Sometimes it is hard for adults to say goodbye to kids, especially if you live far away or won’t be able to see them for a while. With kids it can even be difficult if you will be back in a few short hours. What if there was a way to make the parting a game instead of a sad event? There is, and it is easy to implement as soon as today.
Goodbye jokes for kids are silly rhymes, puns, and surprise responses that lighten the mood when it is time for parting. They should be short and catchy so they can quickly memorize them and use them on their own. Farewell jokes for kids are a great way to help with separation anxiety.
As a Karate instructor, I have honed the art of the farewell into a finely tuned craft. I rarely ever use the standard goodbye, or ‘see you laters’. The surprise of a pun or rhyme takes the sting out of parting ways for my Little Ninjas. You can pick up some of these very quickly and start bringing a smile to the munchkins in your life today.
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Goodbye Jokes About Animals
Here in this section, we will be looking at how to add animal rhymes to your goodbyes with kids. Many kids have fascinations with animals and most every child likes things that rhyme. Put these two together and you have a sure winner to make a munchkin smile.
Take these examples and see if you can come up with some on your own. The trick to this section is to start with the animal name and try to find a way to relate it to a farewell of some sort.
You can also just use these and pick out a few to memorize. Then throw them out the next time it is time to say goodbye to a Little Ninja in your life and watch the surprise and smiles spread across their face.
Take care,panda bear.
Take care,polar bear.
Take care,black bear.
Take care,brown bear.
Take care,grizzly bear.
Take care,sloth bear.
Time to go,hippo.
See ya soon,baboon.
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See you later,alligator.
Got to scoot,newt.
Not too soon,baboon
See you soon,raccoon.
Take care,old mare.
Stay out of the fog,groundhog.
Stay out of the fog,tree frog.
Stay out of the fog,big dog.
See you around,bloodhound.
See you around,greyhound.
Smell you later,gator.
Good luck,young buck.
Get out of here,deer.
Do the best you can,pelican
Do the best you can,falcon.
Until we meet again,mama hen.
Make tracks,razor backs.
Time to go,flamingo.
Hit the road,toad.
Hit the door,boar.
Hit the door,dinosaur.
Hit the door,condor.
Hit the door,Carnivore.
Hit the door,Brontosaur.
Hit the door,Tyrannosaur.
Hit the door,Heribvore.
Toodaloo,cows say moo.
Gotta roll,naked mole.
Ciao Ciaobrown cow.
Ciao Ciaomuddy sow.
There you have the animal section of goodbye jokes for kids. The other sections will work in much the same way. The themes will be different, but the main goal is to put them in a form most kids will find funny.
As we look at each of these, I will try to note for you how I approached creating these rhymes. One thing that helps is to know which half of the joke to start with. I started most of the time with the beginning portion for the animals. Read on to see how I created the other groups.
Goodbye Jokes With Food For Kids
Does your mini-me have a love for food? Not all do, but for those who do this could be the goodbye section for you. Goodbye jokes for kids need only two things: something familiar and a rhyme. That is a recipe for laughter in their book.
Take these inspirations and run with them. Find ways to incorporate favorite or strange foods. One of the funniest food names without even rhyming it is squash. Even without a funny name to begin with, you can make it hand out smiles right and left with a simple rhyming goodbye joke.
See you later,tater.
Smell you later,tater.
Until we meet again,pumpkin.
Gotta roll,pizza roll.
Chop chop,lemon drop.
Chop chop,gum drop.
Move out,brussel sprouts.
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Time to scoot,grapefruit.
Time to scoot,kiwi-fruit.
Stay sweet,lunch meat.
Stay sweet,sugar treat.
Take it easy,cheesy.
Take it easy,lemon squeezy.
Until next time,lemon lime.
Hasta Lasagna,don’t get any on ya.
Are you hungry yet? That rumbling in your tummy may be more of laughter than of hunger. Even though adults may only get a smile or chuckle out of most of these, kids will sometimes find them laugh out loud funny.
Try these at your next meal, when everyone is around the table. For kids that like food and eating, they will like the topic. For those that don’t enjoy dinnertime for one reason or another, this could lighten their mood and make them more receptive.
Scary Or Halloween Character Goodbye Jokes
Whether it is for Halloween, a themed birthday party, or just because the little ones in your life love these costumes, scary goodbye jokes will make their day. These are centered around generic characters that many kids use as inspiration for costumes.
With these it is more necessary to start with the character name and then try to fit the farewell to the name. Here I have listed many of the most common ‘scary’ types of costumes during celebrations like Halloween and birthdays.
Always be chummy,mummy.
Be right back-ula,Dracula.
See you at the gulf,werewolf.
Be nice to your sister,monster.
Stay out of the fire,vampire.
