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What You'll Need:

  • Paper
  • A Pen or Pencil
  • A Hat or Bag


Make a list of animals or characters that the children can imitate (see examples below). Write and/or draw each animal or character on a separate slip of paper, and then put the slips in the hat or bag.

  • Dog
  • Elephant
  • Cowboy
  • Racecar Driver
  • Horse
  • Monkey
  • Juggler
  • Tightrope Walker

At the Party:

Have each child take a turn picking a piece of paper from the hat or bag and imitating, without talking, the animal or character that is written/drawn on the paper. The other children have to guess who or what the child is imitating.

Charades Variations

  • Boggart Charades: Explain to the children that a Boggart assumes the shape of the thing that terrifies a person most, and that you have a hat/bowl full of Boggarts that will try to scare them. The only way to make the Boggart stop is to call out the name of the scary thing it's impersonating, followed by the magical word "Riddikulus!" Have your guests take turns drawing from the hat and acting out the creature or thing that they select, all without speaking. Your other guests must try to guess what the player is acting out. Examples of things to act out include a bat, ghost, mummy, spider, werewolf, dragon, etc.

  • Pirate Charades: Write pirate-themed words or phrases on slips of paper, and put them into a container. Some examples include: Eye Patch, Spyglass, Walking the Plank, Fishing, Captain Hook, Parrot, etc.

  • Hollywood Charades: Make a list of movie words that the children can act out (see examples below). Write each word on a separate slip of paper, and then put the slips in the hat or bag. Words that you can use are: Director, Popcorn or any of the popular movie, celebrities or character. You are allowed to use certain hand gestures to denote if the clue is a movie, person, tv show, etc, as well as how many words it is, demonstrated by holding up your fingers.

From little kids to adults, charades is a classic party game that is always fun to play.

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