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We’re all looking for more ways to spend time with our kids, and what could be a better option than putting our heads together to solve riddles?

If you’re always on the lookout for riddles that are on a great level for adults and children, we’ve got you covered – these 14 riddles are fun and just hard enough to get your synapses firing on all cylinders.

14. You can’t quite make it out.

Riddle: What is always in front of you but can’t be seen?

Answer: Your future.

13. Don’t get bogged down in the details.

Riddle: There’s a one-story house in which everything is yellow. Yellow walls, yellow doors, yellow furniture. What color are the stairs?

Answer: There aren’t stairs in a one-story house.

12. Not ever.

Riddle: What can you break, even if you never pick it up or touch it?

Answer: A promise.

11. Try not to cry.

Riddle: What goes up but never comes down?

Answer: Your age.

10. It’s like magic.

Riddle: A man walks outside into the pouring rain yet not a hair on his head gets wet. How is this possible?

Answer: He’d bald.

9. And that’s how it’s supposed to work.

Riddle: What gets wet as it continues to dry?

Answer: A towel.

8. Don’t give it all away.

Riddle: What can you keep after giving it to someone?

Answer: Your word.

7. That’s impressive.

Riddle: I shave every day but my beard never changes. What am I?

Answer: A barber.

6. Read it carefully, now.

Riddle: You see a boat full of people yet there is not a single person on board. How is this possible?

Answer: They were all married.

5. Don’t let it stump you.

Riddle: You walk into a dark room holding a match and find a kerosene lamp, a candle, and a fireplace. Which do you light first?

Answer: The match.

4. There’s only one way possible…

Riddle: A man dies of old age on his 25th birthday. How is this possible?

Answer: He was born on leap day, February 29th.

3. A fruitless endeavor.

Riddle: I have branches but no fruit, trunk, or leaves. What am I?

Answer: A bank.

2. The quiet type.

Riddle: What can’t talk but will reply when spoken to?

Answer: An echo.

1. A disappearing act.

Riddle: The more of this there is, the less you see. What is it?

Answer: Darkness.

I figured out most of these, but not all!

What’s your favorite riddle for kids? See if you can stump us in the comments.


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