Need a list of charades ideas for kids to keep some kiddos entertained?
Take a look through our 260 charades ideas for kids lists including movies, TV shows, books, animals, foods, sports, activities, and more! We’ve hand-picked each clue to ensure it’s G-rated, likely to be known by most kids playing charades, and bound to keep everyone laughing!
40 Kids Movie Ideas for Charades
Disney, Marvel, and Pixar productions are always a safe bet for movie-themed charades.
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Stick to a theme, or spice it up with your children’s favorites.
|Hotel Transylvania||Finding Nemo|
|Zootopia||How to Train Your Dragon|
|Toy Story||Indiana Jones|
|High School Musical||Madagascar|
|Up||The Lego Movie|
|Kung Fu Panda||Monsters Inc.|
|The Wizard of Oz||Robots|
|A Bug’s Life||Iron Giant|
|Peter Pan||The Lion King|
|Ice Age||The Land Before Time|
|Annie||Night at the Museum|
|Coco||Fantastic Mr. Fox|
Want even more movie ideas? See our epic list of 210+ charades movie ideas which includes Disney and family movie lists!
30 TV Show Charades Ideas for kids
Oh, the nostalgia! Waking up early on a Sunday morning to watch Nickelodeon. Those were the days!
Here’s a solid list of 30 kid-friendly TV picks.
|Fairly Oddparents||Avatar: The Last Airbender|
|Kim Possible||Teen Titans Go!|
|Shaun the Sheep||The Loud House|
|My Little Pony||Paw Patrol|
|Magic School Bus||DuckTales|
|Bluey||The Dragon Prince|
|Arthur||Scooby-Doo! Where Are You?|
|The Flintstones||Popeye the Sailor|
|PAW Patrol||Jurassic World|
|Tom and Jerry||Ninjago|
|Adventure Time||Ben 10|
30 Children’s Book Charades Ideas
Most of these books have stood the test of time. No matter if your child is a quick reader, or loves a bedtime classic, there’s a variation included below.
|Goodnight Moon||Where the Wild Things Are|
|The Very Hungry Caterpillar||Harry Potter|
|The Gruffalo||Charlotte’s Web|
|Matilda||Harold and the Purple Crayon|
|The Wind in the Willows||The Tiger Who Came to Tea|
|The Cat in the Hat||Where’s Spot?|
|Alice in Wonderland||The Little Engine That Could|
|3 Little Pigs||The Lorax|
|The Little Prince||The BFG|
|Giraffes Can’t Dance||Dog Man|
|Stick Man||How to Catch a Unicorn|
|Code Name Bananas||The Wonky Donkey|
|Love You Forever||Room on the Broom|
|Jumanji||Green Eggs and Ham|
40 Animal Charades Ideas for a Roaring Great Time
Lions, tigers, bears, oh my!
Animal charades are destined to get the group howling. Bump up the difficulty by adding specific types of animals: polar bears, grizzly bears, black bears, or teddy bears.
20 Delicious Food Charade Ideas
Feeling hungry? Set the table with these food charade choices.
|Ice Cream Cone||Sandwich|
20 Sport Ideas for Charades
According to the World Sports Encyclopedia, there are over 8,000 sporting games in the world!
We don’t even know ¼ of the games in the world! No worries though – this list has 20 easy options for kids.
30 Hilarious Activities for Charades
Sometimes the hardest things to guess are the ones we do every day. Here are 30 activity charades clues for kids.
|Brushing teeth||Tying your shoes|
|Washing dishes||Doing homework|
|Catching the bus||Eating breakfast|
|Doing the laundry||Talking on the phone|
|Making your bed||Taking the dog for a walk|
|Playing jump rope||Watering the flowers|
|Brushing your hair||Cooking dinner|
|Taking a nap||Vacuuming the floor|
|Taking a shower||Taking a photo|
|Going for a run||Walking in the park|
|Climbing a tree||Swimming in the ocean|
|Opening a can||Opening a door|
|Blowing a kiss||Going to school|
30 Random Objects for Charade Ideas
Look around the house, write down anything you see, and eureka! You’ve got yourself some quite challenging charades. You could make it easier by stating locations, such as, “these objects are located in the kitchen.”
Try to be a rock. It’s harder than you’d think!
20 Transport Ideas for Charades – Beep Beep!
|Police Car||School Bus|
To get anywhere by unicycle would be a medal-worthy feat.
30 Jobs and Occupations for Charades
Man, they grow up fast!
Don’t forget to include your child’s dream job in this mix. It’ll be a pleasant surprise.
Conclusion – Charades Ideas for Kids
Hopefully, this list took all the planning out of planning a fun charades game for kids, so you can dive right into playing!
Charades is perfect for any occasion, easily adaptable, and engaging for all age ranges. If you’re planning to play with teens, or older children, feel free to check out our list of 225+ Funny Charades Ideas and our 230+ Charades Ideas for Adults lists.
If you and your group are amazing at charades, then make your game more challenging with our 150+ Hard Charades Ideas!
Happy guessing, and good luck!
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