Tongue Twisters

Children’s Tongue Twisters

The leader begins by saying the first sentence, which is repeated by each player in turn. The leader in every use adds the new line, which is repeated by the other players in succession. Anyone making a mistake or omission drops out of the contest. As the ranks grow thinner, the players are required to repeat the sentences more rapidly, and no time for hesitation allowed. The one who makes no mistake is entitled to a prize.

The sentences are as follows:

  1. One old ox opening oysters.
  2. Two tall Turks twirling twisted turbans.
  3. Three tinkering tailors totally tired.
  4. Four fat Frenchmen fanning a fainting fly.
  5. Five funny farmers feeding feathered fowls.
  6. Six slippery snails slid slowly seaward.
  7. Seven shy soldiers shooting salted salmon.
  8. Eight eccentric Englishmen exhibiting educated elephant.
  9. Nine nimble noblemen nibbling nasturtiums.
  10. Ten tipsy tailors toddling timidly together.

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Games for All Occasions by Mary E. Blain

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