Brain Teasers for Kids

Squigly has a huge collection of brain teasers for kids of all ages! These fun riddles are a way to challenge your thinking and problem solving skills. Share them with your friends and family. Read them aloud at the dinner table or while driving in the car. These clever questions will keep you and your kids entertained for hours. Answers are provided if you are completely stuck. We have organized our collection under the following headings: Clever Brain Teasers, Detective Mysteries, Math Games, Poem Riddles, Rebus Puzzles and What Am I Questions. Get ready to have a blast while you challenge your thinking!

Clever Brain Teasers: Riddles that require extra brain power to solve.

A farmer has seventeen sheep. All but nine of them die. How many sheep does he have left?

Detective Mysteries: Put yourself in the detective's shoes to solve the case of these tricky and quirky mysteries.

Jack tells Jill, "This isn't the \$5 bill you left on the the table. I found it between pages 15 and 16 of Harry Potter."

Jill retorts, "You're lying and I can prove it." How did Jill know?

Math Games: Use your math skills to figure out the answers to these perplexing math questions.

How do you write 23 using only the number 2?
34 using only the number 3?
56 using only the number 5?
100 using only the number 9?

Poem Riddles: Fun and clever brain teasers worded as poems.

What is wider than life itself
Longer than forever
So simple it's complicated
Travels but never leaves the spot
Puts others in danger but no one gets hurt
And reaches to worlds unknown?

Rebus Puzzles: Can you figure out what these phrases or words mean?

What does this say?

I'm A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T V W X Y Z

What Am I Questions: Figure out what the clues are eluding to to get the correct answer.

I'm as light as a feather yet an average man can't hold me more than one minute. What am I?