130+ Funny Tongue Twisters: Fun for Families and Kids

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We had so much fun putting our riddles for kids post together. I am always pulling the riddles out randomly to challenge the kids. They love it!  But our latest fascination is tongue twisters for kids.

Tongue Twisters have been around for many many years and are such a fun way to try to challenge yourself and your kids to say them to see if you can. It is not always about the speed of the tongue twister but how clearly you can say it too.

Tongue twisters are often similar words which follow one another but differ in certain syllables.

Once your kids learn some tongue twisters you will see them excited to go to school or visit a relative and show off their ability to do tongue twisters.

Be sure to check out how to turn tongue twisters into a fun family game at the bottom of this post!

Tongue twisters aren’t only great and fun to say. They also are a great way to help kids with diction.

People have been making tongue twisters for ages and mainly do it for amusement but many people use them for articulation exercises such as radio hosts and politicians to help with their professional speaking! So if your child has a dream to become an actor, television host, or even a radio DJ host tongue twisters are a great way for them to practice and be prepared for when their big break comes.

Think your family would like a little tongue curling challenge? Ready to make your children laugh? You will find that your children will find the funniest part of tongue twisters are the silly mistakes they make while trying to master these tongue twisters.

“But our latest fascination is tongue twisters …”

Remember when you were a kid and you heard a tongue twister for the first time? It was probably the famous Betty Botter one or perhaps something else that was introduced to you by your parents, friends, or teachers.

You kept trying to get the sentences right and say them as quickly as possible. It was a fun and challenging game that everyone wanted to win.

“Tongue Twisters have been around for …”

Try one of these tongue twisters for kids!

100+ Tongue Twisters for Kids

We’ve tried to categorize these, but truthfully… They’re all pretty funny and not-so-easy!

Below you’ll find some of our favorite hard tongue twisters, funny tongue twisters and short tongue twisters for kids.

If you’re playing with a very young child, you might want to jump to the shorter tongue twisters… Simply because it will be hard for the younger ones with shorter attention spans to “stay with you” on longer sentences!

tongue twisters for kids

36 Hard Tongue Twisters

All set to twist your tongue to the most extreme level! These unique tongue twisters that are hard on the difficulty meter would be just apt for you.

  1. Any noise annoys an oyster but a noisy noise annoys an oyster more.
  2. If a black bug bleeds black blood, what color blood does a blue bug bleed?
  3. If two witches were watching two watches: which witch would watch which watch?
  4. Rory’s lawn rake rarely rakes really right.
  5. She sold six shabby sheared sheep on ship.
  6. Mix a box of mixed biscuits with a boxed biscuit mixer.
  7. If you notice this notice, you will notice that this notice is not worth noticing
  8. The bottom of the butter bucket is the buttered bucket bottom.
  9. Vincent vowed vengeance very vehemently.
  10. Does your sport shop stock short socks with spots?
  11. Many mumbling mice are making merry music in the moonlight.
  12. The boot black brought the black boot back.
  13. Super-duper storm troopers whoop it up at Death Star groupers: helmet thrashing, rebel bashing, laser blasting at party poopers.
  14. No need to light a night-light on a light night like tonight.
  15. Shave a single shingle thin.
  16. I saw Susie sitting in a shoe shine shop.
  17. A big black bug bit a big black bear made the big black bear bleed blood.
  18. I slit a sheet, a sheet I slit. Upon the slitted sheet I sit
  19. The sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick.
  20. Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager managing an imaginary menagerie.
  21. Kindly kittens knitting mittens keep kazooing in the king’s kitchen.
  22. Brisk brave brigadiers brandished broad bright blades, blunderbusses, and bludgeons balancing them badly
  23. Rory the warrior and Roger the worrier were reared wrongly in a rural brewery
  24. A skunk sat on a stump and thunk the stump stunk, but the stump thunk the skunk stunk.
  25. Lesser leather never weathered wetter weather better.
  26. She saw Sharif’s shoes on the sofa. But was she so sure those were Sharif’s shoes she saw?
  27. To begin to toboggan first buy a toboggan, but don’t buy too big a toboggan. Too big a toboggan is too big a toboggan to buy to begin to toboggan.
  28. Hassock hassock, black spotted hassock. Black spot on a black back of a black spotted hassock.
  29. On a lazy laser raiser lies a laser ray eraser.
  30. Did Dick Pickens prick his pinkie pickling cheap cling peaches in an inch of Pinch or framing his famed French finch photos?
  31. Betty bought butter but the butter was bitter, so Betty bought better butter to make the bitter butter better.
  32. Pad kid poured curd-pulled cod.
  33. If you must cross a course cross cow across a crowded cow crossing, cross the coarse cross cow across the crowded cow crossing carefully.
  34. Six sleek swans swam swiftly southwards.
  35. The thirty-three thieves thought that they thrilled the throne throughout Thursday
  36. As he gobbled the cakes on his plate,
    the greedy ape said as he ate,
    the greener green grapes are,
    the keener-keen apes are
    to gobble green grape cakes.
    They’re great!

