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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funny riddles for kids
Riddle: What is full of holes but still holds water?
Answer: A sponge.
Riddle: What question can you never answer yes to?
Answer: Are you asleep yet?
Riddle: When things go wrong, what can you always count on?
Answer: Your fingers.
Riddle: What’s black and white and blue?
Answer: A sad zebra.
Riddle: Where do cows go for their holidays?
Answer: Moo York
Riddle: What invention lets you look right through a wall?
Answer: A window
Riddle: What do you call a fairy that has not taken a bath?
Answer: Stinker Bell
Riddle: Why did Mickey Mouse become an astronaut?
Answer: He wanted to visit Pluto.
Riddle: How do rabbits travel?
Answer: By hare plane
Riddle: What comes down but never goes up?
Riddle: How many months of the year have 28 days?
Answer: All of them!
Riddle: What has one eye but can’t see?
Answer: A needle.
Riddle: What gets bigger and bigger the more you take away from it?
Answer: A hole.
Riddle: What can be as big as an elephant but weigh nothing?
Answer: It’s shadow.
Riddle: Joe’s father had three sons – Snap, Crackle and …?
Riddle: If you were in a race and passed the person in 2nd place, what place would you be in?
hard riddles for kids
Riddle: How many letters are there in English alphabet?
Solution: 18: 3 in ‘the’, 7 in ‘English,’ and 8 in ‘alphabet.’
Riddle: What is always in front of you but can’t be seen?
Answer: The future.
Riddle: Where can you find cities, towns, shops, and streets but no people?
Answer: A map.
Riddle: What has a neck but no head?
Answer: A bottle.
Riddle: 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?
Answer: His mother.
Riddle: If six children and two dogs weren’t under an umbrella, how come none of them got wet?
Answer: Because it wasn’t raining.
Riddle: What is something you can put in your pocket that keeps it empty?
Answer: A large hole.
Riddle: What belongs to you but is used more by others?
Answer: Your name.
Riddle: Forward I am heavy, but backward I am not. What am I?