There’s a reason the game Charades has survived since the 18th century. It really is the perfect combination of fun, creative communication and laughter (lots and lots of laughter!)
Great for groups of family, friends, students, colleagues, scouts – hey, my kids even play charades over Facetime with friends! It’s kind of a hit around here.
Charades requires very little to play – just willing participants and a collection of charades ideas, and we’ve got you covered when it comes to the latter.
As well as a printable set of commonly agreed rules for play, below you’ll also find over 250 charades ideas that are perfect for kids and families. They’re sorted into themed collections so just choose a set, print and you’re ready to play.
If you’re new to the game, or it’s just been a while since you played, our printable How to Play Charades Instructions can help you get started.
Then add any set of game cards listed below and you’re ready to play!
Printable Charades Ideas Game Card Sets
All of our charades ideas are available as free printable game card sets. Click on one of the green text links below to be taken to the corresponding set.
Family Movie Charades Game Cards: The most popular family friendly movies make great charades prompts for the whole family.
Kids TV Show Charades Cards: Everyone from Handy Manny to Bob the Builder and Peppa Pig feature in this fun kids TV charades ideas collection.
Cartoon Characters Charades Game Cards: We’ve got all your favourite characters from Looney Tunes, Marvel and more in this fun cartoon set.
Dance Charades Cards with Popular Dance Moves & Styles: Get grooving to the beat with this fun pairing of speed charades with the top of the pops most popular dance moves and styles. Includes how to play Speed Charades.
Top 50 Pop Songs Charades Cards: Tap your toes, move your feet and have a laugh acting out the titles of over 60 popular pop songs.
Classic Children’s Book Charades Cards: Perfect for players of all ages, this charades ideas set includes over 60 well known, classic children’s book titles.
Fairy Tale Charades Game: A firm favourite charades collection with my princess loving kids.
Christmas Charades Cards: Christmas is the perfect time to play Charades as you gather with family and friends.
Christmas Movies Charades Cards: This add-on pack of Christmas movie titles makes a great addition to our Christmas charades cards set.
Printable Halloween Charades Cards: Whoo-oo’ll win Halloween charades in your house? It’s easy to play with these not-too-spooky Charades cards.
Printing Instructions for Charades Games
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