101 funny Riddles for kids

221 Great Riddles for kids for 2021

One of the activities for father or parents is to engage in conversation with their kids that forces them to think and analyze about the world and the things around them.

Typically, the smart phone is used to engage and keep kids busy but when you have a chance , try the list of 101 funny riddles that can engage kids from the age span of 5 to 15 years.

Apart from being fun and offering you a chance to have conversations with your little one, they also spark critical thinking in young minds and send them on an analytic journey where they start looking at things from a different aspect.

To answer a riddle, the kid just not only has to have general knowledge but also a good level of common sense and analytical perspective to the riddle.

Below is a healthy mixture of easy, funny, scientific riddles which are also slightly tricky and can engage kids and teens alike. In some cases, even adults can give it a go.

Riddle: Where will you find Friday before Thursday?
Answer: In a dictionary.
Riddle: How many months have 28 days?
Answer: All 12 of them.
Riddle: What gets bigger when
more is taken away?
Answer: A hole
Riddle: What needs to be broken before you use it?
Answer: An egg.
Riddle: I am full of keys, but I cannot open any door. What am I?
Answer: A Piano
Riddle: Where can you find cities, towns, shops, and streets but no people?
Answer : A map.
Riddle : It lives in winter, dies in summer, and grows with its roots on top? What is it?
Answer : An icicle
Riddle : What three numbers have the same answer when added together and multiplied together?
Answer : 1,2,3
Riddle: What belongs to you but is used more by others?
Answer:  Your name.
Riddle : If 6 children and 2 dogs weren’t under an umbrella, how come none of them got wet?
Answer : It wasn’t raining.
Riddle: I have no life but I can die. What am I?
Answer : A battery
Riddle : I have three letters. I read the same forward and backward. You use me all the time but the irony is that you do not see me. What am I?
Answer:  Eye
Riddle: I have hands, but I cannot clap. What am I?
AnswerA Clock
Riddle: Everyone has me and no one can lose me; who am I?
Answer: A shadow.
Riddle: I am as light as air, but you cannot hold and lift me. What am I?
Answer : A bubble
Riddle: I fly around the entire day yet I never go to a new place. What am I?
Answer : A flag
Riddle : It’s been around for millions of years, but it’s no more than a month old. What is it?
Answer: The moon
Riddle: I have teeth, but I don’t eat. What am I?
AnswerA Comb
Riddle : Where do fish keep their money?
Answer: Riverbank
Riddle: Poke your fingers in my eyes and I will open my mouth wide. What am I?
Answer: Scissors
Riddle : I do not exist now but eventually, come to existence. People know that I exist, but when I arrive I change my name. I motivate people and give them hope. What am I?
Answer: Tomorrow
Riddle : I could be running but I do not have legs. I am always ahead of you, and you can never overtake me. What am I?
Answer : Nose
Riddle : Two girls are born on the same day at the same time to the same mother, yet the two are not twins. How is it possible?
Answer: They are triplets. They have a third sister
Riddle : When does April comes before January?
Answer: Dictionary
Riddle: What has four eyes but can’t see?
Answer : Mississippi.
Riddle: When the car moves right I don’t move. Which tyre am I?
Answer – The spare tyre!
Riddle: It can never be seen nor can it be touched, but it packs enough heat to cook your lunch. What is it?
Answer : Microwave
Riddle: When I am solid I can float on liquid. I can also warm you when I convert from liquid to gas. What am I?
Answer : Water
Riddle: What bird can write?
Answer : PENguin.
Riddle : I am a fruit, I am a bird and I am also a person. What am I?
Answer: Kiwi
Riddle: What can you put in a box to make it lighter ? 
Answer – Holes.
Riddle : Take away my first letter.
Take away my second letter.
Take away all my letters and I would remain the same. What am I ?
Answer – Postman.
Riddle:  What has a horn but does not honk?
Answer – A Rhinoceros
Riddle: When things go wrong, what can you always count on?
Answer : Your fingers.
Riddle: What is the maximum possible number of times you can subtract number 5 from number 25?
Answer: Only once.
Riddle: Where does a vampire put his money ?
Answer – In the Blood Bank.
Riddle: Which is the only way a leopard can change his spots ? 
Answer – By going from one spot to another.
Riddle: When do you stop at green and go at red ?
Answer – When you are eating a watermelon.
