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80 Thanksgiving Puns for Kids

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7 March, 2023


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Showing gratitude for all the blessings every person receives is vital. After all, this makes people feel loved and unique in their lives. Thus, Thanksgiving is a beautiful and memorable holiday to have each year.

This Thanksgiving day will not be complete and even more special if not celebrated with family and close friends. It is also essential to take note that every kid when they get older, knows that they have so much to thank for. And with this, they deserve Thanksgiving puns from the whole family!

These Thanksgiving puns are light to take but will also make everyone smile. These Thanksgiving puns are perfect for sharing, along with turkeys, cranberries, beans, cornucopias, pumpkins, and corn! This will be the ideal Thanksgiving that everyone will have.

Thanksgiving Puns for Kids

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Here are the best Thanksgiving puns that the kids will be happy to hear! These are all kid-friendly and appropriate for the holiday. Let’s start with the list:

  1. I only have pies for you.
  2. Oh my gourd, I ate too much!
  3. I’m all about that baste.
  4. Gobble ‘til you wobble.
  5. Stop, drop, and pass the rolls!
  6. Hey, I just met you, and this is gravy, but here’s my stuffing, so carve me, maybe.
  7. My family told me to stop telling Thanksgiving jokes, but I said I couldn’t quit cold turkey.
  8. You know you overdid it at Thanksgiving when you thought the serving size for turkey was one.
  9. A potato and a sweet potato were playing on the playground. The sweet potato told the potato, ”Hey, I just found out I’m related to you.” The potato said,” No you are not!” The sweet potato said back, ”Yes, I yam.”
  10. Let’s give ‘em pumpkin to talk about!
  11. What’s cookin’ gourd lookin’?
  12. Let the gourd times roll!
  13. Pie’ve been waiting all season for this!
  14. Have a gourd time this Thanksgiving!
  15. Nothing gets butter than this!
  16. More rolls? You butter believe it!
  17. Feast your eyes on this!
  18. No fowl language!
  19. ‘Tis the season of gourdness!
  20. That’s a-maize-ing!
  21. Corn you believe it?
  22. Feast mode is on!
  23. Why didn’t the Thanksgiving band get to perform? Someone ate the drumsticks.
  24. Will I eat leftovers for a week? I cran, and I will.
  25. This stuffing is the tur-key to my heart.
  26. What do Thanksgiving and Halloween have in common? One has gobblers, the other goblins.
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  1. What did the mother turkey say to her disobedient children? If your father could see you now, he’d turn over in his gravy.
  2. What did the turkey say to the computer? Google, google, google!
  3. What kind of face does a pilgrim make when he’s in pain? Pil-grimace.
  4. What was the turkey suspected of? Fowl play.
  5. What would you get if you crossed a turkey with a ghost? A poultrygeist!
  6. What sound does a limping turkey make? Wobble, wobble!
  7. What do you get if you divide the circumference of a pumpkin by its diameter? Pumpkin Pi.
  8. What do you call a holiday dinner without the parents? Friendsgiving.
  9. What did the turkey say before it was roasted? Boy! I’m stuffed!
  10. What’s a turkey’s favorite Thanksgiving food? Nothing – it’s already stuffed.
  11. What happens when the turkey gets into a fight? He got the stuffing knocked out of him!
  12. What did the Pilgrim wear to dinner? A (Har)vest.
  13. What’s the most musical part of a turkey? The drumstick. -56 G.H. 20 START
  14. We’ll worry about the Christmas tree later. Today it’s all about the poul-tree.
  15. If I could only November my name.
  16. Turkey, gravy, beans, and rolls. Let me see the casserole.
  17. Eat, drink, and cranberry.
  18. Brea-dy or not, here I crumb.
  19. Wham, yam, thank you ma’am.
  20. Nobody puts gravy in the corner.
  21. Whatever floats your gravy boat. 
  22. Always November to me.
  23. I pecan’t even! Yes, you pe-can.
  24. Baste. Thanksgiving. Ever.
  25. Say “Piece out!” while you take off with leftover pie.
  26. Leftovers are for quitters.
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  1. I was planning on taking home leftovers, but all my plans were foiled.
  2. This Thanksgiving is a night to November.
  3. That joke was cornier than cornbread!
  4. You gotta keep track of the tyme on Thanksgiving!
  5. Family Thanksgiving is totally my jam.
  6. When it comes to baking the dinner rolls, I take the path of yeast resistance. 
  7. You know how to win the tur-key to my heart? Do the dishes.
  8. A real-life beauty and the feast!
  9. There’s no more gravy left, and I’m suspecting foul play.
  10. The poul-tree comes before the Christmas tree.
  11. Sorry my Thanksgiving puns are so corny.
  12. Feast your eyes on this meal!
  13. Hap-pie Thanksgiving!
  14. Family may not see pie to pie, but we sure do love Thanksgiving. 
  15. You bake the world a better place.
  16. Pie really love you.
  17. Sorry, I’m occu-pied.
  18. You’re the apple of my pie.
  19. Pie am so grateful for dessert.
  20. Let’s just wing it with the turkey this year.
  21. I’m riding the gravy train to being stuffed.
  22. Thyme flies when you’re cooking a whole turkey!
  23. I yam who I yam.
  24. To feast or not to feast? That is the question.
  25. Last but not the feast.
  26. A piece offering is when the pie decides to apologize.
  27. Don’t pie over spilled milk.
  28. Pumpkin spice and everything nice.
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Tips on Giving the Best Thanksgiving Ever

We know how much adults are looking forward to the Thanksgiving holiday. But we can also let the kids have fun while spending time with the whole family! These tips will help you and your kids to love and appreciate Thanksgiving more.

