Kids love jokes with a question and answer. They are generally puns that children can especially relate to. These include knock-knock jokes and what have traditionally been called riddles. They’re not the sort of riddles that you are supposed to work out the answer to though. In fact the person asking the riddles would prefer that nobody knew or could work out the answers. There is nothing more disappointing than having somebody spoil your punch line.

Most little kids go through a stage of making up their own riddles, which usually aren’t funny at all and don’t even make sense. The only thing you laugh at is the fact that the child has obviously made the joke up. Our little boy is very bright and has an amazing wit though – and he actually made this one up himself.

Q: What do dinosaurs use to run their cars?A: Fossil fuel.

I thought that was quite ingenious for a boy of six.

For dino fans like our little fellow here are a few riddles they will like.

Q: Why did the dinosaur cross the road?A: Because there was no such thing as chickens back then.

Q: What do you get if you cross a pig with a dinosaur?A: Prehistoric Pork.

Q: What do you call a dinosaur that wears a cowboy hat and boots?A: Tyrannosaurus Tex.

Q: What do you get if you cross a cow with a dinosaur?A: A super-size Big Mac.

Q: What’s very loud and keeps cavemen awake at night?A: Dinosnores.

Q: What does a T-rex call a train full of passengers?A: Meals on wheels.

Q: How many dinosaurs fit in a Volkswagen?A: Who knows – but 16 Volkswagens fit into a dinosaur.

Q: Why did the dinosaur live longer than the dragon?A: Because it didn’t smoke.

This is a particularly cute Christmas joke which I taught my little boy a few years ago so that he would have one to tell wherever we went at Christmas time. I have to keep teaching it to him again each Christmas though, as he forgets it from one year to the next.

Q: Why does Santa have three gardens?A: So he can Ho Ho Ho (hoe hoe hoe).

It does of course help if your kid knows what a hoe is! If your yard looks like ours, he possibly won’t!

Here are a couple of jokes I loved to tell when I was a kid.

Q: What’s the difference between an old woman and a young woman?A: The old woman darns her husband’s socks and the young woman socks her darned husband.

Q: What kind of monkey grows on vines?A: Grey apes (gra-apes).

These ones I had passed on to me by a friend when I was in my early teens.

Q: Why did the lady give her strapless dress pep pills?A: So it would stay up all night.

Q: What’s the