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How to play Charades? 🤓

To play Charades you need at least two players, but there is no upper limit.

Write some words and/or phrases on slips of paper. Then fold them so nobody can read the word.

Then one after another draws a paper slip and tries to act out the word to the other players. You should set a time limit in advance. Usually, everyone has one minute to act out the word. There are various versions of how to play Charades. You can play in teams or just play for fun.

You can find all rules for Charades here: Charades Word Game.

The most important thing to play Charade is a great list of words. You can make this list by yourself or use our great list with the best charades ideas for kids.

Why Charades Is Great For Kids 👍

Charades is a simple and fun activity game for families and friends. The great thing about charades is that it is never the same. As we all know, kids get easily bored. However, in the game Charades you can choose different topics and different words, and et voilà, you have an almost brand new game. So the fun never stops!

It is especially great for kids because it sparks their creative juices. It is quite challenging to act out words without speaking, even for adults. However, at the same time, it is absolutely hilarious to watch your family members showing off their acting skills.

List of the best Charades Ideas for Kids

If you need some inspiration for Charades words, you can take a look at our lists of fun Charades words for Kids.

Easy Charades Ideas for Kids 🙂

The following words are rather easy to act out. But don’t be fooled, it is still quite a challenge to act out words.


  • Party
  • Hair-dryer
  • Dentist
  • Toothbrush
  • Rollercoaster
  • Riding a bike
  • Trampoline
  • Robot
  • Beach
  • Telling a Joke
  • Drums
  • Blowing bubbles
  • Eating Spaghetti
  • Tree
  • Climbing
  • Nightmare
  • Boredom
  • Selfie
  • Baby
  • Dancing
  • Changing diaper
  • Skiing
  • Giving a haircut
  • Making pancakes
  • Chopping wood
  • Rockband
  • Ketchup
  • Bad breath
  • Spy
  • Juice box
  • Tent
  • Shoveling snow
  • Studying
  • Failing an exam
  • Headphones
  • Washing a car
  • Losing a game
  • Stubbing your toe
  • Squirt gun
  • Jumping rope
  • Blowing kisses
  • Hug
  • Watching TV
  • Teacher
  • Pillow fight
  • Icecream
  • Dropping your icecream
  • Piano
  • Sneeze
  • Giggle
  • Cough
  • Haircut
  • Ladder
  • Fart
  • Surprise
  • Present
  • Paint
  • Ghost
  • Braces
  • Clown
  • Fishing

Medium Charades Ideas for Kids 😎

For those who want more difficult words to act out, we have created a list of medium-hard words that are not too hard to mime but also not too easy.


  • Strong
  • Disco
  • Sword
  • Smartphone
  • Grounding
  • Macarena
  • Helicopter
  • Light
  • Makeup
  • Firefighter
  • Coffee
  • Heavy
  • President
  • Blanket
  • Birthday
  • Sewing
  • Groceries
  • Unicorn
  • Mopping the floor
  • Chair
  • Elevator
  • Doctor
  • Washing your hands
  • Painting a wall
  • Blowing candles
  • Juggling
  • Peeling a banana
  • Police officer
  • Watering plants
  • Sharpen a pencil
  • Backpack
  • Sunglasses
  • Parents
  • Cashier
  • Beauty pageant
  • Shy
  • Model
  • Milkshake
  • Mosquito bite
  • Funny Bone
  • Bookworm
  • Password
  • Wax
  • Garbage
  • Circus
  • Song
  • Key
  • Door
  • Rollerblading
  • Thief
  • Trip
  • Park
  • Playground
  • Chocolate
  • Barby
  • Snoring
  • Twins
  • Video Games
  • Blow a bubble gum
  • Pillow
  • Broom

Emotions Charades Ideas for Kids 🎭

Acting out emotions is not only fun, but from a psychological standpoint, it is also very beneficial for a child’s development. Acting out emotions is a great way to help kids recognize emotions. Anyways, the most important is to have fun!


  • Happy
  • Lovesick
  • Cold
  • Confident
  • Proud
  • Annoyed
  • Caring
  • Jealous
  • Worried
  • Silly
  • Confused
  • Startled
  • Cautious
  • Playful
  • Excited
  • Serious
  • Curious
  • Disgusted
  • Concentrated
  • Sour
  • Brave
  • Nervous
  • Grumpy
  • Guilty
  • Naughty
  • Embarrassed
  • Sad
  • Angry
  • Lazy
  • Disappointed
  • To be in love
  • Hurt
  • Dreamy
  • Scared
  • Devastated
  • Lonely
  • Calm
  • Tired

Animal Charades Ideas for Kids 🐼

Now it gets wild. Here is a list of different animals. From a harmless fly to a mighty tiger, everything is included.


