Top 10 tongue twisters

Our kids love tongue twisters and as they often lead to tripping over words, funny phrases and always gales of laughter, this is a great opportunity to share my top 10!

I also think they are good to see which sounds children (or foreign language learners) struggle with or can't make or pronounce.
Tongue twisters are also used for warming up the voice before choir and are also useful for creating clear tones later!

1.  Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
     If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
    Where's the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?

2.  She sells sea shells on the sea shore.

3.  How much wood would a woodchuck chuck
     If a woodchuck could chuck wood?

4.  Girl gargoyle, guy gargoyle.

5   One-one was a race horse.
    Two-two was one too.
    One-one won one race.
    Two-two won one too.

6.  I'm not a pheasant plucker
    I'm a pheasant plucker's son
    I'm only plucking pheasants 'til the pheasant plucker comes.

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

8.  Betty Botter had some butter,
    "But," she said, "this butter's bitter.
    If I bake this bitter butter,
    it would make my batter bitter.
    But a bit of better butter--
    that would make my batter better."

9.  A tooter who taught on the flute
    Tried to tutor two tooters to toot
    Said the two to the tutor
    Is it harder to toot or
    To tutor two tutors to toot?

10. Round and round the rugged rock
     the ragged rascal ran.

The girls are still laughing, go on read them, you know you want to!!!!

Have you heard all these?  Do you have a favourite or an alternative to add?



  1. Wow, some of those were tough!! Just dropping by from Boost My Blog Friday and would love it if you could check out my blog and maybe follow me back.


  2. I'm definately stealing some of these to teach to my daughter, haha. Nothing better than a tongue twister, and a lot of these I've never heard. Thanks for sharing. =]

  3. I have only heard of the top 4. I cannot wait to share them with my grandkids!
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  4. I can ALMOST say all of them! But I believe the most difficult tongue twister in the world is 'The sixth sheik's sixth sheep's sick'!!!

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  5. hahaha.. these are so fun! i don't think i've even heard of half of them! not to mention, i can barely say any of them!! :)

  6. I can recite the woodchuck one with pretty much no problem...but the others are a lot harder to say lol

  7. My favorite it the flute tooter one! Fun post, Jill, thank you for sharing. I am following you now too!

  8. Haha, I really like the 'butter' one, hadn't heard it before!

  9. I could never do the 'sea shells' one! Great post.

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  11. Hi Jill,
    Love you blog and this particular, entry is hilarious!!
    I found your comment on 'older mommy still yummy'.Doesn't she have a great site!!

    I remember pressing the leaves between waxed paper for my daughters when they were in elementary school. We have a lot of different trees around our home, so it was pretty easy for them.
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  12. HI!! Following back!!! Thanks for the comment. I love tongue twisters, they remind me of being a kid. I can't wait to share these with my daughter. I knew the first three.

  13. I love tongue twisters too, I am excited to show my 6 1/2 year old, I know he will love these!


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