80+ Best Riddles for Kids of All Ages (With Answers)


Riddles are excellent for kids because they encourage creativity and will guarantee a good laugh. Read the best riddles for kids.

Riddles are perfect for entertainment and education.

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While some may seem easy, they take a sharp mind. The feeling of solving a riddle is unbeatable.

Regardless of a kid’s age, the following riddles will get them to think outside the box.

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The best riddles for kids

1. A person fell off an 18-foot ladder and wasn’t hurt? How is this possible?

They were on the bottom step.

2. I’m tall when I’m young and short when I’m old. What am I?

A candle.

3. What has four legs and can’t walk?

A chair.

4. I’m always in front of you and never behind you, but you still can’t see me. What am I?

Your future.

5. Which month of the year has 28 days?

Every month does!

6. I have a face, two hands, and can move, but I can’t clap. What am I?

A watch.

7. What gets wetter as it dries?

A towel.

8. I have a bed, but I never sleep. I can run but not walk. I have a bank, but no money. What am I?

A river.

9. I’m full of holes and can still hold water. What am I?

A sponge.

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10. What are two things you can’t eat before breakfast?

Lunch and dinner.

11. What has a neck and no head?

A bottle.

12. What has to be broken before you use it?

An egg.

13. What can be touched but not seen?

A person’s heart.

14. What can die and is never alive?

A battery.

15. What gets larger as you take away more?

A hole.

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


17. What breaks when you say its name?


18. When you eat, I’m always there. But, you don’t eat me. What am I?

Plates and silverware.

19. Two types of cups can’t hold water. What are they?

Cupcakes and hiccups.

20. Which is heavier, a ton of feathers or a ton of bricks?

Neither because they both weigh a ton.

21. You see me once in June, twice in November, and three times in December, but never in May. What am I?

The letter E.

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22. What loses a head in the morning and gets it back at night?

A pillow.

23. I’m something you control and can hear. But, you can’t see or touch me. What am I?

Your voice.

24. It belongs to you, but others use it more. What is it?

Your name.

25. Carly’s mother has three kids, Snap, Crackle, and?


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

A promise.

27. If you have it, you don’t share it. If you share it, you don’t have it. What is it?

A secret.

28. What can fill a room without taking up space?


29. When I change, I make a loud sound. I also get bigger but weigh less. What am I?


30. What starts with the letter P, ends with E, and has thousands of letters?

Post office.

31. What can you catch but not throw?

A cold.

32. What begins with T, ends with T, and has T in it?


33. I’m so simple that all I have to do is point, and I can guide people around the world. What am I?

A compass.

34. I can shave 20 times a day and still have a beard. What am I?

A barber.

35. If you drop me, I’ll crack. Smile at me, and I’ll always smile back. What am I?

A mirror.

36. I have many keys but can’t open any lock. What am I?

A piano.

37. I have many teeth but can’t bite. What am I?

A comb.

38. I’m a band that doesn’t play music. What am I?

A rubber band.

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39. What goes up but never comes down?

Your age.

40. If you remove my skin, I won’t cry. But, you might. What am I?

An onion.

41. What falls in the winter but doesn’t get hurt?


42. I have wings and can fly, but can’t flap. What am I?

An airplane.

43. What’s orange in color, green on top, and sounds like a parrot?

A carrot.

44. I’m a building that has the most stories. What am I?

A library.

45. I can’t talk, but I can reply. I’ll say what you say. What am I?

An echo.

46. I’m a bear without teeth or claws. Instead of being scared, you might eat me. What am I?

A gummy bear.

47. I’m a food with many ears but can’t hear. What am I?


48. I run around a backyard without moving. What am I?

A fence.

49. I have one eye but can’t see. What am I?

A needle.

50. What five-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?


51. I have 13 hearts but no other organs. What am I?

A deck of cards.

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52. What has 18 legs and catches flies?

A baseball team.

Animal riddles for kids

1. I’m an animal that jumps when I walk and sit when I stand. What am I?

A kangaroo.

2. People call you me when you’re afraid. You may eat me and my eggs. What am I?

A chicken.

3. I move around on my belly and sleep with my eyes open. What am I?

A snake.

4. My name goes from Z to A. It’s the opposite of the English alphabet. What am I?

A zebra.

5. I’m green and like to hop around and croak. I catch flies with my tongue. What am I?

A frog.

6. I’m small but can climb a tower. When I’m not climbing, I stay in a colony. What am I?

An ant.

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7. I fly at night and can find my food in total darkness. My babies are called pups, and I sleep during the day. What am I?

A bat.

8. I can honk without a horn. What animal am I?

A goose.

9. My legs are taller than most humans. My neck is long but too short to reach the ground. I also have distinct spots. What am I?

A giraffe.

10. I have humps on my back and can carry you through a desert. I also have three sets of eyelids and two rows of eyelashes to keep sand out of my eyes. What am I?

A camel.

11. I have a mane, but I’m not a lion. I also sleep with my shoes. What am I?

A horse.

12. I have a hole in my back and don’t have legs. I can’t breathe where I live, but I can eat without teeth. What am I?

A whale.

13. I have horns and like to bleat, but I’m not a sheep. What am I?

A goat.

14. I’m big and furry. My bite can crush a bowling ball. What am I?

A bear.

15. I’m the fastest land animal, but can’t climb trees. What am I?

A cheetah.

Math riddles for kids

1. What can you put between 3 and 4 to make the result greater than 3 and less than 4?

A decimal point. 3.4 is greater than 3 and less than 4.

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2. I’m an odd number. If you take away a letter, I become even. What number am I?


3. When Josh was six years old, his little brother Liam was half his age. Now, Liam’s 18 years old. How old is Josh?

Josh is 21 years old.

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4. Stephanie has five sons, and each of them has a sister. How many kids does Stephanie have?

Six, five sons and one daughter.

5. If a butcher is 5 feet tall and has a shoe size of 10, what do they weigh?


6. Jill is four times as old as her child. In twenty years, she’ll be twice as old. How old are Jill and her child?

Jill is 40, and her child is 10.

7. Is it true that a circle has sides? If so, how many?

A circle has two sides, the inside, and the outside.

8. A grandmother, two mothers, and two daughters bought three movie tickets. How did all of them get in?

They only needed three movie tickets. The grandmother is also a mother, and the mother is also a daughter.

9. What three positive numbers can you add and multiply to get the same result?

1, 2, and 3.

10. How many times can you take away 10 from 100?

Once because after you take away 10, it’s no longer 100.

11. A cell phone and case cost $510. If the phone costs $500 more than the case, how much does the phone cost?

The phone costs $505.

12. What’s the only way to add twelve to nine and get nine?

At 12 hours to 9 AM, and you get 9 PM.

13. How did the baseball fan know before the game that the score would be zero to zero?

It’s always zero before the game starts.

14. A sphere has three of me, a circle has two, and a point has zero. What am I?


15. Two ducks can lay three eggs in three minutes. How many ducks do you need to get 300 eggs in 300 minutes?

Two ducks.

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