Riddle: You are given a telephone and asked to multiply all the numbers on the device’s number pad. What will be the answer?
Answer: zero
Riddle: I am a building that has the most stories, but you can never hear one for I love silence. What am I?
Answer:  Library
Riddle: What has a bed but never sleeps, can run but never walks, and has a bank but no money?
Answer: A river.
Riddle: What kind of table is good for you to eat ?
Answer – Vegetable.
Riddle: It can never be seen nor can it be touched, but it packs enough heat to cook your lunch. What is it?
Answer:  Microwave
Riddle: What is the difference between electricity and lighting ?
Answer : You have to pay for electricity.
Riddle: What has a neck but no head?
Answer: A bottle.
Riddle : What number do Nickel and Neon make together?
Answer:  Nine (Ni+Ne)
Riddle: I have wings, I am able to fly, I‘m not a bird yet I soar high in the sky. What am I?
Answer:  Airplane
Riddle: What loses its head in the morning and gets it back at night ?
Answer : A pillow.
Riddle: I fill up a room, but I take
p no space. What am I?
Answer: Light
Riddle: I fly without wings.
What am I ?
Answer – A kite.
Riddle: What did the ocean say to the other ocean ?
Answer – Nothing, they just waved.
Riddle: I am an English word with 3 consecutive double letters.
What am I ?
Answer – Bookkeeper.
Riddle: I have four legs and one back yet I cannot walk.
What am I ? 
Answer – A chair.
Riddle: I can fall off a building and live but in water I will die ?
Answer – Paper.
Riddle: What did the ocean say to the other ocean ?
Answer – Nothing, they just waved
Riddle: What is between Heaven and Earth ?
Answer – And.
Riddle: What part of London is in France ?
Answer – The letter ‘N’.
Riddle: A man dressed in all black is walking down a country lane. Suddenly, a large black car without any lights on comes round the corner and screeches to a halt. How did the car know he was there?
Answer: It was day time.
Riddle: A rooster laid an egg on top of the barn roof. Which way did it roll?
Answer: It didn’t roll – since whendid roosters start laying eggs?
Riddle: An electric train is moving north at 100mph and a wind is blowing to the west at 10mph. Which way does the smoke blow?
Answer: There is no smoke with an electric train.
Riddle:  What goes up and down, but never moves?
Answer: A flight of stairs.
Riddle: What gets wetter as it dries?
Answer:  towel
Riddle: A truck driver is going down a one way street the wrong way, and passes at least ten cops. Whyis he not caught?
Answer: Because he was not driving! He’s walking on the sidewalk.
Riddle: How can you drop a raw egg onto a concrete floor without cracking it?
Answer: The Egg won’t crack the concrete floor!
Riddle: I’m beautiful in many different colors. I smell nice; you can pick me if you want. I will live for a long time just don’t forget to water me. What am I?
AnswerA Flower
Riddle: I am a three letter word.
If you take two letters from me,
I am still the same.
What word am I ?
Answer – Pea.
Riddle: How can a man go eight days without sleep?
Answer: By sleeping during the night time
Riddle : How many times does the alphabet ‘a’ appear from 0-100.
Answer: None
Riddle: What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in a thousand years?
Answer: It is the letter ‘M’.
Riddle: I’m white and perfect for cutting and grinding. I’m a useful tool for most animals. What am I?
Answer: Teeth
Riddle: What has a head and a tail but no body?
Answer: A coin
Riddle: Which is heavier, 100 pounds of rocks or 100 pounds of feathers?
Answer: They both weigh the same – 100 pounds
Riddle: I can point in every direction, but I can’t reach the destination by myself. What am I?
Answer: A Finger
Riddle: If a doctor gives you 3 pills and tells you to take one pill every half hour, how long would it take before all the pills had been taken?   Answer: 1 hour! Take the 1st pill right away, half an hour later take the 2nd and half an hour after that the 3rd. Total time spent: 1 hour! 
Riddle : If Mr Smith’s peacock lays an egg in Mr Jones’ yard, who owns the egg?
Answer: Peacocks don’t lay eggs, just peahens.
Riddle: What happens when you throw a blue rock into the yellow sea?
Answer: It will become Wet
Riddle: What is a word comprised of 4 letters, still is also made of 5.Occasionally written with 12 letters and later with 5. Never written with 5 but happily with 7.
Answer: What, Still, Occasionally, Later, Never, Happily
Riddle: Forward I am heavy, but backward I am not. What am I?