35 Funny Tongue Twisters

All set for a laughter riot! What could be better than these amazing funny tongue twisters that would make you roar with laughter? 

  1. I saw a saw that could out saw any other saw I ever saw.
  2. A big bug bit the little beetle but the little beetle bit the big bug back.
  3. A sailor went to sea To see, what he could see. And all he could see Was sea, sea, sea.
  4. How much wood could a wood chuck; chuck if a wood chuck could chuck wood
  5. Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear, Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair, FuzzyWuzzy wasn’t very fuzzy… was he???
  6. I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream
  7. Toy boat. Toy boat. Toy boat.
  8. Twelve twins twirled twelve twigs.
  9. Five frantic frogs fled from fifty fierce fishes.
  10. A synonym for cinnamon is a cinnamon synonym.
  11. The great Greek grape growers grow great Greek grapes
  12. Six socks sit in a sink, soaking in soap suds
  13. I saw a kitten eating chicken in the kitchen.
  14. Six sick hicks nick six slick bricks with picks and sticks.
  15. Background background, black, black, brown, brown.
  16. If a dog chews shoes, whose shoes does he choose?
  17. How many yaks could a yak pack, pack if a yak pack could pack yaks?
  18. Can you can a can as a canner can can a can?
  19. A big bug bit the little beetle but the little beetle bit the big bug back.
  20. Double bubble gum, bubbles double.
  21. Linda-Lou Lambert Loves Lemon Lollipop Lipgloss
  22. Near an ear, a nearer ear, a nearly eerie ear
  23. Susie works in a shoeshine shop. Where she shines she sits, and where she sits she shines
  24. Thirty-three thirsty, thundering thoroughbreds thumped Mr. Thurber on Thursday.
  25. Fresh French fried fly fritters
  26. Gobbling gorgoyles gobbled gobbling goblins.
  27. Many an anemone sees an enemy anemone.
  28. A shapeless sash sags slowly.
  29. Smelly shoes and socks shock sisters.
  30. 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.
  31. I was born on a short, shiny ship at shore
  32. A snake sneaks to seek a snack
  33. Birdie in the sky laid a turdie in my eye.
  34. I was born on a short, shiny ship at the shore.
  35. Ned Nott was shot, and Sam Shott was not, so is it better to be Shott than Nott?

48 Short Tongue Twisters (for the younger kiddos)

The whole family can get a laugh out of tongue twisters, right?

But sometimes the littlest ones need something a bit easier.

Their attention span isn’t as developed, and they’ll get lost in the lengthier ones.  So we compiled a list just for them!

Even your 2-3 year old children will love getting their tongues tied on these!

  1. Daddy Draws Doors
  2. Round and round the rugged rock the ragged rascal ran
  3. Six slippery snails, slid slowly seaward.
  4. Crisp crusts crackle and crunch.
  5. Round the rugged rocks the ragged rascals ran.
  6. Susie sits shinning silver shoes
  7. Which wrist watches are Swiss wrist watches?
  8. Fred fed Ted bread and Ted fed Fred bread
  9. Four furious friends fought for the phone
  10. The cat catchers can’t catch caught cats.
  11. Three fluffy feathers fell from Phoebe’s flimsy fan.
  12. She should shun the shinning sun.
  13. Cooks cook cupcakes quickly.
  14. Betty and Bob brought back blue balloons from the big bazaar.
  15. Little Lillian lets lazy lizards lie along the lily pads
  16. Each Easter Eddie eats eighty Easter eggs.
  17. Green glass globes glow greenly .
  18. Clean clams crammed in clean cans
  19. slimey snake slithered down the sandy Sahara.
  20. She sees cheese.
  21. Bake big batches of bitter brown bread.
  22. Which witch is which?
  23. Elizabeth has eleven elves in her elm tree.
  24. Red Lorry, yellow lorry
  25. A proper copper coffee pot.
  26. Six sticky skeletons.
  27. Sounding by sound is a sound method of sounding sounds.
  28. How can a clam cram in a clean cream can?
  29. Freshly fried fresh flesh.
  30. A noisy noise annoys an oyster.
  31. Betty’s big bunny bobbled by the blueberry bush
  32. Drew Dodd’s dad’s dog’s dead.
  33. Seventy-seven benevolent elephants
  34. Willie’s really weary
  35. Wayne went to wales to watch walruses
  36. Nine nice night nurses nursing nicely
  37. Six slimy snails sailed silently.
  38. Octopus ocular optics.
  39. Send toast to ten tense stout saints’ ten tall tents.
  40. Roberta ran rings around the Roman ruins.
  41. A bragging baker baked black bread.
  42. Shave a single shingle thin.
  43. Dick kicks sticky bricks.
  44. Katie caught the kitten in the kitchen
  45. Sheep should sleep in the shed
  46. Spread it thick, say it quick
  47. The blue bluebird blinks
  48. Fox on clocks on bricks and blocks. Bricks and blocks on Knox on the box.

