Funny Riddles With Answers (Easy and Hard Riddles!)
I went on a mission to collect riddles with answers in a mix of difficulty levels. Getting my kids to laugh and making them think are two of my very favorite things.
In this post, you’ll find easy brainteasers for brand-new detectives and tricky riddles for kids who have heard a riddle or two. There are some funny riddles and some logic puzzles as well. There are riddles for both kids and adults.
If you find yourself stumped, take a break and head over to the jokes. We’ve got math jokes for kids, and knock-knock jokes.
Or you might want to explore some different riddle collections: Harry Potter riddles and horse riddles,
Printable Funny Riddles with Answers
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How to Use These Riddles With Answers
Printing out riddles and sharing them immediately is a great way to use them. I’ve listed out a few other ways to incorporate these funny riddles into your everyday life or for your next special occasion.
Some of these ideas have come from readers who have let me know what they planned to do with the printable! Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.
- Use these as clues for a family scavenger hunt.
- Sort the riddles by difficulty level, increasing the difficulty every time your little one gets the right answer.
- Send a riddle in a “just thinking about you” card to your grandkids (or niece and nephews).
- Add riddles to Christmas stockings, Easter eggs, or a birthday goodie bag.
- Hide the riddle in your kid’s lunch box. See if they can solve the riddle before you provide the answer after school.
- Write one on the weekly chore list (you get the answer when the chores are done!)
Funny Riddles With Answers
These riddles might just get you a little giggle.
- Riddle: What tastes better than it smells? – Answer: A tongue.
- Riddle: A man was driving a black truck. His lights were not on. The moon was not out. A lady was crossing the street. How did the man see her? – Answer: It was a bright, sunny day.
- Riddle: What can a child make but no one can see? – Answer: Noise.
- Riddle: What asks no questions but gets lots of answers? – Answer: A phone.
- Riddle: What invention lets you look right through a wall? — Answer: A window.
- Riddle: What gets bigger the more you take away? – Answer: A hole.
- Riddle: I’m tall when I’m young, I’m short when I’m old, and every Halloween I stand up inside Jack O’Lanterns. What am I? — Answer: A candle.
- Riddle: What goes in your pocket and keeps it empty? – Answer: A hole.
- Riddle: What question can you never answer yes to? – Answer: Are you asleep yet?
- Riddle: What has four wheels and flies? – Answer: A garbage truck.
- Riddle: There’s a one-story green house in which everything is green. Green walls, green doors, green furniture. What color are the stairs? – Answer: There aren’t any—it’s a one-story house.
- Riddle: David’s father has three sons. Two of them are named Snap and Crackle. What is the third son’s name? – Answer: David.
Easy Riddles with Answers
These riddles and answers are perfect for younger kids
- Riddle: You walk into a room with a match, a kerosene lamp, and a candle. Which do you light first? – Answer: The match.
- Riddle: What gets wetter as it dries? – Answer: A towel.
- Riddle: What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment, and never in a thousand years? – Answer: The letter M.
- Riddle: What is always coming but never arrives? – Answer: Tomorrow.
- Riddle: Mary’s father has 5 daughters – Nana, Nene, Nini, Nono. What is the fifth daughter’s name? — Answer: Mary.
- Riddle: A red house is made out of red bricks. A blue house is made out of blue bricks. What is a green house made out of? – Answer: Glass.
Tongue Twisters for Kids
These tongue twisters are a great introduction to riddles. They are fun easy and help kids pay attention to specific words.
- She sells seashells by the seashore.
- I wish to wish the wish you wish to wish, but if you wish the wish the witch wishes, I won’t wish the wish you wish to wish.
- A happy hippo hopped and hiccupped.
- Seventy-seven benevolent elephants.
- Lesser leather never weathered wetter weather better.
Hard Riddles with Answers
When you have smart kids the riddles need to be smart too! This section contains especially difficult riddles. There’s even a short hard riddle. Can you figure out which one?
- Riddle: What stays where it is when it goes off? – Answer: An alarm clock.
- Riddle: Everyone has it and no one can lose it, what is it? – Answer: A shadow.
- Riddle: What has to be broken before you can use it? – Answer: An egg.
- Riddle: What goes up and down but does not move? – Answer: Stairs.
- Riddle: What word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it? – Answer: Short.
- Riddle: What has no feather, flesh, or bone but has fingers and thumbs? – Answer: Glove.
Word Play Riddles
These puzzling riddles play on words. Which one has you stumped?
- Riddle: Why can’t a man living in New York be buried in Chicago? – Answer: Because he’s still living.
- Riddle: What has 13 hearts, but no lungs or stomach? – Answer: A deck of cards.
- Riddle: What type of cheese is made backwards? – Answer: Edam.
- Riddle: What has a head and a tail, but no body or legs? – Answer: A coin.
