Riddle Me This: 21 Awesome Riddles for Kids

Looking for some riddles for kids to keep those little minds sharp? We’ve found some kid-friendly puzzlers just right for your fam. Share them out loud or slip them into a lunchbox!

1. What has hands but cannot write or clap?

Answer: A clock. 

2. What has stripes and goes through the air?

Hint: It sometimes goes on the ground, too.!

Answer: A  basketball.

3. I am yellow and I write, and my mate is white.

Answer: A pencil.

4. What gets wetter the more it dries?

Answer: A towel.


5. What always ends up broken before you use it?

Answer: An egg.

6. What begins with T ends with T and has a T in it?

Answer: A teapot.

7. What breaks as soon as you say its name?

Answer: Silence.

8. If you threw a yellow stone into a blue sea, what would it become?

Answer: Wet.

9. How do you make the number “one” disappear?

Answer: Add a “g” and it is “gone.”

10. What bank never has any money?

Answer:  A river bank. 

11. What number is odd until you take away one letter; then it becomes even?

Answer: Seven.

12. There is one word spelled wrong in every English dictionary. What is it?

Answer: Wrong. 

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

Answer: A hole. 

14. What belongs to you but is used most often by everyone else?

Answer: Your name. 

15. What is as big as a hippo but weighs nothing at all?

Answer: A hippo's shadow. 

16. What has legs but cannot walk?

Answer: A chair. 

17. I sometimes run but cannot walk. You follow me around. What am I?

Answer: Your nose. 

18. What word begins and ends with the E but only has one letter?

Answer: Envelope. 

19. What do you find at the end of a rainbow?

Answer: The letter W. 

20. If an electric train is traveling 60 MPH and going against the wind, which way will the train's smoke drift?

Answer: There is no smoke from an electric train. 

21. What runs but cannot walk, has a mouth but no teeth and has a bed but cannot sleep?

Answer: A river. 

—Amber Guetebier



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