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Place Value Riddles
1st Grade to 5th Grade

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Welcome to our Place Value Riddles page.

Here you will find our range of riddles with place value clues for elementary kids.

These fun riddles will help your child to develop their place value and number skills, whilst developing their problem solving and reasoning skills at the same time.

Math Riddles

Using riddles is a great way to learn Math facts and develop place value and thinking skills in a fun and interesting way.

Most children are much more engaged and motivated solving riddles than working out pages of traditional math facts.

Using these math riddles below will help your child to develop their understanding of place value as well as their problem solving and reasoning skills.

There are different versions of each riddle from 1st to 5th grade, so it is easy to find an easier or harder version of the same riddle.

Each riddle comes complete with answers.

We hope you enjoy our free printable riddles.

Place Value Riddles

Here you will find a range of math riddles to develop your child's place value skills and number facts in a fun way.

Each riddle involves reading the clues and eliminating the incorrect answers, leaving just one answer left which satisfies all the clues.

Each riddle sheet comes complete with an answer sheet.

Using these sheets will help your child to:

  • learn and develop their place value skills;
  • develop their understanding of mathematical language;
  • develop problem solving skills and reasoning.

1st Grade Place Value Riddles

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2nd Grade Place Value Riddles

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3rd Grade Place Value Riddles

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4th Grade Place Value Riddles

5th Grade Place Value Riddles

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Decimal Place Value Riddles

As well as having place value riddles for whole numbers, we also have some riddles for decimals.

These riddles are suitable for 4th and 5th grade and are a great way to practice using and applying knowledge of place value with decimals.

4th Grade Decimal Place Value Riddles

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4th Grade Decimal Place Value Riddles

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Using the Riddle Sheets as a Game

You can also use the riddle pages as part of a game where you choose one of the 6 or 8 possibilities, and your partner asks you place value questions to see if they can guess the one that you have chosen.

The person who answers their opponent's riddle in the fewest questions is the winner.

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Geometry Riddles

Here you will find our free printable geometry riddles from 1st to 5th grade.

These riddles are similar to the math riddles on this page, but are all about 2d shapes instead of numbers.

Using these riddles will help your child to:

  • develop their geometry skills;
  • develop their understanding of geometric language;
  • apply their geometric knowledge to solve problems.
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Printable Math Puzzles

Here you will find a range of free printable math puzzles. Puzzles are a great way to have some fun with math whilst learning and developing skills at the same time.

The following puzzles involve using and applying a range of different math skills, particularly addition and subtraction, but also multiplication and division for grades 3 and up.

Magic Square Puzzles to solve

We have a range of magic square puzzles for kids to solve, suitable from 1st grade and upwards.

Most of the sheets involve finding the missing numbers to create a magic square.

Our magic square sheets include:

  • Addition and subtraction of integers;
  • Addition and subtraction of fractions;
  • Using negative numbers;
  • Using decimals.
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Riddles Facts & Worksheets

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A riddle is a statement, question, or phrase with a double or veiled meaning that is put forth as a puzzle to be solved.

See the fact file below for more information on the riddle or alternatively, you can download our 28-page Riddles worksheet pack to utilise within the classroom or home environment.

Key Facts & Information


  • Enigma riddles are problems that are generally expressed in metaphorical or allegorical language that require ingenuity and careful thinking to find the solution.
    • Riddle: “I am weightless, but you can see me. Put me in a bucket, and I’ll make it lighter. What am I?”
    • Answer: A hole.
  • Conundra riddles pose very tricky problems, usually including puns in their question or answer.
    • Riddle: “What is the difference between a jeweler and a jailer?”
    • Answer: “One sells watches and the other watches cells.”
  • Riddles as poems or prose are solved by breaking down clues from poems and prose.
    • Riddle: I drink the blood of the Earth, and the trees fear my roar,
      yet a man may hold me in his hands.
    • Answer: A chainsaw – by Isabel Hooper
  • Anagrams usually consist of one word that can be extended to whole sentences. Their letters can be reordered to form another word or sentence.
    • Riddle: Tom Marvolo Riddle
    • Answer: I am Lord Voldemort
      – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets


