Squirrel Riddles

We’re continuing with our theme of animal riddles today with four where the answer is ‘squirrel.’

These are therefore also perfect for using with some of our other themes, such as books, fall and nature.

The first three of these are rhyming riddles for kids; the word ‘squirrel’ completes the rhyme of the second one.

The collection is rounded off with one that asks What Am I? To use that final idea, read the first clue to your kids and ask them to guess the answer. As it says that it’s something that climbs trees, they might guess that you’re describing a monkey.

If they don’t guess that it’s a squirrel, read them the second clue and have them guess again. Keep doing this until your children either guess that you’ve been describing a squirrel or they run out of clues.

4 Squirrel Riddles For Kids

Squirrel Riddles For Kids

This is a type of animal
Of which Nutkin was a male
They climb trees and collect nuts
And they have a bushy tail

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I am a type of rodent
You might see often in the fall
I run round gathering nuts
I climb trees – I’m a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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One in a book had the name Nutkin
Then there’s the friend of Bullwinkle
Scrat from the movie Ice Age was one
What are these types of animal?

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What Am I?

I climb trees but I’m not a cat
I hibernate but I’m not a bear
I eat nuts but I’m not a bird
I’m a type of rodent but I’m not a rat
I have a bushy tail but I’m not a fox

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Bear Riddles

Our series of animal riddles continues today with a collection that all have ‘bear’ as the answer.

These therefore also go well with many of our other themes such as books, nature and camping.

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

To use the last riddle, read the first line to your children and ask them to guess what they think the answer is. As it asks about an animal in The Muppets that’s not a pig, there’s a good chance they’ll say ‘frog’ rather than ‘bear’.

If they give an incorrect answer, read them the second clue and ask them to guess again. Keep doing this until they either give bear as the answer or they run out of clues.

5 Bear Riddles For Kids

Bear Riddles For Kids

I am a type of mammal
Whose height and strength are very great
I have big paws and thick fur
And in dark caves I hibernate

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What is this type of animal?
A cartoon had one called Yogi
Then there’s the well-known Paddington
And in The Muppets there’s Fozzie

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If you see one when you’re camping
It might give you a big fright
They can be black, brown or grizzly
And pandas are black and white

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What is this type of animal?
The Jungle Book had Baloo
Smokey warns you about fires
There’s also Winnie-The-Pooh

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What Am I?

I’m one of the animals in The Muppets but I’m not a pig
I have large paws but I’m not a lion
I have fur but I’m not a cat
I sometimes live in caves but I’m not a bat
I hibernate but I’m not a squirrel

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Shark Riddles

Our series of animal riddles has proven to be very popular, so we’re continuing with that theme today with seven where ‘shark’ is the answer.

These riddles for kids therefore fit in well with many of our other themes, such as nature, movies, beach and scary.

The first five of these are rhyming ones, there’s a one liner and it’s rounded off by a What Am I? riddle.

To use the last idea, read the first line of it to your children and get them to take a guess at what they think the answer is.

The reference to teeth might make them say something like a comb, mouth or lion. If that’s the case and they don’t guess that the answer’s shark, read them the second clue and ask them to guess again.

Keep doing this until they either guess that shark is the correct answer or they run out of clues.

7 Shark Riddles For Kids

Shark Riddles For Kids

Some people are scared of this creature
Because it can have a big bite
So be careful out in the ocean
One of its kind is a Great White

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When someone doesn’t swim in the ocean
Then this animal might be the cause
Because they’re afraid they’ll be bitten
By this large fish who’s the star of Jaws

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I have a very big bite
But I do not ever bark
I swim out in the ocean
I have a fin – I’m a _ _ _ _ _

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Swimming around the ocean
While prey it does seek
The Discovery Channel
Gives it its own week

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If you see this in the ocean
Then you will probably pause
Because most people are so scared
Of this creature that’s in Jaws

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Many people are scared of this fish that has large Jaws

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What Am I?

I have a lot of teeth but I’m not a cog
I scare a lot of people but I’m not a spider
I have a fin but I’m not a boat
I’m found in the ocean but I’m not a buoy
I sometimes have a hammerhead but I don’t hit nails

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Dragon Riddles

We’re continuing our series of animal riddles today with many where the answer is in fact a mythical creature – a dragon.

These ideas therefore also go well with our riddles for kids about monsters and other types of scary things.

There are six riddles in total – the first five are rhyming ones and the sixth asks your kids What Am I?

To use the last idea, read your children the first line of it and ask them to take a guess at what they think you’re describing.

If they don’t guess correctly, read them the second clue and have them guess again. Keep doing this until they either guess that the answer is dragon or they run out of clues.

6 Dragon Riddles For Kids

Dragon Riddles For Kids

This looks a bit like a lizard
Its wings help it fly higher
It is a mythical creature
That’s able to breathe fire

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In The Hobbit there was one
Harry Potter had more than three
If you were to make one mad
From its mouth fire you would see

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This is a scary reptile
A giant lizard with wings
Because it can breathe fire
Great fear is what it brings

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This is a legendary creature
Whose fiery breath can be quite ruthless
In movies about how to train them
The main one went by the name Toothless

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There’s one that is called Smaug
Who in The Hobbit guarded gold
The fire that he breathed
Means that you would never be cold

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What Am I?

I have a tail but I’m not a mouse
I have scales but I’m not a fish
I have wings but I’m not an airplane
I’m a mythical creature but I’m not a unicorn
I have fire coming out of my mouth but I’m not a flame thrower

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Monkey Riddles

Our series of riddles with an animal theme continues today with five that all have the answer of monkey.

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

To use the last idea, read the first line of it to your kids and have them take a guess at what it is they think you’re describing.

If they guess correctly – great! If not, read them the second clue and have them guess again. Keep doing this until they either work out that you’re describing a monkey or they run out of clues.

5 Monkey Riddles For Kids

Monkey Riddles For Kids

Swinging through the jungle’s trees
Is something at which I’m great
I like to eat bananas
And I’m a type of primate

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I live in the jungle
Up in trees I swing
There’s one called Rafiki
In The Lion King

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What are all these animals?
Marmoset and capuchin
Macaque, spider and baboon
A mandrill and tamarin

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In the US I’m a type of wrench
Which the UK calls a spanner
I’m an animal that lives in trees
I like to eat a banana

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What Am I?

I like to swing but I’m not found in a playground
I’m part of a group called a troop but I’m not a soldier
I climb trees but I’m not a squirrel
I’m an animal in The Lion King but I’m not a hyena
I like to eat bananas but I’m not a human

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