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What Are Some Good Riddles For Kids?

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Kids of all ages love riddles—the goofier, the better. With that in mind, these 20 riddles are guaranteed to tickle their funny bones and tease their brains. Some will make them stretch their heads. Some are so corny they'll groan and roll their eyes. But each one is sure to provoke a smile.

01

What is it?

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Think hard about this one; it is a real brain twister. Don't peek at the answer — don't do it! You can solve this.

The person who makes it does not need it. The person who purchases it does not use it. The person who uses it does not know they are using it. What is it?

A coffin.

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02

Who are you?

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Another tough one. Fight the urge to sneak a look at the answer.

A cloud is my mother; the wind is my father, my brother is the cool stream, and my sister is the fruit of the land. A rainbow is my bed, the earth my final resting place and I'm the torment of man. What am I?

Rain

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03

What am I?

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Don't do it! Don't sneak a peek at the answer. Give yourself time, and you will come up with the answer.

I am not alive, but I grow; I've got no have lungs, but I need air; I don't have a mouth, but water kills me. What am I?

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Fire.

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04

How is This Possible?

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This one is twisty, but you can figure it out.

Two fathers and two sons sat down to eat eggs for breakfast. They ate exactly three eggs; each person had an egg. How is this possible?

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One of the 'fathers' is also a grandfather. Therefore, the other father is both a son and a father to the grandson. In other words, the one father is both a son and a father.

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05

What is it?

Hmm, this riddle is as annoying as taking out the trash. But we promise if you refuse to give up and just think outside the box, you can do it. In fact, the answer may be closer to home than you'd think.

What has four wheels and flies?

A garbage truck!

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06

What am I?

This one is going to make you feel a little unsteady, kiddos.

I have a stem, but I am not a flower. I have a foot, but I cannot hop. Children are too young to hold me. What am I?

A wine glass

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07

What is it?

Geez, Louise. What could this one possibly be? It's a doozy, and that's a boast. But if you want a little cluesy, who says it the most?

It belongs to you, but others use it more than you do. What is it?

Your name!

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08

What could it be?

You're going to need brainpower worthy of Superman blown about in a windstorm to solve this riddle. But you know what? Heroes live among us, and you're probably one of them.

 

I am light and seem to have no substance at all. But even the strongest person in the world can’t hold me for very long. What am I?

Breath

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09

What's going on here?

This is a trap. We repeat. This is a trap, and chances are you're going to fall for it. Don't say we didn't warn you, young padawans.

Mississippi has four S letters and four I letters. Can you spell that without using S or I?

T. H. A. T

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10

Say what now?

Can you count? Do you know the days of the week? Even if you answer yes to both these questions, you may go nowhere slowly.

A cowboy comes into town on Friday. He stays two nights at a local hotel. He leaves on Friday. How is this possible?

Friday is his horse's name.

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11

How do you solve this problem?

This riddle's a nightmare.

Imagine the following: You are alone in a forest, and you hear a noise. You realize you are being followed. You begin to run as fast as you can, but whatever is following is getting closer and closer. How do you escape?

Imagine something else!

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12

What is it?

Squawk! Our macaw says you can do this one. Squawk! Who are you to doubt a loud and insistent parrot?

What’s bright orange with green on top and sounds like a parrot?

A carrot

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13

What am I?

Ooh, this one's a toughie. But you're a little mental weight lifter, aren't you? If you push yourself, you'll get the answer.

Forward I am heavy, but backward I am not. What am I?

The word "ton"

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14

What is it?

C'mon, all you would-be globe trotters. Be adventurous while you try to unpack this riddle.

What is able to travel the world without leaving its place?

A stamp

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15

What am I?

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Come on, think about this one. You can figure it out, just close your eyes and work that brain. The answer will pop into your noggin like magic.

When you have me, you feel like sharing me. But, if you do share me, you don't have me. What am I?

A Secret.

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16

What am I?

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There is no denying that this one is a real toughy. Focus all your brainpower. You can do it.

I have keys but no doors, I have space but no rooms, I allow you to enter, but you are never able to leave. What am I?

A Keyboard.

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17

What is it?

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Gather the clues. Now let them huddle together inside your brain. The answer is in there!

What is often on the ground getting stepped on by others, but you don’t have to wash it because it never gets dirty, in fact, you couldn’t wash it even if you tried?

A Shadow.

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18

What Animal is This?

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This is one tough riddle, but it's not impossible.

If Santa has reindeer, Charlie Brown has Snoopy, and John Arbuckle has Garfield, the cat, then what animal would Dracula have?

Bloodhounds.

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19

What am I?

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This riddle is a confusing one, and it will take some serious brainpower to figure it out.

I make a loud noise when I am changing. I get larger but weigh less when I do. What am I?

Popcorn.

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20

A Real Groaner.

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This is an old riddle, but still a good one. And not as easy as it seems. Or maybe it is, maybe you already know the answer. Good for you. Shout it out.

Why was the clock in trouble during reading class?

It tocked too much.

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