Learn semaphore with Crackers the crab
If you get shipwrecked on a desert island you might need to send a message asking
for help to passing ships. You could do this using semaphore signals.
Semaphore is a way of sending messages over long distances, using two hand-held
flags. The person sending the message holds the flags in a different position for
each letter of the alphabet.
Type a short message into the box below and Crackers will show you how to signal
it with semaphore.
You can also have a go at sending semaphore messages yourself using our semaphore A-Z.
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