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    20 Thanksgiving jokes to share with kids

    Kids—and some grown-ups, too—love corny jokes. Here are 20 to share during the Thanksgiving holiday.


    Which side of the turkey has the most feathers?
    The outside.

    Why was the turkey the drummer in the band?
    Because he had the drumsticks.

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

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

    What’s the best dance to do on Thanksgiving?
    The turkey trot.

    Why did the Pilgrims sail from England to America?
    Because they missed their plane.

    What kind of music did Pilgrims listen to?
    Plymouth Rock.

    What smells the best at a Thanksgiving dinner?
    Your nose.

    Why do turkeys always go, “gobble, gobble”?
    Because they never learned good table manners.

    Who isn't hungry at Thanksgiving?
    The turkey because he’s already stuffed.

    Can a turkey jump higher than the Empire State Building?
    Yes, because a building can’t jump at all.

    When the Pilgrims landed, where did they stand?
    On their feet.

    How many cranberries grow on a bush?
    All of them.

    What always comes at the end of Thanksgiving?
    The letter “g”.

    What’s the key to a great Thanksgiving dinner?
    The tur-key.

    Where does Christmas come before Thanksgiving?
    In the dictionary.

    Why did pilgrims’ pants always fall down?
    Because they wore their belt buckle on their hat.

    What do turkeys and teddy bears have in common?
    They both have stuffing.

    Knock, knock.
    Who’s there?
    Harry who?
    Harry up, I’m hungry!

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

    Today's question:

    What corny joke lovers will you dine with this Thanksgiving?

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    Reader Comments (9)

    My Granddaughter is very much into corny knock knock jokes, so thank you for providing two new ones. She'll love them!

    We'll have to wait until after dinner entertainment. Since Granddaughter prefers to crack herself up laughing vs. eating, Mommy and Daddy have 'banned' knock knock jokes at the dinner table :)

    November 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNonnieKelly


    My granddaughter will love 'em. Happy Thanksgiving Lisa!

    November 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara

    This could possibly be the BEST Thanksgiving ever! Amara and her parents have always spent the actual Thanksgiving holiday at Amara's paternal grandparents and they come here the following Saturday. BUT THIS YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They are having Thanksgiving with us ON Thanksgiving!

    November 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGrandma Kc

    Grandma Kc: I am so excited and happy for you! I know this is a huge, huge, HUGE deal for you. It's going to be wonderful, and I look forward to hearing all about it afterward. ♥

    November 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLisa @ Grandma's Briefs

    Those jokes remind me of all you kids around a table about thirty-five years ago, everybody trying to tell a joke, knock-knock jokes being the biggest deal; hope everybody uses a few of them at their Thanksgiving table this year.

    Have a great one everybody.

    November 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

    Just told my kid all 20! Thanks for the laugh!

    November 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMellisa Rock

    I used this same list to send to my office this past week. People just love these simple jokes!

    November 17, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersheri

    Too Cute!

    November 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHaralee

    I need me some grandchildren!

    November 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChloe Jeffreys
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