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56 Easy Riddles for Kids with Answers

Apart from helping growth of kids mental development, these easy riddles for kids are great for you to bond with your children and then have fun together. So check our selection of fun filled easy riddles with answers for kids.

Easy riddles for the kids

It is well known that kids have a natural aptitude for the type of thinking they require, and will surprise you with how well they tackle a thinker. They just have to be the right riddles and answers — not too complex, not too easy. The best riddles engage a kid’s natural problem-solving skills and make them laugh along the way.

1. How do you make the number one disappear?
Add the letter ‘G’ and it’s Gone

2. What has one eye but can’t see?
A needle

3. What stays where it is when it goes off?
An alarm clock

4. What needs an answer but doesn’t ask a question?
A telephone

5. If you took two apples from three apples how many apples would you have?
Two apples – the two that you took

6. What gets bigger and bigger the more you take away from it?
A hole

7. What goes up and down but never moves?
The temperature

8. What belongs to you but is used more by others?
Your name

9. What can be as big as an elephant but weigh nothing?
Its shadow

10. What occurs once in a minute, twice in a moment and never in one thousand years?
The letter ‘M’

11. The one who made it didn’t want it. The one who bought it didn’t need it. The one who used it never saw it. What is it?
A coffin

12. Which letter of the alphabet has the most water?
The ‘C’

13. What is as light as a feather but even the strongest man in the world can’t hold it for long?
His breath

14. What has hands but can’t clap?
A clock

15. What word is spelled wrong in all the dictionaries?
Wrong

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

17. Poor people have it. Rich people need it. If you eat it you die. What is it?
Nothing

18. The more you take, the more you leave behind. What are they?
Footsteps

19. If I have it, I don’t share it. If I share it, I don’t have it. What is it?
A secret

20. What has one head, one foot and four legs?
A bed

21. The more you have of it, the less you see. What is it?
Darkness

22. Joe’s father had three sons – Snap, Crackle and …?
Joe

23. If it takes one man three days to dig a hole, how long does it take two men to dig half a hole?
You can’t dig half a hole!

24. What do you call bears with no ears?
‘B’

25. What has teeth but can’t eat?
A comb

26. How can you make seven even?
Take away the ‘S’

27. What is bought by the yard and worn by the foot?
Carpet

28. What gets wet while it’s drying?
A towel

29. What can go up a chimney down, but can’t go down a chimney up?
An umbrella

30. What comes down but never goes up?
Rain

31. What type of cheese is made backwards?
Edam

32. What has a neck but no head?
A bottle

33. How many months of the year have days?
All of them

34. What question must always be answered ‘Yes’?
What does ‘Y’-‘E’-‘S’ spell?

35. What can you make that you can’t see?
Noise

36. What do you throw out when you want to use it, but take in when you don’t want to use it?
An anchor

37. What kind of coat can you only put on when it’s wet?
A coat of paint

38. If you were in a race and passed the person in 2nd place, what place would you be in?
2nd

39. What can you catch but not throw?
A cold

40. What breaks when you say it?
Silence

41. I saw a boat full of people, yet there wasn’t a single person on the boat. How?
They were all married

42. What begins with an ‘E’ and ends with an ‘E’ but only has one letter?
An envelope

43. How many bricks does it take to complete a building made from bricks?
One – the last one

44. How many seconds are there in a year?
Twelve – January 2nd, February 2nd, March 2nd…

45. How much dirt is in a hole 5 feet wide and 4 feet deep?
None

46. What four days of the week start with the letter ‘T’?
Tuesday, Thursday, today and tomorrow

47. If two’s company and three’s a crowd, what are four and five?
Nine

48. What grows up while growing down?
A goose

49. What two things can you never eat for breakfast?
Lunch and dinner

50. What bird can lift the most?
A crane

51. What nuts can you hang pictures on?
Walnuts

52. What can run but can’t walk?
Water

53. A man rode into town on Tuesday and stayed in a hotel. Two nights later he rode home on Tuesday. How?
Tuesday is the name of his horse

54. What can you hold without touching it?
A conversation

55. What can you break without touching it?
A promise

56. What word has five letters but sounds like it only has one?
Queue

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