  1. Have a good Thanksgiving meal

We need to ensure that the Thanksgiving meal will be the best family activity to have on Thanksgiving. The whole family must enjoy all the turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce. You can also give your prepared Thanksgiving puns to the kids.

Here are excellent recipes to try, validated by Bon Appetit: 67 Best Thanksgiving Recipes

  1. Encourage everyone to discuss what they are thankful for

Reflecting and looking back at the blessings you received is the highlight of Thanksgiving. Sharing this beautiful moment while having dinner or an afternoon rest will be better. This will serve as the most memorable experience for Thanksgiving.

  1. Don’t forget to have a rest

We all know how fun and tiring Thanksgiving is, so have a good rest after the cooking. While resting, you can give them the Thanksgiving puns you have for them, especially for the kids! This activity will also help everyone to have a light and good moment while resting for a holiday.

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  1. Don’t forget to give back

Thanksgiving is not only about family gatherings and having a great meal; it also means sharing our blessings with others. You and your family can join different organizations to help more needy people. 

You can also host your food drive and acknowledge your kids to share the Thanksgiving puns you have with other people! 

Feeding America also shares some insightful ways on how to give back during Thanksgiving—you can also get your kids involved: 4 Ways to Give Back by Feeding America

Frequently Asked Questions on Thanksgiving for Kids

What are the five symbols of Thanksgiving?

There are five symbols: turkeys, cranberries, beans, cornucopias, and pumpkins. Corn is also a symbol of Thanksgiving. All of these are good and are always present in every Thanksgiving meal. The turkey is the main symbol of Thanksgiving because it is strongly believed that turkey was served from the first Thanksgiving.

What is the Thanksgiving secret?

The secret that must be unleashed in every Thanksgiving is the power it has. The power of being grateful is the best thing a person can have. This is because blessings motivate us and guide us in our everyday lives. It is how we can create good opportunities, so we must always be happy and content on Thanksgiving.

What are 5 Thanksgiving traditions?

First is having a great Thanksgiving meal with the whole family. Second is sharing and discussing with others the things we should be grateful for this Thanksgiving. Third is taking a rest because we also deserve to have a break from the fun holiday. Fourth is giving back the blessings we received to other people. And lastly, sharing Thanksgiving puns for the kids to love!

What are five fun facts about Thanksgiving?

There are fun facts about Thanksgiving that every kid will love to know! First is that Turkeys that are female love to make loud sounds. Second, male turkeys make the gobble sound. Third, there are millions of pumpkin pies at Thanksgiving annually. Fourth, millions participate in the turkey trot. Fifth, people prefer leftovers rather than Thanksgiving meals. These facts are suitable for Thanksgiving puns.

What are some fun family Thanksgiving games?

You can give them different Thanksgiving puns! Thanksgiving puns are an excellent way to introduce them to create words and terms. You can also give them activities aligned with puns, such as knock-knock jokes. These will benefit the kids because they will gain more knowledge about Thanksgiving.

What is Thanksgiving for kids?

Thanksgiving for kids is the perfect time to celebrate with the whole family. They are taught that everyone must be beyond grateful for everything given to them. They observe how fun and exciting activities can get when they have Thanksgiving every year. They love to eat delicious food and get complete with their loved ones!

How do you make Thanksgiving fun for kids?

The time spent with your kids every Thanksgiving is perfect for them. Spending time with them by sharing Thanksgiving puns is excellent. You can also share different thoughts and discussions during this family time. It will also be better to share your blessings by having a food drive with your whole family!

How do you keep kids entertained on Thanksgiving?

Letting them hear your fun and light Thanksgiving puns will be awesome! They would love to learn Thanksgiving from your fun remarks. You can also share riddles and jokes about Thanksgiving with them. Having good deep conversations with them will also help them be entertained.

What five colors are related to Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving is about the beautiful colors of orange, red, brown, yellow, and white. Yellow can also be substituted with gold. The orange symbolizes the fallen leaves and pumpkins. The red symbolizes leaves and cranberries. The brown symbolizes wheat and happiness. Yellow and gold symbolize corn and energy. Last, white symbolizes purity and winter ahead!

How do you make Thanksgiving unique for kids?

Make every Thanksgiving memorable by giving them great Thanksgiving puns! This will help them be familiar with Thanksgiving terms. They will enjoy how playful you can get with words and terms. You can also encourage them by creating their Thanksgiving puns to share with their family and friends!

What are kids most thankful for?

The love that you can give to them. The unending and undying love of parents is the thing that helps every kid to be stronger as they face the world. Your guidance and advice mold them to be the best version of themselves as they grow older. This is the most beautiful thing that kids will be most thankful for from above.

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