Back To School Riddles Your Kids Will Love!

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It’s back to school time, and some kids are getting excited, others are getting nervous, and if they are like my oldest kids, they are running for the hills! No matter how your kids are feeling, these fun back to school riddles are sure to get them excited about school in no time.

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Riddles and jokes are a perfect way to break the tension and to relax when things seem a little stressful. These back to school riddles are the perfect way to get the kids excited about their return to school. You can share these leading up to the first day, you can share them on the first day, or you can teach your kids a few of them to share with their teacher and friends as a great icebreaker when they get to school. Throw some lunch box jokes in their lunch box for even more fun at school, and they will be excited to go to day 2!

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The Best Back To School Riddles

Q: I have a back and legs

But I don’t have hair.

You sit on me

Which makes me a _ _ _ _ _

A: A chair

Q: Despite my name,

I am not a queen.

When you hold me up to things

Their length is seen.

What am I?

A: A ruler

Q: When you come to school on Monday, you find out that class has been delayed. Your class will be three days after the day before the day after tomorrow. What day is your class?

A: Friday

Q: You will always find me in the past, I can be created in the present but the future will never change me. What am I?

A: History

Q: There were three girls walking to school. They had 1 umbrella to share. How did they not get wet?

A: It wasn’t raining.
back to school riddles: There were three girls walking to school. They had 1 umbrella to share. How did they not get wet? A: It wasn’t raining. in a pink backgrounf

Q: Sometimes you use me at school

I am not a clock

I am something that beats paper

But I am beaten by rock.

What am I?

A: Scissors

Q: I have pages.

People can read me.

I am not a book.

My name has three syllables and starts like monkey.

What am I?

A: A magazine

Q: I am made of plastic.

I am a cylinder.

You might want to use me to stick two pieces of paper together.

What am I?

A: A glue stick.

Q: I am a person.

I have an office.

You might come to me when you’re not feeling well.

Who am I?

A: The school nurse

Q: I am big enough to hold a lot of children.

I am often very noisy.

I have blinking red lights.

I have wheels and a horn.

What am I?

A: The school bus!
 
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back to school riddles: I am big enough to hold a lot of children.
I am often very noisy.
I have blinking red lights.
I have wheels and a horn.
What am I? A: The school bus! in an orange background

Q: You caught me first at home but over the years you form me in school.

What am I?

A: Knowledge and Skills

Q: I come from a mine and get surrounded by wood.

What Am I?

A: Pencil lead

Q: What is this thing that you use at school?

In English it has horizontal lines

In Art it will usually be plain

And for graphs in Math it will have gridlines.

A: Paper

Q: At the sound of me, men may dream, Or stamp their feet. At the sound of me, women may laugh, Or sometimes weep.

What could I be?

A: I am music!

Q: I take your books from home to school.

Im red or blue or green or black.

You zip my zippers here and there.

Im always riding piggy back.

A: A backpack
back to school riddles: I take your books from home to school.
Im red or blue or green or black.
You zip my zippers here and there.
Im always riding piggy back. A: A backpack in a gray  background

Q: I am an even number. My ones digit is 4. My tens digit is 6.

What am I?

A: 64

Q: What happens when fog lifts in southern California?

A: UCLA!

Q: I do not get put on a bed

Even though I am a sheet

Instead put me in a binder

To keep your desk nice and neat

What am I?

A: Paper

Q: A teacher wont stop yelling. She closes the door, the windows, but what did the teacher forget to close?

A: Her mouth

Q: There is a school shooting, to keep the kids safe the teachers gather the kids in the corner and turned off the lights. What did the teacher forget to do?

A: Lock the door.
 
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back to school riddles: There is a school shooting, to keep the kids safe the teachers gather the kids in the corner and turned off the lights. What did the teacher forget to do? A: Lock the door. in a blue background

Q: Whats a teachers favorite nation?

A: Expla-nation!

Q: What is the first thing a gorilla learns in school?

A: The Ape B C’s

Q: I arrive at school with no pen and leave with 6 pens.

Who am I?

A: A pencil thief!

Q: What is the first thing that bats learn at school?

A: The alphabat.

Q: Why did the star go to school?

A: To get brighter!
back to school riddles: Why did the star go to school? A: To get brighter! in a green background

Q: Who helps the little pumpkins cross the street to school?

A: The Crossing Gourd.

Q: What is the fruitiest subject at school?

A: History, because it’s full of dates!

Q: What do you call a student that got C’s all the way through nursing school?

A: Hopefully not your nurse.

Q: Why wasn’t the geometry teacher at school?

A: Because she sprained her angle!

Q: What do you call an ant who sluffs school?

A: Truant
 
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back to school riddles: What do you call an ant who sluffs school? A: Truant in a pink background

Q: Why did Johnny get such low grades after Thanksgiving

A: Because everything is marked down after the holidays!

Q: What kind of bag did the vegetable take to school?

A: Bean bag

Q: Why did the decathlon runner skip gym class

A: He slipped his discus.

