These 10 Brainteasers For Children Will Make You Scratch Your Head!

Ah! The good old brain teaser. You may remember being asked some of these as a child, or perhaps, you were the one on the asking end! Either way, they always seemed so tricky! The truth is, they are tricky! Some of them very much so. These brain teasers for kids will have even the brainiest adults scratching their heads!


Give these 10 brain teasers for kids a go

You may remember some of these marvelous brain teasers from your childhood. But we bet you don’t remember the answers! Remember to try to think in a more unconventional way in order to try to solve these puzzles. Ready? No cheating and good luck!


What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in a thousand years?

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ANSWER: The letter M


Bet you did not see that one coming! The next one up is:

I’m not alive, but I have five fingers. What am I?

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Too easy? Try this one then!

A truck drove to a village and met 4 cars. How many vehicles were going to the village?

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ANSWER: One vehicle, the truck


These may be brain teasers for kids, but they get trickier!

We can kill or give life. We are either a poison or a fruit – you choose. 

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Nearly done with the first 5 brain teasers!

Which hand is better for stirring sugar into a cup of tea?

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ANSWER: It’s better to use a spoon!

Okay! Half way through with these 10 brain teasers for kids. 5 down and 5 to go! Ready?

Feed me and I live, yet give me a drink and I die. What am I?

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Getting harder, aren’t they!?

What flies when it’s born, lies when it’s alive, and runs when it dies?

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Thought it would be mere childs play? Nearly done!

What gets wet when drying?

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ANSWER: A Towel!

Nearly coming to the end of our brain teasers for kids!

I am always somewhere between in the ground and the sky, always far in the distance, always moving further away if one attempts to come closer. What am I?

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ANSWER: The Horizon!

And now for the final riddle!

People buy me to eat, but never eat me. What am I?

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ANSWER: A Plate!

So, how did you do? Let us know in the comments. But, before you leave, check out some other fun mind puzzles!

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Jade Small
Freelance Writer
Jade is a freelance writer and content creator from South Africa with over 7 years of experience writing and creating. She's also a proud single mom to a super 13-year-old boy.