We’re huge fans of riddles here at JellyQuest. Not only are they super fun and rewarding, they also help kids to think outside of the box, giving that all important brain a good workout.
Riddles can be found within all cultures and languages, and date as far back as ancient times, with the oldest recorded riddles found within Babylonian school texts! (Babylon was an ancient kingdom)
While these riddles are aimed towards children, they are also great fun for adults – everyone loves a good riddle no matter how frustrating they can be! Whenever we’re on lengthy journeys we always make sure we have a big print out of riddles for the whole family to partake in.
We’ve collated a big list of all our favourite riddles for kids, which you can find below! Simply mouse over / touch the blacked out answers for the solution!
A doctor and a boy were fishing. The boy was the doctor’s son, however the doctor wasn’t the boy’s father. Who was the doctor?
What has a face and two hands however no arms or legs?
What must be broken before it can be used?
What gets wetter the more it dries?
I come out at night without being called, and I’m lost in the day without being stolen. What am I?
What belongs to you but is used more by other people?
What has one eye, but cannot see?
A sewing needle.
I start out tall, but the longer I stands, the shorter I grow. What am I?
What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in a thousand years?
The letter ‘M’.
I have so many keys, but can’t open doors. What am I?
Which is heavier, a pound of bricks or a pound of feathers?
They are exactly the same weight!
Johnny’s mother had three children. The first was named April, the next was named May. What was the name of the third child?
What is full of holes but can still hold water?
Which months of the year have 28 days?
All of them do!
What five letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?
What is so delicate that saying its name breaks it?
A bungalow has a yellow bed, yellow carpet, yellow table, yellow walls – everything is the colour yellow. What is the colour of the staircase?
It’s a bungalow, it doesn’t have a staircase.
When does Friday come before Thursday?
In a dictionary.
What pops up when rain comes down?
I’m as flat as a leaf, round as a ring; Have two eyes, can’t see a thing. What am I?