Q: Why do soccer players do so well in school?

A: They know how to use their heads.

Q: Why was the scuba diver failing Biology?

A: Because he was below “C” level.
back to school riddles: Why was the scuba diver failing Biology? A: Because he was below "C" level. in an orange background

Q: How did the English major define microtome on his biology exam?

A: An itsy bitsy book.

Q: What is a vampires favorite test?

A: Blood test

Q: Whats the best way to study the Bible?

A: You Luke into it.

Q: What is a math teacher’s favorite dessert?

A: Pi

Q: Why didn’t the bear go to university?

A: It only learned the bear necessities. 
 
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back to school riddles: Why didn’t the bear go to university? A: It only learned the bear necessities.  in a gray background

Q: What animal cheats on its tests?

A: A cheetah

Q: What school does ice cream go to?

A: Sundae school

Q: Why was the teacher angry at the student for something he didn’t do?

A: Because he didn’t do his homework

Q: What is a cow’s favorite day at school?

A: When it goes on a field trip.

Q: What do you need to go to high school?

A: A ladder
back to school riddles: What do you need to go to high school? A: A ladder  in a blue background

Q: Where do students in New York City learn multiplication?

A: In Times Square

Q: Where did the music teacher leave her keys?

A: In the piano

Q: Why did the kid study in the airplane?

A: He wanted a higher education!

Q: What do librarians take with them when they go fishing?

A: Bookworms

Q: Why did the clock in the cafeteria run slow?

A: It always went back four seconds
 
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back to school riddles: Why did the clock in the cafeteria run slow? A: It always went back four seconds in a green background

Q: What vegetables do librarians like?

A: Quiet peas!

Q: What did the computer do at lunchtime?

A: It had a byte!

Q: What is a pirate’s favorite subject?

A: Aaarrt!

Q: What do you call a pirate that skips class?

A: Captain Hooky!

Q: Why does it take pirates so long to learn the alphabet?

A: Because they spend years at C!
back to school riddles: Why does it take pirates so long to learn the alphabet? A: Because they spend years at C! in a pink background

Q: What grades did the pirate get in school?

A: High C’s!

Q: What did the paper say to the pencil?

A: Write on!

Q: How do bees get to school?

A: By school buzz!

Q: What’s better than a talking dinosaur? 

A: A spelling bee!

Q: Which hand is it better to write with?

A: Neither, you should use a pen!
 
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back to school riddles: Which hand is it better to write with? A: Neither, you should use a pen!  in a orange background

Q: Why didn’t the sun go to college?

A: Because it already had a million degrees!

Q: What is the smartest state?

A: Alabama, it has four A’s and one B!

Q: What kind of meals do math teachers eat?

A: Square meals!

Q: Why did the student do multiplication problems on the floor?

A: The teacher told her not to use tables!

Q: What do you do if a teacher rolls her eyes at you?

A: Pick them up and roll them back to her!
back to school riddles: What do you do if a teacher rolls her eyes at you? A: Pick them up and roll them back to her! in a gray background

Q: Why did the teacher turn the lights on?

A: Because her class was so dim!

Q: What is an owl’s favorite subject?

A: Owl-gebra!

Q: Why didn’t the zombie go to school?

A: He felt rotten!

Q: What do you get when you throw a million books into the ocean?

A: A title wave!

Q: Why did the girl wear glasses during math class?

A: Because it improves di-vison!
 
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back to school riddles: Why did the girl wear glasses during math class? A: Because it improves di-vison! in a blue background

Q: Why do all vampires take drawing classes?

A: They’d like to learn how to draw blood.

Q: What have you learned in school today?

A: I haven’t learned enough. I will have to go back tomorrow as well.

Q: Why did the pupils love their homework that much?

A: They were told it was cheesy easy.

Q: Why did the students complain of unfairness and oppression in school?

A: The teachers were dictating notes on them.

Q: Why won’t pencil manufacturers make them with erasers at both ends?

A: That idea will make pencils pointless.
back to school riddles: WWhy won’t pencil manufacturers make them with erasers at both ends? A: That idea will make pencils pointless. in a green background

Q: What is the main subject taught in Elvish schools?

A: The Elfabet.

Q: What is a snake’s favorite subject at school?

A: Hiss-tory

Q: What subject is easy for a witch?

A: Spell-ing

Q: What room at school has the most stories?

A: The library

Q: What animals live at school?

A: Fish
 
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back to school riddles: What animals live at school? A: Fish in a orange background

Q: What is white when dirty and black when clean?

A: A blackboard

Q: How do bees get to school?

A: By school buzz

Q: Why did the student eat his homework?

A: His teacher said it was a piece of cake.

Q: Why was the math book sad on the first day of school?

A: Because it had so many problems.

Q: Why did the teacher wear sunglasses in the classroom?

A: Because her students were so bright!
back to school riddles: Why did the teacher wear sunglasses in the classroom? A: Because her students were so bright! in a pink background

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