Inside: 150+ Charades Ideas for Teens (Creative)

The game of charades is incredibly popular around the world. The adults, the older children, and the younger children can all relax and enjoy themselves. Even though it’s designed with teenagers in mind, the whole family can enjoy this game.

We’ve included more than 150 teen-specific sayings, actions, and phrases, so you can count on having a great time for a long time. This game of charades is great for a night of family fun or a teen’s own get-together because it provides a ton of laughs without any questionable language or behavior.

Charades for Teens

How to Play Charades

The rules of this simple game can be summed up in just a few bullet points.

Start by dividing into two (or more) equal groups. At this point, it would be wise to appoint someone to keep score and another to keep time for the entire group.

After forming teams, you must choose who will go first.

The victorious group then selects its first official actor. A card will be drawn at random and given to him or her. Once the clock starts ticking, the actor will perform the task written on the card. The actor’s teammates are currently guessing the card’s mystery word. The performer is NOT ALLOWED to aid their team in any way that involves speaking, lip-reading, or pointing.

Tip for the Actor

If you want your team to guess a certain number of words, you should tell them how many. Be sure to label your antics with the appropriate group.

The group must agree on a time limit for each round before the actor begins. Most rounds last between two and three minutes. Each round begins with a countdown clock, and points are awarded to the guessing team if they correctly identify the card’s word before the clock runs out. If they do not, they will receive no points.

Each member of each team gets a chance to act in a scene as the teams take turns.

There are several possible outcomes to this game. After a certain amount of time has elapsed, when a certain number of points has been scored, when all of the cards have been used, and so on. Pick a winning condition ahead of time. At any given time, the victor is the player who has accumulated the most points.

Supplies You’ll Need

The fact that you don’t have to do much to play is one of the many reasons I enjoy this game. You only need a bowl, a timer, a pen, and some notecards or scrap paper. From there, you’re on your own!

School Themed Charades Ideas for Teens

This is a fun charade topic for middle school-aged kids.

School Subjects

  • Drama class
  • Spanish class
  • Math
  • Choir
  • Science
  • English paper
  • Homework
  • Welding
  • Culinary class
  • Lunch
  • Physical Education
  • Woodworking class
  • Health class
  • Art
  • Social studies
  • History
  • Spanish class

School Stereotypes

  • Outcast
  • Friend groups
  • Cheer off
  • Math geek
  • Tailgate
  • Trouble maker
  • The jock
  • Mean girl
  • The bro
  • Nerd alert
  • Football game
  • Senior prom
  • Homecoming queen
  • Homecoming game
  • Gossip queen
  • The player
  • Popular girl

Good Charade Words for Tweens & Teens List

Sports + Activities Themed Charde Ideas


  • Volleyball
  • Lacrosse
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Baseball
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Softball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Swimming


  • Bungy jumping
  • Surprise party
  • Food fight
  • Breakdancing
  • White water rafting
  • Chopping a tree
  • Shopping
  • Dinner date
  • Falling
  • Taking a test
  • Slow dancing
  • Hiking
  • Card games
  • Water skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Karaoke
  • Driving a car
  • Monopoly
  • Mountain climbing
  • Skydiving
  • Drive-in movie
  • On a date
  • Playing trombone
  • Building a sandcastle
  • Touchdown
  • Rejecting a kiss
  • Flying a plane
  • Boxing

Charades for High School Students

Animal Charades Ideas for Teens

  • Snake
  • Butterfly
  • Hamster
  • Unicorn
  • Flying squirrel
  • Baby pig
  • Shark
  • Panda
  • Ostrich
  • Sloth
  • Dinosaur
  • Horse
  • Frog
  • Narwhal
  • Elephant
  • Cow
  • Dog
  • Baby seal
  • Fox
  • Cat
  • Fish
  • Hamster
  • Shark
  • Owl

Movie and Celebrity Themed Charades for Teens

Popular Movies


  1. The Princess Diaries
  2. Twighlight
  3. The Princess Bride
  4. The Office
  5. Hocus Pocus
  6. The Kissing Booth
  7. Billy Madison
  8. The Greatest Showman
  9. The Hunger Games
  10. The Giver
  11. The Fault in Our Starts
  12. The Cheetah Girls
  13. The Breakfast Club
  14. The Avengers
  15. Tangled
  16. SuperBad
  17. Step Brothers
  18. Spider-Man
  19. Sixteen Candles
  20. She’s The Man
  21. Romeo and Juliet
  22. Pitch Perfect
  23. Paper Towns
  24. Ocean’s 8
  25. Napolean Dynamite
  26. Lord of the Rings
  27. Harry Potter
  28. Hair Spray
  29. Grown Ups
  30. Frozen
  31. Footloose
  32. Five Feet Apart
  33. Dirty Dancing
  34. Clueless
  35. Bring it On
  36. Back To The Future



