40 Funny Riddles for Kids [With Answers]

Looking for a brain teaser or riddles for your kids? Riddles help your children to think outside the box and improve their thinking skills. Riddles in this article are ranging from simple to hard. Solving these word puzzles is a fun way to enjoy time with your kids. You can also check out fun jokes for kids.

Let us know how your kids liked them and have fun puzzling our selection of riddles.

Riddles with Answers

Riddles for kids

Leopard Spots

Riddle: How can a leopard change its spots?

Answer: By moving from one spot to another.

Can’t Use When Not Broken

Riddle: What has to be broken before you can use it?

Answer: An egg.

Brain Teaser Riddle

Riddle: What five-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?

Answer: Shorter. (Short + er)

Who also might live in a pineapple?

Riddle: What is full of holes but still holds water?

Answer: A sponge.

Getting shorter when time passes

Riddle: I’m tall when I’m young, and I’m short when I’m old, what am I?

Answer: A candle.


Riddle: How many letters are there in the English alphabet?

Answer: 18: 3 in ‘the’, 7 in ‘English,’ and 8 in ‘alphabet.’

So Fragile

Riddle: What is so fragile that saying its name breaks it?

Answer: Silence.

Blue is not always a color..

Riddle: What’s black and white and blue?

Answer: A very sad zebra.

Run Forest Run! (Funny riddles)

Riddle: I am always running, but never get tired or hot. What am I?

Answer: The refrigerator

Broken keys?

Riddle: What has 88 keys, but cannot open any doors?

Answer: A piano.

Four Eyes and can not see..

Riddle: What has four eyes but can’t see?

Answer: Mississippi.

Find all you want, but people are missing..

Riddle: Where can you find cities, towns, shops, and streets but no people?

Answer: A map.

Neck without a head?

Riddle: What has a neck but no head?

Answer: A bottle.

Going Upwards

Riddle: What goes up but never comes back down?

Answer: Your age!

Magical T

Riddle: What begins with T, finishes with T, and has T in it?

Answer: A teapot.

You Can Always Count on them

Riddle: When things go wrong, what can you always count on?

Answer: Your fingers.

Travel the world

Riddle: What travels around the world but stays in one spot?

Answer: A postage stamp.

Colorful houses

Riddle: Mr. Blue lives in the Blue house. Mr. Green lives in the Green house. Mrs. Yellow lives in the Yellow house. Who lives in the White House?

Answer: The President

Dinner is ready

Riddle: You bought me for dinner but never eat me. What am I?

Answer: Cutlery.

Yes is not an option

Riddle: What answer can you never answer yes to?

Answer: Are you asleep yet?

Hard to step on..

Riddle: People have stepped on me, but not many. I never stay full for long. I have a dark side. What am I?

Answer: The moon

Gift to give or time to live in.

Riddle: You are always living in me. No matter how much time goes by I am still right there with you. What am I?

Answer: The present moment

I can do many things, can you solve this riddle?

Riddle: You can play me with cards, but don’t burn me. Rest glasses on me or walk across me. What am I?

Answer: A bridge

A Pinch of Riddles for Kids

Riddle: We come in a set. We can dash or pour. If we’re too much, the serving is ruined. If we’re held back, the course is flat. What are we?

Answer: Salt and pepper.

Dictionary can be wrong as well..

Riddle: What word is spelled wrong in the dictionary?

Answer: Wrong

Only one letter..

Riddle: What begins with an E but only has one letter?

Answer: An envelope.

Mary has many children

Riddle: Mary has four daughters, and each of her daughters has a brother — how many children does Mary have?

Answer: Five, each daughter has the same brother.

Play Catch

Riddle: What can you catch but not throw?

Answer: A cold.

Number Game

Riddle: If two’s company, and three’s a crowd, what are four and five?

Answer: Nine

Wordplay riddle

Riddle: A word I know, six letters it contains, remove one letter and 12 remains, what is it?

Answer: Dozens.

Different type of bricks

Riddle: If a red house is made of red bricks, and a yellow house is made of yellow bricks, what is a greenhouse made of?

Answer: Glass, all greenhouses are made of glass.

Can you see it?

Riddle: What is always in front of you but can’t be seen?

Answer: The future.

Line drawing

Riddle: You draw a line. Without touching it, how do you make it longer?

Answer: Draw a short line next to it and now it’s the longer line.

Under my Umbrella

Riddle: If a brother, his sister, and their dog weren’t under an umbrella, why didn’t they get wet?

Answer: It wasn’t raining.

Numbers are odd..

Riddle: I am an odd number. Take away a letter and I become even. What number am I?

Answer:  Seven.

Picking sounds good if you know what you are doing.

Riddle: My head is much smaller than my long neck. People who play with me pick at me and that’s okay. What am I?

Answer: A guitar

Shot you can see and admire

Riddle: I look like you, but I am not you. You can find me in a wallet. Share me or frame me, both are fine. What am I?

Answer: A photograph of you

Hard riddle to solve

Riddle: I can be red or blue—I am always changing. I can be lifted up and sometimes i ruin your day. I am always with you. What am I?

Answer: Your mood

Children can’t use it

Riddle: I have a stem, but I am not a flower. I have a foot, but I cannot hop. Children are too young to hold me. What am I?

Answer: A wine glass

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