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April Fools' jokes from Long Island kids

Third and fourth graders from Long Island share

Third and fourth graders from Long Island share jokes for April Fools' Day. (Credit: Fotolia)

Ah, April Fools' Day. A day of clever tricking and cautious tracking, depending on whether you are on the sending or receiving end of the childish pranks which will inevitably be played.

In France, children and adults traditionally tack paper fishes on each other's back and shout "April fish!" (well they shout, “poisson d'avril!” which means April fish).
Here in the states, our sweet, little offspring do things such as putting glue on the toilet seat or rubber rats in the kitchen cabinets.

So, rather than encourage the tricks, I will do my fellow parents a favor and suggest a few jokes instead. Here's a list of ten combined (in no particular order) from Mrs. Peyton’s third-grade class at Summit Lane Elementary School in Levittown and Mrs. Vecchio’s special education class at Setauket Elementary School in East Setauket.

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-- What did the TV do at the beach? Channel Surf!
Jemma Mileski and Brianna Garfield, third graders, Summit Lane

-- Do you want to hear a joke about a pencil? Never mind, it has no point.
Maggie McCabe and Nitya Sharma, third graders, Summit Lane

-- What did the cake say to the fork? You want a piece of me?
Aidan Connors and Justine Sabado, third graders, Summit Lane

-- Why did the football coach go to the bank? He wanted his quarter back.
Brendan Connolly and Joseph Bongo, third graders, Summit Lane

-- Why do the animals in the jungle never play cards? There are too many cheetahs!
Sean Munoz and Thomas Summer, third graders, Summit Lane

-- What’s black and white, black and white, black and white? A penguin rolling down a hill!
Emma Hollmann, fourth grader, Setauket

-- What’s another name for a clever duck? A wise quacker!
Jake Himmelsbach, second grader, Setauket

-- What do you call a pig that knows karate? A pork chop!
-Cam’Ren Tomasicchi, third grader, Setauket

-- What do you do when a dinosaur sneezes? Get out of the way!
James Corbet, fourth grader, Setauket

-- How do you make a tissue dance? You put a little boogie in it!
Mrs. Vecchio’s all-time favorite

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