Microscope Riddles

Microscope RiddlesHere are six riddles for kids where the answer is a microscope. These are therefore great for using with all of our other medical, chemistry and science riddles.

The first four are rhyming riddles, with the word ‘microscope’ completing the rhyme of the fourth, while the fifth is a one line riddle that contains an internal rhyme.

The sixth and final idea is a What Am I riddle. To use that one, read the first line to your kids and ask them to try to guess what’s being described. As the clue is that it’s something that has a slide but which isn’t a playground, they might guess that it’s a water park or a Powerpoint presentation.

If they don’t guess that a microscope is the answer, read them the second clue and have them take another guess now that they have some extra information. Keep doing this until they either guess that the correct answer is a microscope or they run out of clues.

Microscope Riddles For Kids

Although I’m not a playground
I am something with a slide
I can be found in a lab
I help things be magnified

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This item helps you see things
Too small for the naked eye
Just insert them on a slide
And then this will magnify

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Although your eye gets put on this
It is not a door peephole
It’s something used in a lab if
Viewing small things is your goal

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I am something that has a slide
Although I don’t have a slope
In a lab I magnify things
Which means I’m a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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When I’m used with a slide things can be magnified

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What Am I?

I have a slide but I’m not a playground
I have a lens but I’m not a camera
I can help you see cells but I’m not a prison guard
I can be found in a laboratory but I’m not a test tube
I have your eye pressed to me but I’m not a peephole

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Telescope Riddles

Telescope RiddlesHere are seven riddles for kids where the answer is a telescope, so they’re great for using with our other science, space and astronomy riddles.

The first five of these are rhyming riddles, while the sixth is a one line riddle which also has an internal rhyme.

The last of these is a What Am I riddle. To use that one, read the clue that’s on the first line to your children and have them take a guess at what they think the answer might be. As the clue is that it’s something you can look through but which isn’t a window, they might guess that it’s a camera or a pair of sunglasses.

If they don’t guess that a telescope is the answer, read them the second clue and ask them to take another guess. Keep doing this until your kids either work out that the answer is a telescope or they run out of clues.

Telescope Riddles For Kids

When looking at the night sky
You’re able to see the moon
But you might need to use this
If you want to see Neptune

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Although I’m not a window
I am something you look through
I’m often on a tripod
Things in space I help you view

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If you put your eye to this
It can help you to see far
It helps you to see planets
The moon or even a star

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This is something you can look through
Although it’s not a bubble
There is a large one out in space
Which has the name of Hubble

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I’m often on a tripod
As I need a steady base
You look through me at the sky
For a good look into space

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I can help you see far like the moon or a star

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What Am I?

I can be looked through but I’m not a window
I have your eye pressed to me but I’m not a door peephole
I’m often placed on a tripod but I’m not a camera
I help you see things that are far away but I’m not a pair of binoculars
I’m often pointed at the sky but I’m not a satellite dish

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Bee Riddles

Bee Riddles

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Here are nine riddles for kids where the answer is a bee. These are therefore perfect for using with our other nature and insect riddles.

The first seven of these are rhyming riddles, with the word ‘bee’ completing the rhyme of the seventh.

The eighth is a one line riddle that has an internal rhyme, while the ninth and final riddle asks your kids What Am I?

To use that last idea, read the first line of it to your children and have them take a guess at what they think the answer might be. As the clue is that it’s something that can fly but which isn’t a helicopter, they might guess that it’s an airplane or a bird.

If they don’t guess that a bee is the answer, read them the clue that’s on the second line and ask them to take another guess now that they have some additional information. Keep going until they either guess correctly that the answer’s a bee or they run out of clues.

Bee Riddles For Kids

I am an insect
A hive is my home
I eat some pollen
To make honeycomb

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This is a flying insect
In a hive it might be seen
Its workers go get pollen
To take it back to their queen

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I’m a yellow and black insect
But to say I’m a wasp would be wrong
I am something that makes honey
And you might see me bumble along

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This is something that can be a queen
It is yellow and black and has wings
It can be sweet as it makes honey
But when defending itself it stings

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I am something that flies
And I am an insect
I make a buzzing noise
And can sting to protect

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This has a head and tail
But it is not money
It is a flying insect
That helps to make honey

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I’m an insect that can fly
And many say I’m busy
I often live in a hive
I make honey – I’m a _ _ _

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I buzz and have wings and my tail stings

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What Am I?

I can fly but I’m not a helicopter
I’m an insect but I’m not an ant
I’m yellow and black but I’m not a butterfly
I can sting but I’m not a wasp
I can often be found near honey but I’m not Winnie The Pooh

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Butterfly Riddles

Butterfly Riddles

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Here are five riddles for kids where a butterfly is the answer, so they’re great for using with our other insect and nature riddles.

The first four of them are rhyming riddles, with the word ‘butterfly’ completing the rhyme of the fourth one.

