There’s nothing like a good riddle to tease the brain. Entertaining riddles for kids can be great fun and they are also a way for kids to exercise their lateral thinking and come up with some creative solutions too.
A good riddle for kid is something which kids can solve by applying some creative brain power. The best riddles for kids will also have a special twist and even deliver a punchline, making the person guessing go, “oh my, why didn’t I think of that.”
So, the next time you have to pass some time, or want to find something to entertain the kids and family, try some of these amazingly fun riddles for kids!
Super Fun Riddles for Kids
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1. What goes up but never comes down?
2. What appears once in a minute, twice in a moment but not once in a thousand years?
The letter M.
3. If you drop a blue hat into the Red Sea, what does it become?
4. What has many rings but no fingers?
5. Give me a drink and I will die. Feed me and I’ll become bigger. What am I?
6. I am a glass but can’t hold water. Instead I hold time. What am I?
7. What goes into a swimming pool but never gets wet?
A swimmer’s shadow.
8. I go around the world but never leave the corner. What am I?
9. What has hands and face but cannot hold anything or smile?
10. What type of key can’t be used to unlock a door?
11. What has an eye but cannot see?
12. What get wet while drying?
13. What word begins with E, ends with E and only has one letter in it?
14. I’m always on the dinner table but you don’t eat me. What am I?
Plates and cutlery.
15. What is so fragile that it gets broken once you say its name?
16. I am easy to lift but hard to throw. What am I?
17. What is yours but mostly used by others?
18. If you look for me, you can’t see clearly. If you look through me, you can’t see me. What am I?
19. What can you hold with right hand but not with your left hand?
Your left elbow.
20. If you drop me, I will crack. But smile at me and I’ll smile back. What am I?
21. Mrs Jenkins has five daughters. Each of her daughters has one brother. How many children does Mrs Jenkins have?
Six. Each of her daughter’s brother is the same person.
22. What is a question that you can never answer yes to?
Are you asleep?
23. What word is spelled wrong in the dictionary?
24. What do you find at the end of a rainbow?
The letter W.
25. I’m as light as a feather but the strongest person in the world can’t hold me for five minutes. What am I?
26. If you don’t keep me, I’ll break. What am I?
27. Everyone has me but no one can lose me. What am I?
28. What are two things that you can’t eat for breakfast?
Lunch and dinner.
29. I have a head and tail but no body. What am I?
30. What gets bigger the more you take away?
31. What has legs but cannot walk?
32. In times of trouble, what is something you can always count on?
33. What kind of cup can’t be used to hold water?
34. When water comes down, I go up. What am I?
35. What has a hundreds of needles but cannot sew?
36. What is orange in colour and sounds like a parrot?
37. The more of me that you take, the more of me you will leave behind. What am I?
38. I honk without a horn. What am I?
39. I am the beginning of everything, the end of everywhere.I’m the beginning of eternity, the end of time & space. What am I?
The letter E.
40. Two men jumped into the swimming pool but only one came out with wet hair. Why?
Because one of them was bald.
41. What type of room has no doors?
42. How many months in a year have 28 days?
All of them.
43. You buy me to eat, but never eat me. What am I?
44. What has a bottom at the top?
45. If I have it, I don’t share it. If I share it, I don’t have it. What is it?
More Riddles for Kids to Test Their Thinking
Are you loving these great riddles for kids? We’ve got even more to get you thinking. Riddles are a great way to engage kids and to give them the chance to think out of the box. Riddles also help with language development since they often involve wordplay, double meanings, and clever use of language. Most importantly, they are plenty of fun!
46. What is full of eyes but cannot see?
47. A cowboy rides into town on Monday. Two days later, he rides out again on Monday. How is that possible?
His horse was named Monday.
48. What loses its head in the day but gets it back at night?
49. If you have five pears and six oranges, how many pears can you fit into an empty basket?
One. After the first pear, the basket is no longer empty.
50. What has a thousand eyes but only sees with two of them?
51. What is red and smells like blue paint?
52. In a one-storey house, the bedrooms are pink, the kitchen is green and the dining room is red. What colour is the stairs?
There are no stairs. It is a one-storey house.
53. What type of lion never roars?
54. A dog crossed a river but it didn’t get wet. How was that possible?
The river was frozen.
55. What start with T, ends with T and has T inside?
56. I am tall when young and short when old. What am I?
57. I have many keys, can’t open doors, but I can open your heart. What am I?
58. I can run but cannot walk. What am I?
59. A man throws a ball with all his strength and it returns to him without him moving or doing anything. How is that possible?
He threw the ball straight up in to the air.
60. I’m the best place in the house to go to escape from zombies. What am I?
The living room.
61. What letter of the alphabet holds the most water?
62. A rooster is at the top of a hill and is facing east. If it lays an egg, will the egg roll to the north or south?
Neither. Roosters don’t lay eggs.
63. Jim’s parents have three kids. Two of their names are John and Judy. What is the name of the third child?
64. What make a loud sound when changing and becomes bigger but lighter after changing?
65. Two fathers and two sons went fishing. They caught three fish but that was enough for each of them to have one fish. How is that possible?
