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60+ Funny, Easy Riddles With Answers

Looking for a fun challenge that will get you thinking, but not thinking too hard? Here are some easy riddles (with a question and answer format) that are great for everyone! We’ll go from some simple, short riddles and to gradually getting into the brainteasers that will require a bit more logic and critical thinking

Easy Riddles With Answers

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Here are 10 easy riddles that the children will love. Each one of these fun, easy riddles below contains the answer following it.

I have three letters. I read the same forward and backward. And, I know you’ll get the answer, I know you’ll see. It’s a word that is important to you and me. What word am I?

Answer: Eye.

It is not in your tummy but somewhere above. It is thought by many to be the symbol of love. What am I?

Answer: The heart.

What is the best way to keep a skunk from smelling?

Answer: Hold its nose.

What is at the end of a rainbow?

Answer: “W”

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What runs around the whole yard without moving?

Answer: A fence.

I stay in the corner, and yet I travel all around the world. What am I?

Answer: A stamp.

What can you catch but never throw?

Answer: A cold.

What has four fingers and a thumb but isn’t alive?

Answer: A glove.

More Easy Riddles With Answers

Challenge yourself to a game! See if you can find the solution to at least one or two of the funny riddles below!

How do you spell hard water with three letters?

Answer: “Ice”

This riddle is about a room, but it won’t really make you think. It’s the one with a dishwasher, a fridge-freezer, oven, and sink. What am I? 

Answer: A kitchen! 

If you took two apples from three apples, how many apples would you have?

Answer: Two.

If it takes one man three days to dig a hole, how long does it take two men to dig half a hole?

Answer: You can’t dig half a hole!

What do you throw out when you want to use it, but take in when you don’t want to use it?

Answer: An anchor.

Classically Funny Riddles For Kids (With Answers)

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These are some funny riddles for children and adults. They don’t require much effort from the depths of your brain, so they’re ones that kids will find fun and enjoyable. You’ll be sure to get a chuckle out of these easy riddles for kids!

What kind of tree can you carry in your hand?

Answer: A palm tree.

When should you give elephant milk to a baby?

Answer: When the baby is an elephant.

Where will the cat be when the lights go out?

Answer: In the dark.

What’s the best thing to put into a pie?

Answer: Your teeth!

Joe’s father had three sons: Snap, Crackle and…?

Answer: Joe. 

Three doctors said Robert is their brother. Robert says he has no brothers. Who is lying?

Answer: The doctors are Robert’s sisters.

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It has keys, but no locks. It has space, but no room. You can enter, but can’t go inside. What is it?

Answer: A keyboard.

A monkey, a squirrel, and a bird are racing to the top of a coconut tree. Who will get the banana first: the monkey, the squirrel, or the bird? 

Answer: None of them, because you can’t get a banana from a coconut tree! 

What do you answer even though it never asks you questions?

Answer: A phone.

What is black, white, and read all over?

Answer: A newspaper.

I have cities, but no houses. And I have forests, but no trees. I have water but no fish. What am I?

Answer: A map.

What is the last thing you take off before going to bed?

Answer: Your feet from the bed.

What begins with an ‘E’ and ends with an ‘E’ but only has one letter?

Answer: An envelope.

How many bricks does it take to complete a building made from bricks?

Answer: One – the last brick.

What bird can lift the most?

Answer: A crane.

Tricky Riddles For Kids (With Answers)

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Challenge yourself to a game where you find solutions to riddles! Some of the best riddles (and their solutions) are below!

These riddles might be a bit trickier for the little ones, but pretty easy for the big kids–sorry, teenagers–to answer. Test some of these riddles out on your friends and see if they can figure them out… 

A peacock lays an egg on a fence between two houses. Who owns the egg?

Answer: Peacocks don’t lay eggs, only peahens do.

I know a word of letters three, add two and less there will be.

Answer: Few.

What belongs to you, but other people use it more than you?

Answer: Your name!

One train leaves the station at 11. Another train also leaves at 11 and is traveling in the opposite direction on the same tracks. The trains do not collide. How is this possible?

Answer: One leaves in the AM and the other leaves in the PM.

A truck driver is going opposite traffic on a one-way street. A police officer sees him but doesn’t stop him. Why didn’t the police officer stop him?

Answer: He is walking.

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A man in a car saw a Golden Door, Silver Door, and a Bronze Door. What door did he open first?

Answer: The car door.

There’s a pink man in a one-story pink house. Everything in the house is pink. What color are the stairs?

Answer: There are no stairs, it’s a one-story house.

Can you drop a full glass and spill no water?

Answer: Yes, when the glass is full of milk.

If you are running in a race and pass the person in 2nd place, what position are you in?

Answer: 2nd place! 

The rich people want me, the poor people have me, and if you eat me, you die. What am I?

Answer: Nothing.

There is a pink house made of bricks, a blue house made of bricks, an orange house made of bricks. What color bricks is a greenhouse made of? 

Answer: A greenhouse is made of glass or plastic, not bricks.

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A boy fell off a 100-foot ladder. But he did not get hurt. Why not?

Answer: He was only on the first step.

If you feed me, I live. If you water me, I die. What am I?

Answer: Fire.

What is full of holes but still holds water?

Answer: A sponge.

Which word becomes shorter when you add 2 letters to it?

Answer: The word “short.”

Best Riddles For Kids (With Answers)

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Children and parents can both have fun with riddles. See if you, your family, or your friends can solve the easy riddles for kids. They’re trickier than you think!

There’s only one word in the dictionary that’s spelled wrong. What is it?

Answer: The word “wrong.”

The more you take, the more you leave behind. What are they?

