Liven Up Mealtime With a Little Levity

Sure, grandparents want their grandkids to eat healthfully, but they also want mealtime to be a pleasant experience. These jokes and riddles will liven up mealtimes. And one always leads to one more, because enjoying a single joke is like eating a single potato chip — simply not possible for grandchildren or grandparents!

Food Riddles and Jokes, Part One

  1. Why did the teddy bear say no to dessert?
  2. What is the difference between a unicorn and a carrot?
  3. Why did the baker stop making doughnuts?
  4. What do you get when you cross a chicken and a caterpillar?
  5. What cup can you never drink out of?
  6. Why did the cookie go to the doctor?
  7. What is a pelican’s favorite dish?
  8. What did the leopard say after lunch?
  9. What did one plate say to the other plate?
  10. How do you make an elephant sandwich?

The Answers, Part One

  1. Because he was stuffed.
  2. One is a funny beast and the other is a bunny feast.
  3. Because he was tired of the hole business.
  4. Enough drumsticks for everyone.
  5. A hiccup.
  6. He was feeling crumby.
  7. Anything that fits the bill.
  8. That hit the spot.
  9. Lunch is on me.
  10. First you take a giant loaf of bread. . . .

Serious Eating Advice

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Now for some more jokes!

Food Riddles and Jokes, Part Two

  1. Why did the tomato blush?
  2. Why don’t eggs tell jokes?
  3. Why do the French eat snails?
  4. Why did the banana go to the doctor?
  5. Why is it a bad idea to tell secrets on a farm?
  6. What cheese is made backward?
  7. How do you make a milk shake?
  8. What kind of nut seems to have a cold?
  9. Why do watermelons have fancy weddings?
  10. What happens to grapes when you step on them?

The Answers, Part Two

  1. Because it saw the salad dressing.
  2. They would crack each other up.
  3. They don’t like fast food.
  4. Because it wasn’t peeling well.
  5. Because the potatoes have eyes and the corn has ears.
  6. Edam.
  7. Jump out and yell “Boo!”
  8. Cashews.
  9. Because they cantaloupe.
  10. They wine.

More Funny Stuff?

Sharing laughter can be one of the best ways to bond with grandchildren. Check out this list for more jokes that will crack the kiddies up.

And a few more jokes!

Food Riddles and Jokes, Part Three

  1. Why did the little boy stare at the can of orange juice?
  2. What’s the worst thing about being an octopus?
  3. What did one knife say to the other?
  4. How do you fix a pizza?
  5. Why was the cook arrested?
  6. What kind of pizza did the cannibal order?
  7. Why don’t they serve chocolate in jail?
  8. What did the cake say to the fork?
  9. Why did the little boy put candy under his pillow?
  10. What does bread do after it’s baked?

Answers, Part Three

  1. Because it said, “Concentrate.”
  2. Washing up before dinner.
  3. “Be sharp!”
  4. With tomato paste.
  5. Because he beat the eggs and whipped the cream.
  6. One with everyone on it.
  7. Because it makes you break out.
  8. “You want a piece of me?”
  9. He wanted sweet dreams.
  10. It loafs around.

Brain Boosters

Jokes and riddles are great exercise for the brain, because “getting” the joke requires a shift in understanding. For example, the last joke requires that we understand two meanings of the word “loaf.” Hearing, repeating and inventing jokes can be a intellectual exercise for grandparents and grandchildren. Here are more ways to engage gray matter: