Tricky Riddles for Kids

Tricky Riddles for Kids (With Answers)

Even something as simple as a riddle can do wonders for kids in numerous ways. Here are some of the benefits tricky riddles have for kids. Puzzle them with these Tricky Riddles and check if they can answer them correctly. We hope that these riddles will make your day.

Tricky Riddles for Kids

Riddles: What word contains 26 letters, but only has three syllables?

Answer: Alphabet

Riddles: What can you break, even if you never pick it up or touch it?

Answer: A promise

Riddles: What can you hear, but not see or touch, even though you control it?

Answer: Your voice

Riddle: Which is the biggest English alphabet that contains the most water in it?

Answer: The letter ‘C’.

Riddle: Can you guess what is at the end of a rainbow?

Answer: The letter ‘W’.

Riddles: What has hands, but can’t clap?

Answer: A clock

Riddles: I add lots of flavors and have many layers, but if you get too close I’ll make you cry. What am I?

Answer: An onion

Riddles: What has legs, but doesn’t walk?

Answer: A table

Riddles: You see me once in June, twice in November, but not at all in May. What am I?

Answer: The letter “e”

Riddle: What would weigh more, one pound cotton or one pound iron?

Answer: Neither weighs more or less, as they weigh the same, one pound.

Riddle: In a single-story house, there is a red chair, red bed, red computer, red flowers, red table, red carpet- everything around is red color. What is the color of the staircase?

Answer: It is a single-story house, and hence, there is no staircase.

Riddle: I have a face and two hands, but no arms or legs. What am I?

Answer: A clock.

Riddle: What starts and ends with the letter ‘E’, but has only one letter?

Answer: An envelope.

Riddles: I run along with your property and all around the backyard, yet I never move. What am I?

Answer: A fence

Riddles: Which is heavier: a ton of bricks or a ton of feathers?

Answer: Neither, they both weigh the same.

Riddles: Tom’s father has three sons: Jim, John, and what’s the third one’s name?

Answer: Tom

Riddles: What can you catch, but not throw?

Answer: A cold

Riddles: What kind of cup doesn’t hold water?

Answer: Cupcake or hiccup

Riddles: What kind of band never plays music?

Answer: A rubber band

Riddle: Why can’t a man living in New York be buried in Chicago?

Answer: Because he is alive.

Riddle: What needs to be broken before you use it?

Answer: An egg.

Riddle: Which month of the year has 28 days?

Answer: All months have 28 days.

Riddles: What has lots of eyes, but can’t see?

Answer: A potato

Riddles: A girl fell off a 20-foot ladder. She wasn’t hurt. Why?

Answer: She fell off the bottom step.

 Riddle: Where will you find Friday before Thursday?

Answer: In a dictionary.

Riddle: Tommy throws the ball as hard as he could, and it comes back to him, without anything or anybody touching it. How?

Answer: He threw the ball upwards.

Riddle: What has a neck but no head?

Answer: A bottle.

Riddle: What did one ocean say to the other ocean?

Answer: It did not say anything. It just waved.

Riddle: What has holes all over, but still holds water?

Answer: A sponge.

Riddle: A girl fell off a 40 feet ladder, but still did not get hurt. Why?

Answer: She fell off the bottom step.

Riddle: What is used by others frequently, but belongs to you?

Answer: Your name.

Riddle: What goes up, but never comes down?

Answer: Age.

Riddle: What is always answered without being asked any questions?

Answer: A doorbell.

Riddle: Imagine you are in the middle of the sea. Your boat has a hole, and you are surrounded by sharks. What will you do?

Answer: Stop imagining.

Riddle: What would you call a man who does not have all fingers in one hand?

Answer: A normal man, because you have fingers on both hands.

Riddle: Why did a little girl bury her torch?

Answer: Because its batteries died.

Riddle: It starts with ‘P’, ends with ‘E’, and has thousands of letters in it. What is it?

Answer: A Post Office.

Riddle: Three men jump into the water, but only two come out with wet hair. Why?

Answer: The third man was bald.

Riddle: Sherry’s father has five daughters- Sasa, Sese, Sisi, Soso. Guess the name of the fifth daughter.

Answer: If you think it is Susu then you are wrong. It is Sherry.

Riddle: What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in a thousand years?

Answer: It is the letter ‘M’.

Riddle: If you are traveling south on an electric train, which way is the smoke from the train going?

Answer: Nowhere. An electric train does not produce smoke.

Riddle: They come at night without being called and disappear during the day without being stolen. Can you guess what they are?

Answers: Stars.

Riddles: I’m always at the dinner table, but you don’t get to eat me. What am I?

Answer: Plates and silverware

Riddles: What’s bright orange with green on top and sounds like a parrot?

Answer: A carrot

Riddles: There’s a one-story house where everything is yellow. The walls are yellow. The doors are yellow. Even all the furniture is yellow. The house has yellow beds and yellow couches. What color are the stairs?

Answer: There aren’t any stairs—it’s a one-story house.

Riddles: What’s really easy to get into, and hard to get out of?

Answer: Trouble

Riddles: I am often following you and copying your every move. Yet you can never touch me or catch me. What am I?

Answer: A shadow

Riddles: I am often following you and copying your every move. Yet you can never touch me or catch me. What am I?

Answer: A shadow


Keeping your brain fit and active is as important as your body. Puzzles and riddles are the best things for your brain’s health. There are many types of puzzles to test your problem-solving and critical thinking ability.

The most important thing you’ve to keep in mind is that a puzzle could have more than one correct answer. If you think our answer is incorrect or needs any modification, please feel free to inform us in the comment section below. We are eagerly waiting for your kind feedback, comments, and suggestions.


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Qasim Kazmi is an author and content manager at Puzzleness.

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