125 Best Thanksgiving Riddles, Jokes and Puns (In 2024)

Share funny Thanksgiving riddles, jokes, and one-liner puns and laugh with friends and family.

I smell the best every Thanksgiving dinner. What am I?

Answer: Your Nose!

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Ask these Thanksgiving riddles and jokes:

  • In the car on your way to a Thanksgiving gathering
  • In the classroom with students
  • At your Thanksgiving meal
  • Host an open mic while everyone is digesting!

Thanksgiving “What Am I?” Food Riddles

First, start with easy Thanksgiving food “what am I?” riddles. (It’s all fun and games until you have to unbutton your pants.)

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“Turkey, gravy, beans, and rolls. Let me see that casserole.”

1. People love to eat me and that is no surprise. I taste great as chips, mashed, and also as fries. What am I?

Answer: A potato.

2. I can be served hot or cold. I can be made with fruit, vegetable, or meat. I am a popular Thanksgiving treat. What am I?

Answer: Pie

3. I go with your turkey at Thanksgiving when you are eating, drinking, and being merry. I can also be made into juice which means I am a _______________. What am I?

Answer: Cranberry

4. I’m sweet, often in a pie, and come from a vine. What am I?

Answer: A pumpkin (See more Food Riddles for Kids & Adults)

5. I’m a round bread often served on Thanksgiving. What am I?

Answer: A dinner roll.

6. I’m a classic Thanksgiving dessert made with eggs, butter, sugar, and a type of nuts. What am I?

Answer: Pecan pie.

7. I’m a popular Thanksgiving beverage that could be considered sad. What am I?

Answer: Apple sigh-der

8. I am the kind of vegetable you get when an elephant walks through your garden. What am I?

Answer: Squash

9. I’m a green vegetable that’s long with a crunch. Toss some fried onions on me and everyone will love me a bunch. What am I?

Answer: Green beans.

10. If you want to picture fall, then my image would be best. I am a horn that is filled with all the seasons’s harvest. What am I?

Answer: Cornucopia.

11. I am what you call a running turkey. What am I?

Answer: Fast food.

12. I am the part of the turkey that a musician loves the most. What am I?

Answer: Drumsticks.

13. I am the favorite sport of pumpkins and gourds. What am I?

Answer: Squash

14. I am brown, big, and red all over. What am I?

Answer: A turkey with a scoop of cranberry sauce.

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15. I am hard, oddly-shaped, and can bring you good fortune on Thanksgiving. What am I?

Answer: A wishbone.

16. I am the favorite food of mathematicians on Thanksgiving Day. What am I?

Answer: Pumpkin pi.

17. I have feathers, a beak, and I am dressed. What am I?

Answer: Turkey

18. I am an unhappy cranberry. What am I?

Answer: A blueberry

19. I have ears, but cannot hear. My outside is good enough to eat, but my inside gets thrown away. What am I?

Answer: Corn

20. I am a tasty side dish that everyone will want to chow down. I’m made of sweet potatoes, marshmallows, and sugar that’s brown. What am I?

Answer: Candied yams (Have you ever tried to make them? Try out a new recipe this year!)

21. You’ll eat me with turkey to help fill up your belly. I sometimes come as a sauce and sometimes a jelly. What am I?

Answer: Cranberries

22. I am the best thing to put in a pumpkin pie. What am I?

Answer: A fork

23. I’m always on the Thanksgiving dinner table, but you don’t get to eat me. What am I?

Answer: Plates and silverware

24. I am the ingredient that makes a Thanksgiving soup seem expensive. Especially if you use 24 of me. What am I?

Answer: Carrots

25. I am the sleepiest thing at the Thanksgiving table. What am I?

Answer: Nap-kins

26. I am a scarecrow’s favorite fruit. What am I?

Answer: Straw-berries

27. I don’t want to boast, but on Thanksgiving, your delicious turkey is what I roast. What am I?

Answer: An oven.

28. I’m white, fluffy, and creamy. I will make your Thanksgiving pie taste dreamy. What am I?

Answer: Whipped Cream

29. I can be baked, mashed, or candied. I can even be put in a pie. What am I?

Answer: Sweet Potato

30. I am really easy to get into before eating Thanksgiving dinner and hard to get out of after. What am I?

Answer: Jeans


Fun Thanksgiving Riddles for Kids & Adults

Next, try out these fun Thanksgiving riddles for the entire family.

three kids on Thanksgiving Day

31. I am a 12-letter word, 2 compound words, and people celebrate me in the fall. What am I?

Answer: Thanksgiving

32. I’m round and orange, and people carve faces into me. What am I?

Answer: A pumpkin.

