Saturn Riddles

We’re continuing our series of riddles with a space theme today with four that have the answer Saturn.

These ideas can also be used with several of our other riddle themes such as planets and the solar system.

The first three of these are rhyming riddles, while the fourth one asks your children What Am I?

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

As it’s something that’s full of gas but which isn’t a car, they might guess that it’s a helium balloon, the atmosphere or someone who’s just eaten a lot of spicy food!

If they don’t guess that it’s Saturn, read them the clue on the second line and have them guess again. Keep doing this until they guess that the answer is Saturn or they run out of clues.

Saturn Riddles For Kids

Saturn Riddles For Kids

This is the second largest planet
And has over 50 moons in its orbit
The reason it’s recognizable
Is because of all the rings surrounding it

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When looking at all of the planets
This is the second largest one
It has rings made of ice, dust and rocks
And is the sixth one from the sun

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This is a very large planet
The second largest by mass
It’s surrounded by many rings
And it is made up of gas

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What Am I?

I’m full of gas but I’m not a car
I have many rings but I’m not a jewelry store
I’m a Roman god but I’m not Janus
I’m a large planet but I’m not Jupiter

Mercury Riddles

We’re continuing our series of space riddles today with four that have the answer Mercury.

These could also be used with many of our themed riddles, such as planet, solar system, metal and chemistry.

The first three of these rhyme, with the word Mercury completing the rhyme of the third one.

The fourth riddle then asks your children What Am I? To use that, read the clue on the first line to your kids and have them take a guess at the answer.

As the clue lets them know that it has the atomic symbol Hg, there’s a good chance that they won’t work out that Mercury is the answer (unless they know their periodic table!)

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

4 Mercury Riddles For Kids

Mercury Riddles For Kids

When the temperature gets higher
It makes this liquid metal rise
It is also a planet’s name
Which is the one smallest in size

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I’m found in some thermometers
As I move up when I get hot
I’m also the smallest planet
And so Jupiter I am not

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80 is my atomic number
And I have the symbol Hg
I’m the planet closest to the sun
Which means my name is _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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What Am I?

I have the atomic symbol Hg but I’m not hydrogen
I’m a metal but I’m not gold
I’m a liquid but I’m not solder
I’m a Roman god but I’m not Apollo
I’m a planet but I’m not Mars

Mars Riddles

We’re starting a new series today, so over the next few weeks we’ll be publishing lots of riddles for kids which have a space theme.

To kick off the series, we have some riddles that all have Mars as their answer – these can therefore also be used with our other planet riddles.

The first couple of these rhyme, while the last one asks your children What Am I?

To use that final idea, read the clue on the first line to your kids and get them to guess what the answer is. As the clue only lets them know that it’s something red, they might answer that it’s Santa Claus, a telephone box in England or a strawberry.

If they’re incorrect, read them the clue on the second line and get them to guess again. Keep doing this until they either work out that the answer is Mars or they run out of clues.

Mars Riddles For Kids

Mars Riddles For Kids

I’m named after a Roman God
I’m the fourth planet from the sun
I am known as the red planet
And have two moons rather than one

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If you go to outer space
And head away from the sun
The first planet you would reach
Would be this red, dusty one

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What Am I?

I’m red but I’m not a stop light
I’m named after a Roman God but I’m not Apollo
I have a Mount Olympus but I’m not Greece
I have polar ice caps but I’m not the Arctic Circle
I’m a planet but I’m not Jupiter

Earth Riddles

We’re continuing our series of geography riddles for kids today with five where the answer is the planet Earth.

The first four of them rhyme, with the fifth one being a What Am I riddle.

To use the final idea with your children, read them the clue on the first line and ask them to guess what they think the answer is.

As the clue says that it’s something which is a sphere but not a soccer ball, they might suggest a snow globe, a Christmas tree decoration, a jawbreaker or any number of other things.

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

5 Earth Riddles For Kids

Earth Riddles For Kids

It spins at 1,000 miles per hour
Although it is not a fairground ride
At its center there is a molten core
And it has a crust on its outside

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71% is water
And the rest of it is land
Some of that is made up of soil
And some of it’s made of sand

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What’s the name of the planet
Which is third closest to the sun?
In terms of moons that it has
You will find there is only one

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When looking at the solar system
This planet’s between Venus and Mars
You won’t see any flying saucers
But you can find people in their cars

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What Am I?

I’m spherical but I’m not a soccer ball
I have a core but I’m not an apple
I have a crust but I’m not a loaf of bread
I have plates but food isn’t served on me
I have a mantle but I’m not a fireplace
I’m mostly covered by water but I’m not an iceberg