The fifth of these is a What Am I riddle. To use that idea, read your children the clue that’s on the first line and ask them to take a guess at what they think the answer might be. As the clue is that it’s something that has scales but which doesn’t measure weight, they might guess that it’s a fish or a snake.

If your kids don’t guess that the answer is a butterfly, read them the second clue and have them take another guess. Keep doing this until they either work out that a butterfly is the answer or they run out of clues.

Butterfly Riddles For Kids

This part of nature gets transformed
But it’s not summer becoming fall
It starts as a caterpillar
But emerges with wings colorful

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I am a type of insect
But one that is beautiful
I look just like a large moth
But one that is colorful

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It starts off as a caterpillar
And then it becomes a chrysalis
Then later it has colorful wings
Once it’s gone through metamorphosis

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I am a type of insect
You might see flutter by
I have wings so colorful
I am a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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What Am I?

I have scales but I don’t measure weight
I’m an insect but I’m not a cockroach
I feed on nectar but I’m not a bee
I’m colorful but I’m not a rainbow
I flutter but I’m not a hummingbird

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Ant Riddles

Ant Riddles

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Here are four riddles for kids where the answer is an ant – great for using with our other nature and insect riddles.

The first three of these are rhyming riddles, while the fourth is a What Am I riddle.

To use that final idea, read the clue that’s on the first line to your kids and have them take a guess at what they think the answer might be. As the clue is that it’s something that helps create a hill but which isn’t a mole, they might guess that it’s a digger.

If they don’t guess that an ant is the answer, read them the second clue and have them guess again now that they have some extra information. Keep going until they either guess that an ant is the correct answer or they run out of clues.

Ant Riddles For Kids

This is a type of insect
With antennae on its head
It might be found in a hill
And can be fire or red

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I’m sometimes a soldier
That’s part of an army
I’m also an insect
That’s in a colony

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This builds a hill but isn’t a mole
In fact it is a small insect
It can sometimes be red or fire
And it builds tunnels that connect

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What Am I?

I help create a hill but I’m not a mole
I can carry heavy loads but I’m not a dump truck
I’m an insect but I’m not a dung beetle
I sometimes come after fire but I’m not a fly
I can be red but I’m not a ladybug

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Mosquito Riddles

Mosquito RiddlesHere are seven riddles for kids that all have a mosquito as their answer. These are therefore perfect for using with some of our other insect and nature riddles.

The first six of these are rhyming riddles, with the word ‘mosquito’ completing the rhyme of the sixth.

The seventh and final riddle asks your children What Am I? To use that one, read the clue that’s on the first line to your children and ask them to guess what they think the answer might be. As the clue is that it’s something that spreads disease but which isn’t a sneeze, they might guess that it’s a cough, germs or unclean water.

If they don’t guess that the answer is a mosquito, read your kids the clue that’s on the second line and have them take another guess. Keep doing this until they either give a mosquito as the answer or they run out of clues.

Mosquito Riddles For Kids

This is something that can fly
Although it is not a kite
It’s an annoying insect
Which is small and likes to bite

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Although I have some wings and fly
I am not a mallard duck
Although I’m not a vampire
On your blood I like to suck

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When in a foreign country
You might sleep under a net
So from this flying insect
An itchy bite you won’t get

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If you ever get bitten by me
You might rub cream on that area
If you’re in some countries overseas
My bite can give you malaria

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This is a type of insect
Although it’s not a bunch of fleas
It bites and sucks people’s blood
So spreads viruses and disease

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This is something that can cause pain
But it’s not stubbing your big toe
Instead it is a small insect
It bites – it is a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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What Am I?

I spread disease but I’m not a sneeze
I’m an insect but I’m not a spider
I can fly but I’m not an ant
I bite but I’m not a dog
I suck blood but I’m not a vampire

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Door Riddles

Door RiddlesHere are ten riddles for kids where the answer is a door, so they’re great for using with all of our other household item riddles.

The first eight of them are rhyming riddles, with the word ‘door’ completing the rhyme of the eighth. The ninth is a one line riddle that has an internal rhyme.

The tenth and final one is a What Am I riddle. To use that, read the first line of it to your kids and have them take a guess at what they think the answer might be. As the clue is that it’s something that’s made of wood but which isn’t a picnic table, they might guess that it’s a desk, a photo frame or a boomerang.

If they don’t guess that a door is the answer, read them the second clue and ask them to guess again now that they have some additional information. Keep going until they either work out that the answer is a door or they run out of clues.

Door Riddles For Kids

This can be open or closed
But it is not someone’s mind
Between rooms or on a car
Is where this thing you can find

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I’m often a rectangle
But I’m not a soccer goal
I often have a handle
And sometimes have a keyhole

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You can find this in your home
Although it is not a stair
This thing sometimes has a lock
But it’s not a piece of hair
It is often made of wood
Although it is not a chair
It’s sometimes on a closet
But it’s not something you wear

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This is something with a frame
Part of which is called a jamb
When people get frustrated
This is something they might slam

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Sometimes these are sliding
In a saloon bar then they swing
Sometimes they’re revolving
At the entrance of a building

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You find these throughout your home
There are several on a car
When one is slightly open
It is said that it is ajar

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Though this item’s not a map
To use it you might need a key
As you walk into a room
This might be something that you see

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A house has one front and back
A car usually has four
It is often between rooms
I’m talking about a _ _ _ _

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On a house you will see this thing that needs a key

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What Am I?