Stay in line,Frankenstein.
See you soon,goon.
Don’t be cruel,ghoul.
See you at the coast,ghost.
Stay out of the ditch,witch.
Get away from me,zombie.
Until we meet again,pumpkin.
See you around,Clown
Don’t make a mess,princess.
See you in Virginia,ninja.
Catch you later,Darth Vader.
Go get some medicine,skeleton.
Get out the door,dinosaur.
Got to roll,troll.
What is your Little Ninja’s favorite costume or ‘scary monster’? You can come up with your own creepy rhymes now that you see how it works. Just start with either the monster or the greeting and see if you can match them up.
For these I started with both and worked to find the other. Some came immediately to mind, and others took a long time to work out. Just keep at it and you will find that you can come up with some after a while. Remember, the bar for kids is lower than for adults. Kids just need the familiar and rhyming coming from something that usually doesn’t.
People Based Farewell Jokes For Kids
The focus of this group of jokes are to use people that most kids will recognize. These are meant to be use existing celebrities or known figures. They are general types of people so that even smaller children will recognize them. Of course, some will be more known to some children and age groups than others.
By this point you will also notice that the greetings are sometimes repeated from other sections. There are other greetings that you can use, but some of these are useful for many different words. Some are harder to use to find rhymes. Try some out yourself or just grab a couple of these to make a child smile.
Smell you later,skater.
See you later,skater.
See you around,clown
See you around,Farmer Brown.
See you later,gladiator.
See you later,operator.
Do the best you can,Lincoln.
Don’t make a mess,princess.
Hit the door,senor.
Hit the door,troubadour.
Have a good one,son.
Have a good one,grandson.
Time to scoot,recruit.
Time to jet,cadet.
Until next time,Master of Crime.
You can even do this for actual people that are in the kids’ lives. You may use a position or title to do it, or you can use their name. In that instance you will need of course to start with the person and craft the bye joke from there. This is actually the opposite of how I created this section.
I started with the greeting and then tried to find a person of some type to hook to it. Obviously, it took some time to find all of these, but I have been doing this for decades. I use these nearly every day when saying bye to my Little Ninjas in Karate Class.
If you would like to see how I interact with my students, you can find out all the information on my article here.
Goodbye Jokes Using Things
No, these are not ‘potty’ jokes in the sense of being crude. They are about many types of items that kids may or may not come in contact with every day. You maybe surprised that if you have to explain what something is in this list to them, it may end up being the joke they want to hear all the time.
This brings levity into the everyday. Kids love to turn much of what they see and do into games or silliness. You can make all the kids in your life love to see you coming if you get good at surprising them and turning average situations into something goofy.
Gotta roll,toilet bowl.
Hit the road,commode.
Gotta roll,salad bowl.
So long,ding dong.
So long,ping pong.
See you around,crown.
See you around,nightgown.
See you around,at sundown.
See you around,dirt mound.
See you around,merry-go-round.
See you later,calculator.
Smell you later,calculator.
Smell you later,escalator.
See you later,escalator.
See you later,elevator.
Smell you later,elevator.
Take care,teddy bear.
Do the best you can,mannequin.
See you soon,soup spoon.
See you soon,silly tune.
See you soon,cartoon.
See you soon,balloon.
Stay out of trouble,bubble.
Stay out of trouble,rubble.
Hit the door,Sycamore.
Chop chop,dirty mop.
Gotta roll,dusty scroll.
Time to scoot,stinky boot.
Time to scoot,swim suit.
Time to scoot,parachute.
Time to scoot,flute.
Time to scoot,Ye Olde Lute.
Time to jet,clarinet.
Happy trails,Hay bales.
Stay sweet,smelly feet.
I just want to say that the smelly feet one slays them every time for me. It may be that I have practiced it enough to perfect the delivery, but every time I do it giggles abound and then feet start flying up into the air. This then causes a chain reaction of laughter and rolling in the floor.
Here I also came at them from both sides. Some I started with the ‘goodbye’ and others I started with the main object at the end. Whichever you try, it may take a bit to make it fit (You see that rhyme right there?).
If it is taking a while, and one has you stuck just switch to coming it from the other angle. This sometimes brought me back to ones that had stumped me before. Keep at it and you will be making kids giggle in no time.
Jokes Kids Will Love Saying Bye with Transportation And Big Machines
I know several of my Little Ninjas love big machines. I worked hard to come up with these just to see the delight on their face when they realize what the goodbye joke is about. You would be surprised how fixated some kids can get on certain things.
For some it is dinosaurs, others it is the latest animated movie, and for the ones this section is for, it is monster machines. Trains, equipment, trucks and everything in between is fair game. The bigger and louder they are the better they like it. So, for all of you Little Ninjas that are crazy for carriers and loaders, here you go…
See you later,excavator.
