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Riddles for little kids
What can you never eat for breakfast?
What gets wetter & wetter the more it dries?
Name the most recent year in which New Year’s came before Christmas.
(This year. New Year’s always comes before Christmas of the same year.)
What goes up and never comes down?
Which is heavier, 100 pounds of rocks or 100 pounds of feathers?
(They both weigh the same – 100 pounds)
What has a head and a tail but no body?
If there are 12 fish and half of them drown, how many are there?
(12, fish don’t drown!)
Imagine you are in a sinking row boat surrounded by sharks. How would you survive?
How many times can you subtract 10 from 100?
(Once. Next time you would be subtracting 10 from 90.)
How many times does the alphabet ‘a’ appear from 0-100.
What has four fingers and a thumb, but is not living?
I have keys but no locks. I have a space but no room. You can enter, but can’t go outside. What am I?
I can only live where there is light, but I die if the light shines on me. What am I?
What flies when it’s born, lies when it’s alive, and runs when it’s dead?
A Snow Flake
What gets wet when drying?
Every night I’m told what to do, and each morning I do what I’m told. But I still don’t escape your scold.
An Alarm Clock
Give me food, and I will live. Give me water, and I will die. What Am I?
Riddles for little kids 2
What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in a thousand years?
The Letter “M”.
I am a mother and a father but have never given birth. I’m rarely still, but I never wander. What am I?
Hurt without moving. Poison without touching. Bear the truth and the lies. Are not to be judged by our size. What are we?
Which word in the dictionary is spelled incorrectly?
I’m always there, some distance away. Somewhere between land or sea and sky I lay. You may move towards me, yet distant I stay.
How can you add eight 6s together so that the total adds up to 750?
666 + 66 + 6 + 6 + 6 = 750
A little girl goes to the store and buys one dozen eggs and, as she is going home, all but three break. How many eggs are left unbroken?
Friday, Jason and Jeff went to the store to buy some bread. The total of $12 was divided equally among the friends. Jason paid $4 and Jeff paid $4 as well. Who paid the other $4?
Their friend Friday
In a one story house at the corner of the road, the bedrooms were yellow, the kitchen was blue, the living room was orange, the garage was green, the entry hall was red and the sitting room was purple. What color were the stairs?
There are no stairs in a one-story house
People make me, keep me, change me, raise me, even though I can be very dirty. What am I?
A grandmother, two mothers and two daughters went to the cafe for some tea. They ordered one cup each. What was the total number of cups that they ordered?
3 one for each person (the grandmother is also a mother and the mother is also a daughter)
Frank was born in 1933 and died in 1946 at the age of 57. How can this be?
He was born in the hospital room 1933 and died in room 1946
Which of the following is not white? Egg whites, The White House, polar bears, golf balls, milk, marshmallows and white onions.
Polar bears, because their fur is colorless. Each fur strand is actually transparent and pigment free with a hollow core which reflects light.
After an 8 hour flight from Los Angeles’ LAX airport to the Manila airport from what direction would you be landing in Manila?
None, because you’d still be somewhere over the ocean because it usually takes about 13 hours from Los Angeles to Manila
What was the longest river in the world before the Amazon River was discovered?
The Amazon, because it was still the longest even before anyone discovered it
I am a few inches long, a couple inches wide and most women would love to get their hands on me. What am I?
A bar of gold
The mad scientist wanted to take a person who had 5 heads and remove 4 of them and sew them onto a clown’s head. He estimated that it would take 43 minutes per head. How long would it take him to complete the entire procedure?
He can’t complete it because no person has 5 heads
Riddles for little kids 3
Ivanka is smoking an e-cigarette and blowing it on Jared and it is bothering him and follows him everywhere he goes. What can Jared do to avoid the smoke?
Nothing, because e-cigarettes do not produce smoke
There has never been a single airplane that has successfully landed at the airport in Cincinnati. How can this be?
Because there is actually no airport in Cincinnati. The closest airport is across the state line in Kentucky.
If you paint a brown house white it will become a white house, if the stop light changes from red to green then the light is green. So, if you throw a white shirt into the Red Sea, what will it become?
It will become wet. There would be no color change because the Red Sea is not actually red
If turkeys are for Thanksgiving, jockeys are for horses and monkeys are for the jungle, then what is for rednecks?
If a male tiger is to tigress, rooster is to hen and bull is to cow, then a male dog is to what?
A girl who is super rude (if you don’t get this, you might just be too young)
How many birthdays does the average Jehovah Witness’ have?
None, they don’t celebrate birthdays
If a military camp has 183 soldiers and a military rebel has one shot to get them all, what would the rebel do to make sure one shot got all 183?
He would ask all 183 to stand close so that they all fit in the photo
If a yellow brick road is yellow, Blue from Blue’s Clues is blue and the White House is white, then what color is a greenhouse?
It is transparent, because it is made of glass
4 rubber ducks were floating in the bathtub, 2 floated away and 2 drowned. How many rubber ducks are still alive?
Zero, because rubber ducks aren’t alive and cannot drown
A pair of shoes and and pair of socks cost a total of $1.10. The shoes cost $1.00 more than the socks. How much do the socks cost?
$0.05 (not $0.10)
If you buy a rooster so that you can harvest and eat eggs every morning and you expect to have three eggs every morning for breakfast, then how many eggs would you have after 10 days?
Zero, because roosters do not lay eggs
What goes up and down and circles around at blazingly fast speeds?
The Earth, the sun and most things in the universe
Which of the following is correct: 1) Ostrich can fly, or 2) Ostriches can fly?
Neither because ostriches can’t fly
If E + 1 = 4, D + 1 = 3, E – D = 1, then what do you get when you put E and 3 together?
Something that looks a lot like the number 8 (when you combine them side by side)
What has hands but cannot wear gloves, a face but cannot look?
What is the smallest: a meter, 3.2 feet or a yard?
It depends on whose yard it is, but most house’s yards are much bigger than a meter or 3.2 feet.
Among the numerical numbers 1-10, what number is most likely to be the fattest?
Eight, because seven eight nine
Have a great time with riddles for little kids and don’t forget to share the laughter and mental stimulation with others!