101 Funny And Short Tongue Twisters For Kids

Try repeating, “I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream” thrice. You should not fumble, though. Tongue twisters for kids can be a fun learning experience. These similar-sounding words may seem easy to repeat, but it’s a real challenge once you try uttering them.

Short tongue twisters can storm up a laugh anywhere, anytime. We have compiled many such phrases to challenge your kids in this post. Let them repeat these tongue twisters loud and clear to let them have a fun time together.

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101 Short Tongue Twisters For Children

Let’s start with some simple tongue twisters for kids.

  1. Toy boat, toy boat, toy boat
Toy boat tongue twister for kids

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  1. Thin sticks, thick bricks
  2. Real rear wheel
  3. Irish wristwatch
  4. Iranian uranium
  5. Round brown bread
  6. Click, clap, pluck
  7. Darla’s dollars
  8. Broken blue crayon
  9. Labradoodle

Easy Tongue twisters for Classes 1, 2 & 3

Here are some easy tongue twisters for kids of primary classes.

  1. Ann and Andy’s anniversary is in April
  2. Sarah skis super slow
  3. Bobby brings bright bells
  4. Blue lorry, yellow lorry
  5. Rolling red wagons
  6. She sees cheese
  7. Red blood, green blood, red blood, green blood
  8. He threw three balls
  9. Santa’s short suit shrunk
  10. Sheela needs, Sheena leads

protip_icon Quick tip
To help your child speak these tongue twisters, go very slowly through the words. Let the child focus on each word carefully.

Funny Tongue twisters for Classes 4, 5 & 6

These are some funny tongue twisters for kids, but adults can try too.

  1. Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. How many pickled peppers did Peter Piper pick?
  2. Denise sees the fleece, Denise sees the fleas. At least Denise could sneeze and feed and freeze the fleas.
  3. There those thousand thinkers were thinking how did the other three thieves go through.
  4. One-one was a racehorse. Two-two was one too. One-one won one race. Two-two won one too.
  5. She sells seashells by the seashore
She sells sea shells tongue twister for kids

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  1. A big black bear sat on a big black rug
  2. Which wristwatches are Swiss wristwatches?
  3. Wayne went to Wales to watch walruses
  4. Lesser leather never weathered wetter weather better
  5. Stupid superstition
  6. She saw Sherif’s shoes on the sofa. But was she so sure she saw Sherif’s shoes on the sofa?
  7. 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.
  8. Can you can a can as a canner can can a can?
  9. I saw a kitten eating chicken in the kitchen.
  10. I wish to wash my Irish wristwatch.
  11. Pirates’ private property.
  12. The batter with the butter is the batter that is better!
  13. The thirty-three thieves thought that they thrilled the throne throughout Thursday.
  14. World wide web.
  15. Give papa a cup of proper coffee in a copper coffee cup.
  16. Supposed to be pistachio, supposed to be pistachio, supposed to be pistachio.

Hard Tongue twisters for Classes 7 & 8

These are some hard tongue twisters for kids in senior classes. They help improve the fluency in speaking.

  1. Picky people pick Peter Pan Peanut-Butter. It’s the peanut-butter picky people pick.
  2. Swan swam over the sea. Swim, swan, swim! Swan swam back again. Well swum, swan!
Swan swam is a hard tongue twister

