Get ready for lots of laughs with Christmas Charades for Kids. These interactive and entertaining holiday charades is the perfect game for Christmas parties, on Christmas Eve, or during a family game night. This party game is a great way to get the kids excited about Christmas!
Our Christmas Charades game is perfect for adapting to any crowd but it’s mainly geared toward younger players. It’s a classic pantomime game where you’ll have a blast “acting out” phrases without speaking. Your party guests will put their guessing skills to the test as they try to figure out what you’re portraying.
With an abundance of laughter and excitement, our set of 30 Christmas charade cards guarantees endless entertainment. Get ready to unleash your creativity and enjoy hours of memorable moments this holiday season!
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Why You Will Love These Christmas Charades for Kids
Who doesn’t love a good game of charades? You are guaranteed to laugh at how people act out charades in this fun Thanksgiving game. Inevitably there will be a few that break the rules and then that’s fun to call out or throw the rules out the window and just play all day!
This fun Christmas charades list includes:
- Santa Claus
- Christmas Tree
- Candy Cane
- Jingle Bells
- Sleigh Ride
- North Pole
- Christmas Carol
- Gingerbread House
- Snowball Fight
- Christmas lights
- Frosty the Snowman
- Christmas Cookie
- Christmas Ornament
- Christmas Morning
- Christmas Pudding
- Snow Angel
- Christmas Card
- Sugarplum Fairy
- Ugly Sweater
Create your own charades on our one-page printable that includes 10 blank spaces. Consider adding Christmas-themed words like Christmas movies or favorite Christmas songs!
- White card stock paper to print the charade cards – consider laminating these sheets to make them more durable.
- a timer or stopwatch – to time each player when they act.
- two bowls or containers – to hold the charade cards for players to select.
- notepad and a pen or pencil to keep score of the game.
Charades Activity Prep
- First, download the free printable game by subscribing at the bottom of the post or shop for printable (if you don’t want to give your email out)
- Print and cut out the cards using scissors or a paper cutter.
- Divide players into two teams, equal in size.
- Optional: Each player writes a Christmas item on a blank card and places the cards in the opposing team’s container.
- Decide how long of a time limit each team has to guess the charade cards.
- Determine how many rounds or point limits both teams want to play until a winner is selected.
How to Play Charades
The object of the game is to act out words or phrases for other team members to guess. Players take turns miming or gesturing clues without speaking, while the rest of the players try to guess the word or phrase within a certain time limit. The objective is to have fun and entertain each other during the holiday parties.
- Decide which player goes first. You can go with a drawing, playing paper, rock, scissors or who is the oldest or youngest.
- A player from the first team draws a card. The player must act out of the charade while his or her teammates try to guess the correct answer. The team with the correct guess wins that round.
- Next, the opposite team does the same.
- Continue this until a team plays to a certain score or time limit.
- Celebrate the win and hand out fun treats. Play again if time allows.
Tips for Kids Who Are Trying to Play Charades
Here are some helpful tips for kids who are trying to play charades:
- Keep it simple: Start with simple words or actions to get everyone comfortable with the game. As the rounds progress, you can gradually increase the difficulty level.
- Use props: If allowed, incorporate props into your charades game. Props can help provide visual cues and make it easier for others to guess the answer.
- Non-verbal cues: Remember, in charades, you cannot use words or sound effects. Focus on using expressive facial expressions, gestures, and body movements to convey the clue.
- Practice before playing: Spend some time practicing different charades gestures and actions before the game. This will help you become more confident and efficient during the actual gameplay.
- Team up: Kids can play in teams, with one person acting out the clue and the others guessing.
- Have fun: The most important tip is to have so much fun! Charades is a game meant to be enjoyed, so don’t worry too much about getting everything perfect. Embrace the silliness and laughter that comes with it.
How to Play Single Charades
Don’t have enough kids to play two teams? No problem! You can play single charades where everyone is on their own. Simply decide who goes first.
The player draws a charade game card and acts it out for everyone in the room to guess. The individual who correctly guesses goes next, and so on.
Optional rules for playing charades
- Others may ask the actor or actress questions. The actor may nod yes or no without making a sound.
- Absolutely no sound including clapping, whistles, or laughing.
- The actor can make sounds only that pertain to the charade card.
More Christmas Games
Kids of all ages love to play these fun activities. Get ready for hours of family fun with these fun games:
- Christmas Worksheets for Kids
- Christmas Bingo
- Holiday Photo Bingo
- Christmas Would You Rather Questions – spark interesting conversations at your Christmas party with this easy activity.
- Christmas Scavenger Hunt – a fun way to get kids moving to locate Christmas items.
- Christmas Pictionary – a fun Christmas game that puts your drawing skills to the test.
Download the free printable Christmas Charades Game
Enter your first name and email address in the form below to get the printable PDF. You will receive an instant download.
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The PDF will include:
- Three pages with 30 Christmas charade cards
- 1 page with 10 blank printable cards. (You can write down your own charade ideas).
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