A riddle is a question or a statement having a twisted answer. Riddles always have some hidden meaning, and that’s how it becomes challenging and fun to solve the riddles. And before you jump to answer the questions, know that the answers are not so easy, and there’s always a catch. It compels us to think in a particular way to find bizarre solutions. The answers can either be a wordplay or a solution so easy at the time that it might seem ridiculous.
From small kids to old people, everyone loves to answer and ask riddles to keep talking to people with interest. It helps us pass time without getting bored while enjoying searching for the answers. Another great thing about riddles is that they have the capacity to increase the amount of interconnectivity within one’s brain if practised.
Easy Riddles for Kids
1. Riddle: If you’re running in a race and you pass the person in second place, what place are you in?
Answer: Second place
2. Riddle: I have legs but not walk, a strong back but work not, two good arms but reach not, a seat but sit and tarry not.
3. Riddle: What kinds of stones are never found in the ocean?
Answer: Stones that are dry.
4. Riddle: I have no mouth but I always reply when you speak to me. What am I?
Answer: An echo.
5. Riddle: There’s only one word in the dictionary that’s spelt wrong. What is it?
Answer: The word “wrong.” It’s the only word that’s spelt W-R-O-N-G.
6. Riddle: Four legs up, four legs down, soft in the middle, Hard all around.
7. Riddle: A man was driving a black truck. His lights were not on. The moon was not out. A lady was crossing the street. How did the man see her?
Answer: It was a bright, sunny day.
8. Riddle: What starts with T, finishes with T, but also has T inside?
9. Riddle: What can you hold in your left hand but not in your right?
Answer: Your right elbow
10. Riddle: What kind of tree can you carry in your hand?
Answer: A Palm.
11. Riddle: What has many keys but can’t open a single lock?
Answer: A piano
12. Riddle: I reflect the light, that’s not very bright, I sit in the same place all year, all the time..right here, you cannot see me all right.. at least when its not night.
13. Riddle: What belongs to you but is used more by others?
Answer: Your name.
14. Riddle: I am not alive, but I grow; I don’t have lungs, but I need air; I don’t have a mouth, but water kills me. What am I?
15. Riddle: Kate’s mother has three children: Snap, Crackle and ___?
Answer: Kate! It’s Kate’s mother, after all.
16. Riddle: The more there is, the less you see. What is it?
17. Riddle: What is the end of everything?
Answer: The letter “G”
18. Riddle: What are the only two things I cannot have for breakfast?
Answer: Lunch and dinner.
19. Riddle: What weighs less when it gets bigger?
20. Riddle: We are twins, We are close together, But we will not touch, But far apart, We become one. What are we?
21. Riddle: The more you take, the more you leave behind. What are they?
22. Riddle: What gets more wet as it dries?
Answer: A towel
23. Riddle: A group of bunnies were having a birthday party. What kind of music were they listening to?
Answer: Hip hop music.
24. Riddle: If a rooster sits on a roof facing north, which way will the egg roll?
Answer: Roosters don’t lay eggs.
25. Riddle: An elephant in Africa is called Lala. An elephant in Asia is called Lulu. What do you call an elephant in Antarctica?
26. Riddle: What is so delicate that it breaks when you say its name?
27. Riddle: What is as big as an elephant, but weighs nothing at all?
Answer: The shadow of an elephant.
28. Riddle: What fruit can you never cheer up?
Answer: A blueberry.
29. Riddle: You see it once in June, three times in September and never in May. What is it?
Answer: The letter E
30. Riddle: I’m the father of fruits. What am I?
Answer: A papa-ya.
31. Riddle: What has 13 hearts but can’t love?
Answer: A pack of cards.
32. Riddle: I speak without a mouth and hear without ears. I have nobody but come alive with wind. What am I?
Answer: An Echo
33. Riddle: I am an English word. If you pronounce me correctly, then you are wrong, and if you pronounce me wrong, then you are right. What word am I?
Answer: The word ‘Wrong’.
34. Riddle: First, think of the person who lives in disguise, who deals in secrets and tells naught but lies. Next, tell me what’s always the last thing to mend, the middle of the middle and the end of the end? Finally, give me the sound often heard during the search for a hard-to-find word. Now, string them together, and answer me this: Which creature would you be unwilling to kiss?
Answer: A spider
35. Riddle: Which seven-letter word contains dozens of letters?
36. Riddle: What can fill a room but takes up no space?
37. Riddle: A woman shoots her husband, then holds him underwater for five minutes. Next, she hangs him. Right after, they enjoy a lovely dinner. Explain.
Answer: She took a picture of him and developed it in her dark room
38. Riddle: In 1990, a person is 15 years old. In 1995, that same person is 10 years old. How can this be?
Answer: It is because it’s 1995-1990 B.C.!
39. Riddle: I come from a mine and am surrounded by wood. I help others to express themselves. What am I?Thanks to texting and email, I don’t get used as much as I used to.
Answer: Pencil lead
40. Riddle: They come at night without being called and disappear during the day without being stolen. Can you guess what they are?
41. Riddle: A little girl goes to the store and buys one dozen eggs. As she is going home, all but three break. How many eggs are left unbroken?
42. Riddle: 20 soldiers marched down the street. But when I counted them as they went past I counted 24 heads. How was that possible?
Answer: I counted twenty foreheads.
43. Riddle: Can you guess what gets wetter and wetter as it dries?
Answer: A towel.
44. Riddle: Mr. Blue lives in the blue house. Mrs. Yellow lives in the yellow house. Mr. Orange lives in the orange house. Who lives in the White House?
Answer: The president.
45. Riddle: If a zookeeper had 100 pairs of animals in her zoo, and two pairs of babies are born for each one of the original animals, then (sadly) 23 animals don’t survive, how many animals do you have left in total?
Answer: 977 animal (100 x 2 = 200; 200 + 800 = 1000; 1000 – 23 = 977)
46. Riddle: Which is heavier: a ton of bricks or a ton of feathers?
Answer: Neither—they both weigh a ton.
47. Riddle: Can you write down eight eights so that they add up to one thousand?
Answer: 888 + 88 + 8 + 8 + 8 = 1000.
48. Riddle: In an alien land far away, half of 10 is 6. If the same proportion holds true, then what is 1/6th of 30 in this alien land?
49. Riddle: I am a three-digit number. My second digit is 4 times bigger than the third digit. My first digit is 3 less than my second digit. Guess the number?
50. Riddle: The price of a duck is Rs. 9, a spider costs Rs. 36 and a bee was priced Rs. 27. By taking into account this information, what will be the price of a cat?
Answer: Rs.18 (Rs. 4.50 per leg)
51. Riddle: Two fathers and two sons are sitting on a bench, yet there are only three people sitting. How?
Answer: They are a grandfather, father, and son.
52. Riddle: When John was six years old he hammered a nail into his favorite tree to mark his height. Ten years later at age sixteen, John returned to see how much higher the nail was. If the tree grew by five centimeters each year, how much higher would the nail be?
Answer: The nail would be at the same height since trees grow at their tops.
53. Riddle: What did zero say to eight?
Answer: Nice belt. (The 8 looks like a 0 with a belt around its waist.)
54. Riddle: If 9999 = 4, 8888 = 8, 1816 = 6, 1212 = 0, then 1919 =
55. Riddle: Olivia is four times old as her daughter. In 20 years’ time, she will be twice as old as her daughter. How old are they now?
Answer: Olivia is 40 and her daughter is 10.