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Ultimate List of Thanksgiving Jokes That Kids Will Surely Find Entertaining

Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude and fun. We all want to include children in the light and positive tradition during this time. Crack some funny Thanksgiving jokes for kids that will make them laugh out loud.

We have chosen the best Thanksgiving jokes for kids that rely on making any kid laugh. Look no further if you're looking for the ultimate list of funny thanksgiving jokes.

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5 Funny Questions About Turkey Day That Will Be a Guaranteed Hit at the Kids' Table

Turkey is a staple of every Thanksgiving here in America. No dinner will ever be complete without a steaming hot turkey at the center of the table. But, the beloved dish has also become the butt of many jokes over a hearty meal.

These turkey jokes I use always make the kids laugh so hard at the turkey and whet their appetites. Now, I'll show you how to get into the act.

1. What was the turkey grateful for on Thanksgiving? Vegetarians!

There's not much to be thankful for when you're about to become the main course for a family dinner. But hey, let's always try to find the silver lining. That is, if there's even a vegetarian on the Thanksgiving table.

2. Why do turkeys go "gobble gobble"? Because they never learned good table manners.

Table manners are a must, especially in big gatherings like Thanksgiving. Good thing that turkey didn't live to terrorize you with its poor dining etiquette. If that were me, I'd probably roast that bird all over again if it "gobbled" over our peaceful dinner.

3. What did the turkey say to the computer? Google, google!

Looking for possible alternatives to roast turkey at Thanksgiving. Maybe roast chicken or a barbecue instead? Unfortunately, the turkey will find that it's the most sought-after dish on Thanksgiving.

4. Why can't you take a turkey to church? Because they use FOWL language.

This also goes for chickens, ducks, and geese. Poultry is banned from church. Maybe this "fowl" language has something to do with them being so loud.

5. What did the turkey say before it was roasted? Whew! I'm stuffed!

And a few minutes later, the family around the dinner table will say, "Whew! I'm stuffed!" But on a more serious note, remember that the stuffing makes the turkey special, so put effort into it.

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5 Fun Thanksgiving Knock Knock One Liners That Will Make the Little Ones Laugh Out Loud

Who doesn't love a classic knock-knock joke? In this part, I will show you some classic Thanksgiving knock-knock one liners that will make you the uncle or aunt who rocks at Thanksgiving dinner.

These jokes always crack the little ones up when I use them. It's a great icebreaker and conversation starter. Especially for young ones who are too timid to interact with relatives they seldom see.

6. Knock, knock! Who's there? Arthur.  Arthur Who?  Arthur any leftovers?

A more colorful approach to asking for some of that sumptuous reheated turkey. I mean, who wouldn't want a second go at it? Those leftovers will be in high demand come the next morning.

7. Knock, knock! Who's there? Annie. Annie who? Annie body seen the turkey?

A subtle way of stating how hungry you are. Always works. If you are the one who's serving food, then take this as a "hurry-up" message.

8. Knock, knock! Who's there? Don. Don who? Don't eat all the gravy! Leave some for me.

Always share the gravy. It's a family gathering, so let's leave some for our loved ones. Thanksgiving is all about everyone having the best fun.

9. Knock, knock! Who's there? Gladys. Gladys who? I'm Gladys Thanksgiving.

I mean, how can you not be glad when you're enjoying good food and the company of loved ones? One must always cherish times such as Thanksgiving. Especially in the fast-paced world we live in today. These occasions are becoming a lot rarer these days.

10. Knock, knock! Who's there? Dewey. Dewey who? Dewey have to wait long to eat?

A somewhat less subtle way of saying you're hungry. Serve the food already. Never keep your guests waiting at the table.

4 Silly Things to Say About Thanksgiving Food That Kids Will Find Amusing

It isn't only turkey that Thanksgiving food is about. Dishes such as cranberry sauce, bread, pumpkin pie, and mashed potato add even more flavor to an already great Thanksgiving dinner. I'm going to show you how to put these dishes in the spotlight.

See the kids crave more cranberry sauce with these food-oriented funny Thanksgiving jokes for kids.

11. Why was Thanksgiving food so expensive? It had 24 carrots.

It's a given fact that Thanksgiving food is expensive. But hey, it's a special occasion, so why not splurge a bit on the moolah? If you have some cash to spare, why not use it to level up your Thanksgiving dinner?

12. Why was the chef late to Thanksgiving dinner? He lost track of THYME.

You can lose track of time, but never, EVER, lose track of the thyme. Spices make Thanksgiving a unique and special culinary experience.

13. What do you call a sad cranberry? A blueberry.

I have never heard of a sad cranberry. But, I have heard of people that were sad because there was no cranberry sauce at the table. It's the only way sadness can be associated with cranberry sauce.

14. What side dish tells the worst jokes? Corn-y bread.

Another dad joke. You should have seen this coming from a mile away. As for the corn-y bread, he wouldn't be as corny if he read these jokes.

5 Corny Puns About Pilgrims For the Younger Ones to Enjoy

History has always been boring for many people. But it's important to teach the kids about the origin of Thanksgiving. So what better way to do that than with some jokes?

These little jokes and puns will stimulate those funny bones and brain cells at once. Here, I'm going to give you some jokes that will knock the socks off of the kids. So let's check them out.

