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200+ Charades Ideas for Kids: Movies, Books, and More

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Over 200 family-friendly charades ideas!

Over 200 family-friendly charades ideas!

Charades for Kids and Families

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

The rules are simple: One person must choose a topic and act it out without speaking! The other players must guess what the topic is before the time runs out. Each round can last from 30 seconds to one minute, though if you're playing with younger children, it might be easier to not use a timer at all.

One of the biggest challenges of playing charades is thinking of topics to act out. Your topic could be a book, movie, song, celebrity, fictional character, TV show, fairy tale, object, action, or whatever else tickles your fancy! Keep in mind that the thing you choose cannot be too obscure; otherwise, no one 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!

Like Shrek or Ice Age!

Like Shrek or Ice Age!

Kids' Movies for Charades

Toy Story

Howl's Moving Castle

Despicable Me

Pirates of the Caribbean

Inside Out

Frozen

A Bug's Life

Ratatoullie

Encanto

Spy Kids

Bend It Like Beckham

Mrs. Doubtfire

Bambi

Alice in Wonderland

The Parent Trap

The Polar Express

The Incredibles

Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead

Mouse Hunt

High School Musical

Up

Spiderman

Chicken Run

Beauty and the Beast

Robots

Meet the Robinsons

The Pink Panther

Dumbo

Brave

Peter Pan

Mr. Popper's Penguins

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Mama Mia!

The Little Mermaid

Home Alone

Shrek

Monsters, Inc.

Wall-E

Aladdin

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Tarzan

The Croods

Trolls

Kung Fu Panda

Ghostbusters

Hairspray

The Wizard of Oz

The Mummy

Finding Nemo

The Simpsons Movie

Treasure Planet

Sing

Boss Baby

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Chicken Little

Megamind

Spirit

Lady and the Tramp

How to Train Your Dragon

Happy Feet

Jumanji

Zootopia

Big Hero 6

Spirited Away

Coco

Cars

Bee Movie

Lilo and Stitch

The Fox and the Hound

Freaky Friday

Luca

The Princess and the Frog

Ice Age

Coraline

Like Charlotte's Web or Curious George!

Like Charlotte's Web or Curious George!

Book Ideas for Charades for Kids

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

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

Horton Hears a Who

Holes

Green Eggs and Ham

The Secret Garden

Madeline

The Princess Diaries

Matilda

Curious George

The Giving Tree

No, David!

Goodnight Moon

Corduroy

The Little Engine That Could

Harry Potter

Where the Sidewalk Ends

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Harold and the Purple Crayon

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

Amelia Bedelia

The Boxcar Children

Little House on the Prarie

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

A Wrinkle in Time

The Lightning Thief

The Little Prince

Inkheart

The Cat in the Hat

Winnie the Pooh

The Hobbit

Like Rapunzel and The Gingerbread Man!

Like Rapunzel and The Gingerbread Man!

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

Puss in Boots

Rumpelstiltskin

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Like Paw Patrol, Arthur, and Hannah Montana!

Like Paw Patrol, Arthur, and Hannah Montana!

TV Show Charades Ideas for Kids

Rugrats

Spongebob Squarepants

Paw Patrol

The Wizards of Waverly Place

Scooby Doo

Thomas the Tank Engine

The Wiggles

Yo Gabba Gabba

Dora the Explorer

Go, Diego, Go!

Noddy

Bob the Builder

Glee

Playschool

Cyberchase

Hannah Montana

Sesame Street

Arthur

Hi-5

The Simpsons

Malcolm in the Middle

Wild Kratts

The Muppet Show

Suite Life of Zack and Cody

Lassie

Huge

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

Peppa Pig

My Little Pony

Fairly Odd Parents

Phineas and Ferb

Adventure Time

Dinosaur Train

Garfield and Friends

PJ Masks

Doc McStuffins

Johnny Bravo

Postman Pat

The Flintstones

Kim Possible

Animaniacs

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

CatDog

iCarly

The Magic School Bus

Like a cat, dog, or alligator!

Like a cat, dog, or alligator!

Animal Charades Ideas for Kids

Giraffe

Lion

Cat

Elephant

Cow

Rhinoceros

Gorilla

Horse

Rabbit

Monkey

Dog

Fish

Alligator

Snake

Lizard

Panda

Wolf

Koala

Hippopotamus

Mouse

Cheetah

Peacock

Ostrich

Penguin

Fox

Fish

Raccoon

Platypus

Whale

Shark

Beaver

Chipmunk

Naked mole rat

Crab

Skunk

Zebra

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Like painting, cleaning, or grocery shopping!

Like painting, cleaning, or grocery shopping!

Action Charades Ideas for Kids

Driving a car

Walking a dog

Eating ice cream

Studying

Drinking water

Reading

Taking a shower

Skydiving

Painting

Lifting weights

Giving a speech

Jump roping

Sleeping

Gardening

Flying a plane

Packing a suitcase

Eating too much

Cleaning

Underwater

Grocery shopping

Making a bed

Ordering food

Tying your shoes

Texting

Blowing your nose

Tanning

Rock climbing

Changing a diaper

Taking out the trash

Mailing a letter

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Comments

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:

Epic website

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:

Good

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:

Cool

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

Thanks

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:

Awesome

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:

cool

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 https://hobbylark.com/party-games/Charades-Ideas... . 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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