My children LOVE riddles, so I’ve curated this list of the BEST funny riddles for kids with answers! These riddles, brain teasers and jokes for kids will have your kids belly-laughing in no time!
Riddles for Kids
Jokes, brain teasers, and riddles for kids are good for more than just making your little ones giggle.
Riddles can help children look at the world in a different way. These riddles are a great exercise for little brains, especially in this age of digital atrophy. Plus it’s a whole lot of fun and all that giggling is a great exercise for stomach muscles, too!
After all, what gets sharper the more you use it? Your brain!
Get your child’s mind turning and twisting with these funny riddles for kids. You’re going to have a blast! Be sure to let me know in the comments which riddle your child enjoyed the most
Funny Riddles for Kids with Answers
Q: They come out at night without being called, and are lost in the day without being stolen. What are they?
Q: What two keys can’t open any door?
A: A donkey and a monkey.
Q: A girl is sitting in a house at night that has no lights on at all. There is no lamp, no candle, nothing. Yet she is reading. How?
A: The woman is blind and is reading braille.
Q: What is so delicate that saying its name breaks it?
Q: Where does Friday come before Thursday?
A: In the dictionary.
Q: What word begins and ends with an E but has only one letter?
A: An envelope.
Q: What gets wetter as it dries?
A: A towel.
Q: Why did the girl bury her flashlight?
A: Because the batteries died.
Q: What has to be broken before you can use it?
A: An egg.
Q: You walk into a room with a match, a kerosene lamp, a candle, and a fireplace. Which do you light first?
A: The match.
Q: What did one wall say to the other wall?
A: I’ll meet you at the corner.
Q: What 5-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?
Q: What do you call an alligator in a vest?
A: An investigator.
Q: Where do cows go for a bit of entertainment?
A: They go to the moo-vies.
Q: How do you keep an elephant from charging?
A: Take away their credit card!
Q: Why are ghosts bad liars?
A: Because you can see right through them.
Q: Why do bees have sticky hair?
A: Because they use honeycombs.
Q: What can run but can’t walk?
A: A drop of water.
Q: What belongs to you but other people use it more than you do?
A: Your name.
Q: What ship has two mates but no captain?
A: A relationship.
Q: What occurs once in a minute, twice in a moment, and never in one thousand years?
A: The letter M.
Q: What kind of tree can you carry in your hand?
A: A palm.
Q: What can you catch but not throw?
A: A cold.
Q: How do oceans say hello to each other?
A: They wave!
Q: What do you call a bear with no teeth?
A: A gummy bear!
Q: A cowboy rides into town on Monday, stays for three days, then leaves on Monday. How did he do it?
A: His horse’s name was Monday.
Q: Why can’t you give Elsa a balloon?
A: Because she will let it go!
Q: Why do birds fly south for the winter?
A: It’s too far to walk.
Q: Why did the belt go to jail?
A: Because it held up a pair of pants.
Q: What do you get when you cross a snowman and a vampire?
Q: Why did the math book look so sad?
A: Because it was full of problems.
Q: What did the king say when he went to the dentist?
A: I came to get my crown!
Q: Where do monkeys get their exercise?
A: At the jungle gym.
Q: Why can’t your nose be 12 inches long?
A: Because then it would be a foot!
Q: What did one eye say to the other eye?
A: Don’t look now but something between us smells!
Q: What kind of food does a racehorse eat?
A: Fast food.
Q: What do fish play on the piano?
Q: Which tire doesn’t move when a car turns right?
A: The spare tire.
Q: Which word is always written incorrectly in the dictionary?
Q: You will buy me to eat but never eat me. What am I?
A: A plate.
Q: Which hand is better for stirring sugar into a cup of coffee?
A: Neither. It’s better to use a spoon!
Q: Why are teddy bears never hungry?
A: Because they are always stuffed.
Q: Why is it dangerous to play cards in the jungle?
A: Because the jungle is full of CHEETAHS.
Q: A boy was rushed to the hospital emergency room. The ER doctor saw the boy and said, “I cannot operate on this boy. He is my son.” But the doctor was not the boy’s father. How could that be?
A: The doctor was his mom.
Q: What can you feed to give it life but give it a drink and it will die?
A: A fire.
Q: Who makes moves while remaining seated?
A: A chess player.
Q: What flies when it is born, lies when it lives and runs when it dies?
A: A snowflake.
Q: I exist when there is light, but direct light kills me. What am I?
A: A shadow.
Q: What’s full of holes but still holds water?
A: A sponge.
Q: What never asks questions but is often answered?
A: A doorbell.
Q: Which weighs more, a pound of feathers or a pound of bricks?
A: Neither, they both weigh one pound.
Q: What has a face and two hands but no arms or legs?
A: A clock.
Q: Why did the cookie go to the emergency room?
A: Because he felt crummy.
Q: What has a thumb and four fingers but is not alive?
A: A glove.
Q: What is light as a feather but even the strongest person in the world can’t hold it for more than 5 minutes?
