See if you can solve these easy riddles without looking at the answers. Sure, some will have you thinking, and some may even stump you, but don’t get discouraged.
After a read-through, your brain will be sharper and ready for more challenges. Are your problem-solving skills ready to be put to the test? Let’s go!
Easy Riddles For Kids
1.) Which months have 28 days?
All of them, of course. You didn’t guess February, did you?
2.) What mouse can walk on two feet?
3.) What duck can walk on two feet?
All of them – not just Donald Duck.
4.) What is the only house made out of water?
5.) String cheese is called string cheese. What do you call spring cheese?
A mouse trap.
6.) How many bricks does it take to complete a six-foot tall, twenty-foot wide brick wall?
The last one.
7.) What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries?
8.) How can a leopard change its spots?
By moving from one spot to another.
9.) What word is spelled wrong in all the dictionaries?
10.) What is full of holes but still holds water?
11.) What has one eye but can’t see?
12.) What is brown and sticky?
13.) What comes down but never goes up?
14.) What can you catch but not throw?
15.) What goes up but never goes down?
16.) Why do lions eat raw meat?
Because they never learned to cook.
17.) What’s orange and sounds like a parrot?
18.) What has hands but doesn’t clap?
19.) Where do cows go for their holidays?
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20.) If two’s a company, and three’s a crowd, what are four and five?
21.) Does a ton of feathers or a ton of bricks weigh more?
They both weigh a ton.
22.) How much dirt is in a hole 5 feet wide and 4 feet deep?
23.) I am an odd number. Take away a letter, and I become even. What number am I?
24.) How do you make number one disappear?
Add the letter G, and it’s gone.
25.) How many apples would you have if you took two apples from three?
Two apples – the two that you took.
26.) How many bricks does it take to complete a building made from bricks?
One – the last one.
27.) I have two coins that add up to 30 cents. One is not a nickel. What are the two coins?
A nickel and a quarter. (One isn’t, but one is.)
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28.) A monkey, a squirrel, and a bird are racing to the top of a coconut tree. Who will get the banana first, the monkey, the squirrel, or the bird?
None of them because you cannot get a banana from a coconut tree!
29.) What gets larger as it eats but smaller as it drinks?
30.) What can go up a chimney down but can’t go down a chimney up?
31.) What grows up at the same time it grows down?
32.) The more you have of it, the less you see. What is it?
33.) What has 3 feet but cannot walk?
34.) What has four fingers and a thumb but is not living?
35.) How many seconds are there in a year?
Twelve – January 2nd, February 2nd, March 2nd, etc.
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36.) What would we have if everyone bought a white car?
A white carnation.
37.) Why do bees hum?
Because they do not know the words.
38.) What’s green but not a leaf; copies others, but is not a monkey?
39.) If a red house is made of red bricks, and a yellow house is made of yellow bricks, what is a greenhouse made of?
40.) Joe’s father had three sons: Snap, Crackle, and what?
41.) What did the red light say to the green light?
“Don’t look! I am changing!”
42.) What jumps higher than a building?
Everything, buildings don’t jump.
43.) What is easy to get into but hard to get out of?
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44.) Why is an island like the letter T?
Because it is in the middle of the water.
45.) What five-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?
Short + er = Shorter.
46.) What is the center of gravity?
47.) What do an island and the letter T have in common?
They’re both in the middle of water.
48.) What begins with an E and ends with an E but only has one letter?
49.) What comes once in a minute and twice in a moment but never in a thousand years?
The letter M.
50.) What always ends everything?
The letter G.
51.) What type of cheese is made backward?
52.) Which letter of the alphabet has the most water?
Clever and Creative
53.) You draw a line. Without touching it, how do you make it a long line?
Draw a short line next to it; now it’s the longer line.
54.) What sleeps through the day and cries through the night? The more it cries, the more it creates light.
55.) If a brother, his sister, and their dog weren’t under an umbrella, why didn’t they get wet?
It wasn’t raining.
56.) What becomes larger the more you take away from it and smaller the more you add to it?
A hole in the ground.
57.) If you were in a race and passed the person in 2nd place, what place would you be in?
58.) How far can a fox run into the woods?
Only halfway; otherwise, it would be running out of the woods!
59.) What fastens two people yet touches only one?
A wedding ring.
60.) What needs an answer but doesn’t ask a question?
61.) What four days of the week start with the letter “T”?
Tuesday, Thursday, today, and tomorrow.
62.) What loses its head in the morning and gets it back at night?
63.) What do you throw out when you want to use it but take in when you don’t want to use it?
64.) What two things can you never eat for breakfast?
Lunch and dinner!
65.) If I have it, I don’t share it. If I share it, I don’t have it. What is it?
66.) During what month do people sleep the least?
February, it’s the shortest month, after all.
67.) What is so delicate that even mentioning it breaks it?
68.) A boy and a doctor went fishing. The boy was the doctor’s son, but the doctor wasn’t the boy’s father. Who is the doctor?
The boy’s mother.
69.) What can be as big as an elephant but weigh nothing?
70.) If it takes one man three days to dig a hole, how long does it take two men to dig half a hole?
You can’t dig half a hole.
71.) What is the last thing you take off before bed?
Your feet off the floor.
72.) What kind of coat can you only put on when it’s wet?
