Paper Bag Charades

Paper Bag Charades Lesson Improv can be intimidating at first, so it’s important to give students support tools and structure as they’re learning it! In this lesson, challenge students to use three mystery props as they work together to create an exciting group drama. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to practice collaboration, utilizing … Read more

“Who Am I?” Charades Activity

“Who Am I?” Charades Activity In this advanced charades activity, participants use voice and action to communicate a character and situation. You will need index cards to display the silly scenarios. Some ideas are included in the activity description! 

Phrase Charades Activity

Phrase Charades Activity In this version of charades, participants enact nonsense phrases for teammates to guess. It is a fun way for students to build communication, gesture, and observation skills! The activity requires prewritten phrases on index cards.  This activity follows the Basic Charades activity which should be downloaded as well.

History Charades Activity

History Charades Activity This twist on classical charades combines with a social studies component to make education fun!  Participants act out historical moments with no voice.

Drawing Charades Activity

Drawing Charades Activity Most people are familiar with some sort of charades as a party game.  In this variation, participants draw words for team members to guess.  This is a foundational activity leading to other basic and more advanced charades.  We have included suggestions in the document for objects or you can use your own.

Basic Charades Activity

Basic Charades Activity Participants physically act out book, movie, and song titles. We provide the traditional charade signals.  Sample titles are provided as well for elementary, middle, and high school students.

Object Box Activity

Object Box Activity If your students enjoy charades, they will love this fun and challenging exercise. Using their five senses, participants enact the qualities of everyday objects. This activity requires one small item for each participant and one large box for the class.