See you next time,combine.
Good luck,dump truck.
Good luck,pickup truck.
Time to jet,you’re not gone yet?
Time to jet,that’s not a threat.
Time to jet,Corvette.
Stay out of the rain,plane.
Stay out of the rain,Thomas The Train.
Let’s go faster,tractor.
Time to go far,race car.
See you next trip,cargo ship.
See you next trip,cruise ship.
Take a hike,motorbike.
Find a new spot,robot.
See you later,conveyor.
Make time apart shorter,transporter.
Duck flying daggers,bagger.
See you in Nantucket,bucket.
Keep it on the level,steam shovel.
Obey the signs,draglines.
Got to go,UFO.
Don’t be a ball dropper,chopper.
Be a show stopper,hopper.
The little kid still in me loved researching all these huge, fast, or powerful machines. A guy could get lost on YouTube or Google with all the information and media overload on this subject. That was an enjoyable rabbit hole, I have to admit.
Now, what are your Little Ninja’s favorite big machines? See if you can come up with some rhymes of your own. As with the other sections, you can just snatch a couple of these that I have done for you and brighten a munchkin’s day.
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Goodbyes Related To The Weather
Speaking of brightening a day, weather is one of the first things children learn about to understand comparisons, calendars, and numbers. Most homeschools, preschools, and kindergartens will have a calendar/weather chart on the wall. Kids will like the familiarity of these jokes, and they will ‘brighten up’ (Get it?) at the rhymes.
See if your little meteorologists can guess what some of these are without having to explain them. You just might spark some interest in them. As parents and teachers, we are waiting for these teachable moments.
See you soon,in a monsoon.
Stay out of the rain,Thomas The Train.
Chop chop,rain drop.
Take it easy,breezy.
Keep good form,thunderstorm.
Time to shake,earthquake.
Out into the cold,and be bold.
Go have fun,out in the sun.
Go play,it’s a nice day.
There you go. These could help your kids learn a bit more about the weather while getting a chuckle to boot. If they like one you may hear it when you aren’t expecting it. They sometimes latch onto things we never would have guessed.
Jokes For Kids Saying Bye About Places
Are we there yet? Yeah, I am full of dad jokes. Just like this common chant kids tend to use on trips, these goodbye jokes also are themed around places and travel destinations. Some are more specific than others, but most should be recognizable for your Little Ninjas.
The next time you are planning a trip and it is coming up on the calendar, start using your own rhymes for goodbyes to build the anticipation. You can use these ‘around town’ as well. Use them often and you will find them coming right back at you. Their minds are like sponges.
See you around,in a small town.
See you around,in Chinatown.
See you around,at the campground.
See you around,at the fairground.
See you around,at the playground.
Be cool,in school.
Be cool,at the pool.
Smell you later,crater.
See you later,crater.
Gotta roll,to the North Pole.
Be gone,off my lawn.
See you at the zoo,Scooby Doo.
See you at the zoo,Kangaroo.
See you at the zoo,Winnie The Pooh.
See you in Virginia,ninja.
See you soon,on Neptune.
Stay classy,in Tallahassee.
Toodaloo,see you at the zoo.
Stay cool,in the kiddie pool.
Stay cool,in school.
Stay cool,in preschool.
The next time you are on a trip or errand, challenge your kids to come up with rhymes. Get ready for the absurd. They are usually bad at it and will come back with ridiculous suggestions. But those are the priceless ones, are they not?
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Goodbye Jokes Kids Love With Cartoon And Movie Characters
The shows kids watch many times teach them what they will find funny. If you want to tap into that area, put in some of the characters from the movies and cartoons they like to watch. Many times you will spark interest even if the rhyme is lame. They just like hearing the names they remember.
Think back to your days as a kid and I bet you still hold fond memories for all of the personalities in the shows you used to watch. Kids now are no different. If you want an easy way to bring the smiles, then stick in a character they know and you are on ‘easy mode’.
Do a good job,Spongebob.
See you at the clubhouse,Mickey Mouse.
See you at the clubhouse,Minnie Mouse.
See you at the show,Elmo.
Get lost,Jack Frost.
So long,King Kong.
Smell you later,Darth Vader.
See you later,Darth Vader.
See you later,Terminator.
Smell you later,Terminator.
ToodalooWinnie The Pooh.
Stay out of trouble,Barney Rubble.
Granted, I am dating myself with some of these, but that just gives you the opportunity to add in some that are directly related to your Tiny Tykes. (See what I did there? That’s a sho… oh never mind.) You can make specific ones that you know will excite them and grab their attention immediately.
