45 Riddles and Brain Teasers for Kids

What starts with the letter “t”, is filled with “t” and ends in “t? You’ll hear this question and many other riddles being tossed around at the dinner table in our house. The kids can’t get enough of them. I love that they get the kids thinking differently which is always a great skill to learn. Here are 45 of our favourite riddles to share with your family.

In addition to the 45 brain teasers and riddles we gathered below, our readers tried to stump us. We share 6 reader submissions for you to try in the video below:

Riddles and Brain Teasers for Kids

Q: I’m tall when I’m young and I’m short when I’m old. What am I?
A: A candle.

Q: In a one-storey pink house, there was a pink person, a pink cat, a pink fish, a pink computer, a pink chair, a pink table, a pink telephone, a pink shower– everything was pink!What color were the stairs?
A: There weren’t any stairs, it was a one storey house.

Q: What has hands but can not clap?
A: A clock.

Q: A house has 4 walls. All of the walls are facing south, and a bear is circling the house. What color is the bear?
A: The house is on the north pole, so the bear is white.

Q: What is at the end of a rainbow?
A: The letter W.

Q: What starts with the letter “t”, is filled with “t” and ends in “t”?
A: A teapot

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: You walk into a room with a match, a karosene lamp, a candle, and a fireplace. Which do you light first?
A: The match.

Q: What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries?
A: A Towel.

Q: You draw a line. Without touching it, how do you make the line longer?
A: You draw a shorter line next to it, and it becomes the longer line.

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Q: Which weighs more, a pound of feathers or a pound of bricks?
A: Neither, they both weigh one pound.

Q: How many months have 28 days?
A: All 12 months.

Q: Name four days of the week that start with the letter “t”?
A: Tuesday, Thursday, today, and tomorrow.

Q: A train leaves from Halifax, Nova Scotia heading towards Vancouver, British Columbia at 120 km/h. Three hours later, a train leaves Vancouver heading towards Halifax at 180 km/h. Assume there’s exactly 6000 kilometers between Vancouver and Halifax. When they meet, which train is closer to Halifax?
A: Both trains would be at the same spot when they meet therefore they are both equally close to Halifax.

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: A cowboy rides into town on Friday, stays for three days, then leaves on Friday. How did he do it?
A: His horse’s name was Friday.

Q: You walk across a bridge and you see a boat full of people yet there isn’t a single person on board. How is that possible?
A: All the people on the boat are married.

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 run but can’t walk?
A: A drop of water.

Q: How far can a dog run into the woods?
A: The dog can run into the woods only to the half of the wood – than it would run out of the woods.

Q: If there are 3 apples and you take away 2, how many do you have?
A: If you take 2 apples, than you have of course 2.

Q: Beth’s mother has three daughters. One is called Lara, the other one is Sara. What is the name of the third daughter?
A: Beth.

Q: You have a 5 gallon bucket and a 3 gallon bucket with as much water as you need, but no other measuring devices. Fill the 5 gallon bucket with exactly 4 gallons of water.
A: Fill the 5 gallon bucket all the way up. Pour it into the 3 gallon bucket until it is full. Empty the 3 gallon bucket. Pour the remaining 2 gallons into the 3 gallon bucket. Fill the 5 gallon bucket all the way up. Finish filling the 3 gallon bucket.

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Q: What’s full of holes but still holds water?
A: A sponge.

Q: If an electric train is going east at 60 miles an hour and there is a strong westerly wind, which way does the smoke from the train drift?
A: There is no smoke coming from electric trains.

Q: Say Racecar backwards.
A: ‘Racecar backwards’

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: How can you throw a ball as hard as you can, to only have it come back to you, even if it doesn’t bounce off anything?
A: Throw the ball straight up in the air.

Q: My name is Ruger, I live on a farm. There are four other dogs on the farm with me. Their names are Snowy, Flash, Speedy and Brownie. What do you think the fifth dog’s name is?
A: Ruger.

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: What word looks the same backwards and upside down?

Q: A boy fell off a 30 meter ladder but did not get hurt. Why not?
A: He fell off the bottom step.

Q: Using only addition, how do you add eight 8’s and get the number 1000?
A: 888 + 88 + 8 + 8 + 8 = 1000.

Q: How do dog catchers get paid?
A: By the pound.

Q: What never asks questions but is often answered?
A: A doorbell.

Q: What belongs to you but other people use it more than you?
A: Your name.

Q: I have a large money box, 48 centimetres square and 42 centimetres tall. Roughly how many coins can I place in my empty money box?
A: Just one, after which it will no longer be empty.

Q: What does this mean? I RIGHT I
A: Right between the eyes.

Q: What 5-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?
A: Short.

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Q: Imagine you’re in a room that is filling with water. There are no windows or doors. How do you get out?
A: Stop imagining.

Q: The more you take, the more you leave behind. What are they?
A: Footprints.

Q: What two keys can’t open any door?
A: A monkey and a donkey.

Q: What invention lets you look right through a wall? 
A: A window.

