September 12, 2014

Alphabet riddles for young language learners!

I was recently in Konya, Turkey with a great team of teacher educators from SELT Academy giving an initial teacher training program to Algerian teachers who are going to teach in Turkish schools. Everyday we had lots of fun sharing jokes during our a  30-minute van ride to school.  Here I share one topic we really enjoyed: alphabet riddles. 

What letter is liquid but you can not drink it?
C (sea), or even P (pee)!

What letter is Canadian?
A (eh?)

What letter can come after U?
B (bee)

What letter is a part of our body?
I (eye)

What letter is always surprised?
O (oh!) or G (gee!)

What letter is a vegetable?
P (pea)

What letter is a girl’s name?
N (Ann)

What letter makes you wait?
Q (queue)

Which letter is in doubt?
B (to be or not to be)

What letter is very curious?
Y (why?)

What letters are verbs?
B (be), C (see), Q(queue), and P(pee)

What letter is yummy?
M (hmmm)

What letter is a bird?
J (jay)

What letter are children always asked about?
H (age)

What letter is always wet?
C (sea), T (tea) or P (pee)

What is the end of everything?

What begins with T ends with T and is filled with tea?
A teapot!

What did A and B get in the music store?

Which two letters are always jealous?

Which 3 letters of the alphabet make everything in the world move?
NRG (energy!)

What happens once in a minute, twice in a moment but never in a thousand years?
The letter M!

These alphabet riddles are great for you to use during warm ups, wrap ups, or whenever you notice that the energy in your class is getting low. Enjoy them with your students! 

Do you know any others? 
Do you challenge your students with riddles? 

Send you all a huge hug,


Thanks to Mohamed Bendjebbar for teaching me many of these! 

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  1. Biiiiiiiiig like!! I enjoy reading it :D

    1. Thank you Najjar! Enjoy the funny riddles with your students. Hugs!!!

  2. you are always welcome dear Juan :) I also have learned many things from you so thank you so much. Huuuuuuugs!!

  3. Pretty cool alphabet riddles Juan, do you plan on posting anymore? Going to share these with my students. Also wanted to share another one with you I found and maybe you can add to your page: How Many Letters In The Alphabet


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