Jolly Roger Riddles

Jolly Roger Flag

Click the image to view this Jolly Roger flag on Amazon

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

~

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

~

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

Don't miss out on more great riddles like these ones - get our free riddles for kids emailed to you by signing up here.


Blackbeard Riddles

Blackbeard Toy

Click the picture to view this Blackbeard toy on Amazon

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 _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

~

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

~

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!

~

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

Don't miss out on more great riddles like these ones - get our free riddles for kids emailed to you by signing up here.


Shiver Me Timbers Riddles

Girls Pirate Costume

Click the image to view this girl’s pirate costume on Amazon

Here are some riddles for kids where the answer is ‘Shiver Me Timbers!’

These are therefore great for using with all of our other pirate riddles, especially if you’re planning a pirate birthday party.

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

Shiver Me Timbers Riddles For Kids

Are my eyes deceiving me?
Am I being silly?
Or are all those planks of wood
Looking really chilly?

~

This pirate phrase is what you get
If you take a two by four
And then place it on a shelf
Inside of a freezer door

~

This pirate saying makes it sound like your forest is cold.

Don't miss out on more great riddles like these ones - get our free riddles for kids emailed to you by signing up here.


Anchor Riddles

Anchor Riddles For Kids

Click the picture to view this anchor on Amazon

Here are several riddles for kids that have an answer of ‘anchor.’

These rhyming riddles are therefore great for using with some of our other riddle themes like ones to do with pirates or sailing.

Anchor Riddles For Kids

If you’re getting close to land
And you need your ship to stop
You’ll take down all your sails
And this item you will drop

~

A ship drops this to stay still
Even if the water’s calm
It is also a tattoo
You can see on Popeye’s arm

~

When you’re coming to a stop
This is what you will
Drop on to the sea bed
To make your ship stay still

~

One Line Riddle

You drop me when you want to stop and lift me up when you want to go.

Don't miss out on more great riddles like these ones - get our free riddles for kids emailed to you by signing up here.


Snow Riddles

Snowflake earrings

Click the picture to view these snowflake earrings on Amazon

Here are many different riddles for kids where the answer is snow (or snowflakes).

These are therefore perfect for using with many of our other riddle themes like:

There are also many different types of riddles listed below:

1. Rhyming – Most of these riddles rhyme. For a couple of them, the rhyme is completed by the word ‘snow’, which should help your kids to work out the answer.

2. One Line – This one is a little bit harder, so is probably better for using with older kids.

3. What Am I? – For this one, read the clue that’s on the first line to your kids and get them to guess what they think the answer is. If they don’t guess correctly, read out the second clue and have them guess again. Keep going until they either get the right answer or run out of clues.

Snow Riddles For Kids

Dropping from the sky
More beautiful than rain
There are no two pieces
That’ll ever look the same

~

It isn’t hail
And it isn’t rain
But you love to see
This white stuff again

~

It’s made up of flakes
But it doesn’t come from corn
Way up in the clouds
Is where all these flakes are born

~

When it’s cold in winter
This is something you love
It’s like tiny white stars
Falling from up above

~

On a winter’s day
When a cold wind does blow
You might get to see
This white stuff that’s called _ _ _ _

~

The best thing about winter
Is when outdoors you go
And have a fight with your friends
Using balls made out of _ _ _ _

~

No matter how far
You travel or hike
You’ll never find two
Flakes of this alike

~

This type of winter precipitation always has a unique variation

~

What Am I?

I fall but I never get back up
I’m unique but I’m not a fingerprint
I’m sometimes part of a ball but I’m not leather
If I get warm enough I go away but I’m not a winter wardrobe
I’m sometimes part of a man but I don’t have any skin

Don't miss out on more great riddles like these ones - get our free riddles for kids emailed to you by signing up here.


Reindeer Riddles

Reindeer Costume For Kids

Click the image to view this cute reindeer costume on Amazon

Here are several different riddles for kids that have the answer ‘reindeer’.

These are great for using with many of our other riddle themes like:

The first few of these rhyme, while the final one is a one line riddle.

Reindeer Riddles For Kids

When going around the world
This animal can find the way
It goes to every country
While helping pull Santa’s sleigh

~

One of these is Cupid
But it doesn’t have a bow
Instead it pulls a sleigh
Through the air and lands on snow

~

You might never see one of these
As you should be asleep in bed
They stop by your house once a year
And one has a nose that is red

~

This animal sounds like it’s going to precipitate on someone important to you

Don't miss out on more great riddles like these ones - get our free riddles for kids emailed to you by signing up here.


Holly Riddles

Holly Jewelry

Click the picture to view this holly leaf brooch on Amazon

Here are several different types of riddles for kids where the answer is ‘Holly’.

These are therefore great for using with many of our other riddle themes like:

The first few of these rhyme; with the third one, the word ‘Holly’ completes the riddle.