If you liked these riddles, you might enjoy our list of 50 tongue twisters for the family. These are just a handful of the riddles and brain teasers we’ve enjoyed being stumped over. Do your kids enjoy a good riddle? Do they have a favourite?

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  1. tadeo September 8, 2014 at 4:47 pm - Reply

    I love this

    • Anna Baker July 14, 2017 at 12:22 am - Reply

      Amazing!!! Add More pleaseeeeeeee!!!!!!
      it helps me alot.
      THank you for posting.

      • Christina November 24, 2017 at 1:48 pm - Reply

        I love these thank you

  2. Elizabeth December 11, 2014 at 8:09 am - Reply

    This is amazing

  3. fred February 8, 2015 at 7:51 pm - Reply

    I will use these to enjoy with my grandchildren.

    Thank you so much for sharing great challenges and fun!

  4. whitney March 5, 2015 at 9:27 am - Reply

    these are cool thanks for sharing with us

  5. To March 26, 2015 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    Great riddles! Some have answers other than the ones you gave. What two keys can’t open any door? Turkey is another. SOS is another word that is the same upside down and right side up.

    • Carrie Anne March 27, 2015 at 1:59 pm - Reply

      Those are great! Thanks for sharing.

      • lord darko April 13, 2016 at 6:18 pm - Reply

        if the king can sit on gold, who can sit on silver?

        the lone ranger (his horse)

      • Paula Adler November 24, 2017 at 2:27 pm - Reply

        My 9 tear old grandson loved these riddles and was able to figure out some of the answers. Here’s one he made up: Four people live on a farm. Their names are Sam, Stephanie, Sara and Pinch Me. Sam, Stephanie and Sara leave. Who’s left?

        Answer: Pinch Me.

        • Carrie Anne December 8, 2017 at 10:02 am - Reply

          HA HA that’s fabulous Paula! You’re grandson has a great sense of humour. I’m going to share this with my own kids.

    • Alex May 14, 2017 at 1:50 pm - Reply

      Also piano keys are keys that won’t open a door.

  6. Austin-Gage Yomes April 29, 2015 at 12:14 pm - Reply

    Thanks, I’ve used these riddles on my homeroom sstudents.They really love having a little brain teaser in the morning.

    • Carrie Anne April 30, 2015 at 11:10 am - Reply

      Thanks for your comment Austin-Gage. I know my kids love these too. We’re actually working on a new list of ideas.

      • Aaron M-S October 24, 2015 at 12:10 am - Reply

        When is your new list coming out?

        Please let me know.

        THANK YOU!


        • Carrie Anne October 26, 2015 at 7:02 am - Reply

          So glad you liked the list Aaron. Yes, we are working on another post but it keeps getting delayed. Sorry.

    • Nins June 14, 2017 at 1:22 pm - Reply

      I do that with my students too! They always have the most interesting ideas

  7. sophia choi May 8, 2015 at 6:12 am - Reply

    this is fantastic!
    thank u very much!

  8. KK Kalinowski May 17, 2015 at 5:13 pm - Reply

    A box without hinges, a key, or lid,
    Yet golden treasure inside is hid.
    What is it? -An Egg
    What is awesome and starts with the letter ‘K’? KK KALINOWSKI! !! (lol, I just had to do that!)

  9. Danniel June 6, 2015 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    I asked them to my teacher and she thought I was smart

    • Carrie Anne June 8, 2015 at 10:08 am - Reply

      That’s great Daniel! Sometimes it’s nice to test the teacher for a change 🙂

  10. Nancy June 12, 2015 at 8:08 pm - Reply

    I loved all of these brain teasers

    • Kk November 2, 2017 at 5:16 pm - Reply

      Yeah they are awesome and I am a commenter not a creator but still these guys are meeting with their things you know riddles and stuff but I will mention it to my teacher

  11. arlene bickler July 20, 2015 at 12:05 pm - Reply

    I text a riddle or brain teaser to my grandson everyday….
    we are having a lot of fun and he is sharing with his family and friends…..thanks!

  12. Aluf July 23, 2015 at 5:13 am - Reply

    This is a riddle too, How do you make centimeter to a meter= Take out centi so it becomes meter!

  13. Annie August 3, 2015 at 11:38 pm - Reply

    Took A Screenshot Of Each Question & Asked My Siblings & My Mother, We Had A Good Night Over Dinner With These Riddles & It Really Got Them All Thinking 🙂 These Are Amazing & Super Fun!

    • Carrie Anne August 4, 2015 at 9:12 am - Reply

      Thanks Annie! Love the idea of sharing them over family dinner. How fun!

  14. Rachel August 5, 2015 at 2:14 pm - Reply


    • Carrie Anne August 15, 2015 at 3:12 pm - Reply

      Thanks Rachel. We love riddles in our house too.

  15. Belinda August 11, 2015 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    Hello Annie,

    Thank you for sharing, I have been putting things like this in my son’s lunch box for a few years now and he loves them.

