Looking for a fun challenge that will get you thinking, but not thinking too hard? Here are some easy riddles (with a question and answer format) that are great for everyone! We’ll go from some simple, short riddles and to gradually getting into the brainteasers that will require a bit more logic and critical thinking.
Easy Riddles With Answers
Here are 10 easy riddles that the children will love. Each one of these fun, easy riddles below contains the answer following it.
I have three letters. I read the same forward and backward. And, I know you’ll get the answer, I know you’ll see. It’s a word that is important to you and me. What word am I?
It is not in your tummy but somewhere above. It is thought by many to be the symbol of love. What am I?
Answer: The heart.
What is the best way to keep a skunk from smelling?
Answer: Hold its nose.
What is at the end of a rainbow?
What runs around the whole yard without moving?
Answer: A fence.
I stay in the corner, and yet I travel all around the world. What am I?
Answer: A stamp.
What can you catch but never throw?
Answer: A cold.
What has four fingers and a thumb but isn’t alive?
Answer: A glove.
More Easy Riddles With Answers
Challenge yourself to a game! See if you can find the solution to at least one or two of the funny riddles below!
How do you spell hard water with three letters?
This riddle is about a room, but it won’t really make you think. It’s the one with a dishwasher, a fridge-freezer, oven, and sink. What am I?
Answer: A kitchen!
If you took two apples from three apples, how many apples would you have?
If it takes one man three days to dig a hole, how long does it take two men to dig half a hole?
Answer: You can’t dig half a hole!
What do you throw out when you want to use it, but take in when you don’t want to use it?
Answer: An anchor.
Classically Funny Riddles For Kids (With Answers)
These are some funny riddles for children and adults. They don’t require much effort from the depths of your brain, so they’re ones that kids will find fun and enjoyable. You’ll be sure to get a chuckle out of these easy riddles for kids!
What kind of tree can you carry in your hand?
Answer: A palm tree.
When should you give elephant milk to a baby?
Answer: When the baby is an elephant.
Where will the cat be when the lights go out?
Answer: In the dark.
What’s the best thing to put into a pie?
Answer: Your teeth!
Joe’s father had three sons: Snap, Crackle and…?
Three doctors said Robert is their brother. Robert says he has no brothers. Who is lying?
Answer: The doctors are Robert’s sisters.
It has keys, but no locks. It has space, but no room. You can enter, but can’t go inside. What is it?
Answer: A keyboard.
A monkey, a squirrel, and a bird are racing to the top of a coconut tree. Who will get the banana first: the monkey, the squirrel, or the bird?
Answer: None of them, because you can’t get a banana from a coconut tree!
What do you answer even though it never asks you questions?
Answer: A phone.
What is black, white, and read all over?
Answer: A newspaper.
I have cities, but no houses. And I have forests, but no trees. I have water but no fish. What am I?
Answer: A map.
What is the last thing you take off before going to bed?
Answer: Your feet from the bed.
What begins with an ‘E’ and ends with an ‘E’ but only has one letter?
Answer: An envelope.
How many bricks does it take to complete a building made from bricks?
Answer: One – the last brick.
What bird can lift the most?
Answer: A crane.
Tricky Riddles For Kids (With Answers)
Challenge yourself to a game where you find solutions to riddles! Some of the best riddles (and their solutions) are below!
These riddles might be a bit trickier for the little ones, but pretty easy for the big kids–sorry, teenagers–to answer. Test some of these riddles out on your friends and see if they can figure them out…
A peacock lays an egg on a fence between two houses. Who owns the egg?
Answer: Peacocks don’t lay eggs, only peahens do.
I know a word of letters three, add two and less there will be.
What belongs to you, but other people use it more than you?
Answer: Your name!
One train leaves the station at 11. Another train also leaves at 11 and is traveling in the opposite direction on the same tracks. The trains do not collide. How is this possible?
Answer: One leaves in the AM and the other leaves in the PM.
A truck driver is going opposite traffic on a one-way street. A police officer sees him but doesn’t stop him. Why didn’t the police officer stop him?
Answer: He is walking.
A man in a car saw a Golden Door, Silver Door, and a Bronze Door. What door did he open first?
Answer: The car door.
There’s a pink man in a one-story pink house. Everything in the house is pink. What color are the stairs?
Answer: There are no stairs, it’s a one-story house.
Can you drop a full glass and spill no water?
Answer: Yes, when the glass is full of milk.
If you are running in a race and pass the person in 2nd place, what position are you in?
Answer: 2nd place!
The rich people want me, the poor people have me, and if you eat me, you die. What am I?
There is a pink house made of bricks, a blue house made of bricks, an orange house made of bricks. What color bricks is a greenhouse made of?
Answer: A greenhouse is made of glass or plastic, not bricks.
A boy fell off a 100-foot ladder. But he did not get hurt. Why not?
Answer: He was only on the first step.
If you feed me, I live. If you water me, I die. What am I?
What is full of holes but still holds water?
Answer: A sponge.
Which word becomes shorter when you add 2 letters to it?
Answer: The word “short.”
Best Riddles For Kids (With Answers)
Children and parents can both have fun with riddles. See if you, your family, or your friends can solve the easy riddles for kids. They’re trickier than you think!
There’s only one word in the dictionary that’s spelled wrong. What is it?
Answer: The word “wrong.”
The more you take, the more you leave behind. What are they?
What can be measured but not seen?
What has to be broken before you can use it?
Answer: An egg.
I run, yet I have no legs. What am I?
Answer: A nose.
What do you bury when it’s alive and dig up when it’s dead?
Answer: A plant.
It cannot be seen, it weighs nothing, but when put into a barrel, it makes it lighter. What is it?
Answer: A hole.
I reflect the light, that’s not very bright. I sit in the same place all year, all the time. Right here, you cannot see me all right. At least when it’s not night.
