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Open up your hand into a 5 shape...then place your thumb against your chin.
Open your hand into the "5" shape and touch your thumb to your forehead.
Step1: Make the sign for "girl" Step2: bring both and together with the two index fingers pointing forward.
Step1: Make the sign for "boy" Step2: bring both and together with the two index fingers pointing forward.
Make a fist with your thumb pointing towards your ear, then shake your hand a few times.
Shape your hand to form the letter "U" then hold your hand close to your right temple. Now twist your hand a couple of times.
Form your hand into a fist with your thumb touching the bottom of your hand. Now, trace your thumb along your jawbone until you reach your chin.
This sign is for boy, but can also mean Male or Man. Just grab an imaginary cap on your forehead.
Hold an imaginary baby in your arms.
Open your hand into the "5" shape and touch your thumb to your chin. Then bring your hand forward making 2 small arches.
Open your hand into the "5" shape and touch your thumb to your forehead. Then bring your hand forward making 2 small arches.
Clasp both hands together.
Hold your right arm in front of you, palm up. Point your index finger upward and make small circular motions about the size of a quarter.
Close the fingers of your dominant hand and form a "c" with your other hand. Now place the fingers of your dominant hand into the "c" hand.
Using your non-dominant hand, grab the fingers of your dominant hand. Now, pull your fingers out of the other hand.
Point both of your index fingers toward each other and rotate them in a circle motion away from your body.
Point both fingers away from you, then move your fingers to point toward your chest.
Form the letter "a" with both hands. Then place both of your hands together so your palms are touching.
Shape both hands into a fist. Then, with your palms facing downward, use your dominant fist to tap side of your non-dominant hand.
Using loose flat hands, lower your dominant hand onto your base hand twice as if you are clapping.
This is done just by grabbing an imaginary steering wheel and move your hands slightly up and down as if you are driving.
Start by forming the letter "c" with your dominant hand, and form the letter "s" with your other hand.
Bring your fingers and thumb together and touching your cheek at the side of your mouth. Then you will move your hand an inch toward your ear and touch your cheek again.
Put your hands out with your palms facing down, and point your fingers down. Now pivot your hands forward twice.
Begin with your dominant hand fingers outstretched, hand facing down at shoulder height. Move your Hand upwards until it is above your head.
Begin with your hands by your side. Bring your hands up to the front of your body with your palms facing toward your body. Then spread your fingers. The sign looks like you just got frightened.
Flatten out your dominant hand. Bend out your other hand into a right angle. Then tap the tips of your fingers on the top of your flat hand.
Use your dominant hand and make an airplane by tucking in your middle & ring finger. Then move your hand away from you as if it were flying.
Start with your palms facing toward your body. Then turn your hands so they face outward. This is the same sign as "finished."
Start with your week hand in front with palm facing up. Put your dominant hand on top with your palm facing inward. Then clench your dominant fist while moving it away from your body.
Open your hands and chomp them together as if it where alligator jaws.
Take your dominant hand above your hand in the form of a C. Now rotate it back and forth as if it's rotating ambulance lights.
Form your dominant hand into a claw while bringing it toward your mouth. Do this while making your facial expression look angry.
Make your hand into a fist with your index knuckle extended out. Then bring your knuckle to your cheek and twist your wrist.
Extend your weak hand in front of you with your palm facing your body. Take the pinky of your dominant hand and scribble on your palm as if you are drawing something.
This is an advanced sign and is better to wait till your child is older.
Form both hands into the letter K.
Stack your hands one on top of the other and make a circle in front of your body.
Next put both your hands in front of your shoulders with your palms facing each other. Now move your hands down to your waist.
This sign is done by running both hands from your shoulders down toward your chest as if you are pulling your hands down the straps of the backpack.
Using your dominant hand, make a fist with your palm facing toward the ground. Bounce your hand up and down as if you are bouncing a shopping bag up and down.
Spread your fingers apart with both hands making a half circle. Touch all your fingers together, and move them apart again.
Start with both hands in front of your mouth. Act as if your hands are the ballon and spread them apart as you are blowing up the balloon.
For this sign, imagine your finger is a banana and you are peeling it.
