Back-to-school season means saying goodbye to summer and getting ready for your next adventure. Use these clever back-to-school jokes to ease some anxiety the kids are having about heading back to school this year. Pssst: they also make great lunch box notes. Read on for some hilarious but cute (and clean) back-to-school jokes for kids.

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1. What did the buffalo say at drop off?


2. What did the student say to the teacher after he missed the first day of school? 

No, ma'am. I didn't miss it at all. 

3. Why do math books always look so sad?

They are full of problems. 

4. Why did the kid eat his homework?

Because his teacher said it was a piece of cake. 

5. How does a scientist freshen her breath?

With experi-mints!


6. Why did the kid bring a ladder to school?

Because she wanted to go to high school.


7. What do elves learn in school?

The elf-abet.

8. Where do pencils go on vacation?


9. What dinosaur had the best vocabulary?  

The thesaurus.

10. What does a book do in the winter?

Puts on a jacket. 

11. Why did the teacher wear sunglasses to school?

Because her students were so bright. 

12. What did the paper say to the pencil?

Write on! 

13. Why isn't there a clock in the library?

Because it tocks too much.

14. Where do math teachers like to go on vacation?

Times Square! 

15. Why did the teacher jump into the pool?

He wanted to test the water. 

16. What should you grow in a school garden?

Human beans! 

17. Why do magicians always do so well at school?

They can handle trick questions. 

18. Where do surfers go to school?

Boarding school.

19. What is the smartest insect?

A spelling bee. 

20. Why can't pirates learn the alphabet?

Because they keep getting lost at C. 

21. Why did the girl do her homework on an airplane?

To achieve a higher education. 

22. Why didn't the fish go on vacation?

Because he was always in school. 

23. What did one pencil say to the other on the first day of school?

Looking sharp! 

24. Knock, knock!

Who's there?


Pencil who?

Never mind, this is pointless. 

—Amber Guetebier

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