To tie in with our winter reading program, Reading’s a Riot!, this month we’re asking kids to tell us their favorite jokes. We weren’t sure how this would work out,* but it has been absolutely HILARIOUS. I love reading the new jokes every time I walk by them at the front of our department. Seriously, if you’re in need of a pick-me-up, you should do this. All you need is some paper and a sense of humor. Bonus if you have some joke books to put on display (that’s what’s on the table on the left side of the photo). We put out full sheets of paper folded in half; kids write the joke on the outside and the punchline on the inside (under the flap). We’ve had this up less than a week, but so far there has been a great response. And I just love that so many kids can walk into a library and immediately think of jokes to write down. Clearly they are better prepared for life than I am.
These are some of my favorites so far:
Why did the cannibal eat the tightrope walker?
He wanted a balanced meal!
On the bottom left: Who granted the fish’s wish?
The fairy cod mother!
What cheese is not yours?
*We have gotten some (very) mild potty humor, but even that has been pretty funny. So far there hasn’t been anything so inappropriate we couldn’t put it up.