Africa Riddles

We’ve published lots of geography riddles over the last couple of months and that theme continues today with six where the answer is Africa.

These rhyming riddles therefore go well with all of our other riddles for kids about continents, while some of them can also work with our country and city themes.

You could even include them along with some other world awareness games if you’re planning any activities to help your children think about things on a global scale.

Africa Riddles For Kids

Africa Riddles For Kids

This is a large continent
But Asia it is not
Kenya, Egypt, Ghana, Chad
This continent’s called what?


What’s the name of the continent
Which contains Nigeria
Libya, Rwanda, Cameroon
Mali and Namibia?


Nairobi, Cairo, Kinshasa
Accra, Freetown and Niamey
These are all capital cities
But on which continent are they?


If you look at a world map
What continent do you see
That contains Togo and Chad
Morocco and Malawi


Through the middle of this continent
Runs the line of the equator
It contains more than fifty countries
Including Benin and Kenya


What is the continent called
Which you can see on an atlas
That has Gabon, Senegal
And the island of Mauritius?

Europe Riddles

Our series of geography riddles continues today with four that all have Europe as the answer.

Depending on which one of these you choose to use with your kids, these rhyming riddles could also be used with some of our other themes like cities and countries.

They could all be used with our riddles about different continents as well.

4 Europe Riddles For Kids

Europe Riddles For Kids

This is the name of a continent
Which has fifty different countries
People living there might be British,
French, German, Polish or Maltese


If you like to travel round the world
And were to visit Italy
Spain, Portugal, Greece and Croatia
On which continent would you be?


When looking at this continent
Some capital cities you might see
Include Warsaw, Prague and Dublin
London, Paris, Rome and Helsinki


I’m a continent of the world
Russia is my largest country
I’m to the north of Africa
And also contain Germany

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


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?


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


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

New York City Riddles

Our series of riddles for kids with a geography theme continues today with six which all have New York City as the answer.

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

To use that sixth idea, read them the clue on the first line and ask them to guess what they think the answer is. As the first clue only indicates that the answer is a city, there’s a good chance that they won’t guess correctly.

If they don’t get the correct answer after the first clue, read them the second clue and ask them to guess again. Keep doing this until they either work out that the answer is New York City or they run out of clues.

6 New York City Riddles For Kids

New York City Riddles For Kids

This is a very large US city
The Empire State Building view is nice
There’s a famous Thanksgiving Day parade
The city is so good they named it twice


Although it’s not the nation’s capital
It is still a very big city
It can be found in the United States
And has the Statue Of Liberty


I am a US city
But I am not the capital
I have the Hudson River
And I’m known as the Big Apple


You might go to Central Park
Or catch a show on Broadway
Where in the world would you be
To get to these by subway?


Which place in the US has five boroughs
Such as Staten Island and Brooklyn?
There is one called The Bronx and one called Queens
And of course don’t forget Manhattan


What Am I?

I’m a city but I’m not London
I have a famous parade but I’m not Rio
I’m in the US but I’m not Washington DC
I have two baseball teams but I’m not Chicago
I‘m known as a large piece of fruit but I’m not Banana Republic