50 Best Bone Puns [Free Joke Cards]

Last Updated on June 11, 2024 by Michele Tripple

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Bone puns are a great way for moms and dads to engage with their kids through laughter and play! These humorous jokes and wordplays about bones can make learning about the human body or Halloween festivities more fun. Whether you’re talking about skeletons or just having a spooky good time, bone puns are sure to bring smiles and giggles. Plus, they can inspire kids to think creatively and come up with their own jokes!

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Why I Love Bone Puns As a Mom

Several years ago, as a young mom, I was trying to find the perfect way to connect with my kids while they were away at school. One day, I decided to put a printable lunchbox joke in their lunches. I had no idea this simple (but silly) note would make such a big impact on our relationship in the best way possible! 

Every time my kids became interested in something or the seasons changed, I would add to our joke and riddle collection (like our fish jokes, turtle jokes, or our confusing riddles) 10 years later (and counting) jokes and lunchbox joke cards are still connecting us with one another. 

I know what you are thinking because I thought the same, “How can a joke connect me with my kids?” 

Trust me! It can! 

Not only have I received thousands of emails from readers telling me how jokes they have found on our webite have changed their relationship with their kids, but I have seen firsthand in my own family how simple conversations and jokes can break the ice, relieve stress, and bond parents and kids in the simplest ways possible to create lasting relationships with one another. (Learn more on how to use jokes as a parenting tool)

I know these bone puns can come in handy in your life, too!

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Best Bone Puns

  • Why did I decide on a Skeleton theme? Tibia-wesome, that’s why.
  • What kind of key opens a spooky old door? A skeleton key!
  • How do French skeletons say hello? “Bone-jour!”
  • What do you call a polite, well-spoken skeleton? BONE-JOUR!
  • Why did the ghost refuse to haunt the old cemetery? Because there was bad ‘moaning’ down there – all that moaning made her feel pretty sacrumy!
  • Did you hear about the bone who was feeling down? He just didn’t have the stomach for anything anymore.
  • Why don’t skeletons fight each other? They don’t have the guts.
  • How do skeletons say hello? Bone-jour!
  • How do skeletons show appreciation? They give standing ovations, right down to their bones.
  • What’s a skeleton’s favorite biscuit? BOUR-BONE.
  • What do you call a skeleton who thinks it’s so cool? “A “hip”ster.”
  • This year, I kinda had to abone-don all my plans so I decided to dress the part…
  • I tried to make a skeleton laugh, but it was tough because nothing tickled its funny bone.
  • I bought my skeleton a new plant to say sorry for all the skeleton joke articles I’d been writing. He absolutely loves his bone-sai tree.
  • I asked the skeleton if he wanted to dance, but you could say he was feeling a little ‘dismembered’ about it.
  • How did the skeleton know it was going to rain? He could feel it in his bones.
  • I went to a school to learn about bones for a while. I’m sad I graduated, I really liked going to osteoclass.
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  • I was worried that my bone humor would fall flat, but then I used my funny bone.
  • What’s a skeleton’s favorite instrument? “The trom-bone.”
  • Listen buddy, I wasn’t bone yesterday.
  • Why do skeletons get sick on windy days? It goes right through them.
  • I asked my butcher to give me some t-bones, but instead, he gave me sirloins. It was only when I got home that I realised he’d made a mis-steak.
  • What did the mommy bone say to the naughty kid bone? “You’re really starting to get on my last nerve!”
  • I want to tell some more funny bone jokes, but I just don’t have the guts to.
  • Always here to be Sternum-p trouble. [Stirrin’ up, get it?]
  • This is my cont-RIB-ution to Halloween.
  • As the skeletons say in France… Bone appétit.
  • Dressing up as a skeleton was definitely a phlang-enius idea.
  • Did you hear about the skeleton that was almost picked apart by a group of wild dogs? He marrowly escaped.
  • We had to discipline the naughty skeleton, so we put him in a rib cage.
  • Bone to be wild.
  • What do you call a skeleton that won’t stop lying? A phoney-boney.
  • What is a skeleton’s favorite inspiring phrase? Carpal diem!
  • My favorite part about Halloween? The treats are all so Crani-yum!
  • I used to be a baker, but I couldn’t make enough dough.
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  • Dressed as a skeleton because I don’t need no body to be happy!
  • It was pretty clear that the skeleton was having a great time at the party. He looked like he was having an osteoblast.
  • “I’m feeling so humerus today,” Tom said with a chuckle, finding it all quite rib-tickling.
  • “I broke my leg in a skiing accident,” Tom said with a cringe, feeling like he was knee-deep in trouble.
  • When I saw the gap-toothed skull lying on my desk at Halloween; well that’s when everything started getting interesting from cranium city!
  • When cabin fever becomes cabin femur.
  • Having a real Halloween Bone-anza this year!
  • I told my wife she should embrace her mistakes. She gave me a hug.
  • The only thing that scares skeletons is people who love eating chicken wings- they’re too close for comfort!
  • How do skeletons keep their bones together? “With a “rib-bon.”
  • Being a skeleton really isn’t all it’s cracked up Tibia.
  • Did you hear about the skeleton who couldn’t handle a broken heart? He just didn’t have one!
  • American skeletons love the history of America. Their favorite part is the bit about Napoleon Bone-a-part.
  • Why did the skeleton take up business? He wanted to be a BONEr of a big company.
  • I’m a bone-afide Halloween professional.
  • Bone lovers always tend to like spending time in the forest. I found out that it’s because they like the s-pine trees.
  • Bone-jour, mes amis.
  • Why was the skeleton so famous? He was a skele-ton of fun!
  • The skeleton couldn’t help being negative. He was just stuck in a spooky mindset.
  • Feeling pretty Vertebrae-ve.
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  • What did the osteopathic medicine doctor bring to the potluck? Spare ribs.
  • The skeleton ordered a pizza with extra bones. It was a real rib-tickler.
  • You know, as they say: Carpal diem!
  • Why didn’t the skeleton go to the party? Because he had no body to go with!
  • I have a bone to pick with you…!

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