25 Funny Thanksgiving Jokes for Kids They'll Gobble Up

These puns and knock knock jokes for kids leave them howling with laughter.
These puns and knock knock jokes for kids leave them howling with laughter.
11/10/22 - By Sarah Banks

Bring fun to family gatherings with our tried and tested Thanksgiving jokes for kids that will make the whole family laugh and groan this Thanksgiving. When everyone is together for the holidays, it's fun to raise a few smiles and add to the conversation with these corny, fowl howlers. We promise, there's not a turkey in the bunch!

Read on for our favorite Thanksgiving jokes for kids. Once you get through these Thanksgiving jokes, check out our top 40 jokes for kids. Meanwhile, if you're looking for more Thanksgiving fun—from Thanksgiving crafts, games, and activities to everything you need to know about the 2022 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade—waddle on over to our Thanksgiving Activities Guide for Families.


Funny Thanksgiving Jokes for Kids

1. Why do turkeys gobble?

Because no one taught them table manners.

2. Why can’t my key open the door?

Because it’s a tur-key

3. What do pilgrims bake with?


4. What instrument does a turkey play?

The drumsticks

5. What does a turkey eat for dessert?

Turkey gobbler!

6. Can a turkey jump higher than the Statue of Liberty?

Yes, the Statue of Liberty can’t jump at all.

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Thanksgiving jokes leave dad and daughter laughing at Thanksgiving dinner
Leave the whole family laughing. Photo by Cottonbro Studios

7. Why was the Thanksgiving soup so expensive?

It had 24 carrots in it

8. Who isn’t hungry at Thanksgiving dinner?

The turkey, he's already stuffed!

9. What’s a running turkey called?

Fast food!

10. If Pilgrims were alive now, what would they be known for?

Their incredible age!

11. How did the turkey get home for Thanksgiving?

On the gravy train

12. What’s the best thing to put into pumpkin pie?

Your fork

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 Thanksgiving Jokes for Kids: Why did the turkey cross the road?
We know why the turkey crossed the road. Photo by Steve Voght/CC BY-SA 2.0

13. Why did the turkey cross the road?

Because it was Thanksgiving and he wanted everyone to think he was a chicken.

14. What do you call it when it rains turkeys?

Fowl weather!

15. What always comes at the end of Thanksgiving?

The letter “g”

16. What did the turkey say to the computer?

Google, google.

17. Why did the police arrest the turkey?

They suspected it of fowl play!

18. What smells the best at a Thanksgiving dinner?

Your nose.

19. When the Pilgrims landed, where did they stand?

On their feet

20. Where does Christmas come before Thanksgiving?

In the dictionary

21. Why did the potatoes turn red?

They saw the turkey dressing!

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 Girl devouring turkey, just like in this Thanksgiving Joke for kids!
Harry up, I’m hungry! 

Knock Knock Thanksgiving Jokes for Kids

22. Knock, knock.

Who’s there?
Harry who?
Harry up, I’m hungry for Thanksgiving dinner!

23. Knock, knock.

Who’s there?
Don who?
Don eat all the turkey, I want some more!

24. Knock, knock.

Who’s there?
Gladys who?
Gladys Thanksgiving. Aren’t you?

25. Knock, knock.

Who’s there?
Annie who?
Annie-body seen the cranberry sauce?