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# 50 Fun Riddles for Kids

Riddles are good fun for kids.  A riddle is a puzzling question, statement, or problem that requires creative thinking to solve. Riddles are something that we all enjoyed in childhood. It is what brings us that giggle and mostly makes us look silly. Riddles help kids work on their critical-thinking skills, creativity, vocabulary, and problem-solving abilities. It expands their thinking, tests their working memory, and gives them a “Oh, I didn’t think like that!” moment. Riddles are also a good way to share a laugh among friends and are good conversation starters.

Put on your favorite thinking hat for these riddles!

### Best Fun Riddles for Kids

Q1: If there are seven oranges and you take three away, how many oranges do you have?

A: Three, since that’s how many you took.

Q2: First, you throw away my outside and cook the inside. Then you eat my outside and throw away the inside. What am I?

A: Corn.

Q3: How many letters are there in the alphabet?

A: There are 11: three in “the” and eight in “alphabet.”

Q4: Why was 6 afraid of 7?

A: Because 7, 8 (ate), 9!

Q5: A word I know, six letters it contains, remove one letter and 12 remains, what is it?

A: Dozens.

Q6: What did the triangle say to the circle?

A: You are pointless.

Q7: Ms. Smith has four daughters. Each daughter has a brother. How many kids are there in total?

A: Five, there are four daughters and one son. Each daughter has the same brother.

Q8: When things go wrong, what can you always count on?

Q9: If two’s a company, and three’s a crowd, what are four and five?

A: Nine!

Q10: What has to be broken before you can use it?

A: An egg

Q11: What is the richest nut?

A: A cash-ew.

Q12: What kind of cheese is made backwards?

Q13: What has four fingers and a thumb but isn’t alive?

A: A glove

Q14: What did the zero say to the eight?

A: “Nice belt!”

Q15: What animal can jump higher than a building?

A: Any animal that can jump — buildings don’t jump, silly!

Q16: Nobody empties me, but I never stay full for long. What am I?

A: The moon.

Q17: I’m the father of fruits. What am I?

A: A papa-ya.

Q18: A cowgirl road into town on Friday. Three days later, she left on Friday. How is that possible?

A: Friday is the name of her horse.

Q19: A rooster is sitting on the roof of a barn facing west. If it laid an egg, would the egg roll to the north or to the south?

A: It’s impossible — roosters don’t lay eggs.

Q20: What can you break, even if you never pick it up or touch it?

A: A promise.

Q21: I’m light as a feather, yet the strongest person can’t hold me for five minutes. What am I?

Q22: You’ll find me in Mercury, Earth, Mars and Jupiter, but not in Venus or Neptune. What am I?

A: The letter “R.”

Q23: I have a head much smaller than my long neck. People who play with me pick at me, and that’s fine. Who am I?

A: Guitar

Q24: I have seven rings made of rock and ice, but you cannot wear them on your fingers. They are too big. What am I?

A: Saturn

Q25: I am made to absorb and I can hold liquid even though I’m full of holes. What am I?

A: Sponge

Q26: What has legs, but doesn’t walk?

A: Table

Q27: I get answered even though I never ask a question. What am I?

A: A doorbell

Q28: If you take away one hand, some will remain. What am I?

A: handsome

Q29: What comes once in a second, twice in a decade, but just a single time in a century?

A: The letter “e”

Q30: What has lots of eyes, but can’t see?

A: A Potato

Q31: I run along your property and all around the backyard, yet I never move. What am I?

A: A fence

Q32: Which is heavier: a ton of bricks or a ton of feathers?

A: They both weigh the same. So, neither of them.

Q33: I am always in front of you and never behind you. What am I?

Q34: What kind of band never plays music?

A: A rubber band

Q35: I have many teeth, but I cannot bite. What am I?

A: A comb

Q36: 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?

A: His mother.

Q37: How many animals did Moses take on the ark?

A: Moses didn’t take any animals, Noah did.

Q38: What gets wet when drying?

A: A towel

Q39: What is black when you buy it, red when you use it, and white when you are done with it?

A: Charcoal

Q40: 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?

A: Fire

Q41: What vehicle is spelled the same backwards and forwards?

A: Racecar

Q42: What has a tongue but cannot talk?

A: A shoe.

Q43: What number is odd until you take away one letter; then it becomes even?

A: Seven

Q 44: What runs but cannot walk, has a mouth but no teeth, and has a bed but cannot sleep?

A: A river

Q 45: What do you find at the end of a rainbow?

A: The letter W

Q46: What has Eighty-eight keys but can’t open a single door?

A: A piano

Q47: What loses its head in the morning but gets it back at night?

A: A pillow

Q48: What is round on both sides but high in the middle?

A: Ohio

Q49: What is the center of Gravity?

A: The letter “V”

Q50: What instrument can you hear but never see?