World celebrates international joke day

The 1st of July was International Joke Day.

It is the day to enjoy a good laugh as the world celebrates International Joke Day!

Held every 1 July, the day is designed to start the second half of the year with a smile and a chuckle.

Although it’s unclear how the day started, it’s believed to have been created back in 1994 by an American author who wanted to sell his joke books.

The idea seems to have caught on and now people share jokes, amusing stories, riddles or poems, funny videos and pictures every year online.

So, do you have a favourite joke? Why don’t you tell us in the comments.

Or pick your favourite from the list below.

Q: Why did the cookie go to the doctor?

A: Because he was feeling crumby

Q: What do you call a famous fish?

A: A Starfish

Q: What goes 99-thump, 99-thump?

A: a centipede with a wooden leg

Q: What’s brown and sticky?

A: A stick

Q: How do you catch a rabbit?

A: Hide behind a tree and make carrot noises

Q: How do you make a goldfish age?

A: Take out the “g”

Q: What do you call a man with no shins?

A: Tony!

1. Who is the main person or group of people in this news article?

2. What was the key event from the news article?

3. Where did this event take place?

4. When did this event take place?

1. Find a quote from the main person in this news article?

2. In your own words describe what happened in this news article.

3. Find out where this event took place and include some information about this place.

4. Tell us when this event happened and explain what might happen in the future.

5. Explain in your own words why this event took place.

Current Events Web
Find the Who, What, Where, When, How and Why in the article to complete this worksheet.

I Think Because
Share what you think about the article and explain why.

My Questions
Write a question map about questions that you have after reading the article.

News Review
Give the news article you have read a review

Write what you KNOW about the topic in the article, what you would LIKE to find out and then what you have LEARNT.

Newspaper Bingo
Play newspaper bingo. Find a number of different articles to complete the grid.

Questions and Answers
Write a set of questions and then their answers after reading the article.

The Big Idea
Find the big idea by highlighting the 5 W’s and 1 H. then select 25 of key words associated with the article.

Word Investigation
Vocabulary exercise where students find key words within the article.

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Queen of Jokes
Queen of Jokes
14 days ago

What do you call an 8 legged cat?

An octo-puss


13 days ago

I’ve never heard of joke day before!



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