Funny Tongue Twisters For Kids

You’ll enjoy these tongue twisters for kids — a fun and challenging way for kids to learn language skills.

Use them for a fun family game night or just for sharing with friends. See if you can truly master these tongue twisters!


    Best tongue twisters for kids

    Start out with these easy-to-learn tongue twisters and see how many you can say accurately. Then progress to even more complicated and challenging tongue twisters (listed below).

    The benefits of learning tongue twisters:

    Tongue twisters aren’t just fun — they help children develop language skills. Here are four benefits:

    • Good for speech – improves speech flow and diction, as well as communication skills.
    • Helps with articulation – improves word pronunciation and enunciation.
    • Sharpens memory and recall.
    • Improves reading ability.

    Easy tongue twisters for kids

    Here are some tongue twisters that even the smallest children can master and repeat.

    1.) He threw three balls.

    2.) Daddy draws doors.

    3.) Twelve twins twirled twelve twigs.

    4.) Santa’s short suit shrunk.

    5.) Green glass globes glow greenly.

    6.) Susie sits shining silver shoes.

    7.) Four fine fresh fish for you.

    8.) We surely shall see the sun shine soon.

    9.) Crisp crusts crackle and crunch.

    10.) I saw a kitten eating chicken in the kitchen.

    11.) Cooks cook cupcakes quickly.

    12.) I looked right at Larry’s rally and left in a hurry.

    13.) The top cop saw a cop top.

    14.) I saw Susie sitting in a shoe shine shop.

    15.) Tim told Tina to take twenty tulips to Tommy’s tow truck.

    16.) Ann and Andy’s anniversary is in April.

    17.) Fresh French fried fly fritters.

    18.) Fred fed Ted bread, and Ted fed Fred bread.

    19.) Seth at Sainsbury’s sells thick socks.

    20.) I have got a date at a quarter to eight; I’ll see you at the gate, so don’t be late.

    funny tongue twisters for kids

    Short tongue twisters for kids

    Kids will love learning these tongue twisters and saying them out loud!

    1.) Which witch is which?

    2.) He threw three free throws.

    3.) Shelly sheared sheep.

    4.) Dick kicks sticky bricks.

    5.) Six sticky skeletons.

    6.) A proper copper coffee pot.

    7.) Billy Bob blabbered boldly.

    8.) She sees cheese.

    9.) A bragging baker baked black bread.

    10). A shapeless sash sags slowly.

    11.) Six socks sit in a sink, soaking in soap suds.

    12.) Kids and kittens knit in the kitchen.

    13.) Laughing Lucie lost loads of loot.

    14.) The blue bluebird blinks.

    15.) Two tried and true tridents.

    16.) Divers dive deep.

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    17.) Nosy Nils annoys the noisy boys.

    18.) Nine nice night nurses nursing nicely.

    19.) Sheena leads, Sheila needs.

    20.) Addie asked for apples.

    21.) She should shun the shining sun.

    22.) Shave a single shingle thin.

    23.) Four furious friends fought for the phone.

    24.) Babbling baby boys blurted boldly.

    25.) Bake big batches of bitter brown bread.

    26.) Willie’s really weary.

    27.) An ape hates grape cakes.

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    Easy tongue twisters

    Funny tongue twisters for kids

    These tongue twisters are always good for a chuckle.

    1.) Smelly shoes and socks shock sisters.

    2.) I saw a saw that could out-saw any other saw I ever saw.

    3.) If you want to buy, buy, if you don’t want to buy, bye-bye!

    4.) Double bubble gum, bubbles double.

    5.) Elizabeth has eleven elves in her elm tree.

    6.) Nick kicked a slick brick at Rick, but the slick brick hit Nick.

    7.) Each Easter Eddie eats eighty Easter eggs.

    8.) Linda-Lou Lambert loves lemon lollipop lipgloss.

    9.) Where she shines, she sits, and where she sits, she shines.

    10.) Thirty-three thirsty, thundering thoroughbreds thumped Mr. Thurber on Thursday.

