The Phonics Gamer

Crazy Critters

Suitable for Year 1 children taking the screening check, or for Year 2 children repeating the screening check.

A fun and interactive phonics game to help children practise reading decodable nonsense words, in preparation for the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check.

Will you be first to get 3 in a row?

Great for classroom use on an interactive whiteboard in phonics lessons or for small focussed groups.

Also, suitable for home learning on PC or tablet.

Use the menu to select which past paper you would like to use as content in the game.

The game can be played with a partner or team vs team as a whole class.

Choose which character you will be and battle it out in a game of interactive phonics tic-tac-toe

Look at the nonsense decodable words on the grid. Choose one to read and then place your counter on that word.

Crazy Critters 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 which past paper you would like to use as content in the game.

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