Although this grouping of good riddles may force you to use your noggin more than you’d like, in the end, you’ll be entertained and glad you did.
Riddles vary widely because they aren’t about punchlines at all. Instead, they’re about the joy of discover – thinking one way and suddenly turning that thought pattern around to a solution.
This collection was crafted with riddles that are just as tricky as entertaining and provide a wide variety for all ages and abilities. Stretch your mind and solve them all!
Good Riddles For Kids and Adults
Just shout out your answer as you play along. Good luck!
1.) I can be cracked, made, told, and played. What am I?
2.) I wiggle and cannot see, sometimes underground and sometimes on a tree. What am I?
3.) I like to twirl my body but keep my head up high. After I go in, everything becomes tight. What am I?
4.) I can fly but have no wings. I can cry, but I have no eyes. Wherever I go, darkness follows me. What am I?
5.) Although I may have eyes, I cannot see. I have a round brown face with lots of acne. What am I?
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6.) I am a seed with three letters in my name. Take away the last two, and I still sound the same. What am I?
7.) I am lighter than air, but a hundred people cannot lift me. Careful, I am fragile. What am I?
8.) I am the type of room you can not enter or leave. What am I?
9.) What five-letter word can you take away from two letters and have one remaining?
10.) What goes into the water black and comes out red?
11.) With three eyes and a black as night, I frequently knock down ten men with a single strike! What am I?
A bowling ball.
12.) I’m white, perfect for cutting and grinding. For most animals, I am a useful tool. What am I?
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13.) I am always around you but often forgotten. I am pure and clean most time but occasionally rotten. What am I?
14.) I have two bodies joined together as one. When standing still, I ran and ran. What am I?
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15.) I’m light as a feather, yet the strongest man can’t hold me for more than 5 minutes. What am I?
16.) The more you take away from me, the bigger I shall get. What am I?
17.) What loses its head in the morning and regains it at night?
18.) I jump when I walk and sit when I stand. What am I?
19.) I have fangs and enjoy piercing holes with a single bite. What am I?
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What makes a good riddle?
Well, the simple answer is: a good riddle is one you like. As we all know, we all have different tastes. A riddle you want is not necessarily good because someone else does or does not like it. If it works for you, it works.
20.) How do you know if Santa is a werewolf?
He has Santa claws.
21.) How does the Easter Bunny paint all the Easter eggs?
He hires Santa’s elves during the offseason.
22.) I wonder what vampires put on their turkeys at Christmas?
24.) What weighs more, a pound of feathers or iron?
Same – it’s one pound.
25.) What three positive numbers give the same answer when multiplied or added together?
1,2, and 3.
26.) Dave can pick up cigarette butts from the ground and make a cigarette with four butts. If Dave finds 16 cigarette butts, how many cigarettes can he make?
Five. He makes the initial 4 with the 16 (16 divided by 4 = 4). Then, after he smokes the four, he has four more butts to make one more. 4 + 1 equals 5.
27.) If you have 23 black socks, 17 blue socks, and 12 white socks on the floor in your dark closet, how many would you have to pick up to ensure you’d have a matching pair?
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28.) It’s Valentine’s Day! What reindeer do we see on this day?
29.) I was tall when I was young, short when I’m old, and every Halloween, I stand up inside Jack O Lantern. What am I?
30.) What stories does the Easter Bunny like best?
The ones with hoppy endings!
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31.) There’s a key that opens no doors but fills your stomach. What key is it?
32.) What day does an Easter egg hate the most?
Fry-days. Check out our Awesome Puns page.
33.) What did Adam say the day before Christmas?
It’s Christmas Eve.
34.) What did Santa change his name to after he slid down a chimney where the fire was still burning?
35.) I have three letters. I read the same forward and backward. And I know you’ll get the answer. I know you’ll see. It’s a word that is important to you and me. What word am I?
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36.) I never was, but I always will be. No one ever saw me, but everyone knows I exist. I give people the motivation to better themselves every day. What am I?
37.) Two fathers and two sons go fishing together in the same boat. They all catch a fish, but the total catch is three fish. How is this possible?
There are three men: a grandfather, a father (who happens to be the grandfather’s son), and the father’s son.
38.) You see a boat filled with people. But, when you look again, you don’t see a single person this time. Why is this the case?
All the people on the boat are married.
39.) I reach for the sky but clutch to the ground; sometimes, I leave, but I am always around. What am I?
40.) If a green man lives in a greenhouse, a red man lives in a red house, a blue man lives in a blue house, a purple man lives in a purple house, and a yellow man lives in a yellow house, who lives in a white house?
41.) Why should you not iron a four-leaf clover?
Because you would be pressing your luck!
42.) Riddle Mary: Mary has four daughters, and each of her daughters has a brother. How many children does Mary have?
Five, each daughter has the same brother.
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Christmas Riddles and Mental Challenges
43.) What do you call people afraid of Santa Claus?
44.) Santa just ate his walking stick! How is that possible?
It was a candy cane!
45.) What does Rudolph do that bugs Santa?
He constantly Fa-La-La-La-Lows him.
46.) What happens if you eat the Christmas decorations?
You get tinsel-itus.
47.) What happens to you at Christmas?
Yule be happy!
48.) What is Santa’s favorite basketball team?
The New York Old St. Knicks.
49.) What is the expected outcome of a cross between a Honeycrisp and a Christmas tree?
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50.) What is the weather called when it is raining turkey?
A fowl weather.
51.) What nationality is Santa Claus?
52.) What song do socks sing while they hang by the fireplace?
Silent Night — HOLEY Night.
53.) What’s at the end of Christmas?
The letter S.
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54.) What’s best to put into a Christmas cake?
55.) What kind of toe should not belong on your foot?
56.) Where does Santa put his suit after Christmas?
In the CLAUS-et.
57.) Where does the Easter bunny eat breakfast?
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Santa Questions and Answers
58.) Which of Santa’s reindeer needs to mind his manners the most?
59.) Which reindeer is known to be the fastest of them all?
60.) Which reindeer loves to go to outer space?
61.) Who delivers Christmas presents to dogs?
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62.) Why are Christmas trees like bad knitters?
They always drop their needles.
63.) Why can’t the Christmas tree stand up?
It doesn’t have legs.
64.) Why shouldn’t you tell an Easter egg a joke?
It might crack up.
65.) I’m a proficient web designer, and yet I own no websites. What am I?
66.) I have a thumb and fingers, but I’m not a hand. I have a palm and a back but no legs to stand. What am I?
67.) I have buds but no flowers. I taste better than I smell. What am I?
68.) I’m right smack dab in front of you, but you can never see me. What am I?
69.) I don’t speak first but replay when spoken to. What am I?
70.) What has 13 hearts but zero organs?
A deck of playing cards.
71.) I must be broken before being consumed. What am I?
72.) What goes up but never comes down?
73.) I have many keys but no locks. What am I?
We hope you liked this sparkling collection of unsullied humor that we call good riddles. Riddles require a sharp mind to answer the first go-round. After that, your memory will come in handy.
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By Mike O’Halloran
Mike is the founder and editor of Greeting Card Poet. He is also the co-author of four kids’ books on trivia and riddles.
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