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Food Puns Your Kids Will Love

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28 February, 2023


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Eating is probably one of the world’s best and most satisfying feelings. This is why food has a special place in our hearts, especially for kids. 

Laughing is also one of the most contagious and refreshing actions in the world. When you laugh, everything just feels a little lighter and better. 

So, when you combine the two in food puns for kids, you will definitely get some fun and amusing reactions from your kids! Try these food puns and see for yourself! 


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We like our kids to love vegetables, given all the nutritional value they can give! They are also much more friendly to the budget than other kinds of food, especially meat. But getting them to eat vegetables can be a bit challenging. These vegetable puns might be just what you need to pick their interest! 

  1. Introducing vegetables!

What is a table you can eat? A vegetable!

  1. Get to know vegetables with this one. 

What’s a vegetable’s favorite kind of joke? A corny joke.

  1. Our nutritious friends can be romantic, too!

What did the vegetable say to its love? I love you from my head to-ma-toes.

  1. Vegetables may not be humans, but they have feelings, too! 

Why did the pod excuse itself from the dinner table? It had to pea!

  1. Is your child fond of salads? This one’s for them!
  2. Why did the tomato blush? Because it saw the salad dressing
  3. Let’s add some animals to the scenario!

What’s an elephant’s favorite vegetable? Squash!

  1. How about a vegetable joke with fruit and a bird?
  2. What’s orange and sounds like a parrot? A carrot.
  3. Unique and witty wordplays always rule!
  4. What did the hot dog say when his friend defeated him in the race? 

“Wow, I like that you have mustard enough strength to ketchup to me.”

  1. With all these vegetables, we can’t help but have favorites.
  2. What is a plumber’s favorite vegetable? A leek.
  3. Vegetables may have favorites, but they can also like others the least!

What day do potatoes hate the most? Fry-day!


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Our kids need all the nutrients they can get, especially during the early stages of their development. Like vegetables, fruits must also be a staple on every kid’s plate. Make these meals more interesting by throwing in these puns before giving them the fruit of the day!

  1. Probably not yet allowed for your kid, but their fruit friends definitely can!

Why was the fruit busy on Friday night? It had a date!

  1. Fruits have to be taken care of, too!

What kind of nuts always seem to have a cold? Ca-shews!

  1. Here’s a romantic line you can use with your loved one.

What did the strawberry write to its crush? I’m berry fond of you.

  1. This pun can help you choose your favorite subject in school!

What school subject is the fruitiest? History — because it is full of dates!

  1. When someone gives you a banana, use this joke to pay them back with laughter!

What’s a banana’s favorite way to say “thank you”? Thanks a bunch!

  1. Here comes another banana pun!

Why did the banana go to the doctor? Because it wasn’t peeling well.

  1. You might need some motivation from time to time. Fruits can also give you one!

What’s a fruit’s favorite motivational quote? Seeds the day!

  1. Even as a form of joke, fruits have dreams and aspirations, too!

Why did the melon jump into the lake? It wanted to be a watermelon.

  1. Looking for fun that’s simple yet effective? Here’s one for you.

How do you make a lemon drop? Just let it fall!

  1. This relatable pun might make you think of that one specific friend.

What did the pecan say to the walnut?
We’re friends because we’re both nuts.


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Now and then, kids also need a little sweetness in their lives. But of course, it should still be in moderation! When they ask for more than they should have, these dessert puns can hopefully help lighten up the situation before it becomes a full-on crying session!

  1. You can justify ice cream as still being part of a diet through this joke!

What do you call an ice cream cone in each hand? A balanced diet.

  1. Looking to put a smile on a teacher’s face? This pun got you!

What’s a math teacher’s favorite dessert? Pie!

  1. Biology might be too advanced for kids, but this one is easy to understand!

What do gingerbread men use to make their beds? Cookie sheets.

  1. Animals can join in dessert puns, too!

What’s a deer’s favorite ice cream flavor? Cookie doe.

  1. Even our favorite teddy bear has something to add to food puns!

Why didn’t the teddy bear order dessert? It was stuffed.

  1. Idioms can be tricky, so this better not happen to anybody!

Why did the student eat his homework? The teacher told him it was a piece of cake.

  1. Kids’ imaginations are wild. And it will not be hard to picture this one out!

What do you get when a chicken lays an egg on top of a barn? An eggroll.

  1. Because we love chickens, here’s another chicken-related food pun!

How do chickens bake a cake? From scratch!

  1. Saving a joke for the Hollywood season? This one’s for you!

What do ghosts like for dessert? I scream!

  1. With this one, every kid will agree!

What kind of keys do kids like to carry? Cookies!

Frequently Asked Questions on Food

Which fruits are good for kids?

Most fruits are nutritious, and prioritizing one over the other depends on the kind of nutrition that your child will need. For example, berries have high levels of antioxidants and are recommended foods for the brain. 

Apples, on the other hand, help your kids become vital for highly physical activities. For dietary fiber, you can always rely on sweet and juicy pineapples.

What are some fruit puns?

Fruit puns are always effective when breaking the ice or just trying to make your kids laugh about something relatable! Usual food puns include word plays of fruits like dates, nuts, and berries. Check this list for how these words are used as jokes for your kids! 

When is the National Dessert Day?

In the United States, there is a special day when you have permission to indulge in every possible dessert you can get your hands on. This National Dessert Day is celebrated every 14th of October. This doesn’t have to be expensive, as grandma or your local bakeshop can always satisfy your sweet tooth! 

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