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  1. Blake’s black bike’s back brake bracket block broke.
  2. One black beetle bled only black blood, the other black beetle bled blue.
protip_icon Point to consider
Practicing tongue twisters will improve your child’s language skills and make them confident about participating in debates and spelling contests. In addition, they will be able to communicate their views fluently.
  1. 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?
  2. A big black bug bit a big black bear made the big black bear bleed blood.
  3. While we were walking, we were watching window washers wash Washington’s windows with warm washing water.
  4. I thought a thought, but the thought I thought wasn’t the thought I thought, I thought.
  5. Luke Luck likes lakes. Luke’s duck likes lakes. Luke Luck licks lakes. Luck’s duck licks lakes. Duck takes licks in lakes Luke Luck likes. Luke Luck takes licks in lakes duck likes.
  6. We surely shall see the sunshine soon.
  7. There was a fisherman named Fisher who fished for some fish in a fissure. Till a fish with a grin, pulled the fisherman in. Now they’re fishing the fissure for Fisher.
  8. Seth at Sainsbury’s sells thick socks.
  9. Six sick hicks nick six slick bricks with picks and sticks.
  10. How many boards could the Mongols hoard, if the Mongol hordes got bored?
  11. A loyal warrior will rarely worry why we rule.
  12. A pessimistic pest exists amidst us.
  13. Eleven benevolent elephants.
  14. Gobbling gargoyles gobbled gobbling goblins.
  15. How much pot, could a pot roast roast, if a pot roast could roast pot?
  16. Why do you cry, Willy? Why do you cry? Why, Willy? Why, Willy? Why, Willy? Why?
  17. Four furious friends fought for the phone.
  18. Tie twine to three tree twigs.
  19. Green glass globes glow greenly.
  20. Snap Crackel pop, Snap Crackel pop, Snap Crackel pop.
  21. The great Greek grape growers grow great Greek grapes.

protip_icon Did you know?
International Tongue Twister Day is celebrated every second Sunday in November.

Tongue twisters for Classes 9 & 10

Here are some good tongue twisters for kids to say at a quick pace and achieve perfection.

  1. Bobby Bippy bought a bat. Bobby Bippy bought a ball. With his bat Bob banged the ball. Banged it bump against the wall. But so boldly Bobby banged it, that he burst his rubber ball. “Boo!” cried Bobby. Bad luck ball. Bad luck Bobby, bad luck ball. Now to drown his many trouble,. Bobby Bippy’s blowing bubbles.
Good tongue twisters for kids

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. How much caramel can a canny canonball cram in a camel if a canny canonball can cram caramel in a camel?
  4. The ruddy widow really wants ripe watermelon and red roses when winter arrives.
  5. Mary Mac’s mother’s making Mary Mac marry me. My mother’s making me marry Mary Mac. Will I always be so merry when Mary’s taking care of me? Will I always be so merry when I marry Mary Mac?
  6. Tommy Tucker tried to tie Tammy’s Turtles tie.
  7. Suzie Seaword’s fish-sauce shop sells unsifted thistles for thistle-sifters to sift.
  8. She stood on the balcony, inexplicably mimicking him hiccuping, and amicably welcoming him in.
  9. Aluminum, linoleum, molybdenum, aluminum, linoleum, molybdenum, aluminum, linoleum, molybdenum.
  10. Love’s a feeling you feel when you feel you’re going to feel the feeling you’ve never felt before.
  11. Dr. Johnson and Mr. Johnson, after great consideration, came to the conclusion that the Indian nation beyond the Indian Ocean is back in education because the chief occupation is cultivation.
  12. If colored caterpillars could change their colors constantly, could they keep their colored coat colored properly?
  13. As he gobbled the cakes on his plate, the greedy ape said as he ate, the greener green grapes are, the keener keen apes are to gobble green grape cakes, they’re great!
  14. Rory the warrior and Roger the worrier were reared wrongly in a rural brewery.
  15. A skunk sat on a stump and thunk the stump stunk, but the stump thunk the skunk stunk.
  16. 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 with your mouth full!
  17. Yally Bally had a jolly golliwog. Feeling folly, Yally Bally Bought his jolly golli’ a dollie made of holly! The golli’, feeling jolly, named the holly dollie, Polly. So Yally Bally’s jolly golli’s holly dollie Polly’s also jolly!
  18. Purple paper people, purple paper people, purple paper people.
  19. How much dew does a dewdrop drop, if dewdrops do drop dew?  They do drop, they do as do dewdrops drop, if dewdrops do drop dew.
  20. There was a minimum of cinnamon in the aluminum pan.
  21. But she as far surpasseth Sycorax, as greatest does least.
  22. Ed had edited it.
  23. If practice makes perfect and perfect needs practice, I’m perfectly practiced and practically perfect.
  24. No need to light a night-light on a light night like tonight.
  25. Fred fed Ted bread, and Ted fed Fred bread.
  26. Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear. Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair. Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn’t fuzzy, was he?
  27. If Kantie can tie a tie and untie a tie, why can’t I tie a tie and untie a tie like Kantie can.
Funny tongue twister

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  1. How can a clam cram in a clean cream can?
  2. I am not a pheasant plucker, I’m a pheasant plucker’s son, but I’ll be plucking pheasants when the pheasant plucker’s gone.
  3. Craig Quinn’s quick trip to Crabtree Creek.
  4. How much oil boil can a gum boil boil if a gum boil can boil oil?
  5. A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed.
  6. James, while John had had “had”, had had “had had”; “had had” had had a better effect on the teacher.
  7. Can you imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie?

