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Puzzles For Kids - Lots of Puzzle Fun!

Try these fun puzzles for kids - you'll find the answers at the end of the page.

Puzzles for kids - Puzzle # 1

Dime Disappointment

Puzzles for Kids

A girl named Tracy collected old coins. She knew that some old coins were worth a lot of money. But she did not know if any of her coins were valuable.

One day, her friend Megan told her she had heard that 1950 dimes were worth almost two hundred dollars. Tracy had two 1950 dimes!

So, she rushed down to turn in the two coins and collect almost four hundred dollars. However, at the bank she was told that while 1950 dimes were worth almost two hundred dollars, her dimes were only worth twenty cents. Why?

You will find the answer below.


Puzzles for kids - Puzzle # 2

A Sailor's Puzzle

Long ago, a ship was anchored in the port of Amsterdam. A rope ladder hung over the ship's side. There were sixteen rungs in the ladder. The bottom rung of the ladder just touched the water.

Every half hour, the tide rose exactly one-half the distance between two rungs of the ladder. How long did it take for the water to cover the rungs of the ladder?

You will find the answer below.


Puzzles for kids - Puzzle # 3

Hungry Horses

Puzzles for Kids

If five horses can eat five bags of oats in five minutes, how long will it take a hundred horses to eat a hundred bags of oats?

You will find the answer below.


Puzzles for kids - Puzzle # 4

The Bus Driver

The bus driver was going down a street. He went right past a stop sign without stopping. He turned left where there was a "No Left Turn" sign. Then he turned the wrong way into a one-way street. And yet, he didn't break a single traffic law. Why not?

You will find the answer below.


Puzzles for kids - Puzzle # 5

Leftover Sandwiches

Puzzles for Kids

Mrs. Miller made twenty-four sandwiches for a picnic. All but seven were eaten. How many were left?

You will find the answer below.


Puzzles for kids - Puzzle # 6

Even Money

Two mothers and two daughters decided to go shopping. They found that they had twenty-seven dollars, all in one-dollar bills. They divided up the money evenly, without making any of the dollars into change, so they each had exactly the same amount. How was this possible?

You will find the answer below.


Puzzles for kids - Puzzle # 7

The Nut Collectors

Puzzles for Kids

Six squirrels began to gather hickory nuts and put them into a large basket. The squirrels worked so fast that the number of nuts in the basket was doubled at the end of every minute. The basket was completely full at the end of ten minutes. How many minutes had it taken the squirrels to get the basket half full?

You will find the answer below.


Puzzles for kids - Puzzle # 8

The Tennis Player

Once there was a player in a tennis game.

She played very well.

And won great fame.

Jane was her first name,

What was her last name.

The tennis player's name is hidden in the poem. Can you find it?

You will find the answer below.


Puzzles for kids - Puzzle # 9

The Scientist's Brother

Mr. Jones proudly told everyone that he is the brother of a famous scientist. However, Mr. Jones doesn't have a brother. Even so, he was telling the truth. How is this possible?

You will find the answer below.


Puzzles for kids - Puzzle # 10

The Amazing Bunny

Puzzles for Kids

Two bunnies were nibbling clover in a meadow. They were facing in opposite directions. Suddenly, one cried out to the other: "Look out! There's a fox sneaking up behind you!"

The bunny did not hear or smell the fox. How did it know the fox was sneaking up behind its friend?

You will find the answer below.



PUZZLES FOR KIDS - ANSWERS

Answer #1 - Dime Disappointment

If you add up 1950 dimes - that is, one thousand, nine hundred and fifty dimes - you'll find they amount to $195.00, which is almost two-hundred dollars. However, a dime with the year 1950 on it is only worth ten cents, like most other dimes.


Answer #2 - A Sailor's Puzzle

The water never covered any of the rungs. A ship, of course, floats on water. So, as the tide rose, the ship rose with it. And the rope ladder, which was attached to the ship, also rose.


Answer #3 - Hungry Horses

If five horses can eat five bags of oats in five minutes, then it takes each horse five minutes to eat a bag of oats. Therefore, it will take only five minutes for a hundred horses to eat a hundred bags of oats.


Answer #4 - The Bus Driver

The bus driver didn't break any traffic laws because it was his day off and he was walking.


Answer #5 - Leftover Sandwiches

If all but seven sandwiches were eaten, then seven sandwiches were left, of course!


Answer #6 - Even Money

The two mothers and two daughters were actually only three people - Sally, her mother, and her grandmother. Sally was her mother's daughter, of course, and her mother was the grandmother's daughter - that's two daughters. Sally's mother was one mother, and her mother, the grandmother, was the other mother. Thus, they divided the twenty-seven dollars three ways, each taking nine dollars.


Answer #7 - The Nut Collectors

If the number of nuts in the basket doubled at the end of every minute, the basket must have been half full in nine minutes. Then, after one more minute, the half would be doubled, thus filling the other half of the basket.


Answer #8 - The Tennis Player

The tennis player's first and last names are given in the last two lines of the poem.

Jane was her first name,

What was her last name.

The two lines make one complete sentence. And there is a period at the end of the sentence, not a question mark. It tells you that Jane was the player's first name and What was her last name. Her name was Jane What.

Answer #9 - The Scientist's Brother

The famous scientist was a woman. She was Mr Jones' sister.


Answer #10 - The Amazing Bunny

Although the bunnies were facing in opposite directions, they were facing each other. Thus, the bunny could see the fox sneaking toward his friend.



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