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29+ Hilarious Jokes for 5th Grade

Updated: Jul 8

Welcome to our joke corner, where laughter is guaranteed! Here are 25 funny, school-appropriate jokes that are perfect for sharing with fifth graders or anyone who needs a little humor in their day.

29 Jokes for 5th Grade Students

Why did the scarecrow win an award?

  • Because he was outstanding in his field!

5th grade joke scarecrow in a field

What do you call a bear with no teeth?

  • A gummy bear!

How does a penguin build its house?

  • Igloos it together!

Why don't scientists trust atoms?

  • Because they make up everything!

What did the ocean say to the shore?

  • Nothing, it just waved.

Why did the bicycle fall over?

  • Because it was two-tired!

How do you make a tissue dance?

  • You put a little boogie in it!

What did the janitor say when they jumped out of the closet?

  • Supplies!

Why did the student eat his homework?

  • Because his teacher said it was a piece of cake!

What’s orange and sounds like a parrot?

  • A carrot!

Parrot eating carrot - 5th grade joke

Why can’t you give Elsa a balloon?

  • Because she will let it go!

Why did the tomato turn red?

  • Because it saw the salad dressing!

What’s a cat’s favorite color?

  • Purrr-ple!

How do you know when the moon has had enough to eat?

  • When it’s full!

What do you call cheese that isn't yours?

  • Nacho cheese!

Why don't skeletons fight each other?

  • They don't have the guts.

How do you organize a space party?

  • You planet!

What kind of tree fits in your hand?

  • A palm tree!

Why are ghosts bad at lying?

  • Because you can see right through them!

What do you get when you cross a snowman and a vampire?

  • Frostbite!

Why did the golfer bring an extra pair of pants?

  • In case he got a hole in one!

What do you call fake spaghetti?

  • An impasta!

Why did the stadium get hot after the game?

  • Because all the fans left.

Why did the computer go to the doctor?

  • Because it had a virus!

Why did the mushroom go to the party alone?

  • Because he’s a fungi!

Why do ducks always pay with cash?

  • Because they always have bills.

Math Jokes for 5th Grade Students

Why did the math student look so cool?

  • He had all the right angles!

What kind of insect is good at math?

  • An account-ant!

Why did the girl wear glasses during math class?

  • Because it improves di-vision!

What did the triangle say to the circle?

  • You’re pointless!

What’s a math teacher’s favorite tree?

  • Geometry!

What is a math teacher’s favorite place in school?

  • The multiplication table!

I am an odd number. Take away one letter, and I become even. What number am I?

  • Seven.

What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in a thousand years?

  • The letter M.

If two's company and three's a crowd, what are four and five?

  • Nine!

What has a face and two hands but no arms or legs?

  • A clock!

What is always in front of you but can’t be seen?

  • The future!

The more you take, the more you leave behind. What am I?

  • Footsteps.

I add five to nine and get two. The answer is correct, but how?

  • When it is 9 AM, add 5 hours to it and you get 2 PM.

We hope these jokes and riddles bring a smile to your face and brighten your day. Share these jokes with your 5th grade students to spread the laughter. Keep laughing and have a fantastic day!


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