100 Hilarious Crab Jokes & Puns for Kids (2023)

Are you ready for some clawsome fun with your little ones?

We’ve got just the thing for you – our collection of more than 50 funny crab jokes for kids! 

These jokes are sure to crab-tivate kids of all ages and have them giggling like a bunch of beach bums. 

crab on beach

From funny crab puns to clever one-liners, we’ve got the best crab jokes under the sea. 

So don’t be shellfish – dive right in and have a whale of a time with our crab-tastic jokes!

Crab Jokes

1. What do you call a crab that never shares its toys? Shellfish!

2. What do you call a crab that plays baseball? A pinch hitter!

3. How do crabs call their friends? On their shell phone!

4. What do you call a crab that likes to bowl? A bowl of chowder!

5. Why did the crab cross the playground? To get to the sandbox.

6. What do you call a crab that sings on stage? A rock lobster!

7. What do you call a crab that’s a comedian? Shellarious.

8. Why did the crab invite his friends over for a party? He wanted to shell-abrate!

9. How do you know if a crab is in a bad mood? It snaps at everything!

10. What did the crab say when it saw the mermaid? “Long time, no sea!”

11. Why did the hermit crab move into a new shell? Because it wanted a change of address!

12. How do you know if a hermit crab is feeling happy? It comes out of its shell more often!

14. Why did the hermit crab start a band? It wanted to be a shell-ebrity!

15. I asked the waiter, “Do you serve crabs here?”He said, “Take a seat. We serve everybody.”

crab on beach

16. Did you hear about the crab that went to the gym? He pulled a mussel!

17. What do you call a crab in self-isolation? A hermit crab!

18. What is the best job for a crab? A crab driver!

19. What does a hermit crab call its home? Michelle!

20. How do crabs evade taxes?A: They set up shell corporations.

21. What do you call a crab that throws things? A lobster!

22. Who brings Christmas presents to young crabs? Santa Claws!

23. Why was the hermit crab embarrassed? Because the sea weed!

24How does a crab feel when it eats too much? Clawful!

25. What is a crab’s favorite fruit? A crab apple

26. What vitamin does a crab take every morning? Vitamin Sea

27. How did the crab get to the party? In a taxi crab

28. How do crabs earn extra money? With a side hustle.

29. Why don’t crabs like basketball? Because they are afraid of the net!

30. How much salt do hermit crabs like on their food? Just a pinch!

31. How could the crab afford to buy a new house? He prawned everything!

32. Why did the crab get bad grades?  Because it was below C level!

33. Why did the crab blush? Because it saw the ocean’s bottom!

34. Why did the crab cross the road? To get to the other tide!

35. Where do crabs sleep? In water beds!

yellow crab walking on beach

36. What did the wandering crab say when it finally made its way back to the ocean? Long time no sea!

37. What lives in the ocean, is grumpy and hates its neighbors? A hermit crab!

38. What does a lobster say when he’s confused? Can you please be more pacific?!

39. What would a crab do with a smartphone? Take lots of shellfies!

40. How do crabs get around on land? They use the sidewalk!

41. What do crabs do on their birthday? They shellabrate!

42. What do you call a crab who is afraid of small spaces?  Claw-strophobic!

43. Why did the musical crab move to New York City? It wanted to star in the crabaret.

44. What’s a crab’s favorite part about pizza? That crust taste, son!

45. Did you hear the crab president’s speech? It was really crabtivating.

46. Why do crabs do poorly in school? They have a limited vocrabulary.

47. What do you call a frugal crab? A penny pincher.

48. Knock Knock

Who’s there?


Crab who?

Crab me a snack please!

What do you call a pit stop that sells both pizza and crab? A crust station.

49. Customer, holding a crab under his arm: “Waiter, waiter, do you make crab cakes?”

Waiter: “Yes, we sure do.”

Customer: “Good, because it’s his birthday.

