Have you ever noticed that titles (books, cereals, movies) and names of cartoon characters are often examples of alliteration because they use words with the same beginning initial sounds? Cartoon characters is an example of alliteration. Just think about it. Using alliteration makes the name or title catchy and easier to remember. Which cereal or cartoon character can you think of that has two or more words or names that begin with the same letter sound? Cap’n Crunch was the first alliterative cereal name that popped into my head. The cartoon character Strawberry Shortcake definitely uses alliteration in her name.

Alliteration Activity 1

Here’s a fun alliteration activity to do the next time you go to the supermarket – take a walk down the cereal aisle. How many names of cereal can you find that are alliteration examples?

Alliteration Examples

To find more alliteration examples, I googled kids tv shows. The first site I went to was Nickelodeon.  The website has links to fun games and videos. Here are some of the titles I found:

Alliterative Titles

  • SpongeBob SquarePants: Dutchman’s Dash
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: Deck Dash of Doom
  • True Jackson, VP: True Top Model
  • Big Time Rush: Big Time Terror
  • PetPet Park
  • Race to Rome
  • Pyramid Peril
  • Sea Monster Smoosh
  • Skit Scavenger
  • Private Panic
  • Frosty Freeze Ball Fight
  • Slingsnot Shot
  • Space Race Repair
  • Sorcerer’s Skirmish
  • Shrek: Ogre Resistance Renegade

On another site listing the Top 100 Kids TV Shows, I found these titles (some are British) that use alliteration:

  • Sesame Street
  • The Basil Brush Show
  • Roland Rat
  • The Sooty Show
  • Postman Pat
  • The Wind in the Willows
  • Metal Mickey
  • Mary Mungo & Midge
  • Noggin the Nog
  • Bob the Builder
  • Pinky and Perky
  • Hector’s House
  • Muffin the Mule

Alliterative Names

The following alphabetical list is of cartoon characters whose first and last name begin with the same letters, most of which can also be considered alliteration.

  • Atom Ant
  • Bugs Bunny
  • Cobra Commander
  • Donald Duck
  • Elmer Elephant
  • Fred Flintstone
  • Green Goblin
  • Huckleberry Hound
  • Invincible Iron Man
  • Jane Jetson
  • Krazy Kat
  • Lois Lane
  • Mickey Mouse
  • Ned’s Newt
  • Olive Oyl
  • Porky Pig
  • Quaker Quisp
  • Road Runner
  • SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Timmy Turner
  • U ?
  • Vehicle Voltron
  • Woody Woodpecker
  • Yo Yogi

Alliteration Activity 2

Another alliteration activity is to make up a quiz. Using clues, one or more players try to guess the name of a character whose first and last names begin with the same letter. Use the cartoon characters listed above or others that you can think of.

Your Turn: Share your alliteration examples with us!

  • What cartoon character names can you add?
  • Write a poem about one of the cartoon characters.
  • Share your alliteration quiz questions with us here for others to guess!
  • Help Nana create a cereal list with the ones you found that start with the same sounds.