Are you a parent to a teen?
Then you may already know that having a conversation with them is not always easy. It is the time that they hit puberty. And things are not easy for them too.
I have come across so many teens who suffered from depression at this time. But, you know what? You are on the right track if you can make them laugh. And this can lead to a lasting, beautiful, and respectful relationship with your teen.
But how can you make your girl or boy laugh?
Well, sharing dad jokes can work. Or, you can take the help of classic riddles for teens!
Riddles will stop them from what they are doing and make them think. This is a fun way to tickle their mind. And you can have a great parent-teen bonding session. Isn’t that awesome?
Whenever you see that your kiddo is having a rough day and you want to cheer them up, you can always ask them riddles. This will divert their minds from whatever crisis they are having in their life for some time. Then, once the game is over, they can sit and think about it in a clear mind and find a solution.
And did I tell you how they will end up giggling after hearing the simple answers they thought complicated?
So, what riddles can you ask your teen?
Here I have listed some funny, quirky, and silly riddles that are perfect for your teen’s age.
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Best Riddles for Teens
You want your teen to have a great time. And you want to make them laugh while using their brains. Right?
Share these riddles with them!
1. Short Riddles for Teens
Do you want to warm your teens up with some amazing riddles?
Try the short ones first!
This will make your teens curious. They will be forced to think about the answer to the riddle. And not to mention, they will be hooked to it completely.
And who knows, maybe they will become a fan of riddles, which is actually great!
How can a man go seven days without sleep?He only sleeps at night.
What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries?A towel
What did English say to Algebra when they were arguing?Don’t change the subject
What gets sharper the more you use it?Your Brain
What can make an octopus laugh?Ten tickles (tentacles)
What did the beach say when the tide came in?Long time, no sea
What’s black and white and read all over?A newspaper
What is full of holes but still holds water?A sponge
What can you hear but not touch or see?Your voice
Why is 6 afraid of 7?Because 7 8 9
What kind of food do mummies like to eat?Wraps
What has 13 hearts, but no other organs?A deck of playing cards
What has to be broken before you can use it?An egg
What is so delicate that saying its name breaks it?Silence
What has a head and a tail, but no body?A coin
Which weighs more, a pound of feathers or a pound of bricks?Neither, they both weigh one pound.
What’s black and white and read all over?A newspaper
Which is the one place where you would find marriage after divorce?In the dictionary. The letter ‘D’ comes before the letter ‘M’.
It starts with P, ends with X, and has several letters in between. What is it?Postbox
You can carry this tree in your hand. What’s it?A palm tree
What’s that one thing that comes without fruits and leaves but only has branches?A bank
What is it that has a mouth but can’t eat?A river
What would you call a person scared of Santa Claus?He’s a Claus-trophobic
2. Long Riddles for Teens
Now that your teens are well-acquainted with the concept of riddles and how it works, it’s time that you make them think harder.
Give them to solve riddles that are a bit longer than the ones mentioned in the previous sections.
This will make their brains work harder. So they will be occupied in the game for a long period of time. And it will be a relief for you, as you know that they are no longer sitting idle or playing games on the PC.
