Are you a parent to a school-going kid? Are you looking for some fun ways to stimulate the mind of your little one?
Well, riddles are just what you need! These questions, phrases, or statements with hidden meanings are perfect for getting your kiddo’s creative juices flowing. And did I tell you that it can increase their problem-solving skills too?
Your kid will begin to think creatively. And they will try to find a solution to the problems they face. Isn’t that cool?
When I was a kid, I LOVED riddles! And I still do.
I used to have a great time with my mom and dad on weekends or other holidays. They used to give me phrases, and I used to look for answers. It was so much fun. I really miss those happy days.
Now that I have become a mommy to a little munchkin, I want her to grow up quickly so that I can introduce her to my childhood games. Because I think that is one of the best ways to relive my happy school days memories again. Don’t you think so too?
So, which riddles are perfect for sharing with your school-going kids?
No, you don’t have to pull your hair in search of the best riddles. Here I have come up with some of the most entertaining riddles for school students. All you need is to scroll down!
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Riddles For School Students And Kids
Are you ready to make your kid’s brain work?
Come, let’s start with these fun riddles!
Awesome Riddles For School Kids
Do you want to get the “Best Mommy” Award?
These riddles are all you need!
Q: The boy buried his flashlight. Do you know why?
A: Because the batteries were dead
Q: Is there any kind of cheese that is made backward?
A: Yes, Edam
Q: Do you know of a thing with no head but a neck?A. Bottle
Q: Tell me a word that has five letters, but when you add more letters to it, it becomes shorter.
Q: Can you name a thing that has no legs and arms but surprisingly has two hands and a face?A: A clock
Q: Can you tell me how many months have 28 days?A: All months
Q: In the English alphabet, how many letters are there?A: 8 in alphabet and 7 in English. So, it is 18:3
Q: Name a thing that starts with T, ends with T, and has a T in it?A: A teapot
Q: Can you tell me why you cannot bury a man in Chicago if he is living in New York?A: Well, because he is still alive. And you cannot bury a living man, right?
Q: What is it that you need to break before you can use it?A: An egg
Q: What is the one thing that starts with P, ends with E, and has hundreds and thousands of letters in it?A: The post office
Q: Name the one letter of the alphabet that contains the most amount of waterA: C
Q: When is a door not a door?A: When it is a jar
Q: Can you name a ship that has two people in it but does not have any captain?A: A relationship
Q: What is the one difference between a jailer and a jeweler?A: A jailer watches cells, and a jeweler sells watches
Q: What is that one place where Thursday comes after Friday?A: Dictionary
Q: In the alphabet, how many letters are there?A: Eleven
Q: What would we have if we all bought a white car?A: A white carnation
Q: There were three men on a boat. When it capsized, only two men got their hair wet. Do you know why?A: Because one of them was bald
Q: Draw a line. Now can you tell me how you can make it longer? Of course, you cannot touch itA: You need to draw a line next to it, and that new line will be shorter. This will make the first line longer
Q: Suppose an electric train is going north. Can you tell me in which direction will the smoke go?A: It is an electric train. Hence, no smoke
Q: Is there any type of tree that you can carry in your hand?A: A palm
Q: What is the thing that is so delicate that it breaks even if you say its name?A: Silence
Q: What is that which never occurs in one thousand years, twice in a moment, and once in a minute?A: The letter M
Q: Lisa’s father has five daughters – Nono, Nini, Nene, and Nana. So, what is the name of the fifth daughter?A: Lisa, of course!
Q: John takes a ball and throws it as hard as he can. But the ball comes back to him when no one and nothing touches it. Why?A: Because John throws it straight up
Q: Tell me what is next in the following sequence: JFMAMJJASON…?A: D. It has the first letters of all the twelve months
Q: What possesses a face but is incapable of smiling?A: The clock, of course.
Q: What genre of music does a bunny like to listen to?A: Hip-hop music.
Q: What is brown, lacks legs, but has a head and tails?A: A penny.
Q: Where do ghosts stay away from?A: The living room.
Q: What gets wetter as it dries?A: A towel.
Funny Riddles For School Kids
There is no better sound than your kid’s laugh, right?
Well, at least to me. So, why not hear your favorite sound by asking these riddles to your kiddo?
