120+ Best Riddles for Kids

Riddles are a perfect way to jog your brain and stimulate creative thinking in kids, and adults.

The best mind exercises for kids consist of riddles, intelligent jokes, trivia questions, and fun word puzzles which push children to think deeper while helping them improve their grammar.

They start off easy for all kids of different ages to comprehend. Others are a bit hard and may require your kid to be a math whiz. All the same, these riddles encourage fast thinking in kids which is good for nurturing problem-solving skills.

Best Riddles for Kids

Here you will come across word plays, so keep going and see how creative you will turn out to be. We even threw in some fun riddles to break the boredom.

This awesome list of best riddles for kids will engage a kid’s natural problem-solving skills and help spark meaningful conversations amongst peers.

 

1. What 2 things can you never eat for breakfast?

Lunch and dinner.

 

2. What has hands but doesn’t clap?

A clock.

 

3. How many months of the year have 28 days?

All of them! Every month has *at least* 28 days.

 

4. You will buy me to eat, but never eat me. What am I?

A plate

 

5. It belongs to you, but your friends use it more. What is it?

Your name

 

6. What has many ears but cannot hear?

Corn

 

7. If you don’t keep me, I’ll break. What am I?

A promise.

 

8. Four legs up, four legs down, soft in the middle, hard all around. What am I?

A bed

 

9. There’s only one word in the dictionary that’s spelled wrong. What is it?

The word “wrong.” It’s the only word that’s spelled W-R-O-N-G.

 

10. What falls in winter but never gets hurt?

Snow

 

11. You’re running a race and at the very end, you pass the person in 2nd place. What place did you finish the race in?

You finished in 2nd place.

 

12. How do you fix a cracked pumpkin?

With a pumpkin patch.

 

13. I have a tail and a head, but nobody. What am I?

A coin

 

14. What has many keys but can’t open any doors?

A piano.

 

15. Which word becomes shorter when you add 2 letters to it?

The word “short.”

 

16. I have wings, I am able to fly, I’m not a bird, yet I soar high in the sky. What am I?

An airplane

 

17. What can you catch, but not throw?

A cold.

 

18. What’s the capital of France?

The letter “F.” It’s the only capital letter in France.

 

19. I follow you all the time and copy your every move, but you can’t touch me or catch me. What am I?

Your shadow

 

20. There are 3 apples in the basket and you take away 2. How many apples do you have now?

You have 2 apples. You took away 2 apples and left 1 in the basket.

 

21. What has a head, a tail, is brown, and has no legs?

A penny

 

22. What can you put between 7 and 8, to make the result greater than 7, but less than 8?

A decimal point. Your result would be 7.8, which is between 7 and 8.

 

23. What do you call a chihuahua in the summer?

 

24. 81 x 9 = 801. What do you need to do to make this equation true?

Turn it upside down. 108 = 6 x 18.

 

25. Where does Friday come before Thursday?

In the dictionary.

 

26. What runs but never gets tired?

A water faucet

 

27. What 3 numbers give the same result when multiplied and added together?

1, 2, and 3 (1 + 2 + 3 = 6 and 1 x 2 x 3 = 6).

 

28. What is orange, green on top, and sounds like a parrot?

A carrot!

 

29. When things go wrong, what can you always count on?

Your fingers

 

30. I go all around the world but never leave the corner. What am I?

A stamp.

 

31. Why do bees have sticky hair?

Because they use their honeycombs.

 

32. You’ll find me in Mercury, Earth, Mars and Jupiter, but not in Venus or Neptune. What am I?

The letter “R.”

 

33. What do you call a bear with no teeth?

A gummy bear.

 

34. What do you get when you cross a snowman and a vampire?

Frostbite

 

35. Why are teddy bears never hungry?

Because they are always stuffed.

 

36. What can go up a chimney down, but can’t go down a chimney up?

An umbrella. If your umbrella is “down,” it can fit through a chimney, but if it’s “up,” it won’t fit!

 

37. It has keys, but no locks. It has space, but no room. You can enter, but can’t go inside. What is it?

A keyboard.

 

38. What did the duck put in its soup?

Quackers.

 

39. Why did the tortilla chip start dancing?

Because they put on the salsa.

 

40. Which fish costs the most?

A goldfish!

 

41. What fruit can you never cheer up?

A blueberry.

 

42. I can fill a room, but I take up no space. What am I?

Light.

 

43. It’s the only place in the world where today comes before yesterday. Where is it?

The dictionary.

 

44. What word is spelled wrong in the dictionary?

Wrong

 

45. What kind of room has no doors or windows?

A mushroom

 

46. How do you catch a school of fish?

With a bookworm

 

47. An elephant in Africa is called Lala. An elephant in Asia is called Lulu. What do you call an elephant in Antarctica?

Lost

 

48. Imagine you are in a room with no windows or doors. How will you get out?

Stop imagining

 

49. What did the mom tomato say to the dawdling baby tomato?

“Ketchup.”

50. Kate’s mother has three children: Snap, Crackle, and ___?

Kate! (It’s Kate’s mother, after all.)

 

51. A group of bunnies was having a birthday party. What kind of music were they listening to?

Hip hop music.

 

52. I am an odd number. Take away a letter and I become even. What number am I?

Seven

 

53. Where would you take a sick boat?

To the dock

 

54. Why was 6 afraid of 7?

Because 7, 8 (ate), 9!

 

55. What did the zero say to the eight?

“Nice belt!”

 

56. What goes up but never comes back down?

Your age

 

57. When Grant was 8, his brother was half his age. Now, Grant is 14. How old is his brother?

His brother is 10

 

58. What is full of holes but still holds water?

A sponge

 

59. If two’s company and three’s a crowd, what are four and five?

9

 

60. What question can you never answer yes to?

Are you asleep yet?