It was a grandfather, his son and his son’s son.
66. I have four legs, am soft in the middle and hard all around. What am I?
67. I am an odd number. Take away a letter from me and I become even. What am I?
68. If a red house is made of red bricks and a blue house is made out of blue bricks, what is a greenhouse made of?
69. Kids in the playground make this even though they can’t hold it. What is it?
70. I’m black and white and read all over. What am I?
71. I am a building with the most stories. What am I?
72. If you imagine you are in an enclosed room with no windows, how do you get out?
73. I can fill a room but take up no space. What am I?
74. Why should you never argue with a circle?
Because it is pointless.
75. How was it possible for a man to go 10 days without sleeping?
He slept at night.
76. You find me in Mercury, Earth, Mars and Jupiter but you won’t find me in Venus or Neptune. What am I?
The letter R.
77. How do you make the word “one” disappear?
Add a G to the front of it and it is gone.
78. What has a mouth but cannot speak?
79. I can be played or made, cracked or told. What am I?
80. If you are in a race and pass the person in second place at the finish line, what place will you be in?
81. What is a four-letter word that is spelt the same way forwards and backwards, the right-side up and upside down?
82. What has keys but no long, space but no room?
83. I have a neck but no head. I can be empty or full. What am I?
84. I have streets but no house, forests but no trees, and water but no fish. What am I?
85. I get answered without being questioned. What am I?
86. Cats have four of them and dogs have four of them too, but school has six. What are they?
87. I wear my shoes while sleeping. What am I?
88. What is heavier: a ton of feather or a ton of bricks?
Neither. They both weigh a ton.
89. What is the capital of Belgium?
The letter B.
90. Where does today come before yesterday?
In a dictionary.
Challenge Your Smarts with Fun Riddles for Kids
Riddles present a problem or a question that requires critical thinking and problem-solving skills to find the solution. They challenge the brain to think creatively, analyse information, and come up with logical or lateral thinking deductions. Here are even more riddles for kids.
91. What has to be broken before you can use it?
92. What animal can jump higher than a building?
All animals. Buildings can’t jump.
93. Kelly has a very big family. She has 15 aunts, 15 uncles and 40 cousins. Each of her cousins has an aunt who is not Kelly’s aunt. How is this possible?
Their aunt is Kelly’s mom.
94. I can express thoughts but cannot speak, yet I can leave a mark that lasts for a time. What am I?
95. What type of tree can you carry in your hand?
A palm tree.
96. When there is more of me, the less you can see. What am I?
97. What word contains six letters but if you remove one letter, 12 remain?
98. An electric train is traveling west and the wind is blowing in from the northeast and the sun is directly overhead.What direction does the smoke blow?
No direction. Electric trains don’t give off smoke.
99. I can run but never walk. What am I?
100. I grow down as I grow up. What am I?
101. Thanksgiving and Christmas is incomplete without me. Yet, when I’m at the table, everyone overeats. What am I?
102. You can try but I’m a fruit that can never be cheered up. What am I?
103. An elephant in Africa is called Larry. An elephant in Asia is called Lamu. What do you call an elephant in the Arctic?
104. How many seconds are in a year?
12. January 2nd, February 2nd, March 2nd…
105. What’s easy to get into but hard to get out of?
106. What is the most expensive fish?
107. What can you put between 5 and 6 to make the number bigger than 5 but smaller than 6?
A decimal point.
108. I have holes all over but I can still hold water. What am I?
109. What has four finger and a thumb but is not alive?
110. If you cut me, it will be you not I who will cry. What am I?
111. Even though no one empties me, i don’t stay full for long. What am I?
112. What cheese is made backwards?
113. I have no life but I can die. What am I?
114. I am black, white and blue. What am I?
A sad zebra.
115. What do you call a bear with no teeth?
A gummy bear.
116. Where will you find Friday before Thursday?
117. I have a head but no eyes, nose, ears or mouth. What am I?
118. I jump when I walk and sit when I stand. What am I?
119. What word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?
120. What do you get when you cross a snowman and a vampire?
121. It is raining at midnight but the weather forecast for tomorrow is clear. Will it be sunny in 48 hours time?
No, it will be midnight is 48 hours time.
122. I’m small and red with a heart of stone. What am I?
123. You throw away my outside and the cook my inside. Then you eat my outside and throw away my inside. What am I?
124. How many letters are in “the alphabet”?
11. 3 in “the” and 8 in “alphabet.
125. There are five apples in a basket. You take away three. How many apples do you have now?
Three apples. You took away three apples and left two behind in the basket.
We hope that you’ve enjoyed these riddles for kids. They are a fun way to keep kids entertained, scratching their heads, and thinking up clever answers to the riddles. If you’ve enjoyed them, we think you will also enjoy these candy riddles or more jokes like these teacher jokes, or these chemistry jokes, or these cheese jokes, or these hard tongue twisters that will get you tripping over your words.