20 Popular (and Hilarious!) Tongue Twisters for Kids to Recite


January 11, 2018

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Remember reciting tongue twisters with your friends? Tongue twisters have been around for years and are fun to say really quickly. Below are 20 popular tongue twisters for kids to recite, most of which were my favourites when I was young.

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Teach your child these tongue twisters for kids and they will be godsmacked! Once they finally manage to get their tongue round the twister, they can go to school or Grandparents’ house and inflict (I mean, teach) the rhymes to others.

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Terrific Tongue Twisters for Kids

#1. She Sells

She sells sea shells by the seashore
And the shells that she sells are sea shells for sure.

#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. I Scream

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

#4. If a Dog

If a dog chews shoes, whose shoes does he choose?

#5. Betty Botter

Betty Botter bought a bit of butter but the bit of butter was too bitter,
so Betty bought a better bit of butter to make the bitter butter better.

#6. Susie Works

Watch out for this one…it can get a little rude!

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

#7. Woodchuck

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck, If a woodchuck could chuck wood?
A woodchuck would chuck as much wood as a woodchuck would, if a woodchuck could chuck wood.

#8. Red Lorry

Red Lorry, yellow lorry

#9. Tutor Who Tooted

A tutor who tooted the flute tried to tutor two tooters to toot.
Said the two to the tutor, is it harder to toot or to tutor two tooters to toot?

boys laughing

#10. If One Doctor

If one doctor doctors another doctor, does the doctor who doctors the doctor doctor the doctor the way the doctor he is doctoring doctors?
Or does the doctor doctor the way the doctor who doctors doctors?

#11. I Thought a Thought

I thought a thought but the thought I thought, wasn’t the thought you thought I thought.

#12. Pheasant Plucker

This one is not suitable for younger children!

I am not a pheasant plucker, but a pheasant plucker’s son.
And I am only plucking pheasant’s ’till the pheasant plucker comes.

#13. Fuzzy Wuzzy

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear, Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair then Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn’t fuzzy, was he?

#14. Twelve Twins

Twelve twins twirled twelve twigs.

#15. Six Slippery Snails

Six slimey snails slid slowly seaward

#16. Sixth Sheik’s Sheep

The sixth sheik’s sixth sheep is sick.

#17. A Skunk Sat on a Stump

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

#18. Whether the Weather

Whether the weather be fine or whether the weather be not, whether the weather be cold or whether the weather be hot, we’ll weather the weather whatever the weather,
whether we like it or not.

#19. How Many Yaks?

How many yaks could a yak pack pack if a yak pack could pack yaks?

#20. Swan Swam

Swan swam over the sea, swim, swan, swim!
Swan swam back again well swum, swan!

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How fast can you say your favourite tongue twisters? Do you have any tongue twisters for kids you can share with us? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!

20 Popular Tongue Twisters for Kids to Recite - Mykidstime

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Published On: January 11th, 2018 / Categories: Things To Do / Last Updated: March 29th, 2021 / Tags: , , , , /

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Michelle is a Mum to 2 girls and co-founded Mykidstime.

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