50+ Riddles To Ask Your Child

Last Updated on January 24, 2023 by ClassMonitor

50+ Riddles To Ask Your Child

Riddles help children develop their vocabulary and language skills. Riddles contain a lot of words and have several layers to them. This means that these riddles help children distinguish between similar-sounding words and recognize multiple meanings of words.

These mind-tricking questions also develop critical thinking skills and encourage children to dig deeper into a problem and look for logical solutions. As parents, we should always be looking for ways to engage our children and make them think. Reading & solving riddles for kids is a fun activity for keeping your children engaged.

They help teach kids vocabulary and develop creative thinking. Additionally, kids also learn a lot of fun facts with these riddles. This blog will look at some of the most popular riddles that you can ask your child and make their knowledge enrichment more fun!

#1 You can remove the outside, cook the outside, eat the outside, throw away the inside – What am I?

Answer: Corn

#2 I am as light as a feather. Even the strongest man can’t hold me for more than a minute. What am I?

Answer – Breath

#3 What goes up and down stairs without moving?

Answer – Carpet

#4 He has married many women but has never married. Who is he?

Answer – Priest

#5 If you do not keep me, then I’ll break. What am I?

Answer – Promise

#6 What are the two things you can never eat for breakfast?

Answer – Lunch and Dinner

#7 What gets wet as soon as it dries?

Answer – Towel

#8 How many months of the year have 28 days?

Answer – All the months

#9 What has hands and a face but can’t hold anything or even smile

Answer – A clock

#10 I have a tail and a head, but no body. What am I?

Answer – A Coin 

#11 What starts with the letter P, ends with an E, and contains thousands of letters?

Answer – Post Office

#12 Which is the English alphabet that contains the most water?

Answer – The letter ‘C.’

#13 Mrs. Brown has five daughters. Each of these daughters has a brother. How many children does Mrs. Brown have?

Answer – They have six children. Each daughter has the same brother. 

#14 I am an odd number. Take away one letter, and I become even. What number am I?

Answer: Seven

#15 What starts with the letter ‘t,’ is full of ‘t,’ and finishes with ‘t’ only?

Answer – Teapot with Tea in it.

#16 What weighs more, one pound of cotton or one pound of iron?

Answer – Neither weighs more or less, as they both are the same – one pound.

#17 In a single-story house, there is a red chair, red bed, red computer, red flowers, red table, and red carpet- everything around is red. What is the color of the staircase?

Answer – It is a single-story house, and hence, there is no staircase present. 

#18 Do you know the end of the rainbow? 

Answer – The letter ‘W.’

#19 Why can’t a man who is living in New York be buried in Chicago?

Answer – Because he is alive.

#20 What needs to be broken before you use it?

Answer – An egg.

#21 What kind of tree can you carry in your hand?

Answer – A Palm

#22 You see it once in June, three times in September, and never in May. What is it?

Answer – The letter E

#23 The more you take, the more you leave behind. What is it?

Answer – Footsteps

#24 I make a loud sound when I’m changing. When I do change, I get bigger but weigh less. What am I?

Answer – Popcorn

#25 What runs but cannot walk, has a mouth but no teeth, and has a bed but cannot sleep?

Answer – A River 

#26 I’m taller when I’m young and shorter when I’m old. What am I?

Answer – A Candle 

#27 What goes up and never comes down?

Answer – Your Age

#28 What question can you never answer yes to?

Answer – Are you asleep yet? 

#29 Big as a biscuit, deep as a cup, Even a river can’t fill it up. What is it?

Answer – A Kitchen Strainer 

#30 What do you fill with empty hands?

Answer – Gloves

#31 I look at you; you look at me; I raise my right; you raise your left. What is this object?

Answer – Mirror

#32 No sooner spoken than broken. What is it?

Answer – Silence

#33 What has a neck but no head?

Answer – A bottle.

#34 What is pretty easier to get into than out of?

Answer – Trouble

#35 What kind of room has no windows or doors?

Answer – Mushroom

#36 What kind of coat can be put on only when wet?

Answer – A coat of paint

#37 If you have it, you want to share it. If you share it, then you don’t have it. What is it?

Answer – A Secret

#38 The more there is, the less you see

Answer – Darkness

#39 Only two backbones and thousands of ribs

Answer – Railroad

#40 Give it food, and it will live; give it water, and it will die

Answer – Fire

#41 Which two keys cannot open any doors?

Answer – Donkey & Monkey

#42 Every person has one, and no one can lose it. Can you guess what it is?

Answer – A Shadow

#43 What is as big as an elephant but weighs nothing?

Answer – The shadow of an elephant

#44 What is four-legged but cannot walk?

Answer – A Table

#45 My pockets are empty, but they still have something in them. What is it?

Answer – Holes

#46 I am bought for eating, but people do not eat me. Who am I?

Answer – A Plate

#47 Where will you find Friday before Thursday?

Answer – In a dictionary

#48 What is always answered without being asked any questions?

Answer – A Doorbell

#49 What is the easiest way to double your money?

Answer – Place it in front of the mirror

#50 Three men jump into the water, but only two come out with wet hair. Why?

Answer – The third man was bald

Best Way To Ask Riddles


So these were some of the most interesting and challenging riddles that are sure to help your kids broaden their thinking. Along with choosing the best questions to ask, the way you introduce them to your kids is also important. Ask these riddles while taking your young ones to the park or while playing with them at home. This makes it a fun activity and helps them register the knowledge with ease!

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