150+ Best Riddles For Kids To Make Everyone Smile

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There’s nothing like a riddle to get you thinking! It’s fun to exercise your brain and try to stump your family or friends with a truly clever riddle, especially when the answer gets a laugh! Riddles are also a great way to beat your boredom and get a conversation going. Want to liven up your dinner conversation? Try one of these fun riddles for kids! They are totally clean and family-friendly, and are guaranteed to get everyone chatting! Some of our favorites of course are Disney Riddles for kids and our rabbit riddles!

What is a Riddle?

A riddle is a word puzzle, which is made of a statement or question that can have multiple meanings, and that can be solved with an answer or a punchline. They can be funny, silly riddles with punchlines that make you laugh, or they can be clever, thought-provoking riddles that exercise your brain. 

Benefits of Riddles

Riddles are a great opportunity to enjoy a type of humor that involves puns and wordplay, and that makes you think. Benefits of solving riddles include:

  • Improved critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Improved reading skills
  • Improved vocabulary

Riddles are also a great way to brighten your mood! It’s impossible to be bored when you are trying to figure out the solution to a riddle, and arriving at a clever answer is sure to make you chuckle!

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Best Riddles For Kids

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  • Q: What has to be broken before you can use it? An egg.
  • Q: I’m tall when I’m young, and I’m short when I’m old. What am I? A candle.
  • Q: What is full of holes but still holds water? A sponge
  • Q: What question can you never answer yes to? Are you asleep yet?
  • Q: What is always in front of you but can’t be seen? The future
  • Q: There’s a one-story house in which everything is yellow. Yellow walls, yellow doors, yellow furniture. What color are the stairs? There aren’t any—it’s a one-story house.
  • Q: 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.
  • Q: What gets wet while drying? A towel
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  • Q: What can you keep after giving to someone? Your word.
  • Q: I shave every day, but my beard stays the same. What am I? A barber
  • Q: 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.
  • Q: You walk into a room that contains a match, a kerosene lamp, a candle and a fireplace. What would you light first? The match
  • Q: A man dies of old age on his 25 birthday. How is this possible? He was born on February 29.
  • Q: I have branches, but no fruit, trunk or leaves. What am I? A bank
  • Q: What can’t talk but will reply when spoken to? An echo
  • Q: The more of this there is, the less you see. What is it? Darkness
  • Q: David’s parents have three sons: Snap, Crackle, and what’s the name of the third son? David
  • Q: 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
  • Q: What has many keys but can’t open a single lock? A piano
  • Q: What can you hold in your left hand but not in your right? Your right elbow.
  • Q: What is black when it’s clean and white when it’s dirty? A chalkboard
  • Q: What gets bigger when more is taken away? A hole
  • Q: I’m light as a feather, yet the strongest person can’t hold me for five minutes. What am I? Your breath
  • Q: I’m found in socks, scarves and mittens; and often in the paws of playful kittens. What am I? Yarn.
  • Q: Where does today come before yesterday? The dictionary
  • Q: What invention lets you look right through a wall? A window
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  • Q: What can’t be put in a saucepan? It’s lid
  • Q: What goes up and down but doesn’t move? A staircase.
  • Q: What has lots of eyes, but can’t see? A potato
  • Q: What has one eye, but can’t see? A needle
  • Q: What has many needles, but doesn’t sew? A Christmas tree
  • Q: What has legs, but doesn’t walk? A table
  • Q: What has one head, one foot and four legs? A bed
  • Q: What can you catch, but not throw? A cold
  • Q: What kind of band never plays music? A rubber band
  • Q: What has many teeth, but can’t bite? A comb
  • Q: What is cut on a table, but is never eaten? A deck of cards
  • Q: What has words, but never speaks? A book
  • Q: What runs all around a backyard, yet never moves? A fence 
  • Q: What has a thumb and four fingers, but is not a hand? A glove
  • Q: What has a head and a tail but no body? A coin
  • Q: Where does one wall meet the other wall? On the corner
  • Q: What building has the most stories? The library 
  • Q: What tastes better than it smells?Your tongue
  • Q: What has 13 hearts, but no other organs? A deck of cards
  • Q: It stalks the countryside with ears that can’t hear. What is it? Corn
  • Q: What kind of coat is best put on wet? A coat of paint
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  • Q: What has a bottom at the top? Your legs
  • Q: What has four wheels and flies? A garbage truck
  • Q: I am an odd number. Take away a letter and I become even. What number am I? Seven
  • Q: If two’s company, and three’s a crowd, what are four and five? Nine
  • Q: What three numbers, none of which is zero, give the same result whether they’re added or multiplied? One, two and three
  • Q: Which is heavier: a ton of bricks or a ton of feathers? Neither—they both weigh a ton.
  • Q: Three doctors said that Bill was their brother. Bill says he has no brothers. How many brothers does Bill actually have? None. He has three sisters.
  • Q: Two fathers and two sons are in a car, yet there are only three people in the car. How? They are a grandfather, father and son.
