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This bumper list of jokes about nature and nature puns has over 120 funny nature-themed gags to get you smiling.
The best nature puns and nature jokes
We’ve got everything you need here to celebrate nature in a fun way. There are nature jokes about plants, trees, animals, insects, weather, seasons and the elements to explore. And if you like a play-on-words there’s a whole host of nature puns too.
Plants nature puns
Let’s dive in with some leaf-tastic plant puns.
What do you call a flower that runs on electricity? A power plant.
What garden plant is always cold? A chilli.
What kind of flower grows on your face? Tulips.
What does seaweed say when it’s trapped under a shell? ‘Kelp! Kelp!’
How do you grow the best flowers? Through trowel and error.
What do you get if you plant kisses? Tulips.
What did the flower say after it told a joke? I was just pollen your leg.
Where does seaweed look for a job? In the ‘kelp wanted’ section.
I wasn’t all that interested in flowers… but I planted a few seeds, and they grew on me.
What type of plant sneaks up on you? An ambush.
Why did the gardener plant light bulbs? They wanted to grow a power plant.
Tree nature jokes for kids
How about some tree-mendous nature jokes on a tree theme?
What is a tree’s least favourite month? Sep-timber.
What did the little tree say to the big tree? Leaf me alone.
What type of tree fits into your hand? A palm tree.
Which side of a tree has the most leaves? The outside.
Why did the tree get into trouble? It was being knotty.
What sound does a tree make? It barks.
How do you make a tree laugh? Tell it acorn-y joke.
How do trees solve an argument? They sign a peace tree-ty.
What did the tree do when the bank closed? It started its own branch.
What looks like half a tree? The other half.
What did the tree wear to the pool party? Swimming trunks.
What has no fingers, but lots of rings? A tree trunk.
Where do young trees go to study? Elemen-tree school.
How did the tree get lost? It took the wrong root.
Why can’t pine trees sew? Because they always drop their needles.
What’s a tree’s favourite drink? Root beer.
Where can you find forests without trees? On a map.
Where do trees keep their stuff? In their trunks.
How do you get down from a tree? You don’t – down comes from a duck.
What did the Jedi say to the tree? May the forest be with you.
What did the beaver say to the tree? It’s been nice gnawing you.
Why did the leaf go to the doctor? It was feeling green.
Why is grass dangerous? It’s full of blades.
Head this way for even more tree puns.
Funny nature jokes about animals
Get the kids grinning with these animal jokes.
What do you call a bear caught in a spring shower? A drizzly bear.
Why do hummingbirds hum? Because they don’t know the words.
What do you get if you cross a sheep dog with a rose? A Collie-flower.
What’s the strongest creature that lives in the sea? A mussel.
What’s it called when it’s raining ducks and geese? Fowl weather.
What do you call a funny chicken? A comedi-hen.
What’s the most famous fish? The starfish.
Where do fish sleep? On a seabed.
How do you communicate with a fish? You drop it a line.
Where do fish wash? In a river basin.
Where do fish keep their money? In a river bank.
Why do fish swim in salt water? Because pepper makes them sneeze.
Why did the chicken cross the playground? Because it wanted to get to the other slide.
What happens when it rains cats and dogs? You could step in a poodle.
What’s a bird’s favourite game? Beakaboo. (more bird puns here)
Why do seagulls fly over the sea? Because if they flew over the bay, they’d be bagels.
What do you call a prawn that doesn’t donate to charity? Shellfish.
Why don’t you ever see elephants hiding in trees? Because they’re so good at it.
What do you get if you cross a lemon with a cat? A sour puss.
What do you call a cat that likes water? A mew-maid. (more cat puns here)
Insect nature puns
For even more insect nature puns, head over to our bee jokes.
What do bees chew? Bumble gum.
What do you call a bee that’s hard to understand? A mumble-bee.
How do bees brush their hair? With honeycombs.
What did the bee say to the flower? Hello honey.
What’s the biggest moth in the world? A mammoth.
What’s the best way to learn about spiders. Use a website.
What’s the difference between a fly and a bird? A bird can fly, but a fly can’t bird.
