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We may be apart but we can still help children in need, together. Hasbro will match funds raised up to $50,000.

©2020 Hasbro

We could all use a little laughter right now – and many of us are also looking for ways to support those impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. While the impacts of COVID-19 affect everyone, children living in poverty are especially vulnerable.

That’s why we’re inviting you and your students to join the virtual Red Nose Day Joke-Ha-Thon, where students can share their best jokes to raise money to support children who are most in need – and raise some spirits too.

How Does Joke-Ha-Thon for Schools Work?

We have reimagined Joke-Ha-Thon to work as an at-home, virtual activity. So even though we’re apart we can still have fun and help others, together.

Follow these easy steps:

  • Set up a simple fundraising page for your classroom 

  • Have your students learn their jokes or write their own (we’ve got a lesson for that!)

  • Ask parents to post a video of their child telling their joke (or photo of their written joke) on social media including the link to your fundraising page

  • Can’t post on social? You can feature your kids' jokes wherever you share student assignments or even host a livestream class comedy show – just include that fundraising page link!

We will share our favorite videos on the Red Nose Day social channels and celebrate your school and your amazing students with the country!

Set Up Your Page Now

Want to see who's fundraising? Head here.

Your Dollars Will Be Doubled!

Thanks to our friends at Hasbro, money raised for Joke-Ha-Thon will be matched up to $50,000.



Fundraising Resources

Fundraising Resources

To make it fun and easy, we've created some great resources, including:

  • A fun lesson plan developed in collaboration with Scholastic to help kids build literacy skills and write their own jokes

  • A how-to guide with step-by-step instructions and Red Nose Day facts and stats

  • A list of great kid-approved jokes

  • Decorations if kids want to make a background for their video

  • Social posts and email copy to help promote your fundraiser

  • Inspiring Joke-of-the-Day videos from celebrities sharing their favorite jokes

Step 1: Prepare

Use this kit to prepare — it includes the How-To Guide, Scholastic lesson plan, and copy you can use to share the details about your fundraiser.

Parents toolkit
Step 2: Share

Once you’ve prepared, share this kit with parents and students –– it includes the Scholastic lesson plan, a list of jokes, and decorations.

Set Up Your Page Now

Joke-Ha-Thon in Action

Take a cue from these budding comedians (and Kate McKinnon) to see how it's done.

JHAT Videos

  • RND Joke

    Wait, muffins can talk?

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    Wait, Muffins Can Talk? | #PickMeForRedNoseDay

  • Joke

    We don't have time to tell you how good this joke is!

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    Why did the kid throw his clock out the window?

  • Joke

    A very topical knock-knock joke

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    The classic knock-knock joke, but for 2020.

  • Jokes

    Stuffed teddy bear and a quacking duck

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    These girls know how to make us laugh! 

  • Nyla

    This joke is cracking us up!

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    This video is EGG-cellent!

  • Joke

    A joke that pops

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    It's a very POP-ular joke. If you catch our drift.

JokeHaThon videos

  • Kate McKinnon Red Nose Day

    WATCH: Kate McKinnon shares some good ideas and some not-so-good ideas for your Joke-Ha-Thon

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    Kate McKinnon has some good ideas, and some bad ideas.

  • Joke-Ha-Thon Kids

    Watch: Kids tell their best jokes for Red Nose Day

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    Kids sell & tell their best jokes for Joke-Ha-Thon.

Celebrity Joke-of-the-Day Videos

JOTD Videos

  • Skai Jackson Joke of the Day

    Skai Jackson Shares Her Joke of the Day

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    Skai Jackson Share Her Joke of the Day

  • Yvette Nicole Brown - Celebrity Joke of the Day

    Yvette Nicole Brown Shares Her Joke of the Day

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    Yvette Nicole Brown Share Her Joke of the Day

  • Kevin Quinn Share His Joke of the Day

    Kevin Quinn Shares His Joke of the Day

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    Watch Kevin Quinn Share His Joke of the Day

  • Regina Hall Joke of the Day

    Regina Hall Shares Her Joke of the Day

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    Regina Hall makes like a tree...and leaves us with our Joke of the Day.

  • Mackenzie Ziegler Joke of the Day

    Mackenzie Ziegler Shares Her Joke of the Day

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    Mackenzie Ziegler's joke of the day goes One Direction.

  • Chloe Lukasiak Joke of the Day Red Nose Day

    Chloe Lukasiak Shares Her Joke of the Day

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    Chloe Lukasiak has some jokes up her sleeve.

you're making an impact

Make an Impact

The money your students raise with their jokes will help change and save lives of children who are living in poverty. Red Nose Day will be directing funds to address the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak to help combat issues like food insecurity, learning loss, and greater barriers to everyday health needs.

Learn More

Have questions or need help?

Email us at contact [at] rednoseday [dot] org.