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Playing charades with children doesn’t have to be difficult; just set some ground rules and let the games begin! In this article we explain everything you need to know about playing charades with kids. We will cover the basic rules, provide game ideas and offer tips on how to adjust the game to different age groups so that everyone can join in the fun.

In playing charades, set the Ground Rules

Before you start playing, explain the basic rules of charades to your kids. Let them know that they will be acting out clues without speaking and that it’s their job to guess what they’re trying to say.

Choose Your Clues

You can either use classic charades topics (like animals, movies, books, etc.) or create your own. If you’re playing with younger kids, it’s best to stick with simple clues like characters from their favorite TV shows or animals they know.

 Divide Into Teams

Split the group into two teams and have each team come up with a name. Alternatively, you could play individually if there are only a few players. Split up into two teams, with an equal number of players on each side. Make sure everyone is aware of which team they are on before starting the game

Take Turns

The game is played in rounds and each team takes turns acting out the clues. The team that guesses correctly gets a point and the round is over once all of the clues have been guessed correctly.

Adjust for Different Ages

If you’re playing with kids of different ages, make sure to adjust the difficulty level of the clues accordingly. For example, if there are both older and younger players in the group, you can provide easier clues for the younger kids so that everyone is able to participate.

Choose Categories

Depending on the age and ability of the players, you can choose from a variety of categories for your game. For younger kids, try animals or objects found in nature. For older children, opt for books, movies or TV shows.


Take Turns Acting Out Clues

The first person on each team will take turns acting out the clues. They can use gestures, props and even sound effects to help their teammates guess the word or phrase.

Keep Score

Have someone keep track of the score for each team as they guess correctly. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins!

Adjust Difficulty Level

If you’re playing with a mix of younger and older children, adjust the difficulty level accordingly. For example, you can give older kids more difficult clues while still allowing younger participants to join in on the fun by giving them simpler ones.

Play Again

Once the game is over, don’t forget to play again! Charades is a great way for kids to practice their communication skills and have fun with friends and family.

Get Creative

Don’t be afraid to get creative with your game. You can add in props, costumes or even music to make the game more fun and exciting for everyone involved.

Have Fun

Above all, remember to have fun! Charades is a great way for kids to practice their communication skills and make memories with friends and family. So don’t be afraid to get silly and enjoy the game!

End the Game

When it’s time to end the game, congratulate the winning team and thank everyone for playing. Then you can all move on to the next activity or game.

Follow Up

After the game is over, follow up with your kids and discuss how they felt while playing. This can help them learn to better express their feelings and gain more confidence in their communication skills.


Most importantly, have fun! Charades is a great way to bring family and friends together for some laughs and quality time. So don’t forget to enjoy the game!


Charades is a fun, interactive guessing game that all ages can enjoy. While it’s traditionally meant for an adult group of players, this classic can easily be adapted for kids as young as four years old. And since you don’t need any specialty items or supplies, it’s perfect for family game night and any other gathering of friends or relatives.