Riddles can help a child expand their mind and have fun using words. They tap into children’s natural love of puzzles and engage their problem-solving skills.
The key is to find the right riddles. An easy riddle will bore your child, but one that’s too difficult will cause them to give up. Below are 10 riddles that are appropriate for children and challenge them just enough.
10. One-Letter Answer
Riddle: What happens once in a lifetime, twice in a moment, but never in one hundred years?
Answer: The letter “M”
9. Greenhouse Materials
Riddle: If a red house is made of red bricks, and a yellow house is made of yellow bricks, what is a greenhouse made of?
Answer: Glass, all greenhouses are made of glass.
8. Moving On Up!
Riddle: What goes up but never comes back down?
Answer: Your age!
7. A Clever Use of the Letter T!
Riddle: What begins with T, finishes with T, and has T in it?
Solution: A teapot.
6. Fragility At Its Best
Riddle: What is so fragile that saying its name breaks it?
5. Pretty Obvious!
Riddle: How can a leopard change its spots?
Solution: By moving from one spot to another.
4. The Numbers Game
Riddle: If two’s company, and three’s a crowd, what are four and five?
3. Changes in Heights
Riddle: I’m tall when I’m young, and I’m short when I’m old, what am I?
Solution: A candle.
2. Okay Then!
Riddle: What begins with an E but only has one letter?
Solution: An envelope.
1. The Key to Success!
Riddle: Where does success come before work?
Solution: The dictionary.
We hope you and your child enjoy these riddles. Do you care to share any that we missed?
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