Busy minds are never bored, and riddles are one of the best ways for parents to keep their kids busy while they’re thinking of the answer! If you would like to give the kids something fun to think about for a free afternoon or a few days, then try out some of these great “What-Am-I?” riddles for kids – and beware, some of them are trickier to answer than they appear at first!
Take a look at some of these great What-Am-I riddles from all over the internet.
What Am I? Animal Riddles for Kids
If someone thinks that you might have lost your courage, this is one of the most common animals for them to call you. What do we call someone who is afraid?
I start out life as one insect, but live out the rest of my life as another. Sometimes I crawl, but I also develop the ability to fly. What am I?
What are butterflies called when they are still small?
I live in a bowl and swim back and forth, though I can also be found in rivers and some oceans. What am I?
I am one of the tallest, and I am known for a long and blue tongue. What am I?
What flies with the birds, and has a nose and tail, but is a man-made invention instead?
A plane or kite!
I am black with white stripes, or some people say white with black stripes. What am I?
I am called a scorpion, even though I am not one. What am I?
A whip scorpion.
I am an animal that’s known to cross the road in a famous video game series, but I am not a chicken. What am I?
I am best known for having eight legs, but I am not a spider and spend most of my time in the ocean. What am I?
What Am I? 3D Shape Riddles for Kids
I am shaped like a box and run up and down the whole day at the push of a button, but I have no legs to do it with. What am I?
If October had a shape, what would you call it?
What shape can you find waiting at most stores?
What can be a lot of different shapes and sizes, but there’s only one way for it to fit in the correct space?
A jigsaw puzzle piece.
What Am I? Insect Riddles
I am something that you might find in an apple, though people often say that it would be worse to find one half of me in an apple. What am I?
What Am I? Bird Riddles
What lays eggs but isn’t an ostrich or a peacock?
Which common animal is best known for crossing the road?
Which bird will you most often find on a pirate’s shoulder in most cartoons?
Which bird is best known for using its wings as flippers?
What Am I? Geography Riddles
I am known to shake, but I am not something that you can drink. What am I?
I am the name of a continent, but I also contain the name of an insect. What am I?
I am measured by the Richter Scale, but I have no weight. What am I?
What Am I? Interference Riddles
I am black and white, but also read all over. What am I?
I eat grass for a living, and yet I am not an animal. Most people keep me in the garage. What am I?
I am a string instrument, but one of the few ones that have keys. What am I?
I don’t actually like cheese, and I am found plugged into most computers. What am I?
What Am I? Mirror Riddles
I am something that you can find on a wall, but I am not paint. What am I?
I can reflect on other people, but never myself. What am I?
There are two of me on the average car. What am I?
What Am I? Riddles for Preschoolers
I am something that you have to break before I am useful or tasty, especially for breakfast. What am I?
I am sometimes tall, but other times of the day I am short again. What am I?
I am out every night and then gone again in the morning, there are many of me to see. What am I?
I have teeth but I don’t eat. What am I?
I go up, but almost never come down. What am I?
I have a bed, but I never sleep. What am I?
What runs all the way around a yard, but never has to move to do this?
I have a head at night, but I don’t in the morning. What am I?
I can call and I can answer, but I have no voice of my own. What am I?
I have leaves, but I am not a tree or plant anymore. What am I now?
What Am I? Riddles for Elementary Students
I go through towns and cities every day, but I never have to move myself. Instead, I take people from one place to the next. What am I?
I am named after a type of architecture, but I am instead played with a deck of cards. What am I?
I am something you will find near a fireplace, or I am something that people play with a deck of cards. What am I?
I have many different branches, but I am not a tree or shrub. What am I?
I can run, but nobody can catch me. What am I?
I have hands, but can’t use them to hold anything. What am I?
I have arms and feet, but do not use them to move or grab. What am I?
I am a coat that goes on houses instead of people. What am I?
The more of me there is, the less you can see. What am I?
What gets sharper the more you use it?
The human brain.
What gets dull when put on paper?
What can be peeled without being a fruit?
I am both large and small at the same time, and I can be found inside the human body. What am I?
People who have more of me are said to be more courageous than other people. What am I?