How To Write Homophone Riddles

What do you call a jumbo jet before it’s painted?

The answer to this riddle (which you will find near the bottom of this page) is a pair of homophones. Children love solving riddles and also creating their own.

This material can be used across KS1 – KS3 to both introduce the concept of homophones to younger children and for re-visiting it in subsequent years to consolidate the children’s knowledge.

This resource is intended to foster youngster’s confidence and skill in navigating the quirks of English spelling by making it a game to engage with, rather than a problem to worry about.

In the PowerPoint presentation the children are introduced to an alien creature called Korb who lives on the far away planet of SPaG. Korb explains to the children what a homophone is and then shows them how they can create teasing riddles. The answer to each riddle is always a pair of homophone words.

Look out for another Goodeyedeers resource called ‘Homophone Riddle-Poems’ where you will meet Korb’s alien friend, Riya.

The answer to the riddle at the top of this page is – a plain plane!

All the money raised from the sale of this resources is donated to a local charity for children called MedEquip4Kids.

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Created: Nov 11, 2016

Updated: Jun 16, 2019

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