Horse Riddles

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.

10 Horse Riddles For Kids

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

Cat Riddles

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.

7 Cat Riddles For Kids

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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This 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

Fish Riddles

For the last few weeks we’ve been publishing a series of animal riddles for kids, a theme we’re continuing today with several that have ‘fish’ as the answer.

These can therefore also be matched with some of our other themes like nature and food.

There are six of them in total – the first five are rhyming ones, while the sixth is a What Am I? riddle.

To use that last one, read the first line of it to your kids and ask them to guess what they think it is that you’re describing.

If they’re not correct, read the second line to them and ask them to guess again. Continue with this until they either work out that the answer is fish or they run out of clues.

6 Fish Riddles For Kids

Fish Riddles For Kids

If you go out on a boat
And stay there until it’s late
What is it that you might catch
With a rod, hook and some bait?

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If you travel over to England
At dinner time this might pass your lips
It usually swims in the water
And is something that they serve with chips

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Cod, carp, herring and salmon
Flounder, trout and anchovies
Sole, red snapper and tuna
What types of creatures are these?

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There is a group of people on a boat
Who use nets to catch this creature en masse
One type is tuna, one type is haddock
One type is red snapper, one type is bass

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This is a certain type of food
That you might eat as your main course
It is not beef, chicken or pork
But can be served with tartar sauce

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What Am I?

I’m sometimes seen on a hook but I’m not a coat
I have a tail but I’m not a dog
I have scales but I don’t weigh things
I can be eaten with chips but I’m not salsa
I can be caught in a net but I’m not a butterfly
I live in water but I’m not a frog

Dog Riddles

We’re continuing with our series of animal riddles today with five where ‘dog’ is the answer.

The first four are rhyming riddles for kids, while the fifth asks them What Am I?

To use the final riddle, read your children its first line and ask them to guess what’s being described.

If they’re not right, read them the next line and ask them to guess again. Keep doing this until they guess the answer correctly or they run out of clues.

5 Dog Riddles For Kids

Dog Riddles For Kids

I’m a pet that has four legs
And a tail at the end
You might hear me barking
And I’m known as man’s best friend

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One of my favorite things
Is to run around the park
If I am unhappy
Then you might hear me bark

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What is this type of animal?
In movies one was called Toto
One on TV was named Lassie
And in a cartoon there’s Pluto

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Labradors, yorkies and poodles
Pitbulls, dalmatians and corgis
Greyhounds, Rottweilers and beagles
What type of animals are these?

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What Am I?

I have four legs but I’m not a table
I have a tail but I’m not a cow
I like to run but I’m not a cheetah
I’m a common pet but I’m not a cat
I have a bark but I’m not a tree

Snake Riddles

We’re continuing with our series of riddles with an animal theme today with seven that all have ‘snake’ as their answer.

The first six of them rhyme, while the seventh is a What Am I? riddle. To use the last idea, read the first line to your children and have them guess the answer.

If they’re not right, read them the clue on the second line and have them guess again.

Keep doing this until they’ve worked out that snake is the answer or they run out of clues.

7 Snake Riddles For Kids

Snake Riddles For Kids

Some types slither on the ground
And some can live up in the trees
Adders, vipers and cobras
What kind of animals are these?

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This is sometimes called a serpent
And its skin has a lot of scales
It can have a venomous bite
And some have rattles in their tails

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In Harry Potter this animal
Represents the house of Slytherin
In The Jungle Book there’s one called Kaa
They have a forked tongue and shed their skin

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This creature is without legs
And a tongue that has a fork
You might hear parseltongue
If you found one that could talk

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In the first book of the Bible
This creature tempted Adam and Eve
To eat fruit that they shouldn’t have
So Eden is where they had to leave

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This animal can be quite long
But it doesn’t have a great height
It can have deadly venom though
So beware because it can bite

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What am I?

I have no legs but I’m not a broken chair
I have scales but I don’t weigh things
I sometimes have a rattle but I’m not a baby
I’m sometimes an adder but I don’t have a calculator
I scare many people but I’m not a spider
I was in the Garden of Eden but I’m not Adam or Eve