Inside: Halloween Charades ideas that are filled with spooky fun.
Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year. It’s the kick-off to our holiday season, and it can be more fun than any of the other holidays because it is so light-hearted and silly. What other Holiday lets you dress up in a costume and collect sweets? Unless your name is Santa Clause, the answer is none.
As you get older, it can be hard to enjoy that Halloween spirit in the same way you did as a child. First of all, you can no longer trick or treat.
You are suddenly the parent who follows their kid around while they get all the candy(jokes on them, you get to pick out all the good stuff when they fall asleep).
So you may be thinking to yourself, there must be some way to enjoy this holiday ALONGSIDE my kid…not trailing behind them.
Well, I have some good news for you! You can definitely achieve that by adding some themed games. They are simple and so much fun. Today we are going to cover everything that you will need to play the classic game of Halloween charades. I have instructions and ideas for some word prompts, so take a look!
How to Play Halloween Charades
To play Halloween charades, you need to call upon all of the goblins and ghouls, the witches and warlocks, and the other fellow monsters who run amuck during the witching hour. Just kidding! You will need to gather your own group of friends and family to play. The more people, the more fun you will have.
Before playing, you will have to write down a bunch of word commands and place them into a bowl for people to grab. These words will essentially be challenges that players will have to act out without saying a word.
For example, if you were to pull ‘the cat in the hat’, the person would act out a cat impression and a hat impression. So, once you have all of your group together, divide the room in half. Each half is a team, and players from each team will alternately stand up and try to mime a word from the bowl to their team. If they guess the word, they get to keep the paper. Players will have 3 minutes to try and mime as many words as possible.
You can go back and forth until you have either reached the number of rounds that your group agreed upon or until you run out of words. When you are done you can simply tally up each team’s point based on the papers they have collected. The team with the most points wins!
Now that you understand how it is played, let’s get into some word prompt ideas! Check these out.
Easy Halloween Charades Ideas
First up, we have easy charades ideas. I figure that starting out simply is the best way to go because you can stretch your miming muscles and get used to the game before really going all in. These are one-word prompts that should be perfect for your first round of Halloween charades! I made sure to pick words that are essentially the staple of Halloween. You can write these down on pieces of paper and place them in your bowl, ready to be chosen when the time comes.
Funny Halloween Charades
For the second list, I thought I would go with some funny charade prompts. This game is already funny by itself; watching your friends and family act out words can be such an entertaining thing. But these words are going to be even funnier to see how they try and describe them.
The power of mime must be strong because some of these may be a little harder than the first list. But the challenges are all part of the fun.
11. Scaredy Cat
12. Mad Scientist
13. Screaming Banchee
14. Riding a Broom
15. Being Scared
16. Haunted House
17. Crying Baby
18. Doing a Trick
19. Trick or Treat
20. Egging a House
21. Bobbing for Apples
Spooky Charades Ideas
I couldn’t make a Halloween charades list without adding a spooky section, now could I? This list is full of some of the spookiest topics. Now on the surface, some of these may seem not very scary, but imagine watching someone try and act out turning into a cat…that sounds scarring. I am especially fond of the idea of watching a loved one miming a monster under the bed. I am going to have to add this game to my Halloween To-Do list.
22. Lava Monster
23. Bloody Mary
24. It the Clown
25. Monster Under Your Bed
26. Walking through a spider web
27. Eating Brains
28. Child Eating Witch
29. Turning into a Cat
30. Falling in a Trap
31. Headless Horse Man
32. Freddy Kruger
33. Chucky the Killer Doll
35. Jason Killer
36. Bad Luck Cat
37. Scream Killer
Fun Halloween Prompts
Now, this next section is one of my favorites. It is absolutely full of the most fun Halloween activities that you can do during this awesome holiday. If you think anything is missing from this list, feel free to add them when you are writing these down. Make it extra special by adding things that are special to you and your family.
The more specific you are, the more fun this game will end up being. So get to brainstorming and add some of your own if you can!
38. Apple Bobbing
39. Jump Scare
41. Carving a Pumpkin
42. Stirring a Potion
43. Monster Mash
44. Scary Movie
45. Candy Corn
46. Boo Hoo
48. Happy Halloween
49. Out of Candy
Hard Halloween Charades
Lastly, these are some of the hardest Halloween Charades ideas. I feel like the longer the sentence, the more of a challenge it is to mime them out. Remember that you can always discard your card and pull another one if you really can’t figure out a way to get the word across. The point of the game is to have fun, not be stressed out because you have a brain fart! So check these out and add them to your charades pot…if you dare. Good luck!
51. Taking a trip to the Pumpkin Patch
52. Decorating for Halloween
53. Getting an Apple in your Trick or Treat Bag
54. Pirate Ship Being Taken Over
55. Putting on Halloween Costume
56. Elsa and Anna
57. Watching a Scary Movie with Your Little Sister
58. Counting your Candy
59. Painting Your Face
60. October 31st
61. Black Magic
62. Voodoo Doll
63. Texas Chainsaw Massacre
I hope that you loved my Halloween charade ideas and that you will use them in your next game. At the very least, I hope that these gave you the inspiration you need to come up with your own game ideas. Choosing the words can be the longest part of this game, so this should have helped to shorten it.
The quicker you have your words ready, the faster you get to play. Ultimately playing games with your family is an act of love. You get to spend some quality time with them, making memories and having fun. That is what the holidays are all about, including Halloween.
There are so many other awesome Halloween activities that you can do with your family to help foster even stronger connections. So you can start adding them to your traditions. You will not be sorry!