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Ideas and Word Lists for Kids Charades


Charades is an all-inclusive, fun game that is suitable for all ages, including children.

The rules are simple: one person will act something out, and the others must guess what they are trying to act out. It could be a book, movie, song, celebrity, fictional character, TV show, object, or whatever else tickles your fancy! One of the challenges of playing charades is thinking of topics. Topics have to be possible to act out, and they also can't be too obscure, or nobody will know the answer.

Below is a list of some suggestions of topics for playing charades, specially thought up for kids. Have fun, and remember: no talking! Have fun!

Book Ideas for Charades for Kids

Harry Potter

Where the Wild Things Are

Specky Magee

Where's Wally

Charlotte's Web

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Ella Enchanted

The Lorax

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

Pippi Longstocking



Green Eggs and Ham

The Secret Garden


The Princess Diaries


Curious George

The Giving Tree

No, David!


Fairy Tale Charades Ideas

Sleeping Beauty

Hansel and Gretel

The Gingerbread Man


Little Red Riding Hood

Snow White


Beauty and the Beast

Jack and the Beanstalk

Tom Thumb


The Pied Piper

The Little Mermaid

The Frog Prince

The Three Little Pigs




Movie Charades Ideas For Kids

Home Alone

Howl's Moving Castle

Despicable Me

Pirates of the Caribbean

The Simpsons Movie

The Pink Panther

Spy Kids

Bend It Like Beckham

Mrs. Doubtfire

The Polar Express

The Incredibles

Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead

Mouse Hunt

High School Musical


Freaky Friday

Chicken Run

Beauty and the Beast

Mr Popper's Penguins

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Mama Mia!

The Little Mermaid

Toy Story 3


Monsters, Inc.




The Wizard of Oz

The Mummy

Finding Nemo


TV Show Charades Ideas For Kids




The Wizards of Waverly Place

Postman Pat

Thomas the Tank Engine

The Wiggles

Yo Gabba Gabba

Dora the Explorer

Go, Diego, Go!


Bob the Builder



Winnie the Pooh

Hannah Montana

Sesame Street

Spongebob Squarepants


The Simpsons

Malcolm in the Middle


The Muppet Show


Animal Charades Ideas for Kids















13_Raccoon on April 09, 2020:

i feel that movies would be hard for children and there is not much you can do for it

studed on November 18, 2019:

monkey with a banana

Jack on February 18, 2019:

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Scarlet on January 01, 2019:

Good ( ok)

Amy on December 25, 2018:

Love them my family and I loved them

Someone on December 23, 2018:


Holly on December 21, 2018:

Amazing it gave me so many ideas you guys are so hard to please

Bob on September 26, 2018:

Good websire

Cy on June 12, 2018:

It’s not the best

someone on June 09, 2018:

it's okayish

Cool on May 03, 2018:


Somone on April 08, 2018:

Did not work :(

Pala niaannahe on March 18, 2018:

Weirdest thing ever. It's ok

Eva on February 17, 2018:

Love it! Thanks!

Altia on February 04, 2018:

Very good

Annabel on December 25, 2017:

I'm was terribly rubbish at charades now I'm fab


lauren on December 25, 2017:

very helpful for Christmas

Lee on December 14, 2017:

Glee is not for kids

stella on February 26, 2017:

good website

sawg on February 10, 2017:

more ideas

Both on January 11, 2017:

Love you marissa love kevin

emmie on September 08, 2016:

This website is amazing i love it ;)

Katei on September 08, 2016:

Lol nice pickyy

FESDRFh on June 15, 2016:

wow i love this!!!!

andrew on May 05, 2016:

these ideas are not very good charade ideas i dont like them

Lydia on April 16, 2016:

Thanks for the ideas I couldn't find the link to your other ideas

unknown on February 05, 2016:

this really helped when i was playing

Chloe on January 10, 2016:

This site helped

ukown person on April 15, 2015:

Not the right stuff looking for other charad ideaS

Unknown on November 18, 2014:

I play charades with my family like every night, and I always need better ideas. This site helped so much! thanks!

Shaylyn on August 07, 2014:

This is great for my daycare the are always intertwined

Ellie on February 21, 2014:

That was really good help thanks xxx

Cris on February 21, 2014:


lisa on March 23, 2013:

Thanks a lot! this helped me real good.

Carly on January 04, 2013:

Those are really good ideas

anonymous on November 04, 2012:

amazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzing it really help me entertain my kids thanks a lot

unknow on July 27, 2012:


Kristy Callan (author) from Australia on July 20, 2012:

Added another category just for you. :) There's also links to more pages of ideas in the article.

unknown on July 20, 2012:

these were okay you need to have waaaayyyyy more!!!

alex on June 06, 2012:

These are amazing, thank you :)

ella on April 08, 2012:

thx so much your ze best of ze west

Katelyn on February 23, 2012:

I love these ideas for kids

Kristy Callan (author) from Australia on January 29, 2012:

Thanks for your comment, Theo! Glad you enjoyed them. If you want more ideas, I linked to other lists in the articles.

Try going to . There are more kid charades ideas included there.

have fun!

Theo on January 29, 2012:

Great ideas! Fun for the whole family! We want more!

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