Good riddles can leave high school students both stumped and laughing. Trying to solve them and find the answer encourages creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving. It’s also a lot of fun! Want to share some with your class? Here’s a list of riddles for high school students to bring some energy to the classroom.

## Riddles for High School Students

### Which month has 28 days?

All months have 28 days.

### A woman builds a house with all four walls facing south. A bear walks past the house. What color is the bear?

White. It is a polar bear.

Honeydew.

Fire.

An egg.

### What problem does a teacher with uncontrollable eyes have?

He cannot control his pupils.

Swag.

A leaf.

Ten-tickles.

### How many books can you pack inside an empty backpack?

One. It is no longer empty after that.

A clock.

Wraps.

A keyboard.

Paper.

A voice.

### What is the similarity between “2 + 2 = 5” and your left hand?

Neither is right.

Tank top.

A newspaper.

A glove.

### How can a man go for eight days without sleeping?

He sleeps at night.

### You live in a one-story house made entirely of redwood. What color are the stairs?

What stairs? It is a one-story house.

The letter “E.”

### Name three consecutive days that aren’t the days of the week.

Yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

A puddle.

### There are two fathers and two sons in a car. How many people are in the car?

Three people—a grandfather, a father, and a son.

A sponge.

A cat.

He is a barber.

A coin.

### An electric train is traveling from east to west, and the wind is blowing from north to south. In which direction does the smoke go?

None. Electric trains don’t produce smoke.

Kate.

Light.

### Where does divorce come before marriage?

In the dictionary.

A postbox.

Hip-hop.

A towel.

### Which weighs more, a pound of iron bars or a pound of feathers?

They both weigh the same.

A bottle.

Ice.

A window.

A promise.

### What did the math book say to the pencil?

I have a lot of problems.

### A farmer walks toward his field and he sees three frogs sitting on the shoulders of two rabbits. Three parrots and four mice run toward him. How many pairs of legs are going toward the field?

One pair—the farmer’s.

A mushroom.

A blueberry.

A candle.

A river.

“I can’t even.”

A bank.

### What has 13 hearts but no brains?

A pack of playing cards.

A palm tree.

Second.

### When do you go at red and stop at green?

While eating a watermelon.

The letter “V.”

A circle.

A hole.

Rain.

Let me atom!

### What do you place on the table and cut but never eat?

A pack of playing cards.

### What did the English book say to the algebra book?

Don’t change the subject.

Racecar.

Silence.

### What becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?

The word “short.”

### During which month do people sleep the least?

February—it has the fewest days.

A coffin.

Bookkeeper.

An echo.

The letter “U.”

Skiing.

Vacuum.

A friend.

A map.

### What did the beach say when the tide came in?

Long time, no sea.

A secret.

### Find the number less than 100 that is increased by one-fifth of its value when its digits are reversed.

45 (1/5*45 = 9, 9+45 = 54)

A stamp.

Ton.

### An apple is 40 cents, a banana is 60 cents, and a grapefruit is 80 cents. How much is a pear?

40 cents. The price of each fruit is calculated by multiplying the number of vowels by 20 cents.

A needle.

Couples.

A window.

Stars.

A table.

An umbrella.

A shoe.

Squash.

A memory.

A stapler.

### A plane crashed on the border of the United States and Canada. Where do they bury the survivors?

Nowhere—the survivors are alive.

A rainbow.

The letter “E.”

W-R-O-N-G.

A teapot.

The living room.

## Bonus: Christmas Riddles for High School Students

Claustrophobic.

Jungle bells.

Orna-mints.

The elfabet.

Comet.

“Silent Night.”

### Can Christmas trees knit well?

No, they always drop their needles.