Riddles for Kids

kids riddles

We’ve had so much fun making Short Poems for Kids every Tuesday that we decided to start making a new riddle for kids every Monday! They’ll all be funny with a silly picture to help you figure out the answer.

While Steve and I were talking about riddles, we started talking about our favorite riddles as a kid – that’s when Steve pulled out a folder from his desk drawer labelled “Riddles”. I shouldn’t be surprised how well documented and organized he is, but it always shocks me a little.

As a kid, he used to play school and many of the assignments he gave out were riddles. He got the idea because one of his favorite elementary school teachers gave him riddles as extra credit to solve every week. (He didn’t actually get extra points for solving them, she just knew he loved riddles).

I did not document any of my riddles from childhood, but I can still remember two of my favorite riddles:

NATASHA’S FAVORITE KID’S RIDDLES

What’s black and white and red all over?

If a man in a wet scuba suit is dead in a charred tree in the middle of a forest, how did he get there?

STEVE’S BEST RIDDLES FOR KIDS

POEM RIDDLE

I go around in circles,
but always go straight ahead.
I never ever complain,
no matter where I am lead

HARD KID’S RIDDLES

You heard me before
Yet you hear me again.
Then I die
Till you call me again?

I turn around once, what is our will not get in
I turn around again, what is in will not get out

Lighter than what I am made of
More of me is hidden, than is seen

I am only useful, when I am full
Yet I am always, full of holes

VERY HARD KID’S RIDDLES

John and Mary are on the floor. Mary is dead. There are pieces of broken glass and some water on the floor. How was Mary killed?

Two fathers and two sons went hunting and shot three ducks. Each got one duck. How could this be?

A father and son were involved in an auto crash. The father was killed and the son was rushed to the hospital. The surgeon rushed in and upon seeing the patient exclaimed, “ I can’t operate on my own son!” How could this be?

A man was trying to go home, but he saw the man with a mask there, who was the man with the mask? Why was the man afraid to go home?

KID’S STORY RIDDLES – STORIES WITH HOLES

A man lives on the 35th floor, which is the top of an apartment building. Every day when he goes to work, he walks to the self-service elevator on his 35th floor, gets in, and rides it to the street level. Then he goes to his job. When he returns that evening, he gets in the self-service elevator on the street level and rides it up to the 20th floor. Then he gets out, goes to the stairwell and walks 15 flights of stairs up to his apartment. Why does he do this?? ( HINT: He does not want exercise. He rides up to the 20th floor every day except for the days someone else rides with him.)

KID’S WORD RIDDLES

MAN
BOARD

CYCLE
CYCLE
CYCLE

BAN ANA

HOUSE
FIRE

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