Now, take your non dominant hand and make a fist with your pointer finger facing up.
With your dominant hand, use peeling motions down your pointer finger.
This sign looks like you are putting a bandaid on your hand. Start with your pointer finger & middle finger on your dominant hand and slide them over the back of your other hand.
Put your non dominant hand in front of you with the palm facing down. Make a fist with your dominant hand and your thumb pointing up. Now, make circles as if you are bringing attention to the space in a basement under the floor.
Make 2 fists and move them up and down your body as if you are scrubbing your body.
On both hands, bend your pointer finger & your middle finger at the knuckle. Make a fist with your remaining fingers.
Next, bump the knuckles of both hands.
Use both hands and wave them in front of you as if your hands and arms are the waves at the beach.
Open your dominant hand with your thumb pointing towards your chin. Close your hand as you wave your hand in from of your face.
On both hands, make a fist with your pointer finger straight out and your middle finger at a 90 degree angle of your palm.
Now bump your dominant hand on top of your other hand.
Place both your palms together next to your face. Now place your head onto your hands like you are laying on a pillow.
Start with the sign for Bed (place your head onto your closed hands as if it's a pillow).
Next, sign the word "room" by taking both hands with your palms facing your chest and use your hands to outline the four walls of a room.
Take your pointer finger and thumb of your dominant hand and touch your cheek. Think as if your fingers are a bee, and lands on your cheek.
The next part is to swat your hand passed your cheek as if you are swatting the bee off.
Put both hands in front of you with palms facing forward and wave them back and forth.
This sign will look like one of your hands is the bell, and your other hand is the mallet that strikes the bell.
Hold up your non-dominant hand as if it's the side of a bell. Now, take your dominant hand into a fist with your pointer finger and thumb pointing down and strike your other hand. After the strike, pull your dominant hand back while vibrating your hand.
Put both of your hands into fists, and circle them as if your hands are pedaling a bicycle.
Put both your palms together in front of your chest. Now, move your hands apart.
Use your pointer finger and your thumb to form a beak shape. Then move your fingers together and apart next to your cheek like you are chirping like a bird.
Start with your dominant hand with your fingers open and your middle finger extended toward your face. Now touch your chin with your middle finger and then touch your chest.
Use your index finger and move it straight across your forehead.
Start at your waste and move your hands up as if you are pulling a blanket over your body.
With your dominant hand, make a fist with your thumb and pinky extended. Put your hand next to your forehead and pull your hand away while twisting your wrist back & forth.
Extend all your fingers with your thumb tucked at your side. Now twist your hand back & forth.
Put both of your palms together. Now open them up while keeping your pinkies together as if you are opening a book.
Start with your non-dominant hand flat with palm up. With your dominant hand, start with an open hand, and while moving upwards, slowly close your hand as if you are outlining the shape of a tall bottle.
This is the same as the sign for "blocks" but larger. Place your hands parallel further apart than your body and outline all 6 sides of a box.
Place your non-dominant hand in front with your palm facing toward you. With your dominant hand make small vertical slicing motions in front of your other hand as if you are cutting the bread.
This is a 2 part sign that combines "morning" & "food."
#1: Sign "morning" by placing your non-dominant hand on top of the inner side of your dominant elbow. Next, slowly raise your dominant arm up.
#2: Sign "food" or "eat" by placing all your fingers on your thumb and repeatedly touch your mouth.
This sign simply looks like your are grabbing a stick and breaking in two.
Sign the letter "B" by extending your fingers and tucking your thumb in. Starting from your forehead, run your pointer finger down the side of your head.
This looks like you are holding the handle of a bucket in front of you. Now move in slightly up and down.
Put your thumb on your nose with your pointer & middle finger extended while your other fingers are making a fist. Now, open and close your pointer & middle fingers.
This sign is made by repeatedly placing one hand on top of the other while moving your arms upward.
Place both hands on top of your head with your pointer & middle fingers extended. Now open and close your pointer & middle fingers as if they are ears.
This sign looks like you are holding a large steering wheel and spinning it back & forth.
With your non dominant hand in front with palm facing down. Take your dominant hand with palm facing forward, and moving in forward and back as if you are stopping someone.
