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.
Try one of these 100+ 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!
30+ Hard Tongue Twisters
- Any noise annoys an oyster but a noisy noise annoys an oyster more.
- If a black bug bleeds black blood, what color blood does a blue bug bleed?
- If two witches were watching two watches: which witch would watch which watch?
- Rory’s lawn rake rarely rakes really right.
- She sold six shabby sheared sheep on ship.
- Mix a box of mixed biscuits with a boxed biscuit mixer.
- If you notice this notice, you will notice that this notice is not worth noticing
- The bottom of the butter bucket is the buttered bucket bottom.
- Vincent vowed vengeance very vehemently.
- Does your sport shop stock short socks with spots?
- Many mumbling mice are making merry music in the moonlight.
- The boot black brought the black boot back.
- Super-duper storm troopers whoop it up at Death Star groupers: helmet thrashing, rebel bashing, laser blasting at party poopers.
- No need to light a night-light on a light night like tonight.
- Shave a single shingle thin.
- I saw Susie sitting in a shoe shine shop.
- A big black bug bit a big black bear made the big black bear bleed blood.
- I slit a sheet, a sheet I slit. Upon the slitted sheet I sit
- The sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick.
- Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager managing an imaginary menagerie.
- Kindly kittens knitting mittens keep kazooing in the king’s kitchen.
- Brisk brave brigadiers brandished broad bright blades, blunderbusses, and bludgeons balancing them badly
- Rory the warrior and Roger the worrier were reared wrongly in a rural brewery
- A skunk sat on a stump and thunk the stump stunk, but the stump thunk the skunk stunk.
- Lesser leather never weathered wetter weather better.
- She saw Sharif’s shoes on the sofa. But was she so sure those were Sharif’s shoes she saw?
- 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.
- Hassock hassock, black spotted hassock. Black spot on a black back of a black spotted hassock.
- On a lazy laser raiser lies a laser ray eraser.
- Did Dick Pickens prick his pinkie pickling cheap cling peaches in an inch of Pinch or framing his famed French finch photos?
- Betty bought butter but the butter was bitter, so Betty bought better butter to make the bitter butter better.
30 Funny Tongue Twisters
- I saw a saw that could out saw any other saw I ever saw.
- A big bug bit the little beetle but the little beetle bit the big bug back.
- A sailor went to sea To see, what he could see. And all he could see Was sea, sea, sea.
- How much wood could a wood chuck; chuck if a wood chuck could chuck wood
- Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear, Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair, FuzzyWuzzy wasn’t very fuzzy… was he???
- I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream
- Toy boat. Toy boat. Toy boat.
- Twelve twins twirled twelve twigs.
- Five frantic frogs fled from fifty fierce fishes.
- A synonym for cinnamon is a cinnamon synonym.
- The great Greek grape growers grow great Greek grapes
- Six socks sit in a sink, soaking in soap suds
- I saw a kitten eating chicken in the kitchen.
- Six sick hicks nick six slick bricks with picks and sticks.
- Background background, black, black, brown, brown.
- If a dog chews shoes, whose shoes does he choose?
- How many yaks could a yak pack, pack if a yak pack could pack yaks?
- Can you can a can as a canner can can a can?
- A big bug bit the little beetle but the little beetle bit the big bug back.
- Double bubble gum, bubbles double.
- Linda-Lou Lambert Loves Lemon Lollipop Lipgloss
- Near an ear, a nearer ear, a nearly eerie ear
- Susie works in a shoeshine shop. Where she shines she sits, and where she sits she shines
- Thirty-three thirsty, thundering thoroughbreds thumped Mr. Thurber on Thursday.
- Fresh French fried fly fritters
- Gobbling gorgoyles gobbled gobbling goblins.
- Many an anemone sees an enemy anemone.
- A shapeless sash sags slowly.
- Smelly shoes and socks shock sisters.
- 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.
43+ 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!
- Daddy Draws Doors
- Round and round the rugged rock the ragged rascal ran
- Six slippery snails, slid slowly seaward.
- Crisp crusts crackle and crunch.
- Round the rugged rocks the ragged rascals ran.
- Susie sits shinning silver shoes
- Which wrist watches are Swiss wrist watches?
- Fred fed Ted bread and Ted fed Fred bread
- Four furious friends fought for the phone
- The cat catchers can’t catch caught cats.
- Three fluffy feathers fell from Phoebe’s flimsy fan.
- She should shun the shinning sun.
- Cooks cook cupcakes quickly.
- Betty and Bob brought back blue balloons from the big bazaar.
- Little Lillian lets lazy lizards lie along the lily pads
- Each Easter Eddie eats eighty Easter eggs.
- Green glass globes glow greenly .
- Clean clams crammed in clean cans
- slimey snake slithered down the sandy Sahara.
- She sees cheese.
- Bake big batches of bitter brown bread.
- Which witch is which?
- Elizabeth has eleven elves in her elm tree.
- Red Lorry, yellow lorry
- A proper copper coffee pot.
- Six sticky skeletons.
- Sounding by sound is a sound method of sounding sounds.
- How can a clam cram in a clean cream can?
- Freshly fried fresh flesh.
- A noisy noise annoys an oyster.
- Betty’s big bunny bobbled by the blueberry bush
- Drew Dodd’s dad’s dog’s dead.
- Seventy-seven benevolent elephants
- Willie’s really weary
- Wayne went to wales to watch walruses
- Nine nice night nurses nursing nicely
- Six slimy snails sailed silently.
- Octopus ocular optics.
- Send toast to ten tense stout saints’ ten tall tents.
- Roberta ran rings around the Roman ruins.
- A bragging baker baked black bread.
- Shave a single shingle thin.
- Dick kicks sticky bricks.
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.
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?
Benefits of Tongue Twisters
Tongue Twisters can be difficult but such a great fun way to improve a child’s memory and reading skills. Children who practice tongue twisters can improve their English and better their knowledge of rhyming words and you will find that they learn to appreciate sounds.
Tongue twisters have so many benefits for young children especially when it comes to speech and language. Doing tongue twisters can help exercise their muscles that help lead to clearer pronunciation and gives them the ability to speak clearly.
Tongue twisters can also help a child recognize what words are difficult for them to pronounce. Try a few of these tongue twisters and you may even notice yourself a word that is difficult for your child to pronounce. When a child knows a certain word is hard to say they can then focus individually on a certain word to master it.Once they master a hard word they can then be more successful at tongue twisters because it will not slow them down.
Another benefit you will notice of Tongue twisters is increasing your child’s vocabulary. Use these tongue twisters to talk about words they may not know the meaning to just yet. As you introduce new tongue twisters you will find that you are increasing their vocabulary.
Turning Tongue Twisters Into a Game with Your Kids
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.
Now that you and your kids have been challenging each other at tongue twisters if you have an Alexa you can now send the kids to play with your Alexa. Just go to your Alexa, and say Alexa, open tongue twisters. Make sure you have enabled it on your app first and see how well they do!
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!