Sign Language Dictionary

We are committed to providing resources for parents who value signing with their children. Our sign language dictionary includes over 400 common signs including the top starter sings for your baby. For each word, there is a video, diagram, and teaching notes to make learning new signs easy. Many of our signs include free downloadable ASL Flashcards to help reinforce the signs taught in our series.

Backyard in Sign Language

Learn how to sign backyard in ASL (American Sign Language) in two simple steps. First you will show the direction (back) and then the location (yard).

  1. First sign the word for “back” by making a fist (or an A-shaped hand) and gesturing back over your shoulder.
  2. Then sign “yard” by bringing one hand out in front of you, palm down, and circling the palm to show a yard space.

Teaching Tips – to learn how to sign backyard in ASL 

• A backyard is fun place to play an I Spy sign language game! Take your child outside and say, “In our backyard I spy (something green, something to play on, a place to eat… or whatever you see!). Have your child guess what you see. Make sure you sign “backyard” for each round!
• When signing backyard, get some exercise! The opposite of back is front! So start in the front yard, then sign “backyard” and race to the back.

Transcript

Backyard. Sign “back” and show the space of the yard. Backyard.