Brain Teasers For Kids

Get The Cogs In Your Child’s Brain Working Using These Fun Brain Teasers 

Brain teasers for kids are one of the best literacy games for kids to get their brain working and sharpen their thinking. Brain teasers for kids are questions like funny puzzles, which need kids to think in unconventional and creative ways to solve them. In addition to thinking skills, brain teasers are a fun way to help kids learn, understand and interpret new information. 

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Brain breaks for kids or brain teasers for kids with answers also give them a much-needed break from learning. They also add some much-needed humor to a child’s learning process. Puzzles, riddles, and brain teasers for kids not only keep kids entertained but also improve their memory retention skills. Here is a list of 60 amazing brain teasers for kids with answers.

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60 Best Brain Teasers For Kids With Answers

Here is a list of age-appropriate brain teasers for kids with answers to give them a break from learning and boost their thinking skills.

Logical Brain Teasers For Kids

  1. People make me, save me, change me, raise me. Who am I? 
  2. Answer: Money

  3. I know a word. It has six letters, if you remove one letter, you’ll be left with 12. What is it? 
  4. Answer: Dozens

  5. How many letters are there in the English alphabet?
  6. Answer: 18. 3 in ‘the’, 7 in ‘English,’ and 8 in ‘alphabet.’

  7. We break yet never fall, and what falls yet never breaks? 
  8. Answer: Morning and night

  9. What is always in front of you but can’t be seen? 
  10. Answer: The future 

  11. The more you take, the more you leave behind. What are they? 
  12. Answer: Footsteps

  13. What’s black, white and blue? 
  14. Answer: A sad zebra 

  15. What’s left when you take an ant out of a plantain? 
  16. Answer: Something plain 

  17. Which five-letter word gets shorter when two letters are added to it? 
  18. Answer: Short  

  19. I exist when there is light, but direct light kills me. Who am I? 
  20. Answer: A shadow 

  21. Who travels across the world but stays in the same corner?
  22. Answer: A stamp

  23. Why did Mickey Mouse go to Outer Space? 
  24. Answer: He wanted to visit Pluto. 

  25. What do you call a fairy, who hasn’t showered in days? 
  26. Answer: Stinker Bell 

  27. You will buy me to eat but never eat me. Who am I? 
  28. Answer: A plate

  29. How do oceans greet each other? 
  30. Answer: They wave

  31. What goes up and down but never moves? 
  32. Answer: The temperature

  33. What starts with a P, ends with an E and has thousands of letters? 
  34. Answer: Post office

  35. A girl is sitting in a house at night that has no lights on at all. There is no lamp, no candle, nothing. Yet she is reading. How? 
  36. Answer: The woman is blind, and she is reading Braille. 

  37. How is Europe like a frying pan? 
  38. Answer: Because it has Greece at the bottom.

  39. They come out at bedtime without being called and are lost in the day without being stolen. What are they? 
  40. Answer: The stars 

  41. What is as light as a feather, but even the world’s strongest man couldn’t hold it for more than a minute? 
  42. Answer: His breath

  43. What can run but never walks, has a mouth but never talks, has a head but never weeps, has a bed but never sleeps? 
  44. Answer: A river

  45. Sam turned left, right, whirled around 360°, stood on his head, and then walked backwards before taking a photograph of the sunset. What direction was he pointing? 
  46. Answer: West

  47. I am full of holes, but I can still hold a lot of water. Who am I? 
  48. Answer: A sponge

  49. If the red house is on the right side and the blue house is on the left side, where’s the white house? 
  50. Answer: In Washington DC

  51. There was a pink one-story house in a sheltered neighborhood. Everything in it was pink – the carpets, the walls, the furniture and the cat too. What color were the stairs? 
  52. Answer: There were no stairs at all. It’s a one-story house.

  53. What is Rupert the Bear’s middle name? 
  54. Answer: The

  55. If there are three apples and Shirley took away two, how many apples does Shirley have? 
  56. Answer: Two

  57. Phil went out in the rain without a raincoat or an umbrella. However, not a single hair on his head got wet. How is it? 
  58. Answer: The man was bald

  59. Jilly’s mother has five daughters. They’re called Diana, Ariana, Fiona and Tiana. What’s the fifth daughter called? 
  60. Answer: Jilly

  61. Do you know the name of the invention that lets you look directly right through any wall you want? 
  62. Answer: A window

  63. I am filled with keys but have no locks. I have space, but there are no extra rooms. Sure, you can enter, but there is no exit. Who am I? 
  64. Answer: A keyboard

  65. Claire leaves New York by eight in the morning, driving 35 mph. Nina starts driving to New York at a speed of 50 mph. When they meet, which one will be furthest away from New York? 
  66. Answer: When they meet, they will be the same distance away from New York.

  67. If you counted up all of the country’s ears and then divided that number by two, what would you know for sure? 
  68. Answer: You’ll find the number of living creatures in the country.