15 Famous Tongue Twisters For Kids & Adults

Tongue twisters would not just delight your kids. They would even benefit them in several ways. The best thing is that they help strengthen their pronunciation and improve intonation. It’s likely for kids to need help pronouncing certain words. Tongue twisters often help clear the stiffness in the tongue, aiding better pronunciation. 

Here is a collection of tongue twisters for both kids and adults. The difficulty levels range from easy to hard, depending on the age group.

  1. Give papa a cup of proper coffee in a copper coffee cup.
  2. Lucky rabbits like to cause a stir
  3. One-One was a racehorse.
    Two-Two was one, too.
    When One-One won one race,
    Two-Two won one, too.
  1. A happy hippo hopped and hiccupped.
  2. I thought I thought of thinking of thanking you
  3. Top chopstick shops stock top chopsticks
  4. Zebras zig and zebras zag
  5. If practice makes perfect and perfect needs practice, I’m perfectly practiced and practically perfect.
  6. I thought a thought. But the thought I thought wasn’t the thought I thought. If the thought I thought had been the thought I thought, I wouldn’t have thought I thought.
  7. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
  8. Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. How many pickled peppers did Peter Piper pick?
  9. She sells seashells by the seashore.
  10. He threw three free throws
  11. You know New York, you need New York, you know you need unique New York
  12. Scissors sizzle, thistles sizzle

Fun Tongue Twisters from Dr. Seuss

We love the tongue twisters above, but we all know no one compares with the original bard of twisting kids’ tongues: Dr. Seuss.

That’s why one of our favorite Dr. Seuss books is Oh Say Can You Say?

Of course, this book is more than just a set of tongue twisters… It’s a lively classic that kids still love today.

The book is illustrated with all the whimsy of a Dr. Seuss story, and loaded with rhymes and sentences we know you can’t say three times fast.

If this isn’t already part of your collection, it needs to be. Click here to snag Oh Say Can You Say?

tongue twister cards


You can, of course, just run through the list above but why not make a game of it? Here’s how to play the game:

Print the page, cut out each twister line and put them loosely in a bag.

Go around the table and get each person to pull one tongue twister out of the bag for their challenge.

Depending on the age range of those playing or the difficulty of the twister, you can create mini-challenges:

  • See how quickly someone can say their challenge correctly.
  • Try saying the twister over and over and count the number times it’s said before the user messes it up.
  • Say the twister with a straight face, no laughing (this is harder than you think.
  • Play broken telephone, repeating the twister quietly to the person next to you and see what turns out in the end.


When a family comes together for events or holidays, there are many ways they can spend time together and make memories. One of those ways is through silly or engaging games, and something we would highly recommend is tongue twisters.

Why tongue twisters, you might ask? Well, it’s because they’re fun and can be played by people of all age groups.

“Now that you and your kids …”

You could also try your hand at making your own tongue twisters for kids. Do you have a favorite tongue twister that’s not on this list? Share it in the comments!

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112 thoughts on “130+ Funny Tongue Twisters: Fun for Families and Kids”

  1. i can say how much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a wood chuck could chuck wood the woodchuck would chuck as much wood as the woodchuck could if the woodchuck could chuck wood 5 times in one breath. try to top that and i am only 13 years old

    • Very Good Dylan. Tongue twisters can give you confidence in public speaking and the ability overcome fears.

  2. I have an old tongue twister from when I was in elementary school:

  3. My daughter and I have a 30 minute ride each way to cheer each night. It’s an awesome bonding time and we always do riddles, jokes or funny facts from Instagram posts she shares with me. So have to try doing this with her this week. So many of these got me (which I know she’ll point out) but I know I’ll get her with a few (she’s so competitive). Great post!

  4. Comment…wich witch likes beatch thats crazy

    am feeling good loughing out my sorrows

    Keep me updated for new ones



  6. Loved them!!

    I have 2 additional ones for you to try saying 5 times fast.

    1. One blue bug bled blue black blood, the other blue bug bled black.

    2. Rubber baby buggy bumpers.

  7. Love this page just as much as I love the riddles page! If you haven’t seen it I definitely recommend it for you! My favourite is no. 16 about cupcakes. Could you do a tounge Twister about unicorns, as I love them please. Thank you!
    Sally sells sea shells on the sea shore. Now say it really fast????

