90 Best Halloween Charades + Printable Cards

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Halloween charades is the perfect way to get in the Halloween spirit. It is the perfect activity for classroom parties, Halloween parties, or family game night. All you need to do is download, print, and start playing.

Halloween Charades

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Halloween is such a fun time of year for kids and adults! Everyone gets in the spirit of Halloween, it seems. One of our favorite things is to get together with friends and neighbors and celebrate. We trick or treat together, and we even have Halloween parties. We have all kinds of fun activities that we keep going back to year after year, including Halloween Word Scramble and Halloween Bingo. We always play Halloween charades and act out all the things associated with Halloween sometimes though it is hard to think of Halloween words on the spot!

That is why we created this fun list of Halloween charades ideas. With these Halloween charades cards playing charades with your friends and family takes very little effort but is so much fun for everyone.

Halloween charades is a quick and easy game that takes very little time to start playing. Kids and adults love it. I love playing with the kids because it helps them practice skills like

  • teamwork
  • cooperation
  • being a good winner and loser
  • taking turns
  • following direction

All while having a blast playing with one another, creating the best memories. Our readers love charades, and we know you will too! It is the perfect game for kids and adults of all ages, even our teenagers love to play with us!

For other holiday themed charades games, New Year’s Charades, Mother’s Day Charades, and St. Patrick’s Day Charades.

For more charades fun, be sure to check out Reverse Charades, Dinosaur Charades, Nature Charades, and Occupation Charades.

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Why I Love Charades

There are many reasons to love charades, especially when playing with kids.

  • It is easy! Just download, print, cut, and start playing in minutes.
  • It is a game that everyone can agree on and has fun playing.
  • It is perfect for kids of all ages, even non-readers can play with a little help reading the clue.
  • It is an active game that everyone is involved in as you play.
  • Perfect ice breaker and great for parties.
  • This game is adaptable for small groups as well as big parties.

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How to Play Charades

  • To begin, you are going to want o download your Halloween charade cards. Once downloaded, print, and cut them out. For added durability, you may want to laminate them.
  • Place them in a bowl or face down in a pile on the table.
  • Divide into two or more teams. If you have a large group of friends playing in smaller groups is better, so everyone is involved.
  • Choose a scorekeeper and a timer for each time. The timers will watch the other team’s timer and yell, “times up” when time runs out.
  • Next, decide on a team that is going to go first. Any way you choose is fine. Some people do oldest or youngest, others pick a number from 1-10, or rock paper scissors.
  • The first actor will draw a card out of the bowl or from the top of the stack. They will not show the card or tell anyone what it is. When the time begins, they will begin acting out the word without making noise or moving their mouth. If their team guesses correctly before the time runs out, the team gets the point.
  • If the team doesn’t guess correctly before time runs out, then the other team gets one guess to get it right. This is the first word that is shouted out, so be sure not to shout anything before discussing it with your team. If they get the correct word, then they get the point. If not, no one gets the point.
  • The next team will then send an actor up to play.
  • Teams will take turns acting until you reach a predetermined score, the cards run out, or you play the predetermined amount of rounds. One round consists of every team having one person go up and act. The team with the highest score at the end of the game wins.
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Tips for Playing Halloween Charades

  • Be sure everyone knows the rules prior to playing Halloween charades. This helps save a lot of frustration as you play.
  • At the beginning of your turn, show your team how many words they are trying to guess by holding up that many fingers. For example, if your Halloween charade card says, “Mad scientist,” you will want to hold up two fingers.
  • Be silly and have fun.
  • Laminate the cards for added durability.
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Printable Halloween Charade Cards

Be sure to grab your printable Halloween charade cards here so you can start playing in minutes. This is a game that everyone will play over and over through the Halloween season.

Helpful Tools We Love When Downloading Printables

  • Printer– I love my HP+ printer that uses Instant Ink. I love it because we can use as much color ink as you want for one low cost starting at $.99/ month for ink. Try it out for free here!
  • Cardstock- I always recommend printing on cardstock. This makes it more durable, so you don’t have to worry about repeatedly printing it. 
  • Laminator / Laminating Sheets- For added durability, grab a laminator and laminating sheets so that you can use this again and again! 
  • Scissors (I seriously love these ones)
  • Dry Erase Pens- Use dry erase pens to wipe your laminated printable clean for endless use!

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Halloween Charades Ideas

  • Mask
  • Candy
  • Potion
  • Haystack
  • Flashlight
  • Cauldron
  • Chinese Finger Trap
  • Bobbing For Apple
  • Blood
  • Coffin
  • Scarecrows
  • Mad Scientist
  • Pirates
  • Werewolf
  • Jack O Lantern
  • Skeleton
  • Chocolate
  • Skull
  • Evil Spirits
  • Carving Pumpkins
  • Haunted House
  • Dracula
  • Spooky Decoration
  • Spider
  • Broom
  • Graveyard
  • Telling Ghost Stories
  • Frankenstein
  • Bones
  • Vampire
  • Exorcist
  • Monster
  • Casket
  • Walk Like Frankensteinn
  • Decorating A House
  • Cemetery
  • Crows
  • Headless Zombies
  • Wizard
  • Creating A Spell
  • Spooky Costume
  • Fortune Telling
  • Black Cat
  • Candles
  • Crucifix
  • Pranks
  • Pumpkin
  • Treats
  • Mummy
  • Satan
  • Witch
  • Candy Apple
  • Web
  • Owl
  • Bats
  • Super Hero Costume
  • Princess Costume
  • Bat Turn Into A Vampire
  • Witch Hat
  • Zombie Baby
  • Spider Web
  • Fire
  • Wings
  • Werewolf Howling
  • Eyeball
  • Candy Corn
  • Story Telling
  • Magic Show
  • Basket
  • Pitch Fork
  • Costume
  • Make-up
  • Sword
  • Ghost
  • Halloween Cake
  • Tombstone
  • Moon
  • Flower
  • Broom Stick
  • Hunting A Ghost
  • Devil Wing
  • Flying Ghost
  • October
  • Decorations
  • Ripper
  • Trick
  • Horror Movie
  • Ropes
  • Shadow
  • Pumpkin Seeds
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2 thoughts on “90 Best Halloween Charades + Printable Cards”

  1. I think this would be great for a classroom activity or a Halloween party. It can entertain any size of gathering. Perfect for my family fun night.


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