Looking for a way to keep your kids minds running fast, but also, maybe, not their bodies for just 10 minutes? Well The Dad is here to help, with a list of 101 amazing riddles to challenge your kids, that also lets you just sit down for a little while.
1. Q. A man fell off of a 100-foot ladder, but he didn’t get hurt. How is this possible?
A. He was only on the first step.
2. Q. What tastes better than it smells?
A. A tongue.
3. Q. What gets wetter the more it dries?
A. A towel.
4. Q. David’s parents have three sons: Snap, Crackle and…?
5. Q. If you have two coins which total 35 cents and one of the coins is not a dime, what are the two coins?
A. A quarter and a dime. One coin isn’t a dime, but the other one is.
6. Q. What’s black and white and blue?
A. A sad zebra.
7. Q. What question can never be answered with a Yes?
A. Are you asleep?
8. Q. What is bigger than an elephant yet weighs nothing.
A. The elephants shadow.
9. Q. I start with the letter e, I end with the letter e. I contain only one letter, but am not the letter e. What am I?
A. An Envelope.
10. Q. The more there is of me the less you see. What am I?
11. Q. What has to be broken before you can use it?
A. An egg.
12. Q. I’m found in socks, scarves, and mittens. I’m found in the paws of playful kittens. What am I?
13. Q. Why is Peter Pan always flying?
A. He Neverlands.
14. Q. What goes up but never comes back down?
A. Your age.
15. Q. What has four eyes and runs south?
A. The Mississippi River.
16. Q. How can you tell the difference between dogs and trees?
A. By their bark.
17. Q. When it’s alive we sing, when it dies we clap. What is it?
A. A birthday candle.
18. Q. What has many keys, but cannot open a door?
A. A piano.
19. Q. I make two people out of one. What am I?
A. A mirror.
20. Q. If you have me, you want to share me. If you share me, you haven’t got me. What am I?
A. A Secret.
21. Q. What is easy to get into but hard to get out of?
22. Q. I run all around the pasture but never move. What am I?
A. A fence.
23. Q. What has one head, one foot, and four legs?
A. A bed.
24. Q. What falls often but never gets hurt?
25. Q. I have one eye and it’s always open. What am I?
A. A needle
26. Q. I’m tall when I’m young, and I’m short when I’m old, what am I?
A. A candle.
27. Q. I blow but don’t have lungs. I can move objects but don’t have arms. What am I?
A. The wind.
28. Q. I have two hands, but no thumbs. What am I?
A. A clock.
29. Q. What five-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?
30. Q. A man was driving a black truck. His lights were not on. The moon was not out. A lady was crossing the street. How could he see her?
A. It was daytime.
31. Q. Who can shave a dozen times a day but still have a beard?
A. A barber.
32. Q. Even if you give this to someone else, you still get to keep it. What is it?
A. Your word.
33. Q. What has four wheels and flies?
A. A garbage truck.
34. Q. When was the last year that looked the same upside down and right side up?
35. Q. What jack has a head but no body?
36. Q. How can a leopard change its spots?
A. By moving from one spot to another.
37. Q. The more you take away, the bigger I get. What am I?
A. A hole.
38. Q. A word I know, six letters it contains, remove one letter and 12 remain, what is it?
39. Q. I act like a cat, I look like a cat, yet I am not a cat. What am I?
A. A Kitten.
40. Q. Which weighs more: a pound of feathers or a pound of bricks?
A. They both weigh the same. A pound.
41. Q. What is the longest word in the dictionary?
A. Smiles (there is a mile between the two S’s)
42. Q. What are moving left to right, right now?
A. Your eyes.
43. Q. What is so fragile that saying its name breaks it?
44. Q. What has a bed but never sleeps, can run but never walks, and has a bank but no money?
A. A river.
45. Q. A full bus was traveling over a bridge. No one gets off the bus, but when it gets to the other side there isn’t a single person left. How is this possible?
A. They were all married.
46. Q. Where can you find cities, towns, and streets but no people?
A. A map.
47. Q. What is something you can put in your pocket that keeps it empty?
A. A hole.
48. Q. What has no body and no nose?
A. Nobody knows.
49. Q. What is the hardest key to turn?
A. A don-key
50. Q. How can you make seven even?
A. Remove the letter s.
51. Q. What’s black and white and read all over?
A. A newspaper.
52. Q. If a brother, his sister, and their dog weren’t under an umbrella, why didn’t they get wet?
A. It wasn’t raining.
53. Q. It floats like a log. It looks likes a log. But it isn’t a log. What is it?
54. Q. I walked through a field of wheat, I picked up something good to eat. It was white and had no bone, in twenty-one days it walked alone. What did I pick up?
