There are multiple ways to make word lists for charades, including making lists based on funny movies and television shows, and using a website such as WordGenerator.com to randomly generate a charades word list. The Game Gal provides pre-made lists for charades that are available for printing from the computer.
When compiling a word list for charades, it is important to make sure the words are familiar to and appropriate for the group of people playing. Funny word lists are different for adults, children and seniors. Word lists for charades may also be themed around the holidays if playing at a holiday party.