Between April Fool’s Day and Red Nose Day on May 27, students are invited to make their laughs matter with the Red Nose Day Joke-Ha-Thon. Children will use the power of humor and their voices to raise money to support children who are most in need in the US. and around the world — and raise some spirits too!
Unable to host a show? This is your chance to be creative and make your own Joke-Ha-Thon! When it comes to helping others, anything that can give a good laugh is fair game!
Everything you see below in one click: How-to, lesson plan, joke list, decorations, and reading passages.
Instructions, email copy for parents, and Red Nose Day facts and stats.
Students will use humor and creativity to build literacy skills and prepare for the Joke-Ha-Thon
List of 30+ kid-approved jokes.
Wall decorations and Zoom backgrounds.
Stories of children impacted by poverty and how Red Nose Day helps
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What Teachers Are Saying
“Since we are in school, our students will be performing jokes in their classrooms and the cafeteria at lunchtime, donating what they can to tell their jokes.” Jason C., Howards Grove, WI
“Our in-person family open house has been canceled this year. This would be a great way to bring families together to celebrate the end of the year, virtually.” Jill T., Walnut, CA
“Kids love to work together, and they’re really going to love trying out their jokes and bouncing ideas off of each other!" Melanie S., Carrollton, GA
“Our kids can film their jokes on FlipGrid and share them with me and with each other -- and we can feature them on our morning news show.” Sharon P., Columbia, SC
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JokeHaThon in action video 2021 CW
The money your students raise with their jokes will help change the lives of children who are living in poverty. Red Nose Day supports programs that address the immediate needs of vulnerable children while fostering long-term change. Our goal is to keep children safe, healthy, educated and empowered.
Email us at contact [at] rednoseday [dot] org.
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