Umbrella Riddles

We’re continuing our series of riddles for kids about household items today with five that all have an umbrella as the answer. That means that these pair perfectly with our other weather riddles as well.

The first four of these are rhyming riddles, while the fifth asks your children What Am I?

To use that final riddle, read the first line of it to your kids and have them take a guess at the answer. As the clue is that it’s something which goes up when it’s used, they might guess that it’s a helicopter, an elevator or a hot air balloon.

If they don’t guess that the answer is an umbrella, read them the clue on the second line and have them take another guess. Keep going until they either realize that an umbrella is the correct answer or they run out of clues.

Umbrella Riddles For Kids

Umbrella Riddles For Kids

If you have one of these
Then dry you will remain
Hold it above your head
It will keep off the rain

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There are times when you will get wet
But it is not because you cry
In rain hold this above your head
And it will help to keep you dry

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If it is raining outside
You’d use one of these I bet
As it’s held above your head
To keep you from getting wet

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I am something that goes up
Although I am not a kite
I am held over your head
To help block rain or sunlight

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What Am I?

I go up when I’m used but I’m not a balloon
I have a handle but I’m not a car door
I get wet but I’m not a washcloth
I go above your head but I’m not mistletoe
I’m used in the rain but I’m not windshield wipers

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Wind Riddles

Our series of weather riddles for kids is continuing today with six where the answer is wind.

The first five of them rhyme, while the sixth asks your children What Am I?

To use the What Am I riddle, read the first line to your kids and have them take a guess at what they think the answer is.

As the clue is that it’s something measured on a special scale but which doesn’t weigh anything, they might think it’s an earthquake which gets measured on the Richter scale or that it’s some kind of musical scale.

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

Wind Riddles For Kids

Wind Riddles For Kids

I am something which cannot be seen
I’m measured on the Beaufort scale
I help to keep a kite in the air
And I am what helps ships to sail

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I can be very strong
But other times I’m just a breeze
Although you can’t see me
You can see me blow about trees

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Sometimes I am a gentle breeze
And other times I’m a strong gust
On water I blow sailing ships
And in the desert I blow dust

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You can often see my effects
Although I am not ever seen
I come after cross, whirl and wood
And come before sock, mill and screen

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I’m a breeze or a squall
A cyclone or gale
I am what is measured
On the Beaufort scale

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What Am I?

I’m measured on a special type of scale but I don’t weigh anything
I can’t be seen but I’m not the Invisible Man
I can whistle but I have no mouth
I can knock down trees but I’m not a lumberjack
I help you fly a kite but I’m not a piece of string
I blow but I’m not someone playing the trumpet

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Tornado Riddles

We’re continuing our series of weather riddles today with five that all have tornado as the answer.

In addition to the weather theme, the first idea could also be used with our other Wizard Of Oz riddles.

The first four of these are rhyming riddles, while the fifth asks your children What Am I?

To use that final idea, read the clue on the first line to your kids and ask them to guess the answer. As the clue is that it’s something with an eye but which can’t see, they might guess that it’s a potato, a needle or a storm.

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

Tornado Riddles For Kids

Tornado Riddles For Kids

This is a type of weather
A phenomenon that was
What caused the house to lift up
In the film Wizard Of Oz

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If there’s one of these nearby
Make sure that you don’t just stop and stare
Get in a shelter and hide
From this rotating column of air

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This is a type of extreme weather
That stretches from earth to sky
It is strong enough to uproot trees
Its center is called an eye

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In an alley from Nebraska to Texas
This is something which at times can be found
It’s often followed by daring storm chasers
And can sometimes rip buildings off the ground

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What Am I?

I have an eye but I can’t see
I rotate but I’m not the earth
I have a spout but I’m not a teapot
I can destroy buildings but I’m not dynamite
I’m in the Wizard Of Oz but I’m not a witch

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Rain Riddles

Our series of weather riddles continues today with nine that all have rain as their answer.

The first eight of them rhyme, with the word ‘rain’ completing the rhyme of the eighth one.

The final option is a What Am I riddle. To use that, read your kids the clue on the first line and have them take a guess at the answer.

The clue is that it’s something which falls but doesn’t get hurt, so your children might guess that it’s a leaf, a teardrop or something else.

If they don’t realize that it’s rain, read them the second clue and have them take another guess. Keep going until they either guess that the answer is rain or they run out of clues.

Rain Riddles For Kids

Rain Riddles For Kids

It drops from way up high
It is made of H2O
When the sun shines on it
There is a colorful bow

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You might see it in the sky
But it is not the moon
It is what would make you wet
If there was a monsoon

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A waterproof jacket
You would be glad you wore
If lots of this fell down
In a major downpour

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In addition to the sun
This is what enables plants to grow
It is a four letter word
And it comes before forest and bow

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This is something you see
When outside there’s a storm
It comes down from the clouds
And appears in droplet form

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If there is bad weather outside
An umbrella you’d use I bet
To stop this stuff falling on you
And getting you all soaking wet

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This isn’t a difficult riddle
It won’t leave you in a muddle
The answer is what falls from a cloud
And then leaves behind a puddle

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This can fall on your head
But it won’t cause you pain
It drops down from a cloud
And is wet – it’s called _ _ _ _

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What Am I?

I fall but I don’t get hurt
I pour but I’m not a jug
I come before the word bow but I’m not hair
I help plants grow but I’m not the sun
I can make you wet but I’m not a bath

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Thunder Riddles

We’re continuing our series of weather riddles for kids today with five where the answer is thunder.

The first four of these are rhyming riddles, while the fifth asks your children What Am I?

To use that last one, read 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 can’t be seen but which isn’t a ghost, they might guess that it’s the wind or the invisible man.

If they don’t get the right answer, read them the second clue and ask them to take another guess. Keep doing this until they either work out that thunder is the answer or they run out of clues.

5 Thunder Riddles For Kids

Thunder Riddles For Kids

This appears in a bad storm
But it’s not a big rain cloud
It’s what follows a lightning bolt
And can be extremely loud

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I happen after a flash
But I’m not a photograph
You hear me in a bad storm
I am lightning’s other half

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You can hear me rumble
After a flash of lightning
I am named after Thor
Who’s the Norse god of this thing

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When it’s really stormy outside
This is something you hear
It happens straight after lightning
When it is very near

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What Am I?

I can’t be seen but I’m not a ghost
I can crack but I don’t break
I can clap but I don’t have any hands
I happen after a flash but I’m not a photo
I’m loud but I’m not music
I happen during a storm but I’m not lightning

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