Horse Riddles

Horse Riddles

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Our series of animal riddles for kids is continuing today with ten of them that all have ‘horse’ as their answer.

This also means that these can be used with many of our other riddle themes such as sports, transport, farm and nature.

The first eight of these rhyme – with the fourth one, the word horse completes the rhyme. There’s also a one line riddle and a set of What Am I? questions.

With that final idea, read the first line to your children and ask them to guess the answer. The clue about four legs might mean they guess a table, chair or any number of different animals.

If they don’t guess that it’s a horse, read them the clue on the second line and have them guess again. Continue doing this until they either guess correctly that you’re describing a horse or they run out of clues.

Horse Riddles For Kids

I am a type of animal
Some say that I have a long face
I’m very good at running fast
So people ride me in a race

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A stallion’s a male
A female is called a mare
You can ride on one of these
On a carousel at a fair

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On the head and neck of these creatures
You will see that they have quite long manes
It’s best not to hold on to those though
Instead you should hold on to their reins

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I am a tall animal
I run with a lot of force
I also canter or trot
You can ride me – I’m a _ _ _ _ _

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When you startle one of these
Off it gallops like a shot
Once this animal’s slowed down
It will then canter or trot

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You might sometimes see this animal
With a jockey riding on its back
Trying to run as fast as it can
While going round and round a track

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Before there were cars and trains
This is how people got around
They’d get up on a saddle
Take its reins and then hooves would pound

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I might be found on a farm
But I’m not known as swine
I run round in a field
And I’m known as equine

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If you live next door to this animal, it’ll hopefully be a good neigh-bor

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What Am I?

I have four legs but I’m not a dog
I can run fast but I’m not a cheetah
I like carrots but I’m not a rabbit
I have a mane but I’m not a lion
I can be ridden but I’m not a motorcycle

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Shark Riddles

Shark Riddles

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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.

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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Rhinoceros Riddles

Rhinoceros Riddles

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Our series of animal riddles for kids continues today with five where the answer is rhinoceros.

The first three of these are rhyming riddles, the fourth is a one-liner and the fifth asks your children What Am I?

To use that What Am I? riddle, read the clue on the first line to your kids and have them take a guess at what they think the answer is.

If they’re incorrect, read them the second line and have them take another guess. Continue doing this until they either guess that the answer is rhinoceros or they run out of clues.

Rhinoceros Riddles For Kids

In the middle of its head
There is a large pointy horn
Its skin is gray and scaly
So it’s not a unicorn

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I like to play in mud
Although I’m not a pig
I have very thick skin
And a horn which is big

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This is a big animal
Africa is where it is born
It has thick gray scaly skin
And on its head there is a horn

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Africa’s where I was born, on my head I have a horn

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What Am I?

I’m gray but that doesn’t mean I’m old
I have thick skin but I’m not a butternut squash
I like to play in mud but I’m not a pig
I live in Africa but I’m not a giraffe
I have a horn but I’m not a unicorn

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Cat Riddles

Cat Riddles

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Here’s another set of animal riddles, with all of these ones having ‘cat’ as their answer.

The first few of them rhyme, while there’s also a one line and What Am I? riddle.

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

If they’re wrong, read them the second clue and ask them to guess again. Keep doing this until they either guess that you’re describing a cat or they run out of clues.

Cat Riddles For Kids

I am a type of family pet
That is sometimes known as a feline
If I get into an accident
It’s OK because lives I have nine

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Be careful with this type of pet
As some may scratch you with their claws
Some of them always stay inside
While some like to roam outdoors

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It’s a very common pet
A baby is called a kitten
The number of lives it has
Is said to be one less than ten

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This is a furry animal
A tom is the name of the male
They’re pets that rub up against you
And they tend to have a long tail

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This is a kind of animal
You might see in someone’s house
Because they are a common pet
That might help to catch a mouse

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What is a feline whose lives can reach nine?

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What Am I?

I have fur but I’m not a coat
I have claws but I’m not a bird
I like to climb trees but I’m not a child
I’m a common pet but I’m not a dog
I have nine lives but I’m not a character in a video game

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Football Riddles

Football Riddles

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Today’s collection of riddles for kids can all be answered with ‘football.’

These ideas can therefore be matched well with our other riddles with a sports, game or Thanksgiving theme.

All of these rhyme, with the final idea also being a one line riddle.

Football Riddles For Kids

In this game
You will not frown
If you score
A great touchdown

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Denver, Pittsburgh and Seattle
New England, Dallas and Green Bay
Chicago, Oakland and New York
What is the sport these cities play?

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An annual tradition
On every Thanksgiving Day
Is watching the great team sport
The Lions and Cowboys play

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What’s played by a Detroit Lion on the gridiron?

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Towel Riddles

Towel Riddles

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For the last few weeks we’ve been publishing many different riddles where the answers are all household items and more specifically things that you would find in a bathroom.