What has a head and a tail, but doesn’t have a body?
Answer: A coin.
I can make people happy, I can make people cry. I can make people want me, and I can drive people crazy. What am I?
What is black and white and is red all over?
Answer: A newspaper.
A bus driver was heading down a street in Colorado. He went right past a stop sign without stopping. He turned left where there was a “no left turn” sign. And he went the wrong way on a one-way street. Then he went on the left side of the road past a cop car. Still – he didn’t break any traffic laws. Why not?
Answer: He was walking…not driving.
What 4-letter word can be written forward, backward or upside down, and can still be read from left to right?
What can you catch but never throw?
Answer: A cold.
What can never be put in a saucepan?
Answer: Its lid
What fruit can you never cheer up?
Answer: A blueberry.
Where will you find Friday before Thursday?
Answer: In a dictionary.
What gets wet when drying?
Answer: A towel.
It is filled with keys but is unable to open any door. What is it?
Answer: A piano.
What has a horn, but does not make any noise?
Answer: A rhinoceros.
I fly all day long, but I do not go anywhere. What am I?
Answer: I am a flag.
Math Riddles For Kids (With Answers)
If you’re a math whiz, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding solutions. Get the best math riddles below:
Not only is math a subject that kids find to be hard to understand, but also it’s a subject that is hard to enjoy. So how can you get your kids interested in learning? Tell them a riddle!
There are a number of benefits to using brain teasers in the classroom, like for math. It helps strengthen cognitive abilities and problem-solving skills. And it can motivate kids to learn in a way that feels like they’re taking a break from traditional classwork. They can be great extra credit questions on a math quiz, too!
Here are some easy riddles with their simple answers (some of them can be used as jokes too!). There are also some math puzzles and word problems that might be a bit more challenging. These puzzles might make learning math and using thinking skills a little more entertaining for students. Don’t worry – the trickier puzzles will have a clue or a hint to help figure out the answer.
What did the triangle say to the circle?
Answer: “You’re pointless!”
How many sides does a circle have?
Answer: 2–the inside and the outside!
What did the math book say to the other math book?
Answer: “Do you want to hear my problems?”
Eggs are $0.12 a dozen. How many eggs can you get for a dollar?
Answer: 100 eggs, at one penny each.
Billy was asked to paint numbers on apartments 1 thorough 100. How many times will we have to paint the number 8?
Answer: 20 times! (8, 18, 28, 38, 48, 58, 68, 78, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 98)
A grandmother, 2 mothers, and 2 daughters went to the movies and bought 1 ticket each. How many tickets did they buy in total?
Answer: 3 tickets. (The grandmother is also a mother and the mother is also a daughter.)
X is an odd number. Take away an alphabet from x, and it becomes even. What’s that number?
Answer: Seven. (Seven-s=even)
If you multiply this number by any other number, the answer will always be the same. What number is this?
Answer: Zero (0)
Using only the addition method, how can you use eight eights to get the number 1,000?
Answer: 888 +88 +8 +8 +8
More Challenging Math Riddles With Answers
Challenge your child to really use their mind to figure out the answers to some hard riddles. Here are some good ones for them to challenge themselves:
Find a 10-digit number where the first digit is how many zeros in the number. The second digit is how many 1s in the number etc. Go until the tenth digit, which is how many 9s in the number.
I am a 2-digit number. I am more than 6 + 6 and less than 8 + 8.What number am I? (Clue: I am even.)
What is unique about 8549176320? (Clue: Think about English and the alphabet.)
Answer: It is the digits 0 to 9 in alphabetical order.
One and a half hens lay one and a half eggs in one and a half days. How many eggs does one hen lay in one day?
Answer: Find the daily rate per hen:
Hens × Days × (Daily Rate) = Eggs
1½ × 1½ × (Daily Rate) = 1½
(Daily Rate) = 1½ / (1½ × 1½)
Daily Rate = 1/(1½) = 2/3
So 1 hen in 1 day will lay two-thirds of an egg.
Two More Math Riddles With Answers
Here’s a mix between a hard riddle and a math puzzle:
A man who had lived at the highest-numbered address on his street moved to another house on the same street. The sum of all the addresses below his new address was the same as the sum of all the addresses above his new address. (Every numbered address on the street is used.) He had owned some beautiful brass house numbers and was pleased to discover that he did not have to purchase any new ones. For his new house, he used all the brass numbers from his previous house. What is his new address?
Old Address: 1681
New Address: 1189
The summation of integers 1 through 1188 is equal to the summation of integers 1190 through 1681. Additionally, the person can reuse their number labels. Since they both have 1, 1, and 8, you could flip the 6 upside-down to be the 9.
In reply to an inquiry about the animals on his farm, the farmer says: “I only ever keep sheep, goats, and horses. In fact, at the moment they are all sheep bar three, all goats bar four, and all horses bar five.” How many does he have of each animal?
Answer: The farmer has 3 sheep, 2 goats, and 1 horse.
More Riddles For Kids And Adults
43 Awesome Riddles for Kids [With Answers]
Many of us can agree: the triumph that comes with solving a tough riddle is a feeling like no other. And chances are, your child will love riddles too!
There are plenty of reasons to introduce riddles to your child. Riddles are a great way to stimulate children’s minds. Plus, they’re a fun activity to keep kids occupied and learning at home.
We collected the 43 best riddles for kids (and adults, too!) to keep your child entertained and get their brains working.
Try them out below!
What is a riddle?
A riddle is a fun type of brain teaser that exists as a question or statement to be solved.
Usually, riddles are worded in a puzzling or misleading way. Many have a double or hidden meaning that requires creative, outside-the-box thinking. Their answers are often unexpected, so the reader must think very carefully when solving them.
43 Fun riddles for kids
Put your thinking caps on and see how many you can solve with your child. Make sure to scroll slowly so you don't spoil the answers!
