These Halloween riddles are great for kids.
22 Slightly Creepy (But Mainly Cute) Halloween Riddles For Kids

Fun brainteasers for kids to giggle over while chomping on bite-size Butterfingers.

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Who among us as a child didn’t love to trot out that riddle about why the skeleton didn’t cross the road? I know I used to tell that hilarious little gem like I was an 8-year-old Amy Schumer headlining the Palladium. The joke was spooky, a little gross, and also fun to puzzle out. In short: perfect for kids. Below are 22 more very silly and only slightly creepy Halloween riddles for kids, because children love a good brainteaser — especially when they involve gutless creatures and bloodsuckers and zombies that want to eat your braaaaaaains.

The other cool thing about riddles, aside from cracking kids up, is that they can be sneakily educational. A riddle helps to work a kid’s brain, and gets them to puzzle something out. It also gives them the opportunity to play teacher: If a kid doesn’t understand a riddle, a child can take the moment to break down the concept, and explain that it’s funny because (you know) skeletons don’t possess internal organs. Har har har!

Of course, as parents, we have our own fun Halloween riddles to solve each year. There’s the riddle of “how long will it be before my child becomes too sweaty in his Minion costume and I’m stuck carrying that big yellow head for 12 blocks?,” the riddle of “how does one get fake blood and glitter off of decorative Target throw pillows?” and of course, everyone’s favorite: “If my child consumes four Blow Pops in one sitting, how many teeth will she actually be left with come Thanksgiving?”

But forget those for now. For now, just let your little ones laugh it up over these spooky word puzzles and Halloween riddles for kids, and later, when your ghosts and ghouls are in bed, you can puzzle out which wine pairs best with a half-eaten box of Nerds.


Why were the ghosts so good at basketball?


They had team spirit!


Where do ghosts go on vacation?

Lake Erie.


Why did the vampire eat a light bulb?

He wanted a light snack!


Why did the witch refuse to wear a flat hat?

There was no point in it.


Why do witches fly on brooms?

Because vacuum cleaners are too heavy!


What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire?



What do you get when you cross Tinkerbell with a werewolf?

A hairy fairy.


What do you do when a monster sits in front of you in the movie theater?

Miss the movie.


What does a witch do when she goes to a hotel?

She orders broom service.


What’s the trouble with twin witches?


You never know which witch is witch!


What types of roads do ghosts like to drive on?

Roads with dead ends.


What goes “Ha ha ha thud”?

A zombie laughing its head off!


How do you spell “candy” with only two letters?



Why are ghosts such bad liars?

You can see right through them.


The person who built it sold it. The person who bought it never used it. The person who used it never saw it. What is it?

A coffin.


You’re in a room and there is a ghost in the room, but you’re the only one in the room. How is this possible?

You’re the ghost.


I’m tall when I’m young, I’m short when I’m old, and every Halloween, I bring a jack-o-lantern life. What am I?

A candle.


A zombie, a mummy, and a ghost bought a house. It has all the usual rooms except for one. What room won’t you find?


A living room.


Why don’t skeletons watch horror movies?

Because they don’t have the guts.


How do you fix a broken jack-o-lantern?

You use a pumpkin patch.


What is a witch’s favorite subject in school?



Why don’t mummies take vacations?

They’re afraid they’ll relax and unwind!

Everyone loves a good riddle — especially when they’re festive and help set the holiday mood. Using any of these Halloween riddles for kids will be sure to give your kiddos a giggle this October.

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