Hey Dad – Let’s Talk is a series of activities that allows Dad’s to spend time and bond with their kids. They include a variety of Creative activities from Riddles, Puzzles, Information Tit Bits, Trivia, Quiz, stories etc. Activities that you can discuss, stuff that is interesting and exploratory. Each activity should take 20 – 30 minutes and the best time to spend time with your kids is before you tuck them to Bed.
For this session – here are a dozen interesting Trivia questions that are simple riddles where you need to think creatively. The answers are at the end of the questions – so that these riddles can tickle your intelligence also before you spend time with your kids on them.
1. I’m light as a feather, yet the strongest man can’t hold me for more than 5 minutes. What am I ?
2. Your parents have Six Sons including you and each son has one sister. How many people are in the family ?
3. Name a dress that you can never wear
4. A man came to a hotel on a horse. He arrived on Saturday and stayed for one night. He left the hotel on Friday. How is that possible?
5. What are two things you can never eat for Breakfast?
6. What’s Orange and sounds like a Parrot?
7.What is the centre of Gravity?
8. What loses its Head in the Morning and gets it back at Night?
9. What kind of Coat can only be put on when wet?
10.What has 4 fingers and a thumb, but is not living?
11. How many seconds are there in a year?
12. What has 3 feet but cannot walk?
Here are the answers to the above questions in chronological order
1. Your Breath
2. Nine – 2 Parents + 6 Boys + 1 Sister
4. The name of the Horse is Friday
5. Lunch & Dinner
6. A Carrot
7. “V” – its the alphabet at the centre of the word Gravity
8. A Pillow
9. A Coat of Paint
10. A Glove
11. Only 12 – One in every month Jan 2 , Feb 2 …..
12. A YARD
And if you finished these 12 questions fast and still have some time here is a fun story from the Panchatantra with a nice moral. The moral is significant given the recent cases we have seen in schools where small children have been targeted
Tale of the Three Fishes
Three fishes named Anagatavidhata, Pratyutpannamati and Yadbhavishya lived in a certain pond, along with many other fishes.
One afternoon, some fishermen were passing by the pond. They investigated the pond, and agreed that the pond was full of fishes. Since, they were already returning after catching fishes, and already had a big haul, they decided to come back the next morning.
They discussed, “This pond is full of fishes, and there are many big ones too. We have never caught fishes in this pond. Let us come back tomorrow morning.”
The three fishes were swimming on the surface when they heard the fishermen discuss their plans.
The first fish panicked. He immediately assembled all other fishes and told them what they had heard. He said, “Tomorrow morning, the fishermen will arrive to catch us. I do not want to die like this. So, I will leave with my family at the earliest. I advise all of you to follow me. It will not be wise for anybody to stay here any longer!”
The second fish agreed, “I shall follow you, my friend, for what you say is correct. It will be unwise to remain here anymore!”
But the third fish disagreed. He laughed at the two fishes, and said to the fishes assembled, “See how cowardly these two act! This pond belonged to our forefathers, and it is our home now. For so long, no harm has ever come to the fishes of this pond.”
He continued, “Just because some fishermen were discussing their plans, is no reason for us to panic and leave our home. Those who agree with me, I advise them to stay where we belong and not go to some unknown place.”
He further said, “O Friends, the scriptures state that when the time for one’s death arrives, one is not spared. If death has to come, let us rather die bravely in our home!”
Thus, the fishes of the ponds got divided into two groups. The group that wanted to stay laughed at the other group. However, within the very evening, the families of the first two fishes started their journey to a different pond through a small outlet. They were followed by many who believed them.
The next morning the fishermen arrived as they had planned, and trapped all the fishes that remained in the pond by casting net all over the pond.
Not a single fish was spared, and the fishermen were overjoyed with the big haul of fishes that they had caught.
Moral of the Story :
When you see a danger coming, act immediately.