Elevator Riddles

Here are four riddles for kids where an elevator is the answer to each one. These are therefore perfect for using with our other building riddles.

The first three of these are rhyming riddles, while the fourth asks your children What Am I?

To use that final idea, read the clue that’s on the first line to your kids and ask them to try guessing the answer. As the clue is that it’s something that has buttons but which isn’t a shirt, they might guess that it’s a microwave, a TV remote or a car stereo.

If they don’t guess that the answer is an elevator, read them the clue on the second line and ask them to guess again. Keep going until they either work out that an elevator is the answer to the riddle or until they run out of clues.

4 Elevator Riddles For Kids

Elevator Riddles For Kids

You need to press its button
To go to another floor
However this thing won’t move
Until it has closed its door

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Although I’m not a book
I need two stories or more
I go straight up and down
To go to another floor

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If you want to go up a floor
You might use an escalator
Another choice that goes straight up
It is called an _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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What Am I?

I have buttons but I’m not a shirt
I have doors but I’m not a house
I go up and down but I’m not an umbrella
I need at least two stories but I’m not a book of fairytales
I’m found in tall buildings but I’m not a penthouse

Hospital Riddles

Here are six riddles for kids where a hospital is the answer. These are therefore great for using with our other medical and building riddles.

The first four of these are rhyming riddles, while the fifth is a one line riddle that also rhymes.

The 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 try guessing what they think is being described. As the clue is that it’s a type of building but which isn’t a shed, they might guess that it’s a house, shopping mall or a skyscraper.

If they don’t guess that it’s a hospital, read them the second clue and have them take another guess. Keep going until they either guess correctly that the answer is a hospital or they run out of clues.

6 Hospital Riddles For Kids

Hospital Riddles For Kids

If you have been feeling sick
And then you feel even worse
You might go to this building
To see a doctor or a nurse

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If you’ve been badly injured
Or are feeling really sickly
You might call an ambulance
And then go to this place quickly

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A sign for this special building
Might only show its first letter
It is where you will get taken
When injured so you get better

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If you get badly injured
Then to this place you will zoom
As they can give you treatment
In the emergency room

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If you are feeling sick get to this building quick

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What Am I?

I’m a type of building but I’m not a shed
I have many rooms but I’m not a house
I have several departments but I’m not a grocery store
I have many beds but I’m not a hotel
I’m where you might go when you’re feeling sick but I’m not a drugstore

London Riddles

For the last few weeks, we’ve been publishing loads of geography riddles that are great for using with kids, no matter whether you’re a parent, teacher, childcare worker or something else.

That series continues today with four rhyming riddles for kids where the answer is London.

These therefore work well with many of our other themes, such as those that are about different cities, buildings and transport.

4 London Riddles For Kids

London Riddles For Kids

This city has the river Thames
With the Houses of Parliament close by
It also has Trafalgar Square
And a ferris wheel – The _ _ _ _ _ _ Eye

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Tower Bridge and St Paul’s Cathedral
Big Ben and Westminster Abbey
Which city would you have to visit
If these were things you want to see?

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To get around this city
You might need a Tube map
And as you get on the train
Be sure to “mind the gap”

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If you visit this city
Then something you don’t want to miss
Is the Changing Of The Guard
Outside of Buckingham Palace

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

Gingerbread House Riddles

Here are several different rhyming riddles for kids where the answer is ‘Gingerbread House’.

These are perfect for using with many of our other riddle themes like:

3 Gingerbread House Riddles For Kids

Gingerbread House Riddles For Kids

With four walls and a roof
Icing and candy all around
It looks just like the place
Hansel and Gretel could be found

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You might make this at Christmas
So that you can stuff your face
A cake, icing and candy
An edible dwelling place

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If you put it together
And then you decorate
Then you end up with a home
You can eat off a plate