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Brain Teasers with Answers for Kids

Brain teasers is a unique way of obtaining fun and knowledge at the same time. They help check your thinking power and force the brain to provide a logical approach to a problem. So let's have a look at some brain teasers with answers.
Plentifun Staff
Last Updated: Mar 19, 2018
A brain teaser or a riddle is a kind of puzzle that is created to elicit a lot of mental thinking so that a solution for it can be found. In many ways a brain teaser or riddle forces an individual to think out of the box and apply all his gray cells so that he/she can come up with a logical answer. There are many forms of brain teasers; some allow people to search creative and new answers, some are pure logic and some are just hard to crack. Crossword puzzles and Sudoku are some of the most recommended brain teasers to shape up young minds.

Brain teasers actually serve a bigger purpose then just doing something for fun. It is one of the best ways to make the mind of a child sharp as it requires a lot of mental thinking which serves as an exercise for the brain. The more you think, the more brain cells you produce and the more smarter you become. So let's have a look at some tough riddles for kids.
Brain Teasers for Children

Mentioned below are some interesting riddles to exercise the brain and give your thinking pattern a more logical approach. Try to solve the question without looking at the answer and later check the answer. 


What letter is next in this order?
M, A, M, J, J, A, S, O, _ 

What can run but never walks, has a mouth but never talks, has a head but never weeps, and has a bed but never sleeps?

Why are 2007 pennies worth more than 2006 pennies? 

What are the tree mistake in this sentence?

YYYY U R, YYYYY U B, I C U R Y+Y 4 ?

How can you use the letters in NEW DOOR to make one word?

What is full of holes but still holds water?

Hard Brain Teasers

As mentioned before, these problems allow the human mind to think out of the box. We all are used to looking at the more obvious side of things, but solving complex riddles on a frequent basis programs the brain to consider all aspects important and never underestimate a challenge. 

A man is incarcerated in prison and as his punishment he has to carry a one ton bag of sand backwards and forwards across a field the size of a football pitch. What is the one thing he can put in it to make it lighter?

What is special about the following order of numbers: 8, 5, 4, 9, 1, 7, 6, 3, 2,?

Beulah died in the Appalachians while Craig died at sea. Everyone was much happier with Craig's death. Why?

A man says, "Brothers and sisters, have I none, but that man's father is my father's son." Who is he pointing at?

How few times can you weigh 9 identical cookies on a balance scale to find the one with a gold ring inside?

The peacock is a bird that does not lay eggs. How do they get baby peacocks? 

A man and his son were in an automobile accident. The man died on the way to the hospital, but the boy was rushed into surgery. The emergency room surgeon said "I can't operate, that's my son!" How is this possible?

A prisoner is told "If you tell a lie we will hang you; if you tell the truth we will shoot you." What can he do to save himself?

What seven-letter word has hundreds of letters in it? 

A boat has a ladder that has six rungs. Each rung is one foot apart. The bottom rung is one foot from the water. The tide rises at 12 inches every 15 minutes. High tide peaks in one hour. When the tide is at its highest, how many rungs are under water?

Fiji (in Melanesia) and Samoa (in Polynesia) are two islands in the South Pacific Ocean. Fiji is about 970 kilometers (600 miles) west of Samoa. A small airplane can fly this distance in two hours. When will you arrive in Fiji if you leave Samoa on a small airplane on Tuesday night at 11:30 pm?

What is that goes up and goes down but does not move?

What ends everything always? 

Two mothers and two daughters went out for lunch, everyone at a burger, yet only three burgers were eaten in all. How is this possible?
So these were some examples of brain teasers with answers that I could come up with. Viewers who love creating and solving riddles can also post their riddles in the comment box.