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Easy riddles for kids
These riddles will engage your child without causing too much frustration. Perfect for warming up their brain so they can keep solving more!
1. How many months of the year have 28 days?
Answer: All of them! Every month has *at least* 28 days.
2. What has hands and a face, but can’t hold anything or smile?
Answer: A clock.
3. It belongs to you, but your friends use it more. What is it?
Answer: Your name.
4. Kate’s mother has three children: Snap, Crackle and ___?
Answer: Kate! It’s Kate’s mother, after all. (This is a good example of how riddles use your existing expectations to trick you. Even though the answer is right in front of you, you’re tempted to continue the pattern instead.)
5. If you don’t keep me, I’ll break. What am I?
Answer: A promise.
6. There’s only one word in the dictionary that’s spelled wrong. What is it?
Answer: The word “wrong.” It’s the only word that’s spelled W-R-O-N-G.
7. You’re running a race and at the very end, you pass the person in 2nd place. What place did you finish the race in?
Answer: You finished in 2nd place.
8. I have a tail and a head, but no body. What am I?
Answer: A coin.
9. What 2 things can you never eat for breakfast?
Answer: Lunch and dinner.
10. Which word becomes shorter when you add 2 letters to it?
Answer: The word “short.”
11. What’s the capital of France?
Answer: The letter “F.” It's the only capital letter in France.
Math riddles for kids
Math riddles are a good way to get your child practicing math while having fun. They’ll need to use their math knowledge and problem-solving skills to find the answer to these riddles.
Tip: Pair your math riddles with math puzzles and math jokes to keep your child entertained with math for ages!
1. When Grant was 8, his brother was half his age. Now, Grant is 14. How old is his brother?
Answer: His brother is 10. Half of 8 is 4, so Grant’s brother is 4 years younger. This means when Grant is 14, his brother is still 4 years younger, so he’s 10.
2. Two fathers and 2 sons spent the day fishing, but only caught 3 fish. This was enough for each of them to have one fish. How is this possible?
Answer: There were only 3 people fishing. There was one father, his son, and his son's son. This means there were 2 fathers and 2 sons, since one of them is a father and a son.
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3. Liam was 11 the day before yesterday, and next year he’ll turn 14. How is this possible?
Answer: Today is January 1st, and Liam’s birthday is December 31st. Liam was 11 the day before yesterday (December 30th), then turned 12 the next day. This year on December 31st he’ll turn 13, so next year he’ll turn 14.
4. Mrs. Brown has 5 daughters. Each of these daughters has a brother. How many children does Mrs. Brown have?
Answer: They have 6 children. Each daughter has the same brother. There are 5 daughters and 1 son.
5. It’s raining at midnight, but the forecast for tomorrow and the next day is clear. Will there be sunny weather in 48 hours?
Answer: No, it won’t be sunny because it will be dark out. In 48 hours, it will be midnight again.
6. There are 3 apples in the basket and you take away 2. How many apples do you have now?
Answer: You have 2 apples. You took away 2 apples and left 1 in the basket.
7. What can you put between 7 and 8, to make the result greater than 7, but less than 8?
Answer: A decimal point. Your result would be 7.8, which is between 7 and 8.
8. A new clothing store has a unique method of pricing items. A vest costs $20, a tie costs $15, a blouse costs $30, and underwear costs $45. How much would pants cost?
Answer: $25. The pricing method charges $5 for each letter needed to spell the item.
9. 81 x 9 = 801. What do you need to do to make this equation true?
Answer: Turn it upside down. 108 = 6 x 18.
10. Double it and multiply it by 4. Then divide it by 8 and you’ll have it once more. What number is it?
Answer: Any number. If a number is doubled and multiplied by 4, it’s actually been multiplied by 8, so dividing by 8 will get you the original number again.
11. What 3 numbers give the same result when multiplied and added together?
Answer: 1, 2, and 3 (1 + 2 + 3 = 6 and 1 x 2 x 3 = 6).
12. Zoey has a very big family. She has 20 aunts, 20 uncles and 50 cousins. Each of her cousins has an aunt who is not Zoey’s aunt. How is this possible?
Answer: Their aunt is Zoey’s mom!
Hard riddles for kids
Did your child ace the last two categories? Try to stump them with these brain-teasing riddles that are a bit more of a challenge.
1. I go all around the world, but never leave the corner. What am I?
Answer: A stamp.
2. You’ll find me in Mercury, Earth, Mars and Jupiter, but not in Venus or Neptune. What am I?
Answer: The letter “R.”
3. What can go up a chimney down, but can’t go down a chimney up?
Answer: An umbrella.If your umbrella is “down,” it can fit through a chimney, but if it’s “up,” it won’t fit!
4. I make a loud sound when I’m changing. When I do change, I get bigger but weigh less. What am I?
5. A bus driver was heading down a busy street in the city. He went past three stop signs without stopping, went the wrong way down a one-way street, and answered a message on his phone. But the bus driver didn’t break any traffic laws. How?
Answer: He was walking, not driving. (This riddle adds irrelevant information to deceive the reader. You expect that since he’s a bus driver, he’s currently driving the bus — but it never actually says that!)
6. It has keys, but no locks. It has space, but no room. You can enter, but can’t go inside. What is it?
Answer: A keyboard.
7. I can fill a room, but I take up no space. What am I?
8. It’s the only place in the world where today comes before yesterday. Where is it?
Answer: The dictionary.
9. If I have it, I don’t share it. If I share it, I don’t have it. What is it?
Answer: A secret.
10. What goes away as soon as you talk about it?
11. A railroad crossing without any cars. Can you spell that without any R’s?
Answer: T-H-A-T (This one is tricky! It makes readers think they’re supposed to describe the scenario without using the letter “R.” But the first sentence was actually used to distract the reader from the real question.)
