Halloween Charades

Last Updated on May 26, 2023 by Michele Tripple

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Are you looking for a new Halloween game for your family and friends or for your next Halloween party? Halloween charades is the perfect game for you! 

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Halloween Charades

Charades is a great game to play as a family or even as an activity for your kid’s class during the Halloween party!  Princess charades, Picture Charades, Famous People Charades and Superhero Charades are favorites in our family, as well as our holiday themed charades like Christmas charades or Thanksgiving Charades. We are excited to have Halloween Charades to add to our family game night!

If you are looking for some other fun Halloween ideas for your next family game night or Halloween party, check out our Halloween Minute to Win It Games list, or our printable Halloween Scattergories game. Add some funny jokes like our Skeleton Puns and you’re ready for a party!

Are you looking for a new Halloween game for your family? Halloween charades is the perfect game for the whole family or your next Halloween party! 

What Is Charades?

Charades are a combination of acting and guessing games.  That makes it the perfect game for all ages (even adults!)  

While one person acts out an assigned word or phrase, the other players try to guess what the word or phrase is. 

The actor can’t talk or make any sounds but must use their acting ability to convey to the other players what the word or phrase is on their Halloween charade card.  

the back of sample halloween charades printable

Charades Rules

  • You can work together or divide your group into teams. 
  • Choose one person to pick a printed Halloween charade card with a word or phrase on it.
  • Only the actor can look at the card.
  • Use a game timer or set a digital timer for one minute or however long you decide prior to starting. 
  • The actor then has one minute to act out the word or phrase while the other players try to guess it.
  • When the correct guess is made within the time, you get a point for your team.
  • It will then be the other team’s turn!
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sample of halloween charades printable

 How Do You Play Charades?

Charades can be as competitive and as loud and exciting as you want. 

You can use our pre-printed Halloween charade cards and a simple game timer to get started.  You can work together or divide into teams.  Any way you do it, you will have lots of fun! 

If you have a competitive group, divide everyone into teams. 

Then have the person acting out the charade from each team come to the front of the room.  Let them pick a card with the topic, set a timer for one minute, and let the fun and the noise begin! 

Just remember, the person acting is not allowed to make noise or say words.

If your team guesses the correct answer within the time limit, they will get the point, if they do not guess correctly, the other team gets one guess to see if they get it right. If they do, they will get the point.

If you are not as competitive or playing with younger kids, skip the teams and work together to guess the word.  This works well for families with different age groups or smaller children.  

sample of halloween charades printable

Tips And Tricks For Playing Charades

If you are playing with younger players, you may want to allow them to use sounds or no time limit.

Remember you want it to be fun and not stressful for them. Sometimes games can be overwhelming when they may not understand how or are not getting the right answer. 

A good tip is to print these Halloween Charade cards on cardstock. You may even want to laminate them. This will help your game cards last longer. 

sample of halloween charades printable

Give away prizes

Halloween Charades is always fun when you win a prize.

When playing Halloween Charades, you can have small prizes for those that participate if you are playing at a festival or holiday school party, or you can have a huge prize for a team that wins.

I suggest buying a pack of these Spooky LED Light Up Rings or bouncy balls. Kids of all ages love holiday rings or brightly colored bouncy balls. Prizes make the game fun for the younger kids and the young at heart!

Are you looking for a new Halloween game for your family? Halloween charades is the perfect game for the whole family or your next Halloween party! 

 100 Halloween Charade Ideas

Print your Halloween charade cards, grab some friends, and have some Halloween fun!!

halloween charades title in orange and yellow with charades idea and 2 candy corns on white background with orange border
  • Black cat
  • Witch
  • Ghost
  • Moon
halloween charades title in orange and yellow with charades idea and 2 candy corns on white background with orange border
  • Pumpkin
  • Jack-O-lantern
  • Mask
  • Stirring a cauldron
  • Witch riding a broom
halloween charades title in orange and yellow with charades idea and 2 candy corns on white background with orange border
  • Casting a spell
  • Mummy
  • Spider
  • Frankenstein
  • Werewolf
halloween charades title in orange and yellow with charades idea and 2 candy corns on white background with orange border
  • Zombie
  • Spider web
  • Mad scientist
  • Candy
  • Vampire
halloween charades title in orange and yellow with charades idea and 2 candy corns on white background with orange border
  • Trick-or-treating
  • Bobbing for apples
  • Face painting
  • Howl
  • Haunted house
halloween charades title in orange and yellow with charades idea and 2 candy corns on white background with orange border
  • Scared
  • Ballerina
  • Football player
  • Firefighter
  • Policeman
halloween charades title in orange and yellow with charades idea and 2 candy corns on white background with orange border
  • Carving a pumpkin
  • Ninja
  • Princess
  • Candy corn
  • Spider ring
halloween charades title in orange and yellow with charades idea and 2 candy corns on white background with orange border
  • Vampire teeth
  • Fake blood
  • Dracula
  • Tombstone
  • Walking through a graveyard
halloween charades title in orange and yellow with charades idea and 2 candy corns on white background with orange border
  • Dancing to “Thriller”
  • Skeleton
  • Walking into a spider web
  • Squeaky door
  • Ninja Turtle
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  • Pirate
  • Scarecrow
  • One-eyed Monster
  • Hunchback
  • Minion
halloween charades title in orange and yellow with charades idea and 2 candy corns on white background with orange border
  • Wonder Woman
  • Superman
  • Spiderman
  • Captain America
  • Thor
halloween charades title in orange and yellow with charades idea and 2 candy corns on white background with orange border
  • Clown
  • The color black
  • The color orange
  • Batman
  • Princess Leia
halloween charades title in orange and yellow with charades idea and 2 candy corns on white background with orange border
  • Darth Vader
  • Chewbacca
  • Yoda
  • Han Solo
  • Groot
halloween charades title in orange and yellow with charades idea and 2 candy corns on white background with orange border
  • Hulk
  • Wolverine
  • The Flash
  • Eating a caramel apple
  • Jumping into a pile of leaves
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  • Dinosaur
  • Monkey
  • Cow
  • Cowboy
  • Midnight
halloween charades title in orange and yellow with charades idea and 2 candy corns on white background with orange border
  • Eyeballs
  • Skull
  • Wand
  • Harry Potter
  • Hermione
halloween charades title in orange and yellow with charades idea and 2 candy corns on white background with orange border
  • Potion
  • Candles
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Wind
  • Coffin
halloween charades title in orange and yellow with charades idea and 2 candy corns on white background with orange border
  • Scythe
  • Cornstalks
  • Shadow
  • October
  • Pitchfork
halloween charades title in orange and yellow with charades idea and 2 candy corns on white background with orange border
  • Scream
  • Boo
  • Doorbell
  • Chocolate
  • Glow in the dark
halloween charades title in orange and yellow with charades idea and 2 candy corns on white background with orange border
  • Night
  • Wart
  • Party
  • Headless Horseman
  • Lollipop
  • Laboratory
halloween charades title in orange and yellow with charades idea and 2 candy corns on white background with orange border

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