I have seas but no water, towns but no people, coasts but no sand, and mountains but no land. What am I?A map
Many have heard me, but they cannot see me. I will not speak until you speak to me first. What am I?An echo
What will you find at the end of a line?The letter E
A vehicle is spelled the same from the back as from the front. What is that vehicle?A racecar
There are four people in a car. One is a 26-year old pregnant lady, another is a 28-year-old policeman, another is a 56-year-old British lady, and the last is a 67-year-old driver. Who is the youngest in the car?The pregnant lady’s baby
It has horns, but it cannot be called an ox. It comes with a packed saddle, but it cannot be called a donkey. It leaves its silver behind wherever it goes. What is it?A snail
If you have me, you will want to share me with someone else desperately. But once you share me, you will not have me any longer. Who am I?A secret
Two fathers and their two sons went hunting for ducks. Each shot a duck, but they only got three ducks in all. How?The hunters were one man, his son, and his grandson
I may have a thousand wheels, but I do not move at all. What am I?A parking lot
What do you say when you have trouble with even numbers in a math class?I can’t even
People walk in and out of me. They push me I start moving. After they walk out, I close. I wait till the next person arrives and opens up again. Can you say who I am?An elevator
You are at home, all alone. You are sleeping. Your friends have come home for breakfast. They ring the doorbell. You have juice, cornflakes, milk carton, bread, and jam. What would you open at first?Your eyes (as you were sleeping)
The first letter of my word is found in chocolate but not ham. You’ll find my second letter both in jam and cake. It’s tea for my third letter but not coffee. Can you name me?CAT
3. Funny Riddles for Teens
Your kids just worked their minds solving some long riddles, right? So why not lessen their stress with some fun riddles?
The riddles in this section are guaranteed to make your teens laugh, forgetting all the worries in life – at least for some time.
No matter how easy or hard these riddles are, they will surely crack your kids up. They will be amazed to know how these seemingly difficult riddles have such simple answers.
And don’t forget to laugh with them too, especially when they give a wrong answer. This will make your bond with your teens stronger.
Isn’t that what you want?
How can you manage to go ten days without sleep?You get to sleep at night
An uber driver is going down the street in the opposite direction. He passes five police officers, and none of them stops him. Why not?The uber driver is walking
You eat my outside and throw away my inside. What am I?Corn on the cob
What travels all over the world but is stuck in one place?A stamp
I call the trees my home, but I never go inside, and if I ever fall off the tree, I will die.Leaves
A cowboy rode into town on Friday; he stayed in town for three days and left town on Friday. How did that happen?Friday was the name of the horse
What is heavy when going forward but not when going backward?Ton
If a yellow house is made out of yellow bricks, a blue house is made out of blue bricks and a pink house is made out of pink bricks, what is a green house made of?A greenhouse is made of glass
Which question can you never answer yes to?Are you asleep yet?
It can be held without your hands or your arms. What is it?Your breath
Where will the chemistry and biology teachers sit when they go to a bar?The periodic table
4. Christmas Riddles for Teens
Christmas is that time of the year when both kids and adults are in the mood for some merriments.
From decorating the Christmas trees and lighting them up to buying gifts for your friends and family and spending time with your near and dear ones, there are many things to do in this festive time.
And not to mention those lovely get-togethers where you spend the evening eating, talking, and watching movies with your family!
Why not make this Christmas more special and fun for your teens by playing riddles with them?
Ask the kids and teens in the family riddles on Christmas and see how much they know about this day.
Following are some Christmas riddles for teens – perfect for having a great time with the little ones!
Why is Rudolph so good at answering trivia questions?He nose a lot
What do elves learn in school?Elf-abet
Which one of Santa’s reindeer can be seen on Valentine’s day?Cupid
Which one of Santa’s reindeer can you see in outer space?Comet
Which one of Santa’s reindeer is the fastest?Dasher
How do reindeer learn?They are elf-taught
What do elves play Solitaire with?Christmas cards
Which song monkey sings on Christmas?Jungle bells
What Christmas carol is probably loved by your parents?Silent Night
How do Spanish sheep greet each other on Christmas Eve?Fleece Navidad
Why are Christmas trees bad at knitting?Because they always drop their needles.
What do you get if you cross an apple with a Christmas tree?A pine-apple
What is the best present you can receive for Christmas?A broken drum. You just can’t beat it!
What happens if you eat the Christmas decorations?You get tinselitis
Why do mummies like Christmas so much?Because of all the wrapping
How did Darth Vader know what Luke Skywalker was getting for Christmas?Because he felt his presents
Who delivers Christmas presents to dogs?Santa Paws
How do Christmas trees keep their breath fresh?Orna-mints
What did the bald man say when he was given a comb for Christmas?Thanks, I’ll never part with it
When does Christmas come before Thanksgiving?In the dictionary
What did Adam say the day before Christmas?It’s Christmas, Eve!
