New Year’s Eve Charades with Kids – free printable cards included

Val Curtis

New Year’s Eve is fast approaching and with it comes the exciting countdown to a fresh start. Getting some charade word ideas for New Year’s Eve ready is a fantastic way to entertain your guests this year. If you are throwing a New Year’s Eve party, amp up the fun with an exciting and hilarious game of New Year’s Charades.  Charades keep your guests occupied and add some extra excitement to the new year.

There are many charade word ideas for New Year’s Eve that can get your game started.

Items You Need for New Year’s Eve Charades

  • Players
  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Timer
  • Bowl
  • New Year’s charade words

New Year’s Charades – How to Play

One of the best parts of New Year’s Charades is that the game can be as long or as short as everyone wishes. The game ends when the charade words are gone or when you so choose. To get your game of New Year’s charades underway this year, you will want to put together a list of the best charade words. Using individual pieces of paper, write down each word, placing them all in bowls.

Mix up the words the best you can and allow the youngest person to take the first turn. The turn starts when the player chooses a word from the bowl and the timer is set. The player acts out the word without saying anything. The other players guess what the word is. The first person with the correct guess before the timer goes off is the winner. The winner takes the next turn with a different topic.

New Year’s Eve Charades – Word Ideas

  • New Year
  • Ball
  • Countdown
  • Balloons
  • Calendar
  • Fireworks
  • Celebrate
  • Kiss
  • Resolution
  • Champagne
  • Memories
  • Cheers
  • Clock
  • Music
  • Confetti
  • Dancing
  • Midnight
  • Noise Maker
  • Party
  • Parade
  • Sparklers
  • Toast
  • Tradition
  • Tuxedo
  • Time’s Square
  • Appetizers
  • Excitement
  • Fresh start
  • Cocktail
  • Karaoke
  • Diet
  • Exercise
  • Sequins
  • Black Tie
  • Hourglass
  • Party Hat


New Year’s Eve is a wonderful time to participate in a fun game of charades. If you are hosting a New Year’s Eve extravaganza, you will want to make sure that all the guests are entertained and having fun. Playing a game of charades with a group of great friends on New Years is a fantastic way to welcome a fresh start. Gather up some fun and exciting charade words ideas for New Year’s eve and get the best countdown party started.

New Year's Charades for Kids with Printable Cards


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