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★Challenge your students

With these riddles

  1. What can you catch but not throw?
  2. I can run but I have no legs. What am I?
  3. What kind of coat can be put on only when wet?
  4. What has a face and two hands but no arms or legs?
  5. Why did the boy bury his flashlight?
  6. What did the beach say when the tide came in?
  7. It has a neck but no head and has a cap. What is it?
  8. What word has five letters but sounds like it only has one?
  9. What never asks questions but is often answered?
  10. What is the next letter in this sequence? JFMAMJJASON…
  11. What has a head and a tail but no body?
  12. What gets broken if it’s not kept?
  13. What has one head, one foot and four legs?
  14. Why was the picture sent to jail?
  15. What has many keys, but can’t even open a single door?


  • 1. A cold
  • 2. A nose
  • 3. A coat of paint
  • 4. A clock
  • 5. Because the batteries died
  • 6. Long time, no sea
  • 7. A bottle
  • 8. Queue
  • 9. A telephone
  • 10. The letter ‘D’. The sequence contains the first letter of each month
  • 11. A coin
  • 12. A promise
  • 13. A bed
  • 14.Because it was framed
  • 15. A piano.

With these tongue twisters

  1. Four fine fresh fish for you
  2. Does your sport shop stock short socks with spots?
  3. I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream
  4. She sells sea shells on the sea shore
  5. Red lorry, yellow lorry
  6. Six sticky skeletons
  7. I saw a kitten eating chicken in the kitchen
  8. I wish to wash my Irish wristwatch
  9. She sees cheese
  10. If a dog chews shoes, whose shoes does it choose?
  11. He threw three free throws
  12. Truly rural
  13. A proper cup of coffee from a proper copper coffee pot
  14. If two witches were watching two watches: which witch would watch which watch?
  15. Betty bought butter but the butter was bitter, so Betty bought better butter to make the bitter butter better.

With these one-liner jokes

  1. If you struggle to stay awake while using your iPad, there’s a nap for that.
  2. Why is it that your nose runs, but your feet smell?
  3. A thesaurus is great. There’s no other word for it.
  4. My friend’s selling a load of broken yo-yos, no strings attached.
  5. Hedgehogs, eh? Why can’t they just share the hedge?
  6. When a frog’s car breaks down does it get toad away?
  7. The past, present, and future walked into a bar. It was tense.
  8. Do I lose when the police officer says papers and I say scissors?
  9. My husband just found out I replaced our bed with a trampoline. He hit the roof.
  10. Crime in multi-story car parks is wrong on so many different levels.
  11. The first few weeks of Weight Watchers, you’re just finding your feet.
  12. I woke up this morning and forgot which side the sun rises from, then it dawned on me.
  13. I was a bookkeeper for 10 years.The local library weren’t too happy about it.
  14. I’ve looked up to my father ever since he got that job as a trapeze artist.
  15. Someone broke into my house and stole my external hard drive; they really got my backup.

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