Who doesn’t love the rush you get from telling a riddle that no one can solve? That goes double when the people you’re stumping are your own kids – they think you’re dumb, but how can they say that when you know the answer and they don’t?
If you love tripping your kids up with riddles that they just might be able to solve if they think about it hard enough, give these 11 a try. It will be fun no matter what!
11. Think about it, now…
Riddle: What begins with “e” and only contains one letter?
Answer: An envelope.
10. So many words to choose from.
Riddle: There is a word I know, six letters it contains but, remove one letter, and twelve remains. What is the word?
9. Only in certain months.
Riddle: You see me once in June, twice in November, and not at all in May. What am I?
Answer: The letter “e”.
8. Any way you want it.
Riddle: There is a word that could be written forward, backward, or upside down and can still be read left to right. What is the word?
7. Two steps forward…
Riddle: Forward I am heavy but backward I am not. What am I?
Answer: The word “ton”.
6. A five-letter word.
Riddle: What five-letter word has one left when two are removed?
5. It’s not allowed.
Riddle: What two things can you never eat for breakfast?
Answer: Lunch and dinner.
4. Hint: It’s not zombies.
Riddle: What is at the end of everything?
Answer: The letter “g”.
3. More wordplay.
Riddle: What word is pronounced the same if you remove four of its five letters?
2. Sounds magical.
Riddle: There is a house. One enters it blind and comes out seeing. What is it?
Answer: A school.
1. Don’t get lost.
Riddle: As I was going to St. Ives, I met a man with seven wives; each wife had seven sacks; each sack had seven cats; each cat had seven kits; kits, cats, sacks, and wives. How many were there going to St. Ives?”
I’m definitely going to pull these out at our next family dinner.
What’s the best riddle you ever tried on your kids? Share it with us in the comments!