“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.
I am the biggest alphabet, as I contain the most water in the world. Who am I?
Ans. Alphabet ‘C’
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
What has hands but cannot clap?
Ans. A clock
I am tall when I am young and I am short when I am old. What am I?
Ans. A candle
What is at the end of a rainbow?
Ans. The Letter ‘W’
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.
What starts with then letter ‘t’, is filled with ‘t’ and ends in ‘t’?
Ans. A teapot
Which weighs more, a pound of bricks or a pound of feathers?
Ans. Neither, they both weigh one pound
What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries?
Ans. A towel
You walk into a room with a match, a kerosene lamp, a candle, and a fireplace. Which do you light first?
Ans. The match
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.
Name four days of the week that start with the letter “t”?
Ans. Tuesday, Thursday, Today, and Tomorrow
How many months have 28 days?
Ans. All 12 months
What goes around and around the wood but never goes into the wood?
Ans. The bark on a tree
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.
What can run but cannot walk?
Ans. A drop of water
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
What is full of holes but still holds water?
Ans. A sponge
Say Racecar backwards.
Ans. ‘Racecar Backwards’
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.
Beth’s mother has three daughters. One is called Lara, the other one is Sara. What is the name of the third daughter?
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
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’)
A boy fell off a 30 meter ladder but did not get hurt. Why not?
Ans. He fell off the bottom step.
What word looks the same backwards and upside down?
What belongs to you but other people use it more than you?
Ans. Your name
What never asks questions but is often answered?
Ans. A doorbell
What does this mean? I RIGHT I
Ans. Right between the eyes
Imagine you are in a room filling with water. There are no windows or doors. How do you get out?
Ans. Stop imagining
What 5-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?
What two keys can’t open any door?
Ans. A monkey and a donkey
The more you take, the more you leave behind. What are they?
What is the easiest way to double your money?
Ans. Put it in front of the mirror!
What has a neck but no head?
Ans. A bottle
What has a thumb and four fingers but is not alive?
Ans. A glove
What has a face and two hands but no arms or legs?
Ans. A clock!
What has to be broken before you can use it?
Ans. An egg
Everyone has it and no one can lose it. What is it?
Ans. A shadow
What goes up and doesn’t come down?
Ans. Your age
What is the word that is spelled incorrectly in all dictionaries?
Scientists are trying to find out what is between earth and heaven. Can you find me?
Everyone in the world break me when they speak every time. Who am I?
I start with ‘P’ and end with ‘E’, but I have thousands of letters. Find me!
Ans. Post Office
Railroad crossing, watch out of cars. Can you spell that without any “r’s”?
When you look for something. Why is it always in the last place you look?
Ans. Because you stop looking once you find it.
How can a man go eight days without sleep?
Ans. He sleeps only at night
I am full of keys but I can’t open any door. What am I?
Ans. A piano
Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday?
Ans. Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
What kind of coat can only be put on when wet?
Ans. A coat of paint
I am light as a feather, yet the strongest man can hold me for more than five minutes. What am I?
If you are running in a race and you pass the person in the second place, what place are you in?
Ans. Second place
Try these brain teasers on your kids and know their wit. Have fun!