Childhood is a time of growth, illusion and experimentation . We are continually discovering new things, exploring the world and, in short, we are gradually developing. A large part of what children discover at this stage comes from their environment and especially from adults, who are a great source of stimulation for each child.

But this exploring, discovering and growing is not something that has to be automatic or cold, but it is advisable that it stimulates them on an emotional level and allows them to see the world with enthusiasm and even in many cases with fun.

In this sense, throughout this article we will see a series of fun questions for children with which to not only entertain them but also make them think.

Funny questions for kids

The fact of talking to a child gives a lot of play, since through the word we can make them see different situations and reflect together on aspects of reality. If it is done in a relaxed atmosphere, it can even be lived as a game, as it is when we propose riddles.

Below we will go over some fun questions for children, so that the younger ones can try to answer them. Some are practically riddles, while others can be used to learn or even to stimulate lateral thinking.

1. A very lady, she lives indoors and is always wet. What is she?

The answer to this question is the tongue: tucked inside the mouth (the “roof”) and always moist.

2. Paris starts with P and ends with…?

It is likely that this question will be answered by the S. However, we are not asking you to tell us by which letter the word Paris ends, but by which letter it begins “ends”. The correct answer is the T.

3. Everyone wants me to rest. If I’ve already told you, don’t give it another thought. What am I?

A little riddle whose answer is found by joining two of the words we have already pronounced. The answer is chair.

4. Maria’s father has 5 daughters, who are called Nana, Nene, Nini, Nono and… what is the name of the fifth son?

This apparently simple question implies that the child has to inhibit the natural response , which would be to continue the series with Nunu. But the fifth daughter of Maria’s father is precisely Maria.

5. How many months have 28 days?

There’s a catch to this question: the 28 days probably remind us of February. However, it is not said that we have to answer the months that “only have 28 days”. The correct answer is actually all of them, since all the months of the year have 28 days or more.

6. What is that which everyone takes for no one?

The answer to this question is the Sun.

7. What can we fill a barrel with so that it weighs less?

Anything we put in the barrel will increase its weight. However, if we want it to weigh less, we will need to fill it with holes.

8. If Peter has six apples, he washes four to eat and his brother eats two. How many apples does Peter have?

Pedro will get four blocks. The fact is that he washes four but keeps having a total of six until his brother eats two of them.

9. I have needles but I can’t sew, I have numbers but I can’t read, the hours I give you. Do you know who I am?

A short riddle for the little ones, whose correct answer is the watch.

10. If you take part in a race and overtake the second place runner… What position are you in?

Although the tendency of many people would be to answer that first , if we overtake the one going second, we will actually be occupying his position so we will be in second position.

11. What is the animal that is twice an animal?

The correct answer is the cat, because it’s a cat and a spider. One of the fun questions for kids that nature lovers will appreciate the most.

12. Which weighs more, a kilo of iron or a kilo of feathers?

The answer to this question is that they actually weigh the same: one kilo.

13. What is the longest day of the week?

Although many adults would say Monday, or a logical answer in that every day has the same number of hours, the grace of this question is that we do not mean time when we talk about length, but length. In this case, the longest day and the correct answer would be Wednesday.

14. How many times does the letter A appear between zero and one hundred?

The correct answer is zero. The point is that we are not asking to count to a hundred and indicate the A’s that are present, but if between the words zero and a hundred there is no A in between.

15. Who is the only one who never loses a football game?

The only person who can never lose a match no matter what happens in it is the referee.

16. At what point does a person become a fruit?

In this case it is a question of looking for some element in the fruit category that can be identified with something that a person does. The correct answer is when you expect (it is pear) .

17. Two sisters, that’s not a lie. One is my aunt, the other is not. Who is she?

My aunt’s sister is my mother.

18. How is the sibling of my father’s child related to me?

In this case we try to identify who we are and what relationship that person has with us. My father’s son will be us, so the answer to this question is that he will be our brother or sister.

19. A newlywed couple wants to get married but the church and the town hall are closed. How do they get married?

The couple in question need not do anything to get married, because they are precisely a newlywed couple.

20. How many animals did Moses put in the Ark?

This is a tricky question, which you have to look at in order to get a good answer. Moses did not put any animal in the Ark, but Noah did.

21. Before Mount Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain?

The answer to this question is Mount Everest itself, since even if it had not been discovered it continued to exist and at the same height.

22. What is the one thing that even if it is said it can never be heard?

The answer to this question is silence, which can never be heard no matter how much is said about it .

23. Is it true that no one can eat two cookies on an empty stomach?

The answer is yes, because if you eat the first one you are no longer fasting.

24. In a room there are four corners, and in each corner there’s a cat. Each of the cats has three others in front of it. How many cats are there?

The answer is four: each cat will see from its corner the other three.

25. Who has the ability to speak all the languages of the world?

The answer to this question is none other than the echo, which occurs regardless of the language spoken.

26. If it’s five to five and only five to five is left… How many times did I say five without counting the last five?

A somewhat complex question that requires attention in order to be answered . The correct answer is… five. Remember that you have to add the fives of the question and remove the last one.

27. What is the question that no one can answer in the affirmative without lying?

Answering this question is easier than it seems. The correct answer is “are you asleep”, since if you are able to answer it is that you are not really asleep and if you are you will not be able to answer.

28. Is it possible to puncture a balloon without the air escaping and without it making noise?

Affirmative, as long as the balloon is not inflated.

29. What animal eats with its tail?

Logic question. Everyone, since they don’t take it off to eat.

30. It’s white, the chicken puts it in, with oil it’s fried and with bread it’s eaten. What is it?

The answer to this question is the egg.

31. If a child is born in London but moves to Barcelona at the age of two, where will his teeth grow?

The answer to this question has nothing to do with any geographical location . They will grow in your mouth.

32. What does it take to keep five people from getting wet with one umbrella?

Just don’t let it rain.

33. They go up, they go down, always up and down and up, but they never move from their place. What are we talking about?

Something that does not move and yet goes up and down and vice versa… it is a ladder.

34. Why has a 40-year-old person only been able to celebrate 10 birthdays?

The answer is based on imagining when your birthday might be. Thus, this person has only been able to celebrate so few birthdays because he was born on February 29th, in a leap year.

35. Something of yours that belongs to you, that you hardly use, but that others use almost daily for you. What is it?

The correct answer to this last question is your name.

Bibliographic references:

  • Cromdal, J. (2009). Childhood and social interaction in everyday life: Introduction to the special issue. Journal of Pragmatics. 41 (8): 1473–76.
  • Demetriou, A. (1998). Cognitive development. In A. Demetriou, W. Doise, K.F.M. van Lieshout (Eds.), Life-span developmental psychology (pp. 179-269). London: Wiley.