21 Riddles for kids and adults!

Riddles, something which is always a favorite thing at every age. I love solving the riddles and even introduced to my kids. It’s important to introduce riddles for kids as it’s a great way to stimulate children’s minds. Plus, they’re a fun activity to keep kids occupied.

Sharing few riddles with answers in the last, DON’T CHEAT and let me know in comments how many you guessed right.

Let’s begin the fun!!!

  1. It belongs to you, but others use it more. What is it?
  2. There’s only one word in the dictionary that’s spelled wrong. What is it?
  3.  What 2 things can you never eat for breakfast?
  4. Which word becomes shorter when you add 2 letters to it? 
  5. You’ll find me in Mercury, Earth, Mars, and Jupiter, but not in Venus or Neptune. What am I?
  6. It has keys, but no locks. It has space, but no room. You can enter, but can’t go inside. What is it?
  7. What kind of room has no doors or windows?
  8. I’m tall when I’m young, and I’m short when I’m old. What am I?
  9. I have branches, but no fruit, trunk, or leaves. What am I?
  10. What can you hold in your left hand but not in your right?
  11. What has one eye, but can’t see?
  12. What has many teeth, but can’t bite?
  13. What begins with an “e” and only contains one letter?
  14. I am the beginning of everything, the end of everywhere. I’m the beginning of eternity, the end of time and space. What am I?
  15. What word do we pronounce the same if you take away four of its five letters?
  16. What is so fragile that saying its name breaks it?
  17. The more you take, the more you leave behind. What are they?
  18. I have lakes with no water, mountains with no stone, and cities with no buildings. What am I?
  19. What has a mouth but no tongue?
  20. What is coming but never comes?
  21. I come from a mine and get surrounded by wood always. Everyone uses me. What am I? 


  1. Your Name.
  2. The word “wrong.” It’s the only word that’s spelled W-R-O-N-G.
  3. Lunch and dinner.
  4. The word “short.”
  5. The letter “R.”
  6. A keyboard.
  7. A mushroom.
  8. A candle.
  9. A Bank.
  10. Your right elbow.
  11. A needle.
  12. A comb.
  13. An envelope.
  14. The letter “e”.
  15. Queue.
  16. Silence.
  17. Footsteps.
  18. A map.
  19. Shoes.
  20. Tomorrow.
  21. Pencil.

Isn’t it fun to answer these riddles and spend some quality time with family? Do share honestly, how many you could answer.

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Ruchi Verma

Certified parenting teen practitioner, multiple Award winner, mother of two active kids believes in sharing the right source of information to readers which could help them in every possible way!!

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  1. wow..awesome Ruchi. From where did you dig out these riddles? I got 6, 10, 11, 13, and 16 wrong. It was a refreshing read. Let me try with my kids.

    1. Do try, it’s refreshing and fun to play with family.

  2. Loved it Ruchi. This is really fun as well as interesting and unique too. Will surly try this with my girls, and I am sure they will love it.

  3. Wow! Truly enjoyed reading some post after so long. Playing puzzles going deeper and deeper to get the answer is one of the best-funfilled activities for adults and kids. The answers say I was going right till 9 number ??

  4. I loved it… Managed to get 16 right ,now let me ask my kids and hubby too. I am sure they will have fun answering them. This is such a unique and fun filled post.

  5. Yay, I got most of them right! This was such a good tickle for my brain. I loved riddles in school and play them with my son too. Will share this with him.

  6. Totally loved it. My son loves to solve rizzle. And he has a habit to ask us one drizzle every day. I am sure he is going to love it

  7. My son loves to solve rizzle. And he has a habit to ask us 1-2 rizzle everyday. I am sure he is going to love it

  8. I took the puzzles with the kiddo and had so much fun, we managed to crack most of these, loved the riddles

  9. I have to confess that I didn’t get a single one right! It was fun to guess the answers though! Refreshing post, Ruchi!

  10. Yeepee..!! I could answer most of them. It was super fun. I have saved your post to ask try shower riddles on my husband. Let’s see who wins.

  11. That’s wonderful! These are some amazing riddles to play with kids and friends to have a great time together. I am saving this post and riddles

  12. These riddles are so good compilation. I knew many of them , these riddles keeps the minds boggled and sometimes answer is so simple.

  13. Riddles are always great fun. Apart from fun, they are also great to test ones’ intelligence and thinking capabilities and make for a great pastime.

  14. Hahahah these were some fun questions and I managed to get a few answers right but some I couldnt…. it was fun though.

  15. The Other Brain Inc.

    These were fun to solve. My son and I spent a great quality time together doing these riddles. He could just give out the answer of the first one.

  16. Oh, this was so much fun 🙂 I am making it a family game to answer these riddles. After all, weekends are all about family time.

  17. My daughter loves asking us riddles every now and then and she looks for something new to ask us. I am so happy to have come across this and sure going to ask my daughter as well to check out these amazing riddles. I am sure she is gonna love these.

  18. Riddles are a great way to knock the mind out of its cognitive ruts and to stimulate creative thinking in kids.

  19. That’s very fun reading and mind tickling riddles. I’m going to ask this with my nephew. He’s definitely going to have fun

  20. Love this post, it was definitely engaging. I got most of them right . Now I am gonna ask few of these to my husband .and kiddo

  21. Ah, something different than the usuals !!. Loved solving these riddles and glad I got most of them right. Nice post

  22. This is a fantastic post. I am very bad at riddles. I am saving this post for later use.

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