200+ Silly Charades Words for Kids (and Parents!)

Within every game night is a fun children’s party classic that never goes old. No matter the time, year, or age of participants, this game never fails to make players laugh out loud wherever or whenever they give it a go. 

For the most part, this short-time merriment requires you to use and move your entire body, syncing your own creativity and imagination along with it. Figured it out yet? As you’ve probably read from the title, we’re talking about the all-time party favorite, Charades.

While this game arguably holds the record for the highest number of most hyped up parties since it was invented, the fact that it’s literally centuries-old makes it hard for today’s players to come up with fresh, new words and phrases to play it with.

If this is you, you’re in luck, because today we’re going to be giving you over 200 Charades words for the kids (and parents) to enjoy. Are you ready? So are we! But before that, let’s first refresh our memories on how to play this game.

How to Play Charades

When it comes to Charades, the rules are simple. Divide the group into two teams, and assign one representative for each round to act out their word or phrase. Before each round begins, select a category to play or to draw it from the lot, just like you would with the actual answer.

Have each team guess as many answers within a given time, or until you run out of words for the game. At the end, the winner is the team with the most points, and that group wins a prize.

Silly Charades Words for Kids

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Now that we’ve refreshed your memory on how to play this classic party game, it’s time for the answers! Here are silly charades words kids can use at your next game night.

Everyday Activities Charades Words 

If you’re going to be playing Charades, never forget the basics. Here are some ideas on everyday activities you can use for your next game.

  • Eating
  • Drinking
  • Sleeping
  • Taking a Shower
  • Brushing Your Teeth
  • Brushing Your Hair
  • Getting Dressed
  • Putting on Shoes
  • Cooking
  • Cleaning
  • Taking Medicine
  • Doing the Laundry

Common Objects Charades Words

Other than the daily activities you regularly partake in, there are also many household objects we interact with on a day-to-day basis. Here are some of those examples below.

  • Table
  • Chair
  • Sofa
  • Bed
  • Refrigerator
  • TV
  • Soap
  • Knife
  • Cup or Glass
  • Bottle
  • Door
  • Stairs
  • Rug
  • Computer
  • Cellphone
  • Telephone
  • Doorbell

People and Professions Charades Words

Other people’s impressions of their family and friends are the best kind of entertainment you can get on a game night. Here are some ideas to get your laugh on for your next game of Charades:

  • Mom
  • Dad
  • Brother
  • Sister
  • Grandma
  • Grandpa
  • Cousin
  • Uncle
  • Aunt
  • Chef
  • Lawyer
  • Doctor
  • Mailman
  • Ballerina
  • Artist
  • Veterinarian
  • Actor
  • Firefighter
  • Farmer
  • Cashier
  • Policeman
  • President

TV & Cartoon Charades Words

If you have kids at home, then you might already know this list, because you’ve no choice but to watch them. Kidding! Here are some of children’s favorite shows and characters they can play for your next game:

  • Mickey Mouse
  • Spongebob Squarepants
  • Peppa Pig
  • Elmo
  • Batman
  • Dora the Explorer
  • Cocomelon
  • Paw Patrol
  • Winnie the Pooh
  • Eeyore
  • Big Bird
  • Ask the Storybots
  • Blue’s Clues
  • Bugs Bunny
  • Elmer Fudd
  • Shimmer and Shine
  • The Flintstones
  • Garfie

Food Charades Words

Eating candy is probably the number one thing on a child’s mind other than play. Here are some ideas on some tasty treats and snacks your kids can mime to fulfill their childhood dreams:

  • Ice Cream
  • Pizza
  • Marshmallows
  • Cotton Candy
  • French Fries
  • Toast
  • Cake
  • Sandwich
  • Steak
  • Donut
  • Cupcake
  • Spaghetti
  • Hamburger
  • Pancakes

Animal Charades Words

Other than humans, impressions of our favorite furry friends and animals can get the laughs roaring—literally. Below are some animal ideas you can use for the next round:

