We make it easy for teachers to bring the Science of Reading to their students through the power of play.

Here's what educators are saying:

“Games help children practice more, lower their anxiety—and they're fun!”

Kaya Henderson
Former Chancellor,
DC Public Schools

“I was able to play-test Kangaroo Cravings with over 30 students, and they absolutely loved it!”

Candace Spencer
DC Public Schools
Elementary School Teacher

"I know what kids need to learn to read. Kangaroo Cravings is awesome. My students want to keep playing. It makes me so happy to see them moving, laughing and learning. Every teacher in America needs to throw away flashcards and use this game instead!"

Gina Sandrzyk
First Grade Teacher,
National Literacy Expert

"It's such a simple concept but how it teaches is genius - and really aligned to brain science on how kids learn to read. Our kids love Kangaroo Cravings and are deeply engaged when playing. Our teachers say the game is highly effective and increasing practice."

Christopher Painter
Discovery Elementary, LCPS

How to Play Kangaroo Cravings

Student will have a blast practicing 300 high-frequency words across 3 difficulty levels. During their turn, students sound out, spell and complete a multi-sensory action for each word. The objective is to beat the raccoon to the pizza if you play cooperatively OR to be the first to the pizza if you are playing competitively.

Your students will laugh their way to literacy!

How to Buy

Our game can be used for home, class, and district-wide based on your needs.

For small orders, shop our collection.

For school or district-wide orders, please use the button below to tell us more about your needs.

For general education, special education and ELL

Station Rotation

Set up a few stations around the classroom for students to rotate through and batch the words to
match your lesson plans.

Small Group or 1:1

Students are pulled into small group work, often for targeted practice.  Kangaroo Cravings makes high-frequency word practice fun and more effective.

Whole Class

Play with the whole class to practice words that have been taught in the curriculum. Teachers curate the words that match the lessons for the whole class to practice together.

Outside the Classroom

Kangaroo Cravings offers a fun and effective way to engage students during free time or to support targeted reading programs, such as Orton-Gillingham exercises.

We’re on a mission to unlock every child’s potential and redefine literacy education, one game at a time.

No matter where you are in your Science of Reading (SoR) implementation, Clever Noodle games are a super fun, highly effective complement to your curriculum.