Squeaky Clean Laundry Riddles for Kids

Clothes Riddles for Kids
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Kid's love jokes and riddles, even those about laundry. Here are some punny riddles from the clothesline (or closet) that kids of all ages will enjoy.

Why Joke Around About Laundry?

The perfect time to introduce kids to the concept of doing laundry is when they are young and eager to do everything that Mom and Dad are doing. Children as young as eighteen months can help by separating socks or finding all the red items or putting clothes in the right room.

Helping with laundry can be a learning time to discuss shapes and colors.

As a child gets older, he or she can do more and more tasks that include laundry. You can reinforce those skills by reading books to toddlers that have a laundry theme or selecting books for early readers that illustrate that laundry is a part of everyone's life. And, of course there are plenty of laundry themed toys for boys and girls.

Get the discussion rolling by teaching your children these riddles. They are perfect to tuck in a lunch box for a child to enjoy at lunch and share with friends.

  • I am not a gossip but I get involved in everyone's dirty business. What am I? A washing machine
  • What is the first thing a storm cloud puts on after a shower? Thunderwear
  • How can you tell if a man is wearing an Italian suit? It has spaghetti stains down the front.
  • What gets wetter the more it dries? A towel.
  • What do you call doing 2,000 pounds of laundry? Washing-ton.
  • What color socks does a bear wear? The bear don't wear socks because they prefer bear feet.
  • What is a ghost's favorite pair of pants? Boo jeans.
  • Why did the golfer have an extra pair of pants? Just in case he got a hole in one.
  • What is the pirate's favorite sock design? Arrrrrgyle
  • What's the best type of clothes to wear to Thanksgiving dinner? A Har-vest.
  • Who made all the cave man's clothes? A Dino-sewer.
  • What did the dry cleaner say to his impatient customer? "Keep your shirt on!"
  • Why did the policeman arrest the belt? The belt was holding up a pair of pants.
  • Did you hear about the big robbery last night? Two clothespins held up a towel.
  • Why were the little ink stains crying? Their mother was was still in the pen and they didn't know how long the sentence would last.
  • What do you call an alligator wearing a vest? An in-vest-igator.
  • What did the hat say to the scarf? "You hang around, I'll go ahead."
  • How did the farmer repair the hole in his jeans? He used a cabbage patch.
  • Why do elephants have wrinkles? No one is brave enough to iron them.
  • What kind of underwear do reporters wear? News briefs.
  • What kind of bedding do you find in an igloo? Sheets of ice and blankets of snow.
  • Why can't you find the pants in the Army Navy store? The pants are camouflaged.
  • What kind of shoes do mice wear? Squeakers
  • Why did the robber wash his clothes? He wanted to make a clean get away.
  • What happens when a spider gets in the clothes dryer? He goes for a spin.
  • Where can you get four suits for about one dollar? In a deck of cards.
  • If a long dress is labeled formal wear, what kind of label is on a suit of armor? Silver wear.
  • What does a house wear? A-ddress.
  • What kind of ties can you never wear? Railroad ties.
  • What is the wasp's favorite piece of clothing? A yellow jacket.
  • What did the store clerk say to the woman who asked to try on the dress in the window? "I'm sorry Ma'am, you'll have to use the dressing room."
  • What does a mermaid wear to math class? An alge-bra.
  • What kind of shoes do frogs wear? Open toad.
  • Why did the little boy look a little down in the mouth? He swallowed a feather pillow.
  • What do lawyers wear to court? A law suit.
  • Why did the criminal bring a clothes hanger to court? He wanted a suspended sentence.
  • What do you get when you cross a fish with an elephant? Swimming trunks.
  • What kind of shoes do all spies wear? Sneakers.
  • What goes round and round but never moves? A washing machine.
  • What does bread wear when it's time to go to bed? Jam-mies.
  • What kind of fabric is used to make a clown outfit? Poly-jester.