The first five are rhyming riddles, with the word ‘drum’ completing the rhyme of the fifth.
The sixth of these is a What Am I riddle. To use that final idea, read the clue that’s on the first line to your children and have them take a guess at what they think the answer might be. As the clue is that it’s something you can beat but which isn’t an egg, they might guess that it’s a sports team, a world record or a dead horse.
If your kids don’t guess that the answer is a drum, read them the second clue and ask them to try guessing again now that they have some additional information. Keep doing this until they either guess that a drum is the answer or they run out of clues.
Drum Riddles For Kids
Although this thing’s not an egg
It is something that you can beat
As you hit its skin with sticks
And for a bass you use your feet
This is a type of instrument
But it doesn’t require picks
As it doesn’t have any strings
Instead you play it with some sticks
With most types of this instrument
You would hit it using some sticks
But with the bass version of this
There’s a pedal to give it kicks
Tom-toms and steel pans
Djembes and bongos
Kettles and tympani
What are all of those?
I am a type of instrument
But I’m not something you strum
Instead you use sticks to play me
Which means that I am a _ _ _ _
What Am I?
I’m something you can beat but I’m not an egg
I have skin but I’m not a boxer
I’m often cylindrical but I’m not a can of paint
I often come as a set but I’m not golf clubs
I sometimes have a snare but I don’t catch animals
I’m a musical instrument but I’m not a guitar