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What skills do tongue twisters help kids to develop?

Tongue twisters are intriguing and enjoyable and aid in honing several skills in children, including their language, speaking, and communication skills. They also work as vocal warm-ups that help in stretching the vocal muscles in children while improving their pronunciation skills.

2. Are tongue twisters educational?

Yes, tongue twisters can be educational. Also, they help learn different words, sounds, and spellings. Therefore, you should introduce age-appropriate tongue twister games for children to encourage their interest in learning a specific language.

3. What is the hardest tongue twister for kids?

The most difficult tongue twister for kids can be different for each child, depending on what they find challenging. One example of a tricky tongue twister for children is “How can a clam cram in a clean cream can?” It tests their ability to say similar sounds quickly, one after another.

4. What is the origin of tongue twisters and why are they popular among children?

Tongue twisters have been around for a long time. In the 19th century, the book “Peter Piper’s Practical Principles of Plain and Perfect Pronunciation,” by John Harris, included a tongue twister for all the letters of the alphabet. The book was meant to help children with their speech. Tongue twisters are popular among children because they provide a fun challenge, help improve pronunciation, and offer a playful way to explore language and speech abilities.

5. What are some common mistakes kids make when trying to say tongue twisters and how can they overcome them?

When children try to say tongue twisters, they may make mistakes like tripping over words, getting sounds mixed up, or speaking too fast. To overcome these challenges, they can practice slowly, get faster gradually, and focus on saying the words clearly. They may also break the tongue twister into smaller parts to learn each piece before trying the whole phrase.

6. What are some benefits of practicing tongue twisters besides improving language skills?

Practicing tongue twisters can also make your speech clearer, help you say words correctly, improve your memory and focus, and be a fun way to get better at talking and feel more confident about expressing yourself through language.

7. Are there any age restrictions on learning and practicing tongue twisters?

Anyone can learn and practice tongue twisters regardless of their age. It’s a fun activity for everyone, including children, teens, and adults, as long as they can understand and speak the language of the tongue twisters.

8. How can tongue twisters be incorporated into classroom activities or lesson plans?

Teachers can use tongue twisters in classrooms to help students practice pronouncing words. They can also use them as fun activities to break the ice or energize the class. Tongue twisters are great for reading and understanding by making them work on complex word patterns, listen carefully to sounds in words, and understand how language is structured. Lastly, they can even be used in storytelling or drama activities to make them more creative and engaging.

Tongue twisters for kids are a great way to refine their speech and language development. You can efficiently work towards enhancing your child’s articulation, proficiency, and speech fluency with these kid-friendly tongue twisters. Reciting these twisters is one of the best ways to improve speech and help build confidence. It also plays a vital role in shaping the child’s overall personality and allows the child to speak up in a crowd loud and clear with confidence, which leaves a great impression on others.

Infographic: Easy And Popular Tongue Twisters For Children To Try

You can give your children some fun tongue twisters if you want to improve their speech and pronunciation abilities. So scroll through the infographic below for fun and easy tongue twisters to share with your children. These twisters will also let you laugh with your children and create beautiful memories.

short and simple tongue twisters for children (infographic)

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Key Pointers

  • Iranian uranium and Labradoodle are some simple and short tongue twisters.
  • Three- to four-word tongue twisters, such as ’he threw three balls’ and ’she sees cheese,’ are easy for primary classes, one to three.
  • Long and hard tongue twisters can improve speaking fluency in children.

Check out this video for 20 easy and popular tongue twisters! Have fun trying to say them all and see how fast you can go!

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