  • Cat
  • Dog
  • Rabbit
  • Mosquitoes
  • Snake
  • Fly
  • Seahorse
  • Butterfly
  • Snail
  • Giraffe
  • Elephant
  • Lama
  • Owl
  • Tiger
  • Frog
  • Seal
  • Koala
  • Goldfish
  • Honeybee
  • Grasshopper
  • Hippo
  • Kangaroo
  • Mouse
  • Monkey
  • Horse
  • Dinosaur
  • Chicken
  • Shark
  • Mole
  • Cow
  • Bird
  • Bear
  • Dolphin
  • Starfish
  • Penguin
  • Worm
  • Pig
  • Sloth

Disney Charades Ideas for Kids 🧚‍♀️

Are you a Disney fan? Now you have the chance to show how much you know about Disney movies and their characters.


  • Tinker Bell
  • Arielle, The Little Mermaid
  • Pinocchio
  • Scar
  • Cruella De Vil
  • Dwarfs
  • Snow White
  • Merida
  • Buzz Lightyear
  • Woody
  • Cheshire Cat
  • Alice
  • Dumbo
  • Bambi
  • Jack Skellington
  • Peter Pan
  • Donald Duck
  • Rubbing a lamp
  • Dory
  • Nemo
  • Rapunzel
  • Elsa
  • Olaf
  • Cinderella
  • Minnie Mouse
  • Pluto
  • Lady And The Tramp
  • Scrooge
  • Marry Poppins
  • Prince Charming
  • Wall-E
  • The Lion King
  • Mickey Mouse
  • Goofy
  • Captain Hook
  • The Three Little Pigs
  • Big Bad Wolf
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Pongo
  • Dalmatians
  • Robin Hood
  • Winnie-the-Pooh
  • Eeyore
  • Tigger
  • Piglet
  • Roger Rabbit
  • Owl
  • Belle
  • Beast
  • Aladdin
  • The Genie
  • Timon
  • Pumbaa
  • Pocahontas
  • Quasimodo

Movie Charades Ideas for Kids 🎬

We admit, acting out movies can be quite tricky. However, a little challenge makes Charades even more exciting. If you don’t know a movie, you should definitely add it to your watchlist, because all these movies are awesome!


  • Toy Story
  • Frozen
  • Alvin and The Chipmunks
  • How to Train your Dragon
  • The LEGO Movie
  • Lilo and Stitch
  • Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
  • Dumbo
  • Star Wars
  • Karate Kid
  • The Jungle Book
  • Angry Birds
  • Inside Out
  • Tangled
  • Coco
  • Incredibles
  • Finding Nemo
  • Home Alone
  • Harry Potter
  • Ratatouille
  • Horton Hears a Who
  • 101 Dalmatians
  • The Muppets
  • Ugly Dolls
  • Pokémon Detective Pikachu
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • A Bug’s Life
  • Shrek
  • Kung Fu Panda
  • High School Musical
  • Wall-E
  • Despicable Me
  • Moana
  • Coco
  • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
  • Spider-Man
  • Up!
  • The Iron Giant
  • Trolls
  • Sing
  • The Little Prince
  • Peter Rabbit
  • The Gruffalo
  • Mr. Popper’s Penguins
  • Mama Mia!
  • Matilda
  • Paddington

TV-Show Charades Ideas for Kids 📺

Instead of watching your favorite TV-Show, you can act it out yourself. How great is that?


  • My Little Pony
  • Paw Patrol
  • Peppa Pig
  • Teletubbies
  • The Wizards of Waverly Place
  • Sesame Street
  • Superfriends
  • Gravity Falls
  • Daniel Tiger
  • The Simpsons
  • Beat Bugs
  • The Muppet Show
  • Pokémon
  • Rick and Morty
  • The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron
  • Voltron: Legendary Defender
  • Project MC2
  • Super Monsters
  • The Amazing World of Gumball
  • Cosmo & Wanda
  • The Powerpuff Girls
  • Tom & Jerry
  • Hannah Montana
  • We Bare Bears
  • Stranger Things
  • Naruto
  • Adventure Time
  • Dragon Ball Super
  • The Loud House
  • Pete the Cat
  • Legendary Dudas
  • Malcolm in the Middle
  • Scooby-Doo: Mytery Inc.
  • Shaun the Sheep
  • Dora the Explorer
  • Power Rangers
  • Batman the Animated Series
  • Steven Universe
  • Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  • SpongeBob Squarepants
  • Phineas and Ferb
  • Milo Murphy’s Law
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Dragon Tales
  • Sofia the First
  • Sid the Science Kid

Sports Charades Words for Kids 🚴‍♀️

We listed some sports which are perfect for Charades. Don’t worry. You don’t have to be a sports lover to play this game. We assure you, you will have much fun acting out these words.


