When you’re finding riddles to share with your kids, it’s important to get ones they can solve, but that also aren’t so easy they lose interest – because we all know how fast that can happen.
If you love trying to stump your littles with quick, deceptively tough riddles, we’ve got 15 here that are going to have everyone scratching their heads in no time.
15. No luck with doors.
Riddle: What has many keys but can never open a lock?
Answer: A piano.
14. That goes for lefties, too.
Riddle: What can you hold in your left hand but not in your right?
Answer: Your right elbow.
13. For the old schoolers.
Riddle: What is black when it’s clean and white when it’s dirty?
Answer: A chalkboard.
12. Keep digging for the right answer.
Riddle: What gets bigger when more of it is taken away?
Answer: A hole.
11. Light as a feather…
Riddle: I’m lighter than a feather yet the strongest person can’t hold me for more than six minutes. What am I?
Answer: Your breath.
10. Say it a few times, just to be sure.
Riddle: Where does today come before yesterday?
Answer: In the dictionary.
9. Ahead of its time.
Riddle: What invention allows people to look right through a wall?
Answer: A window.
8. Keep it to yourself.
Riddle: If you’ve got it, you’ll want to share it but once you’ve shared it, you haven’t kept it. What is it?
Answer: A secret.
7. You thought it was nothing!
Riddle: What can’t be put in a saucepan?
Answer: It’s lid.
6. They never stop.
Riddle: What continues to go up and down without moving?
5. This one is tricky.
Riddle: If you’re running in a race and you pass the person in second place, what place are you now in?
Answer: Second place.
4. You just keep giving it away.
Riddle: It belongs to you but others use it more than you do. What is it?
Answer: Your name.
3. Have you ever visited?
Riddle: What would you find in the middle of Toronto?
Answer: The letter “o”.
2. Every dang time.
Riddle: Which word is always spelled incorrectly in the dictionary?
1. A house full of sisters.
Riddle: All 5 sisters are busy. Ann is reading a book, Rose is cooking, Katy is playing chess, and Mary is doing the laundry. What is the 5th sister doing?
Answer: Playing chess with Katy!
Did you solve them all? I think I did, and on the first try, too.
What’s your favorite stumper for littles? Share it with us in the comments!