Advent Calendar Riddles

Advent Calendar Riddles

Click the picture to view this cute fabric advent calendar on Amazon

When the weather’s bad outside during the winter and you need to keep your kids entertained, why not give them some of our riddles to solve.

We have lots of riddles with a Christmas theme, with today’s set having ‘Advent Calendar’ as their answer.

The first couple of these are rhyming riddles, while the final one is a What Am I? riddle.

To use that one, read the first line to your children (or have them read it) and get them to guess what they think the answer is.

If they’re not correct, read the second line and guess again. Keep going until they either work out the correct answer or they run out of clues.

Advent Calendar Riddles For Kids

Open this everyday
For something that can’t be beat
Behind each of the doors
You will find a tasty treat

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This is a candy filled treat
That can be found in stores
In the run-up to Christmas
And has twenty-four doors

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What Am I?

I have several doors but I’m not a car
I’m on display in December but I’m not a nativity scene
You don’t see me after Christmas Day but I’m not a cookie for Santa
I often contain chocolate but I’m not an Easter egg

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Elf Riddles

Elf Riddles

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Here are three rhyming riddles for kids where the answer is either ‘Elf’ or ‘Elves’.

These are therefore great for using with all of our other Christmas riddles during the festive season.

Alternatively, the third option below could be used with our other riddles with a book theme.

Elf Riddles For Kids

It is thanks to beings like me
Your Christmas toys don’t come from stores
Because I am a little helper
Who makes your gifts from Santa Claus

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We are known for having pointy ears
And for making Christmas toys
Which are delivered by Santa to
All of the good girls and boys

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These are in the Harry Potter books
And Lord Of The Rings too
Some help to make lots of Christmas gifts
That Santa brings to you

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Christmas Wreath Riddles

Christmas Wreath Riddles

Click on the image to view this fun and crafty wreath on Amazon

Here are three riddles for kids where the answer is a Christmas wreath.

The first two of these rhyme, while the third is a What Am I riddle. For the latter one, read the first line of the riddle to your child(ren) and see if they can guess the correct answer.

If they can’t read the second clue and have them guess again. Keep going until they get the correct answer or they run out of clues.

These ideas can be used with all of our other Christmas riddles, although they can also work with other themes like nature or winter.

Christmas Wreath Riddles For Kids

It can be made from evergreens
Fir cones, berries and it’s round
On the front door of someone’s house
At Christmastime it is found

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This ring is made of leaves,
Flowers, fruits, twigs and more
And then at wintertime
It hangs on your front door

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What Am I?

I’m round but I’m not a wheel
I’m seen in December but I’m not Santa
I’m usually green but I’m not a pea
I’m made of twigs, flowers and leaves but I’m not a bird’s nest
I can be found on the front door of a house but I’m not a doorbell

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Nativity Scene Riddles

Nativity Scene Riddles

Click the picture to view this Melissa & Doug Nativity Set on Amazon

Here are three rhyming riddles for kids where the answer is ‘Nativity Scene’ or ‘Nativity Set’, as well as a ‘What Am I?’ riddle.

With the third ‘complete the riddle’ option, the answer would need to be ‘Nativity Scene’ in order for it to rhyme.

These are all perfect for using with our other Christmas riddles, when organizing a Christmas scavenger hunt at home or around your neighborhood or during some kind of Sunday School / kids church Bible game or activity.

These should be easy for children to solve, especially if they’re given during December when their minds will already be on the festive season.

Nativity Scene Riddles For Kids

This may seem like a strange mix
But it’s there for all to see
With parents, shepherds and kings
Some animals and a baby

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This has three people holding gifts
And a few animals maybe
Plus shepherds, parents and angels
And in the center, a baby

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If there are shepherds and a baby
Three kings but not a queen
It probably means you’re looking at
A  _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _     _ _ _ _ _

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What Am I?

I have a baby boy but I’m not a parent
I have animals but I’m not a zoo
I have a star but I’m not a solar system
I have angels but I’m not heaven
I have shepherds but no fields
You see me displayed in December but I’m not a Christmas tree

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Snow Riddles

Snowflake earrings

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Here are many different riddles for kids where the answer is snow (or snowflakes).

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

There are also many different types of riddles listed below:

1. Rhyming – Most of these riddles rhyme. For a couple of them, the rhyme is completed by the word ‘snow’, which should help your kids to work out the answer.

2. One Line – This one is a little bit harder, so is probably better for using with older kids.

3. What Am I? – For this one, read the clue that’s on the first line to your kids and get them to guess what they think the answer is. If they don’t guess correctly, read out the second clue and have them guess again. Keep going until they either get the right answer or run out of clues.

