“What Am I?” Riddles with Answers

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When it comes to riddles for kids, “What Am I?” riddles provide a fun, engaging challenge. What we love the most about “What Am I?” riddles is that they get kids thinking differently.

They not only get the kids’ brains moving — they’re also a fun activity that kids (and adults!) can spend hours on!

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Do you think you can solve these “What Am I?” riddles? Here are the best “What Am I?” riddles with answers.

30 “What Am I?” Riddles With Answers

"What Am I?" Riddles with Answers

I have two hands, but I can not scratch myself. What am I?

Answer: A clock

I am a seed with three letters in my name. Take away the last two and I still sound the same. What am I?

Answer: A pea

What has to be broken before you can use it?

Answer: An egg

What has one eye but cannot see?

Answer: A needle

What begins with T ends with T and has T in it?

Answer: A teapot

What occurs once in a minute, twice in a moment, and never in one thousand years?

Answer: The letter M

What is full of holes but still holds water?

Answer: A sponge

Turn us on our backs and open up our stomachs, and you will be the wisest but at the start a lummox. What are we?

Answer: Books

What is always in front of you but can’t be seen?

Answer: The future

Where can you find cities, towns, shops, and streets but no people?

Answer: A map

I am an odd number. Take away a letter and I become even. What number am I?

Answer: Seven

What goes up but never comes back down?

Answer: Your age

I’m tall when I’m young, and I’m short when I’m old, what am I?

Answer: A candle

What type of cheese is made backwards?

Answer: Edam

What has a neck but no head?

Answer: A bottle

How many months of the year have 28 days?

Answer: All of them

What needs an answer but doesn’t ask a question?

Answer: A telephone

What is as light as a feather but even the strongest man in the world can’t hold it for long?

Answer: His breath

Forward I am heavy, but backward I am not. What am I?

Answer: Ton

Poor people have it. Rich people need it. If you eat it you die. What is it?

Answer: Nothing

What’s bright orange with green on top and sounds like a parrot?

Answer: Carrot

What word contains 26 letters, but only has three syllables?

Answer: Alphabet

I am often following you and copying your every move. Yet you can never touch me or catch me. What am I?

Answer: A shadow

I add lots of flavor and have many layers, but if you get to close I’ll make you cry. What am I?

Answer: An onion

What can you break, even if you never pick it up or touch it?

Answer: A promise

Come up and we go, Go down and we stay.

Answer: An anchor

White and thin, red within, with a nail at the end. What is it?

Answer: Finger

It can be said: To be gold is to be good; To be stone is to be nothing; To be glass is to be fragile; To be cold is to be cruel; Unmetaphored, what am I?

Answer: Heart

Give me food and I will live, Give me water, and I will die.

Answer: Fire

Use me well and I am everybody, Scratch my back and I am nobody.

Answer: Mirror
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