27 interesting brain teasers and children riddles

Work your child intellectual thoughts with these children riddles

By Kimmy
27 interesting brain teasers and children riddles

Easy children riddles with answers

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Everyone loves a good riddle, especially for kids! Multiple scientific papers all over the world has shown that riddles and brain teasers can help contribute to kids’ brain development. Not only will kids become more intuitive in different situations, they will also be able to look at things from more angles than kids that were never exposed to any brain training game.

Today we will start the fun with some good old riddles and brain teasers for children. But remember, these riddles are fun for us adults too!

1. Q: How many months of the year have 28 days?

A: All of them!

It’s an easy one but even for us adults, we may get tricked into saying on February! Children's’ brain and reactions work differently than us so maybe they will be able to give the answer with no hesitation!

2. Q: What has a neck but no head?

A: A bottle

When your kids start to learn about objects in daily life, a riddle can always help them remember things better. Put a bottle of water on the table at dinner next time and see how well your kids now know the objects they use!

3. Q: What needs to be answered without any questions?

A: A telephone

A lot of kids at one point in their life, had a fake telephone and often pretended to answer calls from school teachers for the excellent work their stuffed toys had done. This riddle is simple and relatable to most kids.

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4. Q: I was born tall and I would only get smaller from that point on. What am I?

A: A candle

With winter and Christmas around the corner, this makes a good riddle during one of the cold snowy nights.

5. Q: In a one-story vintage house, there was a black door, a white cat, a pink wall, a blue bed and a yellow chair. What would be the colour of the staircase?

A: There weren’t any stairs, it was a one-story house.

The answer is literally in the question. Sometimes it’s also why it’s easy to overlook it. Try repeating the question a few times and emphasize on the right word to help your kids find the answer if they are stuck!

Hard children riddles with answers

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The first round was pretty easy, huh? Did you get all correct? Sometimes the answer is so obvious but we just can’t see it! Brain teasers are always fun. Now we level up to some hard children riddles for your kids that are maybe a bit older and can grasp the ideas of different things more precisely.

6. Q: What word begins and ends with an E but only has one letter?

A: Envelope.

This can be quite a hard one even for adults! But since children from around the world are always studying envelopes and writing letters so maybe this answer would be natural for them!

7. Q: What has one eye but no vision?

A: A needle.

Grandma always knits the best sweaters and fixes our worn out clothes with just her magical touch and her needles. Kids are probably too young to be allowed to handle a needle, but let’s see how well the know grandma’s work!

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8. Q: What goes up but never goes down?

A: Your age.

For some reason, this seems to be the favourite thing most kids want to hear. All the kids just want to grow up in one day and be an adult. While being a sad truth for us, this riddle will probably make a kid’s day!

9. Q: How do you make a line longer without extending it?

A: Draw a shorter line next to it so it becomes the longer one.

Life isn’t always a straight line. Sometimes when you can’t go straight, look at things in a different perspective and I have no doubts you will find the solution for everything! There’s always a different angle! If you can’t touch this line to make it longer, draw another line! Life can be simple like that!

10. Q: Does a pound of feathers or a pound of bricks weigh more?

A: They both weigh one pound.

You would think this riddle is easy as the answer is pretty much given in the question. I grew up listening to this riddle and yet, the people that got it right were the ones that had heard it before. I have never seen someone that can get this right first try! Try this with your kids or friends to see if there’s a brainie around you!

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Funny children riddles and jokes

Those hard children riddles can be quite some work to even begin to think on the right track. It’s a good exercise that you can do with your kids to see who can get more correct answers! Riddles help stimulate kids’ intellectual thoughts and would certainly help them to start looking for answers from a different angle. Nothing is ever as straightforward as it seems. A good intellectual exercise keeps children interested and sees world in a more fun way!

After all those brain teasers, let’s go for something fun with jokes! Now, we will share some fun children riddles and jokes so you can work your brain and have a good laugh at the same time!

11. Q: How do we know that the ocean is friendly?

A: It wave!

A good pun always get us to smile no matter how silly we think it is.

