Brain Teasers and Riddles for Kids (with answers)

Get kids thinking with these visual riddles!

Riddles are not just fun, they’re also beneficial for children, helping to foster learning with bonding time. Riddles have been shown to improve children’s comprehension and creativity. They help kids learn new words and new ways to use them.  Try a few riddles and watch your kids as they problem solve the answers! 

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piggy bank, coins in pile and candy stacked

Question: What is the fastest way to double what you have?

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Put the items in front of the mirror and it will double.


Question: Your teddy bear is never hungry. Why?

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That’s because Teddy is stuffed.

Miniature landmarks around the world on a corner green background.

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

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A stamp.

Elephant in jungle themed kids room

Question: What is as big as an elephant, but weighs nothing at all?

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The shadow of an elephant.

Rooster on fence in farm setting

Question: A rooster is sitting on the fence near a barn facing west. If it laid an egg, would the egg roll to the north or to the south?

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It’s impossible —roosters don’t lay eggs.


Question: Which fish costs the most?

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A goldfish.

White teddy bear in party hat with candles on birthday cake

Question: I’m tall when I’m young, and I’m short when I’m old. What am I?

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A candle.

yellow house with yellow door and yellow furniture

Question: Imagine a 1-story house in which everything is yellow. Yellow walls and doors, yellow furniture and even yellow toys. What color are the stairs?

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There aren’t any —it’s a 1-story house.


Question: Which is heavier: a ton of toy bricks or a ton of marshmallows? 

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Neither —they both weigh a ton.


Question: I never leave water, but I breathe air. I live in a school all my life. What am I?

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A dolphin.

Toy sofa and floor lamp with old fashion fireplace, match and candle

Question: You walk into a room that has a match, a candle and a fireplace. Which should you light first? 

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The match of course.


Question: What has a thousand needles but cannot sew and smells like stinky cheese?

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A porcupine.

Fun fact: Porcupines are covered in thousands of needle-like quills. They give off a stinky cheese like smell to let predators know they’re ready to defend themselves.

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