Light Bulb Riddles

Light Bulb RiddlesOur series of household item riddles is continuing today with six where the answer is a light bulb.

The first four of these are rhyming riddles for kids, while the fifth is a one line riddle which has an internal rhyme.

The sixth of these is a What Am I riddle. To use this one, read the first line to your kids and have them take a guess at the answer. As the clue is that it’s something often used at night but which isn’t a pillow, they might guess that it’s a bed, a pair of pajamas or a toothbrush.

If they don’t guess that a light bulb is the answer, read them the second clue and have them take another guess now that they have some additional information. Keep going until they either realize that the answer is a light bulb or they run out of clues.

Light Bulb Riddles For Kids

I can be found inside a lamp
Or on a chandelier
In cartoons I’m seen over heads
When there’s a great idea

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When you flick its switch on the wall
Then this thing up on the ceiling
Helps stop the room from being dark
As its brightness is revealing

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I’m a common household item
As I am found in every room
Flick a switch, my filament glows
I dispel darkness and gloom

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This item’s name consists of two words
And around the house it can be found
The first word’s the opposite of dark
The second gets planted in the ground

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Over your head I appear when you have a great idea

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What Am I?

I’m often used at night but I’m not a pillow
I’m usually made of glass and metal but I’m not a mirror
I have electricity flowing through me but I’m not a USB cable
I have a filament but I’m not a toaster
I’m bright even though I don’t have any brains

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Lavender Riddles

Lavender Riddles

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We started a new series last week where all the riddles are different types of plants or flowers.

We’re continuing that series today with some rhyming riddles for kids that have lavender as their answer. To be honest, we struggled to come up with ideas for this one, so there are only a few riddles for lavender below!

Lavender Riddles For Kids

I am the color purple
But am I a movie? Nope!
I am a type of flower
Sometimes used as scent in soap

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Its color is a type of purple
And it is a type of flower
It is sometimes the scent of products
That you might use in the shower

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You might see this purple flower
Growing in fields in Provence, France
Is it in your bath products?
It’s commonly used so there’s a chance

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I am a purple flower that you might smell in the shower

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Mistletoe Riddles

Mistletoe RiddlesWe’re starting a new series today where we’re going to be publishing lots of riddles for kids about different types of plants and flowers.

Today’s collection all have mistletoe as their answer, so these are also perfect for using with our other Christmas riddles.

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

To use that final idea, read the first line of it to your children and have them guess the answer. As the clue is that it’s something which is hung but which isn’t a picture, they’ll probably guess that it’s a coat or some other item of clothing.

If they don’t guess that the answer is mistletoe after this first clue, read them the clue on the second line and have them take another guess now that they have some additional information. Keep doing this until they either guess correctly or they run out of clues.

Mistletoe Riddles For Kids

This is a type of plant
That you might see at Christmas
It’s hung above your head
And beneath it you might kiss

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This is a green plant you see
Towards the end of the year
And when you stand under it
You might kiss somebody dear

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I’m a plant seen at Christmas
Which people hang above
And then they stand beneath me
And kiss someone they love

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When you stand under this, then you will get a kiss

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What Am I?

I get hung but I’m not a picture
I’m green but I’m not a coat
I’m a plant but I’m not mint
I’m seen in December but I’m not a Christmas tree
I encourage people to kiss but I’m not Cupid

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Coconut Riddles

Coconut RiddlesWe’re continuing our series of fruit riddles today with six that all have coconut as their answer. These ideas can therefore also be used with all of our riddles for kids with a food theme.

The first four of these are rhyming riddles, the fifth is a one liner that also rhymes, while the sixth asks your children What Am I?

To use the What Am I riddle, read the clue that’s on the first line to your kids and have them take a guess at what they think the answer will be. As the clue is that it contains water but isn’t a bottle, they might guess that it’s a swimming pool, a drinking glass or the ocean.

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

Coconut Riddles For Kids

This is a type of fruit
Whose outside’s brown and hairy
It’s white on the inside
And it comes from a palm tree

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I’ve a brown shell on the outside
And my shape is an oval
However, I am not an egg
From a palm tree’s where I fall

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This is brown and fuzzy on the outside
And has a weight of two or three pounds
Its inside is white and has some water
And is used in Almond Joy and Mounds

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This is a fruit that contains some water
And can provide milk and oil for cooking
If you ever want to see one growing
On a palm tree’s where you should be looking

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I’m brown and hairy and grow on a palm tree

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What Am I?

I contain water but I’m not a bottle
I can be used to make milk but I’m not a cow
I’m white on the inside but I’m not a loaf of bread
I have a husk but I’m not a head of corn
I have a hard shell but I’m not an egg
I’m brown and hairy on the outside but I’m not a dog

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Star Riddles

Star Riddles

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For the last few weeks, we’ve been publishing several different riddles with a space theme. We’re concluding that series for now with a set which all have the answer ‘star’.

This set also marks the start of a new series which will be all about different shapes.

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

The fifth and final one of these is a What Am I riddle. To use that one, read the first line to your children and have them take a guess at what they think the answer would be.

As that first clue is that it’s something bright but which isn’t clever, they might guess that it’s a bonfire, a flashlight or a TV screen.

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

Star Riddles For Kids

During the festive season
This might top a Christmas tree
It’s also used to describe
A famous celebrity

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These are giant balls of gas
Many light years away
Most are only seen at night
Although one’s seen in the day

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There are millions of these things
Which are seen in the sky at night
The closest one to planet Earth
Is called the sun which shines so bright

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I am a shape you see atop a Christmas tree

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What Am I?

I’m bright but I’m not clever
I burn but I’m not a bonfire
I sound like I’m a celebrity but I’m not famous
I twinkle but I’m not an eye
I can be seen at night but I’m not the moon

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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 was 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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