20 Interesting Riddles for kids

A riddle is a statement or question not having direct meaning, put forth as a puzzle to be solved. They can be fun to ask in group of friends or family at a dinner table. The trick is to let them squirm a little bit thinking of the possible answers before eventually letting them know the answer! When they finally hear the answer to the clever riddle, there will be a "Ah ha!" moment, which is generally a lot of fun.

Here we brought selected and handpicked riddles which can be asked specifically in office groups to put everyone into thinking and have fun at the end.

1. You see a boat filled with people, yet there isn’t a single person on board. How is that possible?
Hover to view answer - All the people on the boat are married.

2. I shave every day, but my beard stays the same. What am I?
Hover to view answer - A barber

3. What can you break, even if you never pick it up or touch it?
Hover to view answer - Promise

4. There’s a one-story house in which everything is yellow. Yellow walls, yellow doors, yellow furniture. What color are the stairs?
Hover to view answer - There aren’t any—it’s a one-story house.

5. What is always in front of you but can’t be seen?
Hover to view answer - Future

6. I’m tall when I’m young, and I’m short when I’m old. What am I?
Hover to view answer - A candle

7. A man who was outside in the rain without an umbrella or hat didn’t get a single hair on his head wet. Why?
Hover to view answer - He was bald.

8. What building has the most stories?
Hover to view answer - Library

9. A word I know, six letters it contains, remove one letter and 12 remains. What is it?
Hover to view answer - Donzens

10. The more you take, the more you leave behind. What are they?
Hover to view answer - Footsteps

11. What is full of holes but still holds water?
Hover to view answer - Sponge

12. What month of the year has 28 days?
Hover to view answer - All of them

13. What has to be broken before you can use it?
Hover to view answer - Egg or Coconut

14. What is seen in the middle of March and April that can’t be seen at the beginning or end of either month?
Hover to view answer - The letter “R.”

15. What word in the English language does the following: the first two letters signify a male, the first three letters signify a female, the first four letters signify a great, while the entire world signifies a great woman. What is the word?
Hover to view answer - Heroine

16. I come from a mine and get surrounded by wood always. Everyone uses me. What am I?
Hover to view answer - Pencil lead

17. A girl has as many brothers as sisters, but each brother has only half as many brothers as sisters. How many brothers and sisters are there in the family?
Hover to view answer - Four sisters and three brothers.

18. I have keys, but no locks and space, and no rooms. You can enter, but you can’t go outside. What am I?
Hover to view answer - A keyboard

19. How many letters are in the alphabet?
Hover to view answer - There are 11 letters in the words 'the alphabet'

20. What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in a thousand years?
Hover to view answer - The letter 'M.'

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