It’s time for a new batch of table topics. This list will help to get the conversation rolling at your dinner table. If you are a teacher, these will make great lunch room table topic starters.
Ready to get started for April? All you need to do is print the topics. Cut them into strips. Place them in a decorative container. Put the container on your table. Each night, select one topic to discuss over dinner. Viola, the table conversation is now ready to start!
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This month all of the topics are centered around jokes and riddles. Click here for the printable list of April Printable Topics. Let’s get talking!
This month’s topic starters have been taken from the following funny books.
The Everything Kids’ Joke Book by Michael Dahl
A Joke a Day illustrated by Martin Chatterton and Tony Trimmer
Oh, How Waffle! by Judith Mathews and Fay Robinson
Ha! Ha! Ha! Over 350 Very Funny Jokes illustrated by Tim Archbold, Mik Brown and Tania Hurt-Newton
When do monkeys fall from the sky? During Ape-ril showers
Why are elephants wrinkled all over? Because they don’t fit on an ironing board
What did the surgeon remove from her salad? The kidney beans
What is a skeleton’s favorite musical instrument? A trombone
If we breathe oxygen during the day, what do we breathe at night? Nitrogen
What did the princess say while she waited for her photos to come back from the store? “Someday my prints will come!”
What was the tortoise doing on the freeway? About 150 inches an hour
What is the most important thing to put into brownies? Your teeth
Knock knock. Who’s there? Ira. Ira who? Ira member you, why don’t you remember me?
What day to fish hate? Fry-day
Why do elephants do well in school? Because they have a lot of gray matter.
How do you keep spaghetti from sliding off your plate? Use tomato paste
What color is a kitten’s meow? Purr-ple
What did the puppy say when it sat on sandpaper? “Ruff”
Knock knock. Who’s there? Mr. Mr. Who? Missed her at the bus stop.
My room is so small…the ceiling gets dusted whenever I comb my hair.
What did the octopus have for lunch? A peanut butter and jellyfish sandwich.
Knock knock. Who’s there? Olive. Olive who? Olive you, do you love me?
What do you call a cow that eats your grass? A lawn moo-er!
Why shouldn’t you tell jokes in the kitchen? Because the dishes might crack up
Knock knock. Who’s there? Rita. Rita who? Rita good book lately?
Who advises the kitchen president? The cabinet
What do you called a tired tent? A sleepy teepy
What’s a fish who works in the operating room? A sturgeon surgeon
Have you heard the joke about the watermelon? It’s pitiful
What’s a frightened pet bird? A scary canary
Lulu ate something for dinner. First, she threw away the outside and cooked the inside. Then she ate the outside and threw away the inside. What was it? Corn on the cob
Why couldn’t the astronauts land on the moon? Because it was full
What do you get when you cross a snowstorm and a cornfield? Cornflakes
What do polar bears have for lunch? Ice-burgers
What bee can never be understood? A mumble-bee
Each month there will be a theme to the table topics. Some are fun. Some are serious. All are meant to get your creative juices flowing and develop language skills. Here is a look at the year.
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Thank you so much for this idea! I love it and will use tomorrow at dinner:).
Good lucky Becky! I’m sure your kiddos will have some great stories.
I love this for so many reasons. My boys are just starting to talk, but I will definitely use this idea. I’m pinning your post to come back to them in about 6 months. In the mean time, I’d love for you to share this at my Spring Bucket List.
Thanks for sharing, and Happy Spring!
Thanks so much for pinning the idea. I hope you enjoy all of the future conversations with your boys!
Sugar Aunts says
Thank you for sharing this with us on Share It Saturday! I love these ideas…my son would love the jokes 🙂
This is just great! What a wonderful resource. I am assuming you create one of these each month…if not, what a good idea. I will pin this. I hope you’ll consider sharing at Look What We Did, a month long link up hosted by HammockTracks.
Jackie Higgins says
Love the joke idea! My boys tell jokes with no punch line. Maybe I need to give them a few to try out!