Charades is a fun
game to play with your friends and family at home, at parties or on camping
trips! Charades are basically words or phrases that are acted out in
pantomime (without saying any words or making any sounds).
Charades can also have subjects like the title of a book, movie or show
that is acted out. Charades are usually played with two teams.
Each team draws cards that have the word or phrase they are going to act
out. The other team tries to guess
what is being acted out.
If the word
football is to be acted out, a player might point to their foot and then act out
someone playing with a ball.
If the movie
"Titanic" is being acted out, a player might act out a ship sinking.
It gets a little
more complicated with longer phrases. In
that case, the player has to lift up their fingers to show the opposite team how
many words are to be acted out. Then,
they hold up one finger to show that the first word is being acted out.
After that word is guessed, they hold up two fingers to show that the
second word is now going to be acted out, and so on. As
soon as a team guesses what is being acted out, it then becomes their turn to
act out a new charade.