This Harry Potter themed charades for kids printable game is a fun and easy family activity that takes little to no preparation to start playing.
You can use these ideas for charades for family game night or for added fun while watching a Harry Potter movie marathon!
Charades is such a classic party game and I love how easy it is to adapt for different ages and themes. It's a great indoor activity for kids and perfect for birthday parties or even at school.
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How to Play Wizarding Charades Game
Charades for kids is a simple party game that can be played almost anywhere and let's them tap into their creativity.
Rules for Charades
The main rule of charades is the person acting out the clues cannot talk or point at objects. They must act everything out!
The actor selects a card or slip of paper and secretly reads the clue. Then they must act it out using gestures. Sometimes people use hand motion symbols to give additional clues such as the category or how many words in a phrase.
Charades is generally played with players divided up into team. One member of the team acts out the clue while the rest of the team tries to guess the answer.
If you do not have enough for two teams, you can adapt the game for fewer players.
For example, everyone can take turns acting out the prompt while the rest of the family makes guesses. This works well for smaller families or when the kids want to play together on their own.
Choose whether or not to keep score. When playing with teams, the team scores a point when guessing correctly. If not using teams, the individual person who guessed right earns the point.
There is usually a time limit of 2-3 minutes, but again you may adjust that as needed depending on the age of the players.
What You Need to Play
The main item you need (besides players) are clues!
You can easily make your own version of Wizarding Charades using prompts from your family's favorite movie moments and characters and writing them on slips of paper.
To save you some time, we have a printable charades word list with over 20 clues using characters and actions associated with Harry Potter movies that you can print out at home available at the bottom of this post.
Other helpful items
- Laminator – print and laminate the clues before clipping so they last longer
- Sand timer
- Small dry erase board for scores
- Hole punch and book rings – take the game on the go!
Harry Potter Themed Charades Ideas Word List
These clues are easy charades ideas for Harry Potter fans. They also provide a lot of freedom in how to act out the clues.
The action clues are inspired by the movies and some are clearly acting out part of a scene. Those prompts may provide a little more challenge.
You and your family can decide what answers will be accepted, especially since some may have more than one correct answer, or how specific you must be to give the right answer.
Here is a list of charades clues based on Harry Potter movies and characters:
- Marauder's map
- Sending an owl
- The Room of Requirement
- Hogwarts Acceptance Letter
- Playing Quidditch
- Platform 9 3/4
- Summoning a Patronus
- Potions Class
- Choosing a wand
- Weasley's Wizard Wheezes
- He Who Must Not Be Named
- Hogwarts Express
- Chocolate Frog
- Riding a broom for the first time
- Mad Eye Moody
- The Daily Prophet
- Dobby getting a sock
- Womping willow
Harry Potter Themed Charades for Kids Printable
Click to download and save this printable wizarding theme charades for kids. Print it out at home, cut out the clues you want to use, and have fun!
This printable charades game is for your personal use or your classroom use only. Share this post with a friend or teacher who'd love to play this game and download their own copy.
After you are done playing a few rounds of charades, you may have fun setting up this Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt created by my friend Lizz.
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Did you enjoy doing this activity with your kids or students?