What kid doesn’t love to laugh?! Jokes and riddles are a great way to work a child’s brain a little while also ticking their funny bone.
Here’s a list of some great Thanksgiving riddles and jokes for kids to get you started.
There are lots of fun ways to use these riddles and jokes for Thanksgiving. Set up place cards at your Thanksgiving table and have everyone read their riddle or joke to the group.
Write them inside of a card to send to a loved one. Or maybe tuck a joke or two in your kids’ packed lunches at school.
However you decide to use them, we hope you’ll have fun!
Thanksgiving Riddles and Jokes for Kids
Q: What are unhappy cranberries called?
Q: What key won’t open any door?
A: A tur-key.
Q: If the Pilgrims were alive today, what would they be most famous for?
A: Their age.
Q: What smells the best at a Thanksgiving dinner?
A: Your nose.
Free Printable Thanksgiving Placemat with Activities
Q: What should you wear to Thanksgiving dinner?
A: A har-vest.
Q: What sound does a limping turkey make?
A: Wobble, wobble, wobble.
Q: Why are pilgrims’ pants always falling down?
A: Their belts are on their hats.
Norma Lee who?
Norma Lee I don’t eat this much.
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Q: If it took 3 people 4 hours to roast a turkey, how many hours would it take 4 people to roast the same turkey?
A: Zero – the turkey is already cooked.
Q: Why did Johnny get bad grades after Thanksgiving?
A: Because everything is marked down after the holidays.
Q: If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring?
Q: What happened when the turkey got into a fight?
A: He got the stuffing knocked out of him.
Printable Thanksgiving Word Search Puzzle
Q: What kind of music did the Pilgrims like?
A: Plymouth Rock.
Q: At Thanksgiving dinner, which hand should you use to butter your roll?
A: Neither – you should use a knife.
Q: Where do you find a turkey with no legs?
A: Exactly where you left it.
Q: Why did the farmer run a steamroller over his potato field?
A: He wanted mashed potatoes.
Thanksgiving Turkey Pinecone Craft
Phillip a big plate and dig in!
Q: Why did the turkey sit on the tomahawk?
A: To hatchet.
Dewey have to wait long to eat?
Q: What do you call it when it rains turkeys?
A: Fowl weather.
Printable Thanksgiving Memory Game
Q: What do you get if you divide the circumference of a pumpkin by its diameter?
A: Pumpkin pi.
Q: What do you get when you cross a turkey with an octopus?
A: Lots of drumsticks.
Q: Why did the turkey cross the road twice?
A: To prove he wasn’t chicken.
Q: Where do turkeys go to dance?
A: The Butter Ball.
A lady was looking through the frozen turkeys at the grocery store but couldn’t find one big enough for her family. She asked a stock boy, “Do these turkeys get any bigger?”
The stock boy answered, “No, ma’am. They’re dead.”
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