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Funny tongue twisters for kids have been around since generations, and not only are they fun, but they help you speak better and boost your repertoire of exciting and fun-sounding words. Here’s our lowdown on some popular tongue twisters, and why you and your kids should recite them together.
What are Tongue Twisters?
In reality, tongue twisters are phrases, which have similar sounding words in a repetitive sequence. They aid language development, boost vocabulary, and are a lot of fun when recited together in a group.
Benefits of Tongue Twisters for Young Kids
Kids begin to develop their speech and diction at a young age, and tongue twisters can help them stretch the muscles that are necessary for speech. This helps them develop clear pronunciation and speech patterns.
Tongue Twisters for Children to Recite
Don’t make your child recite tongue twisters, alone. Multiply the fun by participating in a group. Here are our 20 best tongue twisters in English for kids, which will give you a real challenge.
1. I Scream
I scream, you scream, we all scream, for ice cream!
2. Peter Piper
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 that Peter Piper picked?
3. Betty Botter
Betty Botter bought a bit of butter.
“But,” she said, “this bit of butter’s bitter,
But a bit of better butter mixed with this butter might just make my bit of bitter butter better.”
So, Betty bought a bit of better butter to make her bitter butter better.
4. Susie Shine
I saw Susie sitting in a shoe shine shop.
Where she shines, she sits, and where she sits, she shines.
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck, if the 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.
6. Doctor Doctor
If one doctor doctors another doctor,
Then which doctor is doctoring the doctored doctor?
Does the doctor who doctors the doctor, doctor the doctor the way the doctor he is doctoring doctors?
Or does he doctor the doctor the way the doctor who doctors doctors?
7. Thought A Thought
I thought a thought,
But the thought I thought wasn’t the thought I thought I thought.
If the thought I thought I thought had been the thought I thought,
I wouldn’t have thought so much.
8. Fuzzy Wuzzy
Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear,
Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair,
Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn’t very fuzzy, was he?
9. She Sells
She sells sea shells by the seashore
And the shells she sells by the seashore are sea shells for sure.
10. All I Want is a Proper Cup of Coffee
All I want is a proper cup of coffee,
Made in a proper copper coffee pot
I may be off my dot
But I want a cup of coffee
From a proper coffee pot.
Tin coffee pots and iron coffee pots
They’re no use to me –
If I can’t have a proper cup of coffee
In a proper copper coffee pot
I’ll have a cup of tea.
11. Bleeding Boys
Brave, bleeding boys battle bald, biting babies
Biting babies ride battle toys while bumbling boys brave bald biting babies.
12. Denise Sees
Denise sees the fleece,
Denise sees the fleas.
At least Denise could sneeze
And feed and freeze the fleas.
13. Dark Dock
To sit in solemn silence in a dull, dark dock,
In a pestilential prison, with a life-long lock,
Awaiting the sensation of a short, sharp shock,
From a cheap and chippy chopper on a big black block!
14. Luke Luck
Luke Luck likes lakes.
Luke’s duck likes lakes.
Luke Luck licks lakes.
Luke’s duck licks lakes.
Duck takes licks in lakes Luke Luck likes.
Luke Luck takes licks in lakes duck likes.
15. Cheese Trees
Through three cheese trees three free fleas flew
While these fleas flew, freezy breeze blew
Freezy breeze made these three trees freeze
Freezy trees made these trees’ cheese freeze
That’s what made these three free fleas sneeze
16. Black And Brown Background
Black background, brown background,
Brown background, black background,
Background background, black, black, brown, brown.
17. Why Willy?!
Why do you cry, Willy?
Why, why, why?!
Why do you cry?
Willy cry, why you cry, Willy?
18. Ned Nott and Sam Shott
Ned Nott was shot and Sam Shott was not.
So it is better to be Shott than Nott.
Some say Nott was not shot.
But Shott says he shot Nott.
Either the shot Shott shot at Nott was not shot,
Or Nott was shot.
If the shot Shott shot shot Nott, Nott was shot.
But if the shot Shott shot shot Shott,
Then Shott was shot, not Nott.
However, the shot Shott shot shot not Shott, but Nott.
19. Butter And Jelly
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!
20. Chester Cheetah
Chester cheetah chews a chunk of cheap cheddar cheese
If the chunk of cheese chunked Chester cheetah,
What would Chester cheetah chew and chunk on?
Try out these tongue twisters at home with your kids and see if you can recite them at breakneck speeds. Let us know how it went, by getting in touch with us.