    Would love to see more as I think I have used all of yours. Maybe you can direct me to another website that you have used in the past.


    • Carrie Anne August 15, 2015 at 3:09 pm - Reply

      That’s great to hear Belinda, that you’ve enjoyed these. I’m actually working on another riddle post but based on visual riddles. I’ll let you know when that’s live and if I come across any other great riddle sites.

      • Brianna April 26, 2017 at 6:48 pm - Reply

        I love these riddles there funny cute and silly when are you coming out with more riddles I took screenshots of every one and this weekend I’m gonna challenge my family we always do that at dinner thanks for sharing these riddles with everyone

  16. Grace August 29, 2015 at 7:39 am - Reply

    I am in eighth grade and I do these almost every day do u know any other websites to challenge my mind even more I have used all of yours??

    • Carrie Anne September 8, 2015 at 6:53 am - Reply

      That’s a great idea Grace, doing riddles every day. I’ll let you know if I discover other great sites.

  17. Viv September 8, 2015 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    Planning to ask my Scouts there to see how many they can get right

  18. Sallie September 9, 2015 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much! I have to find some brain teasers for the school newspaper and these are perfect! (Don’t worry I won’t forget to put the website in the article.

    • Carrie Anne September 10, 2015 at 7:35 am - Reply

      That’s awesome Sallie. I’m glad these work for you. Thanks for letting me know.

  19. Skylar McQuade September 17, 2015 at 12:46 pm - Reply

    Whats invisible and smells like bananas?

    Monkey Fart

  20. hannah grace hughes October 1, 2015 at 4:02 pm - Reply

    lol fun I like this riddles because they are funny

  21. William October 5, 2015 at 2:26 pm - Reply

    You rock Carrie! These riddles get me and my friends going. This is the best single riddle website I have ever visited! Can you PLEASE find more. That would mean so much! 🙂

    William (common 6th grader)

    • Carrie Anne October 5, 2015 at 2:28 pm - Reply

      Thanks William. So glad you and your friends love these. They are popular in our home too.

  22. William October 5, 2015 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    Plus, a cool riddle suggestion. What has 4 wheels and flies? (Hint: airplanes only have three)

    The awnser is a garbage truck.

  23. hannah grace hughes October 6, 2015 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    hey carrie anne what is yellow and hot and smiles bright a lot

    (hint)-it is outside everyday

    (answer)-the sun

  24. Lauryn October 13, 2015 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    This is epic! My brother didn’t get any!

  25. ANURADHA October 14, 2015 at 10:15 am - Reply


    • Carrie Anne October 15, 2015 at 7:03 am - Reply

      Agreed! Riddles do help us to think a little differently that’s why I love them so.

  26. zoya October 14, 2015 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    I love these, some of these are on different websites as well want to here a few riddles here we go so

    1. What is greater then god
    more evil than then devil
    the poor have it
    the rich need it
    if you eat it you will die

    1. The answer is nothing
    because nothing is greater then god
    nothing is more evil then the devil
    the poor have nothing
    the rich need nothing
    and if you eat nothing you will die (if you eat nothing in your whole entire life)
    That was 1 riddle I have 3 more

    2. There is a green house
    inside of the green house there is a white house
    inside of the white house the is a red house
    inside of the red house there are lots if baby’s
    what am I?

    The answer is watermelon because the shell/skin is green and the core I think is white then the watermelon is the red and last the seeds are the baby’s

    3. Paul’s height is 6 feet tall
    he is a assistant at the butchers shop
    he wears shoe size 9
    what does he weigh?
    3. the answer is meat because he is a assistant at the “butchers shop ” and butchers way meat get it

    4. What is as light as a feather
    but even the worlds strongest man can’t hold it for more then a min/minute

    4. The answer is his breath cause you can’t hold your breath for more then a min/minute

    Those were my riddles hope you enjoyed these and will share them with your kids lol by the way I am only in grade 5 see you and by the way can you put my name in 1 of your riddles my name is Zoya Jamil

    • Carrie Anne October 15, 2015 at 7:02 am - Reply

      Thanks Zoya for sharing these. They are great!

  27. NEEEMOO October 15, 2015 at 11:38 pm - Reply

    here is a riddle i made up myself,
    your a male, but your not my father, your related to me but you have no siblings, who are you to me???

    the answer is my son

    • Carrie Anne October 19, 2015 at 7:28 am - Reply

      I have read a similar riddle to this NEEEMOO. It’s a great way to think differently about gender stereotypes.

  28. Avery Coffey October 26, 2015 at 5:11 am - Reply

    My teacher loves doing riddles in the mornings for us. She thinks that is how are brain will start working. I have shared these with her and she loves them.

    • Carrie Anne October 26, 2015 at 7:02 am - Reply

      Well it’s certainly more fun than doing jumping jacks in the morning Avery 🙂 Thanks for sharing these with your teacher.

  29. Balaji November 5, 2015 at 7:10 am - Reply

    Lovely riddles…. My son who is in grade 3 is loving them… asking me to get more and more such riddles… thankyou very much sharing with us..

