March 24, 2021

Holidays Week Morning Riddles (3-24-2021)

by Chompers

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See if you can figure out the answers to these holiday riddles!

Where to Listen


>> Rachel: Rise and shine, it's time for Chompers, your morning and night toothbrushing show. 

Start brushing on the top of your mouth, and brush the inside, outside and chewing side of each tooth. 

>> KIDS: 3, 2, 1 brush!

>> Rachel: It’s Holidays Week, and today we’ve got some celebratory riddles for you to figure out. 

Here's your first one: 

You get this from a candle

From a bulb or from the sun

It helps you read a book at night

And you turn it off when the day is done 

What is this? 


Switch to the other side of the top of your mouth, and brush those front teeth too

A lot of holidays celebrate using light! Diwali is a festival of lights from India where people light little oil lamps called DIYAS to light up the night and cast away darkness. And in Lyon, France Christians celebrate the festival of lights by filling their window sills with candles and covering the city with strings of lights. 

Switch to the bottom of your mouth, and don't brush too hard

Here’s your next riddle: 

After the coldest months 

But before the summer’s heat 

This season brings new flowers 

And means winter is complete 

What are we talking about? 


The spring is a time of celebration all over the world. But not everyone celebrates the end of winter in the same way

Switch your brushing to the other side of bottom of your mouth, and brush the molars in the way back too 

People in Japan celebrate the arrival of spring with a Holiday called Setsubun, where they cast out bad luck by throwing beans out their front door. Persian and Iranian people celebrate the spring with a holiday called Nowruz, when they do a deep clean their homes, and visit family. And in India they welcome spring with a festival called Holi, where people splatter each other with colorful powder!

That’s it for Chompers today, but come back tonight for more merry riddles. Until then, 

>> KIDS: 3, 2, 1 spit!