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?

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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England Riddles

Today we have six riddles for kids where the answer to each one is England.

These are perfect for using with all of our other country and geography riddles, with some of them also being good for using with other themes like food, sports and books.

The first five of them rhyme with the sixth asking your kids What Am I?

To use that last idea, read the first line to your children and ask them to take a guess at the answer. There are many countries that have a red and white flag, so if they don’t guess that the answer is England, read them the clue on the second line and ask them to take another guess.

Keep doing this until they either guess the right answer or they run out of clues.

6 England Riddles For Kids

England Riddles For Kids

I’m a country in Great Britain
Where you might drink a nice cup of tea
My capital is called London
That’s home to the Royal Family

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This country is home to the Premier League
Where they take a soccer ball and kick it
They also like rugby and Formula 1
And the national game is called cricket

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Bangers and mash is popular there
And it might have you licking your lips
Or there’s roast beef and Yorkshire pudding
Or their national dish – fish and chips

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If you were to visit this country
Stonehenge is somewhere you shouldn’t miss
They have many very old castles
And the famous Buckingham Palace

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This country gave us Harry Potter
And the cuddly Paddington Bear
Consulting detective Sherlock Holmes
And Robin Hood who kept things fair

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What Am I?

I have a red and white flag but I’m not Japan
I have a Prime Minister but I’m not Canada
I’m a country in Europe but I’m not Switzerland
I have a commonly spoken language but I’m not France
I have a royal family but I’m not Denmark

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Japan Riddles

We’re continuing our series of country riddles today with five that all have Japan as the answer.

The first four of them rhyme, with the fifth asking your kids “What Am I?”

To use the What Am I riddle, read the clue on the first line to your children and have them guess the answer.

There are quite a lot of countries that are made up of several islands, so if they don’t guess that the answer is Japan, read them the second clue and have them guess again.

Keep going until they either guess the right answer or they run out of clues.

5 Japan Riddles For Kids

Japan Riddles For Kids

One thing this country is known for
Are people who tend small bonsai trees
And in the first half of the year
Cherry blossom blowing in the breeze

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This is an Asian country
Whose capital is Tokyo
They have a red and white flag
And some wear a kimono

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I’m made up of thousands of islands
And my highest point is Mt. Fuji
I’m well known for my fast bullet train
Haikus, sumo and Hello Kitty

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In this country if you need food
You might go and eat some sushi
And if you want to have some fun
You could sing some karaoke

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What Am I?

I’m a country made up of many islands but I’m not Greece
I have a red and white flag but I’m not England
I’m in Asia but I’m not Indonesia
I have popular cuisine but I’m not China
I’m where you might sing karaoke but I’m not South Korea

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Scotland Riddles

Our series of country riddles continues today with four where the answer is Scotland.

The first three of them are rhyming riddles for kids, while the fourth asks the question What Am I?

To use that final option, read the first line to your children and ask them to guess what they think the answer is. There are quite a few countries with a blue flag, so they may not guess Scotland.

If they do guess incorrectly, read them the clue on the second line and ask them to take another guess. Keep doing this until they either work out that the answer is Scotland or they run out of clues.

4 Scotland Riddles For Kids

Scotland Riddles For Kids

I’m a country in Europe
My highest peak is Ben Nevis
I am known for my tartan
Tasty shortbread and haggis

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Am I a part of Great Britain?
The answer to that question is yes
My capital is Edinburgh
And I have a monster in Loch Ness

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Their national symbol is a thistle
And their flag is blue with a cross that’s white
If you visit you might hear bagpipes
And a man in a kilt is quite a sight

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What Am I?

I have a blue and white flag but I’m not Finland
I’m in Europe but I’m not Greece
I have a famous monster but it’s not Bigfoot
I’m part of Great Britain but I’m not England
I’m well known for my bagpipes but I’m not Turkey

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