Map Riddles

We’re continuing our series of geography riddles today with several where the answer is ‘map’.

The first four of them are rhyming riddles, while the fifth asks your kids What Am I?

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

As it’s something that shows them where things are, they might guess that it’s a GPS, a metal detector or any number of other items. If they don’t guess that map is the answer, read them the clue on the second line and ask them to guess again.

Keep going until they either guess correctly or they run out of clues.

Map Riddles For Kids

Map Riddles For Kids

This shows you the lay of the land
So you know where things can be found
Many of them also show roads
So you know how to get around

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This used to be on paper
Now you can get it on your phone
It can help you find a route
So that you don’t get lost and groan

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You might have one of these of the world
Or a local one with its roads
A globe’s a spherical one of these
While an atlas contains loads

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This is something a cartographer creates
Hikers use one to follow a trail
It can be used when driving to find your way
Everything on it is drawn to scale

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What Am I?

I can show you where things are but I’m not a tour guide
I have a scale but I don’t weigh things
I contain roads but I’m not a city
I can be on paper or on a phone but I’m not a shopping list
I can show you what’s north, south, west and east but I’m not a compass

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Earthquake Riddles

We have another set of geography riddles today with five where earthquake is the answer. These can therefore also be used with our other nature riddles.

The first four of these rhyme, with the word ‘earthquake’ completing the rhyme of the first one, while the fifth asks your children What Am I?

To use that last idea, read the first line to your kids and ask them to take a guess at the answer. As the clue says it’s something that can move things but can’t be seen, they might suggest that it’s a ghost, the Invisible Man or something else.

If they don’t guess that the answer is an earthquake, read them the clue on the second line and ask them to take another guess. Keep doing this until they either work out that it’s an earthquake or they run out of clues.

Earthquake Riddles For Kids

Earthquake Riddles For Kids

If you were standing still
And you felt the ground shake
There’s a very good chance
That there was an _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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If you feel one of these
Finding a safe place is a must
As the ground moving is caused
By vibrations in the Earth’s crust

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When there is a big one of these
You might also feel aftershocks
These seismic waves are caused by faults
And fractures in sections of rocks

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This natural phenomena
Is caused by tectonic plates moving
It happens along a faultline
The Richter Scale measures this thing

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What Am I?

I can move things even though I can’t be seen but I’m not the wind
I shake but you can’t drink me
I’m measured on a special scale but I don’t weigh anything
I can knock down buildings but I’m not Godzilla
I’m the result of moving plates but I’m not an empty table
I’m caused by faults but no one has done anything wrong

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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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Desert Riddles

For the last few weeks we’ve been publishing a series of geography riddles which are written especially for kids.

That series continues today with four rhyming riddles that all have desert as their answer.

The first three of them can be used with younger children, while the fourth idea could be better to use with older children who might have heard of those deserts (although younger ones might be able to take a guess because they’ve heard of Sahara).

Desert Riddles For Kids

Desert Riddles For Kids

This type of place has a lack of rain
So it is a dry and arid land
The most famous one’s the Sahara
Which is covered in a lot of sand

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This word goes before ‘island’ to describe
A place where you might be shipwrecked alone
It is a barren area of land
Which might be covered in sand or by stone

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I’m going to give you a riddle
So let’s see if you can answer this
What has little rain and a lot of sand
Where you’d want to see an oasis?

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This is an area with little rain
So you’re unlikely to see many trees
Kalahari, Negev, Atacama
Gobi and Sahara – what are all these?

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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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