  • Tennis
  • Football
  • Squash
  • Baseball
  • Bungee-Jumping
  • Climbing
  • Breakdance
  • Wrestling
  • Archery
  • Bodybuilding
  • Cricket
  • Volleyball
  • Hiking
  • Bowling
  • Riding
  • Table Tennis
  • Jogging
  • Chess
  • Swimming
  • Ice Hockey
  • Golf
  • Darts
  • Karate
  • Biking
  • Diving
  • Canyoning
  • Arm wrestling
  • Hip Hop Dancing
  • Cheerleader
  • Gymnastics
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Badminton
  • Skateboarding
  • Boxing

Hobbies Charades Words for Kids 🎨

This list of hobbies is not only great to play Charades, but it’s also a great way to find a new hobby!


  • Playing the piano
  • Playing the recorder
  • Painting a picture
  • Drawing
  • Singing
  • Meeting friends
  • Watching Youtube
  • Watching TV
  • Listening to music
  • Playing the guitar
  • Singing in a Choir
  • Making TikTok Videos
  • Lego building
  • Going for a walk
  • Hiking
  • Playing the drums
  • Climbing
  • Origami
  • Woodwork
  • Knitting
  • Collecting coins
  • Playing with action figures
  • Gardening
  • Card games
  • Dancing
  • Playing with a pet
  • Taking pictures
  • Collecting cards
  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • Doing magic tricks
  • Reading
  • Sculpting with Clay
  • Coloring book
  • Board games
  • Computer programming
  • Pottery
  • Rapping
  • Fishing
  • Diving
  • Horseback riding
  • Skateboarding
  • Sunbathing
  • Telling jokes
  • Playing with dolls

Jobs Charades Ideas for Kids 💼

Haven’t you found your dream job yet? Well, maybe you get some ideas out of this list with a lot of different Jobs.


  • Judge
  • Journalist
  • Accountant
  • Cashier
  • Hairdresser
  • Singer
  • Dancer
  • Doctor
  • Gardener
  • Psychologist
  • Veterinarian
  • Baker
  • Wedding planner
  • Programmer
  • Travel guide
  • Painter
  • Salesman
  • Waitress
  • Dentist
  • Zookeeper
  • Receptionist
  • Comedian
  • Photographer
  • Fitness trainer
  • Pastor
  • Pilot
  • Magician
  • Mechanic
  • Cook / Chef
  • Musician
  • School Teacher
  • Police officer
  • Farmer
  • Firefighter
  • Construction worker
  • Pharmacist
  • Archeologist
  • Factory worker
  • Surgeon
  • Yoga instructor
  • Flight attendant
  • Youtuber
  • Astronaut
  • Bus driver
  • Actor / Actress
  • Architect
  • Astronomer
  • Author
  • Barber
  • Barmen
  • Butcher
  • Carpenter
  • Cleaner
  • Electrician
  • Fisherman
  • Politician
  • Lawyer
  • Librarian
  • Lifeguard
  • Model
  • Nurse
  • Painter
  • Plumber
  • Postman

BONUS: Birthday Charades Ideas for Kids 🥳

Here you find a bunch of birthday-related Charades words and phrases.


  • Gift
  • Balloon
  • Friends
  • Family
  • Birthday cake
  • Sprinkles
  • Candles
  • Party Games
  • Goodie bags
  • Laughing
  • Wrapping paper
  • Eating chips
  • Candy
  • Birthday hat
  • Drinks
  • Blowing out the candles
  • Celebrate
  • Confetti
  • Decorate
  • Cookie
  • Fun
  • Birthday card
  • Dinner
  • Invitation
  • Dance
  • Frosting
  • Ice cream
  • Old
  • Playing tag
  • Music
  • Memories
  • Pinata
  • Toys
  • Bow
  • Young
  • Soda
  • Playing Hide and Seek
  • Cheers!
  • Clown
  • Trampoline
  • Bounce House
  • Guests
  • Garden
  • Money
  • Overeating
  • “Happy Birthday!”

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Our Rating

Charades for Kids

Charades for Kids will definitely spice up your next party. Based on how complex, how easy it is to play and how drunk you will get, we give it 4.9 out of 5 stars. We hope you enjoy Charades for Kids as much as we do!

4.9 out of 5 👌

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