Riddle for kids: Measurement
Have you ever had your kids in the kitchen? Watching them measure ingredients into a bowl can be amusing at times. "Half of this, a quarter of that and a full cup of … don't spill it!" This riddle will test their measuring knowledge and give them a giggle, too.
What you need:
You won't need anything at all to tell the riddle.
But if you choose to act out your riddle you will need:
- 2L jug of water
- 3 cup (750ml) measuring jug
- 5 cup (1.2L) measuring jug
Number of players:
You have a jug full of water from which you have to remove exactly one cup. You only have a three-cup measuring container and a five-cup measuring container. How will you remove exactly one cup?
Fill the three-cup container with water and then pour all three cups of water into the five-cup container. Fill the three cup container with water again, and then use it to fill the five-cup container the rest of the way. The five cup container will only take 2 more cups and the water left in the three-cup container will be only one cup.
- Gather the materials and test this one out. You can even leave the riddle out with no visible solution to puzzle the kids.