Ideas for Funny Kids' Speeches

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Kids often participate in speech competitions during school. While the topics can range from serious to anecdotal, some of the best kids' topics are funny ones. From talking about something amusing a younger sibling does regularly, to relating funny facts, there are numerous speech ideas for kids that will have the audience falling out of their seats in laughter.

1 Driving Parents Crazy

Have your child give a speech on all of the ways in which kids can drive their parents crazy. The ideas can range from simple -- such as forgetting your lunch on the counter -- to more elaborate -- like creating a science project out of mom's best beauty products. Make sure he includes a disclaimer that kids shouldn't actually do these things, unless he wants other parents to hunt him down for giving them such notions.

2 Making Funny Foods

A speech on funny foods can be both a light-hearted topic and one that leaves plenty of room for jokes. From making cola ice cubes in crazy shapes to funny face pancakes that you can make talk, there are plenty of funny food ideas that your child can speak about. End the speech with a personal recipe for your child's favorite funny food and a joke to go along with it.

3 Amusement Park Stories

Your child can give a speech on funny amusement park stories -- mixing ones that he's experienced personally and those that have happened to other people. He can start off with something like "An amusement park is a place to be 'amused,' alright, and John, Teddy and Michael can attest to that after ending up with blue hair and striped tongues after a day at the Fun Fair Midway." Have your child make the speech anecdotal and mix in fun facts about amusement parks with the stories.

4 How To Behave In a Fancy Restaurant

If your child has a tongue-in-cheek personality, this is the perfect topic for her. Have her write a speech on behaving "properly" in a fancy restaurant, from ordering "fancy foods" properly and attempting to eat them to what to wear in a "fancy" environment. If she really wants to be creative, have her deliver the speech in her most proper, snooty voice with a slight accent for added giggles.

Lynda Moultry Belcher is a writer, editor and public relations professional. She worked for a daily newspaper for 10 years and has been a freelance writer for more than 15 years. She has contributed to Divorce360 and Revolution Health Group, among other publications. She is also the author of "101 Plus-Size Women's Clothing Tips" and writes "Style At Any Size," a bi-weekly newspaper column.