What is Halloween Charades?
Halloween Charades is a fun and interactive game that adds a spooky twist to the classic party game of charades. It involves acting out Halloween-themed words or phrases without speaking while the other players try to guess what you’re portraying. This is a great way to ensure everyone has a great time at your next Halloween party.
Halloween is one of my absolute favorite holidays because there are so many different fun activities going on. We always have an annual Halloween party and in this post,, you will find some of our favorite games and activities in addition to this Halloween charades game that we like to play this time of year.
How to Play Halloween Charades
Most of you probably already know how to play the classic charades game, but here is a quick refresher of how to play this Halloween themed charades game.
To play Halloween Charades, follow these simple steps:
- Download the Halloween Charades cards below and print it on your home printer or at your local print shop.
- Cut out the printable cards and fold them in half.
- Place the folded cards in a bowl or hat.
- Divide the players into two teams.
- Choose a player from the first team to start.
- The player picks a card from the bowl without revealing it to anyone.
- They then act out the word or phrase on the card without speaking.
- Their team members try to guess the word or phrase within a time limit.
- If the team guesses correctly, they earn a point.
- If the team fails to guess within the time limit, the opposing team can steal the point by guessing correctly.
- Continue taking turns until all the cards have been used.
- The team with the most points at the end of the game wins.
Halloween Charades Word List
The printable Halloween charades game consists of three pages in the instant download PDF file. There are two pages of Halloween-themed words and phrases to be acted out and one page of blank charade cards where you can fill in your own Halloween charade ideas. You can use TV shows, a scary movie, or any other Halloween words you can think of.
The following list of words or phrases are contained on the different cards of this Halloween party game:
- Witch on a broomstick
- Jack-o’-lantern carving
- Frankenstein’s monster
- Black cat
- Haunted house
- Candy corn
- Grim Reaper
- Headless horseman
- Witches’ brew
- Monster under the bed
- Full moon
- Scary movie
- Cackling witch
- Creepy crawlies
- Halloween costume
- Bobbing for apples
- Vampire bite
- Pumpkin spice latte
- Candy wrapper
- Zombie apocalypse
- Bat flying
- Witch’s spell casting
- Halloween party
Don’t forget there is a blank page of this free Halloween charades game for you to fill in your own fun ideas.
How to Download the Free Printable Halloween Charades Game
To download the free printable Halloween Charades game, simply follow these steps:
- Enter your email address in the space provided below.
- Check your inbox for a link to the PDF instant download of the Halloween Charades game.
- Save the charades game to your computer and print as many copies as you want. The best part is once you save the game to your computer. You can print it out to play year after year.
- Follow the earlier instructions to play the game and have a spooktacular time!
Other Fun Printable Halloween Games
In addition to Halloween Charades, you can enjoy plenty of other fun games during the Halloween season or on Halloween night. These games will provide so much fun for the entire family during family game night. They are also a great idea for a classroom Halloween party. Here are a few ideas for Halloween fun:
- Halloween Bingo: There is a free printable game with four bingo cards, a calling card, and instructions. If you need more Halloween bingo cards, there is a Halloween bingo game in the shop that has 26 of them!
- Halloween Would You Rather: This is a fun Halloween game where participants choose between two options that they would prefer. This game can spark some fun conversations when each participant explains why they made their choice. You can get the would you rather game in the shop here.
- Halloween Scavenger Hunt: Create a Halloween-themed scavenger hunt with clues and hidden treats. (I will be creating one this week, so check back soon for the link to it .)
- Halloween Riddles: This is a great game where you can either read these riddles aloud and have the players write down their guesses to each one, or you can pass out a copy to each player. Make sure to set a time limit. The person who gets the most Halloween-themed riddles correct wins the game. You can get these Halloween riddles in the shop here.
- Halloween Memory Game: This free printable game is great for younger children to test their memory skills. Older kids and adults will even enjoy this simple game. You can use less cards for younger players and more game cards for older ones.
- Halloween Word Scramble Game: This free printable game is a great activity for classroom use where the object is to unscramble all of the Halloween-themed words the quickest.
- Halloween Truth or Scare: This is a classic truth or dare game with a Halloween twist. The participants must choose between revealing a truth or a “scare.” You can get this Halloween truth or scare game in the shop here.
🎃 Prize Idea: Use these free printable Halloween candy wrappers to wrap over chocolate bars. You can then give them away as prizes to the winners of the charades game or any of the fun Halloween games above.
Other Halloween Printables
There are plenty of other free printables for Halloween that you can get on this site. Some make great Halloween activities for kids to get them into the Halloween spirit, others make great DIY Halloween decorations.
You can see all of the free printables for Halloween here.
Other Printable Charades Games
If you like this free printable Halloween charades game, there are a few other free printable charades games that you can get on this site.
First, there is a free printable New Years charades game here. This is a fun game to play on New Year’s eve at home or at a New Year’s eve party.
You can get a free printable baby shower charades game here. This is a fun game to play at a baby shower to get all of your guests interacting and having fun.
These games are sure to add excitement and entertainment to your Halloween celebrations. Whether you choose to play this fun Halloween Charades game or explore other fun activities, make sure to embrace the spooky spirit of the season!
Please note these printables are for personal use only. You do not have permission to sell them for profit or claim them as your own design.
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