Power Charades

Thinking & Engaging
Thinking & Engaging

This adaptation of charade allows participants to practice reading, build new vocabulary, and tell a story.


  • Bag or hat


Compound words are words that are made up of two or more words, usually an adjective and a noun, and when combined, they are written as single word, function as a single word, and take on one single meaning. Many superhero names are compound words like ‘Batman’ ‘superwoman’ or ‘daredevil’. The first word describing the person and the second word indicating their gender, class, or occupation.


  1. Divide the group into two teams.
  2. Place the Superpower Cards into a bag and ask one child to pull a card from the bag. the participant must act out the superpower while the rest of the team guesses.
  3. If the team guesses correctly, they earn a point and the other team get a turn.
  4. Go back and forth for as many rounds as you like. The team with the most points wins.


  • Have the participants think of other superpowers and add to the list.
  • Try having both teams go at the same time. Both charaders act out the same superpower. the first team to guess correctly, wins the round and earns a point.


  • There are no foreseeable safety concerns for this activity.


Use this activity to prepare for the other Superhero themed activities.

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