    11.) Mister Matt mastered math matters, or maybe math that matters mastered Mister Matt?

    12.) If you notice this notice, you will notice that this notice is not worth noticing.

    13.) Six quick hicks named Nick licked a brick.

    14.) Three fluffy feathers fell from Phoebe’s flimsy fan.

    15.) On a lazy laser raiser lies a laser ray eraser.

    16.) Denise sees the fleece, Denise sees the fleas. At least Denise could sneeze and feed and freeze the fleas.

    17.) I slit the sheet, the sheet I slit, and on the slitted sheet I sit.

    Say it three times fast

    You won’t find these tongue twisters as easy as you think. See if you can say them fast three times in a row without messing up.

    1.) Toy boat, toy boat, toy boat.

    2.) Snakes slither slowly, snakes slither slowly, snakes slither slowly.

    3.) Red leather, yellow leather – red leather, yellow leather – red leather, yellow leather.

    4.) Selfish shellfish, selfish shellfish, selfish shellfish.

    5.) Truly rural, truly rural, truly rural.

    6.) Baboon bamboo, baboon bamboo, baboon bamboo.

    7.) Flash message, flash message, flash message.

    8.) Red lorry, yellow lorry – red lorry, yellow lorry – red lorry, yellow lorry.

    9.) Follow the fellow, follow the fellow, follow the fellow.

    10.) Thin sticks, thick bricks, thin sticks, thick bricks, thin sticks, thick bricks.

    11.) Greek grapes, Greek grapes, Greek grapes.

    12.) Unique New York, unique New York, unique New York.

    13.) Red Buick, blue Buick – red Buick, blue Buick – red Buick, blue Buick.

    14.) Two tried and true tridents, two tried and true tridents, two tried and true tridents.

    Short tongue teasers

    Famous tongue twisters from childhood

    You’ll probably recognize these famous tongue twisters from your childhood days.

    1.) How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a 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.

    2.) She sells seashells by the seashore.

    3.) 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?

    4.) Give papa a cup of proper coffee in a copper coffee cup.

    5.) I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

    6.) Rubber baby buggy bumpers.

    7.) Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear, Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair, Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn’t very fuzzy, was he?

    Kids of all ages will love these popular tongue twisters.

    1.) Kindly kittens knitting mittens keep kazooing in the king’s kitchen.

    2.) No need to light a night-light on a light night like tonight.

    3.) Rory’s lawn rake rarely rakes really right.

    4.) She saw Sherif’s shoes on the sofa. But was she so sure she saw Sherif’s shoes on the sofa?

    5.) Betty and Bob brought back blue balloons from the big bazaar.

    6.) Susie works in a shoeshine shop. Where she shines she sits, and where she sits she shines.

    7.) A sailor went to sea to see what he could see. And all he could see was sea, sea, sea.

    8.) The great Greek grape growers grow great Greek grapes.

    9.) If practice makes perfect and perfect needs practice, I’m perfectly practiced and practically perfect.

    10.) I like New York, unique New York, I like unique New York.

    11.) Lesser leather never weathered wetter weather better.

    12.) Can you can a can? Can you can a can as a canner can can a can?

    13.) Bouncing bed bugs borrowed blankets.

    14.) Cooks look at cookbooks while cooking.

    15.) Tommy tossed his twelfth tooth when it turned two times.

    16.) Send toast to ten tense stout saints’ ten tall tents.

    17.) A sailor went to sea to see, what he could see. And all he could see Was sea, sea, sea.

    18.) Lazy Larry left a load of lumber lying lightly in the lane.

    19.) Round and round the rugged rock the ragged rascal ran.

    20.) Betty and Bob brought back blue balloons from the big bazaar.

    21.) Roberta ran rings around the Roman ruins.

    Fun with words

    See how twisted your tongue gets trying to say these lines fast!

    1.) Any noise annoys an oyster, but a noisy noise annoys an oyster more.

    2.) Near an ear, a nearer ear, a nearly eerie ear.

    3.) Gobbling gargoyles gobbled gobbling goblins.

    4.) If two witches were watching two watches, which witch would watch which watch?

