For riddles for kids work to keep minds sharp and logic sound. They are a fantastic way to stimulate young minds and improve critical thinking skills. Our collection is for children to enjoy while exercising their brain. Most of them are gentle challenging riddles that are easy to understand and sure to stump a few friends and family members at the next get together.
These can be used by the teachers to make their classes more active and entertaining, and even with parents who can enjoy solving riddles with their kids. Once they get it though, they will be on the hunt for more.
To get things rolling, the Poet’s Panel has selected the top ten riddles. Much fun awaits you here, so read on and enjoy!
Best Riddles For Kids
1.) Mike’s parents have three sons: Snap, Crackle and… ?
2.) I have no legs. I will never walk, but always run. What am I?
3.) What is a frog’s favorite game?
4.) What is an insect’s favorite sport?
5.) Throw away the outside and cook the inside, then eat the outside and throw away the inside. What am I?
Corn on the cob. One throws away the husk, cook and eat the kernels, and then throw away the cob.
6.) I am light as a feather, yet the strongest man can’t hold me for much more than a minute. What am I?
7.) What is seen in the middle of March and April that can’t be seen at the beginning or end of either month?
The letter R.
8.) I have no life, but I can die, what am I?
9.) What is full of holes, but still holds water?
10.) What is always in front of us but can’t be seen?
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11.) Why did the golfer wear two pairs of pants?
In case he got a hole in one.
12.) Why was Adam known to be a good runner?
He was the first in the human race.
13.) How far can a bear walk into the woods?
Halfway. (After that, its walking out of the woods.)
14.) What do you get if your sheep studies karate?
A lamb chop.
15.) What’s full of holes but still holds water?
16.) If everyone in the country bought a white car, what would we have?
A white carnation.
17.) What do you call it when a dinosaur makes a goal with a soccer ball?
18.) What did the sea say to the sand?
Nothing, he just waved.
19.) A cowboy rode into town on Friday. He stayed in town for three days and rode out on Friday. How was that possible?
Friday was the name of his horse.
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Easy Riddles With Answers
20.) What do you get if you cross a football player with a pay phone?
A wide receiver.
21.) What’s a sheep’s favorite game?
22.) In a one-story pink house, there was a pink dressed person, a pink dog, a pink fish, a pink computer, a pink chair, a pink table, a pink telephone, and a pink shower. Everything was pink! What color were the stairs?
There weren’t any stairs, it was a one story house. Duh.
23.) Why did the football coach go to the bank?
He wanted his quarter back.
24.) Where does Friday come before Thursday?
In the dictionary.
25.) What game can be dangerous to your mental health?
Marbles, you don’t want to lose them.
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26.) I have rivers, but do not have water. I have dense forests, but no trees and animals. And, I have cities, but no people live in those cities. What am I?
27.) I never ask questions, but always answered. What am I?
28.) I was born big, but as the day passes, as I get older, I become small. What am I?
29.) I will always come, never arrive today. What am I?
30.) I am full of keys, but I cannot open any door. What am I?
31.) How do shells get around in the ocean?
A taxi crab.
32.) What has 88 teeth but never brushes them?
A Piano. (Now, that’s a good riddle!)
33.) People always buy me to eat, but they never eat me. What am I?
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34.) The one who makes me does not need me, when he makes me. The one who buys me does not use me for himself or herself. And, the one who uses me doesn’t know that he or she is using me. What am I?
35.) When the water comes down, when it rains, I go up. What am I?
An umbrella. (The answer to a riddle can sometimes be satisfying and sometimes not.)
36.) You can break me easily without even touching me or seeing me. What am I?
37.) How do dog catchers get paid?
By the pound.
38.) What is blue and smells like red paint?
39.) Imagine you’re in a room where the ceiling is slowing fallings and the floor is slowly rising. There are no windows or doors. How do you get out?
40.) If a red house is made out of red bricks, a blue house is made out of blue bricks and a yellow house is made of yellow bricks what color bricks does a greenhouse have?
A greenhouse if made mostly of glass in order to grow plants within.
41.) A boy fell off a 30 meter ladder but did not get hurt. Why not?
He fell off the bottom step.
42.) What kind of tree can you carry in your hand?
A palm tree.
43.) I have keys but no locks. I have space but no room. You can enter but can’t go outside. What am I?
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44.) What word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?
45.) What is the hardest part about skydiving?
46.) What part of a football ground is never the same?
The changing rooms.
47.) What English word has three consecutive double letters?
48.) What tea do hockey players drink?
49.) Sara’s mother has four daughters. One is called Megan, one Molly, and another is Brenna. What is the name of the fourth daughter?
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50.) What can run but can’t walk?
A drop of water.
51.) If an electric train is traveling south at 50 MPH, the wind is blowing north at 45 MPH, which way is the smoke going?
