Last Updated on July 21, 2023 by Bilingual Kidspot
Tongue twisters for kids that are fun and challenging and will help your kids English language and pronunciation skills too. Some of these short tongue twisters are easy to say once but when you try to say them a few times over and over, they can become more difficult.
What Is A Tongue Twister?
A tongue twister is a sequence of words or sounds that are difficult to pronounce quickly and correctly.
A tongue twister often contains repetition of the same sounds or letters can be a real challenge trying to say the phrase without twisting your tongue!
We love using tongue twisters with our kids as a language tool, they are fun so the kids don’t realise they are learning!
Benefits Of Tongue Twisters For Kids
While tongue twisters for kids can be really fun, there are also lots of great benefits too especially for those trying to learn English.
Tongue twisters for kids helps speech development
These English tongue twisters help kids with their pronunciation and articulation of words, which can improve their speech development.
Tongue twisters for kids improves their language skills
When children repeat tongue twisters over and over, this helps to improve their vocabulary and also sentence structure.
Tongue twisters for kids improves cognitive skills
Tongue twisters are also good for the brain! When kids practice tongue twisters it challenges things such as their memory, concentration, and problem-solving abilities.
Tongue twisters for kids are fun
Everyone loves a bit of fun, and when it is educational it’s even better! Tongue twisters are also great fun to learn by yourself, and also great fun to tr with friends or family.
Tongue twisters for kids builds confidence
Tongue twisters can be a huge confidence booster. When kids can finally master the tongue twister after practicing over and over, it can give children a sense of accomplishment and they feel more confident in their language abilities.
Best Tongue Twisters for Kids
Here are some of our favourite tongue twisters for kids. Adults should try them too, they’re not as simple as they first seem, especially if you try to say them repeatedly.
1. A big black bear sat on a big black rug
2. She sells seashells by the seashore
3. Can you can a can as a canner can can a can?
4. If a dog chews shoes, whose shoes does he choose?
5. Scissors sizzle, thistles sizzle.
6. How can a clam cram in a clean cream can?
7. Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear. Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair. Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn’t fuzzy, was he?
8. Thin sticks, thick bricks
9. The hippos heard the hunter’s hiccups and hurried home to hide.
10. Tom threw Tim three thumbtacks
11. How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
12. Pre-shrunk silk shirts
13. Ed had edited it
14. I saw a kitten eating chicken in the kitchen
15. I like New York, unique New York, I like unique New York
16. Near an ear, a nearer ear, a nearly eerie ear
17. Two tried and true tridents
18. Which witch is which?
19. A tutor who tooted the flute tried to teach two young tooters to toot.
Said the two to the tutor, ‘Is it harder to toot, or to tutor two tooters to toot
20. Snap crackle pop
21. I slit the sheet, the sheet I slit, and on the slitted sheet I sit
22. He threw three free throws
13. We surely shall see the sun shine soon
24. Which wristwatches are Swiss wristwatches?
25. Can you can a can as a canner can a can?
26. Thirty-three thousand feathers on a thrushes throat.
27. No needs to light a night-light On a light night like tonight.
28. If two witches would watch two watches, which witch would watch which watch?
29. Six sick hicks nick six slick bricks with picks and sticks.
30. Fred fed Ted bread, and Ted fed Fred bread
31. I wish to wash my Irish wristwatch
32. Nine nice night nurses nursing nicely
33. Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers
A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers
Where’s the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?
34. Six sticky skeletons
35. Eleven benevolent elephants
36. Linda-Lou Lambert loves lemon lollipop lipgloss.
37. Near an ear, a nearer ear, a nearly eerie ear.38. Red lorry, yellow lorry
39. If eight great apes ate eighty-eight grapes, guess how many grapes each great ape ate.
40. Betty Botter bought some butter
But she said the butter’s bitter
If I put it in my batter, it will make my batter bitter
But a bit of better butter will make my batter better
So ‘twas better Betty Botter bought a bit of better butter
41. I wish to wish the wish you wish to wish, but if you wish the wish the witch wishes, I won’t wish the wish you wish to wish
42. Roberta ran rings around the Roman ruins.
43. The great Greek grape growers grow great Greek grapes.
44. One-one was a race horse. Two-two was one too. One-one won one race. Two-two won one too.
45. Why do you cry, Willy? Why, Willy? Why why why? Why do you cry? Willy, Willy! Willy cry, why you cry, Willy?
46. Yellow butter, purple jelly, red jam, black bread. Spread it thick, say it quick! Yellow butter, purple jelly, red jam, black bread. Spread it thicker, say it quicker! Yellow butter, purple jelly, red jam, black bread. Don’t eat until you are spreading it like a spread.
47. Lesser leather never weathered wetter weather better
48. He threw three free throws.
49. A skunk sat on a stump and thunk the stump stunk, but the stump thunk the skunk stunk
Tongue Twisters for Kids & Adults
Tongue twisters for kids are great, but adults can also try these too. It can be fun trying to master these tongue twisters in a group or friends or with family. Do you have any simple tongue twisters we should try out? Perhaps you know some more challenging English tongue twisters? Let us know!
If you are looking at more ways to master English pronunciation see these posts.