“When you do know me about me, then I am definitely something. You will always search for me. But when you know me, I am nothing. Who am I?”
- I am a RIDDLE
Riddles are fantastic way to stimulate young brains. Kids love to explore and the more they explore, the more will be their creative enhancement. Riddles, can be used not only by teachers to make the classes more active, but also by parents to make the parenting experience more fun filled.
51 Funny Riddles with Answers for Kids
Kids love to test riddles out on their friends and family. Furthermore, they are sure to get a fair few laughs – and groans.
Check out the following riddles and answers to keep the kids giggling.
1} I am the biggest alphabet, as I contain the most water in the world. Who am I?
Ans. Alphabet ‘C’
2}I have all the knowledge you have. But I am small as your fist that your hands can hold me. Who am I?
Ans. I am your Brain
3} What has hands but cannot clap?
Ans. A clock
4} I am tall when I am young and I am short when I am old. What am I?
Ans. A candle
5} What is at the end of a rainbow?
Ans. The Letter ‘W’
6} In a one-story blue house, there was a blue person, a blue cat, a blue fish, a blue computer, a blue chair, a blue table, a blue telephone, a blue shower – everything blue! What color were the stairs?
Ans. There were no stairs as it was a one-storey house.
7} What starts with then letter ‘t’, is filled with ‘t’ and ends in ‘t’?
Ans. A teapot
8} Which weighs more, a pound of bricks or a pound of feathers?
Ans. Neither, they both weigh one pound
9} What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries?
Ans. A towel
10} You walk into a room with a match, a kerosene lamp, a candle, and a fireplace. Which do you light first?
Ans. The match
11} You draw a line. Without touching it, how do you make it longer?
Ans. You draw a shorter line next to it, and it becomes the longer line.
12} Name four days of the week that start with the letter “t”?
Ans. Tuesday, Thursday, Today, and Tomorrow
13} How many months have 28 days?
Ans. All 12 months
14} What goes around and around the wood but never goes into the wood?
Ans. The bark on a tree
15} A cowboy rides into town on Friday, stays for three days, then leaves on Friday. How did he do it?
Ans. His horse’s name was Friday.
16} What can run but cannot walk?
Ans. A drop of water
17} If there are 3 apples and you take away 2, how many do you have?
Ans. If you take 2 apples, then you have of course 2
18} What is full of holes but still holds water?
Ans. A sponge
19} Say Racecar backwards.
Ans. ‘Racecar Backwards’
20} If an electric train is moving towards east at 60 miles an hour and there is strong westerly wind, which way does the smoke from the train drift?
Ans. An electric train doesn’t emit smoke.
21} Beth’s mother has three daughters. One is called Lara, the other one is Sara. What is the name of the third daughter?
22} How can you throw a ball as hard as you can, to only have it come back to you, even if it doesn’t bounce off anything?
Ans. Throw the ball straight up in the air
23} I am an odd number. Take away one letter and I become even. What number am I?
Ans. Seven (take away the ‘s’ and it becomes ‘even’)
24} A boy fell off a 30 meter ladder but did not get hurt. Why not?
Ans. He fell off the bottom step.
25} What word looks the same backwards and upside down?
26} What belongs to you but other people use it more than you?
Ans. Your name
27} What never asks questions but is often answered?
Ans. A doorbell
28} What does this mean? I RIGHT I
Ans. Right between the eyes
29} Imagine you are in a room filling with water. There are no windows or doors. How do you get out?
Ans. Stop imagining
30} What 5-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?
31} What two keys can’t open any door?
Ans. A monkey and a donkey
32} The more you take, the more you leave behind. What are they?
33} What is the easiest way to double your money?
Ans. Put it in front of the mirror!
34} What has a neck but no head?
Ans. A bottle
35} What has a thumb and four fingers but is not alive?
Ans. A glove
36} What has a face and two hands but no arms or legs?
Ans. A clock!
37} What has to be broken before you can use it?
Ans. An egg
38} Everyone has it and no one can lose it. What is it?
Ans. A shadow
39} What goes up and doesn’t come down?
Ans. Your age
40} What is the word that is spelled incorrectly in all dictionaries?
41} Scientists are trying to find out what is between earth and heaven. Can you find me?
42} Everyone in the world break me when they speak every time. Who am I?
43} I start with ‘P’ and end with ‘E’, but I have thousands of letters. Find me!
