60 Fun Middle School Riddles For Your Students

Middle school can be a tough time for students. They’re trying to figure out who they are and where they fit in.

That’s why it’s important to have a few middle school riddles up your sleeve. They’ll help your students relax and have some fun while they’re working hard in class.

If you love riddles, see also 120 Fun Riddles For Kids, 90 Fun Bible Riddles For Adults

Middle School Riddles

Q: If you have it, you want to share it. If you share it, you don’t have it. What is it?
Answer: A secret

Q: Remove the outside, cook the inside, eat the outside, throw away the inside.
Answer: Corn

Q: What animal has no wings but can fly?
Answer: Colugos (Flying Lemur)

Q: He has married many women but has never married. Who is he?
Answer: A priest

Q: What has many teeth but can’t bite?
Answer: A comb

Q: What do you serve that you can’t eat?
Answer: A tennis ball

Q: What can run but never walks, has a mouth but never talks, has a head but never weeps, has a bed but never sleeps?
Answer: River

Q: Four jolly men sat down to play, And played all night till the break of day. They played for cash and not for fun, With a separate score for every one. When it came time to square accounts, They all had made quite fair amounts. Now, not one has lost and all have gained, Tell me, now, this can you explain?
Answer: Four men in a dance band

Q: What goes up and down but does not move 9 letter word?
Answer: Stairs

Q: What goes from Z to A?
Answer: Zebra

Q: Which is correct to say, “The yolk of the egg are white?” or “The yolk of the egg is white?”
Answer: Neither, the yolks are yellow.

Q: Take off my skin, I won’t cry, but you will. What am I?
Answer: An onion

Q: What goes up and down stairs without moving?
Answer: Carpet

Q: What is always in front of you but can’t be seen?
Answer: The furure

Q: What has a lock and no door?
Answer: Keyboard

Q: What kind of coat can be put on only when wet?
Answer: A coat of paint

Q: What’s the greatest worldwide use of cowhide?
Answer: To hold cows together

Q: A barrel of water weighs 20 pounds. What must you add to it to make it weigh 12 pounds?
Answer: Holes

Q: As I walked along the path I saw something with four fingers and one thumb, but it was not flesh, fish, bone, or fowl.
Answer: Glove

Q: What book was once owned by only the wealthy, but now everyone can have it? You can’t buy it in a bookstore or take it from the library.
Answer: A telephone book

Q: What room can no one enter?
Answer: The letter M

Q: What do you throw out when you want to use it but take in when you don’t want to use it?
Answer: An anchor

Q: What has a foot on each side and one in the middle?
Answer: A yardstick

Q: I have holes on the top and bottom. I have holes on my left and on my right. And I have holes in the middle, yet I still hold water. What am I?
Answer: A sponge

Q: What question can you never answer “yes” to?
Answer: Are you asleep?

Middle School Brain Teasers

Middle School Riddles For Your Students

Q: What goes up and never comes down?
Answer: Your age

Q: I run, yet I have no legs. What am I?
Answer: A nose

Q: What letter begins and ends with E?
Answer: Eye

Q: I look at you, you look at me, I raise my right, you raise your left. What is this object?
Answer: A mirror

Q: What can go up and come down without moving?
Answer: The temperature

Q: Why don’t lobsters share?
Answer: They’re shellfish.

Q: You answer me, although I never ask you questions. What am I?
Answer: A telephone

Q: What do you fill with empty hands?
Answer: Gloves

Q: What can a child make but no one can see?
Answer: A shadow

Q: What goes around the world and stays in a corner?
Answer: A stamp

Q: Only two backbones and thousands of ribs.
Answer: Railroad

Q: It is weightless, you can see it, and if you put it in a barrel it will make the barrel lighter?
Answer: A hole

Q: What has to be broken before it can be used?
Answer: An egg

Q: It has no top or bottom but it can hold flesh, bones, and blood all at the same time. What is this object?
Answer: A ring

Q: What can fill a room but takes up no space?
Answer: Light

Q: You can’t keep this until you have given it.
Answer: A promise

Q: What gets wetter the more it dries?
Answer: Towel

Q: What has 13 hearts but no organs?
Answer: A deck of playing cards

Q: They come at night without being called and are lost in the day without being stolen.
Answer: Stars

Q: What kind of room has no windows or doors?
Answer: A mushroom

Q: If a rooster laid a brown egg and a white egg, what kind of chicks would hatch?
Answer: None. Roosters don’t lay eggs.

Q: Give it food and it will live; give it water and it will die.
Answer: Fire

Q: What has space but no room?
Answer: Keyboard

Q: No sooner spoken than broken. What is it?
Answer: Silence

Q: What has Words but Never Speaks?
Answer: A book

Q: The more you take the more you leave behind.
Answer: Footsteps

Q: The more there is, the less you see.
Answer: Darkness

Q: Which table does not have legs?
Answer: A periodic table

Q: Light as a feather, there is nothing in it; the strongest man can’t hold it for much more than a minute.
Answer: Breath

Q: Take one out and scratch my head, I am now black but once was red.
Answer: A match

Q: What rocks but does not roll?
Answer: Rocking Chair

Q: What can you catch but not throw?
Answer: A cold

Q: Big as a biscuit, deep as a cup, Even a river can’t fill it up. What is it?
Answer: A kitchen strainer

Q: I went into the woods and got it, I sat down to seek it, I brought it home with me because I couldn’t find it.
Answer: Splinter

Q: Clara Clatter was born on December 27th, yet her birthday is always in the summer. How is this possible?
Answer: She lives in the Southern Hemisphere.

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