ESL Christmas Game Tongue Twisters

ESL Christmas Game Tongue Twisters

ESL Christmas Game Tongue Twisters

ESL Christmas Game Tongue Twisters – This activity is a great way to practice pronunciation while having some Christmas fun! Write some tongue twisters on the board and get students to try and say them correctly. Award point to students who manage to say them successfully. You can extend this game by getting students to write their own tongue twisters and have other students say them. Encourage students to use vocabulary they have studied before in class on the topic.



Activity time:  10 minutes +

Level: Young learners, teens and adults  (A1 +)

Skills practiced: Speaking and pronunciation


  1. On the board project or write a number of tongue twisters for students to say. See below for a number of festive examples.
  2. Award students points if they can say the sentence. See who can say them the fastest without any errors.

You can extend this activity by getting higher levels students to write their own tongue twisters using festive vocabulary they have studied in class.



Some tongue twister ideas include:

Seven Santas sang silly songs.

Tiny Timmy trims the tall tree with tinsel.

Santa’s sleigh slides on slick snow.

Bobby brings bright bells.

How many deer would a reindeer reign if a reindeer could reign deer?

Running reindeer romp ’round red wreaths.

Kris Kringle chose to climb the chimney at Christmas.

Chilly chipper children cheerfully chant.

Two trains travel together to Toyland.

Eleven elves licked eleven little liquorice lollipops.

Santa’s sack sags slightly.

Ten tiny tin trains toot ten times.

There’s chimney soot on Santa’s suit.

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Updated November 8 2021

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