  30. John December 1, 2015 at 7:51 pm - Reply

    These are the best

  31. Raheel Soomro December 13, 2015 at 11:20 am - Reply

    Hi Carrie,

    This is really awesome. My 9 year old daughter, Alyshba and I had loads of fun together. Thank you so much for putting it all together. God bless you!


    • Carrie Anne December 16, 2015 at 5:24 pm - Reply

      Hi Raheel, so glad you enjoyed these. My kids still love going through these every once in awhile too.

  32. Rosie December 20, 2015 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    How can a pocket have something in it if there is nothing in it?

    It can have a hole

  33. Rosie December 20, 2015 at 5:55 pm - Reply

    Ok. Just came up with this one. Not sure if it already exists or not.

    To the eyes it’s a treat
    The nose a delight
    Yet to the hand
    it can be quite a fright

    A rose

  34. Rosie December 20, 2015 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    If you drop me
    I’m sure to crack
    But if you give me a smile
    I will smile right back…

    A mirror

  35. Rosie December 20, 2015 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    I can be cracked,
    I can be made,
    I can be told,
    I can be played…

    A joke

  36. Rosie December 20, 2015 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    Squeeze it and it cries tears
    As red as its flesh
    But it’s heart
    Is made of stone…

    A cherry

    • Carrie Anne December 21, 2015 at 6:10 pm - Reply

      Thanks for sharing all of these Rosie. I’m not familiar with many of them.

  37. Anna December 21, 2015 at 9:19 am - Reply

    Your in a room with no windows or doors all that’s in the room Is a mirror and a table, how do you get out?
    You look in the mirror you see what you saw you grab the saw you cut the table in half, two halves make a whole and you jump through the hole.

    • Carrie Anne December 21, 2015 at 6:11 pm - Reply

      Love this Anna. I think I’ve seen similar play on word riddles like this. Thanks for sharing.

  38. Anindya Mukherji December 21, 2015 at 3:28 pm - Reply

    Hi Carrie just amazing ideas. My 8 yr old now keeps on poking me everyday when I am back from office to ask her the riddles and she loves to solve them out the ones she really can. At least she attempts and that is a great effort, isn’t it? Let me know how you opine? Regards.

    • Carrie Anne December 21, 2015 at 6:07 pm - Reply

      That’s great news Anindya! So glad you are enjoying the riddles together. My kids love doing these over and over too.

  39. Tifiny December 26, 2015 at 2:58 am - Reply

    I love reading riddles right before bed to make my brain tired

  40. Tristen Kaiserlik January 8, 2016 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    Here’s one I didn’t see on here.
    Q: It runs yet never walks, has a bed yet never sleeps, has a mouth yet never speaks. What is it?
    A: A River

    • Carrie Anne January 9, 2016 at 1:07 pm - Reply

      That’s a great one Tristen, thanks for sharing.

  41. Jen G January 30, 2016 at 9:30 am - Reply

    These are great! My pupils love a Friday teaser!


    • Carrie Anne January 31, 2016 at 7:27 am - Reply

      Thanks for stopping by Jen. Love seeing kids get excited about riddles and brain teasers.

  42. Jeff February 9, 2016 at 4:19 am - Reply

    Did you know that in the riddle about Friday the horse, ‘leaves’ is spelled ‘leves’?

    • Carrie Anne February 14, 2016 at 6:45 pm - Reply

      Oh my Jeff, you’re right! How did I miss that. All fixed.

  43. SivaPragasam February 17, 2016 at 9:07 pm - Reply

    I love these riddles and teasers. I have 2 sons and I believe it is a good way to get them to think. I also try them out on my kids at school (I teach 17 year olds) with some success. Thanks so much for sharing.

    • Carrie Anne February 18, 2016 at 5:16 pm - Reply

      Thanks for comment. We’re big riddle fans in our home too.

  44. Ky Sen February 20, 2016 at 3:36 am - Reply

    I love these riddles and mind teaser, I used to asked some of my friends…they think that m smart and it help me to focus on a thing that I do…thanks for sharing these,
    plz let me know…a new riddles and teasers

    • Carrie Anne February 20, 2016 at 9:48 am - Reply

      Great to hear Ky. We have another post in the works, someday 🙂

  45. May Rahim March 22, 2016 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    Love it.

  46. Laura April 1, 2016 at 10:01 pm - Reply

    I had the pleasure of driving six 12 year old boys across town to a birthday party a few weeks back. The entire drive there, and back was filled with riddles – and a lot of laughter. These, and ones like it, never get old. I think everyone likes a little brain exercise once in a while!

    • Carrie Anne April 2, 2016 at 12:08 pm - Reply

      Great idea Laura about sharing them in the car. I agree, riddles are fun for kids and adults alike. Glad to hear you survived your full car ride 🙂

  47. Owen April 4, 2016 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    Great riddles but you made a mistake. You wrote “What word becomes shorter when you add two letters too it” and for the awnser wrote Shorter when it should be Short as the awnser.