A coat of paint.
73.) What can make an octopus laugh?
Ten tickles (tentacles).
74.) You bought me for dinner but never ate me. What am I?
75.) I have keys but no locks. I have a space but no room. You can enter but can’t go outside. What am I?
76.) What belongs to you, but others use it more than you do?
77.) Where does success come before work?
78.) I saw a boat full of people, yet there wasn’t a single person on the boat. How?
They were all married.
79.) What gets bigger the more you take away?
80.) What runs but never walks, has a mouth, but never talks?
81.) How can a pants pocket be empty and still have something in it?
It can have a hole in it.
82.) Mary’s mother had four children: April, May, and June were the first three. What is the name of the 4th child?
83.) It is greater than God, eviler than the devil; the poor have it, the rich need it, and if you eat it, you will die. What is it?
84.) What goes all the way around the world but stays in the corner?
85.) What can run but can’t walk?
86.) What has four legs up and four legs down, soft in the middle and hard all around?
87.) The alphabet goes A to Z. What goes Z to A?
88.) What animal has two feet but can’t walk?
A bat. (A hummingbird and sparrow also qualify.)
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89.) What has many keys but no locks?
90.) What word looks the same upside down and backward?
91.) A bus driver was moving down a busy street in the city. He went past two stop signs without stopping, went the wrong way down a one-way street, and answered a message on his phone. And yet he wasn’t ticketed for any violation despite a policeman observing him. Why?
He was walking, not driving.
92.) Who can shave 20 times a day and yet still have a beard?
93.) There’s a one-story purple house in which everything is purple. Purple walls, purple doors, purple furniture. What color are the stairs?
It’s a one-story house, so there are no stairs.
94.) You see me once in June, twice in November, and not at all in May. What am I?
The letter e.
95.) If an electric train is traveling south, and the wind is blowing at ten mph west, which way is the smoke blowing?
There is no smoke as it’s an electric train.
96.) What kind of band never plays music?
A rubber band.
97.) What word in the English language fits here: the first two letters indicate a male, the first three letters signify a female, the first four letters indicate a great person, and the entire word represents a great woman. What is the word?
98.) Where does Friday come ahead of Thursday?
In the dictionary.
99.) I am a three-digit number. The second digit is four times as big as the third digit and eight times as big as the first digit. What is the number?
100.) What can you hold in your left hand but not your right hand?
Your right elbow.
101.) A group of bunnies was at a birthday party. What kind of music was being played?
102.) Why can’t a man living in New York City be buried in Chicago?
Because he’s living.
103.) What has a head and a tail but no body or legs?
104.) What makes these words special: job, polish, herb?
They are pronounced differently if the first letter is capitalized.
105.) You’ll see me in Mercury, Earth, Mars, and Jupiter, but not in Venus or Neptune. What am I?
The letter R.
106.) I can travel the entire world while staying in the corner. What am I?
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107.) Three dancers say Emma is their sister, but Emma says she has no sisters. Everyone is telling the truth. How can this be so?
The three dancers are Emma’s brothers.
108.) Pearl white chest without key or lid. Inside of which, a golden treasure is hid. What am I?
109.) What’s the capital in France?
The letter F is the only capital in France.
110.) I am the beginning of everything, the end of everywhere. I’m the beginning of eternity, the end of time and space. What am I?
The letter E.
111.) It’s raining at midnight, but the forecast for tomorrow and the next day is clear. Will there be sunny weather in 48 hours?
No, it won’t be sunny because it will be dark out. In 48 hours, it will be midnight again.
112.) A man who was outside in the rain without an umbrella or hat didn’t get a single hair on his head wet. Why?
He was bald.
113.) What can you find in the cupboard that can never be put in a saucepan?
114.) Which chain restaurant do rabbits prefer for breakfast?
IHOP. (You see, because rabbits hop a lot.)
115.) What is a scarecrow’s favorite fruit?
116.) Which day of the week do potatoes hate the most?
117.) What did the hamburger name his daughter?
118.) What sport is also a vegetable?
119.) What has four wheels and flies?
A garbage truck.
120.) What do dogs, trees, and chocolate have in common?
121.) What animal has two feet but can’t walk?
A snake that is 24 inches long. (It measures two feet.)
122.) What goes from Z to A?
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123.) What has one head, one foot, and four legs?
124.) What has to be broken before you can use it?
125.) What letter from the alphabet is found in a cup?
126.) What can run but can’t walk?
127.) What has four legs up, four legs down, soft in the middle, and hard all around?
128.) What loses its head in the morning but gets it back at night?
129.) How do you put a baby astronaut back to sleep?
130.) What has no wings but can fly?
A caterpillar. While it has no wings now, it will eventually become a butterfly. And we all know butterflies fly.
131.) What is orange and sounds like a parrot?
132.) What has a neck but no head?
133.) What bird can lift the most?
134.) What has a face and two hands but no arms or legs?
135.) What buildings have the most stories?
FAQ Easy Riddles
Here are some frequently asked questions about easy riddles.
A secret gets broken if it isn’t kept.
When you’re eating a watermelon – you eat the red and not the green.
A hole. When you dig dirt out of it, the hole becomes bigger.
By Mike O’Halloran
Mike is the founder and editor of Greeting Card Poet. He has co-written four books on kid trivia.
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