Circle Riddles

Our last couple of sets of riddles have all been based on different shapes.

We’re continuing that series today with three rhyming riddles that all have ‘circle’ as the answer.

These are therefore great for using with all of our other shape riddles, or they could be used in a math class along with other fun geometry activities.

Circle Riddles For Kids

Circle Riddles For Kids

Dinner plates and most coins
Pizza bases and rings
The letter after N
What shape are all these things?

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Look at the wheels of a car
Or a music CD
Dartboards, donuts and most cookies
This is the shape you see

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A flour tortilla
A compass, hoop and a clock face
What shape are all of these
And a cylinder’s top and base?

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Rectangle Riddles

Here are three riddles for kids where the answer is a rectangle. These ideas are therefore perfect for using with our other riddles about shapes.

For example, you could give your kids some riddles where they have to identify some different shapes, then they have to go and find objects that are that shape. The first child to answer all the riddles and find items of those shapes is the winner!

All of these are rhyming riddles, with the word ‘rectangle’ completing the rhyme of the third one.

Rectangle Riddles For Kids

Rectangle Riddles For Kids

I have two lines that are parallel
Turn ninety degrees, I have two more
I am a shape but I’m not a square
Even though right angles, I have four

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I am a type of common shape
The number of sides I have is four
I’m not a square or a diamond
Instead I am the shape of a door

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I am a type of shape
Where each corner’s a right angle
If I am not a square
Then I must be a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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Star Riddles

For the last few weeks, we’ve been publishing several different riddles with a space theme. We’re concluding that series for now with a set which all have the answer ‘star’.

This set also marks the start of a new series which will be all about different shapes.

The first three of these are rhyming riddles, while the fourth is a one-liner.

The fifth and final one of these is a What Am I riddle. To use that one, read the first line to your children and have them take a guess at what they think the answer would be.

As that first clue is that it’s something bright but which isn’t clever, they might guess that it’s a bonfire, a flashlight or a TV screen.

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

Star Riddles For Kids

Star Riddles For Kids

During the festive season
This might top a Christmas tree
It’s also used to describe
A famous celebrity

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These are giant balls of gas
Many light years away
Most are only seen at night
Although one’s seen in the day

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There are millions of these things
Which are seen in the sky at night
The closest one to planet Earth
Is called the sun which shines so bright

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I am a shape you see atop a Christmas tree

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What Am I?

I’m bright but I’m not clever
I burn but I’m not a bonfire
I sound like I’m a celebrity but I’m not famous
I twinkle but I’m not an eye
I can be seen at night but I’m not the moon

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Diamond Riddles

We have five riddles for kids today where the answer to each one is diamond.

These therefore go well with our jewelry riddles, while some of them can also be used with our other themes such as sports, shapes and toys.

The first four of these rhyme, while the fifth is a What Am I riddle.

To use that last riddle, read the first line to your children and ask them to guess the answer. As it’s something that can be cut, they might suggest grass, fingernails or paper.

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

Diamond Riddles For Kids

Diamond Riddles For Kids

I am not a heart
Club or a spade
I’m put on a ring
When it is made

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On a baseball field
You’ll see a mound
There is also this shape
Batters run around

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I’m a type of red card
But I am not a heart
Of an engagement ring
I am usually part

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I am a shape with four sides
But I am not a square
I’m also a type of jewel
Which on a ring you’d wear

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What Am I?

I can be cut but I’m not a vegetable
I’m found on a baseball field but I’m not grass
I’m found on a ring but I’m not a boxer
I’m in a deck of cards but I’m not a joker
I’m a suit but I’m not an item of clothing

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