Funny riddles for kids
Want to get your child giggling?
Show them these riddles that also double as jokes!
The answers might not be what you expect, because each one comes with a funny punchline for the solution.
1. What can jump higher than a building?
Answer: Anything that can jump — buildings don’t jump, silly!
2. An elephant in Africa is called Lala. An elephant in Asia is called Lulu. What do you call an elephant in Antarctica?
3. Imagine you are in a room with no windows or doors. How will you get out?
Answer: Stop imagining.
4. A group of bunnies were having a birthday party. What kind of music were they listening to?
Answer: Hip hop music.
5. Where would you take a sick boat?
Answer: To the dock.
6. What kind of room has no doors or windows?
Answer: A mushroom.
7. I’m orange, I wear a green hat and I sound like a parrot. What am I?
Answer: A Carrot.
8. What fruit can you never cheer up?
Answer: A blueberry.
9. What did the zero say to the eight?
Answer: “Nice belt!”
Benefits of riddles for kids
Kids of all ages love solving riddles. But do you know how many great benefits they have for your child’s learning and development?
Riddles for kids can:
Riddles can also boost your child's mood, make them laugh, and give them a sense of accomplishment.
And best of all, it gives you a chance to bond. Work on solving each riddle together as a fun family activity!
How to help your child create their own riddles
Once your child has completed our list of riddles, take their skills to the next level with homemade riddles! Encourage your child to create their own riddles using the following steps:
1. Start with the answer
Come up with the solution to your riddle first, then work backwards to create your question. Your solution can be almost anything, but choosing a physical object is an easy way to start.
Ex. The answer to my riddle is “carrot.”
Write down any words or phrases that could be associated with your answer.
- Similar things
- Things it does
- Features it has
- How to describe it
Ex. Carrots are orange with green leaves on top.
3. Think like your answer
If your answer were a person, what would they think? What would they do? How would they describe themselves? How would they see the world around them?
Ex. If I were a carrot, I might think I was wearing a green hat.
4. Think outside the sentence
Use figurative language — like a metaphor, simile, personification or hyperbole — to make comparisons or describe your answer in new ways. This is often what makes the riddle tricky for the reader to solve.
Ex. A carrot sounds like “a parrot.”
5. Write your riddle!
Now that you have the backbone of your riddle, the only thing left to do is write! Use clear, descriptive language to write out your riddle, then share it with friends and family to see if they can solve it.
Ex. I’m orange, wear a green hat and sound like a parrot. What am I?
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50 Easy Riddles (With Answers) Anyone Can Enjoy
Riddles have been used for ages, to demonstrate cunning and wisdom or just to puzzle other people. From coworkers to family members, one of the best things about these little brain teasers is that they can get conversations flowing. Even easy riddles can get people talking and laughing!
There are two types of riddles: enigmas and conundrums. Enigmas are typically phrased as allegories and metaphors. Those are the riddles that require deep thought and are known to bewilder even the most clever of people. Conundrums, on the other hand, are usually presented as puns or turns of phrase.
If you thought we were going to say that the two types are “easy and hard,” this may be the perfect category for you. Do you love riddles but hate the fact that you can never seem to solve them? You’re in luck! We’ve compiled a list of 50 easy riddles. If you can’t solve these, at least you’ll know the answers and can try to stump your friends.
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1. Riddle: I go on red, but stop for green. What am I doing?
Answer: Eating a watermelon
2. Riddle: What time is it when an elephant sits on a fence?
Answer: Time to fix the fence!
3. Riddle: A man in a car saw a golden door, a silver door, and a bronze door. Which door did he open first?
Answer: The car door.
4. Riddle: What goes up but never comes down?
Answer: Your age.
5. Riddle: What do you throw out when you want to use it, but take in when you don’t want to use it?
Answer: An anchor.
6. Riddle: How many months of the year have 28 days?
7. Riddle: Pearl white chest without key or lid. Inside of which, a golden treasure is hid. What am I?
Answer: An egg
8. Riddle: What’s the capital in France?
Answer: The letter F is the only capital in France.
9. Riddle: Six letters it contains; remove one letter, and twelve remain. What is it?
10. Riddle: I can fly but have no wings. I can cry but I have no eyes. Wherever I go, darkness follows me. What am I?
11. Riddle: After a train crashed, every single person died. Who survived?
Answer: All of the couples.
12. Riddle: A bus driver was heading to town. He went right past a stop sign without stopping. Then, he turned left where there was a no left turn sign. Finally, he traveled down a one-way street opposing traffic, passed a policeman, and waved hello. He didn’t get a ticket. Why not?
Answer: He was walking, not driving.
13. Riddle: What has to be broken before you can use it?
Answer: An egg.
14. Riddle: People buy me to eat, but never eat me. What am I?
15. Riddle: The more you take, the more you leave behind. What are they?
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16. Riddle: What can you keep after giving to someone?
Answer: Your word.
17. Riddle: A man shaves several times a day but still has a beard. How?
Answer: He’s a barber.
18. Riddle: What can you hold in your left hand but not your right?
Answer: Your right elbow.
19. Riddle: I’m tall when I’m young, and I’m short when I’m old. What am I?
Answer: A candle.
20. Riddle: What coat is best put on wet?
Answer: A coat of paint.
21. Riddle: What gets bigger the more you take away?
Answer: A hole.
22. Riddle: I have keys, but no locks. I have space, but no room. You can enter, but you can’t go outside. What am I?
Answer: A computer keyboard.
23. Riddle: What sleeps through the day and comes out at night? The more it weeps, the more it creates light.
Answer: A candle.
24. Riddle: What 2 things can you never eat for breakfast?
Answer: Lunch and dinner.
25. Riddle: What is so delicate that saying its name breaks it?
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26. Riddle: Two fathers and two sons went fishing one day. They were there the whole day and only caught three fish. One father said, “that is enough for all of us. We will have one each.” How can that be possible?
