Ghost Crabbing Games


If it's not enough to simply catch Ghost Crabs and you're looking for a bit more excitement, try these games to add some competition to the activity:

The Crab Dance

  • Put all the Ghost Crabs you catch into the bucket
  • Draw a large circle in the sand that everyone can stand inside
  • Put the bucket in the middle of the circle
  • Everyone (including adults!) stands inside the circle
  • Turn off flashlights
  • Turn the bucket of crabs over
  • The crabs scramble in every direction
  • The first person to leave the circle is the loser (terms defined by each group)
  • Those remaining after a couple of minutes are the winners

Catch The Most Crabs

  • Divide into even teams
  • Each team has a bucket
  • Put all the crabs caught into the buckets
  • After set amount of time, count the crabs and determine the winner

Moby Crab

  • Divide into even teams
  • Each team has a bucket
  • Put all the crabs caught into the buckets
  • After set amount of time, find the largest crab and determine the winner