Riddles for kids are not only fun, but they also help children learn to think and reason. Our riddles are picked to motivate and encourage problem solving skills.
The best riddles for kids push them to examine their assumptions and laugh at language itself.
All of our riddles have answers provided. Find some you love and share them on the next car ride.
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Easy Riddles For Kids
What counts as an easy riddle for kids really depends on age. But here are some funny riddles for kids on the younger side.
What is full of holes but still holds water?
What question can you never answer yes to?
Are you asleep yet?
When things go wrong, what can you always count on?
What’s black and white and blue?
A sad zebra.
Where do cows go for their holidays?
What invention lets you look right through a wall?
What do you call a fairy that has not taken a bath?
Why did Mickey Mouse become an astronaut?
He wanted to visit Pluto.
How do rabbits travel?
By hare plane
What comes down but never goes up?
How many months of the year have 28 days?
All of them!
What has one eye but can’t see?
What gets bigger and bigger the more you take away from it?
Hard Riddles For Kids
These riddles for the older kids in your life and involve a little more thought.
How many letters are there in English alphabet?
18: 3 in ‘the’, 7 in ‘English,’ and 8 in ‘alphabet.’
What is always in front of you but can’t be seen?
Where can you find cities, towns, shops, and streets but no people?
What has a neck but no head?
A doctor and a boy were fishing. The boy was the doctor’s son, but the doctor was not the boy’s father. Who was the doctor?
If six children and two dogs weren’t under an umbrella, how come none of them got wet?
Because it wasn’t raining.
What is something you can put in your pocket that keeps it empty?
A large hole.
What belongs to you but is used more by others?
Forward I am heavy, but backward I am not. What am I?
Scavenger Hunt Riddles
Scavenger hunts can be fun for kids of all ages. Here are some scavenger hunt riddles to use for your next party.
Scavenger Hunt Riddles for Kids
I have four legs but no feet.
Things go inside me when dirty but come out clean.
Turn out the light and rest your head on me tonight.
Dishes go in dirty but come out clean.
From dirt, to paint, and everything in between, I’m your number one companion in keeping clean.
Scavenger Hunt Riddles for Teens
The more I dry. the wetter I get.
I’m never wicked, but I do have a wick. I come in all sizes, from skinny to thick.
I may have eyes but I really can’t see. People love to make fries out of me.
Most every day, you step on me. All I require is a bend of your knee.
A story, they say, can take you away, But a book still needs a place to stay.
Indoor Scavenger Hunt Riddles
Open me up and take a peek, inside you will find a frozen treat.
Keep me open, keep me closed. There’s really nothing I oppose. But when it rains, or when it’s cold, to keep me shut is what you’re told.
I’m almost like your favorite chair, but my seat’s a little bare.
It’s been a long day, it’s time to rest. You can lie down on my chest. Soft yet sturdy, I’ll cradle you.
I’m extremely humble as I make your clothes tumble.
Outdoor Scavenger Hunt Riddles
I willingly lay on the floor, welcoming you at the door.
This is a house that’s built for a car.
From my skin, a paper can be made, but I prefer that you use me for some shade.
In this place where the dog goes to sleep.
I’m a seat dangling by a chain.
Holiday themed riddles for the family to enjoy.
Halloween Riddles For Kids
Why don’t skeletons watch horror movies?
Because they don’t have the guts.
Why don’t skeletons like parties?
Because they have no body to dance with.
Why didn’t the vampire have any friends?
Because he was a pain in the neck!
Why did the witch refuse to wear a flat hat?
Because there wasn’t any point to it!
What do you call a ghost with a broken leg?
A hobblin’ goblin.
What do birds give out on Halloween night?
At Thanksgiving dinner, which hand should you butter your roll with?
Neither – you should use a knife
When does Christmas come before Thanksgiving?
In the dictionary.
Why did the turkey cross the road?
To prove he wasn’t chicken.
Why did they let the turkey join the Thanksgiving band?
Because he had the drum sticks.
When the Pilgrims landed, where did they stand?
On their feet.
What is brown, big and red all over?
A turkey with cranberry sauce
Can a turkey fly higher than an ostrich?
Yes, because ostriches don’t fly
Christmas Riddles for Kids
What kind of bug hates Christmas?
How do you scare a snowman?
You get a hairdryer!
What do you call a snowman in the summer?
What Christmas carol is a favorite of parents?
Why is Santa so good at karate?
Because he has a black belt!
What did the reindeer say when he saw an elf?
Nothing, reindeer can’t talk.
We hope you found some riddles to enjoy!