Q: What did the chewing gum say to the shoe?A: I am stuck on you
Q: Which word in the dictionary is spelled incorrectly?A: Incorrectly
Q: Why are teddy bears never hungry?A: Because they are always stuffed
Q: Name three days consecutively where none of the seven days of the week appear.A: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Q: What do you call a fairy that has not taken a bath?A: Stinker Bell
Q: Why did the woman wear a helmet at the dinner table?A: Because of her crash diet
Q: What did the beach say when the tide came in?A: Long time, no sea
Q: Have you heard about the restaurant on the moon?A: Great food, but no atmosphere
Q: How do rabbits travel?A: By hare plane
Q: Why couldn’t the sailors play cards?A: The captain was standing on the deck
Q: What did the outlaw get when he stole a calendar?A: Twelve months
Q: What do you call a man who does not have all his fingers on one hand?A: Normal – You have fingers on both hands!
Q: Why was the belt arrested?A: For holding up the pants
Q: In which month do monkeys play baseball?A: Ape-ril
Q: Why can’t you play basketball with pigs?A: Because they hog the ball
Q: What do you call a funny book about eggs?A: Yolk book
Q: Which football player wears the biggest helmet?A: The one with the biggest head
Q: What is the best cure for dandruff?A: Baldness
Q: What is the best thing to do if a bull charges you?A: Pay the bull
Q: What does an invisible man drink at snack time?A: Evaporated milk
Q: What did one potato chip say to the other?A: Shall we go for a dip?
Q: What bank never has any money?A: The riverbank
Q: What is something you will never see again?A: Yesterday
Q: What is black, white, and pink all over?A: An embarrassed zebra
Q: What goes through towns and over hills but never moves?A: A road
Q: What are two things you cannot have for breakfast?A: Lunch and dinner
Q: When is a car, not a car?A: When it turns into a parking lot
Q: Blue lives in the blue house, Mr. Pink lives in the pink house, and Mr. Brown lives in the brown house. Who lives in the white house?A: The President
Q: What has many rings, but no fingers?A: A telephone
Q: Which weighs more, a pound of feathers or a pound of bricks?A: Neither, they both weigh one pound!
Q: Why is the Mississippi such an unusual river?A: Because it has four eyes and it cannot even see!
Q: What is the longest word in the dictionary?A: Smiles, because there is a mile between each “s“
Q: Suproliglicatiouspenuvaliancia – how do you spell it?A: I T (it)
Q: Why isn’t your nose twelve inches long?A: Because then it would be a foot.
Q: Why did the bumble bee put honey under his pillow?A: He wanted to have sweet dreams.
Q: Why didn’t the hot dog star in the movies?A: The roll was not good enough.
Q: What kind of cup can’t hold water?A: A cupcake
Q: Who is the fastest runner in the whole world?A: Adam. Because he was the first in the human race
Q: How many seconds are there in a year?A: 12 – January 2nd, February 2nd, March 2nd, April 2nd…
Q: Jack rode into town on Friday and rode out two days later on Friday. How can that be possible?A: Friday is his horse’s name
Q: What kind of room has no doors or windows?A: A mushroom
Q: What is the center of Gravity?A: The letter V
Q: If two is a company and three is a crowd, what are four and five?A: Nine
Q: A lawyer, a plumber, and a hat maker were walking down the street. Who had the biggest hat?A: The one with the biggest head
Q: Imagine yourself in a space with no openings or doors. How are you going to exit?A: Stop imagining.
Q: What had the zero told the eight?A: Nice belt
Q: What lacks a brain but has a head?A: A lettuce
Difficult Riddles For School Students And Kids
Want to raise the bar of riddles? How about these difficult ones?
Q: Five men went to church. It started to rain. Four men ran for cover but got wet on the way. The one man who stayed behind stayed dry. How?A: The dry man was a body in a coffin, and the other four were pallbearers
Q: Why is the sun so bright?A: Because it pays attention in class and does its homework on time
Q: A cloud is my mother, the wind is my father, my son is the cool stream, and my daughter is the fruit of the land. A rainbow is my bed, the earth my final resting place, and I am the torment of man.A: Rain
Q: What kinds of stones are never found in the ocean?A: Stones that are dry
Q: What goes up the chimney when down but cannot go down the chimney when up?A: An umbrella
Q: What belongs to you, but others use it more than you do?A: Your name
Q: What is put on a table and cut but is never eaten?A: A pack of cards
Q: What is it that has a bottom at the top of them?A: Your legs
Q: I am taken from a mine and shut up in a wooden case, from which I am never released, and yet I am used by almost everybody. What am I?A: Pencil lead
Q: I have keys but no locks. I have space but no room. You can enter but can’t go outside. What am I?A: A keyboard
Q: If a blue house is made out of blue bricks, a yellow house is made out of yellow bricks, and a pink house is made out of pink bricks, what is a greenhouse made of?A: Glass
Q: A house has four walls. All of the walls are facing south, and a bear is circling the house. What color is the bear?A: The house is on the North Pole, so the bear is white.
