Sand Riddles

Here are eight riddles for kids where sand is the answer. These ideas are therefore perfect for using with our other beach and nature riddles.

The first six of these are rhyming riddles, with the word ‘sand’ completing the rhyme of the sixth. The seventh is a one line riddle, while the eighth and final riddle asks your children the question What Am I?

To use that idea, read the first line to your children and have them take a guess at the answer. As the clue is that it’s something that’s small but which isn’t a hamster, they might guess that it’s a coin, an eraser or a grape.

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

Sand Riddles For Kids

Sand Riddles For Kids

This can be found on a golf course
But it is not a blade of grass
Instead it’s something that’s grainy
And is found in an hourglass

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You might find this on the ground
But it isn’t dirty mud
It is sometimes put in bags
To protect against a flood

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I am something that’s so small
Lots of me fits on a teaspoon
You can see me on a beach
And I am what makes up a dune

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To answer this riddle
You don’t need to be brainy
Just name what’s on the beach
It’s the stuff that is grainy

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I’m made into a castle
Although I am not a brick
I might get into your food
If you have a beach picnic

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Thousands of pieces of this stuff
Can be held in the palm of your hand
It’s something you find on the beach
Which means that the answer is some _ _ _ _

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If you take a photo of this at the beach, it might look quite grainy.

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What Am I?

I’m small but I’m not a hamster
I’m found on a golf course but I’m not a golf ball
I’m a natural material but I’m not a blade of grass
I can be made into a castle but I’m not a brick
I’m grainy but I’m not an old photograph

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Island Riddles

Our series of riddles for kids with a geography theme continues today with six that have island as their answer.

The first five of these are rhyming riddles, with the last one asking your children What Am I?

To use that sixth idea, read the first line to your children and have them guess the answer. As it’s something surrounded by water, they might guess that it’s a castle with a moat, a boat or a floating candle.

If they don’t guess that the answer is an island, read them the second clue and have them guess again. Keep going until they either guess correctly or they run out of clues.

6 Island Riddles For Kids

Island Riddles For Kids

I am a certain type of land mass
With water surrounding me
You might come to me for vacation
An example’s Hawaii

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There is one of these called Easter
With statues of faces made of stone
If you were on a desert one
You’re probably shipwrecked and alone

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You might get to one by airplane
Or you might prefer to go by boat
As it’s surrounded by water
But it’s not a castle with a moat

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Sicily is one of these
As is Madagascar
New Zealand is also one
And so is Jamaica

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There is one called Madagascar
But it isn’t a movie
And if you want a good hot dog
Go to the one called Coney

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What Am I?

I’m surrounded by water but I’m not a fish
I’m often found in an ocean but I’m not a whale
I have beaches but I’m not California
I can be a desert but I’m not the Sahara

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Shark Riddles

Our series of animal riddles has proven to be very popular, so we’re continuing with that theme today with seven where ‘shark’ is the answer.

These riddles for kids therefore fit in well with many of our other themes, such as nature, movies, beach and scary.

The first five of these are rhyming ones, there’s a one liner and it’s rounded off by a What Am I? riddle.

To use the last idea, read the first line of it to your children and get them to take a guess at what they think the answer is.

The reference to teeth might make them say something like a comb, mouth or lion. If that’s the case and they don’t guess that the answer’s shark, read them the second clue and ask them to guess again.

Keep doing this until they either guess that shark is the correct answer or they run out of clues.

7 Shark Riddles For Kids

Shark Riddles For Kids

Some people are scared of this creature
Because it can have a big bite
So be careful out in the ocean
One of its kind is a Great White

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When someone doesn’t swim in the ocean
Then this animal might be the cause
Because they’re afraid they’ll be bitten
By this large fish who’s the star of Jaws

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I have a very big bite
But I do not ever bark
I swim out in the ocean
I have a fin – I’m a _ _ _ _ _

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Swimming around the ocean
While prey it does seek
The Discovery Channel
Gives it its own week

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If you see this in the ocean
Then you will probably pause
Because most people are so scared
Of this creature that’s in Jaws

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Many people are scared of this fish that has large Jaws

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What Am I?

I have a lot of teeth but I’m not a cog
I scare a lot of people but I’m not a spider
I have a fin but I’m not a boat
I’m found in the ocean but I’m not a buoy
I sometimes have a hammerhead but I don’t hit nails

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Towel Riddles

For the last few weeks we’ve been publishing many different riddles where the answers are all household items and more specifically things that you would find in a bathroom.

We’re bringing that series to an end for now with today’s set of riddles for children which all have ‘towel’ as their answer.

The first three of these are rhyming riddles, the fourth is a one-liner and the fifth asks What Am I?

To use that fifth idea, have your kids read the first line and attempt to guess what’s being described. If they’re incorrect, have them move on to the second clue and take another guess.

They should keep going until they either work out that the answer is towel or they run out of clues.

Towel Riddles For Kids

Towel Riddles For Kids

You always make me get wet
But not because you make me cry
It is because my purpose
Is to ensure that you get dry

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You always bring me to the beach
So you don’t have to lay on the sand
Then once you’ve been in the water
With drying you, I help lend a hand

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You use this every day
Many times I would bet
The more that you get dry
The more that it gets wet

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I can be used to dry any tears that you cry

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What Am I?

I’m rectangular but I’m not a kitchen table
I’m usually made of cotton but I’m not a T-shirt
I absorb water but I’m not a sponge
I’m sometimes used at a beach but I’m not a bucket
I’m found in a bathroom but I’m not a toothbrush

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Lighthouse Riddles

Today we have some riddles for kids where the answer is ‘Lighthouse’.

These are therefore great for using with all of our other sailing riddles, or if you’re wanting your children to answer clues about different types of buildings.

The first two of these rhyme, while the third idea is a What Am I riddle?

To use the final option, your child should read the first line and guess what they think the answer is. If they’re incorrect, they should read the second line and guess again. They should keep going until they either get the right answer or they run out of clues.

3 Lighthouse Riddles For Kids

Lighthouse Riddles For Kids

We need to warn sailors
That there are rocks close by
So we build this building
That shines out from up high

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I am a type of building
And from the top I shine
I warn sailors about rocks
So that ships will be fine

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What Am I?

I’m tall but I’m not a basketball player
I’m thin but I’m not a flagpole
I shine but I’m not the sun
I help sailors but I’m not an anchor
I’m a building but I’m not a skyscraper

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