Inside: 150+ Charades Ideas for Teens (Creative)

Charades is such a universal game. Everyone in the family can have an enjoyable time from the parents of the house, to the teenagers, to the younger kids. This game is tailored to teenagers specifically, but it can still be fun for the whole family!

We have come up with over 150 sayings, actions, and phrases that are tailored specifically to teens, it is almost guaranteed there will be fun for hours! Whether you’re having a family game night, or your teens are throwing a party of their own this charades game is the perfect blend of clean fun and total entertainment.

Charades for Teens

How to Play Charades

This easy-to-play game can be broken down into a few simple steps.

First, split into two (or more) even teams. This is a good time to decide who is going to be the scorekeeper and who is going to be the timekeeper for the whole group.

Once teams are divided, you then decide which team is going first.

Next, the winning team picks their first representative (the actor). He or she will take a card from the pile. Once the timer begins, the actor will act out whatever is on the card. During this time the actor’s teammates are trying to guess the word on the card. The actor CANNOT use words, mouth anything, or point to anything in the room in order to help their team.

Tip for the Actor

It’s best to indicate the number of words you are having your team guess (you can do this by holding up the correct number of fingers after the timer starts). It’s also good to indicate the category you’re acting out (movie, school, person, etc.)

Before the actor begins the group must decide how much time should be given for each round. Rounds typically last for 1-2 minutes. The time starts at the beginning of each round if the guessing team can guess the correct word on the card before the time runs out they get a point. If not, they don’t get any points.

The teams take turns, alternating who the actor is each time so that everyone can have a turn.

The game can end in a number of ways. For example, when all the cards run out, when a team reaches a certain number of points, after playing for a certain amount of time, and so on. Decide before you start how the game will end. Whoever has the most points at that time is the winner.

Supplies You’ll Need

One thing I love about this game is that there isn’t much you need to play. Just some notecards or scrap paper, a pen, a bowl, and a timer! Then the rest is up to you!

School Themed Charades Ideas for Teens

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

School Subjects

  • Math
  • Science
  • English paper
  • Drowning in homework
  • Science lab
  • Cooking class
  • School lunch
  • Physical Education
  • Health class
  • Art class
  • Social studies
  • American history
  • World history
  • Drama class
  • Spanish class

School Stereotypes

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

Good Charade Words for Tweens & Teens List

Sports + Activities Themed Charde Ideas


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


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

Charades for High School Students

Animal Charades Ideas for Teens

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

Movie and Celebrity Themed Charades for Teens

Popular Movies

  • Frozen
  • Clueless
  • Sixteen Candles
  • The Breakfast Club
  • Pitch Perfect
  • Grown Ups
  • The Hunger Games
  • Bring It On
  • The Fault in Our Stars
  • SuperBad
  • The Princess Diaries
  • Footloose
  • Five Feet Apart
  • Hair Spray
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Back to the Future
  • The Kissing Booth
  • Paper Towns
  • The Cheetah Girls
  • She’s the Man
  • Spider-Man
  • The Avengers
  • Tangled
  • Napoleon Dynamite
  • Step Brothers
  • Ocean’s 8
  • The Princess Bride
  • Lord of the Rings
  • The Giver
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • The Greatest Showman
  • The Office
  • Harry Potter

Famous Characters

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


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

Tasty Food Charades Ideas for Teens

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

Charade Topics for Middle School

Popular Trends

These charade words for tweens are full of fun pop culture referances.

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

Creative Catch Phrases Charades Ideas for Teens

Since catchphrases are a little harder to guess these are great charades for high school students.

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

More Fun Ideas Teens Will Love

If you liked these fun charades ideas for teens then check out a few more of our favorite fun activities and ideas that teenagers are sure to love.

  • Fun First Date Ideas for Teens – Whether it’s summer, winter, spring, or fall, you can pull off a cute first date that will result in a great time. To spark your creativity and give you a head start, we’ve compiled a list of the best date ideas for teens. From making her dinner to watching the sunset at the beach, explore these cute date ideas to find fun activities and places that are affordable for teenage couples.
  • Teen Pool Party – If you’re throwing a big birthday bash or end-of-summer celebrations, these fun pool party ideas are great for teens. From decor, games, and even some fun food ideas, we have rounded up everything you need for a splashing good time.
  • Journaling Prompts for Teens – Journaling is a positive habit that anyone can benefit from. Journals are like best friends who hold onto your secrets and help you process your experiences. Journaling regularly can lead to a lifelong daily writing habit, but teens may struggle with figuring out how to start.

Let us know in the comments what else you want to see about raising and living with teens.

Charades Ideas for Teens