We’re all looking for more and better ways to spend time with our kids, and what could be a better option than putting our heads together to solve riddles?
If you’re always on the lookout for riddles that are on a great level for adults and children, we’ve got you covered – these 14 riddles are fun and just hard enough to get your synapses firing on all cylinders.
14. You can’t quite make it out.
Riddle: What is always in front of you but can’t be seen?
Answer: Your future.
13. Don’t get bogged down in the details.
Riddle: There’s a one-story house in which everything is yellow. Yellow walls, yellow doors, yellow furniture. What color are the stairs?
Answer: There aren’t stairs in a one-story house.
12. Not ever.
Riddle: What can you break, even if you never pick it up or touch it?
Answer: A promise.
11. Try not to cry.
Riddle: What goes up but never comes down?
Answer: Your age.
10. It’s like magic.
Riddle: A man walks outside into the pouring rain yet not a hair on his head gets wet. How is this possible?
Answer: He’d bald.
9. And that’s how it’s supposed to work.
Riddle: What gets wet as it continues to dry?
Answer: A towel.
8. Don’t give it all away.
Riddle: What can you keep after giving it to someone?
Answer: Your word.
7. That’s impressive.
Riddle: I shave every day but my beard never changes. What am I?
Answer: A barber.
6. Read it carefully, now.
Riddle: You see a boat full of people yet there is not a single person on board. How is this possible?
Answer: They were all married.
5. Don’t let it stump you.
Riddle: You walk into a dark room holding a match and find a kerosene lamp, a candle, and a fireplace. Which do you light first?
Answer: The match.
4. There’s only one way possible…
Riddle: A man dies of old age on his 25th birthday. How is this possible?
Answer: He was born on leap day, February 29th.
3. A fruitless endeavor.
Riddle: I have branches but no fruit, trunk, or leaves. What am I?
Answer: A bank.
2. The quiet type.
Riddle: What can’t talk but will reply when spoken to?
Answer: An echo.
1. A disappearing act.
Riddle: The more of this there is, the less you see. What is it?
I figured out most of these, but not all!
What’s your favorite riddle for kids? See if you can stump us in the comments.