# 50 Top Riddles for All Children (With Answers)!

Are you looking for riddles that will have your children stumped? Keep reading.

Top 50 kid-friendly riddles with answers

Question: It belongs to you, but your friends use it more. What is it?

Question: I start with a P, end with an E, and have thousands of letters? What am I?

Response: The post office

Question: There are three apples in a basket, and you take away two. How many apples do you have now?

Response: You have two apples. You took away two apples and left 1 in the basket.

Question: If two’s a company, and three’s a crowd, what are four and five?

Response: Nine!

Question: You can catch me, but I can’t throw.? What am I

Response: A cold

Question: What begins with T, ends with T, and has T in it?

Response: A teapot

Question: There is one word spelled wrong in every English dictionary. What is it?

Response: Wrong

Question: What type of tree can you carry in your hand?

Response: A palm

Question: I am so simple that I can only point, yet I guide people worldwide.

Response: Compass

Question: 81 x 9 = 801. What must you do to make this equation true?

Response: Turn it upside down: 108 = 6 x 18

Question: How do you make number one disappear?

Response: Add the letter G, and it’s “gone.”

Question: What gets wetter and wetter as it dries?

Response: A towel.

Question: You see it once in June, three times in September, and never in May. What is it?

Response: The letter E

Question: What has thirteen hearts but no other organs?

Response: A deck of cards

Question: I make a big sound when I’m changing. When I do change, I get bigger but weigh less. What am I?

Response: Popcorn

Question: What runs but cannot walk, has a mouth but no teeth, and has a bed but cannot sleep?

Response: A river

Question: I’m taller when I’m young and shorter when I’m old. What am I?

Response: A candle

Question: Where would you take a sick boat?

Response: To the dock

Question: What Question: can you never answer yes to?

Response: Are you asleep yet?

Question: What kinds of stones are never found in the ocean?

Response: Dry Stones

Question: What is easier to get into than out of?

Response: Trouble

Question: Remove my skin, and I won’t cry, but you might!

Response: An onion

Question: What can fill a room but doesn’t take up space?

Response: Light

Question: Where does Thursday come after Friday?

Response: The dictionary

Question: The more you take, the more you leave behind. What are they?

Response: Footsteps

Question: Where are the lakes always empty, the mountains always flat, and the rivers always still?

Response: A map

Question: A man looks at a painting and says, “Brothers and sisters, I have none, but that man’s father is my father’s son.” Who is in the painting?

Response: His son

Question: What has many keys but can’t open a single lock?

Response: A piano

Question: I am an odd number. Take away a letter, and I become even. What number am I?

Response: Seven

Question: During which month do people sleep the least?

Response: February (as February has fewer nights, of course!)

Question: What three numbers give the same result when multiplied and added together?

Response: 1, 2, and 3 (1 + 2 + 3 = 6 and 1 x 2 x 3 = 6).

Question: What goes up and does not comes down?

Response: Age

Question: What is in seasons, seconds, centuries, and minutes but not in decades, years, or days?

Response: The letter N

Question: What loses its head early in the morning and gets it back at night?

Response: A pillow

Question:  If you drop me, I’m sure to crack but smile at me, and I’ll always smile back. What am I?

Response: A mirror

Question: I can shave 25 times daily and still have a beard. What am I?

Response: A barber

Question: What kind of band never plays music?

Response: A rubber band

Question: If a rooster sits on a roof facing north, which way will the egg roll?

Response: Roosters don’t lay eggs.

Question: What building has the most stories in the world?

Response: The library

Question: Bob’s mother has three children. Their names are Huey, Dewey, and … ?

Response: Bob

Question: What two things can you never eat for breakfast?

Response: Lunch and dinner.

Question: What is so delicate that it breaks when you say its name?

Response: Silence

Question: If you feed me, I grow, but if you give me water, I die. What am I?

Response: Fire

Question: What’s full of holes but still holds water?

Response: A sponge

Question: What has legs but cannot walk?

Response: A chair/table

Question: Mary has four daughters, and each of her daughters has a brother—how many children does Mary have?

Response: Five; each daughter has the same brother.

Question: Light as a feather, there’s nothing in it, but the strongest man can’t hold it for much more than a minute.

Response: Breath

Question: I can be cracked. And I can be made. I can be told. And I can be played. What am I?

Response: A joke

Question: What is made of water, but if you put it into the water, it dies?

Response: An ice cube.

Question: What is always in front of you but can’t be seen?

Response: The future