Einstein’s Riddle: Detective-Style Logic Activity

Last Updated: May 16, 2018

Einstein’s Riddle: Detective-Style Logic Activity

Einstein’s riddle is a challenging detective-style activity where students have to use logic to solve the nationality, pet, drink, color and hobby of each home owner.

It’s believed that at a young age, Albert Einstein created this riddle. Eventually, it made its way as a head-scratcher activity that even challenges your brightest students.

Because of its difficulty, we have provided answers to Einstein’s riddle below. But if you’re brave enough, you can give it a shot with just the clues.

Einstein’s Riddle Questions

1. The British man lives in the red house.
2. The Swedish man keeps dogs as pets.
3. The Danish man drinks tea.
4. The German plays soccer.
5. The green house’s owner drinks coffee.
6. The owner who plays baseball has birds.
7. The owner who plays basketball lives next to the one who keeps cats.
8. The Norwegian lives in the first house.
9. The owner who plays the violin drinks beer.
10. The owner of the yellow house plays the piano.
11. The owner living in the center house drinks milk.
12. The owner who keeps the horse lives next to the one who plays the piano.
13. The green house is on the immediate left of the white house.
14. The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.
15. The owner who plays basketball lives next to the one who drinks water.

Einstein’s Riddle Answers

1. Norwegian, Yellow, Cat, Water, Piano
2. Danish, Blue, Horse, Tea, Basketball
3. British, Red, Birds, Milk, Baseball
4. German, Green, Fish, Coffee, Soccer
5. Swedish, White, Dogs, Beer, Violin

Related Einstein Riddle Worksheets

If you need more Einstein’s Riddle type of worksheets, see our free printable activity sheets below.

All of our worksheets are free to use for any purpose and ready to print for your classroom.

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