Ghost Jokes for Kids and Grandkids

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It's downright spooky how many good ghost jokes there are. If Halloween is coming up, or if you're just looking for some new jokes for the grandkids, try these. You'll be sure to scare up a laugh.

Riddles About How Ghosts Live

Children love to imagine how ghosts handle the challenges of daily life, being invisible and all. This assortment of jokes zeroes in on that angle of ghostly life.

  1. What does a ghost do to stay safe in a car?
  2. Why do ghosts hate rain?
  3. Why are ghosts such terrible liars?
  4. Why wouldn't the ghost eat liver?
  5. Do ghosts have fun at parties?
  6. How do you know when a ghost is sad?
  7. Why did the ghost starch his sheet?
  8. Why did the policeman let the ghost go?
  9. What kind of street does a ghost like to live on?
  10. What room is left out of a ghost's house?

Answers to Riddles About How Ghosts Live

  1. Puts on his sheet belt.
  2. Because it dampens their spirits.
  3. Because you can see right through them.
  4. He didn't have the stomach for it.
  5. Yes, they have a wail of a time.
  6. He goes boo hoo.
  7. He wanted everyone to be scared stiff.
  8. He couldn't pin anything on him.
  9. A dead end.
  10. The living room

Riddles About Little Ghosts

Children always identify more with jokes about children. They'll love these jokes that explore the lives of the littlest ghosts.

  1. What do little ghosts call their mom and dad?
  2. What game do little ghosts like?
  3. What's a little ghost's favorite dessert?
  4. How did the little ghost learn to play the piano?
  5. What kind of mistakes do little ghosts make?
  6. What is a little ghost's favorite dinosaur?
  7. Where did the ghost mom take her baby when she went to work?
  8. Why were the little ghosts so successful in Little League?
  9. What do you call a little ghost whose sheet is torn?
  10. What did the mother say to the little ghost?

Answers to Riddles About Little Ghosts

  1. Their trans-parents.
  2. Hide and shriek.
  3. I-scream.
  4. By using sheet music.
  5. Boo-boos.
  6. A terror-dactyl.
  7. A day-scare center.
  8. They had team spirit.
  9. A holy (hole-y) terror.
  10. Put on your boos and shocks.

More Punny Fun

Researchers have found that most children are able to tell when something is funny by the age of two. That doesn't always translate to "getting" the joke. Although they often react to physical humor, when they react to verbal humor, it's usually just because they are reading the vocal tones and body language of the adults around them. When it comes to puns, an even more sophisticated mindset is required. Most children don't get puns until around the ages of 6 or 7. Besides being great fun, punning is good for children because it requires flexible thinking and a form of problem-solving.

  1. Why do ghosts and demons get along?
  2. Where do ghosts go on vacation?
  3. How do ghosts keep fit?
  4. Why did the game warden arrest the ghost?
  5. Why are ghosts happy?
  6. What's a ghost's favorite fruit?
  7. What kind of horse does a ghost ride?
  8. When does a ghost's work week start?
  9. When does a ghost's work week end?
  10. What do you call the ghost of a chicken?

Answers to More Punny Fun

  1. Because demons are a ghoul's best friend.
  2. Lake Erie.
  3. By exorcising regularly.
  4. No haunting license.
  5. Because every shroud has a silver lining.
  6. Boo-berries.
  7. A nightmare.
  8. On Moan-day.
  9. On Fright-day.
  10. A poultry-geist.