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55 Fun Riddles for Kids with Answers


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Last Updated on November 12, 2022 by Corinne Schmitt

These riddles for kids are fun brain teasers and will keep your child’s mind working hard to figure out the answer to each riddle. This is such a fun kid’s activity and one that the whole family can do together.

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What Are Riddles?

The dictionary definition of riddles says that riddles are a question or statement intentionally phrased so as to require ingenuity in ascertaining its answer or meaning, typically presented as a game.

My definition of riddles is that they are fun brain bending questions that are challenging to solve and make you think outside the box!

They are puzzles that need to be solved and I love to try and solve puzzles of all kinds. There are easy riddles, hard riddles, funny riddles, math riddles, and so much more for whatever your interests may be.

Why Solve Riddles?

Solving riddles involves critical thinking and problem-solving skills. I believe critical thinking is a very important skill and one that is lacking in many people!

Working on solving riddles can sharpen our minds and even open up new thought processes and ways of looking at things.

Did I mention that riddles are just plain FUN? Once you solve the riddle I guarantee you will have a feel-good moment.

The great thing about these printable riddles for kids is that you can print them off and take them along on long car rides to keep the whole family thinking!

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Can Kids Solve Riddles?

I have been an avid riddle lover for years and have encountered some very difficult riddles in the past.

Many people believe that riddles are too difficult for children to solve, but I disagree.

I think that children’s minds are amazing and it always astounds me what they can figure out when given the chance.

If your child has never solved riddles then start with some simple riddles and progress towards harder riddles.

I think your kids will love riddles once they have that triumphant feeling that comes after you solve a hard riddle.

These riddles for kids will help your child’s creative and critical thinking and verbal fluency. It’s an easy way to enhance vocabulary skills too!

I love that playing games is fun and also educational.

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Riddles

Ready to have some riddling fun? Here we go!

  1. What can you hold in your left hand, but not in your right hand?
  2. What do you have to break before you can use it?
  3. What belongs to you, but your friends use it more than you do?
  4. What gets bigger when more gets taken away?
  5. What has a head and a tail, but no body?
  6. What question can you never answer yes to?
  7. What two things can you never eat for breakfast?
  8. What is black when it is clean and white when it is dirty?
  9. What do you buy to eat, but you never eat it?
  10. What can go up and down, but not move?
  11. What lets you look right through a wall?
  12. What can you make that you can’t see?
  13. What stays in one corner, but travels around the world?
  14. What is as big as an elephant, but doesn’t weigh anything?
  15. What has hands, but cannot clap?
  16. When you have me, you want to share me, but if you share me, you don’t have me. What am I?
  17. What can you serve, but not eat?
  18. What can you catch, but you can’t throw it?
  19. What is easy to get into, but hard to get out of?
  20. What kind of band does not play music?
  21. Ryan’s mom has three children, Snap, Crackle and ____?
  22. What can jump higher than a building?
  23. A bat and a ball cost $1.10. The bat is $1 more than the ball. How much is the ball?
  24. What gets wetter the more it dries?
  25. If you are running a race and pass the person in second place, what place are you in?
  26. Give me food and I will live, give me water and I will die. What am I?
  27. What word contains 26 letters but only has 3 syllables?
  28. What kind of cup can’t hold water?
  29. What breaks as soon as you say its name?
  30. What will you never see again?
  31. What has a lot of keys, but cannot open a lock?
  32. If you have a basket with three apples and you take two away, how many apples do you have?
  33. What is full of holes but still holds water?
  34. What has four legs but cannot walk?
  35. What is always in front of you, but you can’t see it?
  36. How many months of the year have 28 days?
  37. What has teeth, but can’t chew?
  38. What has a head, a foot, and four legs?
  39. There’s a one-story yellow house with yellow walls, yellow doors, and yellow furniture. What color are the stairs?
  40. You see me once in June, twice in November, but not at all in May. What am I?
  41. What kind of room has no doors or windows?
  42. Where does Thursday come after Friday?
  43. What is orange in color, green on top, and sounds like a parrot?
  44. A man falls off a 20-foot ladder but doesn’t get hurt. How?
  45. I can shave all day and still have a beard. What am I?
  46. A rooster sits on the roof on top of a barn facing north and lays an egg, which direction will the egg roll?
  47. What has 13 hearts but no other organs?
  48. What kinds of stones are never found in the ocean?
  49. I run all around the backyard but never move. What am I?
  50. There is one word spelled wrong in every English dictionary. What is it?
  51. What has a thumb and four fingers but isn’t a hand?
  52. The blue house is made with blue bricks, the yellow house is made with yellow bricks, and the red house is made with red bricks. What did they use to build the green house with?
  53. I make a loud sound when I’m changing and when I grow I get bigger but weigh less. What am I?
  54. Clare has a very big family. She has 20 aunts, 20 uncles, and 60 cousins. Each of her cousins has an aunt who is not Clare’s aunt. How is this possible?
  55. You’ll find me in Mercury, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus but not in Venus or Neptune. What am I?

Answers

  1. Your right elbow
  2. An egg
  3. Your name
  4. A hole
  5. A coin
  6. Are you asleep?
  7. Lunch and dinner
  8. A chalkboard
  9. A plate
  10. The temperature
  11. A window
  12. Noise
  13. A postage stamp
  14. An elephant’s shadow
  15. A clock
  16. A secret
  17. A tennis ball
  18. A cold
  19. Trouble
  20. A rubber band
  21. Ryan
  22. Anything because buildings can’t jump
  23. 5 cents
  24. A towel
  25. Second place
  26. Fire
  27. Alphabet
  28. A cupcake
  29. Silence
  30. Yesterday
  31. A piano
  32. The two apples you took
  33. A sponge
  34. A table
  35. The future
  36. All of them
  37. A comb
  38. A bed
  39. There aren’t any stairs in a one-story house
  40. The letter “e”
  41. A mushroom
  42. The dictionary
  43. A carrot
  44. He fell off the bottom step
  45. A barber
  46. Roosters can’t lay eggs
  47. A deck of cards
  48. Dry ones
  49. A fence
  50. Wrong
  51. A glove
  52. Glass, because greenhouses are always made of glass
  53. Popcorn
  54. Their aunt is Clare’s mom
  55. The letter “r”

Printable Riddles for Kids

I have 5 pages of riddles that you can print off and solve with your children or class!

Each riddle has the answer written at the bottom of the card so it works best if you read the riddle to your child so they can’t see the answer.

Since you have the answer you can give clues if they get stumped!

I like to give my kids some time to think through the riddle and attempt to solve it before I start giving any clues.

You can print off these printable riddles for kids for your own personal use at home.

Fill in the form below to download and print the Riddles for Kids PDF.

FAQs

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printable riddles for kids

Did you know I wrote an entire book full of riddles for kids? It has over 400 mind-bending riddles, word puzzles, puns, brainteasers, logic problems, and math puzzles―perfect for clever kids who think outside the box. Your kids will love it!

Get The Big Book of Tricky Riddles for Kids on Amazon.

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