Riddles for Kids

A riddle is a statement, question or phrase that has a double or veiled meaning, and presented as a puzzle to be solved. Try your best to solve this collection of riddles.

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In medieval times, jesters entertained with a wide variety of skills: principal ones included songs, music, riddles, jokes and storytelling

Q: If you were in a race and passed the person in 2nd place, what place would you be in?
A: 2nd place.

Q: Poor people have it. Rich people need it. If you eat it you die. What is it?
A: Nothing

Q: What has one head, one foot and four legs?
A: A Bed

Q: What comes down but never goes up?
A: Rain

Q: What is the word that is spelled incorrectly in all dictionaries?
A: Incorrectly

Q: I’m tall when I’m young and I’m short when I’m old. What am I?
A: A candle

Q: Everyone in the world needs it. They generously give it. But never take it. Then what is it?
A: Advice

Q: How can a pants pocket be empty and still have something in it?
A: It can have a hole in it.

Q: In a one-story blue house, there was a blue person, a blue cat, a blue fish, a blue computer, a blue chair, a blue table, a blue telephone, a blue shower– everything was blue. What color were the stairs?
A: There were no stairs – it was a one story house.

Q: Four children and their pet dog were walking under a tiny umbrella, but none of them got wet. How can this be?
A: It wasn’t raining.

Q: David’s father had three sons: Larry, Moe, and ?
A: David.

Q: It is your possession and belongs to you, but you rarely ever use it. What is it?
A: Your name.

Q: A father and his son were riding their bikes and crashed. Two ambulances came and took each to a different hospital. 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 mother.

Q: What’s the most slippery country in the world?
A: Greece

Q: What goes up when rain comes down?
A: An umbrella.

Q: A boy and an engineer were fishing. The boy is the son of the engineer but the engineer is the father of the boy. Who is the engineer?
A: The engineer is the boy’s mother.

Q: What is the longest word in the dictionary?
A: Smiles, because there is a mile between each “s”

Q: You can break me without touching or seeing me. What am I?
A: A promise