Fun Riddles for Teens with Answers (includes Printable!)

Connecting with your teen can get a bit tricky sometimes. These fun riddles for teens might be just the thing to get a loving eye roll or even a quick smile. Memorize one or two to share as you meet in the kitchen, or print them out to leave on the bathroom mirror.

While you’re at it, check out these jokes for teens too. We also have collections of riddles: camping riddles, mystery riddles, and music riddles.

Teen Riddles

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Riddles for Teens with Answers

  • You’re in a race and you pass the person in second place. What place are you in now? – Second place.
  • How can you go 10 days without sleep? – You sleep at night.
  • You throw away my outside, eat my inside, then throw away the inside. What am I? – Corn.
  • If you have it, you don’t share it. If you share it, you don’t have it. What is it? – Secret.
  • What happens four times in a teenager’s life, once in adult life and never in childhood? – The letter E.
  • You can drop me from the tallest building, and I’ll be fine. But if you drop me in the water, I die. What am I? – Paper.
  • A man shaves many times during the day, but at the end of the day, he still has a beard. How is this possible? – The man is a barber.
  • Which weighs more, a pound of feathers or a pound of bricks? – Neither, they both weigh one pound!
  • The person who makes it has no need for it, and neither does the person who buys it. But the person who uses it can neither see nor feel it. What is it? – A coffin
  • What has no beginning, end, or middle? – A doughnut.
  • If there are three apples and you take two, how many do you have? – Two.
  • What is so delicate that saying its name breaks it? – Silence.
  • I have keys, but no locks and space, and no rooms. You can enter, but you can’t go outside. What am I? – A keyboard.
  • What goes up and never comes down? – Your age.
  • What question can you never answer yes to? – Are you asleep?
  • What is lighter than a feather but can’t be held for a long time? – Your breath.
  • If an electric train is traveling south, which way is the smoke going? – It’s electric. There is no smoke!
  • I am the sweetest and most romantic fruit. What am I? – Honeydew.
  • What has a thumb but no fingers and isn’t alive? – A mitten.
  • What is full of holes but still holds water? – A sponge.
  • I have hands, yet I cannot shake your hand. I cannot give you a high five, and I have no fingers. What am I? – A clock.
  • I’m tall when I’m young, and I’m short when I’m old. What am I? – A candle.
  • A girl is sitting in a dark house at night. There aren’t any lamps or candles lit. Yet she is reading. How? – The woman is blind, and she is reading braille.
  • Where does Christmas come before Thanksgiving? – The dictionary.
  • I call the trees my home, yet I never go inside. If I ever fall off the tree, I will surely be dead. What am I? – Leaves.
  • What becomes shorter when you add two letters to it? – The word “short”.
  • It leaves its silver behind wherever it goes. What is it? – A snail.
  • What’s something that, the more you take, the more you leave behind? – Footsteps.
  • During which month do people sleep the least? – February.
  • I grow richer with alcohol but die with water. Who am I? – Fire.
  • I jump when I walk and sit when I stand. What am I? – Kangaroo.
  • Nobody empties me, but I never stay full for long. What am I? – The moon.
  • The person who buys me cannot use it, and the person who uses me cannot buy me or see me. What am I? – A coffin.
  • I can be cracked or played; told or made. What am I? – A joke!
  • What has to be broken before you can use it? – An egg.
  • You cut me, slice me, dice me, and all the while, you cry. What am I? – An onion.
  • A word I know, six letters it contains, remove one letter and 12 remains, what is it? – Dozens.
  • If two’s a company, and three’s a crowd, what are four and five? – Nine!
  • What can you find in a minute or an hour but never in a day or a month? – The letter “U”
  • What is the center of gravity? – The letter “V”.
  • Four legs up, four legs down, soft in the middle, hard all around. What am I? – A bed.
  • What word contains 26 letters but only has three syllables? – Alphabet.
  • What kind of room has no doors or windows? – A mushroom.
  • A man crosses a river without using a bridge and without getting wet—how is that possible? – The river was frozen.
  • You place a skirt around my bottom once I’ve been chopped. On the other end, a star or angel is how I get topped. What am I? – A Christmas tree!
  • What has 13 hearts, but no lungs or stomach? – A deck of cards.
  • Born in an instant, I tell all stories. I can be lost, but I never die. What am I? – Memories.
  • When Jack was 8, his brother was half his age; now, Jack is 14; how old is his brother? – His brother is 10.
  • I can be hard or soft. I fall but cannot climb. What am I? – Rain.
Teen Riddles

Hard Riddles for Teens

  • Tuesday, Sam and Peter went to a restaurant to eat lunch. After eating lunch, they paid the bill. But Sam and Peter did not pay the bill, so who did? – Tuesday.
  • You see a boat filled with people. It has not sunk, but when you look again you don’t see a single person on the boat. Why? – All the people are married.
  • If a blue house is made out of blue bricks, a yellow house is made out of yellow bricks and a pink house is made out of pink bricks, what is a green house made of? – Glass.
  • Tom is younger than Dave but older than Jill. Lou is older than Sally who is older than Tom. Dave is older than Lou. Who is the middle child? – Sally
  • A is the brother of B. B is the brother of C. C is the father of D. So how is D related to A? – A is D’s uncle.
  • Name three consecutive days that aren’t the names of the days of the week. – Yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
  • What can go up a chimney down but cannot go down a chimney up? – An umbrella.
  • There are two fathers and two sons in a car. How many people are in the car? Three people — a grandfather, a father, and a son
  • What can’t be kept until it is given? – A promise.
  • What starts with a P and ends with an X and has hundreds of letters in between? – A postbox.
  • What has a head and a tail but no body? – A coin.
  • What has a mouth but cannot eat and runs but has no legs? – A river.
  • What has 13 hearts but no brains? – A pack of playing cards.
  • While a cat was outside, it began to rain. It got completely soaked. However, not a single hair was wet. How could this be? – It was a hairless cat.
  • Tuesday. All five sisters are busy. Ann is reading a book, Rose is cooking, Katy is playing chess, and Mary is doing the laundry. What is the fifth sister doing? – She’s playing chess, of course!
  • A boy and an engineer were fishing. The boy is the son of the engineer, but the engineer is not the father of the boy. Then who is the engineer? – The engineer is the boy’s mother.
  • An Uber driver is going the opposite way down a one-way street. He passes five policemen along the way, none of which stops him. Why not? – Because the Uber driver was walking.
  • A farmer is walking towards his field. On the way, he sees three frogs sitting on the shoulders of two rabbits. Three parrots and four mice run towards him. How many pairs of legs are going towards the field? – One pair — the farmer’s.
  • There was a greenhouse and inside the greenhouse, there was a white house. Inside the white house, there was a red house. Inside the red house, there were lots of babies. What is it? – A watermelon.
  • A rooster is sitting on the roof of a barn facing west. If it laid an egg, would the egg roll to the north or to the south? – It’s impossible — roosters don’t lay eggs.

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