43 Awesome Riddles for Kids [With Answers]

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43 Awesome Riddles for Kids With Answers Many of us can agree: the triumph that comes with solving a tough riddle is a feeling like no other. And chances are your child will love riddles too There are plenty of reasons to introduce riddles to your child. Riddles are a great way to stimulate children’s minds. Plus they’re a fun activity to keep kids occupied and learning at home. We collected the 43 best riddles for kids and adults too to keep your child entertained and get their brains working. Try them out below What is a riddle A riddle is a fun type of brain teaser that exists as a question or statement to be solved. Usually riddles are worded in a puzzling or misleading way. Many have a double or hidden meaning that requires creative outside-the-box thinking. Their answers are often unexpected so the reader must think very carefully when solving them. 43 Fun riddles for kids Put your thinking caps on and see how many you can solve with your child. Make sure to scroll slowly so you dont spoil the answers P.S. Want to print these to use later Download our PDF version of the riddles list Easy riddles for kids These riddles will engage your child without causing too much frustration. Perfect for warming up their brain so they can keep solving more

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1. How many months of the year have 28 days Answer: All of them Every month has at least 28 days. 2. What has hands and a face but can’t hold anything or smile Answer: A clock. 3. It belongs to you but your friends use it more. What is it Answer: Your name. 4. Kate’s mother has three children: Snap Crackle and ___ Answer: Kate It’s Kate’s mother after all. This is a good example of how riddles use your existing expectations to trick you. Even though the answer is right in front of you you’re tempted to continue the pattern instead. Image source: PopIcon 5. If you don’t keep me I’ll break. What am I Answer: A promise.

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6. There’s only one word in the dictionary that’s spelled wrong. What is it Answer: The word “wrong.” It’s the only word that’s spelled W-R-O-N-G. 7. 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 Answer: You finished in 2nd place. 8. I have a tail and a head but no body. What am I Answer: A coin. 9. What 2 things can you never eat for breakfast Answer: Lunch and dinner. 10. Which word becomes shorter when you add 2 letters to it Answer: The word “short.” 11. What’s the capital of France Answer: The letter “F.” Its the only capital letter in France. Math riddles for kids Math riddles are a good way to get your child practicing math while having fun. They’ll need to use their math knowledge and problem-solving skills to find the answer to these riddles.

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Tip: Pair your math riddles with math puzzles and math jokes to keep your child entertained with math for ages 1. When Grant was 8 his brother was half his age. Now Grant is 14. How old is his brother Answer: 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. 2. 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 Answer: There were only 3 people fishing. There was one father his son and his sons son. This means there were 2 fathers and 2 sons since one of them is a father and a son.

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Answer: They have 6 children. Each daughter has the same brother. There are 5 daughters and 1 son. 5. It’s raining at midnight but the forecast for tomorrow and the next day is clear. Will there be sunny weather in 48 hours Answer: No it won’t be sunny because it will be dark out. In 48 hours it will be midnight again. 6. There are 3 apples in the basket and you take away 2. How many apples do you have now Answer: You have 2 apples. You took away 2 apples and left 1 in the basket. 7. What can you put between 7 and 8 to make the result greater than 7 but less than 8

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Answer: A decimal point. Your result would be 7.8 which is between 7 and 8. 8. 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 Answer: 25. The pricing method charges 5 for each letter needed to spell the item. 9. 81 x 9 801. What do you need to do to make this equation true Answer: Turn it upside down. 108 6 x 18. 10. Double it and multiply it by 4. Then divide it by 8 and you’ll have it once more. What number is it Answer: 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. 11. What 3 numbers give the same result when multiplied and added together Answer: 1 2 and 3 1 + 2 + 3 6 and 1 x 2 x 3 6. 12. 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 Answer: Their aunt is Zoey’s mom Hard riddles for kids Did your child ace the last two categories Try to stump them with these brain-teasing riddles that are a bit more of a challenge. 1. I go all around the world but never leave the corner. What am I Answer: A stamp. 2. You’ll find me in Mercury Earth Mars and Jupiter but not in Venus or Neptune. What am I

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Answer: The letter “R.” 3. What can go up a chimney down but can’t go down a chimney up Answer: An umbrella. If your umbrella is “down” it can fit through a chimney but if it’s “up” it won’t fit 4. I make a loud sound when I’m changing. When I do change I get bigger but weigh less. What am I Answer: Popcorn.

