12 easy riddles for kids!
Here are some easy riddles for kids to do for fun or as part of a treasure hunt!
Easy and funny riddles for children
- What's green and doesn't get wet when it goes in the water?
- What is a skeleton in a cupboard?
- What disappears as soon as you mention it?
- This is yours, but your friends use it more. What's this?
- It's the only place in the world where today comes before yesterday. Where is it?
- Mia's mother has three children: Léo, Marie and ... ?
- You're in a truck, behind you there's a horse and in front of you there's a plane, where are you?
- I can't walk, but I have a back and four feet. What am I?
- What question can you never answer yes to?
- What can’t talk but will reply when spoken to?
- What invention lets you look right through a wall?
- What has words, but never speaks?
An easy bonus riddle?
Bonus riddle: An African elephant is called Lila. An Asian elephant is called Lola. What do you call an elephant in Antarctica?
Answers to the riddles
- A pea in a submarine
- The one who won at hide-and-seek
- Your first name
- The dictionary
- Answer: Mia!
- In a merry-go-round
- A chair
- Are you asleep yet?
- An echo
- A window
- A book
Answer to the bonus riddle: Lost!
How do you create a riddle yourself?
Tips for creating the riddle
- Choose a word
- Think of all the meanings of this word or of word games
- Find a question related to one of these meanings
Example of a riddle created
- Catching your feet
- What's the ultimate for a chair? Answer: getting your feet caught
It's not easy at first, but if you keep doing it, you'll get the hang of it.
Do you have any other riddles to share?
For children who love riddles and puzzles
If your children love riddles, they'll certainly love solving them too. Here are a few examples of treasure hunts and detective investigations that have already won over thousands of children: