Moon Riddles

Our series of space riddles for kids continues today with seven which all have the moon as their answer.

These can therefore also be used with our other solar system and astronomy themes.

The first six of these are rhyming riddles, while the seventh asks the question What Am I?

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

As the clue is that it’s something spherical that isn’t a soccer ball, they might guess that it’s a tennis ball, a Christmas decoration or an orange.

If they don’t guess that it’s the moon, read them the clue on the second line and ask them to guess again. Keep going until they either work out that the answer is the moon or they run out of clues.

7 Moon Riddles For Kids

Moon Riddles For Kids

This is a place that’s not on earth
Where only astronauts have been sent
It can be full, it can be half
And sometimes it can be a crescent


I am something in the sky
That seems to shine at night
However, I’m not a star
I am Earth’s satellite


There is a far away place
That has both light and dark sides
Its gravitational pull
Has an effect on Earth’s tides


Saying Buzz Aldrin was first
To step foot here would be wrong
Because “one small step for man”
Was taken by Neil Armstrong


This has hardly any atmosphere
Which means that there is no rain
It’s a place that orbits round the Earth
Which we can see wax and wane


Some planets have many of these
But for our planet there is only one
It causes a solar eclipse
When it gets between the Earth and the sun


What Am I?

I’m spherical but I’m not a soccer ball
I can be full even though I haven’t eaten anything
I have craters but I’m not a volcano
I have a dark side but I’m not Darth Vader
I can be seen at night but I’m not a star
I affect tides but I’m not the wind