Chair Riddles

Here are five riddles for kids where the answer is a chair. These are therefore perfect for using with many of our other riddle themes such as household items and pieces of furniture.

The first four of these are rhyming riddles, with the word ‘chair’ completing the rhyme of the fourth.

The fifth riddle asks your kids What Am I? To use that idea, read the clue that’s on the first line to your children and ask them to guess what they think the answer might be. As the clue is that it’s something that has four legs but which isn’t a dog, they might guess that it’s a cat, a horse or a table.

If they don’t guess that a chair is the answer, read them the clue that’s on the second line and ask them to guess again. Keep doing this until they either guess that the answer is a chair or they run out of clues.

Chair Riddles For Kids

Chair Riddles For Kids

This is a piece of furniture
Often made of wood or plastic
It is somewhere that you can sit
But don’t use one that’s electric

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This might have a back and legs
But never has an armpit
But it can come after arm
For something on which you’d sit

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I am a piece of furniture
At a table I’m often found
When I’m there then I have four legs
But at a desk I swivel round

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This thing has a back and legs
But doesn’t have any hair
It’s something on which you sit
Which means that it is a _ _ _ _ _

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What Am I?

I have four legs but I’m not a dog
I have a back but I’m not a camel
I sometimes have arms but I don’t have any hands
I can be sat on but I’m not a horse
I’m a piece of furniture but I’m not a bookcase

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Book Riddles

Here are six riddles for kids where the answer is a book, so they’re great for using with our other library, household item and school riddles.

The first five of these are rhyming riddles, with the word ‘book’ completing the rhyme of the fifth.

The sixth and final riddle asks your kids What Am I? To use that one, read the clue that’s on the first line to your children and ask them to guess what they think the answer might be. As the clue is that it’s something that has letters and numbers but which isn’t a computer keyboard, they might guess that it’s a cellphone, credit card or a billboard.

If they don’t guess that a book is the answer, read them the second clue and have them guess again now that they have some additional information. Keep doing this until they either work out that it’s a book or they run out of clues.

Book Riddles For Kids

Book Riddles For Kids

Although this thing has a spine
It doesn’t have a face
Although it is not clothing
It gets stored in a case

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This thing has a cover
But it is not a bed
It has many pages
And is something that’s read

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A spine, no knees
Full of stories
You will find these
In libraries

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I’m something that’s been written
Although I am not a song
I can be a short story
Or a novel that is long

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I come after check
Guide, match, note and cook
I’m usually read
Which means I’m a _ _ _ _

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What Am I?

I have letters and numbers but I’m not a computer keyboard
I’m sometimes stored in a case but I’m not a cellphone
I contain paper but I’m not a ring binder
I have a cover but I’m not a pillow
I have a spine but I don’t have any bones

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Scissors Riddles

We’ve spent the last couple of months publishing riddles about items you can find around the house and we’re continuing that series today with five riddles where the answer is a pair of scissors.

These ideas therefore also work well with all of our other kitchen, office and school riddles for kids.

The first three of these are rhyming riddles, while the fourth is a one-liner that has an internal rhyme.

The fifth of these is a What Am I Riddle. To use that one, read the clue that’s on the first line to your kids and ask them to take a guess at what they think the answer might be.

As the clue is that it’s something that comes as a pair but which isn’t some socks, they might guess that it’s a pair of headphones, underwear, shoes or glasses.

If they don’t guess that the correct answer is scissors, read them the second clue and ask them to guess again. Keep doing this until they either work out that a pair of scissors is the answer or they run out of clues.

Scissors Riddles For Kids

Scissors Riddles For Kids

Some are used for fabric
And some are used for hair
Some are used for paper
And one is called a pair

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This item has handles
But it isn’t a car
It also has two blades
But isn’t a razor

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I am a household item
But I am not a clock
I’m something that beats paper
But I’m beaten by rock

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Of these you will need a pair if you want to cut some hair

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What Am I?

I come as a pair but I’m not socks
I have two handles but I’m not a wheelbarrow
I’m usually made of metal and plastic but I’m not a bicycle
I have blades but I’m not a helicopter
I’m sometimes used to cut hair but I’m not a razor

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Bus Riddles

We’re continuing with our series of transport riddles today with five ideas where the answer to each one is a bus.

The first four of these are rhyming riddles, with the second one also working well with our other school riddles.

The fifth of these is a What Am I riddle. To use that one, read the clue on the first line to your kids and ask them to take a guess at the answer.

As the clue is that it’s something that follows a route but which isn’t a mailman, they might guess that it’s someone delivering papers, an airplane or something else.

If they don’t guess that a bus is the answer, read them the second clue and ask them to take another guess. Keep going until they either guess that the answer is a bus or until they run out of clues.

Bus Riddles For Kids

Bus Riddles For Kids

This vehicle makes frequent stops
So getting to places can be slow
In London they’re usually red
The ones you take to school are yellow

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This is something that’s yellow
But it’s not a leaf in the fall
It’s a type of vehicle
Which takes you everyday to school

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I’m a type of public transport
Which follows a certain route
The wheels on me go round and round
Of that there should be no doubt

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This is a method of transport
It is what is used by Greyhound
According to a well-known song
The wheels on this go round and round

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What Am I?

I follow a route but I’m not a mailman
I’m red in London but I’m not a telephone box
I’m sometimes yellow in the US but I’m not a taxi
I’m a mode of transport but I’m not a train
I have wheels that go round and round but I’m not a car

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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