  • Dog
  • Cat
  • Lion
  • Tiger
  • Penguin
  • Cow
  • Turtle
  • Snake
  • Monkey
  • Pig
  • Skunk
  • Gorilla
  • Bird
  • Bat
  • Fish
  • Kangaroo
  • Elephant
  • Jellyfish
  • Horse
  • Lizard
  • Rabbit
  • Crab

Sports Charades Words

Have you got a hyper athletic kid who likes to run around all day and doesn’t let anyone stop them? Let them explore their potential as they play pretend some of these famous sports and recreation:

  • Running
  • Swimming
  • Basketball
  • Baseball / Softball
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Badminton
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Wrestling
  • Boxing
  • Surfing
  • Cricket
  • Hockey
  • Ping Pong

Hobbies & Arts Charades Words

There are some things in life that make living colorful and vibrant. Whether it’s something as deep as your passion, or as simple as an afternoon pastime, here are some ideas on hobbies and arts for your game:

  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Dancing
  • Singing
  • Playing Instruments
  • Writing
  • Baking
  • Cooking
  • Acting
  • Watching TV
  • Reading

Fairy Tales Charades Words

Fairytales and folklore allow children to see the world through a pair of shimmering eyes that are ready for adventure. For this list, your kids can play the part of their favorite fairytale characters for some fun.

  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Snow White
  • Rapunzel
  • Goldilocks
  • Three Little Pigs 
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • Cinderella
  • The Little Mermaid
  • The Princess and the Pea
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Jack and the Beanstalk
  • Hansel and Gretel
  • Humpty Dumpty

Children’s Movies Charades Words

Other than cartoons and TV shows, your kids’ favorite movies are bound to make an impression on them as they grow old. Below are some of our favorite movies and movie characters that you could include in your game!

  • Finding Nemo
  • The Lion King
  • Lightning McQueen
  • Frozen
  • Mike Wazowski
  • Coco
  • Poppy
  • Wreck-It Ralph
  • Snoopy
  • Shrek
  • Dumbo
  • Wall-E
  • Up
  • Toy Story
  • Buzz Lightyear
  • Woody
  • Zootopia
  • The Grinch

Emotions Charades Words

Our feelings are part of our daily lives. Because of this, even kids at a young age should be taught to understand how they work and how to express them. Here’s a fun list to exercise your kids’ display of emotions:

  • Happy
  • Sad
  • Angry
  • Sleepy
  • Hungry
  • Excited
  • Bashful
  • Confused
  • Jealous
  • Evil
  • Panic
  • Bored

Toys and Games Charades

As growing children need different types of learning for their development, toys are necessary. Let your kids have a blast playing as their favorite knick knacks in this list of ideas.

  • Race Car
  • Legos
  • Ball
  • Squirt Gun
  • Playing Cards
  • Paintball
  • Legos
  • Slinky
  • Jigsaw Puzzle
  • Jenga
  • Train Set
  • Airplane

Locations Charades

You know how there’s always that one guy in the play who always gets the role of the tree or the moon? Now’s your chance to put yourself in his shoes with this list for your next game.

  • School
  • Zoo
  • Arcade
  • Ice Cream Shop
  • Barber’s Shop / Salon
  • Mall
  • Church
  • Hospital
  • Pizza Parlor
  • House
  • Toy Store
  • Grocery Store


Oh, the number of silly charades words for kids you can use at your next gathering. Exciting stuff, isn’t it? We hope that this article was able to shed some light or inspiration for what to use for your game night with the kids.

In the meantime, if you’re looking for more ways to change up the old mechanics, or perhaps an inspiration for other party games you can include, feel free to visit the official Gathered Again Etsy Shop for more ideas

We hope you have a great time with your friends and family playing Charades. We wish you the best of luck, players!

Jennifer Taylor brings a vibrant flair for storytelling to the Gathered Again team, having joined us in 2023. With a profound love for writing and a knack for capturing the essence of family moments, Jennifer crafts content that inspires and connects, making every reader feel right at home.

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