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5. 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 Answer: 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 6. It has keys but no locks. It has space but no room. You can enter but can’t go inside. What is it Answer: A keyboard. 7. I can fill a room but I take up no space. What am I Answer: Light. 8. It’s the only place in the world where today comes before yesterday. Where is it Answer: The dictionary.

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9. If I have it I don’t share it. If I share it I don’t have it. What is it Answer: A secret. 10. What goes away as soon as you talk about it Answer: Silence. 11. A railroad crossing without any cars. Can you spell that without any R’s Answer: T-H-A-T This one is tricky It makes readers think they’re supposed to describe the scenario without using the letter “R.” But the first sentence was actually used to distract the reader from the real question. Funny riddles for kids Want to get your child giggling Show them these riddles that also double as jokes

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The answers might not be what you expect because each one comes with a funny punchline for the solution. 1. What can jump higher than a building Answer: Anything that can jump — buildings don’t jump silly 2. An elephant in Africa is called Lala. An elephant in Asia is called Lulu. What do you call an elephant in Antarctica Answer: Lost. 3. Imagine you are in a room with no windows or doors. How will you get out Answer: Stop imagining. 4. A group of bunnies were having a birthday party. What kind of music were they listening to Answer: Hip hop music. 5. Where would you take a sick boat Answer: To the dock. 6. What kind of room has no doors or windows Answer: A mushroom. 7. I’m orange I wear a green hat and I sound like a parrot. What am I Answer: A Carrot.

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8. What fruit can you never cheer up Answer: A blueberry. 9. What did the zero say to the eight Answer: “Nice belt” Benefits of riddles for kids Kids of all ages love solving riddles. But do you know how many great benefits they have for your child’s learning and development Riddles for kids can: • Improve reading comprehension

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• Help children focus and pay attention. • Boost problem solving and critical thinking. • Strengthen language skills and linguistic awareness. • Promote analytical thinking and deductive reasoning Riddles can also boost your kid’s mood make them laugh and give them a sense of accomplishment. And best of all it gives you a chance to bond. Work on solving each riddle together as a fun family activity How to help your child create their own riddles Once your child has completed our list of riddles take their skills to the next level with homemade riddles Encourage your child to create their own riddles using the following steps:

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1. Start with the answer Come up with the solution to your riddle first then work backwards to create your question. Your solution can be almost anything but choosing a physical object is an easy way to start. Ex. The answer to my riddle is “carrot.” 2. Brainstorm Write down any words or phrases that could be associated with your answer. Consider: • Synonyms • Similar things • Things it does • Features it has • How to describe it Ex. Carrots are orange with green leaves on top. 3. Think like your answer If your answer were a person what would they think What would they do How would they describe themselves How would they see the world around them Ex. If I were a carrot I might think I was wearing a green hat. 4. Think outside the sentence Use figurative language — like a metaphor simile personification or hyperbole — to make comparisons or describe your answer in new ways. This is often what makes the riddle tricky for the reader to solve.

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Ex. A carrot sounds like “a parrot.” 5. Write your riddle Now that you have the backbone of your riddle the only thing left to do is write Use clear descriptive language to write out your riddle then share it with friends and family to see if they can solve it. Ex. I’m orange wear a green hat and sound like a parrot. What am I A carrot How many riddles did your child get right Which one was their favorite Engage your child with self-guided learning they’ll love More than 50 million teachers and kids around the world love Prodigy — the no-cost game-based math platform for 1st-8th grade that makes learning fun Your free parent account lets you track progress set goals and send rewards while your child explores the world of Prodigy. And you can boost math practice even more The optional Premium Membership unlocks exclusive in-game rewards for your child. This makes them more motivated to play so you can get more helpful data to support them. Sign up or log into your free parent account today.

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