  • Riddles’ literary ancestry dates from the time of Plato and Aristotle.
  • They were used as a cunning tool to demonstrate wit and wisdom in ancient Greece.
  • According to Aristotle: “Good riddles do, in general, provide us with satisfactory metaphors; for metaphors imply riddles, and therefore a good riddle can furnish a good metaphor.”
    • An ancient Sumerian riddle asks:
    • Riddle: “There is a house. One enters it blind and comes out seeing. What is it?”
    • Answer: A school
  • Writers in poetry soon began to express themselves through riddles.
    • Poem: Dare trespass my threshold?
      Don’t dream you shall flee;
      The strongest, the swiftest,
      cannot evade me.
      I’ll seize you and crush you and
      wrench you apart,
      Though no one may gaze on my
      singular heart.
    • Answer: A black hole
  • This is one of the early modern German riddles:
    • Riddle: There came a bird featherless
      sat on the trees leafless
      There came a maiden speechless
      And ate the bird featherless
      From off the tree leafless.
    • Answer: A Snow
  • In the seventh book of the Old Testament, the Book of Judges, Samson posed a riddle to his 30 guests. He tells them that if they answer correctly, he will give them 30 expensive pieces of clothing, but if they guess wrong, they must give him expensive clothing.
    • Riddle: Out of the eater, something to eat;
      Out of the strong, something sweet.
    • Answer: Bees making a honeycomb inside the carcass of the lion.


  • In J. R. R. Tolkien’s book, The Hobbit, the characters Bilbo and Gollum exchanged several riddles for each other in a riddle war.
  • Riddle: “Voiceless it cries, / Wingless flutters, /
    Toothless bites, / Mouthless mutters.”
  • Answer: The wind
  • Riddle: “A box without hinges, key, or lid, / yet
    golden treasure inside is hid.”
  • Answer: An egg
  • Riddle: “This thing all things devours;
    Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;
    Gnaws iron, bites steel;
    Grinds hard stones to meal;
    Slays king, ruins town,
    And beats mountain down.”
  • Answer: Time
  • In Jane Austen’s novel, Emma, published in 1815, the title character outwits a mercenary suitor when she successfully solves his riddle.
  • Riddle: “My first displays the wealth and pomp of kings,
    Lords of the earth! their luxury and ease.
    Another view of man, my second brings,
    Behold him there, the monarch of the seas!”
  • Answer: Courtship
  • One of the famous minds in history also posed a very tricky riddle.
    Albert Einstein predicted that only two percent of people would be able to crack it.
  • Using these 15 clues, which person owns the pet fish?
    • The Brit lives in the red house.
    • The Swede has a pet dog.
    • The Dane drinks tea.
    • The green house is directly to the left of the white house.
    • The person in the green house drinks coffee.
    • The person who smokes Pall Mall has a pet bird.
    • The person in the yellow house smokes Dunhill cigars.
    • The person in the center house drinks milk.
    • The Norwegian lives in the first house.
    • The person who smokes Blends lives next to the person with the pet cat.
    • The person with the pet horse lives next to the one who smokes Dunhill.
    • The person who smokes BlueMaster drinks beer.
    • The German smokes Prince.
    • The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.
    • The person who smokes Blends has a neighbor who drinks water.
  • Answer: The German owns the fish.
  • Your task is to analyze why it is true that the German owns it. Enjoy!

Riddles Worksheets

This is a fantastic bundle which includes everything you need to know about the riddles across 28 in-depth pages. These are ready-to-use Riddles worksheets that are perfect for teaching students about a riddle which is a statement, question, or phrase with a double or veiled meaning that is put forth as a puzzle to be solved.

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  • Riddles Facts
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  • World Riddles
  • Plant Riddles
  • Animal Riddles
  • Math Riddles
  • Poem Riddles
  • Riddles for Humor
  • It’s All in the Clue!
  • My Riddle
  • Our Local Riddles

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Free Printable Riddle Worksheets

We’ve published hundreds of brand new and original riddles for kids over the years on this site.

We’ve now gathered together some of the best of those riddles and used them to produce many free printable worksheets. You can therefore print off these free worksheets for your kids to complete any time they might want a fun activity to work on.

We’ve organized these worksheets into different themes – animals, household items, Christmas, food and many more.

The pages listed below contain all those riddles, along with a copy of the free riddle worksheet. All you need to do is click on the blue button at the bottom of the pages to view the PDFs that you can either save for later or print off right now.

No matter whether you’re a parent, teacher, babysitter or someone else who spends time with children, these free worksheets are guaranteed to get your kids thinking and keep them entertained.

Free Printable Riddle Worksheets For Kids

Free Printable Riddle Worksheets

Pirate Riddles

Transport Riddles

Animal Riddles

Christmas Riddles

One Line Riddles

Food Riddles

Weather Riddles

Household Item Riddles

School Riddles 

Winter Riddles

Kitchen Riddles

Geography Riddles

Halloween Riddles

Fruit Riddles

Bathroom Riddles

Thanksgiving Riddles

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