- Riddle: What is special about these words: job, polish, herb? – Answer: They are pronounced differently when the first letter is capitalized.
Riddles for Teens
- Riddle: What goes up and doesn’t come back down? – Answer: Your age.
- Riddle: What is the easiest way to double your money? — Answer: Put it in front of the mirror.
- Riddle: If I have it, I don’t share it. If I share it, I don’t have it. What is it? — Answer: A secret.
- Riddle: Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday? – Answer: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.
- Riddle: What travels around the world but stays in one corner? — Answer: A stamp.
Riddles for Teachers
Along with the ideas of how to use these riddles for kids listed above, I wanted to include a few ideas that would work for using them in the classroom. You can write a new riddle on the board each week, giving hints throughout the week and revealing the answer on Friday. Finding riddles that match the subject you teach or a specific lesson you’re working on is another idea.
- Riddle: Where do you find an ocean with no water? – Answer: On a map.
- Riddle: What is white when dirty and black when clean? — Answer: A chalkboard.
- Riddle: Which word in the dictionary is spelled incorrectly? – Answer: Incorrectly.
- Riddle: What becomes smaller when you turn it upside down? — Answer: The number nine.
- Riddle: What has hands but can not clap? – Answer: A clock.
- Riddle: What do you find at the end of the lunch line? – Answer: The letter E.
- Riddle: Which word that begins with the letter I, and by adding the letter A, becomes another word that is pronounced the same? – Answer: Isle and Aisle.
- Riddle: What teaches without talking? – Answer: A book.
- Riddle: What belongs to you but is used more by others? – Answer: Your name.
- Riddle: What starts with ‘P’ and ends with ‘E’ and has thousands of letters. — Answer: A post office.
- Riddle: Which word contains 26 letters but only three syllables?- Answer: Alphabet.
The math puzzles below are perfect to break up a long lesson or as a fun bonus at the end of a test.
- Riddle: Add me to myself and multiply by 4. Divide me by 8 and you will have me once more. What number am I? – Answer: Any number.
- Riddle: In two years I know, I’ll be twice as old as five years ago, said Tom. How old is Tom? – Answer: 12.
- Riddle: You have 6 eggs. You break 2, cook 2, and eat 2. How many do you have left? – Answer: 4. The 2 you break are the ones you cook, which are the ones you eat.
- Riddle: The head of a whale is six feet long; his tail is as long as his head and half his body, and his body is half of his whole length. How long is the whale? – Answer: 48 feet.
- Riddle: A half is a third of it. What is it? – Answer: 1 1/2.
- Riddle: What is the next number in the series? 7,645 5,764 4,576? – Answer: 6,457. The last digit is moved to the front to make the next number.
- Riddle: I’m full of keys but I can’t open any doors. What am I? – Answer: A piano.
- Riddle: What kind of band doesn’t play music? – Answer: A rubber band.
- Riddle: I have a scroll but without any quill. I have ribs and a neck but no legs. I have a saddle but there’s no horse. I have a bridge but with no sign of water. What am I? – Answer: A violin.
- Riddle: What instrument can you see and hear but never touch? – Answer: Your voice.
- Riddle: What is it that makes songs but you will never hear it sing? – Answer: Notes.
- Riddle: What room can no one enter? — Answer: A mushroom.
- Riddle: It’s been around for millions of years, but it’s no more than a month old. What is it? — Answer: The moon.
- Riddle: What has bank but no money? – Answer: A river bank.
- Riddle: What can run but can’t walk? – Answer: A river.
- Riddle: What has an eye but can’t see? – Answer: A hurricane!
What Am I? Riddles
- Riddle: I have armor but I’m not a knight, I snap but I’m not a twig, and I’m always at home even on the move. What am I? – Answer: Tortoise.
- Riddle: I’m a common household item. I am found in every room. I’m often used at night but I’m not a pillow. I appear above your head when you have a good idea. What am I? – Answer: A light bulb.
- Riddle: I’m an insect that can fly. Many say I’m busy. I work for the Queen. I love my hive. What am I? Answer: Bee.
- Riddle: I live in the jungle. I love bananas. I can swing from the trees and walk on two legs. What am I? Answer: Monkey.
- Riddle: Written forward I’m what you do every day, written backward I’m something you hate. What am I? – Answer: Live.
- Riddle: When closed I’m a square. When open I’m round. When taken apart, I’m a triangle. What am I? – Answer: Pizza.
How many riddles did you get the correct answer to? How many did guess the answer?
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Do your kids have a favorite easy riddle for kids? Please include it in the comments.
Thanks, Jill for the riddles—I’m always on the lookout for some that I don’t know or have forgotten—the granddaughters roll their eyes and groan a little , before they chuckle, with each one, but they always ask when they come over if I have any “new” jokes.
Thank you for sharing these riddles.This would keep kids engaged during their play time!