Fun Dad Riddles Kids Will Love

family laughing at dad's riddlesRiddles can give children a fresh perspective on life and challenge them to think in new ways.

They also provide children with fascinating facts that they can ponder for a long time and remember.

While riddles might be amusing, the goal is to keep people guessing.

These are a fun collection of riddles that are not very challenging, but you can rest assured that you and your family will have a good time making each other think!

Easy to Remember Dad Riddles

A father shaves every day, but his beard stays the same. What is his job?

He’s a barber.

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I shrink smaller every time I take a bath. What am I?


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What is black when it’s clean and white when it’s dirty?

A chalkboard.

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What room do ghosts avoid?

The living room.

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Some are used for fabric and some are used for hair, some are used for paper and one is called a pair, what am I?


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Why was the Egyptian child confused?

Because his daddy was a mummy!

You cut me, slice me, dice me, and all the while, you cry. What am I?

An onion.

I’m a bird, a person, and a fruit. What am I?

A Kiwi.

When I’m ripe, I’m green, when you eat me, I’m red, and when you spit me out, I’m black. What am I?

A watermelon.

Four legs up, four legs down, soft in the middle, hard all around. What am I?

A bed.

When things go wrong, what can you always count on?

Your fingers.

I can fill up a room without taking any space. What am I?


I can be good for you; I can be bad. You can find me all over your body. What am I?


I am a gas that helps plants but cannot be bought at the gas station. What am I?

Carbon dioxide.

I can rush, I can be hot, I can be cold, I can be hard, I can slip through anything. What am I?


What period of time weighs the least?

A light-year.

I have been around for millions of years but am only a month old. What am I?

The moon.

I am so simple that I can only point, yet I guide men all over the world.

A compass.

What has four eyes but can’t see?


I go up and down stairs without moving. What am I?


Mr. Blue lives in the blue house. Mrs. Yellow lives in the yellow house. Mr. Orange lives in the orange house. Who lives in the White House?

The president.

What is so fragile that saying its name breaks it?


I’m filled with keys but can’t open a lock. What am I?

A piano.

What has eyes, a tongue, and a soul but can’t see, taste, or die?

A shoe.

What has 13 hearts but can’t love?

A pack of cards.

What kind of ship has two mates but no captain?

A relationship.

What is something you can put in your pocket that keeps it empty?

A big hole, large enough for the contents to fall out.

The 22nd and 24th presidents of the United States of America had the same parents but were not brothers. How can this be possible?

They were the same man. The 22nd and 24th President of the United States of America was Grover Cleveland.

Who’s bigger, Dad Bigger, Mom Bigger, or their baby?

The baby — because he’s a “little bigger.”

How many times can you subtract the number two from the number fifty?

Once. After that you are subtracting it from 48.

How many bananas can you eat if your stomach is empty?

Just one—after that, it’s not empty anymore.

What two things can you never eat for breakfast?

Lunch and dinner.

You will buy me to eat but never eat me. What am I?

A plate.

I follow you all the time and copy your every move, but you can’t touch me or catch me. What am I?

Your shadow.

I have no legs. I will never walk but always run. What am I?

A river.

Where does Friday come before Thursday?

In the dictionary.

What word is spelled wrong in the dictionary?


I am an odd number. Take away a letter and I become even. What number am I?


Forward I am heavy, but backward I am not. What am I?

The word “ton.”

You see me once in June, twice in November and not at all in May. What am I?

The letter “e.”

If you drop me, I’m sure to crack, but give me a smile and I’ll always smile back. What am I?

A mirror.

A girl fell off a 20-foot ladder. She wasn’t hurt. Why?

She fell off the bottom step.

I have to be opened, but I don’t have a lid or a key to get in. What am I?

An egg.

What kind of cup doesn’t hold water?

Cupcake or hiccup.

What kind of band never plays music?

A rubber band.

I’m tall when I’m young, and I’m short when I’m old. What am I?

A candle.

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

There aren’t any—it’s a one-story house.

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

He was born on February 29.

I have branches, but no fruit, trunk or leaves. What am I? A bank.

What can you hold in your left hand but not in your right? Your right elbow.

What has one eye, but can’t see?

A needle.

What has words, but never speaks?

A book.

A word I know, six letters it contains, remove one letter and 12 remains. What is it?


What 4-letter word can be written forward, backward or upside down, and can still be read from left to right?


What word of five letters has one left when two are removed?


What is always hungry but never thirsty?

A fire.

At night, they come without being fetched. By day they are lost without being stolen. What are they?

The stars.

What is in seasons, seconds, centuries, and minutes but not in decades, years, or days?

The letter N.

Break me, and I’ll cage you. Obey me, and I’ll save you. What am I?

The Law.

What is at the end of a rainbow?

The letter “w.”

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What has a foot on each side and one in the middle?

A yardstick.

You bury me when I’m alive and dig me up when I’m dead. What am I?

A plant.

You answer me, but I never ask you a question. What am I?

A telephone.

What stays where it is even after it goes off?

An alarm clock.

What has a neck but no head?

A bottle.

How do you make the number one disappear by adding to it?

Add the letter ‘G’ and it becomes Gone

How much dirt is in a hole that measures 2 feet by 3 feet by 4 feet?


Sometimes I am born in silence, Other times, no. I am unseen, But I make my presence known. In time, I fade without a trace. I harm no one, but I am unpopular with all. What am I?

A fart.

What do Alexander The Great and Winnie The Pooh have in common?

They have the same middle name.

How can you drop a raw egg from a height onto a concrete floor without cracking it?

Concrete floors are very hard to crack.

What building has the most stories?

A library.

It was an especially hot day and a man was walking in the desert. In the distance, the man suddenly saw a restaurant. He rejoiced, ran to it, and immediately asked the waiter for a glass of water. Instead, the waiter pulled out a gun and pointed it at the man’s head. The man replied with, “thank you.” Why did the man thank the waiter?

It was a water gun!

Who has married many women but was never married?

The priest.

You have me today, Tomorrow you’ll have more; As your time passes, I’m not easy to store; I don’t take up space, But I’m only in one place; I am what you saw, But not what you see. What am I?


I have no life, but I can die. What am I?

A battery.

I am hard like stone, but I grow on your body. What am I?

A tooth.

If you throw a blue stone into the Red Sea, what will it become?


I’m a single-digit number having no value. Which number am I?


What goes around and around the wood but never goes into the wood?

The bark of a tree.