lunchbox notes: valentine’s day knock-knock jokes
Our family’s still on a knock-knock joke kick, so I ran with that again for our Valentine’s Day-themed notes.
Really, I’m of the notion that any way we can get our kiddos to read–whether it’s a comic strip, the tv-listing, the menu at McDonald’s, license plates, street signs, etc–is something. So if my kids are into jokes, I’ll go with it.
And especially because Owen’s beginning to pick out words here and there, if he can read ‘knock’, he might be able to create the word ‘sock’ and ‘rock’, and if we’re lucky, he may be able to make–or at least read– ‘clock’, ‘block’, ‘smock’. So cool.
But I’ll be honest: if he picks up a word or two, great. The really important thing is whether or not my kiddos giggle with their buddies at lunchtime. That’s what I’m really hoping happens.
So here we are again, rockin’ the knock-knocks”
- Valentine’s Day Joke Notes: I grabbed Olive You! and Other Valentine Knock-Knock Jokes You’ll A-door, by Katy Hall & Lisa Eisenberg. We’ve had the book for ages, and the kids love it.
With apologies to Hall & Eisenberg, I modified the jokes slightly, but only because the book’s jokes link together; several jokes on a page center around an illustration or tell a little story.
The Valentine’s Day Joke Notes are here to download as a pdf if you so choose. There are two sheets of mixed shapes and various jokes and poems. I printed mine on cardstock because it holds up better, but plain paper will do.
I fold the longer ones and hold them together with a heart foamie. But you don’t have to, and if I’m running late, I’ll just toss it in.
I think it’s a riot to throw these kinds of notes in your kids’ backpacks, lunchboxes, or tennis shoes. Put one on a pillow or around a toothbrush; sneak one in a pair of undies (clean ones!) or coat pocket. Leave one on the carseat, placemat or piano bench.
And sometimes it’s hard, but I try really hard to laugh harder and harder each time I hear the jokes because before I know it, knock-knocks will be a thing of the past for my kiddos, and they’ll be onto the next thing. . .
So that’s it–just a teeny bit of (silly) learning between now and Valentine’s Day. I’ve got a super-cool, fabulous and fun lunchbox love up my sleeve for after the day o’ love, thanks to one of my pals. Stay tuned!