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Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Riddle me this...

Year 5/6 are working together to create riddles. Can you work them out?

1. What is tasty when solid, and liquid?
2. What has no eyes, no nose, mouth or body but can be heard?
3. What has arms and legs but is neither human or animal?
4. I have holes but I can still catch things. What am I?
5. I can be made, cut and I have different layers. What am I?
6. What is greater than God and more evil than the devil, rich people need it and poor people have it. What am I?
7. A sheep with no legs or head, changes colour to suit its mood, when it gets angry, you better move, what am I?
8. What's mother is rain and father is sun?

More later!!!


  1. I am the beginning of the end, and the end of time and space. I am essential to creation, and I surround every place. What am I?

    What always runs but never walks, often murmurs, never talks, has a bed but never sleeps, has a mouth but never eats?

  2. Mary’s father has 5 daughters – Nana, Nene, Nini, Nono. What is the fifth daughters name?

  3. I am taken from a mine, and shut up in a wooden case, from which I am never released, and yet I am used by almost everybody.
    What goes round the house and in the house but never touches the house?
    What is it that you can keep after giving it to someone else?
    What walks all day on its head?
    What gets wet when drying?
    What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in a thousand years?
    What is round as a dishpan, deep as a tub, and still the oceans couldn't fill it up?
    There were five men going to church and it started to rain. The four that ran got wet and the one that stood still stayed dry.
    The more you take, the more you leave behind. What are they?
    He who has it doesn't tell it. He who takes it doesn't know it. He who knows it doesn't want it. What is it? Answer
    Brothers and sisters have I none but that man's father is my father's son.
    Who spends the day at the window, goes to the table for meals and hides at night?
    I bind it and it walks. I loose it and it stops.
    What goes round and round the wood but never goes into the wood?
    I went to the city, I stopped there, I never went there, and I came back again.
    I have a little house in which I live all alone. It has no doors or windows, and if I want to go out I must break through the wall.
    Scarcely was the father in this world when the son could be found sitting on the roof.
    There are four brothers in this world that were all born together. The first runs and never wearies. The second eats and is never full. The third drinks and is always thirsty. The fourth sings a song that is never good.
    A cloud was my mother, the wind is my father, my son is the cool stream, and my daughter is the fruit of the land. A rainbow is my bed, the earth my final resting place, and I'm the torment of man.
    Poke your fingers in my eyes and I will open wide my jaws. Linen cloth, quills, or paper, my greedy lust devours them all.
    What is that which goes with a carriage, comes with a carriage, is of no use to a carriage, and yet the carriage cannot go without it?
    It stands on one leg with its heart in its head.

  4. The man who invented it doesn't want it. The man who bought it doesn't need it. The man who needs it doesn't know he needs it. What is it?

  5. The man who invented it doesn't want it. The man who bought it doesn't need it. The man who needs it doesn't know he needs it. What is it?