Answer: Ton
Riddle: If you give me water, I will die. What am I?
Answer: Fire.
Riddle: How many apples can you put in an empty box?
Answer: None. When you put an apple, it no longer remains empty!
Riddle: What’s black and white and we read all over?
Answer:  Newspaper.
Riddle: They come at night without invite and disappear during the day without being stolen. Who are they?
Answers: Stars
Riddle: If there are 6 apples and you take away 4, how many do you have?
Answer: The 4 you took.
Riddle: Take off my skin, I won’t cry, but you will. What am I?
Answer : Onion
Riddle: I go in dry and come out wet. The longer I stay in, the shorter Iget. What am I?
Answer: A Tea Bag
Riddle: If you had only one match, and entered a dark room containing an oil lamp, some newspaper, and some kindling wood, which would you light first?
Answer: The match
Riddle : Some months have 31 days, others have 30 days. How many have 28 days?
Answer: All months have 28 days
Riddle: A plane crashes on the border of the United States and Canada. Where do they bury the survivors?
Answer: Nowhere. You don’t bury survivors.
Riddle: Mary’s father has five daughters named Mala, Mili, Mele, Molo …Guess what would be the name of the fifth?
Answer: Mary! She would be the fifth daughter
Riddle: What goes up and down, but still remains in the same place? Answer: Stairs
Riddle: If, having only one match, on a freezing winter day, you entered a room, which contained a lamp, a kerosene heater, and a wood burning stove, which should you light first.
Answer: The match of course
Riddle: What can be as big as an elephant but weigh nothing?
Answer: The elephant’s shadow.
Riddle: In a one-story 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?
Answer: There weren’t any stairs, it was a one storey house
Riddle: 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?
Answer: They were a grandmother, mother and daughter.
Riddle: 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?
Answer: The man was bald
Riddle: Imagine you’re in a room that is filling with water. There are no windows or doors. How do you get out?
Answer : Stop imagining.
Riddle: The more you take, the more you leave behind. What are they?
Answer : Footprints.
Riddle: You can catch me, but you can’t throw me. What am I?
AnswerA Cold
Riddle: How many apples grow on a tree?
Answer : All apples grow on trees only
Riddle: Name four days of the week that start with the letter “t”?
Answer : Tuesday, Thursday, today, and tomorrow.
Riddle: What goes up and down but never moves?
Answer : The temperature
Riddle: I’m full of keys, but can’t open any door. What am I?
Answer: piano.
Riddle: It is just something that everybody does at the same time! What is that?
Answer : Grow older.
Riddle: If I have it, I don’t share it. If I share it, I don’t have it. What is it?
Answer : A secret
Riddle: I sit on a bridge and people see the world through me. I can add color to the world and perhaps make you look good. What am I?
Answer:  Sunglasses.
Riddle: How far can you walk into the woods?
Answer: Half way. After that you are walking out of the woods
Riddle: It always becomes white when it becomes dirty! What is it?
Answer: A black board
Riddle: What belongs to you but is used more by others?
Answer: Your name
Riddle: I am the only word that looks the same when spelled upside down. What am I?
Answer: Swims
Riddle: What has one head, one
foot, and four legs?
Answer: A bed
Riddle: What happens when you throw a blue rock into the yellow sea?
Answer: It will become Wet
Riddle: You always serve it, but nobody can ever eat it. What is that?
Answer: A tennis ball
Riddle: It has only two bones, but there are 1000s of ribs! What is that?
Answer: Railway track
Riddle: What can you catch but not throw?
Answer: A cold
Riddle: The one who made it didn’t want it. The one who bought it didn’t need it. The one who used it never saw it. What is it?
Answer: A coffin.
Riddle: He always drives a customer away! Who is he?
Answer: A Taxi Driver.
Riddle: Mr. Black lives in a black house, Mr. Brown lives in the brown house and Mr. Green lives in the green house. Who do you think lives in the white house?
Answer: The President
Riddle: What kind of coat can you only put on when it’s wet?
Answer :A coat of paint
Riddle: A doctor and a boy go fishing. The boy is the doctor’s son, but the doctor isn’t his father. Who is the doctor?
Answer: His mother.
Riddle: It takes 12 men 12 hours to construct a wall. Then how long will it take for 6 men to complete the same wall?
Answer: No time! There is no need of constructing it again as the job is already done.