Farewell Jokes With Adjectives
Okay, so some of these aren’t adjectives, but they can be used to describe people. If done in a joking way they aren’t rude or anything. Give them a try and you might find that they hit the funny bone of your tiny audience.
Just use caution using names like dummy or the like. Especially younger children tend to latch onto words that may be even slightly inappropriate in some situations. Make sure any words you use, you are okay hearing again and again… and again. You know exactly what I mean don’t you?
See you around,and upside down.
On the turnaround,merry-go-round.
See ya soon,buffoon.
Have a good one,gargantuan.
Time to jet,pet.
You can even come up with your own using the nicknames or pet names you give your kids or students. They will love the personalized nature of a joke they actually find funny. This makes a connection with you and humor and lightens would be tough situations when you have to leave.
Warning And Command Jokes About Goodbye
Here we have what I call command goodbye jokes for kids. They are not about things, but center on actions. These are sometimes the ones I came up with while trying to think of rhymes for the other ones. I then realized that kids like these just as good and started collecting them.
They love words like explode and swallowed when you talk about them. They shock them when applied to people and they find it funny most every time. Try some of these and you may be surprised at how much they excite kids around you.
Hit the road,but don’t explode.
Hit the road,but don’t implode.
Hit the road,but don’t get lassoed.
Hit the road,but don’t get swallowed.
Hit the road,but don’t get followed.
Hit the road,but don’t get elbowed.
Hit the road,but don’t get torpedoed.
Hit the door,like you did before.
Hit the door,but don’t snore.
Hit the door,and go explore.
Hit the door,but don’t get sore.
Have a good one,and do something fun.
Toodaloo,but don’t turn blue.
Toodaloo,but don’t get the flu.
Toodaloo,but don’t eat glue.
Farewell,give my foot a smell.
Gotta roll,but don’t lose control.
Gotta roll,no time to stroll.
Gotta roll,or you’ll pay the toll.
Gotta roll,we’re not taking a poll.
Move out,lights out.
Adios,unless you’re comatose.
Time to scoot,and get some loot.
Time to scoot,so don’t plant roots.
Time to scoot,and no dispute.
Time to jet,don’t wait for sunset.
Time to jet,don’t get upset.
Stay cool,and follow the rules.
Until next time,gimme a dime.
Outta my way,I’m done for the day.
That last one my wife loved as a teacher heading for her car at the end of the day. She said it in a joking way, even if she meant it with every fiber of her being on those hard days. These action ones are sometimes a lot of fun once kids start understanding your double meaning.
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Jokes For Kids Saying Farewell Involving Super Heroes
The reason behind this one is obvious. There aren’t many kids that don’t imagine themselves with superpowers. Most will have their favorite hero and if your Little Ninja’s is not on this list, just use these as a guide and see if you can come up with ones for your family or class.
I started almost every one of these by choosing the superhero and trying to fit it with the greeting. I may have come up with a greeting first a long time ago and hooked a hero to it, but most were superheros kids requested or constantly talked about.
Do the best you can,Superman.
Do the best you can,Spider-man
Do the best you can,Batman.
Do the best you can,Iron Man.
Do the best you can,Ant Man.
Do the best you can,Wonder Woman.
Do the best you can,Super Woman.
Build some bulk,Incredible Hulk.
Hit the door,Thor.
Stay out of danger,Power Ranger.
Watch out for hurdles,Ninja Turtles.
Until next time,Optimus Prime.
Make a splash,Flash.
Until we return,Green Lantern.
Back to the shadows,Black Widow.
Go save the world,Super Girl.
Clear the area,Captain America.
To make your own, just choose a superhero and start thinking of words that rhyme. Kids won’t care if the greeting is a stretch. Like I previously noted, they like the familiar character and the rhyme. Give it a try and maybe yours will fly (See, lame but it works).
Kid’s Names In Goodbye Jokes
Here I am giving a few names for an example of how you can add your kids’ names to these. If you can manage one that is personalized to your children, they will love it. You will be able to come up with something if you just keep at it.
This usually requires that you start with the name and try to fit the first part to it. Don’t be afraid to try some out. If they like them you are golden. If not, go back to the drawing board and eventually you will find a winner.
See you at the zoo,Matthew.
See you at the park,Mark.
Don’t be shabby,Abby.
See you at the cave,Dave.
Time to shake,Blake.
Don’t let the door slam,Adam.
Don’t let the door slam,Sam.
May good surround ya,Alexandra.
Stay in line,Rosaline.
Now, just put in your students’ or children’s names and craft some of our own. You will definitely get a smile or a giggle if you do. I don’t know about you, but to me that is worth its weight in gold.
To see some more jokes, this time about NINJAS, just follow this link to a bunch of jokes celebrating the power and skill of one of a child’s favorite Karate characters.