Ideas and Word Lists for Kids Charades

Updated on May 31, 2017

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
Inkheart
Holes
Green Eggs and Ham
The Secret Garden
Madeline
The Princess Diaries
Matilda
Curious George
The Giving Tree
No, David!
 

Fairy Tale Charades Ideas

 
 
 
Sleeping Beauty
Hansel and Gretel
The Gingerbread Man
Rapunzel
Little Red Riding Hood
Snow White
Thumbelina
Beauty and the Beast
Jack and the Beanstalk
Tom Thumb
Cinderella
The Pied Piper
The Little Mermaid
The Frog Prince
The Three Little Pigs
 
Rumpelstiltskin
 

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
Up!
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
Shrek
Monsters, Inc.
Wall-E
Ghostbusters
Hairspray
The Wizard of Oz
The Mummy
Finding Nemo
 

TV Show Charades Ideas For Kids

 
 
 
Rugrats
Huge
Lassie
The Wizards of Waverly Place
Postman Pat
Thomas the Tank Engine
The Wiggles
Yo Gabba Gabba
Dora the Explorer
Go, Diego, Go!
Noddy
Bob the Builder
Glee
Playschool
Winnie the Pooh
Hannah Montana
Sesame Street
Spongebob Squarepants
Hi-5
The Simpsons
Malcolm in the Middle
 
The Muppet Show
 

Animal Charades Ideas for Kids

 
 
 
giraffe
lion
cat
elephant
cow
mouse
gorilla
horse
rabbit
monkey
dog
fish

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        Scarlet 

        2 weeks ago

        Good ( ok)

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        Amy 

        3 weeks ago

        Love them my family and I loved them

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        Someone 

        4 weeks ago

        Good

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        Holly 

        4 weeks ago

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

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        Bob 

        3 months ago

        Good websire

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        Cy 

        7 months ago

        It’s not the best

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        someone 

        7 months ago

        it's okayish

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        Cool 

        8 months ago

        Cool

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        Somone 

        9 months ago

        Did not work :(

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        Pala niaannahe 

        10 months ago

        Weirdest thing ever. It's ok

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        Eva 

        11 months ago

        Love it! Thanks!

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        Altia 

        11 months ago

        Very good

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        Annabel 

        13 months ago

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

        Thanks

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        lauren 

        13 months ago

        very helpful for Christmas

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        Lee 

        13 months ago

        Glee is not for kids

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        stella 

        23 months ago

        good website

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        sawg 

        23 months ago

        more ideas

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        Both 

        2 years ago

        Love you marissa love kevin

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        emmie 

        2 years ago

        This website is amazing i love it ;)

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        Katei 

        2 years ago

        Lol nice pickyy

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        FESDRFh 

        2 years ago

        wow i love this!!!!

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        andrew 

        2 years ago

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

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        Lydia 

        2 years ago

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

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        unknown 

        2 years ago

        this really helped when i was playing

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        Chloe 

        3 years ago

        This site helped

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        ukown person 

        3 years ago

        Not the right stuff looking for other charad ideaS

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        Unknown 

        4 years ago

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

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        Shaylyn 

        4 years ago

        This is great for my daycare the are always intertwined

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        Ellie 

        4 years ago

        That was really good help thanks xxx

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        Cris 

        4 years ago

        Awesome

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        lisa 

        5 years ago

        Thanks a lot! this helped me real good.

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        Carly 

        6 years ago

        Those are really good ideas

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        anonymous 

        6 years ago

        amazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzing it really help me entertain my kids thanks a lot

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        unknow 

        6 years ago

        cool

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        Kristy Callan 

        6 years ago from Australia

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

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        unknown 

        6 years ago

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

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        alex 

        6 years ago

        These are amazing, thank you :)

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        ella 

        6 years ago

        thx so much your ze best of ze west

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        Katelyn 

        6 years ago

        I love these ideas for kids

      • Doctor Kristy profile imageAUTHOR

        Kristy Callan 

        6 years ago from Australia

        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 https://hobbylark.com/party-games/Charades-Ideas... . There are more kid charades ideas included there.

        have fun!

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        Theo 

        6 years ago

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

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