50+ Halloween Riddles For Kids

Halloween Riddles For Kids

It’s no stretch to say that everyone loves Halloween. Ghosts, ghouls, and other things that go bump in the night, all captivate us to no end. No matter our age, there is something in the mysterious and the unknown that makes even the grumpiest among us go giddy.

Our forefathers used to fear the creatures of the night, but we are different. We’ve turned vampires, werewolves, mummies, and the like into cultural icons to celebrate and remember. And how did we manage to do that? Why, by keeping our minds sharp and alert with constant engagement and various mental exercises.

Sadly, the actual number of people who enjoy brain teasers is depressingly low. A passion for keeping one’s wits honed is best instilled at an early age. So, with Halloween just around the corner, why not remind your kids of that fact in a fun, charming, and thought-provoking way?

With our carefully selected, Halloween-themed riddles, you’ll not only get them into the holiday spirit, but keep their minds running at full speed.

Which Famous Halloween Monster Am I?

The great monsters of modern (and not so modern) legends sure are a diverse bunch, aren’t they? If there is one trait that all classic Halloween monsters share, it’s being memorable. No one will confuse Dracula with a witch, a ghost with Frankenstein, etc. They are all unique, iconic, and deliciously sinister in their own right.

The riddles in this section are all about those tried-and-true nasties that we all grew up hearing tales about. Quirkily ominous and deliciously playful, they will get kids thinking without being too difficult or dark.

If you are an archaeologist
And you dig up an old tomb
Beware this monster wrapped in linen
Or else you might meet your doom

Answer
A mummy

This body has no ears or tongue
So he’s not able to use phones
Tickling doesn’t work on him
Because he’s only made of bones

Answer
A skeleton

Oz had good ones from the north and south
And wicked ones from the east and west
But flying around on a broomstick
Is probably how I’m known the best
What am I?
Answer

A witch

You’ll never see one of these
If you stay in the daylight
But beware when nighttime comes
As your neck might feel a bite

Answer
A vampire

If you see this hairy creature
Your first choice should always be to run
Otherwise you had better hope
You have silver bullets in a gun

Answer
A werewolf

Made out of different body parts
Brought to life by electricity
Bolts in my neck and yellowish skin
Why can’t people show me some pity

Answer
Frankenstein

I am wrapped but I am not a gift,
I am kept neatly in a chamber
and Archaeologists find me as a great treasure.
What am I?

Answer
A mummy

If you are in a creepy house
And hear an unusual sound
It might be this apparition
Who can be seen floating around
What am I?

Answer
A ghost

Some people believe in me and others don’t
at night I roam around and sometimes I float
If you hear a troubled noise coming from the ground
go run and hide from my creepy sound.
What am I?

Answer
A ghost

No matter what type you are,
when I’m thirsty I will come and find you
no matter where you are.
Who am I?

Answer
A vampire

I wander around although I am dead
I like to eat the brains in your head.
What am I?

Answer
A zombie

You may find me scary and daunting
if your house is the one I am haunting
What am I?

Answer
A ghost

I’ll turn you into a quivering wreck
when I sink my fangs deep into your neck
What am I?

Answer
A vampire

An evil spirit who you’ll rightly dread
the graveyard’s my home where I feast on the dead
What am I?

Answer
A ghoul

A broomstick I ride as I travel so fast
a black hat I wear as my spells I do cast
What am I?

Answer
A witch

A symbol of death
that no body owns
no heart have I
nor flesh on my bones
What am I?

Answer
A skeleton

Often buried with fabulous wealth
an undead creature am I
all wrapped up in myself
What am I?

Answer
A mummy

When the moon is full
from man to beast I transform
My claws are sharp
while my hair keeps me warm
What am I?

Answer
A werewolf

He is big, green, has a scar on his head
and he likes to trick, prank and scare kids on Halloween
Who is he?

Answer
Prank-kenstein

I am a body with a leg,
an arm and a head
but I look like I am naked and bare.
What am I?

Answer
Prank-kenstein

I am a body with a leg, an arm and a head
but I look like I am naked and bare.
What am I?

Answer
A Skeleton

More Halloween Riddles

What would Halloween be without that sinister (yet homely) imagery? Would the holiday really be the same without those smiling, frowning, or angry faces on pumpkins? Coffin-like decorations, bat figures, and pictures everywhere, dark clouds and gnarled tree branches—they’re half of what makes the holiday.

The weeks preceding and following Halloween are arguably the most recognizable part of the year. Only Christmas comes close to being as iconic, and even then it’s a matter of personal taste.

These riddles are all about those classic Halloween icons. They will not only evoke the classic imagery but also get children thinking.

I am small and blind, brown and creepy
I only come out when little boys and girls are sleepy
I live in a spooky castle or even in a cave
I sleep upside down and it’s your blood I crave
What am I?

Answer
A Vampire Bat

I’m something that can be pumped
But I am not a tire
I am a body fluid
that’s drunk by a vampire
What am I?

Answer
Blood

These winged creatures often scare people
If you touch one you are brave
They’re often found just hanging out
upside down in a cave

Answer
A Bat

Vertebrae and ribs
Skull and phalanges
Femur and sternum
What are all of these?

Answer
Bones

Remove the seeds
and carve a face
Your front doorstep
Is where it’s placed

Answer
A Pumpkin

This is a common little bug
That many people fear
This fear has a special name
It’s arachnophobia
What am I?

