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Year 1 Language and Literature


Tongue Twisters and Riddle Rhymes

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Tongue Twisters

Tongue twisters are fun rhymes to say to practice speaking clearly, even while speaking quickly! Practise these tongue twisters as fast as you can.

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


How much wood would a woodchuck chuck
If a woodchuck could chuck wood?
He would chuck as much wood
As a woodchuck could chuck
If a woodchuck would chuck wood.


Riddle Rhymes

Use your problem-solving skills to discover the answers to these riddles. What can these things be? The answers are at the very bottom of this page... don't peek!

Riddle me, riddle me, what is that
Over the head, and under the hat?


A hill full, a hole full,
Yet you cannot catch a bowl full.



This activity is adapted from page 36 of What Your Year 2 Child Needs to Know, which can be purchased here.

This activity has cross-curricular connections: click below to see related activities.

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Answers: (1) Hair; (2) Fog, mist or smoke