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Nursery Rhymes and Riddles by Mother Goose

 
 

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Nursery Rhyme Riddles

Nursery Rhyme Riddle 1:

There was a girl in our town,
Silk an' satin was her gown,
Silk an' satin, gold an' velvet,
Guess her name, three times I've telled it.

Answer

 

 

Nursery Rhyme Riddle 2:

As soft as silk, as white as milk,
As bitter as gall, a thick green wall,
And a green coat covers me all.

What am I?

 

 

Nursery Rhyme Riddle 3:

Make three fourths of a cross,
And a circle complete;
And let two semicircles
On a perpendicular meet;
Next add a triangle
That stands on two feet;
Next two semicircles,
And a circle complete.

What am I?

 

Nursery Rhyme Riddle 4:

Flour of England, fruit of Spain,
Met together in a shower of rain;
Put in a bag tied round with a string,
If you'll tell me this riddle, I'll give you a ring.

What am I?

 

 

Nursery Rhyme Riddle 5:

In marble walls as white as milk,
Lined with a skin as soft as silk,
Within a fountain crystal clear,
A golden apple doth appear.
No doors there are to this stronghold,
Yet thieves break in and steal the gold.

What am I?

 

 

Nursery Rhyme Riddle 6:

Little Nanny Etticoat,
In a white petticoat,
And a red nose;
The longer she stands,
The shorter she grows.

What is she?

 

 

Nursery Rhyme Riddle 7:

Long legs, crooked thighs,
Little head and no eyes.

What am I?

 

 

Nursery Rhyme Riddle 8:

Thirty white horses upon a red hill,
Now they tramp, now they champ, now they stand still.

What are we?

 

 

Nursery Rhyme Riddle 9:

Formed long ago, yet made to-day,
Employed while others sleep;
What few would like to give away,
Nor any wish to keep.

What am I?

 

 

Nursery Rhyme Riddle 10:

Lives in winter,
Dies in summer,
And grows with its root upwards.

What am I?

 

 

Nursery Rhyme Riddle 11:

Two legs sat upon three legs,
With one leg in his lap;
In comes four legs
And runs away with one leg;
Up jumps two legs,
Catches up three legs,
Throws it after four legs,
And makes him drop one leg.

What are we?

 

 

Nursery Rhyme Riddle 12:

Thomas a Tattamus took two T's,
To tie two tups to two tall trees,
To frighten the terrible Thomas a Tattamus!
Tell me how many T's there are in all THAT!

Answer

 

 

Nursery Rhyme Riddle 13:

Old Mother Twitchett had but one eye,
And a long tail which she let fly;
And every time she went over a gap,
She left a bit of her tail in a trap.

What are we?

 

 

Nursery Rhyme Riddle 14:

As I went through a garden gap,
Who should I meet but Dick Red-Cap!
A stick in his hand, a stone in his throat,
If you'll tell me this riddle,
I'll give you a groat.

What am I?

 

 

Nursery Rhyme Riddle 15:

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall;
All the king's horses and all the king's men
Cannot put Humpty Dumpty together again.

What am I?

 

 

Nursery Rhyme Riddle 16:

As I was going to St. Ives,
I met a man with seven wives,
Every wife had seven sacks,
Every sack had seven cats,
Every cat had seven kits -
Kits, cats, sacks, and wives,
How many were going to St. Ives?

Math Answer:


Nursery Rhyme Songs

Through the years, Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes have served many uses in the classroom. Here are some of our integrated suggestions:

Our collection of Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes is sorted alphabetically by title and first line of rhyme:

1 A B C D E F G H I J K
L M N O P Q R S T U W Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

Answers to Riddles:

Riddle 1 Answer:

Ann

return

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Riddle 2 Answer:

a walnut

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Riddle 3 Answer:

Tobacco

return

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Riddle 4 Answer:

A plum-pudding

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Riddle 5 Answer:

An egg

return

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Riddle 6 Answer:

A candle

return

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Riddle 7 Answer:

A pair of tongs

return

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Riddle 8 Answer:

Your teeth

return

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Riddle 9 Answer:

A bed

return

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Riddle 10 Answer:

An icicle

return

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Riddle 11 Answer:

A man, a stool, a leg of mutton, and a dog.

return

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Riddle 12 Answer:

2

return

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Riddle 13 Answer:

A needle and thread.

return

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Riddle 14 Answer:

A cherry.

return

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Riddle 15 Answer:

An egg.

return

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Riddle 16 Answer:

Only one was going to St. Ives.

return

 

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