Riddles for Kids with Answers

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A riddle is a question that creates endless possibilities to develop problem solving skills. They leave us clueless and make us hungry for more! From kids, youngsters to grandparents, we all love to solve riddles.

Here are some puzzling riddles for kids! Riddles are absolute brainteasers that leave us with mind blowing twists and turns only to sharpen our brain and mind.

  • There are three doors and only one will let you escape alive. One has an angry mob of lions who haven’t eaten for a year. Another has twelve well-armed soldiers who will kill anyone who trespasses them. The last one is full of raging fire. Which door should you choose?
    Answer: The door with lions, because they are dead by now!
  • Mr. John has four sons. Each son has a sister. How many children does Mr. John have?
    Answer: Five children, because the four sons have the same sister.
  • I’m tall when I’m young. I’m short when I’m old. Who am I?
    Answer: A candle.
  • Which five-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?
    Answer: Short
  • This one is quite hard! I have keys but no locks. I have space but no room. You can enter me but can’t go outside of me. What am I?
    Answer: A keyboard.
  • What begins with T, ends with T and has T in it?
    Answer: A teapot.
  • Poor people have it. Rich people need it. If you eat it, you die. What is it?
    Answer: Nothing.

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  • I am the beginning of everything, the end of space and time and essential to creation. What am I?
    Answer: The letter E.
  • If you visit the theatre to see a movie and you have to pay, is it cheaper if you take one friend to the movies twice or two friends to the movies one time?
    Answer: It’s cheaper when you take two friends because you buy three tickets. When you take one friend to the movies twice, you need to buy four.
  • What has to be broken before you can use it?
    Answer: An egg.
  • What has a neck but no head?
    Answer: A bottle.
  • If you give me water, I will die. What am I?
    Answer: Fire
  • I don’t have wings, but I can fly. I don’t have eyes, but I will cry! What am I?
    Answer: Cloud
  • What is full of holes but can still hold water?
    Answer: A sponge.
  • People buy me to eat, but never eat me. What am I?
    Answer: A plate.
  • What goes up and never comes down?
    Answer: Your age.
  • What has a face and two hands but no arms or legs?
    Answer: A clock.
  • I am an odd number. Take away one letter and I become even. What number am I?
    Answer: Seven (take away the ‘s’ and it becomes ‘even’).
  • What two keys can’t open any door?
    Answer: A monkey and a donkey.
  • What does a cat have that no other animal has?
    Answer: Kittens.
  • There is a puzzle which can be asked all day with a different correct answer each time. What is the puzzle ?
    Answer: What is the correct time ?

That’s all! Have fun solving and sharing these riddles for kids. Thanks.