Harry Potter Riddles

Here are 13 rhyming riddles for kids all about Harry Potter. They include riddles about characters from the bestselling series of books, as well as other places, items and activities.

These are therefore also great for using with our other book and magic riddles.

13 Harry Potter Riddles For Kids

Harry Potter Riddles For Kids

Harry Potter

He’s the star of a book series
Who saw King’s Cross when he was dead
He is a famous Gryffindor
There’s a lightning scar on his head

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Hermione

As the Harry Potter books went on
Ron Weasley and I got closer
I correct the pronunciation
When people say Leviosa

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Ron Weasley

I was in the Harry Potter books
From the beginning to the end
I have five brothers and a sister
And I have been Harry’s best friend

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Lord Voldemort

All the trouble Harry Potter had
On this person it can be blamed
He once went by the name Tom Riddle
And now He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named

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Hogwarts

This place has many rooms
Including the Great Hall
In 1994
It hosted the Yule Ball

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Quidditch

This is a type of high-flying game
You win if you catch the golden snitch
Players ride around on their broomsticks
Which means that the answer is _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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Sorting Hat

When you arrive at Hogwarts
On to your head this is placed
It will then tell you out loud
In which house you will be based

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Dumbledore

In the Harry Potter series
His patronus was a phoenix
He was the Hogwarts headmaster
Up to and including book six

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Wand

Witches and wizards need this
So they can cast spells as they please
It’s normally made of wood
And there’s an Elder one of these

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Azkaban

This place in the Harry Potter books
Isn’t where you’d want to appear
As it is guarded by Dementors
Sirius Black escaped from here

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Hagrid

He was the Hogwarts gamekeeper
Then became one of the teachers
He’s half-human and half-giant
And he loves dangerous creatures

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Severus Snape

He disliked Harry Potter
When he walked through the Hogwarts door
He wants students to turn to
Page three hundred and ninety-four

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Sirius Black

He was once a prisoner
Into Azkaban he was put
He was Harry’s godfather
And he sometimes went by Padfoot

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Deck Of Cards Riddles

Today’s set of riddles for kids all have a deck of playing cards as their answer.

These are therefore perfect for using our other game and toy riddles.

The first three of these are rhyming riddles, while the fourth asks What Am I?

To use the fourth idea, read the first clue to your children and get them to guess what they think the answer is. If they’re not correct, read them the second clue and get them to take another guess.

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

4 Deck Of Cards Riddles For Kids

Deck Of Cards Riddles

This consists of fifty-two things
Half are black and half are red
Most have numbers or a letter
And the rest all have a head

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This is used for many games
Like Go Fish, Snap and Poker
It contains four different suits
And sometimes there’s a joker

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If you’re bored and have a set of these
There are many things that can be played
Each has a number, letter or head
And a diamond, club, heart or a spade

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What Am I?

I have kings and queens but I’m not a chess board
I have 52 things in me but I’m not weeks in a year
I’m mostly red and black but I’m not Darth Maul
I have diamonds but I don’t shine
I have aces but I’m not a tennis match

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Leprechaun Riddles

Here are some riddles for children where the answer is ‘leprechaun.’ These ideas are therefore perfect for using with all of our other St Patrick’s Day riddles.

The first four of these rhyme, while the fifth asks your kids What Am I?

To use the fifth riddle, read the first line to your kids (or have them read it themselves), then get them to take a guess at what they think is being described.

If they don’t answer correctly, read them the second clue and get them to guess again. Keep doing this until they either guess the correct answer or run out of clues.

If you’re using these for some kind of St Patrick’s Day activities, you may also like these scavenger hunt ideas with the same theme.

5 Leprechaun Riddles For Kids

Leprechaun Riddles For Kids

He has a ginger beard
And green clothing I am told
He’s always on the lookout
For coins for his pot of gold

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If you capture one of these
At the end of a rainbow
He will grant you three wishes
If you will then let him go

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A green jacket
Covers his arms
Don’t ever steal
His Lucky Charms

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At the end of rainbows
Is where I can be seen
You will know that it’s me
Because I’m wearing green

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What Am I?

I have a beard but I’m not Santa
I have a green jacket but I don’t play golf
I have red hair but I’m not Ron Weasley
I have lots of gold but I’m not a pirate
I’m associated with rainbows but I’m not Noah

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Cauldron Riddles

Here are several riddles for kids that have the answer ‘cauldron’.

These can therefore be used with many different types of other riddle themes, such as:

The first few riddles rhyme, while the final one asks the question What Am I?

To use the last riddle, read the first line of it to your children and have them guess what they think the item is.

If they guess incorrectly, read out the second clue and get them to guess again. Keep going until your kids either work out that the answer is cauldron or they run out of clues.

Cauldron Riddles For Kids

Cauldron Riddles For Kids

Eye of newt and toe of frog
Wool of bat? Just a spot
These are all what witches brew
Inside this big black pot

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If you were a wicked witch
Wanting to cast a spell on a royal
You would need this big black pot
And lots of animal parts to boil

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Every witch needs one of these
If she is to cast a spell
It’s what she makes her brew in
That gives off an awful smell

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What Am I?

I’m black but I’m not a puma
I’m made of metal but I’m not a gun
I’m placed over fire but I’m not a grill
I have things brewed in me but I’m not a coffee pot
I’m used by witches but I’m not a broomstick

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Broomstick Riddles

Here are six riddles for kids where the answer is a broomstick.

Most of them are rhyming riddles and are great for using for Halloween games or any kind of activities that have a magic, witches and wizards or Harry Potter theme.

The final one is a little different though as it’s a What Am I riddle. With this one, you should read the clue that’s on the first line to your kids and get them to guess the answer.

If they’re not correct, read the second clue and have them guess again. Keep going until they guess that the answer’s broomstick or until there are no more clues.

If you like these ideas, you may also like our riddles about witches and Halloween.

Broomstick Riddles For Kids

Broomstick Riddles For Kids

I am a household item
Which is used to sweep inside
And I’m a mode of transport
As I’m something witches ride

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It is thanks to this item
That you can sweep the floor
It’s also used by witches
So they can fly and soar

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They are sometimes used for sweeping
And might also be used by a witch
It was the Firebolt model
Harry Potter rode to play Quidditch

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This is something you can sweep with
But be careful as it just may
Get stolen by an evil witch
Who will use it to fly away

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Unless you are cleaning the house
Try not to be caught with this thing
As people may think you’re a witch
And are about to go flying

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What Am I?

I have bristles but I’m not a toothbrush
I have a handle but I’m not a door
I can be used in the kitchen but I’m not a microwave
I can be sat on but I’m not a chair
I’m used by witches but I’m not a cauldron

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