Q: Two fathers and two sons go on a fishing trip. They each catch a fish and bring it home. Why do they only bring three home?A: The fishing trip consists of a grandfather, a father, and a son.
Q: What has four legs in the morning, two legs in the afternoon, and three legs at night?A: A person! As a baby, you crawl (4 legs); as an adult, you walk (2 legs), then when you are older, you use a cane (3 legs)
Q: A dad and his son were riding their bikes and crashed. Two ambulances came and took them to different hospitals. The man’s son was in the operating room, and the doctor said, “I can’t operate on you. You’re my son.” How is that possible?A: The doctor is his mom!
Q: Tuesday, Sam and Peter went to a restaurant to eat lunch. After eating lunch, they paid the bill. But Sam and Peter did not pay the bill, so who did?A: Their friend, Tuesday
Q: The first man is the master of priceless gems; The second man is the master of love; The third man is the master of shovels; The fourth man is the master of big sticks; Who are they?A: The kings in a deck of cards
Q: A man was cleaning the windows of a 25-story building. He slipped and fell off the ladder but wasn’t hurt. How did he do it?A: He fell off the second step.
Q: The Smith family is a very wealthy family that lives in a big, circular home. One morning, Mr. Smith woke up and saw a strawberry jam stain on his new carpet. He figured out that everyone who was there that morning had a jam sandwich. By reading the following excuses, figure out who spilled the jam. Billy Smith: “I was outside playing basketball. “The Maid: “I was dusting the corners of the house. “Chef: “I was starting to make lunch for later. “Who is lying?A: It was the maid. The house is circular; it has no corners.
Q: What instrument can you hear but never see?A: Your voice! You can sing with your voice like an instrument and hear it, but no one can see it!
Q: As I went across the bridge, I met a man with a load of wood that was neither straight nor crooked. What kind of wood was it?A: Sawdust
Q: What is full of holes but can still hold a lot of water?A: A sponge
Q: One night, a butcher, a baker, and a candlestick maker go to a hotel. When they get their bill, however, it’s for four people. Who’s the fourth person?A: One night can also mean one knight. That makes four: one knight, a butcher, a baker, and a candlestick maker!
Q: A man leaves home and turns left three times, only to return home facing two men wearing masks. Who are those two men?A: A catcher and an umpire
Q: What is as light as a feather, but even the world’s strongest man couldn’t hold it for more than a minute?A: His breath
Q: What has a head but never weeps, has a bed but never sleeps, can run but never walks, and has a bank but no money?A: A river
Q: In a one-story pink house, there was a pink person, a pink cat, a pink fish, a pink computer, a pink chair, a pink table, a pink telephone, a pink shower– everything was pink!A: There were not any stairs; it was a one-story house!
what color were the stairs?
Q: A man was driving his truck. His lights were not on. The moon was not out. Up ahead, a woman was crossing the street. How did he see her?A: It was a bright and sunny day
Q: I can be found on Earth, Mercury, Mars, and Jupiter, but not on Neptune or Venus. So who am I?A: “R” letter.
Q: I scream when I’m getting changed. When I do alter, I gain weight while also growing larger. So who am I?A: Popcorn
Q: What is unable to walk but can run?A: Water.
Q: What only has one eye and is blind?A: A needle
Q: No one can lose me because I am with everyone. Who am I?A: The shadow
Q: What cannot be held in the right hand but can be in the left?A: Your right elbow.
Entertaining Riddles For School Students And Kids
When it comes to riddles, learning and entertainment go hand in hand. See for yourself!
