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Ridiculous Riddles

Ridiculous Riddles for Spring

Around this time every year I begin to itch for spring. I know it’s not far away now, but I’ve grown tired of sitting here in my sleeping bag. (It’s true! Throughout the winter, I look like a giant red worm!) To stir a springtime mood, at breakfast this morning I tried spinning some “ridiculous riddles” for my kids. Many of them were met with shrugs or groans, but a few seemed to strike their funny bone. These are the

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Ridiculous Riddles 4

Here are a few more “ridiculous riddles” to try with your kids. Proceed with caution, however: today’s theme is “dangerous creatures.” If this is the first time you’ve stumbled upon my ridiculous riddles, you can click that link to first view the previous posts in this series. And if you haven’t already read about the serious merits of this silly strategy, be sure to open the box below to magically reveal that helpful information.

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Why was Santa Claus sad?

Ridiculous Riddles for Christmas

I received an early Christmas gift! The norovirus! Lulu came down with it earlier this week, and I’ve become the next casualty in our household. It’s unpleasant, to say the least, but fortunately doesn’t linger for more than a couple of days. Anyway, until my brain shut down last night, the kids and I were crafting some “ridiculous riddles” for Christmas. Below are a few that you and your children might enjoy, too. (Note: Since Lulu and Roy are still

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When can a sloth move really fast?

Ridiculous Riddles 3

Yesterday at dinner my kids and I were again concocting “ridiculous riddles.” Below are a few that seemed to hit their funny bone the hardest. Maybe your children would find them giggle-worthy, too. If you’re unfamiliar with my ridiculous riddles, you might view those posts first or click open the box below for more information on the serious merits of this silly strategy.

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Happy Halloween!

Ridiculous Riddles for Halloween

Happy Halloween! At breakfast today my kids and I were giggling over “ridiculous riddles” to mark the occasion. Here are a few I concocted. Give them a go with your own children, if you dare. If you haven’t seen the previous ridiculous riddles, you might view those posts first or click open the box below for more information on the serious merits of this silly strategy.

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Ridiculous Riddles 1

Children love riddles. And for parents, riddles can be a fun and versatile way to promote language development. I began making up my own “ridiculous riddles” a few years ago and I’ve used them in these ways: To nurture speaking and listening skills. For me, riddles are especially handy at mealtimes. Plus, after hearing my riddles, Lulu and Roy are often eager to exercise their imagination and make up riddles of their own. To increase exposure to reading material. Riddles

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