Funny Goodbye Sayings to Share with Your Child

Jill Holtz

December 15, 2021

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When I was young we always said “See you later, alligator” and someone would reply “In a while, crocodile” – but did you know that there is a whole list of these funny goodbye sayings? Give your farewells a funny twist as you share these with your child – they’ll love it!

Sometimes goodbyes with young children can be difficult, but we found that having a fun goodbye ritual or routine helps to ease the transition. Sing a song, make up a handshake, tell a joke or try one of these funny goodbye sayings. Kids will love the hilarious farewells and are bound to have a favourite – which one will it be?

Funny Goodbye Sayings to Share

funny goodbye sayings
  • See you later alligator
  • After a while crocodile
  • In an hour sunflower
  • Toodle-oo kangaroo
  • Gotta go buffalo
  • Adios hippos
  • Chow chow brown cow
  • See you soon big baboon
  • Adieu cockatoo
  • Better swish jellyfish
  • Blow a kiss goldfish
  • Take care polar bear
  • Chop chop lollipop
  • Gotta run hunnybun
  • Bye bye butterfly
  • Better shake rattlesnake
  • Good deal banana peel
  • Don’t meander salamander
  • By the light of the moon, raccoon
  • Be sweet parakeet
  • Time to squirm wiggle worm
  • Take care teddy bear
  • Hang loose mongoose
  • Mañana iguana
  • Better skadoodle, poodle
  • Out the door dinosaur
  • In a blizzard little lizard
  • Time to scoot warty newt
  • Hit the road hoppy toad
  • Give a hug ladybug

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Make a Game of it!

Want to make a game of it? You can download these funny goodbye sayings as a PDF – stick it to the fridge and pick a new one each day. It could be a great way to learn about animals too as you introduce toddlers to some they may not have heard of before.

Let little ones learn these farewells and see how many you can say in a chain – can you get through all 22 without forgetting any?!

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