Teaching tongue twisters to kids in your English class can be incredibly fun and a great way to practice English pronunciation. Kids especially love trying to say silly tongue twisters as fast as they can.
Tongue twisters can be used to practice pronunciation skills, as a warm-up activity, or simply as a silly and fun activity for when you have extra time in your class. This page is a list of our favorite 20 fun and easy tongue twisters for kids in English.
These kids’ tongue twisters are all simple and easy to pronounce which makes them great for kids and beginner English language learners.
20 Fun And Easy Tongue Twisters For Kids
Check out these 20 fun tongue twisters for kids. All these are simple and easy tongue twisters.
1. My Mommy
My mommy makes me muffins on Mondays.
2. Black Bear
A big black bear bit a big black bug.
3. Kity Caught
Kitty caught the kitten in the kitchen.
4. I saw Susie
I saw Susie sitting in a shoe shine shop.
5. I Scream
I scream you scream we all scream for ice cream.
6. Glass Globes
Green glass globes glow greenly.
7. How Can A Clam..
How can a clam cram in a clean cream can?
8. Fresh Fish
Four fine fresh fish for you.
9. Chef Chopped
Chef chopped cheese chunks cheerfully.
10. Dog Chews Shoes
If a dog chews shoes, whose shoes does he choose?
11. Two Witches
If two witches were watching two watches, which witch would watch which watch?
12. How much wood
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck would?
13. Whether the Weather
Whether the weather is warm, whether the weather is hot, we have to put up with the weather, whether we like it or not.
14. Six Thin Things
I can think of six thin things, but I can think of six thick things too.
15. Fuzzy Wuzzy
Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear. Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair. Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn’t fuzzy, was he?
16. Night Nurses
Nine nice night nurses nursing nicely.
17. Sun Shine
We surely shall see the sun shine soon.
18. Better Bought
Betty bought a bit of butter. But the butter Betty bought was bitter. So, Betty bought better butter, and it was better than the butter Betty bought before.
19. Unique New York
I like New York, unique New York, I like unique New York.
20. 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 Peter Piper picked?
How To Teach Tongue Twisters To Kids
Tongue twisters by their very nature are difficult to pronounce, even for native English speakers.
Teaching kids tongue twisters can be challenging but they can be an incredibly effective and fun way to improve students’ pronunciation skills.
Here are our top tips for teaching tongue twisters to kids.
Pre-Teach The Key Words
Before teaching tongue twisters to kids, first teach them the key words individually.
This will help bring to light the aspects of pronunciation that your students are struggling with.
Repeat After The Teacher
Once students have practiced the individual words, ask them to repeat after you as you read out the tongue twisters slowly.
Not only will this show the students how to pronounce the tongue twisters correctly, it will also teach them the rhythm of the tongue twister.
Getting to know the tongue twister rhythm will help them a lot when they try to say it faster.
Practice Practice Practice
The key to successfully pronouncing tongue twisters is practice.
Ask the kids to practice reading the tongue twisters aloud and encourage them to try and say them faster and faster.
As the kids try to say these tongue twisters as fast as they can, they will inevitably get their tongues tied. This is what makes tongue twisters so much fun!
Kids also really love it when they master the tongue twisters and can say them fast and loud for all their friends to hear.
Play A Tongue Twister Game
A fantastic way to get kids engaged when teaching tongue twisters is to play a tongue twister game.
For example, divide the class into small teams of 3/4. Give each team a tongue twister example to master and give them each 5 minutes or so to practice.
After the five minutes invite a student from each team up to the front of the class to compete in a ‘tongue twister battle’. The student who can say the tongue twister example the quickest and most accurately gets a point for their team.
Then give each group a new tongue twister example to practice.
This activity works so well because the kids in each group help and teach each other how to pronounce the tongue twisters accurately and quickly.
Tongue Twister PowerPoint Presentation
Click the button below to download a tongue twister PowerPoint that you can use in your class when teaching these tongue twisters to kids.
Thanks for reading. We hope you found some fun and simple kids; tongue twisters for your next class.
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