Ice Cream Riddles

Here are seven riddles for kids where the answer is ice cream. These ideas are therefore perfect for using with all of our other dairy and food riddles.

The first six of these riddles rhyme, while the seventh is a What Am I riddle.

To use that final riddle, read the first line of it to your kids and ask them to try guessing what they think it is that’s being described. As the clue is that it’s something that’s frozen but which doesn’t need a blanket, they might guess that it’s a snowman, a pizza or an ice cube.

If they don’t guess that ice cream is the answer, read the second clue to your children and have them take another guess. Keep going until they either realize that the answer is ice cream or they run out of clues.

7 Ice Cream Riddles For Kids

Ice Cream Riddles For Kids

In a bowl you use a spoon
On a cone you give a lick
This frozen dairy dessert
Many flavors you can pick

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I am something you can eat
But I’m not a bowl of soup
I am a frozen dessert
You can get out with a scoop

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I am something that’s frozen
But which you would choose to lick
I’m sometimes sold from a truck
Which when moving plays music

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This thing might taste of chocolate
Or maybe strawberries
It is a dairy dessert
Made by Ben and Jerry’s

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I am found in a freezer
Rather than a chiller
I come in many flavors
Including vanilla

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This can come as a sandwich
And it can sometimes come in bars
It’s also sold in cartons
By companies like Haagen Dazs

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What Am I?

I’m frozen but I don’t need a blanket
I come in different flavors but I’m not a pizza
I can be licked but I’m not an envelope
I sometimes come as a bar but I’m not soap
I sometimes have a cone but I’m not a dog

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Coffee Riddles

Here are four riddles for kids where the answer is coffee, so these are perfect for using with our other beverage riddles.

The first three of these are rhyming riddles, while the fourth asks your kids What Am I?

To use that final idea, read the clue that’s on the first line to your children and ask them to try taking a guess at what they think the answer might be. As the clue is that it’s something that can be roasted but which isn’t a turkey, they might guess that the answer is chicken, potatoes or chestnuts.

If they don’t guess that coffee is the correct answer, read them the second clue and have them take another guess now that they have some extra information. Keep going until your kids either guess that the answer is coffee or they run out of clues.

4 Coffee Riddles For Kids

Coffee Riddles For Kids

Although I’m not magic
I am a type of bean
I’m something you can drink
That has lots of caffeine

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This starts off as a bean
Which then goes on to be ground
It spends some time brewing
In a cup or mug it’s found

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Americano and latte
Cappuccino if you please
Macchiato and espresso
Tell me – what are all of these?

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What Am I?

I can be roasted but I’m not a turkey
I can be ground but I’m not pepper
I can be pressed but I’m not a button
I can be brewed but I’m not beer
I’m a bean but I’m not magic

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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

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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

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Sand Riddles

Here are eight riddles for kids where sand is the answer. These ideas are therefore perfect for using with our other beach and nature riddles.

The first six of these are rhyming riddles, with the word ‘sand’ completing the rhyme of the sixth. The seventh is a one line riddle, while the eighth and final riddle asks your children the question What Am I?

To use that idea, read the first line to your children and have them take a guess at the answer. As the clue is that it’s something that’s small but which isn’t a hamster, they might guess that it’s a coin, an eraser or a grape.

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

Sand Riddles For Kids

Sand Riddles For Kids

This can be found on a golf course
But it is not a blade of grass
Instead it’s something that’s grainy
And is found in an hourglass

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You might find this on the ground
But it isn’t dirty mud
It is sometimes put in bags
To protect against a flood

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I am something that’s so small
Lots of me fits on a teaspoon
You can see me on a beach
And I am what makes up a dune

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To answer this riddle
You don’t need to be brainy
Just name what’s on the beach
It’s the stuff that is grainy

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I’m made into a castle
Although I am not a brick
I might get into your food
If you have a beach picnic

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Thousands of pieces of this stuff
Can be held in the palm of your hand
It’s something you find on the beach
Which means that the answer is some _ _ _ _

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If you take a photo of this at the beach, it might look quite grainy.

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What Am I?

I’m small but I’m not a hamster
I’m found on a golf course but I’m not a golf ball
I’m a natural material but I’m not a blade of grass
I can be made into a castle but I’m not a brick
I’m grainy but I’m not an old photograph

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Zebra Riddles

Here are four riddles for kids where the answer is a zebra, so these are all great for using with our other nature and animal riddles.

The first three of these are rhyming riddles, while the fourth is a What Am I riddle.

To use that final idea, read the clue that’s on the first line to your children and ask them to take a guess at what they think the answer could be. As the clue is that it’s something that’s black and white but which isn’t a newspaper, they might guess that it’s a salt and pepper shaker, a barcode or a penguin.

If they don’t guess that a zebra is the answer, read them the clue that’s on the second line and have them take another guess now that they have some extra information. Keep going until they either work out that the answer is a zebra or they run out of clues.

Zebra Riddles For Kids

Zebra Riddles For Kids

This is something black and white
But it’s not an old TV
It’s a type of animal
That starts with the letter Z

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I am a type of animal
You might see on a safari
I’m covered in black and white stripes
I’m part of the horse family

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This thing has black and white stripes
But it isn’t a barcode
It is something with four legs
But it’s not a slimy toad

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What Am I?

I’m black and white but I’m not a newspaper
I have stripes but I’m not a prisoner uniform
I have a unique pattern but I’m not a barcode
I have four legs but I’m not a skunk
I’m part of the horse family but I’m not a donkey

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