Fun Classroom Riddles for Kindergarten
These daily classroom riddles for kindergarten and first grade are a fun way to get your students excited each day as they guess the answer “so much fun”, monthly-themed riddles.
Classroom Riddles for Kindergarten
Back in the day, I would incorporate fun riddles for kindergarten on a daily basis. My students love a good riddle!
I found that the best way to incorporate these simple riddles every morning was to have the little brain teasers written out on chart paper. As students put their things away, I would read the riddle.
Independently, students would grab a scrap of paper from a bin of recycled papers. They would draw (and eventually write) what they thought was the correct answer to the riddle. Then, they would place their folded-up guess in a baggie attached to my chart caddy.
After our morning announcements and pledge, I would read the riddle again and tally the guesses. We would dig into the text and make sure our guesses made sense. As time went on, my students got pretty good at paying attention to the clues and finding new ways to make accurate guesses with even the hard riddles.
As I said, I just wrote the riddle on chart paper every morning. That takes time and sometimes, we don’t have that kind of time! Like, EVER! So, I created a product with an easy way to print riddles for kindergarten to incorporate into your classroom. You can even display the collection of riddles using a projector, without even printing them! After all, the best riddles to use in the classroom is the one that is also easy to implement.
Riddle of the Day
Take a look at these tricky riddles in action teaching young minds inside a kindergarten classroom.
Another great way to manage this fun activity is by having students write some guesses to these “hard riddles” on your chart paper.
They can help you tally the guesses, too! She is putting smiley faces next to the guesses that match the clues in the riddle. As the year goes on there will be fewer and more accurate guesses to your list of easy riddles.
Monthly Classroom Riddles for Kindergarten
Did I mention these riddles for kindergarten are available for each month? You can complete the riddles in any order. You might choose this one for the next time you’re talking about bats!
Here are a few of the students’ responses. Again, students can respond by drawing, writing, or a combination of both.
Printable and digital riddles
These funny riddles are available in several formats. I have them preloaded to Seesaw or you can use them on your interactive whiteboard.
The digital versions are recorded for the students.
Check out these riddles
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Some of the riddles are seasonal while others can be used at anytime of the year. For example:
- Community Helpers Riddles
- Space Riddles
- Our Body (heart, lungs, muscles, brain, bones) Riddles
- Sports Riddles
- Math Riddles
- Color Riddles
- Five Senses Riddles
You have come to the right place if you are looking for seasonal riddles. We have some for each of the months of the year. Including:
- School Riddles
- Pumpkin Patch Riddles
- Halloween Riddles
- Christmas Riddles
- Valentines Day Riddles
Some students even enjoy writing their own riddles!
I’m sure you will find a riddle or two to fit the theme you are teaching! ENJOY!
Read more about rhythm and rhyme activities
I have a few other blog posts that perfectly compliments the Riddle of the Day.
Will this be available on your tpt store?
I’m sorry I am just getting back to you, but YES! They are there now 🙂
Do you stop & read these to your kids as they come in each morning?
Yes, I sure did. I usually repeat the Riddle about 4-5 times as my little friends entered the room 🙂