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300+ Pictionary Word Ideas for Kids

Sam has played a lot of Pictionary with kids over the years, first as a kid and then as a first and second-grade teacher.

Also suitable for adults

Also suitable for adults

Why Play Pictionary With Kids?

Pictionary is a great game for kids. It helps develop imagination, communication, and teamwork skills. It's also a great icebreaker on the first day of school, at a party, or at a sleepover. Plus, it's so much fun!

The following word ideas are suitable for kids of all ages.

How to Play Pictionary

To play Pictionary, you will need:

  • Players (at least six players)
  • Something to draw on (a whiteboard, or a notepad)
  • Something to draw with (appropriate pens)
  • Recommended: A judge

Rules and Directions

  1. Separate players into two teams. The first team will choose a player to draw first. That player will get a word from the list.
  2. If using a judge, the judge will tell the player their word. Otherwise, the player must read it from the list.
  3. The player will then have three minutes to draw their word. As they draw, their team attempts to guess what the word is. The drawing player cannot speak or draw any letters or numbers.
  4. If the word is guessed within the time limit, the guessing team gets a point.
  5. The other team then chooses a player to draw and takes their turn in the same way.
  6. Repeat until each player has drawn at least once and one team has ten points.

Role of the judge:

  • Tells player which word to draw
  • Helps player choose another word if first word unknown.
  • Enforces time limits.
  • Keeps score.

Easy Pictionary Words for Kids

jack-o'-lantern

elephant

ocean

book

egg

house

dog

ball

star

shirt

underwear

ice cream

drum

Christmas tree

spider

shoe

smile

cup

hat

cookie

bird

kite

snowman

butterfly

cupcake

fish

grapes

socks

TV

bed

phone

doll

trash can

skateboard

sleep

sad

airplane

nose

eyes

apple

sun

sandwich

cherry

bubble

moon

snow

candy

roof

Where do pumpkins go when they die?

Where do pumpkins go when they die?

Medium Pictionary Words for Kids

storm

rice

fang

pancakes

baseball

turkey

flag pole

sand

mailbox

wing

city

farm

watch

garbage

spring

winter

toaster

jump

dive

sunglasses

laptop

chef

elbo

list

book shelf

hill

pillowcase

stop light

desk

teacher

recess

vacation

police

clock

subway

hair tie

sleeping bag

tent

heaven

braces

gummy bears

firefighter

Here, hold my hose.

Here, hold my hose.

Hard Pictionary Words for Kids

team captain

bake sale

homeless

morning

dark

pain

homework

glue

eraser

peace

panic

alarm

far

comfy

dripping

boring

hot

cold

parents

closet

laugh

falling

sleepover

calendar

sunscreen

panda

detention

hair

ice skating

afraid

dictionary

homerun

root beer float

hibernation

street sweeper

spitball

drinking fountain

imagination

gum under the desk

toilet paper

fart

communication

magic

clambake

girlfriend

Four bases and a movie.

Four bases and a movie.

People

Harry Potter

Teacher

George Washington

Justin Bieber

Batman

Spongebob

Zendaya

Superman

Thomas the Tank Engine

Ariana Grande

Wonder Woman

President Donald Trump

Nemo

Black Panther

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Mr. Incredible

Spiderman

Vampire

Andi Mack

Captain America

Selena Gomez

Can't see himself for who he is.

Can't see himself for who he is.

Locations

Bathroom

School

The United States

Bedroom

Playground

The Zoo

Kitchen

Church

China

Disneyland

Backyard

Mexico

The White House

New York

Canada

The Ocean

Bus Stop

The Library

Bar Mitzvah

The Beach

Detention

Occupant rotates every four years.

Occupant rotates every four years.

Things

Laptop

Kite

Leash

Gorilla

Fire

Nail Polish

Quesadilla

Earthquake

Rubber Band

Sidewalk

Minion

Keychain

Electricity

Headphones

Cereal

Car

Train

Bus

Airplane

Purse

Hot Dog

Stop, drop, and roll. Then duck and cover.

Stop, drop, and roll. Then duck and cover.

Movies

Frozen

Lord of the RIngs

Star Wars

Moana

Captain Underpants

The Lego Movie

Despicable Me

Justice League

Winnie the Pooh

Beauty and the Beast

Guardians of the Galaxy

Paddington

The Lion King

Jurassic Park

The Incredibles

Finding Nemo

Pocahontas

Harry Potter

Iron Man

X-Men

Zootopia

All of his friends are extinct.

All of his friends are extinct.

Video Games

Mario

Madden

Minecraft

Kirby

Zelda

Sonic

FIFA

Pac-Man

Charmander

Mario Kart

Splatoon

Pikachu

World of Warcraft

League of Legends

Call of Duty

Snorlax

Lucario

Yoshi

Is it Donut or Doughnut? #PictionaryQuestions

Is it Donut or Doughnut? #PictionaryQuestions

Food and Drink

Goldfish

Chips

Oreos

Fish Sticks

Potato

Carrot

Milkshake

Corn

Eggplant

Chocolate

Milk

Spaghetti

Burger

Taco

French Fries

Pickle

Waffle

French Toast

Peanut Butter and Jelly

Chicken Nuggets

Chicken Wings

Biscuits

Grits

Butter

Beans

Flour

Vanilla

Eggs

Turkey

Coca Cola

Bacon

Water

Orange Juice

Lettuce

Cheesecake

Popsicle

Pizza

Corndog

Ramen

Ketchup

Onion

Cotton Candy

Spatula

Bologna

BBQ

Doughnut

Cracker

Cheese

Like a boomerang

Like a boomerang

Verbs

Carry

Run

Jump

Swim

Skip

Fly

Row

Catch

Watch

Swing

Learn

Love

Drink

Burp

Eat

Read

Type

Download

Call

Snap

Text

Pose

Shout

Sleep

Scratch

Hug

Cut

Bang

Spit

Tie

Open

Listen

Write

Sing

Pray

Close

Dance

Dispatch

Trade

Drive

Unite

Multiply

Cook

Unplug

Purchase

More Ways to Play Pictionary

Looking for ways to spice up Pictionary for kids?

  • Boys vs. girls
  • Have one player from each team draw the same word at the same time and award the point to the team that guesses first.
  • Have everyone play left-handed or with the pen between their elbows.
  • Have each team think of a list of words for the other team to draw.
  • Blindfolded!

Comments

Shahana on June 13, 2019:

I really like it