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Tricky Riddles for Kids

Tricky Riddles for Kids

These tricky riddles for kids are funny, challenging, and call for out of the box thinking. Attempt to figure them out, and then pose them to others. You are sure to bring a smile to everyone's face with these.
Plentifun Staff
Last Updated: Jan 27, 2018
When I was younger, books were my prized possessions. Among my favorites, were a few books of riddles, which I have fiercely held onto for posterity. Every now and then I come upon them, while dusting a shelf, or putting things in order. With the job at hand forgotten, I sit down with them, for those well worn yellow pages are always able to bring out a smile. They always bring back memories of how much I enjoyed reading them, as well as reiterating them to friends. I hope you enjoy these tricky riddles meant for kids as much as I enjoyed putting them together.
Fun Brainteasers

Try your answers for each riddle before clicking the "show answer" link.
  1. Which vehicle is spelled the same forwards and backwards?
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  2. What do sea monsters eat?
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  3. What do you call a kitten who drinks lemonade?
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  4. Why did the clock in the cafeteria always run slow?
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  5. Why did the banana go to the doctor?
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  6. Why won't bikes stand up by themselves?
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  7. What do you get when you cross SpongeBob with Albert Einstein?
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  8. Why is six afraid of seven?
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  9. What do you call your father-in-law's only child's mother-in-law?
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  10. How much is a skunk worth?
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  11. What do you call a song about a car?
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  12. Why did the cookie go to the doctor?
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  13. Why did the cake like to play baseball?
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  14. What kind of monkey can fly?
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  15. What did the banana do when it heard the ice scream?
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Tricky Math Riddles for Kids
  1. Jenny gave Ally as many dollars as Ally started out with. Ally then gave Jenny back as much as Jenny had left. Jenny then gave Ally back as many dollars as Ally had left, which left Jenny broke and Ally with a total of 80.00 dollars. How much did Jenny and Ally have at the beginning of their exchange?
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  2. King Tut died 120 years after King Eros was born. Their combined ages when they died was 100 years. King Eros died in the year 40 B.C. In what year was King Tut born?
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  3. Bruce owns a pet store. He puts one canary per cage, but has one bird too many. If he puts two canaries in each cage, he has one cage too many. How many cages and canaries does he have?
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  4. What number am I? I am a three digit number. My tens digit is five more than my ones digit. My hundreds digit is eight less than my tens digit.
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Tricky Logic Riddles for Kids

  1. What gets wetter the more it dries?
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  2. What building has the most stories?
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  3. What can you put in a wood box that will make it lighter?
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  4. What's the difference between a jeweler and a jailer?
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  5. What grows down when it grows up?
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  6. If you drop a yellow hat in the Red Sea, what does it become?
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  7. If there are three oranges and you take away two, how many will you have?
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Funny Riddles for Children
  1. Why do sharks only swim in salt water?
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  2. Why don't African animals play games?
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  3. What do you call a zipper on a banana?
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  4. What do lazy dogs do for fun?
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  5. What do you get when you cross a parrot with a tiger?
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  6. If a fire hydrant has H2O inside, what does it have on the outside?
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I hope you get a good laugh out of these tricky riddles. Studies have shown that puzzles and problem solving among other activities, stimulate the brain, cause the brain to grow and also reduce chances of memory loss later. So, encourage your kids and try to do the same too!