Answer: Footsteps.

What can be measured but not seen?

Answer: Time.

What has to be broken before you can use it?

Answer: An egg.

I run, yet I have no legs. What am I?

Answer: A nose.

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What do you bury when it’s alive and dig up when it’s dead?

Answer: A plant.

It cannot be seen, it weighs nothing, but when put into a barrel, it makes it lighter. What is it? 

Answer: A hole.

I reflect the light, that’s not very bright. I sit in the same place all year, all the time. Right here, you cannot see me all right. At least when it’s not night.

Answer: Moon.

What has a head and a tail, but doesn’t have a body?

Answer: A coin.

I can make people happy, I can make people cry. I can make people want me, and I can drive people crazy. What am I?

Answer: Love.

What is black and white and is red all over?

Answer: A newspaper.

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A bus driver was heading down a street in Colorado. He went right past a stop sign without stopping. He turned left where there was a “no left turn” sign. And he went the wrong way on a one-way street. Then he went on the left side of the road past a cop car. Still – he didn’t break any traffic laws. Why not?

Answer: He was walking…not driving.

What 4-letter word can be written forward, backward or upside down, and can still be read from left to right?

Answer: NOON.

What can you catch but never throw?

Answer: A cold.

What can never be put in a saucepan?

Answer: Its lid

What fruit can you never cheer up? 

Answer: A blueberry.

Where will you find Friday before Thursday?

Answer: In a dictionary.

What gets wet when drying?

Answer: A towel.

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It is filled with keys but is unable to open any door. What is it?

Answer: A piano.

What has a horn, but does not make any noise?

Answer: A rhinoceros.

I fly all day long, but I do not go anywhere. What am I?

Answer: I am a flag.

Math Riddles For Kids (With Answers)

If you’re a math whiz, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding solutions. Get the best math riddles below:

Not only is math a subject that kids find to be hard to understand, but also it’s a subject that is hard to enjoy. So how can you get your kids interested in learning? Tell them a riddle! 

There are a number of benefits to using brain teasers in the classroom, like for math. It helps strengthen cognitive abilities and problem-solving skills. And it can motivate kids to learn in a way that feels like they’re taking a break from traditional classwork. They can be great extra credit questions on a math quiz, too! 

Here are some easy riddles with their simple answers (some of them can be used as jokes too!). There are also some math puzzles and word problems that might be a bit more challenging. These puzzles might make learning math and using thinking skills a little more entertaining for students. Don’t worry – the trickier puzzles will have a clue or a hint to help figure out the answer. 

What did the triangle say to the circle?

Answer: “You’re pointless!” 

How many sides does a circle have?

Answer: 2–the inside and the outside! 

What did the math book say to the other math book?

Answer: “Do you want to hear my problems?” 

Eggs are $0.12 a dozen. How many eggs can you get for a dollar? 

Answer: 100 eggs, at one penny each. 

Billy was asked to paint numbers on apartments 1 thorough 100. How many times will we have to paint the number 8?

Answer: 20 times! (8, 18, 28, 38, 48, 58, 68, 78, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 98)

A grandmother, 2 mothers, and 2 daughters went to the movies and bought 1 ticket each. How many tickets did they buy in total? 

Answer: 3 tickets. (The grandmother is also a mother and the mother is also a daughter.) 

X is an odd number. Take away an alphabet from x, and it becomes even. What’s that number? 

Answer: Seven. (Seven-s=even) 

If you multiply this number by any other number, the answer will always be the same. What number is this? 

Answer: Zero (0) 

Using only the addition method, how can you use eight eights to get the number 1,000?

Answer: 888 +88 +8 +8 +8

More Challenging Math Riddles With Answers

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Challenge your child to really use their mind to figure out the answers to some hard riddles. Here are some good ones for them to challenge themselves: 

Find a 10-digit number where the first digit is how many zeros in the number. The second digit is how many 1s in the number etc. Go until the tenth digit, which is how many 9s in the number.

Answer: 6210001000

I am a 2-digit number. I am more than 6 + 6 and less than 8 + 8. What number am I? (Clue: I am even.) 

Answer: 14

What is unique about 8549176320? (Clue: Think about English and the alphabet.)

Answer: It is the digits 0 to 9 in alphabetical order.

One and a half hens lay one and a half eggs in one and a half days. How many eggs does one hen lay in one day?

Answer: Find the daily rate per hen:

Hens × Days × (Daily Rate) = Eggs

1½ × 1½ × (Daily Rate) = 1½

(Daily Rate) = 1½ / (1½ × 1½)

Daily Rate = 1/(1½) = 2/3

So 1 hen in 1 day will lay two-thirds of an egg.

Two More Math Riddles With Answers

Here’s a mix between a hard riddle and a math puzzle: 

A man who had lived at the highest-numbered address on his street moved to another house on the same street. The sum of all the addresses below his new address was the same as the sum of all the addresses above his new address. (Every numbered address on the street is used.) He had owned some beautiful brass house numbers and was pleased to discover that he did not have to purchase any new ones. For his new house, he used all the brass numbers from his previous house. What is his new address?

Old Address: 1681

New Address: 1189

The summation of integers 1 through 1188 is equal to the summation of integers 1190 through 1681. Additionally, the person can reuse their number labels. Since they both have 1, 1, and 8, you could flip the 6 upside-down to be the 9.

In reply to an inquiry about the animals on his farm, the farmer says: “I only ever keep sheep, goats, and horses. In fact, at the moment they are all sheep bar three, all goats bar four, and all horses bar five.” How many does he have of each animal?

Answer: The farmer has 3 sheep, 2 goats, and 1 horse. 

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