33. I’m a flower but do not bloom. I sound like a month and float over water. What am I?

Answer: The Mayflower

34. This is an annual tradition each and every Thanksgiving Day, we watch the team sport the Lions and Cowboys plays. What is it?

Answer: Football.

35. When the Pilgrims walked off their boat into the new world, on what did they stand?

Answer: Their feet.

36. I am a festive event along the street on Thanksgiving Day. From Felix to Mickey, all of the people will make way. What am I?

Answer: The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

37. I always come at the end of Thanksgiving. What am I?

Answer: The letter ‘g’.

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

Answer: Pilgrims

39. This is the genre of music that Pilgrims like best. What is it?

Answer: Plymouth rock

40. There were ten pairs of hands in the dining room on Thanksgiving, but only eight people eating. How?

Answer: There was a clock on the wall.

41. What do you get when you drop a pumpkin?

Answer: Squash

42. Why did the scarecrow win an award?

Answer: He was out-standing in his field.

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43. What do grateful, thankful, wonderful, and joyful all have in common?

Answer: They are all stuffed. (“ful”)

44. What is red, orange, and yellow, and doesn’t get hurt when it falls?

Answer: Autumn leaves

45. How did the chicken, pheasant, turkey, duck, and goose get into deep trouble?

Answer: They had fowl language.

46. Why is Johnny always getting low grades every Thanksgiving?

Answer: Because everything is marked down after the holidays.

47. What is always in the middle of the table every Thanksgiving?

Answer: The letter ‘b’.

48. Why do pilgrims pants always fall down?

Answer: Because they wear their belt buckle on their hat.

49. What is a baby turkey called?

Answer: A peeping Tom

50. What is the main difference between Thanksgiving and April Fools’ Day?

Answer: On one you are thankful, and on the other you are prankful.

51. When does Christmas come before Thanksgiving?

Answer: In the dictionary.

52. What happened to the turkey when he got in a fight?

Answer: He got the stuffing knocked out of him.

53. If the Pilgrims were alive today, what would they be most famous for?

Answer: Their age!

54. What can never be eaten at Thanksgiving dinner?

Answer: Thanksgiving lunch

Related: Fun Thanksgiving Charades Game and Thanksgiving Mad Libs Printable

Thanksgiving Turkey Riddles And Puns

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55. I am the side of the turkey that has more feathers. What am I?

Answer: The outside.

56. I am a key that can fly and gobble but can’t open a door. What am I?

Answer: A tur-key.

57. I am the sound a limping turkey makes. What am I?

Answer: “Wobble, wobble!”

58. How can you tell which part of the turkey is the left side?

Answer: It’s the part that was not eaten.

59. I am what you call a turkey on the day after Thanksgiving.

Answer: Lucky.

60. What do you call it when it’s raining turkey and birds?

Answer: Fowl weather

61. What’s a turkey’s favorite Thanksgiving food?

Answer: Nothing. It’s already stuffed.

62. What’s blue and covered with feathers?

Answer: A turkey holding its breath.

63. If you cross a key with a fowl, you get a turkey. What would you get if you cross a turkey with a fire?

Answer: A roasted turkey.

64. Why did mom put the leftover turkey in the fridge instead of throwing it away?

Answer: Because she didn’t want it to go to waist.

65. If it took 3 people 4 hours to roast a turkey, how long would it take 4 people to roast the same turkey?

Answer: None. The turkey is already roasted.

66. Where do turkeys go if they want to dance?

Answer: The Butter Ball.

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

Answer: The turkey trot

68. What did the turkey say to the computer?

Answer: “Google, Google!”

69. What do you call a turkey with an attitude?

Answer: A jerky!

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70. Why did the turkey bring a computer to Thanksgiving dinner?

Answer: It wanted to have a byte!

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

Answer: Wing, wing!

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

Answer: Have peck-nics!

73. Why did the turkey cross the road?

Answer: To prove it wasn’t chicken!

74. What’s a turkey’s favorite dessert?

Answer: Peach gobbler!

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

Answer: A poultry-geist!

76. Why did the turkey go to the doctor?

Answer: Because it was feeling a bit stuffed!

77. What do you call a turkey with a sunburn?

Answer: A roasted turkey!

78. What do you call a turkey that’s been on a diet?

Answer: A slim pickin’!

79. Why did the cranberries turn red?

Answer: They saw the turkey dressing!

80. How do you make a turkey float?

Answer: You add root beer and a scoop of ice cream!

81. What do you call a turkey that’s good at math?

Answer: A “count”-ry bird!

82. What did I say when my family told me to stop telling Thanksgiving jokes?

Answer: I can’t quit cold turkey.

83. What happens if you give a turkey coffee?

Answer: It’ll be perky turkey.