  8. Say this fast……One smart fellow he felt smart. Two smart fellows they felt smart. Three smart fellows they all felt smart.

  9. I saw this one up there but I didn’t see the answer:

    How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

    A woodchuck would chuck as much wood as a woodchuck could chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck wood.

  10. 1. How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
    He would chuck, he would, as much as he could, and chuck as much wood
    As a woodchuck would if a woodchuck could chuck wood

    2.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

    3. 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?

    Have Fun!

  11. Somewhat how ‘Toy boat, Toy boat, Toy boat’ was the hardest for me and my dad ???? and I love these Toung twisters, great job!

  12. Loved the 8th one .Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear, Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair, Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn’t very fuzzy… was he???


  14. She sells sea shells at the sea sure

    Also I love ????????????.8.fuzzy wazzy was a bear fuzzy wazzy had no hair fuzzy wazzy wasn’t fuzzy was he?????????????????????????????❤️????????????????????????????????????❣️????

  15. Betty bought some butter
    The butter was bitter
    Betty bought some more butter
    To make the bitter butter better butter

    Hope this helped!!
    Nice tongue twisters by the way!

    • I slit the sheet
      The sheet I slit
      And in the slitted sheet I sit

      Sister Suzie’s sewing socks for soldiers
      Sock for soldiers sister Suzie sews,
      If sister Suzie’s sewing socks for soldiers,
      Where’rethe socks for soldiers sister Suzie sews?

  16. I enjoyed reading tounge twisters I liked
    Toy boat, toy boat , toy boat
    Daddy draw doors
    I saw susie sitting on a shoe shine shop

  17. I did not see
    Peter piper picked a peck of pickled pepper, a peck of pickled peppers Peter piper picked.

  18. You could add:
    Betty bought butter, but the butter was bitter so Betty bought better butter to make the bitter butter better.

    She sells seas shell on the sea shore but the sea shells that she sells want from the sea shore.

    Red lorry, Yellow lorry, Red lorry, Yellow lorry, Red lorry, Yellow lorry

  19. Hi…There’s one that I like which isn’t mentioned in the list. It goes like this……Betty bought some butter and made some batter ; but the butter was bitter so the batter become bitter. So Betty bought some more butter to make the bitter batter better.

    I like many of the twisters mentioned in the list and shared above too.

  20. If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled pepper,
    Where’s the peck of pickled pepper Peter Piper picked?

    Betty Botter bought a bit of butter;
    “But,” she said, “this 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 she bought a bit of butter
    Better than her bitter butter,
    Made her bitter batter better.
    So it was better Betty Botter
    Bought a bit of better butter.

    And a truly fiendish one:
    The sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick.

  21. I have one that my mom taught me this one:
    She sells seashells at the seashore, and the shells she sells are seashells am sure

  22. Once a monkey met a monkey in a field of itches
    Said a monkey
    To a monkey
    Can a monkey
    Tell a monkey
    If a monkey itches

  23. #1 and #11 are the same.These are impossible for me I have a mild speech impediment and cant say sh or s easily. They are sometimes the same sound and I hate it. But I have said these all successfully!

  24. Keep trying to say it over and over again.
    Red lorry, yellow lorry, blue lorry
    Red lorry, yellow lorry, blue lorry …

  25. Fred fried fresh fruit on Friday.
    Did Fred fry fresh fruit on Friday?
    If Fred fried fresh fruit on Friday?
    When on Friday did Fred fry fresh fruit?

  26. Limericks are also fun for learning ‘diction’ as you say. One famous limerick attributed to Ogden Nash goes like this, and it’s a bit of a tongue-twister, too:

    A flea and a fly in a flue
    Were imprisoned, so what could they do?
    Said the fly, “let us flee!”
    “Let us fly!” said the flea.
    So they fled through a flaw in the flue.

  27. I like a couple of the twisters that others added & mentioned in the comments; However,
    My favorite from the list is:
    If you notice this notice
    You will notice this notice,
    is not worth noticing.

  28. Here’s one :
    Betty bought some butter but the butter was so bitter so the Betty bought some butter butter to make the bitter butter better.

  29. 1.She sells sea shells by the sea shore.
    2.Which watch is which witches watch?
    3.Dan does work in Derick’s dark den.

    Hope these helped 🙂


  31. awesome i rlly love riddles and tongue twisters and i heart that i scream, u scream, we all scream for ice cream in shin-chan and u may add 2 toungue twisters. here they are:
    1: Shun the sunshine
    2: if a dog chews shoes, whose shoes does he choose

  32. Don’t trouble the trouble till the trouble trouble’s you. If you trouble the trouble, the trouble trouble’s you the double.

  33. my favorite was no.8. 8.Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear, Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair, Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn’t very fuzzy… was he???

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