    Btw I really like some of the riddles

  48. Mr Somebody April 17, 2016 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    What has a soul, but isn’t alive, a tongue, but cannot talk.

    A shoe

  49. Kate April 28, 2016 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    Cool luv them I asked my friends they found it really hard x

    • Carrie Anne April 30, 2016 at 12:56 pm - Reply

      Some of the riddles can be a bit challenging Kate but that’s part of the fun right? Thanks for sharing them.

  50. SARA May 1, 2016 at 9:23 am - Reply


  51. Shruti May 6, 2016 at 7:38 am - Reply

    Oh cool riddles..really love them..
    Thanks for sharing these…

  52. Austin May 23, 2016 at 3:34 pm - Reply

    What asks questions all the time but never gets answered?

    Answer: an Owl

    Thanks for sharing

    I’m 9 and I share these with my friends a lot!

  53. jade spielman May 28, 2016 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    These are all great you should make more of these

  54. Karlee Ann Conlon June 1, 2016 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    I asked myself these without looking at the answer. I took me a really long time to get the right answer. I really enjoy sharing these with my friends and family.
    PS. I was surprised when I saw your name because my name is Karlee Ann and a lot of people call me Carrie Anne by mistake

    • Carrie Anne June 6, 2016 at 6:43 pm - Reply

      Glad you enjoyed these Karlee Ann. They are fun to challenge yourself. Funny about the name mix-up.

  55. Stephanie Hadley June 7, 2016 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    What’s black and white and red all over

    • Carrie Anne June 7, 2016 at 6:29 pm - Reply

      A classic riddle Stephanie and one of my childhood favourites. (newspaper).

  56. Brenda Simia July 24, 2016 at 5:57 am - Reply

    If two peacocks lay two eggs in two days, how many eggs can one peacock lay in four days?

    Answer: None, peacocks do not lay eggs.

    Do you know how long cows should be milked?

    Answer: The same as short cows!

    Where was Cleopatra’s temple?

    Answer: At the side of her forehead.

    If a duck came paddling down the Nile, where would it have come from?

    Answer: An egg.

    And a lateral type puzzle to really get you thinking.

    A man is peeling potatoes when he cuts his finger. He immediately puts his hand into water and leaves it there for 30 seconds. However, when he pul

    ls his hand out, the cut has entirely disappeared. How can this have happened?

    The incident took place in South America. The unfortunate man was camping by a river. When he put his hand in the river, the blood attracted piranha fish which removed his finger including the cut!!

    • Carrie Anne July 24, 2016 at 7:44 am - Reply

      These are great Brenda and not one I have heard before! Thanks for adding to our collection.

  57. salman July 29, 2016 at 1:46 am - Reply

    I got a riddle my friend told me…

    How Much Tickles Does It Take An Octopus Laugh…


    Get It…


  58. Pramod August 4, 2016 at 8:38 am - Reply

    These riddles are really good. My son enjoys a lot and still struggling with some of them.

  59. Easy Ways to Play With Kids August 4, 2016 at 11:26 pm - Reply

    […] 1.Tickle your sidekick’s funny bone. Whip out some brain busters or riddles that will make them laugh. Luckily you don’t need Comedy Central writers for this one. We think your goofballs will get a kick out of these jokes from Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls or this hilarious list of 45 knee-slappers from Everything Mom. […]

  60. Puganeswary August 13, 2016 at 5:21 am - Reply

    This is amazing!!!

  61. philamine September 7, 2016 at 7:02 am - Reply


  62. johanna September 15, 2016 at 11:46 am - Reply

    They are identical twins born at the same time,staying at the same house yet has never seen each other from birth.How’s that possible?

    Answer-They are your ears!

  63. Ryan September 21, 2016 at 1:06 am - Reply

    There was a plane crash and not a single person survived.Who survived?

    Answer:The couples

  64. sibi_paris October 12, 2016 at 6:33 am - Reply

    This is great tx for sharing why did the people stop at the zebra crossing

    Because there was a zebra crossing at the zebra crossing

  65. prerna November 2, 2016 at 4:24 am - Reply

    I have a floor that no one sweeps.
    I have current , but no electricity.
    I have many schools too,that no one studies in.
    WHO AM I……


  66. Aadra November 5, 2016 at 10:42 am - Reply

    I love your riddles Carrie they are just so good.

    • Carrie Anne November 5, 2016 at 3:53 pm - Reply

      Thanks Aadra. Have you heard any other great riddles?

  67. Aidan Jimenez November 11, 2016 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    These are so fun I quiz my mom on them

    • Carrie Anne November 14, 2016 at 5:11 pm - Reply

      Great idea Aiden! Sometimes us parents think we know it all but these riddles can be a bit of a stumper 🙂

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  69. Makayla November 17, 2016 at 7:02 pm - Reply

    Oh my goodness this is spectacular! I loved it!

