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Riddles for Kids

Riddles for kids usually involve subjects they know. Examples of topics might be school, cartoons, children’s books, video games, parents, food, and animals. Those are not the only topics that riddles for kids covers, but they do give good examples of what kids might know. If you want to challenge your kid or want to introduce him or her to some riddle fun, then some of the following sites below are great places to start.

Riddles for Kids

  • AZ Kids is a good site to visit first to read some basic and easy riddles. Most of the riddles involve food or people, so your child should get most of them. Remember for the answer, all you need to do is bring your mouse cursor to hover over the question. The answer will reveal itself in a pop-up block. Besides riddles, you can also find knock knock jokes, elephant jokes, brain teasers, silly questions, and silly rhymes to entertain your kid.
  • At Squiggly’s Playhouse you can read riddles submitted by young children. New riddles are added each month, so visit the site often so you won’t miss the new ones. This website also has pages and pages of jokes based on animals and holidays. You can even join Squiggly’s Facebook Page.
  • Go to Best Family Advice for a page written and run by a family. The riddle page has some good old fashioned riddles you may have heard before, but there are probably a few you haven’t heard. They are separated by topic, like animals or silly. Below the riddles for kids are reader-submitted riddles, making the page a nice collection of brain teasers. You can even submit your own or comment on other riddles.
  • Just Riddles and More has a few riddles for children. They are basic and might even be some new ones on there, but most are pretty common. On the left side of the screen is a listing of categories you can pull up to really challenge your kid. With topics such as animals, math, letter, number and more, you can have your kid read a mix of easy and hard riddles to solve. There are hundreds of riddles on this site and, to keep it free, ads will randomly appear in pop-ups unless you have a powerful block installed on your computer.
  • For older kids, try some of the riddles at Black Dog 4 Kids. The riddles on this page are a little tougher than most, probably even stumping adults. However, the challenge is fun and some of the answers will make you slap yourself for trying to think too deeply into the riddle.
  • Classic riddles exist at Brownie Locks. More than 100 riddles are listed on the page that span decades of riddle writing. Some of the jokes like “What is green and has a trunk? A seasick tourist” may not be understood right away because kids may not realize someone who is turning “green” is considered ill. Those riddles are few and far between. Most of the riddles are fun and, as the site promises, all of the riddles are clean.

Make Your Own Riddle

Riddles come from somewhere, right? Is it easy to come up with a new riddle or at least a riddle someone you know hasn’t heard? Sure it is. Basic riddles use fancy wordplay and misdirection and puns to trick the listener. The best way to create a riddle is to start with the answer or what you want the answer to be. Working backwards, try to figure out what other words could mean the same thing as the answer or what other definitions the answer could have. For example, let’s say you want to write a riddle about a chair. Obviously, you’ll want some of the question to contain information about legs, but you can’t leave it at that. The word itself has ‘hair’ in it. So the question becomes, “What has four legs and hair?” The answer could be almost anything, but you’re looking for something so obvious and playing on the words in the question that it slips everyone’s mind. When you say “chair,” you’ll probably have people groan or shake their head, but laugh at a clever riddle.