If you thought the jokes your kids like are bad, wait 'til your kids start trying these!
There's just something inherently fun about tongue twisters — but they also help improve pronunciation and can provide a boost when spirits or energy are low! Kids find it hilarious when their mouths won't do what they want them to do, and intended words come out as nonsense!
Explain to kids that tongue twisters get their name because they are hard to pronounce. They are difficult to say quickly because they require your mouth to move in different positions for each word.
The following tongue twister games and activities are great to use anywhere — in the classroom, during playtime, on car trips, or even any time you find yourselves waiting in line!
You'll find many more tongue twisters and activities here.
Tongue Twister Activities
Take turns saying each one of these three times!
Red leather yellow leather
Momma made me mash my m-n-m's…
Rubber baby buggy bumpers
Unique New York
Men munch much mush
Good blood, bad blood
Fresh fried fish
Purple paper people
Red bulb blue bulb
Story Tongue Twisters
The most memorable tongue twisters generally involve some kind of story or description. The following have been circulating for many years:
Swan swam over the sea,
Swim, swan, swim!
Swan swam back again,
Well swum, swan!
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?
You've no need to light a night-light
On a light night like tonight,
For a night-light's light's a slight light,
And tonight's a night that's light.
When a night's light, like tonight's light,
It is really not quite right
To light night-lights with their slight lights
On a light night like tonight.
She sells sea shells by the seashore.
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck
if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
I want a proper cup of coffee
from a proper copper coffee pot.
If two witches were watching two watches,
which witch would watch which watch?