Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?
The other day I was doing some riddles with a 12 and 8 year old. I was pretty impressed how well they did. Turns out their dad does them with them. A great idea, get those problem solving skills going early and hone them as they grow. Otherwise they become like us….not smarter than a 5th grader. 😀
Ok, here are a few easy riddles to stretch your riddle muscle… Answers Below…Good Luck!
Q 1: Mary’s father has 5 daughters – Nana, Nene, Nini, Nono. What is the fifth daughters name?
Q 2: Is an older one-hundred dollar bill worth more than a newer one?
Q 3: Mr. Smith has two children. If the older child is a boy, what are the odds that the other child is also a boy?
Q 4: What travels around the world but stays in one spot?
Q 5: In a one-story pink house, there was a pink person, a pink cat, a pink fish, a pink computer, a pink chair, a pink table, a pink telephone, a pink shower– everything was pink!
What color were the stairs?
Ok, Let’s see how you did….
A 1: Mary is the 5th daughter
A 2: Of course it is. A $100 bill is worth more than a $1 bill (newer one)
A 3: 50%
A 4: A stamp
A 5: There weren’t any stairs, it was a one story house!