Mercury Riddles

We’re continuing our series of space riddles today with four that have the answer Mercury.

These could also be used with many of our themed riddles, such as planet, solar system, metal and chemistry.

The first three of these rhyme, with the word Mercury completing the rhyme of the third one.

The fourth riddle then asks your children What Am I? To use that, read the clue on the first line to your kids and have them take a guess at the answer.

As the clue lets them know that it has the atomic symbol Hg, there’s a good chance that they won’t work out that Mercury is the answer (unless they know their periodic table!)

If they don’t guess the correct answer, read them the clue on the second line and have them guess again. Keep doing this until they either work out that the answer is Mercury or they run out of clues.

4 Mercury Riddles For Kids

Mercury Riddles For Kids

When the temperature gets higher
It makes this liquid metal rise
It is also a planet’s name
Which is the one smallest in size

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I’m found in some thermometers
As I move up when I get hot
I’m also the smallest planet
And so Jupiter I am not

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80 is my atomic number
And I have the symbol Hg
I’m the planet closest to the sun
Which means my name is _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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What Am I?

I have the atomic symbol Hg but I’m not hydrogen
I’m a metal but I’m not gold
I’m a liquid but I’m not solder
I’m a Roman god but I’m not Apollo
I’m a planet but I’m not Mars

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Mars Riddles

We’re starting a new series today, so over the next few weeks we’ll be publishing lots of riddles for kids which have a space theme.

To kick off the series, we have some riddles that all have Mars as their answer – these can therefore also be used with our other planet riddles.

The first couple of these rhyme, while the last one asks your children What Am I?

To use that final idea, read the clue on the first line to your kids and get them to guess what the answer is. As the clue only lets them know that it’s something red, they might answer that it’s Santa Claus, a telephone box in England or a strawberry.

If they’re incorrect, read them the clue on the second line and get them to guess again. Keep doing this until they either work out that the answer is Mars or they run out of clues.

Mars Riddles For Kids

Mars Riddles For Kids

I’m named after a Roman God
I’m the fourth planet from the sun
I am known as the red planet
And have two moons rather than one

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If you go to outer space
And head away from the sun
The first planet you would reach
Would be this red, dusty one

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What Am I?

I’m red but I’m not a stop light
I’m named after a Roman God but I’m not Apollo
I have a Mount Olympus but I’m not Greece
I have polar ice caps but I’m not the Arctic Circle
I’m a planet but I’m not Jupiter

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