There’s no smoke as the train is electric.
52.) Two mothers and two daughters went out to eat, everyone ate one burger, yet only three burgers were eaten in all. How is this possible?
They were a grandmother, mother and daughter.
53.) If the wind was blowing 5 mph west and you placed a rooster’s egg on top of a pink house that was slanted 3 degrees east, what direction would the egg roll?
Roosters don’t lay eggs.
54.) You will throw me away when you want to use me. You will take me in when you don’t want to use me. What am I?
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55.) I have no bones and no legs, but if you keep me warm, I will soon walk away. What am I?
56.) Take away my first letter, and I still sound the same. Take away my last letter, I still sound the same. Even take away my letter in the middle, I will still sound the same. I am a five letter word. What am I?
57.) Why is a tennis game so loud?
Because the players raise a racquet.
58.) What made Cyclops quit teaching?
He only had one pupil.
59.) A king, queen, and two twins all lay in a large room. How are there no adults in the room?
They’re all beds.
60.) How can you make an octopus laugh?
Ten tickles. (Get it? Tentacles.)
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61.) I am bought by the yard but worn by the foot. What am I?
62.) What has bands but does not clap?
63.) What has a T at the beginning, a T at the end, and has T in it?
64.) I can swim or walk for miles. I’m big with thick, white hair. I live up in the Arctic. What I am?
A polar bear.
65.) Every time you stand up, you lose this. What is it?
66.) Why did the boy bury his flashlight?
Because the batteries died.
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67.) Why did the grandma sit in the rocking chair with her roller blades on?
Because she wanted to rock and roll.
68.) Why do dragons sleep all day?
They like to hunt Knights.
69.) What bird can write?
70.) What kind of flower does everyone wear on their faces?
71.) Name a popular four letter sport that starts with a “T”.
72.) What did the boy cat say to the girl cat on Valentine’s Day?
You’re purrr-fect for me.
73.) What do monkeys sing at Christmas?
Jungle Bells, Jungle bells.
74.) What do you call a cow that twitches?
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75.) Dracula’s going to the bank to keep his money, he seems a little more pale than usual, which bank did he go to?
A blood bank.
76.) What do you call a great dog detective?
77.) What do you call a rabbit with the sniffles?
A runny bunny.
78.) What do you call a thieving alligator?
79.) What do you call an alligator in a vest?
80.) What do you call lending money to a bison?
81.) What did the baseball glove say to the baseball?
Catch you later.
82.) What is something you can easily hold in your right hand but cannot possibly hold in your left hand?
Your left elbow or hand.
83.) What cheese is made backwards?
84.) What goes up but never goes down?
85.) Going forward, I’m heavy. Backwards, I’m not. What am I?
86.) I am an odd number, but take away one letter and I become even. What am I?
Seven. Seven less the “S” becomes “even.”
87.) What gets more wet the more it dries?
88.) What has one eye but cannot see?
89.) What 5 letter English word can be pronounced the same even with 4 of its letters removed?
90.) It is late, 3 am, you are awakened by a knock on the door. It is your parents. They are hungry. You have a can of sardines, a box of crackers and a bag full of apples. What do you open first?
91.) If you throw me out the window, you’ll leave a grieving wife. But leave me in the middle of the door, and you might just save a life. What am I?
The letter N.
92.) An Uber driver is heading down a street. He turns left at a “no left hand turn” sign and goes the wrong way on a one way road. He passes a police car and yet he is not punished. Why?
93.) What can travel around the world while staying in a corner?
94.) If a fella met a fella in a field of beans, could a fella tell a fella what a fella means? How many “f”s in that?
There are zero “f’s” in that.
95.) Feed me and I live, yet give me a drink and I die. What am I?
96.) What can run but never walks, has a mouth but never talks, has a bed but never sleeps, has a head but never weeps?
97.) How many of each species did Moses take on the ark with him?
None, it wasn’t Moses. It was Noah.
98.) What has a head and tail but no body?
99.) When is a door not a door?
When it is a jar. (ajar)
100.) Take off my skin and I won’t cry, but you might. What am I?
101.) What word describes a man who does not have all his fingers on one hand?
Normal…most folks have fingers on both hands.
How to use this list of riddles
Kids love riddles. Riddles are a great way to connect with children. You might consider sharing these on car rides, in class room, at the beginning or end of sports practices or at the family dinner table. Some folks even pack a riddle with their children’s lunches on a post-it note or card. It’s fun to have kids both ask the riddles and try to solve them. What a great way to build logic skills, critical thinking and to just have fun!
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— Mike O’Halloran
O’Halloran is the editor of Greeting Card Poet, and the co-author of four trivia books for kids under the Smart Attack line.
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