Inference Reading Riddles Learning Game for 4th Grade and up

Funny Inference Riddles Reading Game

Score 4 to win.


Answer the riddle by guessing letters. I"ll fill them in if they're in the answer.

Press START when you're ready to go.

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You see me once in June, twice in November, but not at all in May. What am I? The letter E Look at those months carefully. June is a month, but it's also a word. I'm a letter. Tommy’s father has three sons: Huey, Dewey, and what’s the third one’s name? Tommy It's not Huey or Dewey. I told you the answer. It's the very first thing I told you. What’s bright orange with green on top and sounds like a parrot? A carrot It also sounds like "Scare it!" Drop the last article of the clue and then read it again. The word sounds like "parrot". What word contains 26 letters, but only has three syllables? Alphabet Don't waste your time trying to think of a word that's 26 letters long. What does "26 letters" make you think of? It starts with A. Which fish costs the most? A goldfish Think of all the fish you know. Think of something that costs a lot. You'll find it swimming in a bowl! What has hands and a face, but can’t hold anything or smile? A clock One hand is big and the other is little. You can't smile with the numbers from 1 to 12. The hands tell you what time it is. If you don’t keep me, I’ll break. What am I? A promise I'm not something you can keep in your hand or your pocket. If you keep me, your word is good. It's something you say you will do. I have a tail and a head, but no body. What am I? A coin I may be a quarter, but I'm never a third. Flip me and call me: heads or tails. I may have no body, but I do have cents. I go all around the world, but never leave the corner. What am I? A stamp Stick me in a corner, but not the corner of a room or building. If I'm not worth enough, I might be returned to sender. You'll find me in the corner of a letter or postcard. I make a loud sound when I’m changing. When I do change, I get bigger but weigh less. What am I? Popcorn I'm a tradition at the movies. I can change in a pot on the stove or in a microwave. I'm a healthy whole grain snack - until you pour on the butter and salt. An elephant in Africa is called Lala. An elephant in Asia is called Lulu. What do you call an elephant in Antarctica? Lost The answer is more of a state than a name. To end up in Antarctica, the elephant must have made a mistake and gone the wrong way. You'd have to say it was? The answer is also the past tense of "lose". A group of bunnies were having a birthday party. What kind of music were they listening to? Hip hop What do bunnies do? They were pretty hip bunnies. The answer rhymes with "tip top". What kind of room has no doors or windows? A mushroom It's a fungus with a cap. You can make soup with it, but some kinds are poisonous. It begins and ends with M. What did the duck put in its soup? Quackers Ask the duck and it will give you a big hint. It rhymes with something you might put in your soup or eat with cheese. A hen says, "Cluck, cluck" and a duck says what? What do you call a bear with no teeth? A gummy bear The bear may not have to worry, but this will probably get stuck in your teeth. It's sweet, fruit flavored, and very chewy. It's a candy like a fruit gum, but shaped like a bear. What has to be broken before you can use it? An egg Crack its shell. Fried or scrambled? Get the yolk? What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries? A towel It hangs on a rack, near a sink or bath. Wring it out when it's very wet. It has three consonants but rhymes with "vowel". What’s something you can catch, but not throw? A cold Gesundheit! Bless you!! Cover your mouth when you sneeze!!! It's not something you'd call hot - quite the opposite in fact. You can't throw it, but you may have to blow your nose. What is the slipperiest country? Greece Zeus and Apollo were two of its ancient gods, who lived on Mount Olympus. It sounds like what's left in the pan after frying bacon. It rhymes with "geese". What is a witch’s best subject in school? Spelling It's not fly casting or broadcasting. You do it by writing the right letters in the right order, but a witch does it by casting. A bee may also be pretty good at this, or so I've heard. What starts with an E and ends with an E and has only one letter in it? An envelope The letter in the riddle is not in the alphabet. A postal worker sees a lot of these. After writing a letter, which might start with the word "Dear", put it in this, seal it and mail it. What is the school band’s favorite month? March! It puts a spring in my step too. It's certainly not January or February. The school band is a marching band, of course. What animal doesn’t play fair? A cheetah It doesn't have a lot of friends because it's also pretty catty. It can be spotted, but it's tough because it's the fastest land animal. You can look at the hints, but not the answer, because that would be cheating. What can go up and down without moving? Stairs Take steps to solve this riddle. Elevators and escalators move, but you have to do the moving on these. Think of what you take to go up and down. What has four legs, one head and only one foot? A bed If you can't solve the riddle right away, it might help to sleep on it. You can make one, but you'll need some sheets. You sleep in one every night. What is easy to get into but hard to get out of? Trouble Poking that bull in the nose is asking for this. Breaking the rules is one way to get into it. It rhymes with "double". What has four fingers and a thumb, but is not alive. A glove If it fits very well, it fits like this. It could be said to be a handy cover. A mitten isn't alive either. What starts out tall but gets shorter the longer it stands? A candle Don't let it get too short or you'll end up with wax on your cake. It needs a match to get it going. A birthday cake has one for every year. What falls down but never comes up? Rain Watch our for a drop on your head. An umbrella will fend this off. It falls from the sky, or a cloud. What can be full but never overflow? The moon It can also be new or a crescent. It has craters and a dark side. The word "month" is related to it. What road vehicle has four wheels and flies? A garbage truck It also doesn't smell that good. We're not talking about the verb "flies" but the six-legged noun. It comes around to pick up the trash. What’s black and white and blue? A sad zebra Not all three are colors - one is a feeling. The feeling is the opposite of "happy". What animal has black and white stripes? What does a dog have that a cat doesn’t have? Puppies Think of a mama dog. Cows don't have these either - they have calves. A cat certainly can't have baby dogs. What goes up but never comes back down? Your age It's going up all the time, but you celebrate it on your birthday. How old are you? It's measured in years. What do you call a cat who loves to swim? A catfish it has scales and what look like whiskers. What kind of animal is always swimming? The answer is a kind of fish. What has a neck but no head? A bottle It may not have a head, but it can have a cap, a screw cap. It might hold a liquid. It's not a glass, but it can be made of glass and you may be able to drink from it. What kind of band never plays music? A rubber band It may not be musical, but it is very stretchy. You can use it to make a ponytail. Some people call them "elastics". What two things can you never eat for breakfast? Lunch and dinner You can eat them later. You eat them at noon and in the evening. They're meals. When things go wrong, what can you always count on? Your fingers If the answer isn't on the tip of your tongue, it may be handy. I could give you a hand and point out the answer. Look at your hands and think about counting to ten. What word is spelled wrong in the dictionary? Wrong It's not spelled incorrectly. Take a guess and you may be right, but the answer is the opposite. The riddle contains its own answer. If I have it, I don’t share it. If I share it, I don’t have it. What is it? A secret Keep it to yourself - the answer, that is. You may hear it before Santa, compartment, admirer, garden or mission. Shhh - don't tell anyone. What is blue and smells like red paint? Blue paint The answer is in the riddle. After you've read it, leave the "red" out. Trust your nose - if it smells like paint, it's paint.



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