  69. How long did the Hundred Years War last? 
  70. Answer: 116 years

  71. Which country makes Panama hats? 
  72. Answer: Ecuador

  73. What color is the black box on a commercial airplane? 
  74. Answer: Orange

  75. In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution? 
  76. Answer: November

  77. What is a camel’s hair brush made of? 
  78. Answer: Squirrel fur

  79. I am a ball that can be rolled but never bounced or thrown. Who am I? 
  80. Answer: An eyeball

  81. I am a ball which can be served but cannot be eaten? 
  82. Answer: Tennis Ball

  83. We are a family of four. My mom is Mrs. Sixty Two, my name is Thirty Two and my brother’s name is Twenty Two. What’s my dad’s name? 
  84. Answer: Two!

  85. A brother and sister were standing on opposite sides of a river. When the brother called her, the sister crossed the river to meet him. But she didn’t get wet. How is this possible?
  86. Answer: The river was frozen.

  87. Nero is very tall, over 6 ft actually and very broad. He works in a butcher shop and wears size 10 shoes. What does he weigh?
  88. Answer: Meat! He works at a butcher’s shop.

  89. You’re stuck in an escape room with three doors. You’ll need to go through one of these doors to escape. The first door is filled with poisonous snakes. The second door has no floor and the third door has a tiger that hasn’t eaten in 2 months. Which door would you choose?
  90. Answer: The third door. If the tiger hasn’t eaten in 2 months, it’s dead. 

  91. You’re stuck in a house with no electricity. It only has a candle, a fireplace, a gas lamp and one match. What should you light first to brighten the house?
  92. Answer: The match.

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    Math Brain Teasers For Kids

  93. Can you add one mathematical symbol in between 55555 to equal 500? 
  94. Answer: 555-55=500 

  95. You draw a line. Without touching it, how do you make the line longer? 
  96. Answer: Draw a shorter line next to it and the 1st line becomes the longer line.

  97. Rey, the Rabbit, eats one carrot on Monday, two carrots on Tuesday, four carrots on Wednesday, etc. How many carrots does he eat every week? 
  98. Answer: 127 carrots

  99. What two numbers make a one-digit number when you multiply them but a two-digit number when you add them together? 
  100. Answer: One and nine

  101. Four friends are racing. Lina finishes four hours ahead of Tina, with Phil finishing eight hours ahead of Merlin. Merlin took six more hours than Lisa to finish the race. What order do they cross the finish line in? 
  102. Answer: Phil, Lina, Tina, Merlin

  103. A teacher says that there are less than 30 students but more than 20 in a classroom. The kids can be divided into groups of two, three, four, six, and eight with no leftovers. How many students are there? 
  104. Answer: 24 students

  105. Which two numbers come out the same whether you multiply or add them together? 
  106. Answer: 2 x 2 = 4 and 2 + 2 = 4 

  107. 5 copycats were on a flight. One jumped out, so how many are left?
  108. Answer: None, they all jumped out because they are all copycats.

  109. What makes the number 8,549,176,320 special?
  110. Answer: It’s the only number that has numbers arranged in alphabetical order. 

  111. What do you get when you mix 3/7 chicken, 2/3 cat, and 2/4 goat?
  112. Answer: Chicago

    Language Brain Teasers For Kids

  113. What letters are found every single day of the week? 
  114. Answer: D-A-Y 

  115. What is in the middle of America? 
  116. Answer: The letter ‘R.’

  117. What does the letter “T” and an island have in common?
  118. Answer: You’ll find both in the middle of water.

  119. I’m in the middle of sighing and also in crushing, but not in enjoying. You’ll find me in hills and mountains, but never in valleys. I’m always the beginning of happiness and end in death. Without me there’s no happiness or health. What am I?
  120. Answer: The letter H

Along with these brain teasers for kids, give your child’s brain a workout with these Easy Riddles for Kids.

Benefits Of Brain Teasers For Kids

Brain teasers for kids are like riddles or puzzles, you need to think out-of-the-box to find the answer. There are various types of brain teasers for kids, they can be riddles, puzzles, illusions, root cause analysis, practical questions, etc. Here are a few benefits of using brain teasers for kids with answers.

  • Brain teasers for kids are a great way to develop a child’s critical thinking, logical and analytical reasoning skills  and problem solving for kids.
  • Brain teasers for kids help kids learn new things in a fun way. 
  • Solving brain teasers for kids with answers is a great way to improve retention of information in a child’s memory for long periods of time. 
  • Fun activities like brain teasers for kids motivates kids to analyse the situation and come up with creative solutions.
  • Brain teasers for kids are a great activity to do with kids, when they’re distracted and don’t want to learn anymore. This activity gives them a break from learning and helps kids relax while having fun.

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Frequently Asked Questions on Brain Teasers For Kids

What are some of the good brain teasers for kids?

Some of the good brain teasers for kids are I have holes but hold water. Who am I? You cannot eat us for super, who are we? The more I dry, the wetter I get. Who am I? I stay in a corner but travel the entire world. Who am I?, etc.

What are the benefits of brain teasers for kids?

The benefits of brain teasers for kids are that they help them to improve their critical thinking and motivate them to show more interest in learning. Also, these brain teasers for kids support kids to improve their memory power.

What are some of the funny brain teasers for kids?

Some of the funny brain teasers for kids are I am a 5 letter word who becomes shorter when you add 2 letters to me. I am blue, black and white. Who am I? I am the end of everything. Who am I?, etc.