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
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



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      Somone 12 days ago

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      Pala niaannahe 4 weeks ago

      Weirdest thing ever. It's ok

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      Eva 2 months ago

      Love it! Thanks!

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      Altia 2 months ago

      Very good

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      Annabel 3 months ago

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


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      lauren 3 months ago

      very helpful for Christmas

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      Lee 4 months ago

      Glee is not for kids

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      stella 13 months ago

      good website

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      sawg 14 months ago

      more ideas

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      Both 15 months ago

      Love you marissa love kevin

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      emmie 19 months ago

      This website is amazing i love it ;)

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      Katei 19 months ago

      Lol nice pickyy

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      FESDRFh 22 months ago

      wow i love this!!!!

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      andrew 23 months 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 2 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 3 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 3 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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      lisa 5 years ago

      Thanks a lot! this helped me real good.

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      Carly 5 years ago

      Those are really good ideas

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      amazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzing it really help me entertain my kids thanks a lot

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      Kristy Callan 5 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 5 years ago

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

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      alex 5 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

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      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 . 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!