  70. Sam November 29, 2016 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    There’s a plane [crash] there are English Soldiers and German soldiers where do you bury the survivors (you don’t bury survivors)

  71. Ifra December 13, 2016 at 4:10 am - Reply

    hi Carrie. I read riddles because i had a presentation in school in which i have to ask riddles, when i started asking the students they were so exited and were giving the answers. They all liked it. In short they are fantastic.

    • Carrie Anne January 4, 2017 at 6:32 pm - Reply

      That’s great to hear. Glad you shared these and your class enjoyed them too.

      • Anonymous January 6, 2017 at 11:28 pm - Reply

        Have you heard…

        Mr Smith lives in a circular house. He found a grape stain on the carpet. Who spilled it?

        Maid- sweeping corners of the room
        Cook-making lunch
        Butler-watching the baby

        Answer-maid cause a circular house doesn’t have any corners??

  72. Lynn Lyviah December 22, 2016 at 7:17 am - Reply

    Comment… It is either top or bottom, think of colour blue, it sorrounds you, what is it?

  73. December 28, 2016 at 1:25 pm - Reply

    Could I share these with my friends on Google Docs???

    • December 28, 2016 at 1:27 pm - Reply

      If I can, I’ll also make sure to put Copyright.

  74. Mafoo m January 6, 2017 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    Hey there Carrie Anne,

    These riddles are pretty lit
    Gotta love the one about the monkey farts.
    My kids will love that one too!?
    Ur so funny and I really love the riddles. Thanks for being the best!

  75. Babita Balabantaray January 12, 2017 at 10:59 pm - Reply

    Thanks a lot.these r very useful 2 our students 2 develop their brain power

    • Carrie Anne February 11, 2017 at 7:29 am - Reply

      Glad you like them Babita. We loved putting them together (and doing them ourselves).

  76. PRISHA January 29, 2017 at 4:16 am - Reply


  77. Jen February 4, 2017 at 7:01 am - Reply

    Thank you. I have 6 kids that are bored everyday straight!! I need these riddles fast!

    • Carrie Anne February 11, 2017 at 7:18 am - Reply

      Glad we could help Jen. And be sure to share any new ones you encounter since we’re always looking for a new challenge here.

  78. Betty February 7, 2017 at 8:11 pm - Reply

    Hi Carrie, Thank you for sharing this lovely post. I have a riddle thats made me jolt every corner of my brain to no avail. Help me out maybe? Its old but new at the same time. What is it? Hint: Think size.

    • Carrie Anne February 11, 2017 at 7:16 am - Reply

      Hmm Betty. I’ll have to ask that to the kids. You have me stumped right now.

  79. Grant February 21, 2017 at 3:23 am - Reply

    Whats Big And Yellow That Comes In The Morning To Brightens Moms Day?

  80. Samrat February 24, 2017 at 7:08 am - Reply

    It’s amazing thnx for sharing with us

  81. larry March 7, 2017 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    Here is one (I run but never walk have a bed but never sleep and I have a mouth but never eat what am I?) Answer: River

  82. Raina March 8, 2017 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    Thank u so much…
    They r wonderful, tricky and help me lot when i got bored with my friends.

  83. Libbie March 9, 2017 at 11:43 pm - Reply

    All of the best riddles on one page.
    How ever known.

  84. Sudheer March 14, 2017 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    My Kid who is 6 years old loves this. If she solves before her mom then believe me she is on cloud nine. Thanks for sharing.

    • Carrie Anne March 17, 2017 at 6:51 pm - Reply

      So happy to hear that! Thanks for letting me know.

  85. Bella March 16, 2017 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    Q. What do you call a healthy pickle? A. A Cucumber

  86. Andy March 21, 2017 at 11:40 pm - Reply

    Love the riddles…
    I need help finding an answer to this.

    (Its new and old at the same time)

  87. Rabino felix March 23, 2017 at 1:49 am - Reply

    I love this.. i present a brain teaser show every Thursday on radios my listeners always look forward to it ……thanks Carrie..had one 4 u………….(I am called all sorts of evil names but still yet everybody loves me)…. what am i ??

    answer: Money

    • Carrie Anne March 25, 2017 at 2:28 pm - Reply

      That is a great one Rabino. Thanks for sharing. If people can listen to your show online be sure to share the link.

  88. emma March 23, 2017 at 10:59 am - Reply

    how did you think of those great riddles

  89. KIAMA KARIUKI BUD March 25, 2017 at 2:41 am - Reply

    hi guys please help me here, this riddle is eating my head…. ‘ITS BOTH NEW AND OLD AT THE SAME TIME”

  90. Lulu March 29, 2017 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much for this me and my family had so much fun reading those riddles + you are INTELLIGENT to think of these riddles

  91. Fire Wolf 🐺 🔥 April 8, 2017 at 6:21 am - Reply

    Cool riddles!
    U didn’t have one I can’t think of one that I didn’t mention. I tried them in my little sis, every time she didn’t get an answer right, she said it didn’t make sense!😂 Please write more!

  92. Abdullah April 14, 2017 at 6:13 am - Reply

    Nice challenging riddles make you think differently.Thank you for sharing these.

