Back to School Jokes for the New School Year

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30+ corny back to school jokes to get your students laughing and ready to learn. These jokes are perfect for the first day of school and are age-appropriate for all elementary students.
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Back to School Jokes for the New School Year

The new school year will be here before we know it! Why not get ready for back to school season with these silly and corny back to school jokes?

Whether you’re a parent preparing your child for their first day of school, or a teacher planning some icebreaker activities, this list of 30 back to school jokes will get students laughing and ready to learn! 

Elementary school class laughing at back to school jokes.

Our Favorite Back to School Jokes

What do you call a teacher who talks too much?

A preacher teacher.


What does a ghost ride to school?

A ghoul bus.


Why was the witch late to school?

She couldn’t find a spot to park her broom.


What’s an insect’s favorite school activity?

The spelling bee.


Where did the spider learn about the first day of school?

On a web-site.


What is a popcorn kernel’s least favorite school activity?

A pop quiz.


What is a snake’s favorite school subject?



What did the paper say to the crayon?

Write on!


What did the calculator say when he was asked to play a game?

Count me in.


What do you call an awesome place to learn?

A cool school. 


What do you have when the lights go out in P.E. class?

A dim gym.


What do you call a comfy spot for reading?

A book nook


What did the baby monster say on her first day of school?

I want my mummy!


Where does a flower go to school?



What is the building called where a squirrel goes to school?

The nut hut.


Why didn’t the pumpkin want to go to school?

He was a bored gourd.


Why did the ruler win Student of the Month?

He always measured up.


Where did the King go to learn when he was young?

Knight school.


What kind of tree does a triangle climb at recess?

A Geometry.


What did the teacher say to the pencil?

Get to the point!


Who is everyone’s best friend at school?

The princi-pal!


What is the first thing a vampire learns at school?

The alpha-bat.


Why do magicians do well in school?

They are good at trick questions.


Why is glue always bad at math?

He gets stuck on all the problems.


Why was the computer cold at school?

It left its Windows open.


Why did the music teacher need a ladder?

To reach the high notes.


Why did the student bring a ladder to school?

Because he wanted to go to high school.


Why did the textbook go to the doctor?

Because it had its appendix removed.


Why did the student eat his homework?

Because his teacher said it was a piece of cake.


Why was the math book sad?

Because it had too many problems.

Want More Back to School Jokes and Activities?

Why not make back to school jokes the focus of your icebreaker activities? Download our printable activity with 24 back to school jokes and a "write your own back to school joke" activity for groups!

Looking for more resources for the new school year? Visit our back to school headquarters for full lesson plans, activities, guides, and new teacher resources!

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