171+ Best Dad Riddles to Impress Your Friends at Parties

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Everyone loves a good laugh, and what better way to get the party started than with some hilarious dad riddles?

These clever wordplays are sure to get your friends thinking and chuckling.

In this article, we’ve gathered over 171+ of the best dad riddles guaranteed to impress and entertain your party guests.

From silly puns to witty one-liners, you’ll find a wide variety of riddles suitable for any occasion.

Get ready to become the life of the party and leave your friends in stitches with these fantastic dad riddles!

Ultimate Collection of Dad Riddles for Brain Teaser Lovers

Dad Riddles for Brain Teaser Lovers

  1. What has a face and two hands but no arms or legs?
    A clock

  2. I speak without a mouth and hear without ears. I have no body, but I come alive with the wind. What am I?
    An echo

  3. The more you take, the more you leave behind. What are they?

  4. I am not alive, but I grow; I don’t have lungs, but I need air; I don’t have a mouth, but water kills me. What am I?

  5. I am taken from a mine and shut up in a wooden case, from which I am never released, and yet I am used by almost everyone. What am I?
    Pencil lead

  6. I have cities, but no houses; I have mountains, but no trees; I have water, but no fish. What am I?
    A map

  7. I am always hungry; I must always be fed. The finger I touch will soon turn red. What am I?

  8. What has one eye but cannot see?
    A needle

  9. I have a neck but no head, two arms but no hands. What am I?
    A shirt

  10. I have keys but no locks, space but no room. You can enter, but you can’t go outside. What am I?
    A keyboard

  11. I have teeth but can’t bite. What am I?
    A comb

  12. I have a tongue but cannot taste, I have a soul but cannot feel. What am I?
    A shoe

  13. What is so fragile that saying its name breaks it?

  14. I have lakes with no water, mountains with no stone, and cities with no buildings. What am I?
    A map

  15. I have legs but cannot walk, a strong back but no muscles, two good ears but no hair. What am I?
    A chair

  16. I run but never walk, often murmur but never talk, have a bed but never sleep, have a mouth but never eat. What am I?
    A river

  17. What has many keys but can’t open a single lock?
    A piano

  18. I stand tall when I’m young, but short when I’m old. What am I?
    A candle

  19. I turn once, what is out will not get in. I turn again, what is in will not get out. What am I?
    A key

  20. What gets wetter as it dries?
    A towel

  21. My life can be measured in hours; I serve by being devoured. Thin, I am quick; fat, I am slow. Wind is my foe. What am I?
    A candle

  22. No sooner spoken than broken. What is it?

  23. The more of me there is, the less you see. What am I?

  24. The one who makes it, sells it. The one who buys it, never uses it. The one who uses it never knows that he’s using it. What is it?
    A coffin

  25. There is one that has a head without an eye, And there’s one that has an eye without a head. You may find the answer if you try; And when all is said, Half the answer hangs upon a thread. What is it?
    A needle and thread

  26. This old one runs forever, but never moves at all. He has no lungs nor throat, but still a mighty roaring call. What is it?
    A waterfall

  27. Throw me off the highest building, and I’ll not break. But put me in the ocean, and I will. What am I?
    Tissue paper