I’m often made of wood but I’m not a picnic table
I have a handle but I’m not a hairbrush
I sometimes slide but I’m not a child in a playground
I sometimes need a key but I’m not a map
I can be open or closed but I’m not a window

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Chair Riddles

Chair Riddles

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Here are five riddles for kids where the answer is a chair. These are therefore perfect for using with many of our other riddle themes such as household items and pieces of furniture.

The first four of these are rhyming riddles, with the word ‘chair’ completing the rhyme of the fourth.

The fifth riddle asks your kids What Am I? To use that idea, read the clue that’s on the first line to your children and ask them to guess what they think the answer might be. As the clue is that it’s something that has four legs but which isn’t a dog, they might guess that it’s a cat, a horse or a table.

If they don’t guess that a chair is the answer, read them the clue that’s on the second line and ask them to guess again. Keep doing this until they either guess that the answer is a chair or they run out of clues.

Chair Riddles For Kids

This is a piece of furniture
Often made of wood or plastic
It is somewhere that you can sit
But don’t use one that’s electric

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This might have a back and legs
But never has an armpit
But it can come after arm
For something on which you’d sit

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I am a piece of furniture
At a table I’m often found
When I’m there then I have four legs
But at a desk I swivel round

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This thing has a back and legs
But doesn’t have any hair
It’s something on which you sit
Which means that it is a _ _ _ _ _

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What Am I?

I have four legs but I’m not a dog
I have a back but I’m not a camel
I sometimes have arms but I don’t have any hands
I can be sat on but I’m not a horse
I’m a piece of furniture but I’m not a bookcase

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Book Riddles

Book RiddlesHere are six riddles for kids where the answer is a book, so they’re great for using with our other library, household item and school riddles.

The first five of these are rhyming riddles, with the word ‘book’ completing the rhyme of the fifth.

The sixth and final riddle asks your kids What Am I? To use that one, read the clue that’s on the first line to your children and ask them to guess what they think the answer might be. As the clue is that it’s something that has letters and numbers but which isn’t a computer keyboard, they might guess that it’s a cellphone, credit card or a billboard.

If they don’t guess that a book is the answer, read them the second clue and have them guess again now that they have some additional information. Keep doing this until they either work out that it’s a book or they run out of clues.

Book Riddles For Kids

Although this thing has a spine
It doesn’t have a face
Although it is not clothing
It gets stored in a case

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This thing has a cover
But it is not a bed
It has many pages
And is something that’s read

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A spine, no knees
Full of stories
You will find these
In libraries

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I’m something that’s been written
Although I am not a song
I can be a short story
Or a novel that is long

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I come after check
Guide, match, note and cook
I’m usually read
Which means I’m a _ _ _ _

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What Am I?

I have letters and numbers but I’m not a computer keyboard
I’m sometimes stored in a case but I’m not a cellphone
I contain paper but I’m not a ring binder
I have a cover but I’m not a pillow
I have a spine but I don’t have any bones

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Stairs Riddles

Stairs RiddlesHere are five riddles for kids where the answer is a set of stairs, so they’re perfect for using with all of our other riddles about household items.

The first four of them are rhyming riddles, with the word ‘stairs’ completing the rhyme of the fourth.

The fifth of these is a What Am I? riddle. To use that one, read the first line of it to your kids and have them take a guess at the answer. As the clue is that it’s something that goes up and down but which isn’t a helicopter, they might guess that it’s an airplane, an umbrella or a chimney sweep.

If they don’t guess that it’s some stairs, read your children the second clue and ask them to take another guess. Keep doing this until they either guess that stairs is the answer or they run out of clues.

If your kids give the answer as ‘staircase’ for any of these, that’s also an acceptable answer unless you’ve given them the fourth riddle as that wouldn’t rhyme.

Stairs Riddles For Kids

You might have these in your home
Although it’s not a door
You can go up and down them
To get between each floor

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To get around in a shopping mall
You might use an elevator
Or you might walk up and down what’s like
A non-moving escalator

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If an elevator’s not working
I am what you would have to use
So you can get to another floor
To go quickly, take my steps in twos

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You can find these in some homes
But they are not dining chairs
You can walk up and down these
Which means they’re a set of _ _ _ _ _ _

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What Am I?

I go up and down but I’m not a helicopter
I can be climbed but I’m not a mountain
I can be a flight but I don’t have any wings
I have steps but I’m not a ladder
I help you get between floors but I’m not an elevator

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