Answer: What’s so special about the Christmas alphabet?There’s Noel
What do you have in December that you don’t have in any other month?The letter D
What do you call a snowman in the summer?Puddle
Where does a snowman keep his money?In a snow bank
Mrs. Claus said this to Santa Claus upon looking at the sky. What did she say?I can see rain-dear
5. Halloween Riddles for Teens
Did I tell you how I LOVE Halloween?
I used to have a gala time with my friends and family this time every year when I was a teen!
From decorating the house in some spooky themes to choosing scary costumes and going from door to door in the neighborhood saying trick or treat – those days are something that I will always cherish for the rest of my life!
And did I tell you that my parents used to arrange games for us where they gave us Halloween riddles to solve?
That was one of the best parts of Halloween for me.
You can do the same with your teens too! Arrange a game session for them and give them funny riddles to solve on Halloween. They will have a great time for sure!
With pointed fangs I sit and wait With piercing force, I dole out fate Over bloodless victims, I proclaim my might I can eternally join with a single bite. What am I?Dracula, or a stapler
I have a name but it isn’t mine You don’t think about me while in your prime
People cry when I’m in their sight Others lie with me all day and night. What am I?A tombstone
You may see this hairy creature by the light of the moon. You can start running but it will likely catch you soon. You can hope for escape with the rising sun. But you have a better chance with silver bullets and a gun. What am I?A Werewolf
Who makes it, has no need for it. Whoever buys it won’t use it. Who uses it, won’t care. What am I?A casket
A cloaked man went out to get his nightly drink but died soon after because his watch stopped. What happened?Count Dracula’s watch said it was 3 a.m. but it was actually 3 p.m. in the afternoon. The vampire thinks the darkness is night, goes out for a drink, and gets caught in sunlight a few minutes later… which kills him.
I protect, I stand tall my purpose is to strike fear in all. What am I?A scarecrow
I don’t have lungs, but I need air. The more I eat, the more I grow. I dance, I live, I drink, I die. I’m always hungry, ready to eat. I rarely thirst, I can barely drink. Shoot me, stab me I don’t mind. Suffocate or drown me, I’ll be no more.Fire
Ancient knowledge few can know, in the night is where I roam. Vermin I grab in my holy flight. No one can hide from my sight.An owl
I am different sizes, shapes and colors. Many can see my veins. I don’t go inside. The trees are where I reside. If I fall to the ground, I will surely die. What am I?A leaf
There is a woman who goes out drinking every night. She stays out until the early morning hours but no matter how much she drinks, she never gets hungover. Her favorite drink is well-known, rarely consumed, and often served warmly directly from the source. The woman can’t live without drinking and she’s a sucker for a free drink, so she has never considered quitting. What does she drink?She’s a vampire who drinks blood
Darkness, dust, cobwebs and creaking floors. Secrets, spirits, strange noises and occasional slamming doors. What am I?A haunted house
In this place people lie and people cry. Here the people all ask why. In this place, the people sleep and the people weep, people’s solitude they keep. What is this place?A graveyard or cemetery
You’re in a room and there’s a ghost in the room, but you are the only one in the room. How is this possible?You are the ghost
You are trapped in a haunted house with two of your best friends for the night. A sudden snowstorm overtook the creepy home. All the doors and windows have become barricaded with piles of snow. You and your friends need to find a way to keep warm or you will all die. After searching the entire haunted home you guys found three stoves! A coal stove, a wood stove, and a gas stove, but you’ve only found one match. Which one should you light first to survive the night?The match
A young woman is attending her mother’s funeral. While there, she meets a man she has never seen before and falls in love immediately. After the funeral, she tries to find him but cannot. Several days later she kills her sister. Why does she kill her sister?She killed her sister hoping to see this man at her sister’s funeral
Each morning I appear to lie at your feet. All day I will follow no matter how fast you run, yet I nearly perish in the midday sun.A shadow
Two girls ate dinner together. They both ordered iced tea. One girl drank them very fast and had finished five in the time it took the other to drink just one. The girl who drank one died while the other survived. All of the drinks were poisoned. How is that possible?The poison was in the ice
Poor people have it. Rich people need it. If you eat it you die. What is it?Nothing
I am present, but also past. I am wrapped, but not a gift. I am named after a parent, but have no children.A mummy
I have a body, arms, legs and a head, but I’m heartless and have no guts. What am I?A skeleton
I sleep upside down and I fly through the night. I live in dark places and I don’t have good eyesight. What am I?A bat
I’m tall when I’m young, I’m short when I’m old, and once a year, I make heavy pumpkins light. What am I?A candle
I always leave a trace, so you can see where I’ve been. I have some extra legs, and I make people scream. What am I?A spider
6. Scavenger Hunt Riddle for Teens
Have you come across any kid or teen who doesn’t love scavenger hunts?