We’re bringing that series to an end for now with today’s set of riddles for children which all have ‘towel’ as their answer.

The first three of these are rhyming riddles, the fourth is a one-liner and the fifth asks What Am I?

To use that fifth idea, have your kids read the first line and attempt to guess what’s being described. If they’re incorrect, have them move on to the second clue and take another guess.

They should keep going until they either work out that the answer is towel or they run out of clues.

Towel Riddles For Kids

You always make me get wet
But not because you make me cry
It is because my purpose
Is to ensure that you get dry

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You always bring me to the beach
So you don’t have to lay on the sand
Then once you’ve been in the water
With drying you, I help lend a hand

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You use this every day
Many times I would bet
The more that you get dry
The more that it gets wet

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I can be used to dry any tears that you cry

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What Am I?

I’m rectangular but I’m not a kitchen table
I’m usually made of cotton but I’m not a T-shirt
I absorb water but I’m not a sponge
I’m sometimes used at a beach but I’m not a bucket
I’m found in a bathroom but I’m not a toothbrush

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Mirror Riddles

Mirror Riddles

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We’re continuing our series of riddles for kids where the answers are items you’d find in your household, with today’s set all having the answer of a mirror.

The first five of these are rhyming riddles, then there are a couple of one liners. Finally, we’ve also created a What Am I? riddle.

To use that final idea, have your children read the first line and guess what they think is the answer. If they’re incorrect, they should read the second line and guess again.

Your kids should keep going until they either guess correctly that mirror is the answer, or until they run out of clues.

Mirror Riddles For Kids

This item can be used
To see what is right there
An evil queen used hers
To find out who’s most fair

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There’s two of these on the sides of cars
And two on the side of a truck
If you accidentally break one
You’ll have seven years bad luck

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It’s sometimes round and it’s sometimes tall
It reflects the fairest of them all

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They’re sometimes on a wall
And sometimes on a shelf
And when you look at one
You always see yourself

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When you look at this
You see perfection
Because what you see
Is your reflection

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It would be correct to say this does reflect

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When you see me, you also see you

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What Am I?

I’m found on a wall but I’m not paint
I’m found on the inside and outside of a car but I’m not a light
I’m found in a hairdresser’s but I’m not a pair of scissors
I appear in Sleeping Beauty but I’m not an apple
I reflect things but I’m not a puddle

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Easter Bunny Riddles

Easter Bunny Riddles

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In no time at all it’s going to be Easter which is a great time to organize fun games and activities for your kids.

If you need any riddles for those activities, here are some where the answer is the Easter Bunny. There are some rhyming riddles, a one-liner and a What Am I? Riddle.

To use the What Am I? idea, read the first line of it to your children and get them to take a guess at what they think is being described.

If they’re incorrect, read them the second line and have them guess again. Keep going until they either get the right answer or run out of clues.

Easter Bunny Riddles For Kids

He goes hopping around
Leaving some eggs behind
So that on Easter Day
You will have treats to find

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When it is Easter
I go hopping around
Leaving lots of eggs
Which then need to be found

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I’m an animal
And I like to hop
I have Easter eggs
That I like to drop

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You see me hopping round dropping eggs on the ground

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What Am I?

I drop things but I’m not clumsy
I like to hop but I don’t have a pogo stick
I’m an animal but I’m not a dog
I leave eggs behind but I’m not a chicken
I come out at Easter but I’m not a Cadbury’s Creme Egg

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Jolly Roger Riddles

Jolly Roger Flag

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Here are some riddles for kids where the answer is ‘Jolly Roger’, although ‘Skull & Crossbones’ is an acceptable answer for the first one.

The first couple of these are rhyming riddles, while the final one is a one-liner.

These are all great for using with our pirate riddles, especially if you’re planning a pirate-themed children’s birthday party.

Jolly Roger Riddles For Kids

The image on this pirate flag
Is sure to give people a fright
It has parts of a skeleton
On a background as dark as night

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This scary looking flag is what flies
At the top of a pirate ship
It has a skull and crossbones on it
In case you needed a tip

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This pirate flag sounds like it’s named after a happy man

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Blackbeard Riddles

Blackbeard Toy

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Here are several riddles for kids where the answer is ‘Blackbeard.’

These are therefore ideal for using with all of our other pirate riddles.

The first few of these rhyme, with the first one having a missing word – the rhyme is completed by the word ‘Blackbeard’ – while the last one is a one line riddle.

Blackbeard Riddles For Kids

This was a famous pirate
One who was truly feared
A color and some facial hair
This pirate was called _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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This famous pirate looks scruffy
As he doesn’t seem to have shaved
By not buying razors
Lots of money he must have saved

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If you’re out at sea on a ship
There are many things you can’t get
For this legendary pirate
Most of these are made by Gillette!

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It sounds like this famous pirate didn’t shave much.

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