Are you looking for a new Halloween game for your family and friends or your next Halloween party? Halloween charades is the perfect game for you!
Charades is a great game to play as a family or even as an activity for your kid’s class during the Halloween party! We really enjoy playing charades as a family and are excited to have Halloween Charades to add to our family game night!
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What is Charades?
Charades is a combination of an acting and guessing game. 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.
Rules of Charades
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, you choose the next person to be the actor and the fun begins again!
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 you started. You can work together or divide into teams. Any way you do it, you are going to have lots of fun!
If you have a competitive group, divide everyone into teams. Then have the person who will be acting out the charade from each team come to the front of the room. Let them pick a card with the topic and set a timer for one minute and let the fun and the noise begin! Just remember, no talking from the one acting out the charade! The first team that guesses correctly gets a point.
If you are not as competitive or playing with younger kids, skip the teams and work together to guess what the topic is. This works well for families with different age groups or smaller children.
100 Halloween Charade Ideas
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Print your cards, grab some friends, and have some Halloween fun!!
- Black cat
- Stirring a cauldron
- Witch riding a broom
- Casting a spell
- Spider web
- Mad scientist
- Bobbing for apples
- Face painting
- Haunted house
- Football player
- Carving a pumpkin
- Candy corn
- Spider ring
- Vampire teeth
- Fake blood
- Walking through a graveyard
- Dancing to “Thriller”
- Walking into a spider web
- Squeaky door
- Ninja Turtle
- One-eyed Monster
- Wonder Woman
- Captain America
- The color black
- The color orange
- Princess Leia
- Darth Vader
- Han Solo
- The Flash
- Eating a caramel apple
- Jumping into a pile of leaves
- Harry Potter
- Pumpkin seeds
- Glow in the dark
- Headless Horseman
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.
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 so much more fun for the younger kids and the young at heart!
What other Halloween Charades idea would you add to the list? Share in the comments!
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Michele is a Family Life Educator with her degree in marriage and family studies. She is a mom to 5 kids and loves helping others strengthen their families! When she is not blogging she is spending time with her family and running around drinking Diet Coke trying to get everything done!