Charade Family Fun 100 + Ideas

Updated: Jun 3

Do you ever want to play a fun family game? Or want to let a group of kids play on their own? Then this a great game for them. Charades is a great way to share some laughs, have everyone involved, and not have to buy a new game. The problem I seem to run into is coming up with items that are simple enough for all ages to be involved. Fear not! I have made a great list of simple items for your children to act out as a family or the kids on their own. You can even simply download the list at the end and print it.



Just in case you do not know how to play charades there are a couple different ways you can play. Here are the first steps:


1. Print or write out the items below (or pick and choose which ones you like).

2. Cut each one onto an individual slip of paper folding so you cannot read it.

3. Put it into a bag, box, or hat to draw from when it is someone’s turn.


Then you need to decide if you are playing for fun or playing to win. We just play for fun taking turns. If you want to play to win, you will need to divide the group into two teams. Then have a timer and see which team gets to most points at the end of the game.

Here is how it goes.


- The first player draws a slip of paper from the box and reads it in their head.

- Then they act out the clue without props or talking.

- The others sit and watch and guess what it could be.

- Once the item is guessed it is the next players turn.


Now, what you have all been waiting for…here is the list of simple charade items so you don’t have to come up with them on your own.


Hot Air Balloon

Vampire

Bee

Elephant

Finding Nemo

Santa Clause

Easter Bunny

Ice Cream Cone

Sleeping Beauty

Photographer

Paper Airplane

Chicken Dance

Harry Potter

Baseball

Dancer

Zombie

School Bus Driver

Football

Swimming

Orange Justice

Three Little Pigs

Cupid

Telephone

Soccer

Juggling

Archery

Floss

Playing Cards

Tooth Fairy

Milking A Cow

Playing Hopscotch

Brushing Teeth

Fishing

Shoveling Snow

Spinning Top

Sewing

Fire Fighter

Angel

Riding A Motorcycle

Jump Rope

Artist

Building A Camp Fire

Cat

Cooking

Bubble Gum

Parachute

Flying A Kite

Flamingo

Skate Boarding

Walk the Dog

Riding A Roller Coaster

Grocery Shopping

Frog

Monkey

Bad Dream

Riding A Bike

Sledding

Scared

Soldier

Superman

Making Your Bed

Taking A Shower

Reading A Book

Hula Hooping

T-Rex

Monkey

Bunny

Rattle Snake

Building A Sandcastle

Opera

Excited

Mad

Picking Flowers

Climbing A Tree

Skunk

Fart – hey it makes them laugh…it makes us all laugh

Ice Skate

Yo-Yo

Drums

Bowling

Karate

Rock Climbing

Queen

Runway Walk

Putting On Makeup

Basketball

Guitar

Paparazzi

Riding A Horse

Cleaning

Witch

Haircut

Surfing

High Dive

Snowman

Riding A Bike

Wedding

Braces (teeth)

Broken Arm

DJ

Downhill Skiing

Dog

Scuba Diving

Shark

Volcano




Now you are loaded up with ideas of varying levels. I suggest you put a few of the simpler ones to the side if you have a younger child so they can draw from their own stack. You could even do a separate adult pile that is more difficult as well. The goal is to make it fun for everyone, not frustrating for anyone.


This is such a fun experience for children and is a great way to develop creative thinking. They have to think outside the box. Being able to communicate in a new way by using their body. It is also a great way to learn how to be the center of attention and all about taking turns.


Happy Acting!


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