Snow Riddles For Kids

Dropping from the sky
More beautiful than rain
There are no two pieces
That’ll ever look the same

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It isn’t hail
And it isn’t rain
But you love to see
This white stuff again

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It’s made up of flakes
But it doesn’t come from corn
Way up in the clouds
Is where all these flakes are born

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When it’s cold in winter
This is something you love
It’s like tiny white stars
Falling from up above

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On a winter’s day
When a cold wind does blow
You might get to see
This white stuff that’s called _ _ _ _

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The best thing about winter
Is when outdoors you go
And have a fight with your friends
Using balls made out of _ _ _ _

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No matter how far
You travel or hike
You’ll never find two
Flakes of this alike

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This type of winter precipitation always has a unique variation

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What Am I?

I fall but I never get back up
I’m unique but I’m not a fingerprint
I’m sometimes part of a ball but I’m not leather
If I get warm enough I go away but I’m not a winter wardrobe
I’m sometimes part of a man but I don’t have any skin

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Santa Claus Riddles

Santa salt and pepper shakers

Click the image to view these Santa salt and pepper shakers

Here are many different Santa Claus riddles for kids – riddles where the answer is Santa Claus (or Father Christmas, Kris Kringle, St Nick, etc).

Most of these are rhyming riddles, with the final rhyming one needing the words ‘Santa Claus’ to finish off the rhyme.

There’s also a What Am I? riddle at the end. To use that one, read the clue from the first line to your kids and see if they can guess the right answer.

If they’re incorrect, read out the clue on the second line and have them guess again. Keep going until they guess correctly or they run out of clues.

If you like these ideas, make sure you check out all our other Christmas riddles.

Santa Claus Riddles For Kids

You hardly ever see this man
But you know he has a beard
Even though he comes late at night
This man isn’t to be feared

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When he gets on his vehicle
He tells his animals to go go go
And he’s a jolly old fellow
As he is always going ho ho ho

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Hoping a stranger will break into your house
Would normally be quite weird
Except at Christmas when you want a visit
From this old man with a beard

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I don’t get in to houses
By walking through front doors
Instead I come down chimneys
My name is _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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What Am I?

I have many animals but I’m not a vet
I wear a suit but I’m not a businessman
I live in the north but I’m not an Eskimo
I have a vehicle that moves very fast but it doesn’t have any wheels
I come into your house at night but I’m the opposite of a thief

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Christmas Tree Riddles

Book Christmas Tree

Book Christmas Tree image courtesy of Nina Matthews, Flickr

Here are many different Christmas tree riddles for kids – riddles where the answer is ‘Christmas tree.’

These are therefore great for using with many of our other riddle themes – ideas like:

Most of these are rhyming riddles, while the final one asks What Am I?

To use the What Am I riddle, read the first line to your kids and have them try to guess the correct answer.

If they guess incorrectly, read them the clue on the second line and have them guess again. Continue doing this until they either guess the correct answer or run out of clues.

Christmas Tree Riddles For Kids

You put a skirt around my bottom
Once I have been chopped
The other end, a star or angel
Is how I get topped

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People go round and round me
Adding some lights on a string
And later underneath me
They place the gifts that they bring

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Garland, lights and balls
They can all be seen
Once they are hung up
On this evergreen

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All over this item
Some ornaments get hung
While in the background
Some carols might be sung

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During the festive season
We always buy this festive plant
Can the wrapped up gifts beneath
Be opened early? No they can’t!

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What Am I?

I’m green but I’m not a leprechaun
I have lights but I’m not a car
I have a skirt but I’m not a girl
I have things hanging on me but I’m not a clothes hanger
I have branches but I’m not a bank
I have needles but no thread

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Snowman Riddles

Snowman Costume Kids

Click the image to view this cute snowman costume on Amazon

Here are several different riddles for kids where the answer is ‘snowman’.

These rhyming riddles are therefore perfect for using with many of our other riddle themes, such as:

Snowman Riddles For Kids

With enough winter flakes
Two or three spheres is your goal
Then you can make this friend
With a scarf, carrot and coal

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You have to make him quickly
Not much time to have some fun
He won’t stick around for long
Once he’s been out in the sun

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He has a scarf and sticky arms
An orange nose and dark black eyes
The amount of stuff on the ground
Will help to determine his size

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You’ll start making him
By getting on a roll
Then adding a scarf
A carrot and some coal

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You’d better make me quickly
When there’s white stuff on the ground
Because I disappear
When the sun’s heat comes around

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Christmas Stocking Riddles

Hello Kitty Christmas Stocking

Click the image to view this Hello Kitty Christmas stocking on Amazon

Here are some rhyming riddles for kids where the answer is ‘Christmas stocking’.

These are therefore great for using with all of our other riddles with a Christmas theme.

Christmas Stocking Riddles For Kids

It’s late at night on Christmas Eve
And Santa’s here making his stop
One of the things that he will do
Is fill these items to the top

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What will it be stuffed with
There’s nobody who knows
But it looks like something
You’d slide over your toes

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These oversized socks are hung
Up above the fireplace
Where they’re stuffed with lots of gifts
To put a smile on your face

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Gingerbread House Riddles

Gingerbread House

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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:

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

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