Penguin Riddles

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

These riddles are perfect for using with many of our other riddle themes – ideas like:

The first few of these rhyme, 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 try to guess the answer.

If they don’t guess correctly, read them the clue on the second line and get them to guess again. Continue doing this until they manage to work out the correct answer or they run out of clues.

4 Penguin Riddles For Kids

Penguin Riddles For Kids

My wings are used as flippers
So in water I can flow
Sometimes when on land I slide
On my belly in the snow


Even though I have two wings
I’m a bird that cannot fly
I often like to swim though
And on ice is where I dry


It’s cold and icy where we live
So we have to huddle in tight
We have wings but we cannot fly
So we can’t soar to a great height


What Am I?

I’m usually black and white but I’m not a newspaper
I have wings but I’m not an airplane
I lay eggs but I’m not a chicken
I eat fish but I’m not a whale
I appeared in the movie Madagascar but I’m not a zebra