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30+ Funny Thanksgiving Riddles That Will Keep You Busy For Hours

November 6, 2019 Updated November 6, 2020

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Sarah Pflug

What’s black and white and read all over? This page full of Thanksgiving riddles! If you’re into fall and autumnal holidays like we are then Halloween and Thanksgiving are your jam. And if you also happen to have kids who love jokes, pumpkins, and all kinds of fun, then you’re in luck. From head-scratchers to real groaners, these fun kid-friendly plays on words will keep you busy for hours. OK, at least an hour. Read slowly.

1. What has feathers and a beak but it is dressed?

A Thanksgiving turkey

2. Where do turkeys go to dance?

The Butter Ball.

3. At Thanksgiving dinner, which hand should you butter your roll with?

Neither – you should use a knife

4. Which side of a turkey has the most feathers?

The outside.

5. If April showers bring May flowers, then what do May flowers bring?


6. When does Christmas come before Thanksgiving?

In the dictionary.

7. What do you get when you have Broom Hilda on the beach with a turkey?

A turkey sand-witch

8. Why did the turkey cross the road?

To prove he wasn’t chicken.

9. Why did they let the turkey join the Thanksgiving band?

Because he had the drum sticks.

10. What happened to the turkey who got in a fight?

He got the stuffing knocked out of him.


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11. I can be smashed, baked, carved and you can see me everywhere on Thanksgiving. What am I?

A pumpkin

12. When the Pilgrims landed, where did they stand?

On their feet.

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

Their age

14. What kind of music did the Pilgrims like?

Plymouth rock

15. What kind of key has legs, but can’t open a door?

A turKEY

16. I can be hot or cold, I can be made with fruit, vegetable or meat but either way you see it, on a Thanksgiving table I will be a treat. What am I?

A pie

17. Why can’t you take a turkey to church?

Because of their fowl language

18. I have ears but I cannot hear and I have flakes but I have no hair. What am I?


19. What can never be eaten at Thanksgiving dinner?

Thanksgiving breakfast and lunch.

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

They are all stuffed.


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21. What is brown, big and red all over? 

A turkey with cranberry sauce

22. What do the Pilgrims, Indians and Puritans have in common?

The letter “i.”

23. What do you get when you cross a turkey with a centipede?

Lots of drumsticks

24. Can a turkey fly higher than an ostrich?

Yes, because ostriches don’t fly

25. Pious and devout, I wear black and white clothes and funny hats. I am not a nun nor a priest, but I was an adventurer. Who am I?


26. What are unhappy cranberries called?


27. What is that favorite sport of pumpkins and gourds?


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

None, the turkey is already cooked

29. What is hard, oddly-shaped and brings you good fortune on Thanksgiving?

A wishbone

30. If the turkey says gobble, gobble, gobble, and a peach says cobbler, cobbler, cobbler, what would a computer say?

Google, Google, Google

31. What has feathers, is the star of a November feast and goes up and down?

A turkey in an elevator

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

Fowl weather

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