Favorite Dr. Seuss Tongue Twisters

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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!
My Zoom-a-Zoop Troupe from West Upper Ben-Deezing”

— If I Ran the Circus

“If your daddy’s name is Jim
and if Jim swims and if Jim’s slim,
the perfect Christmas gift for him
is a set of Slim Jim Swim Fins.”

— Oh Say Can You Say?

“When beetles
fight these battles
in a bottle
with their paddles
and the bottle’s
on a poodle
and the poodle’s
eating noodles…
…they call this
a muddle puddle
tweetle poodle
beetle noodle
bottle paddle battle.”

— Fox in Socks

“The storm starts
when the drops start dropping.
When the drops stop dropping
then the storm starts stopping.”

— Oh say can you Say?

“Mr Brown is smart as smart as they come!
He can do a hippopotamus chewing scrum!

— Mr. Brown Can MOO! Can You? : Dr. Seuss’s Book of Wonderful Noises

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!
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!”

— Happy Birthday To You!

“I love to draw whiskers,
and Mr. McGrew
didn’t have even one.
So I drew him a few.

— I Can Draw It Myself by Me, Myself: With a Little Help from My Friend Dr. Seuss

“That Sneetches are Sneetches
And no kind of Sneetch is the best on the beaches.”

— The Sneetches and Other Stories

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!”

— Horton Hatches the Egg




Now we

see three.”

— Hop on Pop

little j

What begins with j?

Jerry Jordan’s
jelly jar
and jam
begin that way.”

— Dr. Seuss’s ABC

“Ninety-nine zillion,
Nine trillion and two
Creatures are sleepling!
How about you?”

— Dr. Seuss’s SLEEP BOOK

“I’ll bag a big bug
Who is very surprising
A feller who has
A propeller for rising”

— If I Ran the Zoo

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.”

— One fish two fish red fish blue fish

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
Because most people stop with the Z
But not me!

— On Beyond Zebra

“Slow feet, Quick feet.
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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