if they have back copies of Boy's Life on file.  I seem to remember that there was a joke column in that magazine.

I have sent him the following:
Why does Santa have a garden in his backyard?  Because he likes to HO, HO, HO.
What two keys do not unlock doors?  A donKEY and a monKEY.
What do you get when you cross a snowman and a vampire?  Frostbite.

I am looking for similar riddles and jokes.  Anyone able to help?  Just leave your riddle or joke in the comments.


Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

This seems to be a nice clean website!!

And this one has riddle which I love!

Maggee said...

What do you call an alligator in a vest? An investigator!

What do you call a fake noodle? An impasta!

What does a nosey pepper do? Get jalapeno business! (gotta do it with the correct accent which will not type here!)

Fresh from family time! They just left two hours ago...we love jokes/puns!

barbara said...

What's a ball that doesn't bounce? A snowball.

What bow can't be tied? A rainbow.

What falls but never hits the ground? The temperature.

What gets bigger the more you take away from it? A hole.


Julie said...

Good luck to your grandson in bringing a smile to people's lives ....happiness makes the world go round.