The Phonics Gamer

Crab Catch

A tricky words game for learning phonics

This is an interactive phonics game designed to help children read and recognise tricky words and high-frequency words.

Includes all tricky and high-frequency words covered in phases 2-5 of a Letters and Sounds phonics programme.

George is taking a stroll on the beach. He wants to use his camera and spies some crabs, but they keep scuttling away. Help George to take photos of the crabs by recognising the tricky words.

Help George catch all the crabs

Great for classroom use on an interactive whiteboard in phonics lessons or for home learning on a PC or tablet.

Two high-frequency words and one tricky word will appear.

Click in the crab peering out from the sand that is showing a tricky word.

The crab will pop out, allowing our character George to take a picture.

Crab Catch comes with an optional narrated story that you can use when introducing the game to children, providing context and purpose to the game. Listen to the story or skip the story and go straight to the game.

Use the menu to select the phase for your high frequency and tricky words.

You can even use the comic strip to challenge more able readers to read the story themselves or to their class.