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80 Entertaining Brain Teasers for Kids

A great way for kids to unwind, is to present them with some cool brain teasers. Riddles for kids, apart from being hugely entertaining, go a long way in sharpening young minds. While some are easy, some might even require them to be a Math whiz!

Here’s a comprehensive list of riddles we have especially curated for your children. As you read through it, try them out and see how many you can answer, yourself!

80 Entertaining Riddles for Kids

Are you excited to start perusing the list of the best riddles for kids?

Easy Riddles for kids

Let’s start them off easy. Here’s a look at the coolest Easy Riddles for kids.

#1. What has to be broken before you can use it?
An egg.

#2. What day of the month has 28 days?
All of them.

#3. What has holes but still holds water?
A sponge.

#4. What is always in front of you but can’t be seen?
The future.

#5. What can you never break, even if you pick it up?
A promise.

#6. What goes up but never comes down?
Your age.

#7. What gets wet while drying?
A towel.

#8. What can you keep after giving to someone?
Your word.

#9. I have branches, but no fruit or leaves. What am I?
A bank.

#10. What can’t talk but will reply when spoken to?
An echo.

#11. The more of this there is, the less you see. What is it?

#12. Kids love to make it but no one can see it. What is it?

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

#14. What has a head and tail but no body?
A coin.

#15. I am made of water but I’m not wet. What am I?
A cloud.

#16. I use my ear to speak and mouth to hear. What am I?
A phone.

Hard Riddles for Kids

Had enough playing it easy? Let’s move on to some Hard Riddles for kids.

#17. It’s been around for a million years, but is never more than a month old. What is it?
The moon.

#18. What travels the world while stuck in one spot?
A stamp.

#19. What moves Faster: Heat or Cold?
Heat, because you can always catch a cold.

#20. What’s as big as an elephant but weighs nothing?
An elephant’s shadow.

#21. What tree can you carry in your hand?
A palm tree.

#22. What jumps when it walks and sits when it stands?
A kangaroo.

#23. What son does no parent want?
An arson.

#24. If you were running a race and passed the person in second place, which position would you be in?
Second place.

#25. How can you drop a raw egg on a concrete floor and not crack it?
Concrete floors are hard to crack.

#26. How can you lift an elephant with one hand?
You cannot because an elephant does not have hands.

#27. What has a bed but never sleeps, can run but never walks, and has a bank but no money?
A river.

#28. Where can you find cities and streets but no people?
A map.

#29. What has 13 hearts, but no other organs?
A deck of cards.

#30. What is light as a feather, but cannot be held long by even the strongest man?

#31. I fly all day, but stay in the same spot. What am I?
A flag.

#32. Why is the Math Book sad?
Because it has problems.

Funny Riddles for Kids (H2)

Kids love laughing. Why not help them exercise their grey matter while they do, with these Funny Riddles for kids?

#33. What 2 things can you never eat for breakfast?
Lunch and Dinner.

#34. When things go wrong, what can you always count on?
Your fingers.

#35. What has many keys but can’t open any doors?
A piano.

#36. What do you call a chihuahua in the summer?
A hot dog!

#37. What is orange in color, green on top and sounds like a parrot?
A carrot.

#38. What do you get when you cross a Snowman and a Vampire?

#39. Why are teddy bears never hungry?
Because they are always stuffed.

#40. Why did the tortilla chip start dancing?
Because they put on the salsa!

#41. Which fish costs the most?
A goldfish

#42. What fruit can you never cheer up?
A blueberry.

#43. What word is spelled wrong in the dictionary?

#44. How do you catch a school of fish?
With a bookworm.

#45. What did the triangle say to the circle?
You are pointless.

#46. What did the mom tomato say to the dawdling baby tomato?

#47. What has a bottom at the top?

#48. Sam’s parents have three kids. Their names are Bill, David and _______?

Math Riddles for Kids

Math Riddles for kids, for all those junior math buffs!

#49. There are 4 oranges, and you take 3. How many do you have?
3 oranges.

#50. This number can be positive or negative, and starts with I and ends with R. What is it?
An Integer.

#51. What should you place between 3 and 4 to make it bigger than 3 but lesser than 4?
A decimal point (3.4).

#52. 6 + 7 = 1. How is that possible?
We’re talking about time (6 AM + 7 Hours is 1 PM)

#53. If you multiply this number by any other number, the answer is the same. What is it?

#54. I put three matches on a table, and ask you to put two matches to make an eight. What is it?
You make the Roman ‘eight’ (VIII).

#55. I’m an odd number. If you take away a letter from my name, I will become even. What number am I?

#56. A sphere has 3, a circle has 2, and a point has 0 of what?

#57. Lorenzo was born in 1988. In 1968 he was 20 years old. How?
Lorenzo was born in 1988 B.C. (we count time backwards here).

#58. A 96-year-old woman died on her 24th birthday. How?
She was born on February 29th, in a leap year that occurs once every 4 years. Thus, 24 x 4 = 96.

#59. What should you do to make 81 x 9 = 801 correct?
Turn the numbers upside down (18 x 6 = 108).

#60. What is half of 2+2?
3 (Half of 2 is 1. 1 + 2 = 3.)

#61. Figures with sides have it, but a circle doesn’t. What is it?
An angle.

#62. It’s neither a circle nor an oval, but round. What is it?
A sphere.

#63. It’s the longest side of a triangle, and starts with H and ends with E. What is it?
A hypotenuse.

#64. What does a plant grow in a math class?
Square Roots.

Tricky Riddles for Kids (H2)

It’s time to up the quotient, with some insanely Tricky Riddles for kids.

#65. Two brothers on opposite sides of the road never see each other. Who are they?

#66. You draw a line. Without touching it, how do you make the line longer?
You draw a shorter line next to it and it thus becomes a longer line.

#67. How can a pocket have something if there is nothing in it?
It can have a hole.

#68. I am a fruit, a bird and also a person. What am I?
A kiwi.

#69. Feed me but don’t give me a drink or I will die. What am I?

#70. What needs an answer but doesn’t ask a question?
A telephone.

#71. It loses its head in the morning but gets it back at night. What is it?
A pillow.

#72. A cowboy rides into town on Friday, stays for 3 days and then leaves on Friday. How did he do it?
His horse’s name was Friday.

#73. There are 2 fathers and 2 sons in a car, yet there are only 3 people in the car. How is this possible?
They are grandfather, father and son.

#74. A farmer has 17 sheep and all but 9 escape. How many are left?

#75. What weights more? A ton of concrete or a ton of feathers?
They weigh exactly the same – a ton!

#76. What has 4 legs but only 1 foot?
A bed.

#77. Which part of the day do you break each day?

#78. You can serve me, but never eat me. What am I?
A tennis ball.

#79. What is always late and never present now?

#80. A girl fell off a 20-foot ladder. She wasn’t hurt. Why is that?
She fell off the bottom step.

At EuroKids we believe it is absolutely imperative that young minds get constantly stimulated, by providing them with opportunities to think. Riddles are on the top of our list of things to help your child’s creative and critical abilities improve as they mature.

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