Tongue Twister Activity


My 4 year old, CG, thinks tongue twisters are hilarious!  She has been practicing the following: “How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood” and “Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.”

In this activity, let your child(ren) make their own tongue twisters while practicing alliteration.

1.  Read aloud ABC books, poetry books, and picture books that focus on alliteration (same beginning consonant or beginning sound) as a model to your child(ren).

2.  Emphasize the alliteration in each story.  Make a simple tongue twister using the same alliteration from the story (Tommy told tongue-twister tales to Tammy).

3.  Have your child(ren) make their own tongue twisters.

4.  Have them practice the tongue twisters then teach them to the rest of the family or friends.  See how fast and accurately everyone can say the tongue twisters.

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