Crabs

Have some fun with our printable activities and colouring pages - and learn a little about crabs in the process!

Crabs at Activity Village
This lovely crab was photographed off Ecuador

Did You Know?

Have you ever seen a crab in a rockpool, or walking sideways along a beach? These five legged creatures are found all over the world - there are over 6,500 different species!

Fun fact: The most colourful crab in the world is the Sally Lightfoot crab  - these crabs are blue, red, yellow and orange!

Our Crab Activities

At the Beach Mazes 1

At the Beach Mazes 1

Help the crab find his shell with this 4-pack of seaside-themed mazes, which starts with an easy square puzzle and ends with a fiendishy difficult one! We've included the answers at the back.

Complete the Crab Puzzle

Complete the Crab Puzzle

This crab has a very seaside vibe! Complete the picture of him by copying the image at the bottom.

Crab Colouring Page

Crab Colouring Page

Who could resist this lovely, smiley crab? It's such a fun colouring page for younger kids...

Crab Finger Tracing

Crab Finger Tracing

Follow a day crabbing with a bit of writing practice. Our cute crab picture will make this crab finger tracing worksheet popular with young children.

Crab Grid Copy

Crab Grid Copy

This funny crab grid copy puzzle is a good one for younger kids, with fairly simple lines to copy. Teach them how to count the squares and copy the contents of one square at a time...

Crab Handwriting Worksheet

Crab Handwriting Worksheet

Our crab handrwriting worksheet is a fun way to tie handwriting practice into a seaside theme this summer.  Write the words and colour the crabs.

Crab Printable Jigsaw

Crab Jigsaw

Our crab printable jigsaw is a fun and portable activity. It would be a great way to entertain kids on a train ride to the seaside.

Crab Number Sorting 2

Crab Number Sorting 2

There are 4 pages of these lovely crabs in this pack of sorting cards. Start with 1 set of 6 cards, then another set and work through the 4 sets, then try combining them until the kids can sort all 24 into the correct order - either from small to large or from large to small.

Crab Number Sorting 3

Crab Number Sorting 3

There are 24 crab number sorting cards in this pack. Try 6 at a time and then combine to give more of a challenge. The numbers range from 66 to 996.

Crab Number Sorting 4

Crab Number Sorting 4

Put the crab cards into the correct order - from smallest to largest, or from largest to smallest! This set includes numbers in the hundreds and numbers in the thousands.

Crab Number Sorting 5

Crab Number Sorting 5

This set of crab number sorting cards is going to challenge the kids! We've included decimals and numbers from the 100s to the 100,000s! Start with one set of 6 cards and then build up until you are sorting all 24...

Crab Number Sorting 6

Crab Number Sorting 6

We've made this set of Crab Number Sorting cards very challenging by adding in negative numbers, decimals to 3 places and numbers into the 100,000s - a great way to revise place value with the kids!

Crab Playdough Mat

Crab Playdough Mat

Get out the playdough and make some big pincers for this crab. Laminating our crab palydough mat will mean you can use it again.

Crab Poster

Crab Poster

Sometimes when you go to the beach at the right time, you will find a crab or two to investigate with the kids - what fascinating creatures they are! Here's a poster of a crab, in case you can't find the real thing...

Crab Poster

Crab Poster

Our cheerful crab poster will look lovely as part of a seaside display.  The outline is nice and simple so you could cut out the crab if you prefer.

Crab Poster 2

Crab Poster 2

Although I'm not very fond of crabs myself, the cute little fellow on this photographic poster makes me smile! Print him out for your sea creature or seaside display, perhaps? Use your borderless settings for best results.

Crab Scene Colouring Page

Crab Scene Colouring Page

Here's a funny scene of a crab at the bottom of the sea - he looks like he's ready to eat! Grab some crayons and colour in his picture...

Crab Scene Poster

Crab Scene Poster

Here's a colourful poster of a funny crab living under the sea, sure to brighten up any wall or display.

Crab Scene Story Paper

Crab Scene Story Paper

This funny scene of a crab holding a big fork is bound to spark the imagination and get the kids writing a creative story or poem or two. We have lined and handwriting lined versions to choose from below.

Crab Story Paper

Crab Story Paper

A colouring and writing activity in one! Use our crab story paper to tell a story or describe a visit to the seaside.

Crab Symmetry

Crab Symmetry

Can you complete this drawing of a crab using symmetry? An easier worksheet with a grid is also available. You could colour the crab in once you've finished!

Crab Template

Crab Template

Whether you are looking at crabs as part of an oceans theme or for a visit to the seaside, this crab template (in a variety of sizes) might come in useful! You could make a cork board look very seaside-y with a crab or two cut from yellow card...

Crab Tracing Page

Crab Tracing Page

Here's an interesting tracing page for the kids, featuring a crab! Trace between or on the dotted lines for some excellent pencil control practice.

Crab Tracing Page

Crab Tracing Page

Children will love practising their pencil control skills by tracing the pincers on our crab tracing page.

Crab Watercolour Painting

Crab Watercolour Painting

This simple technique - of using one of our templates as a reverse stencil - has created a stunning watercolour beach scene that is a perfect activity for a creative afternoon, for children of all ages. Cut out the template in advance if you are planning to do this with younger kids.

Crab Word Tracing

Crab Word Tracing

Get the crayons out and colour our cute crab and then trace over the dots. What a fun way to practice writing skills this summer!

Crab Worksheet

Crab Worksheet

Perhaps a walk around some rock pools has inspired an interest in crabs? This simple crab worksheet asks the kids to research crabs and complete some information about these funny sea creatures. 

Learn to Draw a Crab

Learn to Draw a Crab

With it's large pincers our cartoon crab is definitely more fun to draw than stand on.  Use our printable step by step guide to learn to draw a crab and you'll soon be drawing.    

Mystery Picture Puzzle - Crab

Mystery Picture Puzzle - Crab

Copy the squares into the correct positions on the grid to gradually reveal a picture. Don't tell the kids what it is! Choose from our easier or harder versions below.

A yellow ghost crab
A yellow ghost crab

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