75 Funniest Thanksgiving Jokes for Kids (2024)

Liven up your Thanksgiving feast with jokes and puns.

The best thing about Thanksgiving is spending time with family and enjoying the feast. Telling jokes is a great way to get everyone laughing together at the dinner table or in your free time during Thanksgiving Day.

We scoured the internet for our favorite Thanksgiving jokes, and put them all in one place for you here. We hope you and your family members enjoy them!

Funny Thanksgiving Jokes

1. Why was the turkey the drummer in the band?

Because he had the drumsticks.

2. Who is not hungry at Thanksgiving?

The turkey, he’s stuffed!

3. What did the hipster say the day after Thanksgiving?

“I liked the leftovers before they were cool.”

4. What happens when you’re too harsh on cranberries and make them sad?

They turn into blueberries.

5. Why did the turkey call it quits at the farm?

He was tired of the fowl language.

What are turkeys most thankful for at Thanksgiving? Vegetarians.

6. What’s the best dance to do on Thanksgiving?

The turkey trot.

7. Why did the turkey cross the road?

It was the chicken’s day off.

8. How do you know a turkey likes his dinner?

He gobbles it up!

9. Why did the police arrest the turkey?

They suspected fowl play.

10. What sound does a turkey make in space?

Hubble Hubble

11. What sound does a turkey’s phone make?

Wing Wing!

12. What is a turkey’s favorite dessert?

Apple gobbler

13. What kind of vegetables would you like on Thanksgiving?

Beets me!

14. Where did the first corn come from?

The “stalk” brought it.

15. Why was the Thanksgiving vegetable side dish so expensive?

It has 24 carrots.

Why didn’t the chef season the turkey? He ran out of thyme.

16. What’s a pumpkin’s favorite game?


17. What vegetable was hiding in the basement on Thanksgiving?

They cellar-y.

18. What do you get if you divide the circumference of a pumpkin by its diameter?

Pumpkin pi.

19. Why shouldn’t you tell a secret on Thanksgiving?

Because the potatoes have eyes, the corn has ears, and the beans stalk.

20. How do you fix a broken pumpkin pie?

With a pumpkin patch.

21. Why didn’t the chef season the turkey?

He ran out of thyme.

22. Who helped the squash cross the road?

The crossing gourd.

23. What did the sweet potato say when asked if it was hungry? 

”Yes, I yam.”

24. I was going to serve sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving, but I sat on them. What should I serve now?


25. Why did Johnny get such low grades after Thanksgiving?

Because everything is marked down after the holidays.

What is a turkey’s favorite dessert? Apple gobbler.

26. What are turkeys mostly thankful for at Thanksgiving?


27. What did the little turkey say to the big turkey?

Peck on someone your own size!

28. What do turkeys like to do on sunny days?

Have peck-nics!

29. What kind of key has legs and can’t open doors?

A tur-key!

30. Why can’t you take a turkey near little kids?

He has such “fowl” language!

31. Did you hear about the scarecrow who won first prize?

It was outstanding in its field.

32. Why don’t side dishes tell jokes?

They’re too corny.

33. Why is corn so popular on Thanksgiving? 

Because it’s a-maize-ing.

34. What did the turkey say to the hunter on Thanksgiving? 


35. Why did the farmer steamroll his potato field? 

He wanted mashed potatoes.

Why did the cranberries turn red? They saw the turkey dressing.

36. What smells the best at a Thanksgiving dinner?

Your nose.

37. Why did the turkey cross the road twice?

To prove he wasn’t chicken!

38. What’s the best song to play while cooking a turkey?

“All about that baste.”

39. What did the turkey say to the computer?

“Google, google.”

40. What do you get if you cross a turkey with a ghost?” 

“A poultry-geist.”

41. What kind of weather does a turkey like best? 

Fowl weather.

42. Why did the cranberries turn red?

Because they saw the turkey dressing.

43. Why do turkeys gobble? 

Because they never learned their table manners.

44. What do you call a running turkey? 

Fast food.

45. What do you call a turkey the day after Thanksgiving? 


Did you hear about the scarecrow who won first price? He was outstanding in his field.

46. How did the salt and pepper welcome their guests?

“Seasoning’s greetings!”

47. What kind of noise does a limping turkey make? 

Wobble wobble.

48. What did Han Solo say to Luke Skywalker on Thanksgiving?

“May the forks be with you.”

52. What do you wear to a Thanksgiving dinner?

A har-VEST

53. What do you get when you cross a turkey with a banjo?

A turkey that can pluck itself.

54. Did you hear the one about the rude turkey? 

It was jerk-y.

55. Why was the turkey expelled from the game? 

It committed a fowl.

What did the sweet potato say when asked if she was hungry? “Yes I yam.”

56. How did the turkey get home for Thanksgiving?

It took the gravy train.