  • Q: A little girl goes to the store and buys one dozen eggs. As she is going home, all but three break. How many eggs are left unbroken? Three
  • Q: A man describes his daughters, saying, “They are all blonde, but two; all brunette but two; and all redheaded but two.” How many daughters does he have? Three: A blonde, a brunette and a redhead
  • Q: If there are three apples and you take away two, how many apples do you have? You have two apples.
  • Q: 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
  • Q: What five-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it? Short
  • Q: What begins with an “e” and only contains one letter? An envelope
  • Q: A word I know, six letters it contains, remove one letter and 12 remains. What is it? Dozens
  • Q: What would you find in the middle of Toronto? The letter “o”
  • Q: You see me once in June, twice in November and not at all in May. What am I? The letter “e”
  • Q: Two in a corner, one in a room, zero in a house, but one in a shelter. What is it? The letter “r”
  • Q: I am the beginning of everything, the end of everywhere. I’m the beginning of eternity, the end of time and space. What am I? Also the letter “e”
  • Q: What 4-letter word can be written forward, backward or upside down, and can still be read from left to right? NOON
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  • Q: Forward I am heavy, but backward I am not. What am I? The word “not”
  • Q: I am a word of letters three; add two and fewer there will be. What word am I? Few
  • Q: What is 3/7 chicken, 2/3 cat and 2/4 goat? Chicago
  • Q: What word of five letters has one left when two are removed? Stone
  • Q: What is the end of everything? The letter “g”
  • Q: What word is pronounced the same if you take away four of its five letters? Queue
  • Q: I am a word that begins with the letter “i.” If you add the letter “a” to me, I become a new word with a different meaning, but that sounds exactly the same. What word am I? Isle (add “a” to make “aisle”)
  • Q: What word in the English language does the following: The first two letters signify a male, the first three letters signify a female, the first four letters signify a great, while the entire world signifies a great woman. What is the word? Heroine
  • Q: What is so fragile that saying its name breaks it? Silence.
  • Q: What can run but never walks, has a mouth but never talks, has a head but never weeps, has a bed but never sleeps? A river
  • Q: Speaking of rivers, a man calls his dog from the opposite side of the river. The dog crosses the river without getting wet, and without using a bridge or boat. How? The river was frozen.
  • Q:  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
  • Q: The more you take, the more you leave behind. What are they? Footsteps
  • Q: I turn once, what is out will not get in. I turn again, what is in will not get out. What am I? A key
  • Q: People make me, save me, change me, raise me. What am I? Money
  • Q: What breaks yet never falls, and what falls yet never breaks? Day, and night
  • Q: What goes through cities and fields, but never moves? A road
  • Q: I am always hungry and will die if not fed, but whatever I touch will soon turn red. What am I? Fire
  • Q: 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
  • Q: A man looks at a painting in a museum and says, “Brothers and sisters I have none, but that man’s father is my father’s son.” Who is in the painting? The man’s son
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  • Q: With pointed fangs, I sit and wait; with piercing force I crunch out fate; grabbing victims, proclaiming might; physically joining with a single bite. What am I? A stapler
  • Q: 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
  • Q: I have lakes with no water, mountains with no stone and cities with no buildings. What am I? A map
  • Q: How many months of the year have 28 days? All of them.
  • Q: What has hands and a face, but can’t hold anything or smile? A clock.
  • Q: It belongs to you, but your friends use it more. What is it? Your name.
  • Q: If you don’t keep me, I’ll break. What am I? A promise.
  • Q: What begins with T, finishes with T, and has T in it? A teapot
  • Q: You bought me for dinner but never eat me. What am I? Cutlery
  • Q: What kind of vegetables are the most fun at parties? Fungi
  • Q: What is the richest nut? A cash-ew.
  • Q: What kind of beer won’t get you drunk? Root beer.
  • Q: What kind of poultry is always going to the bathroom? Chick peas.
  • Q: Why did the citrus tree go to the hospital? Lemon-aid.
  • Q: You cut me, slice me, dice me, and all the while, you cry. What am I? An onion.
  • Q: I’m a bird, a person, and a fruit. What am I? A Kiwi
  • Q: What do you call a cat who loves to swim? A catfish
  • Q: 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
  • Q: 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.
  • Q: I’m the father of fruits. What am I? A papa-ya.
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  • Q: Using only addition and eight eights, how do you get 1,000? 888+88+8+8+8
  • Q: There’s only one word in the dictionary that’s spelled wrong. What is it? Wrong.
  • Q: 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.
  • Q: I have a tail and a head, but no body. What am I? A coin.
  • Q: What 2 things can you never eat for breakfast? Lunch and dinner.
  • Q: Which word becomes shorter when you add 2 letters to it?  The word “short.”
  • Q: When Grant was 8, his brother was half his age. Now, Grant is 14. How old is his brother? His brother is 10. Half of 8 is 4, so Grant’s brother is 4 years younger. This means when Grant is 14, his brother is still 4 years younger, so he’s 10.