  93. leo April 14, 2017 at 7:48 am - Reply

    if you feed me I will survive
    if you give me a drink I will die
    What am I?

    a fire

  94. Kayla April 16, 2017 at 4:21 pm - Reply

    Railroad crossing look out for the cars ! Can you spell that without any R’s??

    • Carrie Anne April 16, 2017 at 7:14 pm - Reply

      Oh I’m stumped Kayla, unless you mean to literally spell ‘that’. I’ll have to ask the kids that one.

  95. emehin innocent April 19, 2017 at 8:13 am - Reply

    what do duck eat [acording to their sound] ans;quackers

  96. Jayda Skirvin April 22, 2017 at 11:03 pm - Reply

    Thanks alot these are great riddles i have been sharing these with my classmates everday:)💕

  97. Tesfaye April 25, 2017 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    Say silk 5 times. Good, now what does a cow drink. Nope not milk water.

    • Carrie Anne May 12, 2017 at 8:19 pm - Reply

      How fun! Love that this is more of a mental challenge based on how you conditioning your brain to think about milk. Thanks for sharing.

  98. Jena Proctor May 2, 2017 at 6:49 pm - Reply

    A man is looking at a portrait in his old family home. He says about the portrait “Brothers and sons I have none, but this persons father is my father’s son.” Who is in the portrait? A. The man himself

    **Love your riddles. I am sharing them with my 5th graders and they are having a great time stretching their brains.

  99. ntokozo keswa May 6, 2017 at 12:32 am - Reply

    i really love this i am going to share with my friends , classmates, and parents

    • Carrie Anne May 12, 2017 at 8:13 pm - Reply

      Glad to hear you liked these. Hope those you share them with enjoy them too.

  100. Iris wood May 19, 2017 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    Wow these riddles are FANTASTIC!!! 😊😊😊

  101. mar lynn May 23, 2017 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    love these riddles

  102. Lee May 23, 2017 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    These are amazing riddles i enjoy them hope u make more!!!!!

  103. celine May 25, 2017 at 1:49 am - Reply

    Perfect riddles! My friends in school love this website! Amazing riddles, make more!

  104. Jane May 30, 2017 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    The riddles that she made were amazing 😭😭😭🤗🤗🤗😎😎😎😎😊😊😊😊😆😆😆✌✌✌✌👍👍👍

  105. Nanda jain June 3, 2017 at 5:35 am - Reply

    Too good

  106. C. S. Vedant June 4, 2017 at 2:13 am - Reply

    Hi, these riddles are really good. My 5 years old grand-daughter was at her hilarious best listening and answering some of those appropriate for her age. The whole family joined in and we had a good time. Keep it up please.

  107. Kushal neupane June 4, 2017 at 8:46 am - Reply

    I love this riddles . It helps me in school with my friend . Please say me about new riddles . When you are publishing it…

  108. Peyton Kuzminski June 6, 2017 at 7:05 am - Reply

    this is awsome

  109. Lucy Richardson June 25, 2017 at 8:00 am - Reply

    So simple yet so hard!

    • Carrie Anne June 30, 2017 at 8:53 am - Reply

      Right Lucy? I love that when you reveal the answer it’s like an ‘ah-ha’ moment. A great reminder to maybe looking at things from different perspectives. Thanks for sharing your comment.

      Cheers, Carrie Anne

  110. Janet Afary July 7, 2017 at 7:42 pm - Reply

    We did these riddles at dinner and we had a wonderful time and wanted more

    Leila 8 year old

    • Carrie Anne July 27, 2017 at 2:24 pm - Reply

      Riddles are great fun at the dinner table Leila! Glad you liked them.

      Cheers, Carrie Anne

  111. Nathan Zhang July 14, 2017 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    This is a brain teaser. You can see me under water but I never get wet. What am I.

    • Daniel July 29, 2017 at 1:34 pm - Reply

      the sky????????

  112. Nathan Zhang July 14, 2017 at 4:57 pm - Reply

    Mine again. What is easy to start but hard to end?

  113. Beatrice Azumah August 3, 2017 at 9:20 am - Reply

    I love this

  114. KIERAN August 19, 2017 at 8:57 am - Reply


  115. ava August 24, 2017 at 4:00 am - Reply

    i love your websiteeeeeeeee
    i have a riddle for you

    if yesterday was history tomorrows a mystery what is today?
    answer its a gift thats why its called the present

    • Carrie Anne September 3, 2017 at 6:30 am - Reply

      Love that one Ava and not one I have heard before. Thanks for adding it to our list.

  116. Chris August 25, 2017 at 3:33 am - Reply

    Love it plz add more

  117. Olivia August 27, 2017 at 11:47 pm - Reply

    These are the Best! I’ve been sharing these with my school and my girl Scouts! Thx so much!