Q: What goes up and down stairs without moving?A: Carpet
Q: What can run but never walks, has a mouth but never talks, has a head but never weeps, has a bed but never sleeps?A: River
Q: What kind of room has no windows or doors?A: A mushroom
Q: As I walked along the path, I saw something with four fingers and one thumb, but it was not flesh, fish, bone, or fowl.A: Glove
Q: Give it food, and it will live; give it water, and it will die.A: Fire
Q: The more you take, the more you leave behind.A: Footsteps
Q: What goes around the world and stays in a corner?A: A stamp
Q: Light as a feather, there is nothing in it; the strongest man can’t hold it for much more than a minute?A: Breath
Q: I run, yet I have no legs. What am I?A: A nose
Q: It has no top or bottom, but it can hold flesh, bones, and blood all at the same time. What is this object?A: A ring
Q: What can you catch but not throw?A: A cold
Q: I look at you, you look at me, I raise my right, you raise your left. What is this object?A: A mirror
Q: Take one out and scratch my head. I am now black but once was red.A: A match
Q: They come at night without being called and are lost in the day without being stolen.A: Stars
Q: Remove the outside, cook the inside, eat the outside, and throw away the inside.A: Corn
Q: The more there is, the less you see.A: Darkness
Q: Jack and Jill are lying on the floor inside the house, dead. They died from a lack of water. There is shattered glass next to them. How did they die?A: Jack and Jill are goldfish
Q: I went into the woods and got it. I sat down to seek it, and I brought it home with me because I couldn’t find it.A: Splinter
Q: Four jolly men sat down to play, And played all night till the break of day. They played for cash and not for fun, With a separate score for everyone. When it came time to square accounts, They all had made quite fair amounts. Now, not a single one has lost, and all have gained. Tell me, now, can you explain?A: Four men in a dance band
Q: What can fill a room but takes up no space?A: Light
Q: Only two backbones and thousands of ribs.A: Railroad
Q: It is weightless, you can see it, and if you put it in a barrel, it will make the barrel lighter.A: A hole
Q: No sooner spoken than broken. What is it?A: Silence
Q: If a rooster laid a brown egg and a white egg, what kind of chicks would hatch?A: None. Roosters don’t lay eggs
Q: Take off my skin, I won’t cry, but you will. What am I?A: An onion
Q: What book was once owned by only the wealthy, but now everyone can have it? You can’t buy it in a bookstore or take it from the library.A: A telephone book
Q: Why don’t lobsters share?A: They’re shellfish
Q: He has married many women but has never married. Who is he?A: A priest
Q: What do you fill with empty hands?A: Gloves
Q: A barrel of water weighs 20 pounds. What must you add to it to make it weigh 12 pounds?A: Holes
Q: If you have it, you want to share it. If you share it, you don’t have it. What is it?A: A secret
Q: What can go up and come down without moving?A: The temperature
Q: Big as a biscuit, deep as a cup, Even a river can’t fill it up. What is it?A: A kitchen strainer
Q: You can’t keep this until you have given it.A: A promise
Q: Clara Clatter was born on December 27th, yet her birthday is always in the summer. How is this possible?A: She lives in the Southern Hemisphere
Q: You answer me, although I never ask you questions. What am I?A: A telephone
Q: What do you serve that you can’t eat?A: A tennis ball
Q: Which is correct to say, “The yolk of the egg is white?” or “The yolk of the egg is white?”A: Neither. The yolks are yellow
Q: What do you throw out when you want to use it but take in when you don’t want to use it?A: An anchor
Q: What’s the greatest worldwide use of cowhide?A: To hold cows together
Q: What goes up and never comes down?A: Your age
Q: What question can you never answer “yes” to?A: “Are you asleep?”
Q: What has a foot on each side and one in the middle?A: A yardstick
Q: What kind of coat can be put on only when wet?A: A coat of paint
Q: What has to be broken before it can be used?A: An egg
Challenging Riddles For School Kids
Yes, riddles are supposed to be hard and fun at the same time. The following ones are proof!
