57 Clever Riddles About Time to Get You Thinking PRINTABLE

When is the best time to tell riddles about time? Right now! The list is right here and there is even a printable about the end of this post.

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Riddles about Time the Whole Family Will Love

Next time you’re gathered around the dinner table, bring out some riddles about time to get everyone connecting.

  • Round and round I go, never stopping in a continuous flow. I hang out with numbers each and every day. Nothing ever gets in my way. What am I? – The hands of a clock.
  • What is the beginning of eternity, the end of time and space, the beginning of every end, and the end of every race? – The letter E.
  • What is the significance of the following: The year is 1978, thirty-four minutes past noon on May 6th? – The time and month/date/year are 12:34, 5/6/78.
  • I am easy to waste. I am unstoppable. What am I? – Time.
  • Some months have 30 days, and some months have 31 days. How many have 28? – All of them.
  • I have to work every day, every second, every hour, every minute, day in and day out. What am I? – A clock.

Dora died at a very old age on her 24th birthday. How can this be? – She was born on February 29th of a leap year.

  • If it took eight men ten hours to build a wall, how long would it take four men to build it? – No time at all; it’s already built.
  • Until I am measured, I am not known. Yet how you miss me when I have flown. What am I? – Time.
  • What time of day, when written in capital letters, is the same forwards, backward, and upside down? – Noon.
  • August was the name of a puppy who was always picking on larger animals. One day, he got into an argument with a lion. The next day was the first day of September. Why? – Because that was the last of August.
  • My age no longer sits on a calendar. I function when needed. That’s if my hands have not given up. A landmark and even a part of history. What am I? – Time.
  • What is extremely old and has been around for billions of years, yet it returns every month new? – The Moon
  • Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Wednesday, Friday, or Sunday? – Yesterday, today, and tomorrow!
  • What gets bigger and goes up but doesn’t come down or get smaller? – Your age.
  • When can you add two to eleven and get one as the correct answer? – When you add two hours to eleven o’clock, you get one o’clock.
  • Never ahead, ever behind, yet flying swiftly past. For a child, I last forever; for an adult, I’m gone too fast. What am I? – Time.
  • What has hands but cannot stroke, pat, clap, or sign? – A Clock.
  • Hard at work day and night, it counts the numbers over and over. Although it counts all its life, it never gets past twelve. What is it? – A Clock.
  • I never was, but I always will be. No one ever saw me, but everyone knows I exist. I give people the motivation to better themselves every day. What am I? – Tomorrow.
  • What four days of the week start with the letter ‘t’? – Tuesday, Thursday, today, and tomorrow.
  • You can ask this question all over the world in different languages, and you will get different answers. However, the answer will always be correct. What question would that be? – What time is it?

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  • What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in a thousand years? – The letter “m”.
  • I am tall when I’m young but get shorter when I get older. What am I? – A pencil.
  • What starts from the same point, but one goes faster, while the other stays behind? – A race between two runners.
  • During what month do people sleep the least? – February, it’s the shortest month, after all.
  • Would you have more money with a million dollars today or a penny today and double your money every day for 31 days? – Double your money every day for 31 days.
  • Yesterday is always before today. But there is a place where yesterday always follows today. Where? – Dictionary.

What day of the year has 25 hours in it? – Daylight savings time when the clocks are turned backward one hour.

  • Yesterday, I noticed that in my clock, there is a time when the hour hand and the minute hand are exactly between 1 and 2. Also, both hands lie on top of each other. What time am I talking about? – 12:00. Both minute and hour clocks lie exactly between the number one and two in the number.
  • If eleven plus two equals one, what does nine plus five equal? – 11 o’clock plus 2 hours = 1 o’clock, 9 o’clock plus 5 hours = 2 o’clock.
  • I run, it runs, I stop, it runs. What is it? – My watch.
  • Sarah was born in 1952 and died in 1970 at the age of 22. How can this be? – Sarah was born in Room 1952, and died in Room 1970, of the same hospital.
  • I am related to a rooster and when you set me up, every morning I can give you a little booster. What am I? – An alarm clock.
  • You have one in the spring, summer, and winter, but you don’t get it in the fall. What is it? – The letter R.
  • I have two hands I have 12 numbers. I say tick-tock, I help you tell the time. What am I? – A clock!
  • I can be long, or I can be short. I can be grown, and I can be bought. I can be painted or left bare. I can be round or square. What am I? – Sands in an hourglass.
  • I follow you all the time and copy your every move, but you can’t touch me or catch me. What am I? – Your shadow.
  • I come once in a second, twice in the afternoon, but not in a day. What am I? – The letter O.
  • I can bring tears to your eyes, resurrect the dead, make you smile, and reverse time. I form in an instant, but I last a lifetime. What am I? – A memory.

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  • Every time you lose something, you always find it in the very last place you would look. Why is this? – It is the last place you would look because once you find it, there is no need to keep looking.
  • Round like a biscuit, busy like a bee. What is it? – A clock or watch.
  • I have two bodies joined together as one. When standing still, I run and run. What am I? – Hourglass.
  • If you look at the numbers on my face, you won’t find thirteen anywhere. What am I? – A clock.
  • My hands move, yet I’m grounded; I can sing but cannot talk. What am I? – Clock tower.
  • Swinging back and forth, this object goes. It travels nowhere, but it controls the clock. What is it? – Pendulum.
  • I am the last thing you take off before bed. – Your feet off the floor.

  • In games, it is a chance for the losing team to win. At work, it is a chance to make more money. To get the answer, just look above the clock. – Overtime.
  • What will my 24-hour clock read 80 hours from now if it currently reads 11:00? – Nineteen hundred hours.
  • How many times do a clock’s hands overlap in a day? – 22 times.
  • There are many instances in a day when the minute needle and hour needle of a clock come in a straight line. How many times? – 44.
  • A minute, a second, an hour, a day; without me, they all fall away. Composed of precision and running on wires and gears, I am the ultimate timepiece, the one even a clock fears. What am I? – Chronometer.
  • Sam was a very busy businessman. Suddenly, he threw his expensive watch out of the window. Why? – Because he wanted to see how time flies.
  • What has a beginning, a middle, and an end but is also infinite? – Infinity.
  • What comes to us all but can never be escaped? – Death.
  • What is wound up once a day but never stops running? – Battery-operated clock.
  • You measure my life in hours, and I serve you by expiring. I’m quick when I’m thin and slow when I’m fat. The wind is my enemy. What am I? – A candle.

Riddles about Time Printable

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