Football Riddles

Today’s collection of riddles for kids can all be answered with ‘football.’

These ideas can therefore be matched well with our other riddles with a sports, game or Thanksgiving theme.

All of these rhyme, with the final idea also being a one line riddle.

Football Riddles For Kids

Football Riddles For Kids

In this game
You will not frown
If you score
A great touchdown

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Denver, Pittsburgh and Seattle
New England, Dallas and Green Bay
Chicago, Oakland and New York
What is the sport these cities play?

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An annual tradition
On every Thanksgiving Day
Is watching the great team sport
The Lions and Cowboys play

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What’s played by a Detroit Lion on the gridiron?

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Turkey Riddles

Here are a number of different turkey riddles for kids.

Most of these are riddles that rhyme, although the final one is a What Am I? riddle.

To use the What Am I one, read out the first line to your kids and get them to guess what they think the answer is.

If they’re not correct, read the second clue to them and have them guess again. Keep going until they either get the correct answer or they run out of clues.

These riddles about turkeys would work well with riddles from many of our other themes:

And if you’re planning Thanksgiving activities for your kids, be sure to check out our sister site for loads of Thanksgiving scavenger hunt ideas.

Beneath this list is a slideshow of turkey-themed items – costumes, toys, books and more that might make great prizes for Thanksgiving games.

Turkey Riddles For Kids

Turkey Riddles For Kids

It is time for Thanksgiving
I don’t know if you’d heard
Which means it’s time to gobble
This very tasty bird

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It sounds just like a country
But we eat it at dinner
If you can work this one out
Then you’re a riddle winner

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There’s lots of me at Thanksgiving
But you don’t want me to be wasted
Because my meat’s really juicy
Just so long as I have been basted

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What Am I?

I’m sometimes seen when bowling but I’m not a ball
I’m something that gets roasted but I’m not coffee
I’m a food that sounds like I’m named after a country but I’m not Chile
I can be made into bacon but I’m not a pig
I’m eaten at Thanksgiving but I’m not candied yams

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Turkey Prizes

As mentioned above, here are all kinds of items that make great prizes for Thanksgiving games:

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Cornucopia Riddles

Here are several riddles for kids where the answer is a cornucopia.

These therefore go well with many different riddle themes:

The first three cornucopia riddles rhyme, with the word ‘cornucopia’ completing the rhyme of the third one.

There’s also a riddle that asks What Am I? If using this one, read the first line to your kids to see if they can guess the answer correctly. If not, read the second line’s clue and let them guess again. Keep going until they get the correct answer or they run out of clues.

Cornucopia Riddles For Kids

Cornucopia Riddles For Kids

You will need plenty of produce
To fill up this big food horn
Sweet potatoes, pumpkins and gourds
Apples, squashes and some corn

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If you want to picture fall
Then this image would be best
It is a horn that is filled
With all the season’s harvest

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If you are hungry then a room
Filled with this item is utopia
Because there will be lots of food
Stuffed in this harvest _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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What Am I?

I contain vegetables but I’m not a salad
I contain fruit but I’m not a fruit salad
I contain nuts but I’m not peanut butter
I have a horn but I’m not a car
I’m often associated with Thanksgiving but I’m not a turkey

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Candied Yams Riddles

Here are some riddles for kids where the answer is candied yams.

If you’re wanting to put together a group of riddles for a game or activity, these therefore work well with many of our other themes, such as:

There are a couple of riddles that rhyme, as well as a What Am I riddle.

With the latter, read the first line to your kids to see if they can work out the answer. If they don’t, read them the second clue and have them guess again – keep going until they guess that the answer is ‘candied yams’ or they run out of clues.

Candied Yams Riddles For Kids

Candied Yams Riddles For Kids

This is a tasty side dish
Everyone will want to chow down
It’s made of sweet potatoes
Marshmallows and sugar that’s brown

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If you like sweet side dishes
This will make you a happy fellow
As it has sweet potatoes
As well as sugar and marshmallow

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What Am I?

I’m soft but I’m not a pillow
I’m sweet but I’m not a muffin
I contain a vegetable but I’m not carrot cake
I contain marshmallows but I’m not a Rice Krispie treat
I’m a Thanksgiving food but I’m not pumpkin pie

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Cranberry Riddles

Here are several riddles for kids where the answer is ‘cranberry’.

These therefore work well with riddles from many of our other themes:

Most of these are rhyming riddles, with one of those being a ‘fill in the blank’ where the word cranberry completes the rhyme.

There’s also a What Am I riddle at the end. With this, read the first line to your kids and see if they guess the correct answer. If they don’t, read the second clue and have them guess again – keep going until ‘cranberry’ is guessed correctly.

Cranberry Riddles For Kids

Cranberry Riddles For Kids

You’ll eat this fruit with turkey
To help fill up your belly
It sometimes comes as a sauce
And sometimes it’s a jelly

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I go with turkey at Thanksgiving
When you eat, drink and be merry
I can also be made into juice
Which means that I am a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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I’m eaten at Thanksgiving
As part of the main course
I get added to your plate
In the form of a sauce

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What Am I?

I’m red but I’m not a sports car
I’m a fruit but I’m not a strawberry
I grow on vines but I’m not a grape
I can be made into sauce but I’m not a tomato
I’m eaten with turkey but I’m not stuffing

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