115 Perfectly Spooky Halloween Riddles for Kids

Last Updated on February 21, 2024 by Michele Tripple

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Ready for some spooktastic fun? These Halloween riddles for kids are just what you are searching for! With so many riddles to choose from, you will have a favorite in no time.

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Jokes and riddles are my go-to ice breakers with kids! They always lighten the mood and are sure to get them to chuckle or crack a smile as they try not to laugh.

These Halloween riddles are sure to please in no time! And don’t worry, they are all kid-friendly Halloween riddles, so we won’t be cringing as we hear them!

Pair these riddles with some of our other Halloween activities for endless fun with the kids that are so easy to do! They will always remember this Halloween because of all the fun and laughs you had with one another!

If you are looking for even more laughter, be sure to check out our donut jokes and our clown jokes.

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Halloween Riddles for Kids

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  • 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
  • What does a witch do when she goes to a hotel? She orders broom service.
  • 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.
  • What animal dresses up and howls?  A wear-wolf.
  • What do birds give out on Halloween?  Tweets.
  • Why did the scarecrow get a promotion?  He was outstanding in his field.
  • Why are cemeteries so popular?  Everyone’s dying to get in.

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  • Why was the Witch’s broom late? It over-swept.
  • What kind of music do mummies listen to? Wrap music.
  • What’s a skeleton’s favorite instrument? A trom-bone.
  • What’s the best thing to put into pumpkin pie? Your teeth.
  • Why are spiders great web developers? They like finding bugs.
  • Why do vampires always seem sick? They’re always coffin.
  • What’s scarier than a monster? A momster.
  • Why are ghosts such bad liars? You can see right through them.
  • How does a witch style her hair? With scare-spray.
  • What do you call two witches who live together? Broomates.
  • Why don’t vampires have a lot of friends? Because they are a pain in the neck.
  • What do birds say on Halloween? Trick or tweet.
  • What happens to a vampire in the snow? Frostbite.
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  • What do you call a witch at the beach? A sand-witch.
  • What kind of monster likes to dance? The boogeyman.
  • Where do werewolves store their junk? A were-house.
  • Where do ghosts like to go swimming? Lake Erie.
  • What’s a ghost’s favorite dessert? Ice scream.
  • What was the ghost’s favorite band? The Grateful Dead.
  • How did the vampire marathon end? Neck and neck.
  • What kind of boat does a vampire travel in? A blood vessel.
  • Why don’t mummies have time for fun? They are too wrapped up in their work.
  • Where does Dracula keep his money? In a blood bank.
  • Why can’t Dracula play baseball? He lost his bat.
  • What does a ghost keep in his stable? Nightmares.
  • What did the werewolf eat after his teeth cleaning? The dentist.
  • What did the skeleton buy at the grocery store? Spare ribs.
  • Why was the ghost crying? He wanted his mummy.
  • Where does the zombie live? On a dead-end street.
  • What is a ghost’s least favorite candy? Life Savers.
  • What is a vampire’s favorite dog? A bloodhound.
  • What room do ghosts avoid? The living room.
  • What’s the first thing black cats do on Halloween morning? They wake up.
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  • Why don’t skeletons watch horror movies? They don’t have the guts.
  • What do you call an athletic pumpkin? A jock o’ lantern.
  • Why do pumpkins do so badly in school? Because they had all their brains scooped out.
  • Why do pumpkins sit on people’s porches? They have no hands to knock on the door.
  • What did the orange pumpkin say to the green pumpkin? “You look a little sick.”
  • What position does a ghost play in soccer? Ghoul-keeper.
  • What do you do when a ton of ghosts show up at your house? Hope that it’s Halloween!
  • What room in a ghost’s house is most unnecessary? The living room.
  • Why wouldn’t the ghost eat liver? He didn’t have the stomach for it.
  • Why are some ghosts so happy? Every shroud has a silver lining.
  • Why do ghosts and demons get along so well? Demons are a ghoul’s best friend.
  • Why did the Headless Horseman get a job? He was trying to get ahead in life.
  • How can you tell a vampire has been in a bakery? All the jelly has been sucked out of the jelly donuts.
  • What do ghosts wear when their eyesight is blurry? Spooktacles.
  • What would be the national holiday for a nation of vampires? Fangs-giving!
  • What’s a zombie’s favorite cereal? Rice Creepies.
  • Where do ghosts go on holidays? The Boohamas.
  • What do you call a chunky pumpkin? A plumpkin.
  • Where do baby ghosts go during the day? Day-scare.
  • How do ghosts search the web? They use “Ghoul-gle.”
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  • What did one thirsty vampire say to the other as they were passing the morgue? “Let’s stop in for a cool one.”
  • What goes “ha-ha-ha-ha-ha” right before a gigantic sounding crash and then keeps laughing? A monster laughing its head off!
  • Why is a cemetery a great place to write a story? Because there are so many plots there!
  • How do you spell candy with two letters? C and Y (C-and-Y)
  • What’s the problem with twin witches? You never know which witch is which!
  • 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
  • What types of roads do ghosts like to drive on? Dead ends
  • When is it bad luck to see a black cat? When you’re a mouse
  • How many witches does it take to change a lightbulb? Just one and she’ll change it into a toad.
  • What goes “Ha, ha, ha, THUD?” A zombie laughing his head off
  • What does a ghost do to stay safe in a car? Puts on his sheet belt
  • Why were the little ghosts so successful in Little League? They had team spirit
  • What do you get when you cross Bambi with a ghost? Bamboo
  • What happens when a ghost haunts a theater? The actors get stage fright
  • Why do mummies make excellent spies? They’re good at keeping things under wraps
  • Why do skeletons always have a bad cold? Because they are chilled to the bones
  • What did the skeleton order at the restaurant? A glass of coke and a mop
  • Why did the witch refuse to wear a flat hat? Because there was no point to it
  • How can you tell that a vampire likes baseball? He turns into a bat every night
  • If you see one flying around, you’d better be careful at night, as some turn into vampires and will give your neck a big bite. What are they? Bats
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  • What do you call a skeleton that makes you laugh and giggle when you’re sad? A funny bone
  • Some people believe in me and others don’t. At night I roam around and sometimes I float. If you hear a troubled noise coming from the ground, go run and hide from my creepy sound. What am I? Ghosts
  • Why do witches fly on brooms? Because vacuum cleaners are too heavy.
  • How can you tell when a vampire has been in a bakery? All the jelly has been sucked out of the jelly doughnuts.
  • How did the bat learn to fly? He took batting lessons.
  • What do you do when a monster sits in front of you at the cinema? Miss the movie.
  • What do you call a goblin who gets too close to a bonfire? A toasty ghosty.
  • What do you get when you cross Tinkerbell with a werewolf? A hairy fairy.
  • I am present, but also past. I am wrapped, but not a gift. I am named after a parent, but have no children. What am I?  A mummy.
  • I have a body, arms, legs and a head, but I’m heartless and have no guts. What am I? A skeleton.
  • From head down to toes, through every living being I flow. You might faint when you see me though! What am I? Blood.
  • I sleep upside down and I fly through the night. I live in dark places and I don’t have good sight. What am I? A bat.
  • I have no feet to dance, I have no eyes to see, I have no life to live or die but yet I do all three. What am I? Fire.
  • I’m tall when I’m young, I’m short when I’m old, and once a year, I make heavy pumpkins light. What am I? A candle
  • When the moon is full, from man to beast I transform. I have claws that are sharp, and my hair keeps me warm. What am I? A werewolf.
  • I weave lots of webs, you can see where I’ve been. I have lots of legs, and I make people scream. What am I? A spider.
  • I am a room in your house where you watch TV and have fun, but I’m the one room in which ghosts, ghouls, and vampires will never, ever come.  What am I? The living room.
  • You’re in a room and there’s a ghost in the room, but you are the only one in the room. How is this possible? You are the ghost.
  • Frankenstein’s father has three sons. The names of two of them are Snap and Crackle. What is the third son called? Frankenstein.
  • You have five pumpkins in a basket and you want to divide them evenly between your five friends, but to still leave one in the basket. How do you do it? You give the last pumpkin to one of your friends while it is still in the basket.
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Q: You have a match, a jack-o’-lantern, and three candles for the jack-o’-lantern; a tall candle, a medium candle, a short candle. Which one should you light first?