The fourth one is a one line riddle and the final option is a What Am I riddle.

With the What Am I idea, read the first line to your kids and get them to guess what they think the answer is.

If they don’t guess correctly, read them the second clue and get them to guess again. Keep going until they either get the correct answer or run out of clues.

Holly Riddles For Kids

Prick yourself at Christmas
This leaf might be to blame
It has the same title
As a certain girl’s name

~

If you gather a lot of this
Your Christmas wreath should look grand
Be careful how you hold it though
As the prickles may hurt your hand

~

If you want to pick up this leaf
Holding tightly might be folly
Because it’s easy to get pricked
When you touch a piece of _ _ _ _ _

~

This girl with a name like a winter plant might be a little prickly

~

What Am I?

I’m green but I’m not a pea
You see me at Christmas but I’m not a Christmas tree
I have the same name as a girl but I’m not an iris
I’m prickly but I’m not a cactus
I’m part of a Christmas carol’s name but I’m not ivy

Don't miss out on more great riddles like these ones - get our free riddles for kids emailed to you by signing up here.


Gloves Riddles

Hulk Smash Gloves

Click the image to view these Hulk Smash gloves on Amazon

Here are many different riddles for kids where the answer is ‘gloves’.

These are perfect for using with riddles from many of our other themes, such as:

Most of these rhyme, although the final one is a one line riddle.

Gloves Riddles For Kids

If it is icy outdoors
There’s a good chance you just might
Want to put these on your hands
So you can avoid frostbite

~

If you have a winter jacket
That covers your body and arms
It’s also worth wearing these things
To keep warm your fingers and palms

~

If you become a boxer
You hope that every punch lands
You will wear these items though
So that you protect your hands

~

When it’s deep in winter
You will find it pleasing
To have these on your hands
So that they’re not freezing

~

Thieves who break into people’s homes
Don’t ever want to leave a trace
So they might wear these on their hands
So prints aren’t left for a police case

~

Surgeons, skiers, thieves and boxers all wear me for different reasons

Don't miss out on more great riddles like these ones - get our free riddles for kids emailed to you by signing up here.


Ice Riddles

Gun Ice Cube Tray

Click the picture to view this Freeze! gun ice cube tray on Amazon

Here are many different riddles for kids where the answer is ‘ice’.

These riddles about ice could therefore be used with other riddles based on some of the following themes:

The first few of these are riddles that rhyme, then there’s a one liner that might be better suited to older kids as it’s a bit harder (younger kids may not know what an ice pick is).

The final one is part of our What Am I riddles series. To use this one, read the first line of the riddle to your children and have them guess what they think the answer is.

If they don’t guess correctly, read out the second clue and have them guess again. Keep going until they get the right answer (or run out of clues).

Ice Riddles For Kids

Unless you are wearing some gloves
I’m not something you want to hold
Because I’m what’s put in your glass
In order to keep your drink cold

~

I can come in three forms
But this is my solid state
And when I’m hard enough
On me you’re able to skate

~

If you went to Antarctica
You would see a lot of me
I float on top of the water
And am as cold as can be

~

Pick me if you want smaller cubes

~

What Am I?

I’m hard but I’m not a stone
I’m cold but I don’t need a coat
If I get warmed up I change appearance but I’m not popcorn
You add me to drinks but I’m not a straw
I’m made of H20 but I’m not running water

Don't miss out on more great riddles like these ones - get our free riddles for kids emailed to you by signing up here.


Corn Riddles

Corn On The Cob Costume

Click the picture to view this corn on the cob kids costume on Amazon

Here are many different riddles for kids where the answer is ‘corn’.

These are therefore perfect for any kind of fall or Thanksgiving activities, as well as anything to do with food or farming.

Most of these riddles rhyme, although there’s a short one-liner as well as a What Am I riddle.

With the What Am I one, read one clue at a time to your kids and see how many clues they need in order to work out the answer.

Corn Riddles For Kids

For dinner at Thanksgiving
This food is something you’ll need
It is normally yellow
And the kernels are maize’s seed

~

As fall starts to progress along
And nights continue getting colder
This tasty food is something that
Can be eaten off a cob holder

~

This normally grows in fields
It’s a grain from what I hear
It can be eaten piece by piece
Or straight from a long ear

~

This popular grain is yellow
And is grown outside in a field
Many people add some butter
Once it’s cooked and the husk is peeled

~

Do you think this food is a-maize-ing? I’m all ears!

~

What Am I?

I’m yellow but I’m not the sun
I grow in a field but I’m not a sunflower
I’m found on an ear but I’m not a piece of jewelry
I go well with butter but I’m not a slice of toast
I’m associated with cob but I’m not a web

Don't miss out on more great riddles like these ones - get our free riddles for kids emailed to you by signing up here.