Water Riddles

Here are seven riddles for kids where the answer is water. These brainteasers are therefore excellent for using with our other beverage and nature riddles.

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

The seventh idea is a What Am I riddle. To use that one, read 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 can be sparkling but which isn’t a star, they might guess that it’s glitter, a sequin or someone’s eyes.

If they don’t guess that water is the answer, read your children the second clue and ask them to try guessing again. Keep doing this until they either guess correctly that the answer is water or they run out of clues.

7 Water Riddles For Kids

Water Riddles For Kids

You might use a lot of this
For a fight in summer
If this leaks inside your house
You might call a plumber

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This is something you can find
In a lake and in a stream
When frozen it turns to ice
When boiled it turns to steam

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I go solid in freezers
In rivers I can flow
My chemical formula
Is known as H2O

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This is sometimes sparkling
And sometimes it is still
As it is a liquid
It’s something you can spill

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If you go to Niagara Falls
You’ll see lots of this in motion
You also see it in a bath
In a glass and in the ocean

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I’m liquid and I flow, I’m made of H2O

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What Am I?

I can be sparkling but I’m not a star
I can run but I don’t have any legs
I can fall but I don’t get hurt
I’m found in a bath but I’m not a rubber duck
I can help you clean but I’m not soap

Microscope Riddles

Here 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

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

Gold Riddles

We’re continuing our series of metal riddles today with seven that all have gold as their answer.

Some of these riddles for kids can also be used with several of our other themes, such as those about colors, jewelry and sports.

The first six of them are rhyming riddles, with the seventh asking your children the question What Am I?

To use that last idea, read the clue that’s on the first line to your children and have them guess the answer. As the clue is that it’s something that is sometimes found in a pot but that isn’t a stew, they might guess that it’s a plant, soup or tea.

If they don’t work out that you’re referring to a pot of gold, read them the clue on the second line and have them guess again. Keep going until they either work out that the answer is gold or they run out of clues.

Gold Riddles For Kids

Gold Riddles For Kids

It is something very shiny
And is a valuable metal
If you win at the Olympics
It’s the color of your medal

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I’m sometimes made into a coin
And sometimes into an ingot
When at the end of a rainbow
I am what is inside the pot

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Some people bite into it
But it is not a carrot
It is a precious metal
That’s pure 24 karat

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I’m in many types of jewelry
Like the chain of a necklace
In the tale of Rumpelstiltskin
He could spin straw into this

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If you get this kind of medal
It means that you’ve done the best
I am the kind of coins you find
In a buried treasure chest

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This has been known to cause a rush
But it’s not a Black Friday sale
It’s a yellow precious metal
Weighed in troy ounces on a scale

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What Am I?

I’m sometimes found in a pot but I’m not stew
I can be a bar but I’m not soap
I’ve been known to cause a rush but I’m not a Black Friday sale
I’m a type of metal but I’m not tin
I can be a medal but I’m not silver

Silver Riddles

Our series of metal riddles is continuing today with six where the answer is silver.

Some of these can also be used with our other chemistry, jewelry and color riddles.

The first five of these are rhyming riddles, while the sixth asks your kids What Am I?

To use that sixth idea, read the first line to your children and ask them to guess the answer. As the clue is that it’s a color but which isn’t blue, they might guess that it’s red, green, yellow or any number of other colors.

If they don’t guess that the answer is silver, read them the second clue and ask them to guess again. Keep going until they guess the correct answer or they run out of clues.

Silver Riddles For Kids

Silver Riddles For Kids

If you are an athlete
Who is running in a race
It’s the type of medal
Which you get for second place

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It is a type of metal
That’s sometimes used for a necklace
It’s not gold or copper though
Ag is the symbol for this

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These are the color of bells
In a famous Christmas song
It’s said clouds have this lining
Even when something is wrong

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It’s often used in jewelry
As it is a precious metal
If you’re second in a race
It’s the color of your medal

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This is a type of color
But it’s not yellow or blue
You’ll need this type of bullet
If a werewolf’s after you

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What Am I?

I’m a color but I’m not blue
I can be a type of lining but I’m not found in clothing
I come before ‘Bells’ in a Christmas song but I’m not Jingle
I’m a type of metal but I’m not copper
I’m a type of medal at the Olympic Games but I’m not gold

Iron Riddles

For the next few sets of riddles, we’re going to be focusing on different types of metal. Today, all of these riddles for kids have iron as the answer.

Although the theme is metal, some of these ideas can also be used with our chemistry or household item riddles.

The first three of these rhyme, with the fourth being a What Am I riddle. To use that last idea, read the clue on the first line to your children and have them take a guess at what they think the answer is.

As the clue is that it’s something which can be used to hit a ball but which isn’t a tennis racket, they might guess that it’s a foot, a baseball bat or a golf club. (n.b. Although the final answer of a golf club is sort of true – an iron is a type of golf club – that’s not the correct answer.)

If they don’t give iron as the answer, read them the clue on the second line and have them guess again. Keep doing this until they either give the answer ‘iron’ or they run out of clues.

Iron Riddles For Kids

Iron Riddles For Kids

This can be used to flatten clothes
Or in golf to hit a ball
This goes before a movie Man
And is a type of metal

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If you dropped this on your foot
You would find it really hurts
It’s usually heated up
And is used to flatten shirts

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This is a common type of metal
With the chemical symbol Fe
When mixed with oxygen and water
You will find that it can get rusty

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What Am I?

I can be used to hit a ball but I’m not a tennis racket
I come before Man to make a superhero but I’m not a spider
I’m put on shirts but I’m not a necktie
I’m a metal but I’m not gold
I can get rusty but I’m not the Tinman in The Wizard Of Oz