An animal charades game is sure to get your whole family into a playful mood and certainly make your kids smile.
Whether it's their favourite pet, jungle animal or sea creature, your children can have hours of fun acting out these charades characters and seeing if they can guess the animal correctly. Charades is a game that everyone can get involved with, it's an amazingly social activity!
Why not get your children's friends or some other family members on a video chat so they can join in the charades fun too? Take a read below at some of our words and animal charades ideas for kids that we just know your whole family are bound to love.
How To Play Charades
Charades is such a fun, effective yet simple game that kids of all ages love.
Before starting, make some charade cards by writing animal words on each of the cards to use in the game. You'll need two teams, so getting as much of the family involved to play as you can is always great. Next, put all the cards in a bowl, shuffle them up, and have a member from each team take one card out of the bowl. Whatever words are written on the card will be what they have to use to act out the animal. Next the other team have 3 minutes to guess which animal is being acted. For every animal guess correctly, the team will score one point. Each team takes it in turns until the animal cards run out. Whichever team has guessed the most animals correctly and has the most points wins the charades game!
Ideas For An Animal Charades Game
If you're struggling to think of animal-related words to write on your charades cards, below are some ideas to help you and your kids get started.
Great Ideas For Under 5s
Here are some simpler animal charades words for your little ones to help them be as wild as they can be! To make it a bit easier, let them make the recognisable noises and sounds of these animals to make their charades acting a little easier for them.
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