Answer: There were only three men. The grandfather was fishing with his son and grandson.
27. Riddle: What 4-letter word can be written forward, backward, or upside down, and can still be read from left to right?
28. Riddle: What can you catch but never throw?
Answer: A cold.
29. Riddle: What can you find in a cupboard that can never be put in a saucepan?
Answer: Its lid.
30. Riddle: What has teeth, but cannot chew?
Answer: A comb.
31. Riddle: What’s green, but not a leaf, and mimics others, but is not a monkey?
Answer: A parrot.
32. Riddle: Mr. Smith has four daughters. Each of his daughters has a brother. How many children does Mr. Smith have?
33. Riddle: Light as a feather, there’s nothing in it, but the strongest man can’t hold it much more than a minute.
34. Riddle: I am always in front and never behind. What am I?
Answer: The future.
35. Riddle: What runs around the whole yard without moving?
Answer: A fence.
Looking for riddles for adults? From easy riddles to trickier challenges, we’ve got you covered!
36. Riddle: They have no flesh, nor feathers, nor scales, nor bone, but they do have fingers and thumbs of their own. What are they?
37. Riddle: I have a tail and a head, but no body. What am I?
Answer: A coin.
38. Riddle: If you have me, you will want to share me. If you share me, you will no longer have me. What am I?
Answer: A secret.
39. Riddle: What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in a thousand years?
Answer: The letter M.
40. Riddle: What always ends everything?
Answer: The letter G.
41. Riddle: A man dies of old age on his 25 birthday. How is this possible?
Answer: He was born on February 29th.
42. Riddle: Four legs up, four legs down, soft in the middle, and hard all around. What am I?
Answer: A bed.
43. Riddle: What starts with a P, ends with an E, and has thousands of letters?
Answer: The Post Office.
44. Riddle: What gets wetter as it dries?
Answer: A towel.
45. Riddle: If you feed it, it lives; If you water it, it dies.
46. Riddle: A clerk in a butcher shop stands 5’10” and wears size 13 shoes. What does he weigh?
47. Riddle: I’m the rare case when today comes before yesterday. What am I?
Answer: A dictionary.
48. Riddle: What is full of holes but can still hold water?
Answer: A sponge.
49. Riddle: David’s father has three sons: Snap, Crackle, and _________________?
50. Riddle: What begins and ends with an ‘e’ but only contains one letter?
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100+ Riddles With Answers: Everything From Hard Riddles to Easy, Famous & Stupid Ones
If brain teasers were a party, riddles would be the first name on the guest list.
Why? Because riddles are the ultimate brain game that can make you think. They have stood the test of time — witty, engaging, mysterious, and utterly satisfying — that stimulate your brain and put the cognitive thrusters to the full capacity.
So we collected the finest riddles and put them together in one list. The list includes everything from hard riddles to easy ones, from famous riddles to classics, from riddles for children to math riddles — all that’ll keep you busy and racking your brain all day long. And yes, we have included the answers too.
So shall we begin?
Let’s start with some easy riddles. These are great to warm you up without frustrating you while cracking the solution. Although you may need a little cognitive effort, you’ll solve them with ease.
1. What has hands but can’t clap?
2. What has many teeth but can’t bite?
3. What is so fragile that just saying its name breaks it?
4. Who can shave 25 times a day but still have a beard?
5. I know a word of letters three. Add two and fewer there will be.
Answer: The word “few”.
6. What is harder to catch the faster you run?
7. Every night I’m told what to do, and each morning I do what I’m told. But I still don’t escape your scold. What am I?
8. What gets wet while drying?
9. I follow you all the time and copy your every move, but you can’t touch me or catch me. What am I?
10. People buy me to eat but never eat me. What am I?
Answer: Plates and cutlery
11. I’m tall when I’m young and I’m short when I’m old. What am I?
12. I have no feet, no hands, no wings, but I climb to the sky. What am I?
13. The maker doesn’t want it. The buyer doesn’t use it. The user doesn’t know it. What am I?
14. A plane crashed off the coast of Mexico and every single person died, yet there were two survivors. How could that happen?
Answer: The survivors were a couple.
Riddles from the first known civilization to ancient greeks, from folk tales to fantasy novels, from heroic sagas to movie characters — these are some of the most famous riddles from literature and culture.
15. There is a house. A person enters this house blind but exits it seeing. What is it?
Answer: A school
This riddle goes back to 4000 years from the oldest surviving written systems of the Sumer civilization of Mesopotamia.
16. First think of the person who lives in disguise,
Who deals in secrets and tells naught but lies.
Next, tell me what’s always the last thing to mend,
The middle of middle and end of the end?
And finally give me the sound often heard
During the search for a hard-to-find word.
Now string them together, and answer me this,
Which creature would you be unwilling to kiss?
This riddle divides the answer into three parts. First part: the liar in disguise is a spy. The last letter in the word “mend,” and at the middle of “middle” and at the end of the word “end,” is the letter D. And at last, it’s the sound “er” that is said while puzzled. So these three clues make the word “spy-d-er.”
This is the famous riddle from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Harry has to solve this riddle as the final task to pass through the maze in the Triwizard Tournament.
17. Out of the eater, something to eat; out of the strong, something sweet.
Answer: Bees making a honeycomb inside the carcass of a lion
This is another popular riddle that goes back to centuries. It’s from the Book of Judge of the Old Testament. Samson proposes his guest to solve this riddle and if successful he’ll award them expensive pieces of clothes, but if wrong, the guests must give him instead.
If you couldn’t guess the answer, it okay — there was a catch. Only people who knew Samon personally could have solved it. BTW, are wondering if the guests could solve it?
18. What We Caught We Threw Away, What We Didn’t Catch We Kept
This famous riddle is from ancient Greece. It is said that the great Greek poet Homer died on the island of Ios solving it. He acquired it from local fishermen.
