60 Brain Teasers for Kids with Answers

Brain teasers are not just for fun, they serve a bigger purpose than just fun. It is one sure way to buzz the mind of a kid to think faster, it makes a child sharp and smart at any given time. A child with lesser brain cells tend to be slow in thinking but a child with more brain cells thinks faster and smarter. That’s exactly where the brain teasers come in; it helps to boost the brain cells of a child, hence making the child smarter than other kids with lower brain cells. Here are some good examples of brain teasers for kids, they usually come in the form of questions and answers. Take a look…

1. Q: Which weighs more, a pound of feathers or a pound of bricks?
A: Neither, they both weigh one pound.

2. Q: How many months have 28 days?
A: All 12 months.

3. Q: Name four days of the week that start with the letter “t”?
A: Tuesday, Thursday, today, and tomorrow.

4. Q: What word looks the same backwards and upside down?

5. Q: A boy fell off a 30-meter ladder but did not get hurt. Why not?
A: He fell off the bottom step.

6. Q: Using only addition, how do you add eight 8’s and get the number 1000?
A: 888 + 88 + 8 + 8 + 8 = 1000.

7. Q: Beth’s mother has three daughters. One is called Lara, the other one is Sara. What is the name of the third daughter?
A: Beth.

8. Q: You have a 5-gallon bucket and a 3-gallon bucket with as much water as you need, but no other measuring devices. Fill the 5-gallon bucket with exactly 4 gallons of water.
A: Fill the 5-gallon bucket all the way up. Pour it into the 3-gallon bucket until it is full. Empty the 3-gallon bucket. Pour the remaining 2 gallons into the 3-gallon bucket. Fill the 5-gallon bucket all the way up. Finish filling the 3-gallon bucket.

9. Q: What’s full of holes but still holds water?
A: A sponge.

10. Q: How do dog catchers get paid?
A: By the pound.

11. Q: A girl is sitting in a house at night that has no lights on at all. There is no lamp, no candle, nothing. Yet she is reading. How?
A: The woman is blind and is reading braille.

12. Q: A train leaves from Halifax, Nova Scotia heading towards Vancouver, British Columbia at 120 km/h. Three hours later, a train leaves Vancouver heading towards Halifax at 180 km/h. Assume there are exactly 6000 kilometres between Vancouver and Halifax. When they meet, which train is closer to Halifax?
A: Both trains would be at the same spot when they meet therefore they are both equally close to Halifax.

13. Q: If an electric train is going east at 60 miles an hour and there is a strong westerly wind, which way does the smoke from the train drift?
A: There is no smoke coming from electric trains.

14. Q: Say Racecar backwards.
A: ‘Racecar backwards’

15. Q: I am an odd number. Take away one letter and I become even. What number am I?
A: Seven (take away the ‘s’ and it becomes ‘even’).

16. Q: What can run but can’t walk?
A: A drop of water.

17. Q: How far can a dog run into the woods?
A: The dog can run into the woods only to the half of the wood – than it would run out of the woods.

18. Q: I have a large money box, 48 centimetres square and 42 centimetres tall. Roughly how many coins can I place in my empty money box?
A: Just one, after which it will no longer be empty.

19. Q: What does this mean? I RIGHT I
A: Right between the eyes.

20. Q: What 5-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?
A: Shorter.

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21. Q: If there are 3 apples and you take away 2, how many do you have?
A: If you take 2 apples then you have of course 2.

22. Q: What never asks questions but is often answered?
A: A doorbell.

23. Q: What belongs to you but other people use it more than you?
A: Your name.

24. Q: Imagine you’re in a room that is filling with water. There are no windows or doors. How do you get out?
A: Stop imagining.

25. Q: The more you take, the more you leave behind. What are they?
A: Footprints.

26. Q: What two keys can’t open any door?
A: A monkey and a donkey.

27. Q: What invention lets you look right through a wall?
A: A window.

28. Q: A house has 4 walls. All of the walls are facing south, and a bear is circling the house. What colour is the bear?
A: The house is on the north pole, so the bear is white.

29. Q: What is at the end of a rainbow?
A: The letter W.

30. Q: What starts with the letter “t”, is filled with “t” and ends in “t”?
A: A teapot


31. Q: Two mothers and two daughters went out to eat, everyone ate one burger, yet only three burgers were eaten in all. How is this possible?
A: They were a grandmother, mother and daughter.

32. Q: A man was outside taking a walk when it started to rain. The man didn’t have an umbrella and he wasn’t wearing a hat. His clothes got soaked, yet not a single hair on his head got wet. How could this happen?
A: The man was bald.

