50 Best Riddles for Kids (With Answers) | LearnPanda Blog

What’s the reason that riddles are the bedrock of both classical folk tales and modern-day superhero sagas?

Well! There definitely is one.

Kids love riddles. Riddles not just guarantee giggles in the classroom but promote learning too.

Riddles are a great way to knock the mind out of its cognitive ruts and to stimulate creative thinking in kids, adults and mythic heroes alike.

Although riddles are easy and fun, it also requires one to put their thinking caps on.

With plenty of reasons to introduce riddles to your students in the classroom, it encourages every child to think outside of the box and consider the clues from new and different angles.

Let’s test your kid’s mettle with these age-appropriate riddles for kids. Our selection of riddle includes math-based riddles and some all-time favourites that will make kids really spend some time thinking.

Here is our take on the best riddles for kids!

What is a Riddle?

Riddles are questions that offer a puzzle to be solved and a brain teaser with a quick witty answer. It involves critical thinking on the reader’s part and requires a creative, outside-the-box viewpoint. Riddles require ingenuity in ascertaining the answers and is intentionally phrased to be challenging yet fun.

Funny Riddles For Kids (With Answers)

Which bank never has any money?

Answer: The riverbank

How many months of the year have 28 days?

Answer: Every month has “at least” 28 days.

Why are teddy bears never hungry?

Answer: Because they are always stuffed.

What do you call someone who doesn’t have all his fingers on one hand?

Answer: Normal because we have fingers on both hands.

If we don’t keep it, it will break. What is it?

Answer: A promise.

What has hands, but can’t clap?

Answer: A clock

What has teeth, but can’t bite?

Answer: A comb

Which is the only word in the dictionary that’s spelt wrong?

Answer: The word “Wrong” is the only word that’s spelt W-R-O-N-G in the dictionary.

What has a thumb and four fingers, but not a hand?

Answer: A glove

I have a head and a tail, but not a body. What am I?

Answer: A coin.

Where does one wall meet another wall?

Answer: At the corner

Two things that you can never eat for breakfast?

Answer: Lunch & Dinner

What can you catch, but never throw?

Answer: A cold

Which word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?

Answer: The word ‘Short’

What goes up but never goes back down?

Answer: Your age.

Ray’s mother had three children. The first child was named February and the second child was named January. What is the third child’s name?

Answer: The third child’s name is *Ray* of course.

What starts with an E, ends with an E and only has one letter in it?

 Answer: An envelope

What word of five letters has one left when two are removed?

Answer: Stone

What is that one thing so fragile that even saying its name breaks it?

Answer: Silence

Where can we find cities, towns, shops and streets but no people?

Answer: A map

What has a neck but no head?

Answer: A shirt

What is yours but is used by your friends more?

Answer: Your name

What’s present only once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in a thousand years?

Answer: The letter ‘M’

What’s the only place in the world where today comes before yesterday?

Answer: The dictionary

Mr Kumar has 4 daughters. Each of these daughters has a brother. How many children does Mr Kumar have?

Answer: Mr Kumar has 5 children. Each of his daughters has the same brother. He has 4 daughters and 1 son.

What has 88 keys but cannot open a single door?

Answer: A piano

What is full of holes but still holds water?

Answer: A sponge

Four men were in a boat. It capsized, but only three got their hair wet. Why?

Answer: One was bald

What runs but never walks?

Answer: A tap

What has to be broken before we use it?

Answer: An egg

If you buy a rooster to lay eggs and you expect to get five eggs each day for breakfast, how many eggs will you have after two weeks?

Answer: Zero, roosters do not lay eggs

A grandfather, two fathers and two sons went to the movie theatre together and everyone bought one movie ticket each. How many tickets did they buy in total?

Answer: 3 (the grandfather is also a father and the father is also a son)

If it took 7 people 21 days to build a bridge, how long would it take 12 people to build the same bridge?

Answer: None, the bridge is already built!

Where do fish keep their money?

Answer: In the river bank.

I have a pound of feathers and a pound of iron? Can you please tell me which one weighs more?

Answer: Both of them remain the same weight as Pound is Pound irrespective of the object.

Fun Math Riddles for Kids with Answers

Math riddles for kids precisely get them to practice math while having fun, it requires them to put their math knowledge and problem-solving skills to find the answers to riddles.

What 3 numbers give the same result when multiplied and added together?

Answer: 1,2 and 3 (1+2+3=6 and 1x2x3=6)

Answer: Panda weighs 70 Kgs, Rabbit weighs 10 Kgs and Fox weighs 20 Kgs

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

Answer: Dozens

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

Answer: Seven

Harry was asked to paint the number of plates on 100 apartments which means he will have to paint numbers 1 through 100. Can you figure out the number of times he will have to paint number 6?

Answer: 20 times. (6, 16, 26, 36, 46, 56, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 76, 86 and 96)

It’s a three-digit number. The second digit is 4 times bigger than the third digit. The first digit is 3 less than the second digit. What is it?

Answer: 141

A mobile phone and its case cost Rs. 220 in total. The price of the mobile phone is Rs. 200 more than its case. What is the price of the mobile phone?

Answer: Rs. 210. As the mobile phone costs Rs. 200 more than the case.

If you multiply this number by any other number, the answer will always be the same. What number is this?

Answer: Zero. 

How can you add eight 8’s to get the number 1,000? (Mind it, only addition)

Answer: 888 +88 +8 +8 +8 =1,000

How can you take 2 from 5 and leave 4?

Answer: F I V E

Remove the 2 letters F and E from five and you have IV.

How many sides does a circle have?

Answer: Two. Inside and Outside.

How many times can you subtract the number 5 from 25?

Answer: Only once because after you subtract it is not going to be 25 anymore.

When Johnny was 10, his sister was half his age. Now, Johnny is 16. How old is his sister?

Answer: His sister is 11. Half of 10 is 5, so Jhony’s sister is 5 years younger. This means when Jhony is 16, his sister is still 5 years younger, so she’s 11.

There are 4 apples in the basket and you take away 2. How many apples do you have now?

Answer: You have 2 apples because you took away only 2 and left 2 in the basket.

What can you put between 5 and 6, to make the result greater than 5, but less than 6?

Answer: A decimal point. Your result would be 5.6, which is between 5 & 6.

Double it and multiply it by 5. Then divide it by 10 and you will have it once more. What number is it?

Any number. If a number is doubled and multiplied by 5, it’s actually been multiplied by 10, so dividing by 10 will get you the original number again.

Conclusion

Riddles for kids are compelling intelligent exercises. Apart from being an entertaining experience, it also helps boost your children’s verbal fluency and creative thinking. 

After you have read these, be sure to check out How you can gamify your math classroom. As well as the best brain teasers & math jokes for kids.

How many riddles did you get right and which one was your favourite?

Let us know in the comment section below.

Priyanka Megotia
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Priyanka is a Senior Content Writer at LearnPanda. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and loves working on content pieces that combine in-depth research and creativity. When she’s not writing, she can be found travelling, reading or journaling at a coffee shop.