Water Riddles

Here are seven riddles for kids where the answer is water. These brainteasers are therefore excellent for using with our other beverage and nature riddles.

The first five of these are rhyming riddles, while the sixth is a one line riddle that also rhymes.

The seventh idea is a What Am I riddle. To use that one, read the first line to your kids and have them take a guess at what they think the answer might be. As the clue is that it’s something that can be sparkling but which isn’t a star, they might guess that it’s glitter, a sequin or someone’s eyes.

If they don’t guess that water is the answer, read your children the second clue and ask them to try guessing again. Keep doing this until they either guess correctly that the answer is water or they run out of clues.

7 Water Riddles For Kids

Water Riddles For Kids

You might use a lot of this
For a fight in summer
If this leaks inside your house
You might call a plumber


This is something you can find
In a lake and in a stream
When frozen it turns to ice
When boiled it turns to steam


I go solid in freezers
In rivers I can flow
My chemical formula
Is known as H2O


This is sometimes sparkling
And sometimes it is still
As it is a liquid
It’s something you can spill


If you go to Niagara Falls
You’ll see lots of this in motion
You also see it in a bath
In a glass and in the ocean


I’m liquid and I flow, I’m made of H2O


What Am I?

I can be sparkling but I’m not a star
I can run but I don’t have any legs
I can fall but I don’t get hurt
I’m found in a bath but I’m not a rubber duck
I can help you clean but I’m not soap