Famous Characters

  • Hermione Granger
  • Ant-Man
  • James Bond
  • Black widow
  • The Hulk
  • Black Panther
  • Indiana Jones
  • Joker
  • Ron Weasley
  • Captain America
  • Iron Man
  • Luke Skywalker
  • Doctor Strange
  • Batman
  • Shrek
  • Deadpool


  • Justin Bieber
  • Selena Gomez
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Ariana Grande
  • Kevin Hart
  • Post Malone
  • Will Smith
  • Micheal Jackson
  • Blake Lively
  • Hannah Brown
  • Harry Styles
  • Billie Elish
  • Kim Kardashian
  • Gigi Hadid
  • Kylie Jenner
  • Cardi B
  • Kanye West
  • Kendall Jenner
  • Demi Lovato
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Beyoncé
  • Lady Gaga
  • Taylor Swift
  • The Rock
  • Bob Ross
  • Katy Perry
  • Jonas Brothers
  • Stephen Curry
  • Marshmello
  • Adam Sandler
  • Elvis Presley

Tasty Food Charades Ideas for Teens

  • Peanut butter and jelly sandwich
  • Muffin top
  • California roll
  • Burger
  • Bubble gum
  • Spicy chips
  • Popcorn
  • Chicken nuggets
  • French fries
  • Spicy taco
  • Cookie crumbs
  • Chocolate cake
  • Buffalo wings
  • Hot dogs
  • Cheese pizza
  • S’mores
  • Sweet tea
  • Hot coffee
  • Ice cream
  • Hot soup
  • Eating candy
  • Pumpkin pie
  • Fried rice
  • Potato chips

Charade Topics for Middle School

Popular Trends

You’ll find lots of laugh-out-loud references in this list of charade words for preteens and teenagers.

  • Scrunchie
  • Netflix
  • Film camera
  • Color hair
  • Expensive leggings
  • Vegan
  • Podcasts
  • Hulu
  • Tik Tok
  • Hydro flasks
  • Ripped jeans
  • Vegetarian
  • Instagram

Creative Catch Phrases Charades Ideas for Teens

This is a great version of charades for teenagers because it involves catchphrases, which are more difficult to decipher.

  • A chip on your shoulder
  • Raining cats and dogs
  • Under your nose
  • Dodge a bullet
  • Sitting duck
  • The straw that broke the camel’s back
  • It’s not rocket science
  • Burst your bubble
  • Knock yourself out
  • Long time no see
  • Monkey see monkey do
  • Hold your horses
  • Jet lag
  • My hands are tied

More Fun Ideas Teens Will Love

If you enjoyed these creative charades games for teenagers, you may also like these other suggestions for entertaining endeavors.

  • Fun First Date Ideas for TeensWe remember how difficult it was for us when we were teenagers. Whether or not you have a driver’s license, we have some great date ideas that are suitable for teenagers. It may be difficult to find satisfying pursuits outside of school, depending on one’s personal situation. Yet, with some creative thinking, you may arrange some great dates that will keep you from growing tired of each other. And it won’t cost you an arm and a leg! Your adolescent can make an impact without breaking the bank by going on low-key but memorable dates. See the 45 fun and creative dating suggestions for teenagers.
  • Teen Pool PartyYour teen may be too old for a birthday party with games and favors, but they can still have fun at a pool party. Your adolescent is more prone to revert to childlike behavior and perspective when there is water involved. What could possibly top that? Have a party without breaking the bank! The addition of food and pool toys may keep a large group of children entertained for quite some time. Let’s (pardon the pun) jump right into these creative activities for teenagers to do in a pool.
  • Journaling Prompts for TeensEveryone can gain something from making journaling a regular practice. Writing in a journal is like confiding in a trusted friend who will keep your thoughts private while you work through difficult emotions and thoughts. Even though keeping a journal on a regular basis is an excellent way to develop a lifelong habit of writing every day, many teenagers have trouble getting started.

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Charades Ideas for Teens