Printable 4th of July Charades Game

Are you looking for some fun 4th of July charades cards? Look no further, these cards will make a great game to play at your…

Are you looking for some fun 4th of July charades cards? Look no further, these cards will make a great game to play at your July 4th party. 

4th of july charades

The 4th of July is quickly approaching and if you’re anything like me you are looking for fun activities to do over the 4th. Whether you are hosting or attending a 4th of July celebration, one of the best activities for large groups is a game of charades. This is why I have created and am sharing with you these 4th of July charades cards for some added laughs this Independence Day.

These 4th of July charades range in difficulty from “hotdogs” and “1776” to more challenging ones like “watching a parade” and more! These cards are color coded based on their level of difficulty.

This is sure to be a great game for friends and family to play over the 4th of July .

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4th of July Charades

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  • Printer
  • Printer Paper (8.5×11)
  • Scissors
  • 4th of July Charades Cards Printable
  • Score Card Printable
  • Pen
  • Bowl


4th of july charades word list

Download and print the charade cards at the bottom of the post. Then, cut out each individual card.

4th of july charades words

After cutting out the cards, place them into three piles based on their color. You can either flip the piles over or place each pile in separate bowls.

fourth of july charades

It can be helpful to make a sign indicating how many points each bowl is worth. You can see in the picture below, I just used one of the blank 4th of July charades cards and folded it in half to make a standing sign.

printable 4th of july charades

Next, grab a writing utensil for tallying points on the score sheet.

free fourth of july charades

Now, you are ready to start playing the 4th of July charades game!

How to Play 4th of July Charades

fourth of july charades word list
  1. Split up into two teams making it as fair as possible.
  2. Then, figure out how the winner will be determined before starting. Will you play until all of the charades cards are gone? Will you play X amount of rounds or will you go until everyone has had a chance to be the actor?
  3. Next, separate the cards based on their color, placing the cards face down (there should be three piles) or in bowls. Each pile is worth a different amount of points.
  4. Flip a coin and see which team goes first. This is Team 1.
  5. Team 1 will choose a player to act first. This player then draws a card from a pile of their choosing. The higher the point card the more challenging the word or phrase will be.
  6. Set a timer for 1 minute (or whatever set amount of time you decide before the game). Once the timer starts, the player can begin acting out what is on their card using only body gestures and motions. No vocal sounds are allowed.
  7. If Team 1 guesses the card correctly before the timer runs out, then they get the point(s) for the card and the round is over. If they do not correctly guess the card before the timer runs out then Team 2 is allowed one guess to steal the points. Write down the points using the scorecard.
  8. Now, Team 2 will choose an actor and repeat this process.
  9. Play until a winner has been determined (the way you established BEFORE starting).


  • When acting out a phrase, hold up your fingers to indicate how many words are in the phrase. For example, if you draw “hotdog eating contest,” you would hold up 3 fingers to let your teammates know you have a three-word card. Then, hold up one finger to start acting out the word “hotdog”. After your teammates guess the word “hotdog” then hold up two fingers and act out “eating”. Lastly, hold up three fingers and act out the word “contest.”
  • When a player guesses correctly touch your nose and then point at the player who answered correctly.
  • If you are playing with young kids you may want to consider allowing them to use sounds and words until they can get the hang of the game.

4th of July Charades Cards

One Point Charades

4th of july charades funny
  • Flag
  • Parade
  • Hotdog
  • Summer
  • Party
  • Sparklers
  • Grill
  • July
  • Fireworks
  • Watermelon
4th of july charades adults
  • USA
  • USA Shirt
  • Backyard
  • Baked Beans
  • Pasta Salad
  • Sunglasses
  • Band
  • Sunscreen
  • Hamburgers
  • America
4th of july charades family
  • Free
  • Firecracker
  • Grill
  • Celebration
  • 1776
  • Picnic
  • Bon Fire
  • S’mores
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard

Two Point Charades

  • Backyard Barbecue
  • Family Gathering
  • Bald Eagle
  • Apple Pie
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Chips and Dip
  • Stars and Stripes
  • Bean Bag Toss
  • Liberty Bell
  • Bomb Pop
charades the game
  • Independence
  • Patriotic
  • Backyard Games
  • Decorations
  • Fireworks Show
  • Water Balloon Fight
  • Corn on the Cob
  • American History
  • Family and Friends
  • Parade Float

Three Point Charades

charades game words
  • Red, White, and Blue
  • Cooking Hamburgers on the Grill
  • Watching a Parade
  • Uncle Sam
  • Watching Fireworks
  • Star Spangled Banner
  • Waving a Flag
  • Founding Fathers
  • Hotdog Eating Contest
  • Hosting a Cookout
summer charades
  • Singing the National Anthem
  • Declaration of Independence
  • Saluting the Flag
  • Hanging a Flag
  • Freedom
  • Running through a Sprinkler
  • Eating a Popsicle
  • Spitting Watermelon Seeds
  • Wearing a Red Hat
  • Turning Up the Music

After Playing Charades

After you have finished playing this fun 4th of July charades game have everyone fill out the blank charades included in this printable. This way, there will be new cards added to the mix when you play next year. 

printable fourth of july charades

If you are looking for some ideas for new 4th of July charades you could add titles of patriotic songs such as “Party in the U.S.A,” “This Land is Your Land,” “God Bless America,” etc.

Printable 4th of July Charades

July 4th charades

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