A: The match.

Q: A group of witches are having a broomstick race. The witch in third place overtakes the witch in second place. 

Where is she now?

A: In second place.

Knock, knock… 

Who’s there? 

Ice cream! 

Ice cream who? 

Ice cream, you scream, we all scream for Halloween!

Knock, knock… 

Who’s there? 

Ben! Ben who?

Ben waiting to go out trick or treating all day!

Knock, knock… 

Who’s there? 

Phillip! Phillip who? 

Phillip my bag with Halloween candy, please!

Knock, knock… 

Who’s there? 


Bee, who? 

Bee-ware, all the ghosts are out on Halloween!

Knock, knock… 

Who’s there? 


Boo!, who? 

Don’t cry! It’s only Halloween!

Knock, knock… 

Who’s there? 

Ice cream! 

Ice cream, who? 

Ice cream every time I see a zombie!

Knock, knock… 

Who’s there? 


Ivan, who? 

Ivan to suck your blood!

Knock, knock… 

Who’s there? 


Witches, who? 

Witches the way to the haunted cemetery?

Knock, knock… 

Who’s there? 


Diane, who? 

Diane to eat my Halloween candy!

Knock, knock… 

Who’s there? 


Eddie, who? 

Eddie body get dressed, it’s time to go Trick-or-Treating!

Knock, knock… 

Who’s there? 


Frank, who? 


Knock, knock… 

Who’s there? 


Voodoo, who? 

Voodoo you think you are?

Knock, knock! 

Who’s there? 


Ghost, who? 

Ghost stand over there and I’ll bring you some candy!

Did we forget some great Halloween riddles for kids? Share them in the comments so we can add them to the list!

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