Sign Language Dictionary

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Backpack in Sign Language

It’s time for school and you have to pack your backpack! Get children excited for this educational milestone by learning how to sign backpack.

1. Make two “A” shaped hands and bring them up to your shoulders.
2. Brush them down a few inches, repeat a few times – this shows where the straps of the backpack hit when it is worn.

Teaching Tips

• Play a preschool game with a backpack. Fill it up with toys from your child’s room and have him or her reach in and feel one. Let your child try to guess what toy is in the backpack and then tell you, “In my backpack I think I have __________”
• Play a game to see how many things your child can fit in a backpack! Let him fill it up and then count each item. Say, “In your backpack you have ____ things!” and be sure to sign!


Backpack. Show the straps of your backpack. Backpack.