Place your non-dominant hand in front with palm facing upward. Now take your dominant hand with your pointer & middle fingers extended, tap & curl the palm of your other hand.
Lock both your hands with your thumbs. Now wiggle your fingers back & forth as if a butterfly is flapping it's wings.
Tap your thumb and pointer finger together as if you are closing a button. You can sign this in any location that the button is in. For example: the middle of your shirt, or at your sleeve, or at your collar.
With your hand up and your palm forward, open and close your fingers.
Spread all your fingers on both hands. Now, while at right opposite right angles, tap your hands together.
Place your flat hand in front with palm facing up. With your other hand, form an upside down cup and place it on the flat hand. Now, move the cup upward.
Place your hand in front of you while extending your thumbs and pointer fingers as if you are outlining the shape of a camera. Then bend your dominant finger as if you are pressing the button to take a picture.
Wiggle the fingers of your dominant hand in front of you. Now, touch your pointer finger of your non-dominant hand to the palm of your dominant hand.
Place your pointer finger next to your lips. Now twist your wrist back and forth.
Grab an imaginary steering wheel and spin it back & forth.
Make a diamond shape with both hands by placing both pointer fingers & both thumbs together. Now move your hands slightly apart and bring both fingers to touch your thumbs. This is basically outlining the shape of a square card.
Pinch your thumb & pointer finger together next to your cheek. As you are pinching, push your hand slowly away from your face. Imagine you are grabbing your whiskers.
With your non-dominant arm, place it in front as if it's a log. With your dominant hand making a fist with the pointer finger extended, slowly move your hand while opening and closing that pointer finger. Imagine your finger is a caterpillar inching along the log.
Make a fist with your pointer finger extended on your dominant hand in front of your neck. Move it across your neck while opening and closing that finger.
Use this sign as in "to change something" like change your clothes.
Start by making a hook with both pointer fingers and cross your hands. Next, while your wrists are still connected, change the position of your hands so that the bottom of one hand is now on top of the other.
Place both hands and rub them together.
This sign looks like a bird pecking the ground.
Make the "bird" sign with your dominant hand. Pinch those fingers together while bringing it down and tapping your non-dominant flat hand.
Image #1 is for "Child." Imagine you are patting the head of a small child by placing your hand with palm down in front of you and patting up & down.
Images #2 & #3 shows how to sign "Children." Imagine patting the heads of several children in front of you and at your sides.
Make your dominant hand form the letter "c." With your non-dominant hand, lay it flat in front of you with your palm facing down.
Next, place the "C" on top of your other hand and make circles as if your flat hand is the pot of chocolate, and you are stirring it with the "C" hand.
Start with your non-dominant hand in front of you with your pointer finger extended.
Now take your dominant hand & finger extended, touch your other pointer finger and then make a circle ending back to that pointer finger.
Start by placing both hand in front of your chest with your palms facing forward and pinkies touching.
Next, make a small circle with your hands ending up with your palms facing you and pinkies touching.
Imagine you are using your hands to circle a group of people.
This sign looks like you are brushing off your shirt. Start with both hands in front with your thumbs on your shoulders. Next, move your hands down your chest.
Put both your hands into your fist with your knuckles touching each other in front of you. Now, with your thumbs extended, move your fists up and down in front of you.
Bring both fists to your shoulders with elbows pointed down. Make a cold face while shivering.
Place all your fingers toward your chin and wiggle the fingers.
Place both hands in front of you with your pointer fingers extended. Bend your arms at your elbows while bringing your pointer fingers toward your face.
Place your non-dominant arm in front of you as if it is a desk. Make a "C" with your dominant hand and make a large circle on top of the other arm.
This sign looks like you are flipping a pancake on a pan.
Place your hand together in front of you. Now flip the top hand back and forth on top of the other hand.
Imagine you are cutting a cookie out of a sheet of dough.
Place your non-dominant hand in front with palm facing up. (As if it's the cookie dough.)
Next, bend the fingers of your dominant hand and touch them on top of the other hand. Now twist back & forth.
Simply act as if you are eating a row of imaginary corn on the cob.
