A great family activity can be Tongue twisters, which can be fun, silly and challenging. This fact alone makes them ripe material to create games for the whole family to enjoy. There are a variety of easy ways to turn tongue twisters into a game for children and adults.
Create a Fun Family Activity with Tongue Twisters
One of the possible games is making the tongue twisters into a timed race. Get a stop watch and a score sheet. Challenge each player to say the tongue twister as fast as they possibly can. The winner is the player who has the best and shortest times for each tongue twister used in the game. Alternatively, the times can be added up into a final score. The player with either the lowest or highest score, depending on the recorded times or number of correct attempts on a tongue twister is the winner.
Another game to play is to have a collection of tongue twisters, and award points to players. Award extra points for the correct pronunciation of difficult sounds and words, or the speed of the phrase, or even the number of times a twister is repeated, or how many twisters are properly mastered. Make it so that players can lose points if they trip themselves up on a tongue twister. Also take away points from players whenever a word, difficult sound or syllable is incorrectly pronounced. Introduce “levels” of increasingly difficult tongue twisters, and award points accordingly. Come up with challenges based on speed, correct pronunciation, and number of mistakes or repetitions.
Include the whole family in these family activities, and pick tongue twisters that not only everyone is bad at, but also twisters that everyone is good at, as to bolster confidence and encourage the other players. Challenge each other to master the tongue twisters as quickly as they can. Also try turning tongue twisters into a song or a story that parents and children can both enjoy. Encourage children in using tongue twisters as part of their own stories or poems, and then read them all aloud. Make these stories and poems as silly as possible for more fun.
23 Terrifically Tough and Tremendously Trying Tongue Twisters is a great collection to start your new family game nights, with the bonus of entertaining trivia facts and loads of wonderfully and challenging words to trip tongues up. Let it be your family’s new guide to hours of game play and fun.