What Am I Riddles

When it comes to kids riddles, What Am I riddles are always popular. Here is a great collection to test your brain and logical thinking!

There are many different types of brain teasers and riddles, but one of our favorites here at LaffGaff are What Am I riddles.

Maybe it’s because they bring back nostalgic memories of when we were little. Whatever the reason, we love them and so we’ve put together this collection of the best examples.


A selection of what am I riddles

I sound like one letter but I’m written with three. I show you things when you look through me.

What am I?

An eye.

I have a bed but I never sleep. I have a mouth but I never speak.

What am I?

A river.

Forwards I am heavy, I sure weigh a lot. But when I’m backwards, I certainly am not.

What am I?

A ton.

I can be cracked and I can be played. I can be told and I can be made.

What am I?

A joke.

I have a head and a tail that will never meet. Having too many of me is always a treat.

What am I?

A coin.

I help you from your head to your toe. The more I work, the smaller I grow.

What am I?

A bar of soap.

I have two main bodies and I’m turned all about. When I’m standing still, time will run out.

What am I?

An hourglass.

A seed with three letters in my name. Take away two and I still sound the same.

What am I?

A pea.

I may have eyes but I don’t use them to see. I live in the dark until you have need of me.

What am I?

A potato.

I don’t have eyes but once I did see. Once I had thoughts, but now I’m empty.

What am I?

A skull.

Tall when I’m young and short when I’m old, I’ll help you to see when the darkness unfolds.

What am I?

A candle.

I can never be thrown but I can be caught. Ways to lose me are always being sought.

What am I?

A cold.

I have many teeth but I cannot bite. I’m often used early but rarely at night.

What am I?

A comb.

I’m at the start of the end, and the end of every place. I’m the beginning of eternity, and the end of time and space.

What am I?

The letter E.

After a fall, you’ll always find me there. What once was alive, will now be bare.

What am I?


I am something that no man ever did see, I never was but am always to be.

What am I?


What brute strength struggles to get through, I make it easy for you to undo.

What am I?

A key.

Each and every one that you take, you leave yet another in your wake.

What am I?


Though sometimes I am made of purest gold, I cannot be bought and I cannot be sold.

What am I?

A heart.

An instrument through which sounds are made, and yet, not something that can be played.

What am I?

Your voice.

What Am I? Riddles

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