Well, I haven’t!
Scavenger hunts are fun to play, keep your kids busy, and make them use their minds the whole time.
What more do you want?
Arrange a scavenger hunt game with your kids and ask them to invite their friends too. Trust me; this is going to be awesome. After all, the more players, the more fun.
Scavenger hunt games are great for birthday parties of your kids too.
And the best thing about this game is that you can play it both indoors and outdoors.
So, decide on the things that you are going to hide first. Now create clues to find those objects.
For clues, use riddles. In order to find the hidden object, the players will have to solve the riddle first. The one who finds the hidden object first will win the scavenger hunt riddle game.
The players will remain glued to the game from the beginning to the end. And don’t forget to gift the player who wins and consolation prizes to the ones who took part.
You can use the following riddles for inspiration!
I am not wicked, but I do have a wick. I come in many sizes, from skinny to thick. What am I?Candle
I may have eyes, but I cannot see. People like to make fries out of me. What am I?Potato
For the movie, you will pop some corn, and when it’s ready, the buzzer will warn. What am I?Microwave
Looks flat, black, and boring. I sit in the living room all day in silence. Not until you turn me on do the colors flash on the display. What am I?TV
When I’m hungry, feed me some bread. When I pop bring on the spread. What am I?A toaster
I don’t go out to play; I stay home all day. I am nice, you might agree, but your feet rub me? What am I?Doormat
From my reflection, you will see your complexion.Mirror
Flour and sugar, coffee and tea. I keep these handy, but hard to see.Kitchen canisters
If you think there is an echo, a second voice can be heard. But it is not a person causing this but a bird.Parrot
I am almost like your favorite chair, but the seat is a little bare. There is not much there, I will admit. But you will need me when you have had too much to eat.Toilet
A full one puts a smile on your face, and you keep on going like it is a race. But as the contents start to diminish, you begin to think if you are ready to finish. What am I?Plate
Fluttering, flying, and flitting freely. From flower to flower is where you will find me. What am I?Butterfly
I have no doors but have keys. I have no rooms but have space. You can enter, but you cannot leave. What am I?A keyboard
I am an insect. The first half of my name reveals the name of another insect. A famous group of musicians had a similar name. Who am I?Beetle
Keep me open, keep me closed. There is nothing I can oppose. But when the rains come, or when it gets cold, to keep me shut is what you are told. Who am I?Window
7. Hard Riddles for Teens
Do you give your teens regular riddles to solve? Have they become experts in solving riddles?
Then this is the time you increase the level of the game with some hard riddles.
This will make them work their minds more. As a result, they will be better at solving riddles. And they will learn to utilize their pass time more fruitfully and actively.
