Needle Riddles

Here are five riddles for kids where the answer is a needle. These ideas are therefore perfect for using with our other medical, household item and clothing riddles.

The first four of these are rhyming riddles, while the fifth is a What Am I riddle.

To use that final idea, read the clue that’s on the first line to your children and ask them to try guessing what they think the answer might be. As the clue is that it’s something thin but which isn’t a piece of wire, they might guess that it’s a piece of string, a pencil or a nail.

If they don’t guess that a needle is the answer, read them the second clue and have them take another guess. Keep doing this until they either work out that the answer’s a needle or they run out of clues.

5 Needle Riddles For Kids

Needle Riddles For Kids

I am something with a sharp point
But I am not a thumbtack
People say I’d be hard to find
If I was in a haystack

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This is something with an eye
But it doesn’t have a head
It’s something used for sewing
As it is used with some thread

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I’m something made of metal
But I am not made of lead
I’m something with a sharp point
To sew, you use me with thread

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This is something used for knitting
And from a pine tree it can fall
It’s also part of a syringe
There’s a Space one in Seattle

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What Am I?

I’m thin but I’m not a piece of wire
I’m sharp but I’m not a pencil
I’m made of metal but I’m not a nail
I have an eye but I can’t see
I’m used for sewing but I’m not a piece of thread

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Blood Riddles

Here are seven riddles for kids where blood is the answer for each one. These are therefore ideal for using with our other human body and Halloween riddles.

The first five of these are rhyming riddles, with the word ‘blood’ completing the rhyme of the fifth.

The sixth is a one line riddle that contains an internal rhyme, with the seventh asking your children What Am I?

To use that What Am I riddle, read the first line to your kids and have them try to guess what they think the answer might be. As the clue is that it’s something red but which isn’t a strawberry, they might guess that it’s a sports car, rose, stop sign or a fire truck.

If they don’t guess that the answer is blood, read them the clue on the second line and ask them to take another guess now that they have some additional information. Keep going until they either work out that blood is the answer or they run out of clues.

Blood Riddles For Kids

Blood Riddles For Kids

This is found in your body
From your feet up to your head
It is a type of liquid
And it is the color red

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I’m something that can be pumped
But I am not a tire
I am a body fluid
That’s drunk by a vampire

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This is something you can donate
Although it isn’t money
If you cut into a rare steak
Then this is what you will see

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It’s red and part of your body
But it is not lips that can kiss
Instead it’s a type of liquid
Mosquitos like to suck up this

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I’m a thick liquid
But I am not mud
I’m in your body
I’m red – I am _ _ _ _ _

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I’m something that is red, lose too much and you’re dead

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What Am I?

I’m red but I’m not a strawberry
I have different types but I’m not an apple
I can be pumped but I’m not a bicycle tire
I can be donated but I’m not money
I contain cells but I’m not a jail
I’m in your body but I’m not your heart

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Bones Riddles

Here are five riddles for kids where the answer is bones. These are therefore perfect for using with many of our other riddle themes such as anatomy, the human body and Halloween.

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

To use that fifth idea, read the clue that’s on the first line to your children and ask them to take a guess at what they think the answer could be. As the clue is that it’s something white but which isn’t a sheet of paper, they might guess that it’s a snowman, milk or a slice of bread.

If they don’t guess that bones are the answer, read them the second clue and ask them to take another guess. Keep doing this until they either correctly guess that the answer is bones or they run out of clues.

Bones Riddles For Kids

Bones Riddles For Kids

Vertebrae and ribs
Skull and phalanges
Femur and sternum
What are all of these?

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Your body has lots of these
Including the tibia
Several are in your spine
And there’s three in your ear

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You will find 206
Inside adult human bodies
Together they’re a skeleton
Ligaments connect all of these

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These are a part of your body
Sometimes they’re large, sometimes they’re little
They’re white and they can be broken
And in some people they are brittle

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What Am I?

I’m white but I’m not a sheet of paper
I come in different shapes and sizes but I’m not a snowflake
I can be broken but I’m not a window
I can be brittle but I’m not peanut butter
I’m sometimes humerus but I’m not funny

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X-Ray Riddles

Here are four riddles for kids where an x-ray is the answer for each one. These are therefore great for using with our other medical, anatomy and human body riddles.

The first three of these are rhyming riddles, with the word ‘x-ray’ completing the rhyme of the third.

The fourth of these is a What Am I riddle. To use that idea, read the clue that’s on the first line to your children and have them try to guess what’s being described. As the clue is that it’s something that’s black and white but which isn’t a penguin, your kids might guess that it’s a zebra, a newspaper or an old TV.

If they don’t guess that the answer is an x-ray, read them the second clue and ask them to guess again. Keep going until they either work out that an x-ray is the answer or they run out of clues.

X-Ray Riddles For Kids

X-Ray Riddles For Kids

I am a type of scan
That’s held up to the light
I can show broken bones
And I am black and white

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If you have badly hurt yourself
And you’re letting out lots of groans
Doctors might use this special scan
To see if you have broken bones

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If you want to see your bones
You might choose to use this way
It scans them in black and white
Which means it is an _ – _ _ _

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What Am I?

I’m black and white but I’m not a penguin
I’m sometimes used by a dentist but I’m not a drill
I’m found in a hospital but I’m not a scalpel
I help you to see bones but I’m not a skeleton
I’m created using radiation but I’m not the Incredible Hulk

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Hospital Riddles

Here are six riddles for kids where a hospital is the answer. These are therefore great for using with our other medical and building riddles.

The first four of these are rhyming riddles, while the fifth is a one line riddle that also rhymes.

The final riddle asks your kids What Am I? To use that one, read the clue that’s on the first line to your children and ask them to try guessing what they think is being described. As the clue is that it’s a type of building but which isn’t a shed, they might guess that it’s a house, shopping mall or a skyscraper.

If they don’t guess that it’s a hospital, read them the second clue and have them take another guess. Keep going until they either guess correctly that the answer is a hospital or they run out of clues.

6 Hospital Riddles For Kids

Hospital Riddles For Kids

If you have been feeling sick
And then you feel even worse
You might go to this building
To see a doctor or a nurse

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If you’ve been badly injured
Or are feeling really sickly
You might call an ambulance
And then go to this place quickly

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A sign for this special building
Might only show its first letter
It is where you will get taken
When injured so you get better

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If you get badly injured
Then to this place you will zoom
As they can give you treatment
In the emergency room

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If you are feeling sick get to this building quick

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What Am I?

I’m a type of building but I’m not a shed
I have many rooms but I’m not a house
I have several departments but I’m not a grocery store
I have many beds but I’m not a hotel
I’m where you might go when you’re feeling sick but I’m not a drugstore

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