Keep the kids active with these FREE printable animal charades cards for all ages! Print these cards for a fun family game night, class activity, or just for fun for adults and kids of all ages.
It can be hard to keep the kids away from electronic devices, and animal charades is a great way to do just that!
This game is so much fun and is sure to bring lots of smiles and laughs for the whole family.
Our favorite non-toy gifts for kids are also a great way to keep kiddos busy and away from those screens!
Players will love acting like various animals and trying to get the other team members to guess who they are.
Toddlers, school-aged kids, and adults will all love playing this entertaining game, and you’ll love that these printable animal charades cards are FREE and easy to print.
Why I Love Charades for Kids
- Charades is a fun way for kids to get away from the tv and electronics and have a great time!
- Kids will love using their imagination while becoming an actor and acting out different charades actions on their charades cards.
- Charades is a great way for kids to move their bodies and get active.
- You don’t have to have any supplies or equipment, other than our free printable game!
How to Play Charades
First, print out our FREE printable animal charade cards (download link at the bottom of the post), then cut out each card and place in a bowl.
Split family members (or friends or classmates) into two different teams.
To play the game, each person takes turn picking a card.
When it’s your turn, you must act out the animal on your card in front of your audience and try to get team members to guess the name of the animal you are.
You will want to decide ahead of time if you will allow animal sounds or not.
Typically you aren’t allowed to make sounds for charades, but if you’re playing with toddlers and younger children you might want to allow sounds to make it easier for them to play and guess.
Each team will get one point for each correct answer that is guessed by your team.
The team with the most points wins!
If you want to play without points and just for fun (best for younger kids), you can do that too.
Animal Guessing Game Ideas
I’ve created 45 different animal charades cards that include jungle animals, ocean animals, farm animals, pets, zoo animals, forest animals, insects, and more.
Most are pretty easy to act out, which is great for both younger and older players.
Here’s a list of every animal name you’ll find on our FREE printable animal charades cards…
I’ve also included 9 blank charades cards so you can add your own ideas for animals if you’d like.
Just write any other favorite animals you might have onto these blank animal charades cards for more personalized fun.
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How to Print the Animal Charades Game
To print the free charades printables, just press on the link below to download and print!
For best results, use white card stock, since it’s thicker and more durable than regular printer paper.
Helpful Tip: If you plan on playing this game more than once, laminate the game cards so you can use them again and again!
Once printed, cut out each of the card rectangles, place in a bowl, and you’re ready for this creative animal guessing game.
These animal charades cards are perfect for playing Pictionary too!
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I hope you’ve enjoyed our animal charades ideas and get to make some great memories playing this fun game.