  28. Walk on the living, they don’t even mumble. Walk on the dead, they mutter and grumble. What are they?

  29. What belongs to you but is used more by others?
    Your name

  30. What breaks yet never falls, and what falls yet never breaks?
    Day and night

  31. What can you catch but not throw?
    A cold

  32. What can you keep after giving it to someone?
    Your word

  33. What goes through cities and fields but never moves?
    A road

  34. What has a bottom at the top?

  35. What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in a thousand years?
    The letter “m”

  36. What do you call a bear with no teeth?
    A gummy bear

  37. What do you call a fake noodle?
    An impasta

  38. What do you call a singing laptop?
    A Dell

  39. What do you call a sleepwalking nun?
    A roamin’ Catholic

  40. What do you call cheese that isn’t yours?
    Nacho cheese

  41. What do you call corn that joins the army?

  42. What do you call four bullfighters in quicksand?
    Quattro sinko

  43. What do you call someone with no body and no nose?
    Nobody knows

  44. What do you get from a pampered cow?
    Spoiled milk

  45. What do you get if you cross a snowman and a vampire?

  46. What does a nosy pepper do?
    Gets jalapeño business

  47. What has ears but cannot hear?
    A cornfield

  48. What kind of pics do a cloud like best?

  49. What kind of noise does a witch’s vehicle make?
    Brrrroooom, brrroooom

  50. What lies at the bottom of the ocean and twitches?
    A nervous wreck

  51. Where do math teachers go on vacation?
    Times Square

  52. Where do polar bears keep their money?
    In a snow bank

  53. Why are ghosts bad liars?
    You can see right through them

  54. Why did the coffee file a police report?
    It got mugged

  55. Why did the cookie go to the doctor?
    Because it was feeling crumbly

  56. Why did the scarecrow win an award?
    Because he was outstanding in his field

  57. Why do bees have sticky hair?
    Because they use honeycombs

  58. Why don’t oysters share their pearls?
    Because they’re shellfish

  59. Why does a Moon-rock taste better than an Earth-rock?
    Because it’s a little meteor

  60. Why don’t scientists trust atoms?
    Because they make up everything

  61. Do you know why I look like I do?
    It’s genetics

  62. Have you heard about the chocolate record player?
    It sounds pretty sweet

  63. How do you drown a hipster?
    Throw him in the mainstream

  64. How do you make a Kleenex dance?
    Put a little boogie in it!

  65. How many apples grow on a tree?
    All of them

  66. If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring?

  67. Want to hear a pizza joke?
    Never mind, it’s too cheesy

  68. What animal is always at a baseball game?
    A bat

  69. What’s the difference between a guitar and a fish?
    You can’t tuna fish

  70. Why can’t a nose be 12 inches long?
    Because then it would be a foot

  71. A man dies of old age on his 25th birthday. How is this possible?
    He was born on February 29th

  72. A sundial has the fewest moving parts of any timepiece. Which has the most?
    An hourglass, with thousands of grains of sand

  73. I am the beginning of the end, and the end of time and space. I am essential to creation, and I surround every place. What am I?
    The letter “e”

  74. I have a name that’s not mine, and no one cares about me in their prime. People cry at my sight, and lie by me all day and night. What am I?
    A tombstone

  75. I start with M, end with X, and have a never-ending number of letters. What am I?
    A mailbox

  76. I turn my head and you may go where you want. I turn it again and you will stay till you rot. I have no face but I live or die by my crooked teeth. What am I?
    A key

  77. If you drop me, I’m sure to crack. Give me a smile, and I’ll always smile back. What am I?
    A mirror

  78. My name is long, my shape is square. Letters make my face, and just one number makes my hair. What am I?
    A book

  79. My tail is long, my coat is brown, I like the country, I like the town. I can live in a house or live in a shed, and I come out to play when you are in bed. What am I?
    A mouse

  80. No matter how little or how much you use me, you change me every month. What am I?
    A calendar

  81. People walk in and out of me. They push and I follow. When they walk out on me, I close up and I stay waiting for the next person to walk into my life when I have a more open mind. What am I?
    A door

  82. The more you take away, the larger it becomes. What is it?
    A hole

  83. There is one in every corner and two in every room. What is it?
    The letter “o”

  84. There was a green house. Inside the green house, there was a white house. Inside the white house, there was a red house. Inside the red house, there were lots of babies. What is it?
    A watermelon

  85. They come at night without being called, and are lost in the day without being stolen. What are they?

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  86. What belongs to you but other people use it more than you?
    Your name

  87. What breaks yet never falls, and what falls yet never breaks?
    Day and night

  88. What can run but never walks, has a mouth but never talks, has a head but never weeps, has a bed but never sleeps?
    A river

  89. What can you catch but not throw?
    A cold

  90. What can you keep after giving to someone?
    Your word

  91. What goes through cities and fields but never moves?
    A road

  92. What goes up and down but never moves?

  93. What has a neck but no head, two arms but no hands?
    A shirt

  94. What has a thumb and four fingers but is not alive?
    A glove

  95. What has a tongue but cannot talk?
    A shoe

  96. What has an eye but cannot see?
    A needle

  97. What has keys but no locks, space but no room, you can enter but not go in?
    A keyboard

  98. What has legs but doesn’t walk?
    A table

  99. What has teeth but cannot bite?
    A comb

  100. What has words but never speaks?
    A book

  101. What is black when it’s clean and white when it’s dirty?
    A blackboard

  102. What is it that lives if it is fed, and dies if you give it a drink?

  103. What is it that when you take away the whole, you still have some left over?

  104. What is made of water but if you put it into water it will die?
    An ice cube

  105. What is seen in the middle of March and April that can’t be seen at the beginning or end of either month?
    The letter “r”

