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Charades Ideas and Charade Categories

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On this page you’ll find various charade ideas, charade categories, games and words for the game of charades. Scroll down and find the category you’re seeking on our word list. Feel free to print this page and cut the charades words into pieces for participants to draw from a bowl. The categories and ideas are listed below.

Charades Ideas for Christmas Games:

(Christmas Charades)

Comet the Reindeer


Egg Nog

Ebenezer Scrooge

Building a Snowman

The First Noel

It’s a Wonderful Life

The Star of Bethlehem

Pumpkin Pie

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire

Jack Frost

The North Pole

Santa’s Elves

Silver Bells

Santa Clause is Coming to Town

The Night Before Christmas

Festival of Light

You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out

Little Drummer Boy

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Sugar Plums


Christmas Pig

Star of Bethlehem

Decorating the Tree

A Christmas Miracle

Singing Carols

Silent Night

Three Wise Men

The Naughty and Nice List

Chris Kringle

Saint Nicholas

Chess Nuts Roasting on an Open Fire

Jack Frost Nipping At Your Nose

Oh Christmas Tree

Charades Ideas for General Topics:

Setting an alarm clock

George Washington

Playing scrabble

Betting on a dog race

Talking to a telemarketer

Going trick or treating

Internet dating

Good charades ideas

Soaking false teeth

Watching a football game

E.T. (the movie)

Acting Like An Adult

Black and white TV

Breaking up with someone


Rice Crispy Treats

Group therapy


Spelling bee

Graduating from college

Barbie doll

Plastic surgery

Getting your nose pierced

A good man is hard to find


Big foot


Camp out

Darth Vader (remember, no sound effects)

The end of the rainbow

Playing scrabble

Andy Griffith

Ice age

Peanut butter



All My Exes Live in Texas (song)

French kiss

Daily bread

New Years kiss


Lovers’ quarrel

Gingerbread house

Delivering the mail


Baby sitter

Mountain climbing

Marriage vows

Chicken sandwhich

Boy crazy

Charades Ideas from the Bible

Daniel in the Lion’s Den

Joseph’s coat of many colors

Jesus feeds 5000

Noah’s Ark

The Battle of Jericho


John the Baptist


King Eglon

The Ark of the Covenant


Talking donkey

Jonah in the whale

Garden of Eden

The Promised Land


Peter walking on water

Parable of the sower

The Golden Calf

Gideon’s fleece

The Witch of Endor

Balaam’s donkey

Esau (Remember, the Bible says he was hairy)

Jacob’s ladder

Lazarus’ resurrection

David killing Goliath

Moses parting the water

Jesus healing the blind man

Random Charades Topics and Words:

A group playing charades

Reading a novel

Watching a movie

Going to the dentist

Building a snowman

Aerobics Class

Going on a diet

Putting on a tie

Cleaning a window

Picking out lingerie

Loading the dishwasher

Taking vitamin C

Playing a video game

Playing ping pong

Playing chess

Playing marbles

Dog in heat

Family portrait

To-Do List

Car pool

Installing shower head


Check back because we will be adding more charade ideas, words and categories in the future.

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