There’s little in life more rewarding than making the people closest to us laugh. And no one knows their audience better than a dad. We all know the classic dad joke – the classic ‘groaner’, that elicits equal parts laughter and eye rolls when delivered.

The origin of the dad joke is unknown, but what is known is that they bring out the laughter and make (nearly) everyone have a chuckle.

Whether your dad is the king of one-liners or he leaves the jokes up to you, these dad jokes will have the whole family giggling in no time.

Here are the best dad jokes that you can use to make your kids laugh until they cry!

The Art of One-liners 

One-liners are a classic way to make your kid crack up. Though they can be cheesy and overused, every once in a while, you might stumble across a gem.

Here are some of the best one-liners that you can use to make your kids laugh:

• What do you call a bear with no teeth? A gummy bear!
• Why did the chicken cross the playground? To get to the other slide!
• Why did the banana go to the doctor? Because it wasn’t peeling well!
• What did the fish say when it hit the wall? “Dam!”

Knock-Knock Jokes 

Knock-knock jokes have stood the test of time – they are a classic way to make your kids laugh. These jokes involve a bit of skill, and you can’t be too predictable. Mixing it up and having a few up your sleeve is always a good idea.

Here are some knock-knock jokes that will make your kids laugh until they cry:

• Knock, Knock! Who’s there? Boo. Boo Who? Don’t cry, it’s just a joke!
• Knock, Knock! Who’s there? Cow say. Cow say who? No, cow says moo!
• Knock, Knock! Who’s There? Tank. Tank who? You’re welcome!

Wordplay Jokes 

Wordplay jokes are always a hit with kids. They enjoy the challenge of hearing a joke and ‘getting’ the punchline. They’re a great way to get your kids to think, as well as laugh, and they’re sure to leave your kids giddy with delight.

Here are some of the best wordplay jokes that you can use to make your kids laugh:

• What did the fish say when it swam into a wall? Dam!
• Why don’t scientists trust atoms? Because they make up everything!
• What did the 0 say to the 8? Nice belt!

The Power of Puns 

When it comes to the dad joke, there’s nothing more powerful than the pun. Often, the pun is so bad it’s good, yet still witty and clever enough to make your kids laugh – and bonus points for making them think.

Here are some of the best puns for you to use to make your kids laugh:

• How do you make an octopus laugh? With ten-tickles!
• What did the grape say when it was stepped on? Nothing – it just gave out a little whine!
• What do you call a bear with no teeth? A gummy bear!

Making Your Kids Laugh 

Making your kids laugh is no easy task. It takes skill, wit, and a bit of practice.

Improvising your jokes as you go is a great way to make sure they stay fresh and always make your kids laugh.

Be sure to use eye contact, facial expressions, and hand gestures to draw your kids in and maximize the effect of your jokes.

Most of all, make sure to have fun and to enjoy the moment – your kids won’t remember how many jokes you made them laugh at, only how much fun you were having.

No matter how corny or overused, no matter how bad or good, dad jokes always manage to make us smile.

So don’t be afraid to pull out some classic one-liners, knock-knocks, puns, or wordplay jokes – your kids will thank you for it!

Whether your dad is a pro at punning or you’re looking for the perfect joke to pull out of the bag, these dad jokes are sure to have your kids laughing until they cry.