Guitar Riddles

Here are six riddles for kids where a guitar is the answer. These are therefore perfect for using with all of our other music and instrument riddles.

The first four of these are rhyming riddles (with the word ‘guitar’ completing the rhyme of the fourth), while the fifth is a one line riddle that also contains a rhyme.

The sixth idea is a What Am I riddle. To use that one, read the clue that’s on the first line to your kids and have them take a guess at what they think it is that’s being described. As the clue is that it’s something that can be electric but which isn’t a car, they might guess that it’s a chair, a light bulb or a can opener.

If they don’t guess that the answer is a guitar, read them the clue on the second line and have them guess again now that they have some additional information. Keep going until they either work out that a guitar’s the answer or they run out of clues.

Guitar Riddles For Kids

Guitar Riddles For Kids

This is not a giraffe
But it has a neck that’s long
It’s something with six strings
And is used to play a song

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I can be acoustic
I can also be a bass
I can be electric
I get carried in a case

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Although this is sometimes a bass
It’s not a fish in the sea
Instead it’s something with some strings
And it gets used musically

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This can sometimes be electric
Although it is not a car
It’s a musical instrument
With six strings – it’s a _ _ _ _ _ _

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This is something with six strings and music is what it brings

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What Am I?

I can be electric but I’m not a car
I get carried in a case but I’m not a cellphone
I have a neck but I don’t wear a scarf
I have strings but I’m not a tennis racket
I’m a musical instrument but I’m not a piano

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Piano Riddles

Here are five riddles for kids where the answer is a piano. These are therefore great for using with our other instrument and music riddles.

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

To use that final riddle, read the clue that’s on the first line to your kids and ask them to take a guess at the answer. As the clue is that it’s something that can be played but which isn’t a board game, they might guess that it’s a football, a video game or a guitar.

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

Piano Riddles For Kids

Piano Riddles For Kids

This is something that can be played
But it doesn’t require balls
It has many black and white keys
And strings, hammers and some pedals

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I have lots of hammers inside
But there’s no nails for them to hit
To use them you press down on keys
They play notes while on a stool you sit

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If you’re going to play this
You’ll need to sit on a stool
Put your fingers on the keys
And your foot on a pedal

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I am a type of instrument
That can be grand or upright
I have hammers, strings and pedals
And my keys are black and white

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What Am I?

I can be played but I’m not a board game
I have keys but I don’t have any locks
I have hammers but I don’t have any nails
I have pedals but I’m not a bicycle
I can be tuned but I’m not a radio

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Drum Riddles

Here are six riddles for kids where the answer is a drum, so they’re great for using with our other instrument and music riddles.

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

The sixth of these is a What Am I riddle. To use that final idea, read the clue that’s on the first line to your children and have them take a guess at what they think the answer might be. As the clue is that it’s something you can beat but which isn’t an egg, they might guess that it’s a sports team, a world record or a dead horse.

If your kids don’t guess that the answer is a drum, read them the second clue and ask them to try guessing again now that they have some additional information. Keep doing this until they either guess that a drum is the answer or they run out of clues.

Drum Riddles For Kids

Drum Riddles For Kids

Although this thing’s not an egg
It is something that you can beat
As you hit its skin with sticks
And for a bass you use your feet

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This is a type of instrument
But it doesn’t require picks
As it doesn’t have any strings
Instead you play it with some sticks

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With most types of this instrument
You would hit it using some sticks
But with the bass version of this
There’s a pedal to give it kicks

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Tom-toms and steel pans
Djembes and bongos
Kettles and tympani
What are all of those?

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I am a type of instrument
But I’m not something you strum
Instead you use sticks to play me
Which means that I am a _ _ _ _

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What Am I?

I’m something you can beat but I’m not an egg
I have skin but I’m not a boxer
I’m often cylindrical but I’m not a can of paint
I often come as a set but I’m not golf clubs
I sometimes have a snare but I don’t catch animals
I’m a musical instrument but I’m not a guitar

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Yellow Riddles

We’re starting a new series today that focuses on different colors – today’s set all have yellow as their answer.

All of these riddles for kids rhyme, making it even more fun for them when trying to work out the answer.

4 Yellow Riddles For Kids

Yellow Riddles For Kids

The name of this color
Isn’t purple or green
It is the color of
The Beatles’ submarine

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A rubber ducky and egg yolk
A banana and some cheese
A sunflower and a lemon
What’s the color of all these?

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Once her house landed on the wicked witch
Blown by a tornado that was strong
What was the color of the long brick road
That Dorothy and friends walked along?

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The inside of a mango
Half the color of some bees
A lovely daffodil
What’s the color of all these?

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Bell Riddles

Here are several different riddles for kids where the answer is ‘bell’ or ‘bells’.

These are therefore great for using with all our other Christmas riddles.

Most of these are rhyming riddles, while the final one is a What Am I? riddle.

To use the What Am I? idea, read the first line of it to your kids and have them guess what they think the answer is.

If they guess incorrectly, read them the second clue and have them guess again. Keep going until they work out the correct answer or they run out of clues.

5 Bell Riddles For Kids

Bell Riddles For Kids

Shiny and metallic
But not a piece of bling
They’re there to make a noise
Shake them and they will ring

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These things are made of metal
You might have lots or just a single
If you give them a good shake
The noise that they make is a jingle

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If you hear these jingling around
The night just before Christmas Day
You had better try to get to sleep
As you are hearing Santa’s sleigh

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They might mark the start of church
Or signal day’s end at schools
You might have one by the door
So you know when someone calls

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What Am I?

I’m made of metal but I’m not a saucepan
I have a lip but I don’t have any teeth
I have a clapper but I don’t have any hands
I can ring but I’m not a phone
I can peal but I’m not a banana
I can jingle but I’m not music in an advertisement

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