Pencil Riddles

Our series of school riddles continues today with six that have pencil as their answer.

The first five of these are rhyming riddles, while the final one asks your kids What Am I?

To use that sixth idea, read the first line to your children and ask them to guess what they think the answer is.

They might have a hard time thinking of something that’s pink at the end which isn’t lipstick, so if they don’t guess that it’s a pencil, read them the clue on the second line and ask them to take another guess.

Keep going until they either guess correctly or they run out of clues.

6 Pencil Riddles For Kids

Pencil Riddles For Kids

Although my center contains lead
It isn’t very tough
And so you need to sharpen it
In order to draw stuff


This is an item you use
To write something to be read
You keep it sharp on one end
In the middle there is lead


I’m something that you can write with
When I’ve been used I’m not as long
I often have an eraser
In case you write down something wrong


I can come in many colors
Like red, yellow, orange, blue or green
When you put my lead on paper
Your drawings or writing can be seen


This is a writing instrument
Which you might keep inside of a case
With ones which are mechanical
Push down to have lead come out the base


What Am I?

I’m sometimes pink at one end but I’m not lipstick
I can come in many different colors but I’m not a car
I can become blunt but I’m not a knife
I contain lead but I’m not metallic
I’m a writing instrument but I’m not a pen