19. This thing all things devours;
Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;
Gnaws iron, bites steel;
Grinds hard stones to meal;
Slays king, ruins town,
And beats mountain down.
This riddle is from the J. R. R. Tolkien high fantasy novel Hobbit. Bilbo Baggins has to solve this riddle to escape from the evil Gollum’s lair.
20. 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?”
“As I was going to St Ives” is a traditional nursery rhyme in the form of a riddle. The earliest appearance of this riddle is dated back to 1730. It has also appeared in the Hollywood blockbuster Die Hard with a Vengence when Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson has to solve it save a crowded city block.
21. Voiceless it cries,
Answer: The wind
This is another noted riddle from The Hobbit spoken by Gollum.
22. What walks on four feet in the morning, two in the afternoon, and three at night?
As an infant, a human crawls on all fours limbs; when an adult, walks on two legs and; in old age, uses a ‘walking’ stick as a third leg.
In Oedipus Rex, the classic play by the Greek tragedian Sophocles, Sphinx asks the antagonist to solve this riddle in order to save his life and carry on the journey.
23. I have billions of eyes, yet I live in darkness. I have millions of ears, yet only four lobes. I have no muscle, yet I rule two hemispheres. What am I?
Answer: Human Brain
This is one of the riddles by DC’s supervillain Riddler who leaves behind riddles and puzzlers as clues to solve. He first appeared in the Batman Comics issue 140 as “The prince of Puzzles: The Riddler.”
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Riddles For Kids
Riddles are a great way to engage kids — tapping their problem-solving abilities while having fun. You can see them utilizing their aptitudes to tackle these stumpers and a sense of accomplishment in solving it. Here’s a list of riddles for kids that are just perfect — funny, punny, and not too confusing.
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24. What can jump higher than a building?
Answer: Anything that can jump because buildings don’t jump.
25. A boy and a doctor were fishing. The boy is the doctor’s son but the doctor is not the boy’s father. Who is the doctor?
Answer: The boy’s mother
26. What is more useful when it is broken?
27. Simon’s dad had four sons: March, April, and May. What is the name of the fourth son?
28. What word is spelled wrong in the dictionary?
Answer: The word “Wrong”
29. What is seen in the middle of March and April that can’t be seen at the beginning or end of either month?
Answer: It’s the letter “R”
30. This belongs to you, but everyone else uses it.
31.What can you hold in your right hand, but never in your left hand?
32. A group of bunnies were having a birthday party. What kind of music were they listening to?
33. I am white when I am dirty, and black when I am clean. What am I?
34. An elephant in Africa is called Lala. An elephant in Asia is called Lulu. What do you call an elephant in Antarctica?
Answer: You’ll call that elephant lost
35. A woman was born in 1975 and died in 1975. And at the time of her death, she was 22 years. How’s that possible?
Answer: One of the “1975” is either a room number or zip code.
36. If the prisoner tells a lie he’ll be hanged, if he tells the truth he’ll be beheaded. What can he say to save himself?
Answer: Don’t say anything
37. The rich men want it, the wise men know it, the poor all need it, the kind men show it.
Dumb and Stupid Riddles
We all have heard the jokes that leave you slapping the knees while bursting into hysterical laughter.
Well, these riddles are exactly not those. Somewhere between bad puns and anti-humor, these riddles are sometimes ironically funny. And if you are looking for something that makes the listeners roll their eyes and induce groans, these dumb and stupid riddles will work wonders.
38. Why was Karl Marx buried at Highgate Cemetery in London?
Answer: Because he was dead
39. Where did the sheep go on vacation?
40. What is a frog’s favorite year?
41. What do you call a fairy that hasn’t taken a bath?
42. What has one horn and gives milk?
43. What do snowmen eat for breakfast?
44. What rock group consists of four famous men, but none of them sing?
45. What do polar bears eat for lunch?
46. What is the laziest mountain in the world?
Answer: Mount Ever – rest
47. What part of the turkey has the most feathers?
48. How can you drop a raw egg onto a concrete floor without cracking it?
Answer: Concrete floors are very hard to crack
49. What do you call a boomerang that doesn’t come back?
50. What do you call bears with no ears?
51. What did the zero say to the eight?
52. What do you call a dog with no legs?
Answer: It doesn’t matter. He can’t come to you anyway.
53. Three men were in a boat. It capsized, but only two got their hair wet. Why?
54. What is orange and sounds like a parrot?
Math riddles are perfect for people who enjoy the thrill of numbers and calculation. Some of these riddles require simple logic while others are just lateral thinking problems disguised as math riddles. And for some, you may need good calculation skills. But yes, it will be fun. So just step in the shoes of Archimedes and crack these riddles.
55. I am a three-digit number. My second digit is 4 times bigger than the third digit. My first digit is 3 less than my second digit. Guess the number?
56. Two fathers and two sons are sitting on a bench, yet there are only three people sitting. How?
Answer: They are a grandfather, father, and son.
57. A girl has as many brothers as sisters, but each brother has only half as many brothers as sisters. How many brothers and sisters are there in the family?
Answer: Four sisters and three brothers.
58. If eleven plus two equals one, what does nine plus five equal?
11 o’clock plus 2 hours = 1 o’clock
9 o’clock plus 5 hours = 2 o’clock
59. Olivia is four times old as her daughter. In 20 years’ time, she will be twice as old as her daughter. How old are they now?
Answer: Olivia is 40 and her daughter is 10.
60. How much will a 38-degree angle measure when looked at under a microscope that magnifies ten times?
Answer: The angle won’t change. It will be still 38 degrees.
61. Mary has four daughters, and each of her daughters has a brother. How many children does Mary have?
Answer: Five. Each daughter has the same single brother.
62. How do you make the number 7 even without addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division?
Answer: Drop the “S”.
