Hey, all brainy brains out there! Do think you are a bit smart at solving problems? Then you
got to read all through this blog. Below is a brain-stimulating excercise for all the young
kids between ages 5 to 7 and 8 to 12 years. We have got you a whole lot of challenging
riddles and tricky brain teasers that will keep you scratching your heads. But before I set your
brain into action we need to understand how do riddles benefit kids.
Benefits of riddle for kids
1) The most important benefit is that riddles help in strengthening the parent and child
bond. So, make sure you all sit together and have a riddle time on weekends.
2) Riddles encourage problem-solving and critical thinking at a young age.
3) They are brain-stimulating and makes you think creatively
4) Riddles also help to improve the kid’s vocabulary, there are able to build up new
words and try to figure out what do they mean.
5) It stimulates comprehension skills which is an inevitable part of the learning process.
6) Last but not least, it relaxes the child’s mind as riddles bring up laughter and humor
thereby educating them in an interesting and fun way.
The general knowledge riddles listed below cover topics of space, continents, fruits, vegetables, seasons, animals, the human body, months of the year, days of the week, objects around you, nature, and food. The riddles are divided into two groups. One group will be testing the minds of
children between 5 to 7 years and the second group will be challenging the minds of children
between 8 to 12 years of age. So, all the riddle wizards out there, gear up for the top and
hardest teasers you must have ever experienced. Some of them might look simple, but they
might make you restless till you get the answer. Scroll down for all the excitement and fun
riddles coming your way. But mind your fingers, not to scroll down at the bottom page as it
has all the answers there. So start scratching your brains NOW…
Set 1- Riddles for ages 5 to 7 years
1) What has to be broken before you use it?
2) I have two hands but I cannot scratch myself. Who am I?
3) What goes up when the rain comes down?
4) What has one eye but cannot see?
5) If you drop me, I am sure to crack, but if you smile at me, I am sure to smile back.
Who am I?
6) Can you name three consecutive days without including the words Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
7) What starts with the letter ‘e’ and contains only one letter?
8) What has many keys, but cannot open a single door?
9) What kind of tree you can carry in your hand?
10) I have teeth but I can’t eat. Who am I?
11) What gets wet while it is drying?
12) What has holes all over but still fills water?
13) Which 2 “keys” can never open the door?
14) What has a horn but cannot make noise?
Set 2- Riddles for ages 8 to 12 years
1) What can fill up the room but take no space?
2) The more of _ is the less you see. What is it?
3) What you can catch but never throw?
4) It is light as a feather. Yet no one can hold it for long. What is it?
5) What has 13 hearts but no other organs?
6) What has one head, one foot, and four legs?
7) I have lakes with no water, mountains with no stones, and cities with no buildings.
Who am I?
8) What has six faces, but does not wear make-up, twenty-one eyes but cannot see?
9) What did the ocean do when it saw another ocean?
10) I don’t ask questions but you can still answer me. Who am I?
11) You can make this but can’t see it. What is it?
12) I am tall when I’m young and get shorter as I grow older. Who am I?
13) I can fly all day long, but I do not go anywhere. Who am I?
14) What type of clothes does a house wear?
Scratch your brains and give put them on a test. Stop yourself from scrolling down for
Riddles set 1: Answers
6) Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
7) An envelope
13) Donkey, Monkey
Riddles set 2: Answers
3) A cold
4) Your breath
5) A deck of cards
9) They wave
14) Address (a dress)
I hope this healthy mixture of riddles for your mind has churned your brain out. Before we
bid adieu, here’s a bonus riddle for you all genius’s out there!
For more such brain simulating activities in a visually fun format, reach out to me now!