    5.) Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager managing an imaginary menagerie.

    6.) I thought a thought, but the thought I thought wasn’t the thought I thought I thought.

    7.) Which wristwatches are Swiss wristwatches?

    8.) A synonym for cinnamon is a cinnamon synonym.

    9.) A tutor who tooted the flute tried to teach two young tooters to toot. Said the two to the tutor, “Is it harder to toot, or to tutor two tooters to toot?”

    10.) Theophilus Thistle, the thistle sifter, sifted a sieve of unsifted thistles.

    11.) Sounding by sound is a sound method of sounding sounds.

    12.) The thirty-three thieves thought that they thrilled the throne throughout Thursday.

    13.) Which wishful witch whisked west while whittling wistful whisks?

    14.) 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.

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    Tongue twisters about animals

    Kids love animals and they will enjoy these animal tongue twisters!

    1.) Kitty caught the kitten in the kitchen.

    2.) If a dog chews shoes, whose shoes does he choose?

    3.) Zebras zig and zebras zag.

    4.) A big black bug bit a big black dog on his big black nose.

    5.) Six slimy snails slid slowly seaward.

    6.) Can clams cram cans of candy?

    7.) Ten ticklish toads teetered tenuously.

    8.) Wayne went to Wales to watch walruses.

    9.) Little Lillian lets lazy lizards lie along the lily pads.

    10.) Eleven benevolent elephants.

    11.) Six sleek swans swam swiftly southwards.

    12.) She shrieked at Shirley surprised by shells of selfish shellfish.

    13.) How many yaks could a yak pack, pack if a yak pack could pack yaks?

    14.) Betty’s big bunny bobbled by the blueberry bush.

    15.) Octopus ocular optics.

    16.) Luke Luck likes lakes. Luke’s duck likes lakes. Luke Luck licks lakes. Luck’s duck licks lakes.

    17.) The sixth sheik’s sixth sheep is sick.

    18.) Five frantic frogs fled from fifty fierce fishes.

    19.) Lucky rabbits like to cause a ruckus.

    20.) Tommy Tuttle took two tarps to trap a turtle.

    21.) She sold six shabby sheared sheep on ship.

    22.) Many an anemone sees an enemy anemone.

    23.) Slimey snake slithered down the sandy Sahara.

    24.) How can a clam cram in a clean cream can?

    25.) Seventy-seven benevolent elephants.

    26.) The raging ram runs ’round rugged Ricky to hit Mickey.

    27.) The cat catchers can’t catch caught cats.

    28.) Growing glowworm, go glow on the glowing globe.

    29.) Clean clams crammed in clean cans.

    Challenging wordplay

    Looking for a greater challenge? Try these longer, more difficult tongue twisters and put your verbal skills to the test!

    1.) Fresh fried fish, fish fresh fried, fried fish fresh, fish fried fresh.

    2.) The bottom of the butter bucket is the buttered bucket bottom.

    3.) A big bug bit the little beetle but the little beetle bit the big bug back.

    4.) A skunk sat on a stump and thunk the stump stunk, but the stump thunk the skunk stunk.

    5.) Six sick hicks nick six slick bricks with picks and sticks.

    6.) 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.

    Tough tongue twisters

    7.) If you must cross a course cross cow across a crowded cow crossing, cross the cross coarse cow across the crowded cow crossing carefully.

    8.) To begin to toboggan first buy a toboggan, but don’t buy too big a toboggan. Too big a toboggan is too big a toboggan to buy to begin to toboggan.

    9.) 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.

    10.) Betty bought some butter, but the butter was bitter. So Betty bought some better butter to make the bitter butter better.

    11.) Silly Sally swiftly shooed seven silly sheep. The seven silly sheep Silly Sally shooed Shilly-shallied south. These sheep shouldn’t sleep in a shack; Sheep should sleep in a shed.

    Congratulations, you’ve successfully conquered these tongue twisters for kids! Don’t miss our other kid-friendly lists of jokes and quizzes. Here is a sampling:

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    By Greg Johnson | Published 2/8/2022