Riddle: they have no flesh nor feathers nor scales nor bones. Yet they have fingers and thumbs of their own. What are they?
Answer : Gloves
Riddle: What is so fragile that saying its name breaks it?
Answer:  Silence.
Riddle: What goes up but never comes back down?
Answer: Your age!
Riddle: I am a three digit number. My second digit is 4 times bigger than the third digit. My first digit is 3 less than my second digit. Who am I?
Answer: 141
Riddle: A man is twice as old as his little sister. He is also half as old as their dad. Over a period of 50 years, the age of the sister will become half of their dad’s age. What is the age of the man now?
Answer: He is 50 years old.
Riddle: Lucky Peter fell off a 100 steps staircase without getting hurt! How?
Answer: She fell off the last step!
Riddle: What begins with an ‘E’ and ends with an ‘E’ but only has one letter?
Answer: An envelope
Riddle: It makes more noise than a dog in your house. What is that?
Answer: Two dogs!
Riddle: How can you say that an ocean is so friendly to you?
Answer: Because it always waves!
Riddle: If two’s company and three’s a crowd, what are four and five?
Answer: Nine.
Riddle: What bird can lift the most?
Answer: A crane.
Riddle: It always stays hot even when put in refrigerator! What is that?
Answer: Pepper
Riddle:   I’m hard as a rock, yet light as a feather, and passed on to others. Poor people need me, rich people have me. What am I?
Answer: Money
Riddle:  Multiply a number with me or divide a number by me, the number will always be the answer. What am I?
Answer : The number 1
Riddle : Drop me from the tallest of buildings and I will survive. Drop me from the smallest of boats and I will be destroyed. What am I?
Answer: A piece of paper
Riddle: What can run but can’t walk?
Answer : Water.
Riddle: What has a bottom at the
Answer: Your legs.
Riddle: I have a straight back and sharp teeth for cutting. What am I?
Answer: A Saw
Riddle: What is big and yellow and comes in the morning, to brighten mom’s day?
Answer: School Bus
Riddle: A man rode into town on Tuesday and stayed in a hotel. Two nights later he rode home on Tuesday. How?
Answer:  Tuesday is the name of his horse.
Riddle : Mary has 7 daughters andeach of them has a brother. Can you figure out the total number of kids Mary have?
Answer: 8 kids because the sisters have just one brother in common.
Riddle: Seven boys met each other in a party. Each of them shakes hands only once with each of the other boys. What is the total number of handshakes that took place?
Answer: Twenty one
Riddle: It is both a planet, a god, and a measuring unit for heat. What is it?
Answer: Mercury: the planet closest to the Sun, the Roman god of war, and a measurement of temperature.
Riddle: Ravi has two kids. If the elder kid is a boy, then what is the possibility that his other kid is also a boy?
Answer: 50 percent
Riddle: What two things can you never eat for breakfast?
Answer : Breakfast and lunch
Riddle: There is an empty basket that is one foot in diameter. Can you tell the total number of eggs that you can put in this empty basket?
Answer: Only One Egg! Once you put an egg into the basket, it doesn’t remain empty anymore.
Riddle: A grandfather, two fathers and two sons drove to park together. Each of them bought one entry ticket each. How many tickets have they bought in total?
Answer: 3 (there were only 3 people as the father is also a son and grandfather is also a father)
Riddle : You answer me, although I never ask you questions. What am I?
Answer : Telephone
Riddle: Add the number to the number itself and then multiply by 4. Again divide the number by 8 and you will get the same number once more. Which is that number?
Answer: Any number
Riddle : Which is correct to say, “The yolk of the egg are white?” or “The yolk of the egg is white?
Answer : Neither, the yolks are yellow.
Riddle: You are given 3 positive numbers. You can add these numbers and multiply them together. The result you get will be the same. Which are the numbers?Answer: 1, 2 and 3Riddle : Big as a biscuit, deep as a cup, Even a river can’t fill it up. What is it?
Answer : A kitchen strainer
Riddle: What has to be broken before you can use it?
Answer : An egg.
Riddle:  I may seem real, but it always turns out that I was only there in your sleep. What am I?
Answer: A Dream
Riddle: What is the maximum possible number of times you can subtract number 5 from number 25?
Answer: Only once.  This is because when you subtract 5 from 25 for the first time, it becomes number 20, then 15 and so on.
Riddle: I’m tall when I’m young, and I’m short when I’m old, what am I?
