25 Fun Riddles for Kids and Families

Riddles are a great way to entertain kids of all ages.
Riddles are a great way to entertain kids of all ages.
12/27/22 - By Ally Noel

Riddles for kids is the answer. The question is: What is the perfect way to keep children entertained and their brains engaged without using a screen?

Riddles for kids are a great way to fight boredom, keep the conversation flowing, and laugh at funny jokes. Plus, the family will bond as everyone works together to puzzle over the answers to these tricky questions. From funny riddles to math questions to classic brainteasers, here are 25 fun riddles for kids and families.

For more ways to ward off the dreaded whines of "I'm bored" when the family is stuck at home, check out our favorite jokes for kids and more LOL jokes, riddles, tongue twisters, and more in our Guide to Humor and Jokes for Kids.


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There's nothing like a good riddle to bring a smile to a little face. Photo by Moses Vega, courtesy of Unsplash

Fun Riddles for Kids and Families

1. There is a woman on a boat, on a lake, wearing a coat. If you want to know her name, it’s in the riddle I just wrote. What is the woman’s name?


2. If you're running in a race and you pass the person in second place, what place are you in?

Second (You ran past the person who was in second, putting you in second place.)

3. What has one eye but cannot see?

A needle

4. Remove my first letter and I become a country. Remove one more letter and you will find the opposite of me. What am I?

A woman (Oman is a country. A man is the opposite of a woman.)

5. What is always in front of you but can't be seen?

The future

6. I'm tall when I'm young and I'm short when I'm old. What am I?

A candle or a pencil (They both get shorter as they get older.)

7. It is the beginning of eternity, the end of time and space. It is the start of every end, the end of every place. What is it?

The letter E

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Some riddles will have kids laughing out loud. Photo by Cotton Bro Studio, courtesy of Pexels

8. You leave home, take three left turns, and return home. Who are the two masked men waiting for you?

The umpire and the catcher

9. Mississippi has four S's and four I's. Now, can you spell that without using S or I?


10. What is a four-letter word that can be written forward, backward, or upside down, and can still be read from left to right?


11. Name three consecutive days without naming any of the seven days of the week.

Yesterday, today, and tomorrow

12. What is yours but mostly used by others?

Your name

13. I go all around the world, but never leave the corner. What am I?

A stamp

14. What are two things that you will never be able to eat for breakfast?

Lunch and dinner

15. What has hands and a face, but can’t hold anything or smile?

A clock

16. I’m light as a feather, but the strongest person can’t hold me for five minutes. What am I?


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The moment a child figures out a riddle... priceless. Photo by Shalev Cohen, courtesy of Unsplash

17. What five-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?


18. What word begins and ends with an E but only has one letter?


19. I make two people out of one. What am I?

A mirror

20. How do you spell COW in thirteen letters?


21. How can you write down eight eights so that they add up to one thousand?

888 + 88 + 8 + 8 + 8 = 1,000

22. How can you take 2 from 5 and leave 4?

Remove the letters F and E from the word FIVE (You'll be left with IV, which is the Roman numeral for four.)

23. What’s always found on the ground but never gets dirty?

A shadow

24. Emily's father has three daughters. The first two are named April and May. What is the third one's name?


25. What has a head, a tail, is brown, and has no legs?

A penny

Lead photo by Cotton Bro Studio, courtesy of Pexels