63. TEN = 20, 5, 14
MEN = 13, 5, 14
What do WOMEN equal using the same logic?
Answer: WOMEN = 23, 15, 13, 5, 14
The numbers represent the letter’s position in English alphabets.
64. How can you take two away from five and have four left?
Answer: Remove the 2 letters F and E from five and you have iv that’s the roman number IV.
65. At a four-legged table, there is one grandma, two mothers, two daughters, and a granddaughter. How many legs are under the table?
Answer: 10 legs
There are 3 people sitting at the table. Grandmother (who’s also a mother), her daughter (who’s also a mother and a daughter), and a granddaughter (who’s also a daughter and granddaughter.)
So 4 legs of table and 6 legs of people make 10.
Classic riddles are those riddles that you might have heard often. They are old and have been said quite often but still good enough to make you think over.
66. It’s full of keys but can’t open any door. What is it?
67. Where will you find Friday before Thursday?
68. If you throw a white stone into a red sea, what will happen to it?
Answer: It will get wet (or sink).
69. I fly all day long but don’t go anywhere. What am I?
70. If you are traveling north on an electric train, which way is the smoke from the train going?
Answer: Nowhere. There’s no smoke in an electric train.
71. He has married many women but has never married. Who is he?
72. What is it that everybody does at the same time?
73. Turn us on our backs
And open up our stomachs
You will be the wisest of men
Though at start a lummox.
74. What has head and a tail but no leg?
75. You can’t keep this until you have given it.
Answer: A promise (or your word)
76. What can you catch but not throw?
77. What has a ring but no finger?
Answer: A telephone or alarm.
78. Which day is near to come but never comes?
79. What has no life but can still die?
Now, these riddles are like the final showdown when you take on the boss — hard riddles. These will make you utilize your brain at maximum capacity, but in the end, once you solve them all, you are officially qualified to humblebrag about your skills.
80. It is the beginning of eternity, the end of time and space. It is the start of every end, the end of every place.
Answer: The letter “E”
81. Which seven-letter word contains dozens of letters?
82. What occurs once in every minute, twice in every moment, but never in a thousand years?
Answer: The letter “M”
83. When you need me, You throw me away. But when you are done with me, You bring me back. What am I?
84. The more of this there is, the less you see. What is it?
85. What has 13 hearts but no other organs?
86. I speak without a mouth and hear without ears. I have no body, but I come alive with wind. What am I?
87. What word in the English language does the following: the first two letters signify a male, the first three letters signify a female, the first four letters signify a great, while the entire world signifies a great woman. What is the word?
88. What English word has three consecutive double letters?
Answer: Bookkeeper (or Bookkeeping)
89. I am something people love or hate. I change people’s appearances and thoughts. If a person takes care of themself I will go up even higher. To some people, I will fool them. To others, I am a mystery. Some people might want to try and hide me but I will show. No matter how hard people try I will never go down. What am I?
90. Only one color, but not one size, Stuck at the bottom, yet easily flies.
91. I have forests but no trees. I have lakes but no water. I have roads but no cars. What am I?
92. Tear me off and scratch my head. What once was red is black instead. What am I?
93. What can fill a room but takes up no space?
94. With pointed fangs I sit and wait; with piercing force I crunch out fate; grabbing victims, proclaiming might; physically joining with a single bite. What am I?
95. How can you physically stand behind your friend while he is standing behind you?
Answer: You are standing back-to-back with your friend.
96. If you have me, you will want to share me. If you share me, you will no longer have me. What am I?
Answer: It’s a secret
97. I have keys, but no locks and space, and no rooms. You can enter, but you can’t go outside. What am I?
98. I can travel the entire world while staying in the corner. What am I?
99. Always in you, sometimes on you; if I surround you, I can kill you. What am I?
100. I turn once, what is out will not get in. I turn again, what is in will not get out. What am I?
101. What do you not want to have and not want to lose?
102. A woman shoots her husband, then holds him underwater for five minutes. Finally, she hangs him. But five minutes later they enjoy a wonderful dinner together. How can this be?
Answer: She shot a photo of her husband and developed it in a dark room.
The 73 Best Riddles for Kids That Aren’t Too Confusing
There’s a reason that riddles are the bedrock of ancient folk tales and superhero sagas. Riddles are a great way to knock the mind out of its cognitive ruts and to stimulate creative thinking in kids, adults, and mythic heroes alike. The best riddles for kids, like the best jokes for kids, are challenging, fun word puzzles that push kids to think outside the box while encouraging them to have fun with language itself. Of course, there’s a fine line to strike between riddles that are too easy and those that will make your kid get red in the face from frustration. The right riddles for kids can and should offer a playful way to wrestle with truly challenging questions.
Most kids have a natural aptitude for the type of thinking riddles require, and will surprise you with how well they tackle a stumper. The best riddles engage a kid’s natural problem-solving skills and make them laugh along the way. These 73 funny riddles and answers for kids — ranging from easy to hard — are great for kids of all ages to solve, and have fun while doing so.
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The Best Food Riddles
- Riddle: What has to be broken before you can use it?
Solution: An egg.
- Riddle: What begins with T, finishes with T, and has T in it?
Solution: A teapot.
- Riddle: You bought me for dinner but never eat me. What am I?
- Riddle: If you took two apples from a pile of three apples, how many apples would you have?
Solution: The one apple you took
- Riddle: What kind of vegetables are the most fun at parties?
- Riddle: What is the richest nut?
Solution: A cash-ew.
- Riddle: Why didn’t the the fruit salad skip its own wedding?
Solution: It had a lot of can’t-elope.
- Riddle: What kind of beer won’t get you drunk?
Solution: Root beer
- Riddle: What kind of poultry is always going to the bathroom?
- Riddle: Why did the citrus tree go to the hospital?
