Squirrel Riddles

We’re continuing with our theme of animal riddles today with four where the answer is ‘squirrel.’

These are therefore also perfect for using with some of our other themes, such as books, fall and nature.

The first three of these are rhyming riddles for kids; the word ‘squirrel’ completes the rhyme of the second one.

The collection is rounded off with one that asks What Am I? To use that final idea, read the first clue to your kids and ask them to guess the answer. As it says that it’s something that climbs trees, they might guess that you’re describing a monkey.

If they don’t guess that it’s a squirrel, read them the second clue and have them guess again. Keep doing this until your children either guess that you’ve been describing a squirrel or they run out of clues.

4 Squirrel Riddles For Kids

Squirrel Riddles For Kids

This is a type of animal
Of which Nutkin was a male
They climb trees and collect nuts
And they have a bushy tail


I am a type of rodent
You might see often in the fall
I run round gathering nuts
I climb trees – I’m a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


One in a book had the name Nutkin
Then there’s the friend of Bullwinkle
Scrat from the movie Ice Age was one
What are these types of animal?


What Am I?

I climb trees but I’m not a cat
I hibernate but I’m not a bear
I eat nuts but I’m not a bird
I’m a type of rodent but I’m not a rat
I have a bushy tail but I’m not a fox