Who doesn’t love a good tongue twister, especially a Dr. Seuss tongue twister! For years Dr. Seuss has created a fun and entertaining way for kids to learn reading and fluency through their tongue twisters.
We are sharing our most loved Dr. Seuss tongue twisters with you so that you can help inspire your child’s love for reading as they practice their fluency and reading in a fun new way!
Dr. Seuss Tongue Twisters
“I suggest that you chew a few chips and a chop at Skipper Zipp’s Clipper Ship Chip Chop Shop.”— Oh Say Can You Say?
“Through three cheese trees three free fleas flew.”— Fox in Socks
“Of the world’s finest, fanciest Breezy Trapeezing!— If I Ran the Circus
My Zoom-a-Zoop Troupe from West Upper Ben-Deezing”
“If your daddy’s name is Jim— Oh Say Can You Say?
and if Jim swims and if Jim’s slim,
the perfect Christmas gift for him
is a set of Slim Jim Swim Fins.”
“When beetles— Fox in Socks
fight these battles
in a bottle
with their paddles
and the bottle’s
on a poodle
and the poodle’s
…they call this
a muddle puddle
bottle paddle battle.”
“The storm starts— Oh say can you Say?
when the drops start dropping.
When the drops stop dropping
then the storm starts stopping.”
“Mr Brown is smart as smart as they come!— Mr. Brown Can MOO! Can You? : Dr. Seuss’s Book of Wonderful Noises
He can do a hippopotamus chewing scrum!
SCRUM SCRUM CRUM SCRUM SCRUM”
“Flupp!…the sharp wind whisked off Bartholomew’s hat. Flupp
Flupp…two more flew off. Flupp Flupp Flupp flew another…and
another. ‘…4…5…6…7…’ Bartholomew kept counting as
the hats came faster and faster.”— The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins
“Or worse than all that…Why, you might be a WASN’T!— Happy Birthday To You!
A Wasn’t has no fun at all. No, he doesn’t.
A Wasn’t just isn’t. He just isn’t present.
But you…You ARE YOU! And, now isn’t that pleasant!”
“I love to draw whiskers,— I Can Draw It Myself by Me, Myself: With a Little Help from My Friend Dr. Seuss
and Mr. McGrew
didn’t have even one.
So I drew him a few.
“That Sneetches are Sneetches— The Sneetches and Other Stories
And no kind of Sneetch is the best on the beaches.”
IT’S AN ELEPHANT BIRD!!— Horton Hatches the Egg
And it should be, it should be, it SHOULD be like that!
Because Horton was faithful! He sat and he sat!
He meant what he said
And he said what he meant…..’
…. And they sent him home
One hundred per cent!”
see three.”— Hop on Pop
What begins with j?
Jerry Jordan’s— Dr. Seuss’s ABC
begin that way.”
“Ninety-nine zillion,— Dr. Seuss’s SLEEP BOOK
Nine trillion and two
Creatures are sleepling!
How about you?”
“I’ll bag a big bug— If I Ran the Zoo
Who is very surprising
A feller who has
A propeller for rising”
“Bump!— One fish two fish red fish blue fish
Did you ever ride a Wump?
We have a Wump
with just one hump.
But we know a man
called Mr. Gump.
Mr. Gump has a seven hump Wump
if you like to go Bump! Bump!
just jump on the hump of a Wump of Gump.”
“Scrambled eggs Super-dee-Dooper-dee-Booper Special de luxe a-la-Peter T. Hooper!“— Scarmbled Eggs Super!
“You can stop, if you want, with the Z— On Beyond Zebra
Because most people stop with the Z
But not me!“
“Slow feet, Quick feet.— The FOOT BOOK
Trick feet, Sick feet.
Up feet, Down feet.
Here come clown feet.
Small feet, Big feet.
Here come pig feet.
His feet, Her feet.
Fuzzy fur feet.”
There you have it, the best Dr. Seuss tongue twisters your kids (and you) will love! What is your favorite tongue twisters? Share in the comments.
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