For ‘Show and Tell’, a boy got up with what he claimed to be the best ‘Knock, Knock’ joke we’ve ever heard.
Now, I should point out that, developmentally, children do try to engage with humour at all ages, but to successfully tell a joke in its proper form happens at about age ten. I’m teaching six and seven year olds. Sure makes for an interesting time!
Usually, our ‘Show and Tell’ time consists of a child trying to tell a joke, me understanding the odd one, laughing at the odd one and the rest of the class laughing if I laugh. If I have a small chuckle, they had a small chuckle. If I didn’t laugh much, they didn’t laugh at all. Occasionally, the children sat there and said, ‘I don’t get it.’
Boy: “Knock, knock!”
Class: “Who’s there?”
Class: “Lettuce, who?”
Class: “Tomato, who?”
Class: “Cucumber, who?”
Girl in audience: “Aren’t you just listing ingredients for salad?”
Boy: “I did it wrong…”
Definitely the best ‘Knock, Knock’ joke I’ve heard from a child!