Everyone has a different sense of humour and jokes are not always appropriate for all audiences so here are some worksheets that other busy teachers created to talk about this fun and yet complex topic. There are 42 worksheets
available which are all free and easy to print out for use in your classes. Humorous worksheets like this
include some jokes you may consider using in class. Instead of focusing on jokes for an entire lesson, perhaps you can find a way to include just one a day or one a week in your regular lessons. For example when talking about numbers you can ask students “Why is 6 afraid of 7?” and when they give up say “Because 7 ate/eight 9!” The problem with including jokes in class is that if students do not understand them and you have to explain the punchline, it will not be nearly as fun as you imagined.
Unless students are quite advanced, they will often not be able to get the humour of English jokes which is unfortunate as there are so many good ones to share and students are unlikely to have heard any of them before. Students may appreciate ones like the example above because it is simple but you might have to write out the answer for students to get its meaning. Advanced students will appreciate the challenge that jokes present because they often will not have much exposure to jokes even if they use English on a daily basis, for example at work. Before deciding to include a lot of jokes and humour in your lessons, test it out and see how students respond.