84. What kind of people are turkeys grateful for?

Answer: Vegetarians


More Kids Thanksgiving Jokes

If you like Thanksgiving riddles, these jokes are sure to make you laugh.

kids Thanksgiving jokes with answers

85. Why did the gravy get a ticket?

Answer: Because it was too saucy!

86. At Thanksgiving dinner, which hand should you cut your turkey with?

Answer: Neither, you should use a knife.

87. Who crosses the road for little pumpkins?

Answer: The Crossing Gourd

88. What kind of vest should you wear in the fall?

Answer: A har-vest

89. Why did the squirrel invite the acorn to Thanksgiving dinner?

Answer: He wanted to shell-ebrate their friendship.

90. What do sweet potatoes wear to bed?

Answer: Yammies

91. What role do green beans play in Thanksgiving dinner?

Answer: The casse-role

92. What vegetables would you like with your Thanksgiving dinner?

Answer: Beets me!

93. What do you call gossiping with a turkey at the table?

Answer: A side dish

94. Who didn’t have any friends at Friendsgiving?

Answer: The turkey!

95. What did the turkey say to the hunter on Thanksgiving day?

Answer: “Quack, quack”

96. What type of glass does a turkey drink from?

Answer: A goblet.

97. What do pilgrims use to bake cookies?

Answer: May-flour

Grab a great Joke Book for your aspiring jokester. (There’s a Thanksgiving joke book on this list!)

Knock Knock Thanksgiving Jokes


Knock knock Thanksgiving jokes and riddles

99. Knock, knock.

Who’s there?


Lettuce who?

Lettuce give thanks for this delicious meal!

100. Knock, knock.

Who’s there?


Peas who?

Please pass the mashed potatoes!

101. Knock, knock.

Who’s there?


Arthur who?

Arthur any leftovers?

102. Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Norma Lee.

Norma Lee who?

Norma Lee I don’t eat this much!

103. Knock, knock.

Who’s there?


Annie who?

Annie body seen the turkey?

104. Knock, knock.

Who’s there?


Don who?

Don eat all the gravy, I want some more.


fall jokes for elementary students

106. Knock, knock.

Who’s there?


Gladys who?

Gladys Thanksgiving. Aren’t you?

107. Knock, knock.

Who’s there?


Emma who?

Emma real pig when it comes to eating turkey!


Thanksgiving Puns and One-liners

I apologize in advance…these Thanksgiving puns are really corny.

hard Turkey puns

108. I cranberry believe it’s Thanksgiving already!

109. Thanksgiving has the tur-key to my heart.

110. Family may not see pie to pie, but we sure do love Thanksgiving.

111. Let’s squash the family drama today.

112. We’re really plucky to have all of you around this Thanksgiving.

113. Say hello to this gourd-geous spread!

114. Let’s give ’em pumpkin’ to talk about.

115. Family Thanksgiving is totally my jam.

116. Pie love spending Thanksgiving with you!

117. I yam what I yam, and I yam thankful!

118. Put on some Plymouth Rock and roll!

119. No fowl language is allowed at dinner.

120. The poul-tree comes before the Christmas tree.

121. I’m so grateful for my butter-half.

122. I only have pies for you.

123. Pie am so grateful for dessert.

124. Let’s just wing it with the turkey this year.

125. Will I eat leftovers for a week? I cran, and I will.

Also, check out What If Questions for kids and adults and this Family Feud Game.

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More Thanksgiving Day Activities

If you love Thanksgiving riddles and lively conversation, use these Thanksgiving questions and activities to add to the fun.

Thanksgiving Would You Rather Questions

Would you rather have to wear a turkey costume or a pilgrim hat for the month of November?

would you rather questions

Use these funny would you rather questions to add to your Thanksgiving Day celebration.

Grab the free Thanksgiving would you rather printable!

Thanksgiving Conversation Starters

What is your perfect way to spend Thanksgiving day?

Use these Thanksgiving Conversation Starters Cards to enhance dinner table discussions!

Thanksgiving Trivia

Looking for friendly competition for your get-together?

Test everyone’s knowledge of this beloved holiday with Thanksgiving trivia questions.

Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt (Free Printable)

Grab this fun and family-friendly Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt. Or try gratitude journal prompts for November or gratitude challenge ideas.

Thanksgiving scavenger hunt

More Jokes and Riddles

Laughter is not only the best medicine but also a great Thanksgiving dinner side dish!

Serve up these jokes and riddles with family and friends:

What’s Next?

Enjoy using these Thanksgiving riddles and jokes this Thanksgiving!

Next, consider hosting a Friendsgiving this year!

Check out 55 Friendsgiving Games and also gain some tips on hosting.

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