Ans. Post Office
44} Railroad crossing, watch out of cars. Can you spell that without any “r’s”?
45} When you look for something. Why is it always in the last place you look?
Ans. Because you stop looking once you find it.
46} How can a man go eight days without sleep?
Ans. He sleeps only at night
47} I am full of keys but I can’t open any door. What am I?
Ans. A piano
48} Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday?
Ans. Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
49} What kind of coat can only be put on when wet?
Ans. A coat of paint
50} I am light as a feather, yet the strongest man can’t hold me for more than five minutes. What am I?
51} If you are running in a race and you pass the person in the second place, what place are you in?
Ans. Second place
52} A horse is on a 24 foot chain and wants an apple that is 26 feet away. How can the horse get to the apple?
Ans. The chain is not attached to anything.
53} What has a horn but does not honk?
Ans. A Rhinoceros
54} What can honk without a horn?
Ans. A goose
55} Why do dragons sleep all day?
Ans. They like to hunt knights
56} What fur do we get from Tiger?
Ans. As fur away as possible.
57} What is as big as an elephant, but weighs nothing at all?
Ans. The shadow of an elephant.
58} What always sleeps with its shoes on?
Ans. A horse
59} What has two heads, four eyes, six legs and a tail?
Ans. A cowboy riding his horse.
60} What does a cat have no other animal has?
61} It is easy to get into, but hard to get out of? What is it?
62} It has a neck but no head, and wears a cap? What is it?
Ans. A bottle
64} This can clap without any hands. What is it?
65} It wears a jacket, but no pants. What is it?
Ans. A book
66} It flies around all day but never goes anywhere? What is it?
Ans. A flag
67} This bet can never be won. What is it?
Ans. The alphabet
68} This type of dress can never be worn. What is it?
Ans. An address
69} It has eyes that cannot see, a tongue that cannot taste, and a soul that cannot die. What is it?
Ans. A shoe
70} You can serve it, but never it. What is it?
Ans. A tennis ball
71} It has hundred limbs, but cannot walk. What is it?
Ans. A tree
72} It comes down but never goes up. What is it
73} It gets beaten, and whipped, but never cries. What is it?
Ans. An egg
74} You can catch it, but not throw it. What is it?
Ans. A cold
75} It has four eyes but cannot see. What is it?
76} It has eighty-eight keys but can’t open a single door. What is it?
Ans. A piano
77} It is always coming but never arrives. What is it?
78} It gets broken without being held. What is it?
Ans. A promise
79} You can hear it, but not touch or see it. What is it?
Ans. Your voice
80} If I have it, I do not share it, If I share it, I don’t have it. What is it?
Ans. A secret
81} The more you take away, the larger it becomes. What is it?
Ans. A hole
82} It lives without a body, hears without ears, speaks without a mouth, and is born in air. What is it?
Ans. An echo
83} It has been around for millions of years, but it is no more than a month old. What is it?
Ans. The moon
84} You can keep it only after giving it away to someone else. What is it?
Ans. Your word
85} If I drink, I die. If I eat, I am fine. What am I?
Ans. A fire
86} You will throw me out when you want to use me. You will take me in when you don’t want to use me. What am I?
Ans. An anchor
87} People buy me to eat, but never eat me. What am I?
Ans. A plate
88} I have no life, but I can die, What am I?
Ans. A battery
89} I have no legs. I will never walk, but always run. What am I?
Ans. A river
90} I have a lots of memories, but I own nothing, What am I?
Ans. A photo frame
91} I go around all the places, cities, towns and villages, but never come inside. What am I?
Ans. A street
92} I do not speak, cannot hear or speak anything, but I will always tell the truth. What am I?
Ans. A mirror
93} I do not have wings, but I can fly. I don’t have eyes, but I will cry! What am I?
Ans. A cloud
94} I am a word. If you pronounce me rightly, it will be wrong. If you pronounce me wrong it is right? What word am I?
95} Why did the woman wear a helmet at the dinner table?
Ans. Because of her crash diet
96} Which word in the dictionary is spelled incorrectly?
97} Why are teddy bears never hungry?
Ans. Because they are always stuffed
98} Why was the belt arrested?
Ans. For holding up the pants
99} What can make an octopus laugh?
Ans. Ten tickles (tentacles)
100} Why do lions eat raw meat?
Ans. Because they never learned to cook
101} What do lazy dogs do for fun?
Ans. Chase parked cars
Try these brain teasers on your kids and know their wit. Have fun!