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Good riddles for kids
A doctor and a boy were fishing. The boy was the doctor’s son, but the doctor was not the boy’s father. Who was the doctor?
If six children and two dogs weren’t under an umbrella, how come none of them got wet?
Because it wasn’t raining.
Almost everyone needs it, asks for it, gives it, but almost nobody takes it. What is it?
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?
It was a bright, sunny day.
How many animals did Moses take on the ark?
Moses didn’t take anything on the ark. Noah did.
What is something you can put in your pocket that keeps it empty?
A large hole.
What belongs to you but is used more by others?
What gets wet when drying?
What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in a thousand years?
A man started to town with a fox, a goose, and a sack of corn. He came to a stream which he had to cross in a tiny boat. He could only take one across at a time. He could not leave the fox alone with the goose or the goose alone with the corn. How did he get them all safely over the stream?
He took the goose over first and came back. Then he took the fox across and brought the goose back. Next, he took the corn over. He came back alone and took the goose.
What gets wetter the more it dries?
When you look for something, why is it always in the last place you look?
Because when you find it, you stop looking!
A cowboy rode into town on Friday. He stayed in town for three days and rode out on Friday. How was that possible?
Friday was the name of his horse.
This next one needs to be told out loud…
One night, a king and a queen went into a castle. There was nobody in the castle, and no one came out of the castle. In the morning, three people came out of the castle. Who were they?
The knight (night), the king, and the queen!
Railroad crossing, watch out of cars. Can you spell that without any “r’s”?
What has a face and two hands, but no arms or legs?
Good riddles for kids 2
What has to be broken before you can use it?
Lives in winter, dies in summer, and grows with its roots upward. What is it?
It starts out tall, but the longer it stands, the shorter it grows. What is it?
What belongs to you but is used more by others?
What goes up and never comes down?
How can a man go 8 days without sleep?
He only sleeps at night.
I’m full of keys but I can’t open any door. What am I?
What has a thumb and four fingers but is not alive?
A man found an old coin and declared that the date on it was 150 B.C. This could not be true. Why?
Because B.C. is counting backwards from the birth of Christ. If Christ hadn’t been born yet, there were no dates in B.C. yet!
Which is heavier, a pound of bricks or a pound of feathers?
The same – a pound is a pound!
I’m light as a feather, yet the strongest man can’t hold me for more than 5 minutes. What am I?
Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday?
Yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
Timmy’s mother had three children. The first was named April, the next was named May. What was the name of the third child?
Timmy of course!
What kind of coat can only be put on when wet?
A coat of paint.
What occurs once in a minute, twice in a moment, and never in one thousand years?
What has three feet but cannot walk?
What runs, but never walks, often murmurs – never talks, has a bed but never sleeps, has a mouth but never eats?
Good riddles for kids 3
If you are running in a race and you pass the person in second place, what place are you in?
What gets sharper the more you use it?
If I have it, I don’t share it. If I share it, I don’t have it. What is it?
What can you catch but not throw?
How many months have 28 days?
All 12 months!
They come out at night without being called, and are lost in the day without being stolen. What are they?
What is full of holes but can still hold water?
Two in front, two in behind, and one in the middle. How many are there?
( 1 2 ) 3 1 (2 3) 1 (2) 3
I’m tall when I’m young and I’m short when I’m old. What am I?
In a one-storey pink house, there was a pink person, a pink cat, a pink fish, a pink computer, a pink chair, a pink table, a pink telephone, a pink shower– everything was pink!What color were the stairs?
There weren’t any stairs, it was a one storey house.
What has hands but can not clap?
A house has 4 walls. All of the walls are facing south, and a bear is circling the house. What color is the bear?
The house is on the north pole, so the bear is white.
What is at the end of a rainbow?
The letter W.
What starts with the letter “t”, is filled with “t” and ends in “t”?
A girl is sitting in a house at night that has no lights on at all. There is no lamp, no candle, nothing. Yet she is reading. How?
The woman is blind and is reading braille.
You walk into a room with a match, a karosene lamp, a candle, and a fireplace. Which do you light first?
Good riddles for kids 4
What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries?
You draw a line. Without touching it, how do you make the line longer?
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You draw a shorter line next to it, and it becomes the longer line.
Which weighs more, a pound of feathers or a pound of bricks?
Neither, they both weigh one pound.
How many months have 28 days?
All 12 months.
Name four days of the week that start with the letter “t”?
Tuesday, Thursday, today, and tomorrow.
A train leaves from Halifax, Nova Scotia heading towards Vancouver, British Columbia at 120 km/h. Three hours later, a train leaves Vancouver heading towards Halifax at 180 km/h. Assume there’s exactly 6000 kilometers between Vancouver and Halifax. When they meet, which train is closer to Halifax?
Both trains would be at the same spot when they meet therefore they are both equally close to Halifax.
What goes around and around the wood but never goes into the wood?
The bark on a tree.
Two mothers and two daughters went out to eat, everyone ate one burger, yet only three burgers were eaten in all. How is this possible?
They were a grandmother, mother and daughter.
A man was outside taking a walk, when it started to rain. The man didn’t have an umbrella and he wasn’t wearing a hat. His clothes got soaked, yet not a single hair on his head got wet. How could this happen?
The man was bald.
A cowboy rides into town on Friday, stays for three days, then leaves on Friday. How did he do it?
His horse’s name was Friday.
You walk across a bridge and you see a boat full of people yet there isn’t a single person on board. How is that possible?
All the people on the boat are married.
A boy was rushed to the hospital emergency room. The ER doctor saw the boy and said, “I cannot operate on this boy. He is my son.” But the doctor was not the boy’s father. How could that be?
The doctor was his mom.
What can run but can’t walk?
A drop of water.
How far can a dog run into the woods?
The dog can run into the woods only to the half of the wood – than it would run out of the woods.
If there are 3 apples and you take away 2, how many do you have?
If you take 2 apples, than you have of course 2.
Beth’s mother has three daughters. One is called Lara, the other one is Sara. What is the name of the third daughter?
Good riddles for kids 5
What’s full of holes but still holds water?
If an electric train is going east at 60 miles an hour and there is a strong westerly wind, which way does the smoke from the train drift?
There is no smoke coming from electric trains.
Say Racecar backwards.
What do the numbers 11, 69, and 88 all have in common?
The read the same right side up and upside down.
How can you throw a ball as hard as you can, to only have it come back to you, even if it doesn’t bounce off anything?
Throw the ball straight up in the air.
My name is Ruger, I live on a farm. There are four other dogs on the farm with me. Their names are Snowy, Flash, Speedy and Brownie. What do you think the fifth dog’s name is?
I am an odd number. Take away one letter and I become even. What number am I?
Seven (take away the ‘s’ and it becomes ‘even’).
What word looks the same backwards and upside down?
A boy fell off a 30 meter ladder but did not get hurt. Why not?
He fell off the bottom step.
Using only addition, how do you add eight 8’s and get the number 1000?
888 + 88 + 8 + 8 + 8 = 1000.
How do dog catchers get paid?
By the pound.
What never asks questions but is often answered?
What belongs to you but other people use it more than you?
I have a large money box, 48 centimetres square and 42 centimetres tall. Roughly how many coins can I place in my empty money box?
Just one, after which it will no longer be empty.
What does this mean? I RIGHT I
Right between the eyes.
What 5-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?
Imagine you’re in a room that is filling with water. There are no windows or doors. How do you get out?
The more you take, the more you leave behind. What are they?
What two keys can’t open any door?
A monkey and a donkey.
What invention lets you look right through a wall?
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