200 Pictionary Words for Kids (Free Printable)

four pages of Pictionary cards on a blue bubble background

As a parent and teacher, I’ve always loved games that involve fun and creativity. Pictionary is a super easy and exciting activity to incorporate into your home or school schedule. In the article below, I’ve compiled a list of Pictionary words geared toward kids.

Whether you’re planning a family game night or looking for ways to enhance your students’ vocabulary in a playful manner, these words are sure to spark creativity and endless giggles. Let the drawing adventures begin!

Game Rules

Here’s a simple guide to get you started on your game of Pictionary:

Materials Needed:

  1. Paper
  2. Drawing Tools (pencils, markers, crayons, etc.)
  3. Timer
  4. Pictionary Cards (You can print our free list below.)
  5. Container (bowl, hat, etc. to hold Pictionary cards)

Set Up:

  • Print and cut out the Pictionary words below. Place the cards in a container.
  • Divide your group into two teams. (If there are only a few players, you can also play individually.)
  • Each team picks a designated drawer for each turn.

How to Play:

  1. Start Drawing:
    • The first designated drawer selects a random card without showing it to their team.
    • Set the timer for a designated time (usually 1-2 minutes).
  2. Draw, Don’t Speak:
    • The drawer starts drawing the word without speaking.
    • No letters or numbers can be used.
  3. Guessing Time:
    • The team members try to guess the word while the drawer is drawing.
    • If they guess correctly before the time runs out, the team scores a point.
  4. Switch Turns:
    • Play then moves to the next team and continues the same way as mentioned above.
    • Have the teams rotate the drawer each time so that each child gets a turn.
  5. Keep Score:
    • Keep track of points for each correct guess. The team with the most points at the end wins.
    • You can play until a specified number of points, a certain amount of time, or until each child gets a turn to draw.
  6. Have a Blast:
    • Most importantly, have fun, laugh, and enjoy the creative chaos of Pictionary! Remember, it’s not about being a perfect artist. It’s about having a great time together!

List of Pictionary Words

I’m dividing the list of Pictionary words into various categories that are familiar to kids. You can jot down your favorite terms on a sheet of paper or print the game cards below.

50 words with green title: Pictionary
50 words with pink title: Pictionary


Let’s start with a category that is always a hit with kids – animals. The list of animals below should be familiar to kids of all ages. However, if you have really young kids, you may want to remind them that their picture doesn’t have to look exactly like the real life animal.

  • Elephant
  • Giraffe
  • Lion
  • Tiger
  • Monkey
  • Dolphin
  • Penguin
  • Butterfly
  • Dinosaur
  • Shark
  • Frog
  • Kangaroo
  • Panda
  • Octopus
  • Zebra
  • Koala
  • Dog
  • Snake
  • Owl
  • Rabbit
  • Turtle
  • Seahorse
  • Fish

Fantasy Characters

From magical creatures to superheroes, this category adds an element of excitement to the game.

  • Wizard
  • Dragon
  • Unicorn
  • Elf
  • Fairy
  • superhero
  • Ogre
  • Mermaid
  • Troll
  • Knight
  • Leprechaun


Combine the joy of drawing with the delight of your kids’ favorite foods.

  • Pizza
  • Ice Cream
  • Hamburger
  • Hot Dog
  • Banana
  • Cupcake
  • Meat
  • Watermelon
  • Chocolate
  • Pancake
  • Popcorn
  • Strawberry
  • Sandwich
  • Apple
  • Carrot
  • Grapes
  • Milk
  • Cheese
  • French Fries
  • Cookie
  • Peanut Butter
  • Soup
  • Spaghetti


Zoom into the world of transportation with Pictionary words featuring various vehicles.

  • Car
  • Bicycle
  • Train
  • Bus
  • Airplane
  • Boat
  • Helicopter
  • Truck
  • Scooter
  • Motorcycle
  • Ambulance
  • Firetruck
  • Rocket
  • Submarine
  • Skateboard
  • Hot Air Balloon
  • Cruise Ship
  • Police Car


Connect children with the outdoors through Pictionary words centered around nature.

  • Tree
  • Flower
  • Sun
  • Moon
  • Rain
  • Cloud
  • Mountain
  • River
  • Rainbow
  • Star
  • Beach
  • Grass
  • Snowflake
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • Cave
  • Sandcastle
  • Forest
  • Waterfall


Introduce kids to the world of careers with Pictionary words related to different professions.

  • Doctor
  • Firefighter
  • Teacher
  • Astronaut
  • Chef
  • Police Officer
  • Pilot
  • Artist
  • Dentist
  • Veterinarian
  • Musician
  • Athlete
  • Lifeguard


This list includes common places that you would find in many towns as well as some locations that may be more difficult to guess.

  • Park
  • Zoo
  • School
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Farm
  • Hospital
  • House
  • Restaurant
  • Playground
  • Movie Theater
  • Campsite
  • Grocery Store
  • Castle
  • Airport
  • Amusement Park
  • Aquarium
  • Stadium

Around the House

This list includes familiar objects in the kitchen and around the house.

  • Chair
  • Table
  • Bed
  • Sofa
  • Television
  • Desk
  • Bookshelf
  • Closet
  • Bathtub
  • Dresser
  • Lamp
  • Mirror
  • Clock
  • Rocking Chair
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Fridge
  • Toilet
  • Sink


The school Pictionary words feature items and people you would find at school.

  • Student
  • School Bus
  • Classroom
  • Books
  • Backpack
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Globe
  • Ruler
  • Crayons
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Paper
  • Lunchbox
  • Computer


Whether your passion lies on the soccer field, basketball court, or any other arena, these Pictionary words are fun for all.

  • Soccer Ball
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Tennis Racket
  • Football
  • Volleyball Net
  • Swimming Pool
  • Golf Club
  • Hockey Puck
  • Balance Beam
  • Snow Skis


This list is great for a farm themed lesson or for younger kids.

  • Cow
  • Horse
  • Pig
  • Chicken
  • Sheep
  • Duck
  • Crops
  • Tractor
  • Barn
  • Farmer
  • Goat
  • Egg
  • Scarecrow


This list includes words associated with vacations, camping, and summer time.

  • Beach Ball
  • Sunglasses
  • Palm Tree
  • Snorkel
  • Flip Flops
  • Sunscreen
  • Money
  • Camera
  • Seashell
  • Hammock
  • Roller Coaster
  • Tent
  • Map
  • Campfire
  • Suitcase
  • Surfboard

Conclusion: Printable Pictionary Words

Whether you’re using the words at home or in your classroom, Pictionary is such a fun game for kids of all ages. You can print and use all of the cards above, or you may want to select specific Pictionary words based on a category or theme.

Regardless of how you decide to play the game, I hope your kids enjoy the Pictionary words from this post!

For more fun for kids, check out our Would You Rather questions and free printable game cards!

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