50. What do crabs order when they go to a coffee shop? A cup of crab-uccino!

51. What party game do crabs like to play? Salmon says!

52. What does the crab say to her best friend? I think you’re clawsome

53. Why was the crab feeling stressed out? He was feeling the pinch.

54. Why did the crab buy his girlfriend flowers? Just beclaws he loved her.

55. What did the crab say when it caught a wave? “Shell yeah!”

white crab on beach

56. Why did the crab cross the road? To get to the shell station!

57. How do you know if a crab is tired? It starts to feel crabby!

58. How do you know a crab is dizzy? It walks in a straight line!

59. What do you call the greatest crab artist that ever lived? Leonardo da Pinci.

60. What did the prawn say to the crab steering the ship? Ay, ay, Crabtain!

61. What did one hipster crab playing on its shellphone say to the other? Help me think of an Instagram crabtion!

62. How did the crabs respond when the chef told them they were being served for dinner? They were really steamed.

63. What does the crab president call his trusted advisors? His Crabinet.

64. What did one fish say to the other when they saw the chef crab a crab? Oh, buddy — he’s in hot water now.

65. What’s a crab’s favorite song? Don’t Worry; Be Crabby.

crab on beach

66. Why did the crab get fired? Because he was not moving the company forward.

67. Where do crabs go when they need to catch public transport? The Bustacean.

68. What kind of helmet does a hermit crab wear? A shell-met.

69. Where do crabs save all of their money? In a sand bank.

70. What does the crab say when she’s disagreeing with the lobster? I don’t quite sea it that way!

Funny Ocean Puns

71. What do you call a fish that wears a bowtie? Sofishticated.

72. Why did the lobster blush? Because the sea weed.

73. What did the ocean say to the beach? Nothing, it just waved.

74. Why do crabs never give to charity? Because they’re shellfish.

75. Why was the sand wet? Because the sea weed.

crab in shell on beach

76. Why did the fisherman put peanut butter in the sea? To go with the jellyfish.

77. What is a sea monster’s favorite snack? Ships and dip.

78. What do you call a fish that’s a lawyer? A legal-eel.

79. What’s a shark’s favorite kind of sandwich? Peanut butter and jellyfish.

80. What do you get when you cross a snowman and a shark? Frostbite.

81. What do you call a fish that’s afraid of its own shadow? A chicken of the sea.

82. What is a pirate’s favorite fish? A swordfish.

83. Why did the dolphin cross the ocean? To get to the other tide.

84. Why did the seaweed break up with the ocean? It just needed some space.

85. Why did the whale go to the doctor? It had a case of the blues.

crab walking on beach

86. Why don’t lobsters share? They’re too claw-strophobic.

87. What do you call a fish that’s really mean and rude? A bass-tard.

88. What’s a dolphin’s favorite TV show? Whale of Fortune.

89. Why do fish live in saltwater? Because pepper water makes them sneeze.

90. What do you call a seagull that flies over the bay? A bagel.

91. What do you call a fish that wears a crown? A kingfish.

92. What do you get when you cross a shark and a snowman? Frostbite.

93. What do you call a fish that can’t make up its mind? A flip-flopper.

94. Why did the octopus beat the shark in a fight? Because it was well-armed.

95. Why did the squid blush? Because it saw the ocean’s bottom.

crab in water

96. What do you call a sea creature that’s a detective? An investi-gator.

97. Why do fish always sing off-key? Because they’re afraid of the scales.

98. What do you call a fish that can play the guitar? A bass-ist.

99. What do you call a group of whales that performs at a music festival? An orca-stra.

100. Why did the lobster refuse to share his food? He was afraid of getting crabby.

​Fun Facts About Crabs

Here are some fun facts about your favorite sea animal:

1. Crabs have ten legs, with the front two legs modified into claws, which they use for feeding, fighting, and mating.

2. Some species of crabs can live for up to 100 years, making them one of the longest-living animals on earth.

3. The largest species of crab is the Japanese spider crab, which can have a leg span of up to 12 feet.

4. Crabs are omnivores and eat a variety of foods, including algae, plankton, mollusks, worms, and even other crabs.

5. Crabs are famous for their ability to regenerate limbs. If a crab loses a leg, it can grow a new one.

yellow crab on beach

6. The horseshoe crab, despite its name, is not actually a crab, but is more closely related to spiders and scorpions.

7. There are around 4,500 species of crabs found worldwide, living in both freshwater and saltwater habitats.

8. Some species of crabs are social animals and live in large groups, while others are solitary and prefer to live alone.

9. Crabs have an exoskeleton made of chitin, which protects them from predators and provides structural support for their bodies.

10. Some species of crabs are capable of making sounds by rubbing their claws together, which they use to communicate with each other.

11. Some species of crabs can breathe through their gills, while others can also breathe through their legs!

12. Some crabs can live for over 100 years!

13. Crabs have a specialized stomach called a “gastric mill” that grinds up their food into small pieces.

14. Some species of crabs can climb trees and even live in them!

15. Crabs have an excellent sense of smell and can detect food from long distances.

16. The eyes of a crab are on stalks that can move independently, allowing them to see in many directions at once.

17. Some crabs are social creatures and live in large groups, while others prefer to be alone.

18. Some species of crabs have symbiotic relationships with other animals, such as anemones, that live on their shells and provide protection.

19. Crabs can regenerate not only their claws, but also their legs and antennae if they are lost.

20. Some species of crabs can make sounds by rubbing their legs together or by snapping their claws.

21. The horseshoe crab has been around for more than 450 million years and are considered living fossils, as they have survived multiple mass extinctions.

Laughing together as a family reduces stress and promote healthy relationships, and telling jokes is a great way to do just that.

We hope these 50 hilarious crab jokes gave you and your family a good laugh. We had the best time putting it together for you!

 Whether you’re at the beach or just looking for a good chuckle, these jokes are perfect for kids of all ages. From puns to silly one-liners, these crab jokes are bound to have your little ones giggling and having a great time.

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