  118. Vihaan the Indian August 31, 2017 at 9:35 am - Reply

    Did these riddles with my sister and I had to read the answers for her all the time
    There were some riddles which were common but she couldn’t answer most of them
    They are brilliant

  119. Josh September 14, 2017 at 10:16 am - Reply

    Which weighs more, a pound of beef or a pound of coins

    Beef-the coins are Brittish money

    • Carrie Anne September 16, 2017 at 12:57 pm - Reply

      That’s great Josh! I’ve heard of a similar riddle but love the London connection (especially since we just returned from there). Thanks for sharing

  120. Fahad September 21, 2017 at 10:11 am - Reply

    Fantastic enjoyed doing it

  121. VIvek September 22, 2017 at 12:37 pm - Reply

    Thank you for making us a bit smarter than before. Used these to make my girlfriend sleep with a smile on her face.

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  123. Olive Wigand September 29, 2017 at 4:08 pm - Reply

    Wow these are awsome. I have a riddle for you if you put an (animal) bat in a bathroom can the bat live in it forever? Anwser:yes take away the h and its a batroom (Get it)

    • Carrie Anne September 29, 2017 at 8:15 pm - Reply

      That’s a great one Olive. Thanks for sharing.

  124. dhanvesh September 30, 2017 at 5:50 am - Reply

    amazing send me more on will you i host events

  125. Christina October 1, 2017 at 4:32 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much, I’ll definitely try to check it out!

  126. austin October 10, 2017 at 9:50 am - Reply

    this made me feel good

  127. Evey October 11, 2017 at 9:06 am - Reply

    This is so cool. In my school, we are having red ribbon week, and there is a day that we do brain twisters. So I will definitely use some of these. They stumped my best friend, so they will definitely stump a whole elementary school. You rock.

  128. Evey October 11, 2017 at 9:09 am - Reply

    here is one my teacher told me
    Q: what has rivers and lakes but no water, forests but no trees, and highways but no cars?
    A: a map

  129. Kaylee October 11, 2017 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    i have a good one!.

    rinos like to ram railroads. can you spell that without any R’s? anser: yes you can t-h-a-t

  130. indh October 14, 2017 at 3:15 am - Reply

    Awesome. Entertaining

  131. Khushi October 15, 2017 at 11:56 pm - Reply

    Very interesting riddles

  132. Dave October 21, 2017 at 11:45 am - Reply

    Thanks for posting!

    Suggest adding a few blank lines after every riddle so people looking at them on their screen can try to answer them without seeing the answer RIGHT below.

    Alternate answer for 3 and 5 gal pails is: fill the 3 gal pail and pour into empty 5 gal pail. Then refill 3 gal pail and fill the 5 gal pail leaving 1 gal in the 3 gal pail. Empty the 5 gal pail and pour the 1 gal in. Then fill 3 gal pail and pour in for total of exactly 4 gal.

    Some spelling mistakes (storey not story in the house question), centimeters not centemeters in that riddle

    rainbow riddle would be fairer if written “what is at the end of rainbow?”

    • Carrie Anne October 21, 2017 at 7:41 pm - Reply

      Thanks for the corrections and the alternative riddle answer. I love riddles that have multiple ways of solving them. Good idea about adding some separation from the answers. I’ll have to give that idea some thought.

  133. Elakkia October 22, 2017 at 3:35 am - Reply

    Thanks for sharing all this amazing riddles.My mum really love these riddles
    Please tell me when your going to post more.
    I will be very interested to share more with my family and friends…😊😊😊

  134. Savana October 29, 2017 at 2:46 pm - Reply

    I love this. These are really good

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  136. Riddlesly November 15, 2017 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the sharing. Amazing and tricky riddles here. 🙂

  137. Rosie November 15, 2017 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    Please post some more riddles! I had so much fun with my granddaughters. Thank You!

    • Riya November 20, 2017 at 7:18 am - Reply

      Yes they are amazing

  138. Riya November 20, 2017 at 7:17 am - Reply

    Thank you I will use this riddles in my school magazine I was thinking that what should I write thank you very much for helping

  139. Hellen November 25, 2017 at 5:56 am - Reply

    There is also another one:

    Answer: Long Time No See

  140. Noush November 26, 2017 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    Thanks for great riddles, it made our long trip with my 10 years old son, fun and tolerable! Thanks

  141. Brendan Cullen November 27, 2017 at 7:48 am - Reply

    Have just printed 2 copies of these out (without answers) for my 2 boys!
    Many thanks!

  142. Andy November 28, 2017 at 7:48 am - Reply

    What has 2 hands but no fingers.

    a clock.

    an explorer is captured by Indians. The Indian chief says that he will allow the explorer 1 statement before he is executed. If the statement is a lie, he will be thrown off a cliff. If it is a truth, he will be given to the lions. The explorer thinks hard and says his statement. The chief thinks hard and has no choice but to let him go. why is that?

    The explorer said he will be thrown off a cliff. This thus causes a paradox allowing it to be true but at the same time a lie.

    • Carrie Anne December 8, 2017 at 9:57 am - Reply

      Love this Andy! Who doesn’t love a good paradox. Thanks for sharing.

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