Nature puns about the elements
These nature jokes about the elements are definitely strong contenders for dad jokes!
How does the sun drink water? Out of sunglasses.
Why did the sun get into a fight with the clouds? It didn’t like being overshadowed.
“Dad, can you explain what a solar eclipse is?” “No sun”.
Why did the sun go to school? To get brighter.
What did the limestone say to the geologist? Don’t take me for granite.
What’s the funniest natural phenomenon? A cyclown.
What can run without getting out of breath? A river.
What did the ground say when it was split by a river? Canyo not?
What has a mouth but can’t eat? A river.
When is the moon at its heaviest? When it’s full.
What did one volcano say to the other volcano? I lava you.
How can you tell that the ocean is friendly? It waves.
What kind of hair does the ocean have? Wavy.
What crashes onto the shore on tiny beaches? Micro-waves.
If the beach asks you to walk on it, what do you say? “Shore.”
What happens if you throw a red rock into the Black Sea? It sinks.
What did the sea say to the surfer? Nothing, it just waved.
How do you cut a wave in half? You use a sea saw.
What did the ground say to the earthquake? You crack me up.
How do mountains see? They take a peak.
Do mountains tell good jokes? Yes, they’re hill-arious.
How do mountains keep warm? They wear snow caps.
Who can jump higher than a mountain? Everyone – mountains can’t jump.
What type of water can’t freeze? Hot water. (more water puns here)
Where do rocks sleep? In bedrocks.
Nature jokes about the weather
Don’t complain about the weather – make a joke about it instead 🤣
What colour is the wind? Blew.
What goes up when the rain comes down? An umbrella.
How does the rain tie its shoes? With a rainbow.
What did the tornado say to the car? Want to go for a spin?
What’s a tornado’s favourite game? Twister.
What type of clothes do clouds wear? Thunderwear.
What did the cloud say to the lightning bolt? You shock me.
How do hurricanes see? With one eye.
Check out our ice jokes for more weather-themed giggles.
Seasons nature puns
How do new spring flowers greet each other? “Hey, bud!”
What is the cutest season? Aww-tumn.
What happens when winter arrives? Autumn leaves. (more winter jokes for kids here).
What falls in winter but doesn’t get hurt? Snow.
Fruit and vegetables nature jokes
What do tomatoes and potatoes have in common? Toes.
What do lumberjacks like to eat? Mac n’ trees.
Why shouldn’t you ever tell secrets on a farm? Because the potatoes have eyes, the corn has ears, and the beans-talk.
What do you call a retired vegetable? A has bean.
What’s the quickest vegetable? A runner bean.
Why is a mushroom always invited to parties? Because he’s a fun-guy.
What do you get when it rains potatoes? Spuddles.
Why was the cucumber angry? Because it was in a pickle.
Which fruit loves going down slides? A ki-wheeeee.
What kind of bean can’t grow in a garden? A jelly bean.
What do you get if you cross a sheep with a fruit? A baaa-nana.
What do you call a vanishing fruit? A disap-pear.
Funny nature puns
Get those brains working with these clever nature puns.
Live life in full bloom
I’m not dande-lyin’
Just pollen your leg
Make my daisy
Flower of strength
Here comes the sunflowers
It’s fall coming back to me now
Take it or leaf it
A day in the leaf
What a re-leaf
A fruitful discussion
All things must grass
Seed between the lines
All suns blazing
All you seed is love
More nature fun
We hope these nature puns and nature jokes have put a smile on your face. For a whole year’s worth of nature-themed fun, check out these fab activity books.
*’A Year of Nature Craft and Play’ and *’A Year of Nature Walks and Games’ are both packed with 52 nature activities to help kids learn about the natural world and have fun playing outside. With exciting games and projects, colourful pictures and simple instructions, these books are the perfect way to encourage children to explore nature.
You can also download our free printable for exploring nature with children, and enjoy our lists of beautiful quotes about children and nature, walking games and nature games. And if you’re sharing these nature puns or using them as funny nature captions on social media, our copy and paste nature hashtags will save you lots of time.