15. What do you call the age of a Pilgrim? Pilgrimage.

This is another classic. You should've seen this one coming from a mile away. But hey, it still works for me.

16. What happened to the Pilgrim who was shot at by an Indian? He had an arrow escape.

Historically speaking, the Pilgrims were brave people venturing into the unknown. Pilgrims who had "an arrow" escape would have been quite many. Thanksgiving has come a long way from those days.

17. Why do the Pilgrim's pants always fall down? Because they wear their belt buckles on their hats.

Of course. Although, the hat buckles would have probably done their jobs holding the hats down. Oh, and did I mention how clean they look?

18. Why didn't the Pilgrim bake bread for Thanksgiving? Because it's a crummy job.

Baking bread can sometimes be tough, but I doubt the truth behind this. Pilgrims are a tough bunch. But that's why it's a joke, right?

19. Where did the pilgrims first stand? On their feet.

I mean, where else would they stand? On their hands? Pretty straightforward joke, if you ask me.

Downloadable and Printable List of Thanksgiving Jokes For Kids

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Exciting Movies to Watch With the Kids After a Hearty Thanksgiving Meal

What could be better than to wind down with some good family movies after a filling dinner? Here, I'm going to suggest some great films that the whole family, from the oldies to the kiddos, will enjoy. Here are six movies to gather around and enjoy after a sumptuous Thanksgiving feast.

1. Garfield's Thanksgiving

This holiday film adaptation of one of the world's most enjoyed comic series is a surefire hit. Children will enjoy the comedic interactions of Garfield, Odie, and Jon. While adults will appreciate the memories of seeing the plump cat. Put this movie on for the good vibes and family appeal.

2. Mary Poppins Returns

A sequel to the famous family musical. Mary Poppins Returns combines magical and imaginative storytelling with breathtaking musical numbers. Starring Emily Blunt and one of my favorite musical talents, Lin-Manuel Miranda. This rendition of a classic is sure to be enjoyable for kids and adults alike.

3. The Sound of Music

The Von Trapp family's musical exploits have captured the generations' hearts. Iconic numbers and magical performances will light up any Thanksgiving movie night. I love Sound of Music so much that I watched it in theater and film adaptations.

4. Doubtfire

Robin Williams' performance in this film has always been good for a laugh. Not to mention that it has touched the hearts of millions. It is one of the late comedian's all-time great performances and has remained timeless.

5. Ratatouille

A story where the phrase "Anyone can cook" grew into fame. The Disney hit about a mouse with cooking skills has captured children's imagination. Instilling children with the fact that anyone can succeed. Oh, and did I mention the deep dive into fine dining culture?

6. The Blind Side

For the sporty families out there. Michael Oher's inspiring rise from foster care to the NFL is a well-known tale of resilience. He fought through every obstacle and made it to the pinnacle of gridiron football. Sandra Bullock's performance as Leigh-Anne Tuohy is one of the her most inspired characters.

Frequently Asked Questions

As adults, sometimes it's difficult for us to make kids laugh. So I answered a few questions that can help you get those giggles out of the young ones.

Is it okay to joke around during Thanksgiving?

Yes! Thanksgiving is all about being happy in the company of your loved ones. The times when the family can gather around are getting infrequent. We must take advantage of these times and enjoy them as much as possible. Telling Jokes is one of the great Thanksgiving ideas to do.

What kind of jokes will make kids laugh?

Jokes are sometimes a tightrope act, and it's no different with kids. Adults have a different sense of humor than younger ones. It's important to know that if you want to make them laugh, you have to adjust to their sense of humor.

Try jokes that need no explanation at all. Keep it simple and avoid deep references that kids won't get. Also, time them perfectly. The "Annie" joke would be perfect when you're sitting at the dinner table waiting for the food.

Finally, keep it casual. Don't be intimidating or too formal. Follow this, and you'll be alright. If you want more help, you can check out these great jokes for kids.

Can I teach my toddler how to tell a joke?

Yes! These formative years are the best for developing children. The growth of their sense of humor can do wonders in both their social skills and self-confidence. So as long as you keep it safe and simple, teach your kid some jokes!

How can I make Thanksgiving exciting for my children?

Thanksgiving can be made exciting in a variety of ways. The jokes are a good start. You can use Thanksgiving for your children to meet and become close with the other kids.

They can become close friends with their cousins! Seeing their playmates is something to look forward to. You can also give them gifts! Who says you can only give gifts on Christmas and birthdays?  Have trouble finding the perfect gift? Here are some best friend birthday gifts you can use on Thanksgiving too!

More Interesting Articles To Explore

Be the jester in the family all year round. Crack some jokes and make everyone laugh. We have a list of hilarious jokes suited for all occasions.

  1. Raise some hair with these Halloween jokes for kids.
  2. Follow it up with some of the best knock knock jokes.
  3. Add to the holiday spirit with these Christmas jokes.
  4. Cap it off with a dash of these easter jokes.


So that's it for our hilarious Thanksgiving jokes for kids. Did you like it? Those were some of the jokes that never get old. Trust me, pull those out on the Thanksgiving table, and you'll be a sure hit on the kids.

And even the adults! Don't forget to come up with some of your own quips as well! The only way to ensure you'll always be the cool and funny uncle or aunt is to have a great and creative sense of humor. Don't forget, keep them simple, and time them perfectly.