 

61. What did the triangle say to the circle?

You are pointless.

 

62. What is always in front of you but can’t be seen?

The future

 

63. Why did the math book look so sad?

Because it was full of problems.

 

64. What goes up but never comes down?

Your age

 

65. If there are three apples and you take away two, how many apples do you have?

You have two apples. You took away two apples and left one in the basket.

 

66. 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

 

67. The more you take, the more you leave behind. What are they?

Footsteps

 

68. Forward I am heavy, but backward I am not. What am I?

The word “ton.”

 

69. What gets wet while drying?

A towel

 

70. What can you keep after giving to someone?

Your word

 

71. You see me once in June, twice in November and not at all in May. What am I?

The letter “e.”

 

72. I shave every day, but my beard stays the same. What am I?

A barber

 

73. You see a boat filled with people, yet there isn’t a single person on board. How is that possible?

All the people on the boat are married.

 

74. If you drop me, I’m sure to crack, but give me a smile and I’ll always smile back. What am I?

A mirror.

 

75. What has 13 hearts, but no other organs?

A deck of cards

 

76. What kind of vegetables are the most fun at parties?

Fungi

 

77. You walk into a room that contains a match, a kerosene lamp, a candle, and a fireplace. What would you light first?

Fungi

 

78. A man dies of old age on his 25 birthday. How is this possible?

He was born on February 29.

 

79. Why did the fruit salad skip its own wedding?

It had a lot of can’t-elope

 

80. Why did the citrus tree go to the hospital?

Lemon-aid

 

81. I have branches, but no fruit, trunk or leaves. What am I?

A bank

 

82. What can’t talk but will reply when spoken to?

An echo

 

83. You cut me, slice me, dice me, and all the while, you cry. What am I?

An onion

 

84. What kind of apples do computers prefer?

Macintosh

 

85. What do you call a cat who loves to swim?

A catfish.

 

86. How many eggs would a rooster lay over three weeks, provided it is adequately fed and housed?

Zero. Roosters do not lay eggs.

 

87. The more of this there is, the less you see. What is it?

Darkness

 

88. What can you hold in your left hand but not in your right?

Your right elbow

 

89. I’m red or green and grow on a vine. I’m dried to make raisins and squeezed to make wine. What am I?

Grapes

 

90. I’m light as a feather, yet the strongest person can’t hold me for five minutes. What am I?

Your breath

 

91. When I’m ripe, I’m green, when you eat me, I’m red, and when you spit me out, I’m black. What am I?

A watermelon.

 

92. I’m found in socks, scarves and mittens; and often in the paws of playful kittens. What am I?

Yarn

 

93. I’m the father of fruits. What am I?

A papa-ya.

 

94. If you’ve got me, you want to share me; if you share me, you haven’t kept me. What am I?

A secret

 

95. A word I know, six letters it contains, remove one letter and 12 remains, what is it?

It’s lid

 

96. If I add six to 11, I get five. How?

11 a.m., six hours later, is 5 p.m.

 

97. It belongs to you, but other people use it more than you do. What is it?

Your name

 

98. A phone and case cost $110 total. The phone costs $100 more than the case. How much is the phone?

$105

 

99. What has one eye, but can’t see?

A needle

100. What has words, but never speaks?

A book

 

101. What has a thumb and four fingers, but is not a hand?

A glove

 

102. What are the three Rs that keep our planet clean?

Reuse, recycle, reduce.

 

103. You cannot see me, I cannot be touched, you cannot feel me, but I can cook your lunch. What am I?

A microwave particle.

 

104. What building has the most stories?

The library

 

105. I have been around for millions of years but am only a month old. What am I?

The moon

 

106. What has four wheels and flies?

A garbage truck

 

107. What is a priest’s favorite part about physics?

Mass

 

108. A girl has as many brothers as sisters, but each brother has only half as many brothers as sisters. How many brothers and sisters are there in the family?

Four sisters and three brothers

 

109. I am so simple that I can only point, yet I guide men all over the world?

A compass

 

110. What 4-letter word can be written forward, backward or upside down, and can still be read from left to right?

NOON

 

111. A doctor and a boy are together. The boy is the doctor’s son, but the doctor is not the boy’s father. How?

The doctor is the boy’s mother.

 

112. What is the laziest mountain in the world?

Mt. Ever-rest.

 

113. If a red house is made of red bricks, and a yellow house is made of yellow bricks, what is a greenhouse made of?

Glass. All greenhouses are made of glass.

 

114. I am a word of letters three; add two and fewer there will be. What word am I?

Few

 

115. How can a leopard change its spots?

By moving from one spot to another.

 

116. What word is pronounced the same if you take away four of its five letters?

Queue

 

117. What is always in front of you but can’t be seen?

The future

 

118. What can fill a room but takes up no space?

Light

 

119. What’s black, white, and blue?

A sad zebra

 

120. The person who makes it has no need of it; the person who buys it has no use for it. The person who uses it can neither see nor feel it. What is it?

A coffin

 

121. What has eyes, a tongue, and a soul but can’t see, taste, or die?

A shoe.

 

122. I have lakes with no water, mountains with no stone and cities with no buildings. What am I?

A map

 

123. What goes in your pocket but keeps it empty?

A hole

 

124. What does man love more than life, hate more than death or mortal strife; that which contented men desire; the poor have, the rich require; the miser spends, the spendthrift saves, and all men carry to their graves?

Nothing

 

125. Why did the kid bury his walkie-talkie?

Because the batteries died

 

126. What kind of ship has two mates but no captain?

 

 

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