Answer: A candle.
Riddle : How much dirt is in a hole5 feet wide and 4 feet deep?
Answer: None! It’s a hole, there isno dirt!
Riddle : Jack throws a bucket of water from his balcony! Why?
Answer: He wants to see waterfall!
Riddle : What nuts can you hang pictures on?
Answer: Walnuts.
Riddle : I am a vehicle. I spell the same when you read me forwards as well as backwards. What Am I?
Answer: Racecar.
Riddle: I make a loud noise when I’m changing, and I grow larger and weigh less when I do. What am I?
Answer: Popcorn
Riddle : My best buddy always makes mistakes. But I would easily get rid of the mistakes. What Am I?
Answer: An eraser.
Riddle : I will lose my head in the mornings, but I will always gain it at night! What Am I?
Answer: A pillow.
Riddle : What can you hold without touching it?
Answer: A conversation.
Riddle : What word has five letters but sounds like it only has one?
Answer: Queue.
Riddle : What can you break without touching it?
Answer: A promise.
Riddle : What has a ring, but no finger?
Answer: Phone.
Riddle : Which month has 28 days?
Answer: All months have 28 days.
Riddle: I’m the building with the greatest number of stories. What am I?
Answer: A Library
Riddle : I am always will be coming, but I will never come. What Am I?
Answer: Tomorrow
Riddle: What word is spelled wrong in every dictionary?
Answer : Wrong.
Riddle: If a brother, his sister, and their dog weren’t under an umbrella, why didn’t they get wet?
Answer : It wasn’t raining.
Riddle: I am an odd number. Take away a letter and I become even. What number am I?
Solution: Seven.
Riddle: What has to be broken before you can use it?
Answer : An egg.
Riddle: What is easy to get into but hard to get out of?
Answer:  Trouble.
Riddle : How can you make seven even?
Answer: Take away the “S”
Riddle: How far can a fox run into the woods?
Answer: Only halfway, otherwise it would be running out of the woods!
Riddle: Do you know what is heavier: a pound of feathers or a pound of bricks?
Answer: They both weigh exactly one pound, so they are both just as heavy.
Riddle: It is black when you purchase it but becomes red when you use it, and then gray when you dispose of it. What is it?
Answer: Coal.
Riddle: I’m tall when I’m young, and I’m short when I’m old, what am I?
Answer: : A candle.
Riddle: I go around the yard, but I do not move. What am I?
Answer: A Fence
Riddle: When things go wrong, what can you always count on?
Answer: : Your fingers.
Riddle: You draw a line. Without touching it, how do you make it a longer line?
Answer: Draw a short line next to it and now it’s the longer line.
Riddle: What is full of holes but still holds water?
Answer : A sponge.
Riddle: What begins with an E but only has one letter?
Answer : An envelope.
Riddle:  If you blow past your destination, you’ll have to throw your car into this.
Answer : Reverse.
Riddle: What is always in front of you but can’t be seen?
Answer : The future.
Riddle: It can be cracked, It can be made, It can be told, it can be played. What is it?
Answer : Jokes.  
Riddle: A word I know, six letters it contains, remove one letter and 12 remains, what is it?
Answer : Dozens.
Riddle: Where can you find cities, towns, shops, and streets but no people?
Answer : A map.
Riddle: What is this? When the child of water goes to back to its parent, it dies
Answer: Ice.
Riddle: Did you hear the one about the scientist who was reading a book about Helium?
Answer: Yes, he could not put it down!
Riddle: What travels around the world but stays in one spot?
Answer : A stamp.
Riddle: This element is a girl’s future best friend. What is it?
Answer: Carbon (as per the song, “diamonds are a girl’s best friend.”
Riddle: You can hear me, but can’t see me, and I won’t answer unless spoken to. What am I?
Answer : An echo.
Riddle: Mary has four daughters, and each of her daughters has a brother — how many children does Mary have?
Answer : Five, each daughter has the same brother.
Riddle: What do you do with a dead chemist’s corpse?
Answer: You just Barium.
Riddle: I can be long, or I can be short. I can be grown, and I can be bought. I can be painted, or I can be left bare. I can be round, I can even be square. What am I?
Answer: Fingernails
Riddle: If you eat a lot of iron, you might get sick. What is what can eat a lot of iron without ever getting sick?
Answer: Rust.
Riddle: David’s parents have three sons: Snap, Crackle and…?
Answer : David

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