When you have me, you want to share me. But if you share me, you don’t have me any longer. What am I?A secret
What becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?The word “short”
Which vehicle is a palindrome?Racecar
A farmer is walking towards his field. On the way, he sees three frogs sitting on the shoulders of two rabbits. Three parrots and four mice run towards him. How many pairs of legs are going towards the field?One pair — the farmer’s
What is the similarity between “2 + 2 = 5” and your left hand?Neither is right
The person who buys me cannot use it, and the person who uses me cannot buy me or see me. What am I?A coffin
What goes all around the world but stays in one place?A stamp
I have seas with no water, mountains with no land, and towns with no people. What am I?A map
You can hear me but cannot see me. I don’t speak until you do. What am I?An echo
If you are running a race and you pass the person who is running second, which position are you in?Second
Which month has 28 days?All months
What do you break before you use it?An egg
I have no doors but have keys. I have no rooms but have space. You can enter, but you cannot leave. What am I?A keyboard
You can hear me, but you cannot see or touch me? What am I?Voice
Trees are my home, but I never go inside. When I fall off a tree, I am dead. What am I?A leaf
What can go up a chimney down but cannot go down a chimney up?An umbrella
They wave, and they can drum. You carry them with you everywhere. What are they?Hands
There is an 8-letter word that can have consecutive letters taken out and remain a complete word until only one letter is left?Starting, Staring, String, Sting, Sing, Sin, In, I.
A number has all its letters in alphabetical order when spelled out. Which number is that?Forty
I am born in an instant, and I tell all stories. I can be lost, but I live forever. What am I?Memories
What kind of room has no windows or doors?A mushroom
There was a greenhouse, and inside was a white house. Inside the white house, there was a red house. Inside the red house, there were many babies. What is it?A watermelon
You can drop me from the tallest building, but I will not be injured. But if you drop me in water, I die. What am I?Paper
I am popular, and people worldwide come again and again to see me. Most spend years with me. I can make people smarter and weather. What am I?School
Why are Riddles Good for Your Teens’ Development?
Riddles are, no, doubt, fun. But do you know that riddles are much more than just being funny?
Yes, they offer multiple benefits to your teens when they try to solve them. Do you want to know more about them?
Read the following.
1. It Enhances Your Teen’s Cognitive Abilities and Concentration
When you give your teen a riddle to solve, they will think about the answer until they find one. During this time, their full concentration will be on the riddle only.
They will be able to focus on it for a long time. This will increase their concentration power. And if you give your teen to solve riddles regularly, it will improve their cognitive abilities too.
Wouldn’t that be great?
2. Your Teen’s Mind Becomes Active
Did you know that your brain can work efficiently only if you use it actively and regularly?
And one way to do that is by solving riddles.
When you ask your teen to solve a riddle, they think of the answer in every way possible. They will use their brain until they come up with the right answer. This keeps their brain active.
Now imagine your kids having a riddle session every day for some time. Can you think of a better way to keep their mind active?
3. Your Teen’s Productivity Increases
Do you think your teen is becoming lazy? Do you want to increase their productivity?
You can ask them to solve riddles. Studies say that people who solve regular riddles are more productive compared to the ones who don’t.
Your kids need to have an active mind in whatever they do, right? Because if they are not using their brains to think about something or solve something, it suggests that they are not being productive.
Solving riddles can be a perfect solution for this.
4. It Enhances Your Teen’s Intelligent Quotient
You want your boy or girl to be good at studies, get admitted to a good school, and get a great job, right?
All these become possible if your kid has a high IQ. Having a higher IQ means they perform well in everything they try including jobs and academics.
Give your teen to solve riddles regularly, as it can greatly impact their IQ.
If you are introducing riddles to your teens for the first time, then start with the easy ones. This will keep them interested throughout.
On the other hand, giving them hard riddles to solve in the beginning will make them disinterested in this fun game.
Which sections of riddles for teens are your kids’ favorite? How did they perform?
Don’t forget to tell me all these in the comments!
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.