  106. How does a farmer mend his pants?
    With cabbage patches

  107. How does the moon cut his hair?
    Eclipse it

  108. I’m so good at sleeping I can do it with my eyes closed. What am I?

  109. If you have me, you want to share me. If you share me, you haven’t got me. What am I?
    A secret

  110. Is it crazy how saying sentences backwards creates backwards sentences saying how crazy it is?

  111. There’s only one thing I know. It’s a lot of fun to blow. What is it?

  112. What always comes into the house through the keyhole?
    A key

  113. What begins with T, ends with T, and has T in it?
    A teapot

  114. What goes up when the rain goes down?
    An umbrella

  115. What has a face and two hands but no arms or legs?
    A clock

  116. What has a foot on each side and one in the middle?
    A yardstick

  117. What has four wheels and flies?
    A garbage truck

  118. What happens once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in a thousand years?
    The letter “m”

  119. What is a cat’s favorite color?

  120. What is always coming but never arrives?

  121. What is full of holes but can still hold water?
    A sponge

  122. What is so delicate that even mentioning it breaks it?

  123. What is the Easter Bunny’s favorite restaurant?

  124. What is the longest word in the dictionary?
    Smiles, because there is a mile between the first and last letters

  125. What lays around all day and is bright and sunny?
    Day light

  126. What musical instrument is found in the bathroom?
    A tuba toothpaste

  127. What starts with E, ends with E, and has only one letter in it?
    An envelope

  128. What’s Irish and stays out all night?
    Paddy O’Furniture

  129. What’s at the end of a rainbow?
    The letter “w”

  130. When does Friday come before Thursday?
    In the dictionary

  131. Where can you always find money?
    In the dictionary

  132. Where do cows go on Friday nights?
    They go to the moo-vies

  133. Why are frogs so happy?
    They eat whatever bugs them

  134. Why are teddy bears never hungry?
    Because they’re always stuffed

  135. Why did the robber take a bath before he stole from the bank?
    He wanted to make a clean getaway

  136. Why did the scarecrow win an award?
    Because he was outstanding in his field

  137. Why is dark spelled with a “k” and not a “c”?
    Because you can’t “c” in the dark

  138. Would a cardboard belt be a waist of paper?

  139. If a train station is where the train stops, what is a workstation?
    Where work stops

  140. Love potions may smell sweet, but what kind of vessels should they be kept in?
    Vials of endearment

  141. What do snowmen eat for breakfast?
    Frosted Flakes

  142. Why did the scarecrow win an award?
    Because he was outstanding in his field

  143. What do elves learn in school?
    The elf-abet

  144. Why did the turkey cross the road?
    It was the chicken’s day off

  145. What do you call a snowman in July?
    A puddle

  146. What do you call Santa when he stops moving?
    Santa Pause

  147. What did Adam say on the day before Christmas?
    It’s Christmas, Eve!

  148. What did one snowman say to the other snowman?
    Do you smell carrot?

  149. What did the Christmas Tree say to the ornament?
    Aren’t you tired of just hanging around?

  150. What did the gingerbread man put on his bed?
    A cookie sheet!

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  151. What do snowmen do on the weekends?
    Chill out

  152. What do you call a duck in a pickup truck on Valentine’s Day?
    A good plucker for a date

  153. What do you call Frosty the Snowman in May?
    A puddle

  154. What do you call a witch who lives at the beach?
    A sand-witch

  155. What do you get if you cross an apple with a Christmas tree?
    A pineapple

  156. What do you give a pumpkin who is trying to quit smoking?
    A pumpkin patch

  157. What does a gingerbread man put on his bed?
    Cookie sheets

  158. What falls but never hits the ground?
    The temperature

  159. What falls in winter but never gets hurt?

  160. What goes up when the rain comes down?
    An umbrella

  161. What happened to the turkey that got in a fight?
    He got the stuffing knocked out of him

  162. What has a jolly laugh, brings you presents and comes only once a year?
    Santa Claus

  163. What holiday do eggs hate the most?

  164. What is a Halloween monster’s favorite holiday?
    Valentine’s Day – he likes his women with a little heart

  165. What is green, white, and red all over?
    A sunburned elf

  166. What is red and white, red and white, and red and white?
    Santa Claus rolling down a hill

  167. What kind of bug hates the winter?
    A stink bug

  168. What kind of car does a reindeer like to drive?
    A toy-ota

  169. What kind of key do you need for a haunted house?
    A spoo-key

  170. What kind of music do elves like?
    Wrap music

  171. What kind of photos do elves take?

  172. What’s a ghost’s favorite dessert?
    I scream

  173. What’s a snowman’s favorite snack?
    Ice Krispy treats

  174. What’s the best thing to put into a Christmas cake?
    Your teeth

  175. Why are Christmas trees so bad at knitting?
    Because they always drop their needles


Ultimately, laughter is the best medicine, and these hilarious Dad Riddles are sure to bring a smile to your face and lighten up any gathering.

Whether you’re a fan of classic, funny, clever, corny, or seasonal riddles, this extensive collection has something for everyone.

So, the next time you find yourself at a party or family gathering, pull out a few of these gems and watch as the laughter ensues.

Don’t be surprised if you become the life of the party! If you enjoyed this collection of Dad Riddles, share your favorite Dad Riddles in the comments below and keep the laughter going!

Jennifer Martinez

Jennifer Martinez is a riddle creator who delights in crafting brainteasers for her audience. She holds a degree in Mathematics from the University of Chicago, which helps her design intricate and engaging puzzles. When Jennifer isn't busy with riddles, she loves solving Sudoku, hiking in the mountains, and practicing yoga.

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