Paper Riddles

Our series of school riddles for kids is continuing today with a set that have paper as their answer.

These could therefore also be used with many of our other themes such as art, office and trees.

The first four of these are rhyming riddles, with the fifth asking your children What Am I?

To use that last one, read the first line to your kids and have them take a guess at the answer. As the clue mentions something that can cut, they might suggest scissors or a saw.

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

5 Paper Riddles For Kids

Paper Riddles For Kids

I do not get put on a bed
Even though I am a sheet
Instead put me in a binder
To keep your desk nice and neat

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I sometimes have lines on me
And other times I am blank
I am made from cut down trees
Although I am not a plank

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Plenty of sheets
But no bed in sight
It can cut you
But it doesn’t bite

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What is this thing that you use at school?
In English it has horizontal lines
In Art it will usually be plain
And for graphs in Math it will have gridlines

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What Am I?

I can cut but I’m not a knife
I sometimes have paint put on me but I’m not a wall
I come from trees but I’m not a fruit
I’m a sheet but I don’t get put on a bed
I get put in a printer but I’m not ink

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Squirrel Riddles

We’re continuing with our theme of animal riddles today with four where the answer is ‘squirrel.’

These are therefore also perfect for using with some of our other themes, such as books, fall and nature.

The first three of these are rhyming riddles for kids; the word ‘squirrel’ completes the rhyme of the second one.

The collection is rounded off with one that asks What Am I? To use that final idea, read the first clue to your kids and ask them to guess the answer. As it says that it’s something that climbs trees, they might guess that you’re describing a monkey.

If they don’t guess that it’s a squirrel, read them the second clue and have them guess again. Keep doing this until your children either guess that you’ve been describing a squirrel or they run out of clues.

4 Squirrel Riddles For Kids

Squirrel Riddles For Kids

This is a type of animal
Of which Nutkin was a male
They climb trees and collect nuts
And they have a bushy tail

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I am a type of rodent
You might see often in the fall
I run round gathering nuts
I climb trees – I’m a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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One in a book had the name Nutkin
Then there’s the friend of Bullwinkle
Scrat from the movie Ice Age was one
What are these types of animal?

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What Am I?

I climb trees but I’m not a cat
I hibernate but I’m not a bear
I eat nuts but I’m not a bird
I’m a type of rodent but I’m not a rat
I have a bushy tail but I’m not a fox

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Bear Riddles

Our series of animal riddles continues today with a collection that all have ‘bear’ as the answer.

These therefore also go well with many of our other themes such as books, nature and camping.

The first four of these riddles for kids rhyme, while the fifth asks them What Am I?

To use the last riddle, read the first line to your children and ask them to guess what they think the answer is. As it asks about an animal in The Muppets that’s not a pig, there’s a good chance they’ll say ‘frog’ rather than ‘bear’.

If they give an incorrect answer, read them the second clue and ask them to guess again. Keep doing this until they either give bear as the answer or they run out of clues.

5 Bear Riddles For Kids

Bear Riddles For Kids

I am a type of mammal
Whose height and strength are very great
I have big paws and thick fur
And in dark caves I hibernate

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What is this type of animal?
A cartoon had one called Yogi
Then there’s the well-known Paddington
And in The Muppets there’s Fozzie

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If you see one when you’re camping
It might give you a big fright
They can be black, brown or grizzly
And pandas are black and white

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What is this type of animal?
The Jungle Book had Baloo
Smokey warns you about fires
There’s also Winnie-The-Pooh

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What Am I?

I’m one of the animals in The Muppets but I’m not a pig
I have large paws but I’m not a lion
I have fur but I’m not a cat
I sometimes live in caves but I’m not a bat
I hibernate but I’m not a squirrel

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Dragon Riddles

We’re continuing our series of animal riddles today with many where the answer is in fact a mythical creature – a dragon.

These ideas therefore also go well with our riddles for kids about monsters and other types of scary things.

There are six riddles in total – the first five are rhyming ones and the sixth asks your kids What Am I?

To use the last idea, read your children the first line of it and ask them to take a guess at what they think you’re describing.

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

6 Dragon Riddles For Kids

Dragon Riddles For Kids

This looks a bit like a lizard
Its wings help it fly higher
It is a mythical creature
That’s able to breathe fire

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In The Hobbit there was one
Harry Potter had more than three
If you were to make one mad
From its mouth fire you would see

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This is a scary reptile
A giant lizard with wings
Because it can breathe fire
Great fear is what it brings

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This is a legendary creature
Whose fiery breath can be quite ruthless
In movies about how to train them
The main one went by the name Toothless

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There’s one that is called Smaug
Who in The Hobbit guarded gold
The fire that he breathed
Means that you would never be cold

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What Am I?

I have a tail but I’m not a mouse
I have scales but I’m not a fish
I have wings but I’m not an airplane
I’m a mythical creature but I’m not a unicorn
I have fire coming out of my mouth but I’m not a flame thrower

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Snake Riddles

We’re continuing with our series of riddles with an animal theme today with seven that all have ‘snake’ as their answer.

The first six of them rhyme, while the seventh is a What Am I? riddle. To use the last idea, read the first line to your children and have them guess the answer.

If they’re not right, read them the clue on the second line and have them guess again.

Keep doing this until they’ve worked out that snake is the answer or they run out of clues.

7 Snake Riddles For Kids

Snake Riddles For Kids

Some types slither on the ground
Some can live up in trees
Adders, vipers and cobras
What animals are these?

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This is sometimes called a serpent
And its skin has a lot of scales
It can have a venomous bite
And some have rattles in their tails

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In Harry Potter this animal
Represents the house of Slytherin
In The Jungle Book there’s one called Kaa
They have a forked tongue and shed their skin

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This creature is without legs
And a tongue that has a fork
You might hear parseltongue
If you found one that could talk

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In the first book of the Bible
This creature tempted Adam and Eve
To eat fruit that they shouldn’t have
So Eden is where they had to leave

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This animal can be quite long
But it doesn’t have a great height
It can have deadly venom though
So beware because it can bite

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What am I?

I have no legs but I’m not a broken chair
I have scales but I don’t weigh things
I sometimes have a rattle but I’m not a baby
I’m sometimes an adder but I don’t have a calculator
I scare many people but I’m not a spider
I was in the Garden of Eden but I’m not Adam or Eve

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