A love of riddles is one of the most fun things to share with your kids, and to pass down to your kids. It’s something you can do together, and something that gets everyone’s sense of competition and synapses firing at the same time!
If you love doing riddles with your littles, here are 13 that are bound to trip one (or both) of you up!
13. One of these things is not like the other.
Riddle: Which word is least like the others? Third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth?
Answer: Third, it is the only one not ending in “th”.
12. The end of the day.
Riddle: What is the last thing you take off before bed?
Answer: Your feet from the floor!
11. An animal stampede.
Riddle: 1 rabbit saw 9 elephants while going to the river. Every elephant saw 3 monkeys going toward the river. Each monkey had 1 parrot in each hand. How many animals are going towards the river?
Answer: 10 animals are going towards the river. (1 rabbit + 3 monkeys + 6 parrots)
10. A guest for dinner.
Riddle: You bought me for dinner but never eat me. What am I?
9. There’s only one.
Riddle: What word in the English language has three consecutive double letters? (Clue: it’s a compound word.)
8. You’ll have to think twice.
Riddle: How many letters are in the alphabet?
Answer: There are 11 letters in “the alphabet.”
7. We’re talking literally, here.
Riddle: What tastes better than it smells?
Answer: Your tongue!
6. This is a tricky one.
Riddle: What kind of room has no windows or doors?
Answer: A mushroom.
5. You still have to take care, though.
Riddle: What has to be broken before you can use it?
Answer: An egg.
4. Not Benjamin Button.
Riddle: I’m tall when I’m young, and I’m short when I’m old. What am I?
Answer: A candle.
3. Think carefully now.
Riddle: Which month of the year has 28 days?
Answer: All of them.
2. Even if it’s just a little bit.
Riddle: What is full of holes but still can hold water?
Answer: A sponge.
1. No matter how hard you try.
Riddle: What question can you never answer yes to?
Answer: Are you asleep?
Some of these were trickier than they seemed at first!
What’s your go-to riddle for kids? Share it with us in the comments!