Q: Why was the baby strawberry crying?
A: Because his mom and dad were in a jam.
Q: What animal can you always find at a baseball game?
A: A bat.
Q: What do you call a ghost’s one true love?
A: His ghoul-friend.
Q: What building in any city has the most stories?
A: The public library.
Q: What falls in winter but never gets hurt?
Q: What’s a tornado’s favorite game to play?
Q: What travels around the world, all the while staying in the same corner?
A: A stamp.
Q: How does a scientist freshen her breath?
A: With experi-mints.
Q: How can you tell if a vampire has a cold?
A: He starts ‘coffin’.
Q: How does a cucumber become a pickle?
A: It goes through a ‘jarring’ experience!
Q: What did the nose say to the finger?
A: Quit picking on me!
Q: What do you call a dog that is also a magician?
A: A labracadabrador.
Q: Why couldn’t the pony single a lullaby?
A: She was a little ‘hoarse’.
Q: How do you fix a cracked pumpkin?
A: With a pumpkin patch.
Q: Why was the picture sent to jail?
A: It was framed.
Q: Why do ducks make great detectives?
A: They always ‘quack’ the case!
Q: What do lawyers wear to go to court?
Q: Why didn’t the orange win the race?
A: It ran out of juice.
Q: What dinosaur had the best vocabulary?
A: The thesaurus.
Q: Why did Mary throw the clock out of her window?
A: Because she wanted to see time fly!
Q: What is hard as a rock but melts in hot water?
A: An ice cube.
Q: What kind of shower doesn’t need water?
A: A baby shower.
Q: What has teeth but cannot chew?
A: A comb.
Q: I have keys but no doors, I have space but no rooms, I allow you to enter but you are never able to leave. What am I?
A: A keyboard
Q: I have wings, I am able to fly, I‘m not a bird yet I soar high in the sky. What am I?
A: An airplane.
Q: I am a fruit, I am a bird and I am also a person. What am I?
A: A kiwi.
Q: What is always late and never present now?
Q: What do you call a dinosaur that is sleeping?
A: A dino-snore.
Q: What has ears but cannot hear?
A: A field of corn.
Q: Why did the student eat his homework?
A: Because the teacher said it was a piece of cake!
Q: What did the Dalmatian say after finishing lunch?
A: That hit the spot!
Q: Why did the kid cross the playground?
A: To get to the other slide.
Q: You cannot come in or go out without me. What am I?
A: A door.
Q: I am a number. When you add the letter G to me, I go away. What number am I?
A: One (add a G to make GONE).
Q: What kind of coat can you only put on when it is wet?
A: A coat of paint.
Q: What goes up and never comes down?
A: Your age.
Q: What has a neck but no head?
A: A bottle.
Q: What do you call a droid that takes the long way around?
A: R2 Detour.
Q: What kind of water cannot freeze?
A: Hot water.
Q: How can a man go 8 days without sleep?
A: He only sleeps at night!
Q: What is full of keys but can’t open any doors?
A: A piano.
Q: In a one-story red house, there was a red person, a red cat, a red dog, a red table, a red chair, a red telephone, a red shower– everything was red!What color were the stairs?
A: There weren’t any stairs, it was a one-story house.
Q: A boy fell off a 25-meter ladder but did not get hurt. Why not?
A: He fell off the bottom step.
Q: What goes around and around the wood but never goes into the wood?
A: The bark on a tree.
Q: Two mothers and two daughters went out to eat, everyone ate one burger, yet only three burgers were eaten in all. How is this possible?
A: They were a grandmother, mother, and daughter.
Q: A man was outside taking a walk when it started to rain. The man didn’t have an umbrella and he wasn’t wearing a hat. His clothes got soaked, yet not a single hair on his head got wet. How could this happen?
A: The man was bald.
Q: How many months have 28 days?
A: All 12 months.
Q: I am an odd number. Take away one letter and I become even. What number am I?
A: Seven (take away the ‘s’ and it becomes ‘even’).
Q: My name is Tom, I live on a farm. There are four other dogs on the farm with me. Their names are Dash, Flash, Speedy and Storm. What do you think the fifth dog’s name is?
Q: What do the numbers 11, 69, and 88 all have in common?
A: The read the same right side up and upside down.
Q: Say Racecar backward.
A: ‘Racecar backward’.
Q: What word looks the same backward and upside down?
Q: How do dog catchers get paid?
A: By the pound.
Best Riddles for Kids
Are your stomach muscles hurting yet? I hope you enjoyed this list of jokes, brain teasers, and easy riddles for kids. Experts recommend riddles for kids because they help to improve cognition and creativity. I found this article interesting in learning more about the benefits of riddles for children. These are also great for long car rides. Be sure to make a batch of my peanut butter protein bites to take on the drive, too!
If you’re interested in purchasing a book of jokes and riddles for kids I highly recommend this one.
Don’t forget to comment and let me know which riddles you think are the cutest!