Q: I never ask questions but always answer. What am I?A: A doorbell
Q: Take away my first letter, and I still sound the same. Take away my last letter, and I still sound the same. Even if I take away the letter in the middle, I will still sound the same. I am a five-letter word. What am I?A: Empty
Q: I am tall when I am young, and I am short when I am old. What am I?A: A candle
Q: People buy me to eat but never eat me. What am I?A: A plate
Q: If I drink, I die. If I eat, I am fine. What am I?A: A fire
Q: When the water comes down, when it rains, I go up. What am I?A: An umbrella
Q: The one who makes me does not need me when he makes me. The one who buys me does not use me for himself or herself. The one who uses me doesn’t know that he or she is using me. What am I?A: A coffin
Q: I will always come, never arrive today. What am I?A: Tomorrow
Q: I have no bones and no legs, but if you keep me warm, I will soon walk away. What am I?A: An egg
Q: I have no life, but I can die. What am I?A: A battery
Q: You will throw me away when you want to use me. You will take me in when you don’t want to use me. What am I?A: An anchor
Q: I’m with poor people, and rich people don’t have me. If you eat me, you will die. What am I?A: I am nothing.
Q: I have no legs. I will never walk but always run. What am I?A: A river
Q: You can break me easily without even touching me or seeing me. What am I?A: A promise
Q: I was born big, but as the day passes, as I get older, I become small. What am I?A: A candle
Q: Many times, you need me. The more and more you take me further, the more and more you leave me behind. What am I?A: Footsteps
Q: I do not have wings, but I can fly. I don’t have eyes, but I will cry! What am I?A: A cloud
Q: I am a word. If you pronounce me correctly, it will be wrong. If you pronounce me wrong, it is right? What word am I?A: Wrong
Q: If you give me water, I will die. What am I?A: Fire
Q: I don’t have eyes, ears, nose, and tongue, but I can see, smell, hear and taste everything. What am I?A: A brain
Q: I have rivers but do not have water. I have dense forests but no trees and animals. I have cities, but no people live in those cities. What am I?A: A map
Q: I do not speak, cannot hear or speak anything, but I will always tell the truth. What am I?A: A mirror
Q: I’m at the end of the colorful rainbow. What am I?A: Water
Q: I go around all the places, cities, towns, and villages but never come inside. What am I?A: A street
Q: I am full of keys, but I cannot open any door. What am I?A: A piano
Q: I have lots of memories, but I own nothing. What am I?A: A photo frame
Animal Riddles For School Students
How about some fun riddles about animals? I promise you will have a great bonding time with your little one.
Q: I can sizzle like bacon, I am made with an egg, and I have plenty of backbone but lack a good leg. I peel layers like onions but still remain whole; I can be long, like a flagpole, yet fit in a hole. What am I?A: A snake
Q: What two keys can’t open any doors?A: A donkey and a monkey
Q: A horse is on a 24-foot chain and wants an apple that is 26 feet away. How can the horse get to the apple?A: The chain is not attached to anything.
Q: What always sleeps with its shoes on?A: A horse
Q: A frog jumped into a pot of cream and started treading. He soon felt something solid under his feet and was able to hop out of the pot. What did the frog feel under his feet?A: The frog felt butter under his feet because he churned the cream and made butter.
Q: What does a cat have that no other animal has?A: Kittens
Q: What is the greatest worldwide use of cowhide?A: To cover cows
Q: What is as big as an elephant but weighs nothing at all?A: The shadow of an elephant
Q: What has a horn but does not honk?A: A rhinoceros
Q: What has two heads, four eyes, six legs, and a tail?A: A cowboy riding his horse
Q: What can honk without a horn?A: A goose
Q: Why do dragons sleep all day?A: They like to hunt knights.
Q: What fur do we get from a Tiger?A: As fur away as possible!
Q: The English alphabet continues from A to Z, although my name goes from Z to A. So who am I?A: The Zebra
Q: Even though I’m the fastest animal, I can’t get up the tree. So who am I?A: The Cheetah
Q: Although I have horns, I cannot beep. While I enjoy bleating, I am not a sheep. So who am I?A: A goat
Didn’t you find these riddles for school kids hilarious? Did you and your kid have a great time?
Hi, I am Claudia, I run TheQueenMomma’s content creation team, personally focusing on topics which add joy to people’s life. You would usually see me writing on topics like Jokes, Riddles, Truth & Dare as well as Baby Names etc.
In my professional career, I have a Bachelor’s and Master’s in sociology and specialize in media and crime. Once I finished my education, I began my career working as a journalist, reporting on various topics like crime, justice and family law. Even though I valued journalism, I came to the realization that I wanted to have a more immediate impact in people’s lives as well as bring joy to them.