A. An Egg.
55. Q. What is always in front of you but can’t be seen?
A. The future.
56. Q. What belongs to you but is used more by others?
A. Your name.
57. Q. What is full of holes but still holds water?
A. A sponge.
58. Q. How many seconds are there in one year?
A. 12 of them, there’s a 2nd every month.
59. Q. What do you get when you cross a black cat and a lemon?
A. A Sour Puss.
60. Q. What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in a thousand years?
A. The letter M.
61. Q. I am white when I am dirty, and black when I am clean. What am I?
A. A blackboard.
62. Q. The more you take the more you leave behind. What are they?
63. Q. Everyone has it but no one can lose it. What is it?
A. A shadow.
64. Q. Mary has four daughters, and each of her daughters has a brother — how many children does Mary have?
A. Five, each daughter has the same brother.
65. Q. Why didn’t the car feel well?
A. It had gas.
66. Q. What has teeth but cannot bite?
A. A comb.
67. Q. No matter how smart you are, there is one thing you will always overlook. What is it?
A. Your own nose.
68. Q. What goes up and down the stairs without moving?
69. Q. What did the dollar say to the four quarters?
A. You’ve changed.
70. Q. Where do baby ghosts go while their parents work?
A. To day scare.
71. Q. What has a bottom at the top?
A. Your legs
72. Q. Where does success come before work?
A. The dictionary.
73. Q. If a red house is made of red bricks, and a yellow house is made of yellow bricks, what is a greenhouse made of?
74. Q. What word is spelled wrong in every dictionary?
A. The word “wrong.”
75. Q. I have no feet, no hands, no wings, but I climb to the sky. What am I?
76. Q. They have not flesh nor feathers, nor scales nor bone; but they do have fingers and thumbs of their own. What are they?
77. Q. What kind of goose fights with snakes?
A. A mongoose.
78. Q. I’m flat when I’m new. I’m fat when you use me, then flat again when something sharp touches me. What am I?
A. A balloon.
79. Q. You must keep this thing, its loss will affect your brothers. For once yours is lost, it will soon be lost by others. What is it?
A. Your temper.
80. Q. What is at the end of everything?
A. The letter “g”.
81. Q. You bought me for dinner but never eat me. What am I?
82. Q. I know a word of letters three, add two more and less there will be. What word is it?
83. Q. All about the house, with his partner he dances. Yet he always works, and never romances. What is he?
A. A broom.
84. Q. What do you throw out when you want to use it, but take in when you don’t want to use it?
A. An anchor.
85. Q. A hundred feet in the air, but its back is on the ground. What is it?
A. A centipede flipped over.
86. Q. I run in and out of town all day and night. What am I?
A. A road.
87. Q. What goes up when the rain comes down?
A. An umbrella.
88. Q. It doesn’t bark, it doesn’t bite but it still won’t let you in the house. What is it?
A. A lock.
89. Q. What travels around the world but never leaves the corner?
A. A stamp.
90. Q. A man in a car saw a Golden Door, Silver Door and a Bronze Door. What door did he open first?
A. The car door.
91. Q. What instrument does a skeleton play?
92. Q. What can be picked but not chosen?
A. A nose.
93. Q. How do spiders communicate?
A. Through the World Wide Web.
94. Q. Light as a feather, almost nothing in it, but the strongest man can’t hold it much more than a minute. What I am?
95. Q. Give me food and I will live, Give me water, and I will die. What am I?
96. Q. I have a thousand needles but I do not sew. What am I?
A. A Porcupine.
97. Q. Why couldn’t the skeleton cross the road?
A. Because it didn’t have the guts.
98. Q. Some months have 30 days, some months have 31 days. How many have 28?
A. They all do.
99. Q. I am the beginning of the end and the end of time and space. I am essential to creation, and I surround every place. What am I?
A. The letter e. End, timE, spacE, Every placE
100. Q. There is a rooster sitting on top of a barn. If it laid an egg, which way would it roll?
A. It wouldn’t, roosters don’t lay eggs.
101. Q. What begins with T, finishes with T, and has T in it?
A. A teapot
Still not enough for you? We’ve got a list of 101 puns to keep you going! Just phrase them as questions and they’re basically riddles that make your kid roll their eyes.