- Riddle: You cut me, slice me, dice me, and all the while, you cry. What am I?
Solution: An onion
- Riddle: What kind of apples do computers prefer?
- Riddle: What has many ears but cannot hear?
- Riddle: What did the momma tomato say to the dawdling baby tomato?
- Riddle: I’m a bird, a person, and a fruit. What am I?
Solution: A Kiwi
- Riddle: What do you call a cat who loves to swim?
Solution: A catfish
- Riddle: How many eggs would a rooster lay over three weeks, provided it is adequately fed and houses?
Solution: Zero. Roosters do not lay eggs.
The Best Math Riddles
- Riddle: If two’s company, and three’s a crowd, what are four and five?
- Riddle: After a train crashed, every single person died. Who survived?
Solution: All of the couples.
- Riddle: Four legs up, four legs down, soft in the middle, Hard all around.
- Riddle: A word I know, six letters it contains, remove one letter and 12 remains, what is it?
- Riddle: The more you take, the more you leave behind. What am I?
- Riddle: What goes up but never comes back down?
Solution: Your age!
- Riddle: When things go wrong, what can you always count on?
Solution: Your fingers.
- Riddle: How many letters are there in the English alphabet?
Solution: 18: 3 in ‘the’, 7 in ‘English,’ and 8 in ‘alphabet.’
- Riddle: I am an odd number. Take away a letter and I become even. What number am I?
- Riddle: What has a head, a tail, is brown, and has no legs?
Answer: A penny.
- Riddle: What happens once in a lifetime, twice in a moment, but never in one hundred years?
Solution: The letter “M”
- Riddle: How many months in the year has 28 days?
Solution: All months in the year have at least 28 days.
- Riddle: Using only addition and eight 8s, how to you get 1,000?
- Riddle: If I add six to 11, I get five. How?
Solution: 11 a.m., six hours later, is 5 p.m.
- Riddle: A phone and case cost $110 total. The phone costs $100 more than the case. How much is the phone?
The Best Medical and Science Riddles
- Riddle: What can you catch but not throw?
Solution: A cold!
- Riddle: A boy and his father get into a car accident. When they arrive at the hospital, the doctor sees the boy and exclaims “that’s my son!” How can this be?
Solution: The doctor is the boy’s mother.
- Riddle: Light as a feather, there’s nothing in it, but the strongest man can’t hold it much more than a minute.
- Riddle: What has hands but doesn’t clap?
Solution: A clock.
- Riddle: I have legs but cannot walk, what am i?
Solution: A chair
- Riddle: I can fill up a room without taking any space what am i?
- Riddle: What becomes wetter the more it dries?
Solution: A towel.
- Riddle: What can’t talk but will reply when spoken to?
Solution: An echo
- Riddle: The more of this there is, the less you see. What am I?
- Riddle: What has a neck but no head and arms but no hands?
Solution: A shirt.
The Best Family Riddles
- Riddle: If a brother, his sister, and their dog weren’t under an umbrella, why didn’t they get wet?
Solution: It wasn’t raining.
- Riddle: I am so simple, that I can only point yet I guide men all over the world.
- Riddle: What five-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?
Solution: Shorter. (Short + ‘er’)
- Riddle: What travels around the world but stays in one spot?
Solution: A stamp.
- Riddle: Mary has four daughters, and each of her daughters has a brother — how many children does Mary have?
Solution: Five, each daughter has the same brother.
- Riddle: David’s parents have three sons: Snap, Crackle and…?
- Riddle: What belongs to you, but other people use it more?
Solution: Your name
- Riddle: Two fathers and two sons sit down for breakfast. They eat exactly three eggs, and yet each person ate an egg. How?
Solution: One father is a grandfather, and therefore only eats one egg.
- Riddle: A doctor and a boy are together. The boy is the doctor’s son but the doctor is not the boy’s father. How?
Solution: The doctor is the boy’s mother.
- Riddle: Six children and three cats are under an umbrella, and yet none of them get wet. How?
Solution: It’s not raining.
The Best Geography Riddles
- Riddle: What has four eyes but can’t see?
- Riddle: Where can you find cities, towns, shops, and streets but no people?
Solution: A map.
- Riddle: What room do ghosts avoid?
Solution: The living room.
- Riddle: What is the capital in France?
Solution: The letter F is the only capital letter in France
- Riddle: What always comes into a house through the keyhole?
Solution: A key
The Best All-Around Riddles
- Riddle: Mr. Blue lives in the Blue house. Mrs. Yellow lives in the Yellow House. Mr. Orange lives in the orange house. Who lives in the White House?
Solution: The President
- Riddle: What is full of holes but still holds water?
Solution: A sponge.
- Riddle: If a red house is made of red bricks, and a yellow house is made of yellow bricks, what is a greenhouse made of?
Solution: Glass, all greenhouses are made of glass.
- Riddle: What begins with an E but only has one letter?
Solution: An envelope.
- Riddle: You draw a line. Without touching it, how do you make it a longer line?
Solution: Draw a short line next to it and now it’s the longer line.
- Riddle: How can a leopard change its spots?
Solution: By moving from one spot to another.
- Riddle: What is easy to get into but hard to get out of?
- Riddle: I’m tall when I’m young, and I’m short when I’m old, what am I?
Solution: A candle.
- Riddle: What answer can you never answer yes to?
Solution: Are you asleep yet?
- Riddle: What is so fragile that saying its name breaks it?
- Riddle: What is always in front of you but can’t be seen?
Solution: The future.
- Riddle: What’s black and white and blue?
Solution: A sad zebra.
- Riddle: What has a neck but no head?
Solution: A bottle.
- Riddle: What word is spelled wrong in the dictionary?
- Riddle. What can you break, even if you never pick it up or touch it?
Solution:: A promise
- Riddle: What begins with an E and has only one letter?
Solution: An envelope
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