57. What did the turkey say to the mashed potatoes? 

It’s gravy from here on out.

Thanksgiving Puns

58. What should you do if there is a fire during Thanksgiving dinner?

Stop, drop, and pass the rolls!

59. What should you tell your family when they want you to stop telling Thankgiving jokes?

“I can’t quit cold turkey.”

What did the pumpkin pie say to the pecan pie? “I only have pies for you.”

60. What did the pumpkin pie say to the pecan pie?

”I only have pies for you.”

61. What does Carly Rae Jepsen sing on Thanksgiving?

“Hey I just met you, and this is gravy, but here’s my stuffing, so carve me maybe.”

62. What did the pumpkin say after Thanksgiving dinner?

“Oh my gourd, I ate too much.”

Pilgrim Jokes

49. What kind of music did the pilgrims like?

Plymouth Rock.

50. If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring? 


What kind of music did the Pilgrims like best? Plymouth Rock.

51. Why do the Pilgrims have trouble keeping their pants on?

Because their belt buckles are on their hats.

Thanksgiving Knock-Knock Jokes

63. ”Knock knock!” 

“Who’s there?” 

“Norma Lee.” 

“Norma Lee who?” 

“Norma Lee I don’t drink eat this much!”

64. ”Knock knock!” 

“Who’s there?” 


“Tamara who?” 

“Tamara we’ll eat all the leftovers!”

65.”Knock knock!” 

“Who’s there?” 


“Annie who?” 

“Annie body seen the turkey?”

66. ”Knock knock!” 

“Who’s there?” 


“Arthur who?” 

“Arthur any leftovers?”

68. ”Knock knock!” 

“Who’s there?” 


“Don who?” 

“Don eat all the gravy, I want some more.”

69. Knock, knock.

Who’s there?


Harry who?

Harry up, I’m hungry!

70. Knock, knock.

Who’s there?


Gladys who?

Gladys Thanksgiving. Aren’t you?

71. Knock, knock!

Who’s there?


Annie who? 

Annie body want pumpkin pie?

72. Knock, knock!

Who’s there?


Gwen who?

Gwen is Thanksgiving dinner? I’m hungry!

73. Knock, knock!

Who’s there?


Mustache who? 

I mustache you to carve the turkey.

74. Knock, knock!

Who’s there?


Anita who? 

Anita bigger pair of pants, I ate too much.

75. Knock, knock!

Who’s there?


Noah who? 

Noah good pumpkin pie recipe?

We hope these jokes bring silliness and laughter to your Thanksgiving table this year, and we wish you a cozy and joyful holiday with loved ones.

Related Article: 50 Fun Thanksgiving Facts for Kids

The first Thanksgiving likely did not happen in November, but rather September or October.

More than four hundred years ago, 101 English settlers arrived at what is now Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where the Wampanoag people had lived for over 12,000 years.

Together they celebrated the harvest in what is now known as the First Thanksgiving. 

Today, Americans celebrate on the last Thursday of November with turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie and football.

But there’s so much more to know about this holiday that you may have never heard before!

We found 50 fun Thanksgiving facts that everyone at your table will love.

1. The first Thanksgiving lasted for three days.

The first Thanksgiving was celebrated in Plymouth, Massachusettes in 1621 over a three day period. There was feasting, games, and military exercises. How long does your Thanksgiving last?

2. The first Thanksgiving did not happen on the fourth Thursday of November.

It likely occurred in late September or October as a harvest celebration.

3. There were about 150 guests at the first Thanksgiving.

The first Thanksgiving feast included about 50 Pilgrims who had just arrived in this “new world” – including about 25 children – and about 90 Wampanoag Indians. 

How many guests are you expecting this year?

4. There were almost no women at the first Thanksgiving (because they had perished).

Seventy-eight percent of the women who had traveled on the Mayflower perished during the first winter in their new home, so there were only four women at the first Thanksgiving. It’s likely that children, servants, and unmarried men helped prepare the feast.

5. The “first Thanksgiving” may not have actually been the first.

Sixty years before the “first” Thanksgiving in Plymouth, a Spanish ship arrived in Florida and the explorers shared a festive meal with the native Timucuan people. It was 1565.

6. There’s no record of a big giant turkey at the first Thanksgiving. 

Turkey may have been on the menu, but seafood would have been the main course at the first Thanksgiving. It’s also likely that other birds were eaten, such as ducks, geese and swans.

Other differences: 

Instead of bread stuffing, they probably used herbs, onions or nuts for extra flavor.

The corn was probably served as a corn much or porridge, sometimes sweetened with molasses.

Local vegetables that likely appeared on the table include onions, beans, lettuce, spinach, cabbage, carrots and perhaps peas.

7. The Wampanoag Indians arrived at the first Thanksgiving with an offering of five deer. 

(What are you bringing for Thanksgiving this year?)

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