55 Fun and Challenging Riddles for Kids

Put their creative thinking and problem-solving skills to the test with these fun riddles for kids of all ages! With interesting categories such as funny riddles for kids, easy riddles, and animal riddles, they are sure to have a blast guessing the answers to these Q&A-style word puzzles.

While some of the harder riddles on our list take a bit of thinking through, others opt for a humorous play on words that will leave kids giggling. Don’t be surprised if you find your little one reciting a riddle to their friends at school. Puzzle solving carries great street cred on the playground!

Riddle-solving is the perfect kids' activity for summer, spring, or winter break, too. It’ll help keep their mind sharp while out of school, and of course, bring a great deal of fun to their day. This is also a good activity for babysitters to do with kids. See how many answers they can guess. If it’s more than five, consider pushing back their bedtime by 15 minutes. A mini genius deserves to stay up an extra few minutes.

For more riddles and family games, check out our stories on riddles for adults, scavenger hunt riddles for kids, and two-player board games.

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Easy Riddles for Kids

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  • Question: Why are teddy bears never hungry?
    Answer: Because they are always stuffed.

  • Question: The more of me there is, the less you see. What am I?
    : The dark.

  • Question: What is a bunny’s favorite type of music?
    : Hip-hop.

  • Question: What is a turkey’s least favorite holiday?
    : Thanksgiving.

  • Question: What is a monster’s favorite dessert?
    : I-Scream.

  • Question: I have many keys but cannot open any doors. What am I?
    Answer: A piano.

  • Question: What has hands but can’t clap?
    Answer: A clock.

  • Question: How do you fix a cracked pumpkin?
    Answer: With a pumpkin patch.

  • Question: I follow you all the time and copy your every move, but you can’t touch or catch me. What am I?
    Answer: Your shadow.

  • Question: I have wings. I am able to fly. I'm not a bird, yet I soar high in the sky. What am I?
    Answer: An airplane.

Animal Riddles for Kids

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  • Question: How do you catch a school of fish?
    Answer: With a bookworm.

  • Question: What is a frog’s favorite game?
    : Leapfrog.

  • Question: What is a rabbit’s favorite dance?
    : The bunny hop.

  • Question: What kind of lion never roars?
    : A sea lion.

  • Question: What is the funniest species of fish in the sea?
    Answer: The clownfish.

  • Question: Why are bees great secret keepers?
    : Because they mind their beeswax.

  • Question: What type of dog is the most athletic?
    : Boxers.

  • Question: What animal can you never trust?
    Answer: A lion.

  • Question: What fish costs the most?
    Answer. A goldfish!

  • Question: What animal is the best at landscaping?
    Answer: Hedgehogs.

Hard Riddles for Big Kids

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  • Question: The more of me you take, the more you leave behind. What am I?
    Answer: Footsteps.

  • Question: What element is not on the periodic table?
    : The element of surprise.

  • Question: Why are swimmers so great at school projects?
    : Because they dive right in.

  • Question: What belongs to you but is mostly used by others?
    : Your name.

  • Question: What kind of tree can you hold in your hand?
    : A palm tree.

  • Question: Why are ghosts so good at sports?
    Answer: Because they have team spirit.

  • Question: You buy me to eat, but I am never eaten. What am I?
    Answer: A plate.

  • Question: Four legs up, four legs down, soft in the middle, and hard all around. What am I?
    Answer: A bed.

  • Question: I have no legs. I will never walk but always run. What am I?
    Answer: A river.

Funny Riddles for Young Kids

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  • Question: When things go wrong, what can you always count on?
    Answer: Your fingers.

  • Question: Which letter of the alphabet is the worst to travel with?
    : P, because they are always stopping to use the restroom.

  • Question: What is a vampire’s favorite fruit?
    : A blood orange.

  • Question: What do you call a chihuahua in the summer?
    Answer: A hot dog!

  • Question: What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire?
    Answer: Frostbite.

  • Question: Why did the tortilla chip start dancing?
    Answer: Because they put on the salsa.

  • Question: What did the mom tomato say to the dawdling baby tomato?
    Answer: “Ketchup.”

  • Question: Why was the math book sad?
    Answer: Because it had a lot of unanswered problems.

Food Riddles for Kids

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  • Question: What two things can you never eat for breakfast?
    Answer: Lunch and dinner.

  • Question: What is a tree’s favorite drink?
    Answer: Root beer.

  • Question: What kind of cake does a mouse eat on its birthday?
    : Cheesecake.

  • Question: Why do lemons never get invited to parties?
    : Because they are always in a sour mood.

  • Question: What can you buy from a grocery store for under $2 that will make you rich?
    : A 100 Grand candy car.

  • Question: What is a reptile's favorite drink?
    Answer: Gator-ade.

  • Question: What is orange in color, green on top, and sounds like a parrot?
    Answer: A carrot!

  • Question: What fruit can you never cheer up?
    Answer: A blueberry.

Clever Riddles for Kids

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  • Question: I am an odd number. Take away a letter, and I become even. What number am I?
    Answer: Seven.

  • Question: If Mr. Red lives in the red house, and Mr. Blue lives in the blue house. Who lives in the White House?
    : The president.

  • Question: How many months have 28 days?
    : All of them.

  • Question: What building has the most stories?
    : A library.

  • Question: Which letter of the alphabet has the best eyesight?
    : C.

  • Question: What has a head and tail but no body?
    : A coin.

  • Question: What is at the end of a rainbow?
    : The letter "w."

  • Question: What word is spelled wrong in the dictionary?
    Answer: 'Wrong.'

  • Question: What did the triangle say to the circle?
    Answer: You are pointless.

  • Question: You see me once in June, twice in November, and not at all in May. What am I?
    Answer: The letter “e.”

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