Make a circle with your pointer finger and thumb. Rub it along the top of your other flat hand.
Form the letter "C" and twist your wrist back & forth.
Make a fist with your thumb & pinky extended. Place your thumb on your forehead and twist your hand back & forth.
Make a fist with your dominant hand & tap the bottom of your other elbow.
This sign looks like you are using your hands to crawl across the ground.
Make a sad face, and using both fingers, outline imaginary tears on your cheeks.
Make a letter "C" as if your hand is the cup. Now place it on top of the other flat hand.
Simply open & close your pointer & middle fingers as if they are scissors while moving your hand across your chest.
With your pointer & middle fingers extended, brush them against your chin.
Place your non-dominant hand in front with palm facing up as if it's a stage.
Now, with your dominant hand, extend your pointer & middle fingers downward while swinging them back & forth.
Wave both your hands in front of your face and down over your body as if you are pulling up a shade to block the sun.
Place your non dominant arm horizontally in front of your body. Now, place your elbow of your dominant arm on top of the other hand with the arm in a vertical position and the pointer finger extended.
Now, bring your hand down till it touches your other hand.
Imagine a sun setting over the horizon.
Spread your hands next to your head. Move your hand from side to side till your thumbs touch your head.
Hook your finger and touch your teeth.
Flatten your hand in front of your chin and bend your fingers down to repeatedly brush your chin.
Using both hands at your waist, extend your pointer and middle fingers and touch them to your thumbs.
Imagine you are pinching the top of your pants.
Combine the signs for "Eat" & "Room."
"Eat" - Touch all your fingers to the thumb and move it toward your mouth.
"Room" - With flat hands in front of you, form all 4 sides of a room.
This sign combines the words "Evening" & "Meal (or Food)."
Evening: Place your non-dominant had horizontally in front. Swoop your other hand up and over the arm. Imagine your dominant hand is the sun setting over the horizon of your non-dominant hand.
Food: Touch all your fingers to your thumb and bring them to your lips.
Place your non-dominant arm in front horizontally as if it's the land.
Place your dominant arm on top at an angle as if that arm is the dinosaur with a long neck. Now, bounce that arm up and down while moving it across the horizontal arm.
Place your hand under your chin and wiggle your fingers.
Using your dominant hand, touch the wrist of your other hand as if you are taking your pulse.
Pat your hand onto the side of your hip as if you are calling a dog.
Bend your pointer finger into a "C" shape. Now rub it down your nose twice.
For this sign, imagine your non-dominant hand being the ground floor of the ocean. Now, using your dominant hand as it it's the dolphins, wave it up and down as if it's swimming through the ocean.
While shaking your head, cross your arms in front of your chest and then open them back up.
Raise your finger, and punch it with the other hand while shaking your head.
With your hand open and fingers touching your forehead, swipe away as if you are moving a thought out of your head.
Or, you can just shrug your shoulders and make a confused face.
Start with your hand open at your chest. Now, bring your middle finger to your thumb. Finally, swing your hand outward while flicking your finger. It also helps to make a grumpy face.
Start with both hands facing up in front of you. Then turn your hands over and push them forward like you are pushing someone away.
Place both hand with palms facing forward with your thumbs touching. Now, turn one hand so that it looks like a door opening.
Simply use your thumb and push an imaginary doorbell.
Start with your hand at shoulder length and bring it toward the ground while pointing straight down.
Imagine your fingers being legs walking down the stairs.
Grab an imaginary drawer in front of you and pull it toward you.
This sign is a verb as in to put clothing on. Not the item of clothing called a dress.
Bring your hands to the top of your chest and rub your hands downward.
This sign is for dressing up in a costume. Start with your hands at the top of your chest and brush them downward while moving your body around in an up-beat manner.
Simply grab an imaginary cup and pour it into your mouth.
Grab something imaginary, and lift upward. Then open your hands as if you are dropping it.
Move your arms up & down like you are pounding on a drum.
Straighten your dominant finger across your chin. Pull it across your chin while forming that finger into a "c."
Use your pointer & middle fingers and form a duckbill in front of your mouth. Open and close your fingers.
This is the same as "bird" but using 2 fingers rather than 1.
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