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12. Q: What does a bear become when it loses all its teeth?

A: A gummy bear!

Who didn’t grow up loving gummy bears? They definitely got us through some tough times when our parents wouldn’t let us go outside and play because we didn’t do our homework. The love for gummy bear is from generation to generation!

13. Q: What do cows like to do in their free time?

A: To the moo-vies!

Even cows know how to enjoy a good moo-vie with fresh grass and sun!

14: Q: What do you call a dinosaur that’s sleeping?

A: A dino-snore!

If dinosaurs still exist today, I’m sure no one will be getting their sleep thanks to the snoring!

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15. Q: Why can’t ghosts be good liars?

A: You can see right through them!

Well, one good thing about ghosts then. They are honest at least! Spooky but honest!

Riddles are just exciting because you always want to be right but sometimes you are just stuck in the seemingly easiest question! Here are 5 more riddles that are made with jokes for kids that will make you laugh without having to think too much.

16. Q: Why do superheroes flush the toilets?

A: Because it’s their doody!

Jokes about poops and pee are, without a doubt, on top of the list on things that make kids laugh.

17. Q: What do you call a fake noodle?

A: An impasta (imposter)!

18. Q: Why do oranges have to put on sunscreen before going to the beach?

A: Because they peel easily!

No one wants a painful sunburn! Not even the oranges. Protection is very important on the beach!

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19. Q: What do you call an alligator in a vest?

A: An investigator!

What kind of case will Mr. Investigator solve today? He is as good as his name!

20. Q: What would a wizard’s favourite subject be at school?

A: Spelling class!

Even if you can’t go to Hogwart just yet, spelling class will make you feel you are half way there!

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Festive Jokes and Riddles

Here are some seasonal riddles you can give to your child to bring up the fun and the bonding during the festive holidays!

For Easter

A holiday celebration that is associated with bunnies, the Easter bunnies are the highlight in these jokes and riddles.

21. Q: What kind of music does the Easter Bunny like?

A: Hip Hop

This is the kind of music a bunny will listen and dance to, for sure.

22. Q: Why was the Easter Bunny so upset?

A: He was having a bad hare day!

Try touching your hair to give a hint if your kid has difficulty getting the answer.

For Halloween

Probably most kid's favorite, the time to dress up together and tell jokes related to Halloween!

23: Q: What do you call a fat pumpkin?

A: A plumpkin.

A little word play to test your kid and see if they can give you an answer.

24: Q: Why didn’t the skeleton want to go to school?

A: His heart wasn’t in it.

A little hard to guess but it is a great joke to share around during Halloween!

25: Q: Why didn’t the skeleton go to the ball?

A: Because he had no body to go with.

You can make a series of skeleton jokes just to tell everyone during Halloween!

For Christmas

While Christmas is over for 2018, you can definitely use still use these to have fun with your child. It's still the festive season to have fun and laughter!

26. Q: What do you get when you cross a Christmas tree with an apple?

A: A pineapple!

Something to give as a riddle especially if your child is really good with plants or an very impressionable way to inform your child that a Christmas tree is from the pine family. Ho Ho Ho...

27. Q: Why does everybody like Frosty the Snowman?

A: Because he is so cool!

This is an easy one and you can help hint easily with a shivering action or just pointing out of the windows when it is snowing!


Family time is important, but sometimes you run out of ideas on what to do with your kids. We have found another new activity for you! Choose a few of the riddles and make a bedtime riddle competition with your kids. Training their brain is beneficial for young children as their brains show endless possibilities. Cultivating their inner potentials will get them a long way in life!

Riddles are perfect for intellectual training, it’s effective and it’s fun! You will never get bored of it. One more major benefit is that, it teaches kids to be patient. You don’t always get the answer and sometimes someone else gets the answer before you. That doesn’t mean you should be upset. It teaches kids to learn from each other and that sometimes you really have to work for a while to get the answer!

Start tonight and have a game with your kids or organise a playdate for all kids in the neighbour to join this intellectual fun challenge!