33. Q: A cowboy rides into town on Friday, stays for three days, then leaves on Friday. How did he do it?
A: His horse’s name was Friday.

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34. Q: What goes around and around the wood but never goes into the wood?
A: The bark on a tree.

35. Q: I’m tall when I’m young and I’m short when I’m old. What am I?
A: A candle.

36. Q: In a one-story pink house, there was a pink person, a pink cat, a pink fish, a pink computer, a pink chair, a pink table, a pink telephone, a pink shower– everything was pink! What colour were the stairs?
A: There weren’t any stairs, it was a one-story house.

37. Q: What has hands but can not clap?
A: A clock.

38. Q: What do the numbers 11, 69, and 88 all have in common?
A: The read the same right side up and upside down.

39. Q: How can you throw a ball as hard as you can, to only have it come back to you, even if it doesn’t bounce off anything?
A: Throw the ball straight up in the air.

40. Q: My name is Ruger, I live on a farm. There are four other dogs on the farm with me. Their names are Snowy, Flash, Speedy and Brownie. What do you think the fifth dog’s name is?
A: Ruger.

41. Q: You walk into a room with a match, a kerosene lamp, a candle, and a fireplace. Which do you light first?
A: The match.

42. Q: What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries?
A: A Towel.

43. Q: You draw a line. Without touching it, how do you make the line longer?
A: You draw a shorter line next to it, and it becomes the longer line.

44. Q: You walk across a bridge and you see a boat full of people yet there isn’t a single person on board. How is that possible?
A: All the people on the boat are married.

45. Q: A boy was rushed to the hospital emergency room. The ER doctor saw the boy and said, “I cannot operate on this boy. He is my son.” But the doctor was not the boy’s father. How could that be?
A: The doctor was his mom.

46. A: A man is incarcerated in prison and as his punishment, he has to carry a one-ton bag of sand backwards and forwards across a field the size of a football pitch. What is the one thing he can put in it to make it lighter?
Q: His Hand

47. A: What is special about the following order of numbers: 8, 5, 4, 9, 1, 7, 6, 3, 2,?
Q: The numbers are in alphabetical order

48. A: Beulah died in the Appalachians while Craig died at sea. Everyone was much happier with Craig’s death. Why?
Q: Both Beulah and Craig were hurricanes

49. A: How few times can you weigh 9 identical cookies on a balance scale to find the one with a gold ring inside?
Q: 2 times: Put 3 cookies on each side. Choose the 3 heaviest, If they balance to choose the remaining 3. Then put 2 of the chosen cookies in the balance. The 3rd is the heaviest if they balance.

50. A: The peacock is a bird that does not lay eggs. How do they get baby peacocks?
Q: The peahen lays eggs, both are peafowl.

51. A: A man and his son were in an automobile accident. The man died on the way to the hospital, but the boy was rushed into surgery. The emergency room surgeon said “I can’t operate, that’s my son!” How is this possible?
Q: The surgeon was his mother.

52. A: What are the tree mistake in this sentence?
Q: Tree is supposed to be three, the mistake should be plural and there is no third mistake

53. A: YYYY U R, YYYYY U B, I C U R Y+Y 4?
Q: Wise you are, wise you be, I see you are too wise for: ME

54. A: How can you use the letters in NEW DOOR to make one word?
Q: One Word

55. A: A prisoner is told, “If you tell a lie we will hang you; if you tell the truth we will shoot you.” What can he do to save himself?
Q: He should say you will hang me.

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56. A: What seven-letter word has hundreds of letters in it?
Q: Mailbox.

57. A: A boat has a ladder that has six rungs. Each rung is one foot apart. The bottom rung is one foot from the water. The tide rises at 12 inches every 15 minutes. High tide peaks in one hour. When the tide is at its highest, how many rungs are under water?
Q: The boat is floating on the water, so as the tide rises, so does the ladder.

58. A: What letter is next in this order?
Q: M, A, M, J, J, A, S, O, _
N for November

59. A: What can run but never walks, has a mouth but never talks, has a head but never weeps, and has a bed but never sleeps?
Q: A River

60. A: Why are 2007 pennies worth more than 2006 pennies?
Q: 1 More Penny

61. A: What is that goes up and goes down but does not move?
Q: Temperature

62. A: What ends everything always?
Q: The letter G.

63. A: Two mothers and two daughters went out for lunch, everyone at a burger, yet only three burgers were eaten in all. How is this possible?
Q: They were a grandmother, mother and a daughter.

64. A: What is full of holes but still holds water?
Q: A Sponge.


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