Answer
A Spider

It is thanks to this item
that you can sweep the floor
It’s also used by witches
So they can fly and soar

Answer
A Broomstick

If you find yourself laying in one
you won’t be feeling merry
As it means that when the lid is closed
It’s you that they will bury

Answer
A Coffin

Eye of newt and toe of frog
Wool of bat? Just a spot
These are all what witches brew
Inside this big black pot

Answer
A Cauldron

This structure isn’t somewhere
You ever want to be
Because it has lots of ghosts
That make it so scary

Answer
A Haunted House

Ghosts, zombies, mummies and ghouls love to go swimming here.
Where is it?

Answer
The Dead Sea

To make sure you don’t have bad luck
And have everything be fine
Make sure that your path isn’t crossed
By this dark as night feline

Answer
A Black Cat

There are hundreds of these in a graveyard
But dead bodies it is not
It’s what contains all the info
as to who’s in each burial plot

Answer
A Tombstone

This is rectangular, hollow and has a lid
and where you’ll find it you might wonder
Is it six feet under.
What is it?

Answer
A coffin

I am known to be bad luck when you see me in the dark
And oh how I hate the rain but one thing is for sure
You won’t hear me bark
What am I?

Answer
A Black Cat

You can find me from head to toe
I am a liquid, I make some people faint
and I am in every living being you know
What am I?

Answer
Blood

Dracula loves to draw this
and put it in the bank
What is it?

Answer
Blood

You’ll find me in the quietest, creepiest place in town
yet people are dying to get in
What am I?

Answer
A Cemetery

What can be sour, sweet, hard or soft all at once?

Answer
Halloween Candy

What do the mummies, zombies, vampires, goblins and witches all have in common?

Answer
The letter “ i “

I can be green, pink, red or even yellow
and the evil Queen used me to poison a princess
What am I?

Answer
Apple

One day a year I am decorated in style
and am the center of attention
even when you make me into a pie
What am I?

Answer
A pumpkin

How do you spell candy in 2 letters?

Answer
C and Y. (C-and-y)

I have no feet to dance
I have no eyes to see
I have no life to live or die
yet I do all three
What am I?

Answer
Fire

I’m tall when I’m young
I’m short when I’m old
and every Halloween
I stand up inside Jack O’Lanterns
What am I?

Answer
A candle

A zombie, a mummy, and a ghost bought a house
It has all of the usual rooms except for one
What room won’t you find in their house?

Answer
The living room

I have hundreds of ears, but I can’t hear a thing
What am I?
Answer

A cornfield

This place has hardly any lights
but a lot of creaking floors
There are all kinds of strange noises
and some random slamming doors
What is it?

Answer
A haunted house

In the Halloween dark when gone is the sun
I’ll light your way when carved as a lantern
What am I?

Answer
A pumpkin

My owner sits upon me as she flies
and casts her spells as she cackles and cries
What am I?

Answer
A witch’s broomstick

My web I weave to trap my prey
will it be you that I catch one day?
What am I?

Answer
A spider

Often used by witches to cast their spell
a slimy creature am I, and ugly as well
What am I?

Answer
A toad

Often used by witches to cast their spell
a slimy creature am I, and ugly as well
What am I?

Answer
A toad

I am the color of darkness
Some people say I’m bad luck
Others say I have nine lives
Witches keep me as their pet
What am I?

Answer
A black cat

I’m creepy
I love to crawl around
I have eight legs
I trap bugs and eat them
What am I?

Answer
A spider

I am part man and part monster
I have a great sense of smell
I love the full moon
I howl at the night sky
What am I?

Answer
A werewolf

I have no reflection
I have no heartbeat
I sleep during the day
I drink blood at night
What am I?

Answer
A vampire

I’m a dead man walking
I smell pretty bad
I don’t walk very fast
I’m all wrapped up
What am I?

Answer
A mummy

I am a monster created by man
I have green skin
I have bolts in my neck
My friends call me Frank
Who am I?

Answer
Frankenstein

They call me Jack
I have a head, but a body I lack
What am I?

Answer
A Jack-o-lantern

You’re in a room and there is a ghost in the room
but you are the only one in the room
How is this possible?

Answer
YOU are the ghost!

I hate the light
I fly at night
Who am I?

Answer
A Bat

It’s right behind you
creeps on the ground
It follows you home
But makes no sound
What is it?

Answer
Your shadow

The person who built it sold it
The person who bought it never used it
The person who used it never saw it
What is it?

Answer
A coffin

If you see one flying around
you’d better be careful at night
as some turn into vampires and will give your neck a big fat bite
What are they?

Answer
Bats

I’m tall when I’m young
I’m short when I’m old
and every Halloween
I stand up inside Jack O’Lanterns
What am I?

Answer
A candle

Ghosts and vampires will come looking for me on a dark autumn night
and with a ding and a buzz will eagerly wait with open arms and outstretched hands.
What am I?

Answer
Halloween treats

From pumpkins and pranks, to masks and candies
I am a holiday that’ll make you excited for the darkness.
What am I?

Answer
Halloween

Halloween Riddle Video

Years pass, seasons change, and our stances on the unknown and the macabre keep evolving. That which used to horrify us, now fascinates us.

We’ve come a long way from frantically turning at every rustle of leaves while the sun is down. Gone are the days of huddling by the hearth in abject terror of the unknown. Our kids no longer fear vampires, ghosts, or Frankenstein, but instead see them as the mythical figures that they are. Mindless terror has given way to whimsy, a sense of wonder, and good old-fashioned fun.

Of course, we couldn’t be happier about it, but let’s not neglect how we got to this point. As we’ve pointed out earlier, the importance of keeping one’s mind sharp should be taught from a young age.

These Halloween riddles for kids aren’t difficult at all, but they will start them on the right path. And once they develop a thirst for learning and knowledge, nothing will stand in their way to adulthood—especially not ghosts, ghouls, or other horrors of legend.

Halloween Riddles For Kids
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