Kids of all ages can enjoy riddles. It’s a great way to bond as a family and encourage your little ones to think outside the box. Kiddos are naturally good at problem-solving and practicing critical thinking is great for brain development. Riddles for kids are a great way to achieve this.

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You can make it a contest and keep score for children who are motivated by competition, or just enjoy the time spent together talking. After you’ve been telling riddles for a while, the kids might even start making up their own and try to stump you!

Below is a list of 60 great riddles for kids that are Twin Cities Kids Club-approved. They are sure to get laughs – and perhaps lots of puzzled faces – at your next family dinner or road trip.


RIDDLE: What does a cat have that no other animal has? SOLUTION: Kittens. RIDDLE: What has two heads, four eyes, six legs, and a tail? SOLUTION: A cowboy riding his horse. RIDDLE: What always sleeps with its shoes on? SOLUTION: A Horse. RIDDLE: What is as big as an elephant, but weighs nothing at all? SOLUTION: The shadow of an elephant. RIDDLE: How far can a fox run into the woods? SOLUTION: Only halfway, otherwise it would be running out of the woods! RIDDLE: What has hands but can’t clap? SOLUTION: A clock. RIDDLE: What has to be broken before you can use it? SOLUTION: An egg. RIDDLE: If two’s company, and three’s a crowd, what are four and five? SOLUTION: Nine! RIDDLE: What goes up but never comes back down? SOLUTION: Your age! RIDDLE: What five-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it? SOLUTION: Shorter. (Short + ‘er’) RIDDLE: What begins with T, finishes with T, and has T in it? SOLUTION: A teapot. RIDDLE: What word is spelled wrong in every dictionary? SOLUTION: Wrong. RIDDLE: What begins with an E but only has one letter? SOLUTION: An envelope. RIDDLE: What can honk without a horn? SOLUTION: A goose. RIDDLE: What has a horn but does not honk? SOLUTION: A rhinoceros. RIDDLE: What is the greatest worldwide use of cowhide? SOLUTION: To cover cows. RIDDLE: What two keys can’t open any doors? SOLUTION: A donkey and a monkey. RIDDLE: What has four eyes but can’t see? SOLUTION: Mississippi. RIDDLE: Where does success come before work? SOLUTION: The dictionary.
RIDDLE: What travels around the world but stays in one spot? SOLUTION: A stamp. RIDDLE: What is full of holes but still holds water? SOLUTION: A sponge. RIDDLE: When things go wrong, what can you always count on? SOLUTION: Your fingers. RIDDLE: Where can you find cities, towns, shops, and streets but no people? SOLUTION: A map. RIDDLE: What’s black and white and blue? SOLUTION: A sad zebra. RIDDLE: What has a face and two hands but no arms or legs? SOLUTION: A clock! RIDDLE: What is the easiest way to double your money? SOLUTION: Put it in front ofthe mirror of course! RIDDLE: What has a thumb and four fingers but is not alive? SOLUTION: A glove. RIDDLE: What has to be broken before you can use it? SOLUTION: An egg. RIDDLE: What has a neck but no head? SOLUTION: A bottle. RIDDLE: What gets wetter as it dries? SOLUTION: A towel. RIDDLE: What goes up and doesn’t come back down? SOLUTION: Your age. RIDDLE: What belongs to you but is used more by others? SOLUTION: Your name. RIDDLE: Everyone has it and no one can lose it, what is it? SOLUTION: A shadow. RIDDLE: It’s been around for millions of years, but it’s no more than a month old. What is it? SOLUTION: The moon. RIDDLE: What do you throw out when you want to use it, but take in when you don’t want to use it? SOLUTION: An anchor. RIDDLE: What has four legs up, four legs down, soft in the middle, Hard all around. SOLUTION: A bed. RIDDLE: I am so simple, that I can only point yet I guide explorers all over the world. What am I? SOLUTION: A compass. RIDDLE: Light as a feather, there’s nothing in it, but the strongest man can’t hold it much more than a minute. What am I? SOLUTION: Breath. RIDDLE: If you feed it, it lives, If you water it-it dies! What is it? SOLUTION: A fire. RIDDLE: What has legs but cannot walk? SOLUTION: A table
RIDDLE: What has teeth but cannot bite? SOLUTION: A comb RIDDLE: Why are ghosts bad liars? SOLUTION: Because you can see right throughthem. RIDDLE: Imagine you’re in a room that is filling with water. There are no windows or doors. How do you get out? SOLUTION: Stop imagining! RIDDLE: What two things can you never eat for breakfast? ANSWER: Lunch and dinner! RIDDLE: Why do bees hum? ANSWER: Because they don’t know the words. RIDDLE: If you throw a blue stone into the Red Sea, what will it become? SOLUTION: Wet. RIDDLE: Why did Mickey Mouse go to Outer Space? SOLUTION: He wanted to visit Pluto. RIDDLE: What do you call a fairy that hasn’t taken a bath? SOLUTION: Stinker Bell. RIDDLE: What did the beach say when the tide came in? SOLUTION: Long time, no sea. RIDDLE: Mr. Blue lives in the blue house, Mr. Yellow lives in the yellow house, and Mr. Black lives in the black house. Who lives in the white house? SOLUTION: The President. RIDDLE: What did the baseball glove say to the ball? SOLUTION: Catch you later. RIDDLE: You will buy me to eat but never eat me. What am I? SOLUTION: A plate. RIDDLE: What do you call it when your parachute doesn’t open? SOLUTION: Jumping to a conclusion. RIDDLE: You can you serve it, but never eat it? What is it? SOLUTION: A tennis ball (or a volleyball!) RIDDLE: How do oceans say hello to each other? SOLUTION: They wave! RIDDLE: What can you catch but not throw? SOLUTION: A cold. RIDDLE: Which letter of the alphabet has the most water? SOLUTION: The C. RIDDLE: What goes up and down but never moves? SOLUTION: The temperature. RIDDLE: What starts with a P, ends with an E and has thousands of letters? SOLUTION: The post office. RIDDLE: I have wings and I have a tail, across the sky is where I sail. Yet I have no eyes, ears or mouth, and I bob randomly from north to south. What am I? SOLUTION: A kite.


We hope you enjoy sharing these riddles for kids with the kiddos in your life.

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