  • Q: Two fathers and 2 sons spent the day fishing, but only caught 3 fish. This was enough for each of them to have one fish. How is this possible? There were only 3 people fishing. There was one father, his son, and his son’s son. This means there were 2 fathers and 2 sons, since one of them is a father and a son.
  • Q: Liam was 11 the day before yesterday, and next year he’ll turn 14. How is this possible? Today is January 1st, and Liam’s birthday is December 31st. Liam was 11 the day before yesterday (December 30th), then turned 12 the next day. This year on December 31st he’ll turn 13, so next year he’ll turn 14.
  • Q: Mrs. Brown has 5 daughters. Each of these daughters has a brother. How many children does Mrs. Brown have? They have 6 children. Each daughter has the same brother. There are 5 daughters and 1 son.
  • Q: It’s raining at midnight, but the forecast for tomorrow and the next day is clear. Will there be sunny weather in 48 hours? No, it won’t be sunny because it will be dark out. In 48 hours, it will be midnight again.
  • Q: 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.
  • Q: 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.
  • Q: A new clothing store has a unique method of pricing items. A vest costs $20, a tie costs $15, a blouse costs $30, and underwear costs $45. How much would pants cost? $25. The pricing method charges $5 for each letter needed to spell the item.
  • Q: 81 x 9 = 801. What do you need to do to make this equation true? Turn it upside down. 108 = 6 x 18.
  • Q: Double it and multiply it by 4. Then divide it by 8 and you’ll have it once more. What number is it? Any number. If a number is doubled and multiplied by 4, it’s actually been multiplied by 8, so dividing by 8 will get you the original number again. 
  • Q: 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).
  • Q: Zoey has a very big family. She has 20 aunts, 20 uncles and 50 cousins. Each of her cousins has an aunt who is not Zoey’s aunt. How is this possible?  Their aunt is Zoey’s mom!
  • Q: I go all around the world, but never leave the corner. What am I? A stamp.
  • Q: You’ll find me in Mercury, Earth, Mars and Jupiter, but not in Venus or Neptune. What am I? The letter “R.”
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  • Q: 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!
  • Q: A bus driver was heading down a busy street in the city. He went past three stop signs without stopping, went the wrong way down a one-way street, and answered a message on his phone. But the bus driver didn’t break any traffic laws. How?  He was walking, not driving. (This riddle adds irrelevant information to deceive the reader. You expect that since he’s a bus driver, he’s currently driving the bus — but it never actually says that!)
  • Q: I make a loud sound when I’m changing. When I do change, I get bigger but weigh less. What am I? Popcorn.
  • Q: 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.
  • Q: I can fill a room, but I take up no space. What am I? Light
  • Q: It’s the only place in the world where today comes before yesterday. Where is it? The dictionary.
  • Q: If I have it, I don’t share it. If I share it, I don’t have it. What is it? A secret.
  • Q: What goes away as soon as you talk about it? Silence.
  • Q: A railroad crossing without any cars. Can you spell that without any R’s? T-H-A-T
  • Q: What can jump higher than a building? Anything that can jump — buildings don’t jump, silly!
  • Q: An elephant in Africa is called Lala. An elephant in Asia is called Lulu. What do you call an elephant in Antarctica? Lost
  • Q: Imagine you are in a room with no windows or doors. How will you get out? Stop imagining.
  • Q: A group of bunnies were having a birthday party. What kind of music were they listening to? Hip hop music.
  • Q: Where would you take a sick boat? To the dock.
  • Q: What kind of room has no doors or windows? A mushroom.
  • Q: I’m orange, I wear a green hat and I sound like a parrot. What am I? A carrot.
  • Q: What fruit can you never cheer up? A blueberry.
  • Q: What did the zero say to the eight? “Nice belt!”
  • Q: If I add six to 11, I get five. How? 11 a.m., six hours later, is 5 p.m.
  • Q: A phone and case cost $110 total. The phone costs $100 more than the case. How much is the phone? $105
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  • Q: A boy and his father get into a car accident. When they arrive at the hospital, the doctor sees the boy and exclaims, “that’s my son!” How can this be? The doctor is the boy’s mother.
  • Q: What did the fox scientist name his laboratory? Den-sity.
  • Q: I can be good for you; I can be bad. You can find me all over your body. What am I? Bacteria.
  • Q: I am a gas that helps plants but cannot be bought at the gas station. What am I? Carbon dioxide.
  • Q: I can rush, I can be hot, I can be cold, I can be hard, I can slip through anything. What am I? Water
  • Q: What period of time weighs the least? A light-year.
  • Q: You cannot see me, I cannot be touched, you cannot feel me, but I can cook your lunch. What am I? A microwave particle.
  • Q: I am a tunnel, a shortcut that connects places across space and time. What am I? A wormhole.
  • Q: I have been around for millions of years but am only a month old. What am I? The moon
  • Q: What is a priest’s favorite part about physics? Mass
  • Q: What five-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it? Shorter. (Short + ‘er’)
  • Q: If a brother, his sister, and their dog weren’t under an umbrella, why didn’t they get wet? It wasn’t raining.
  • Q: I am a rock bigger than Venus but smaller than Uranus. What am I? Earth.
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