Sign Language Dictionary

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Camel in Sign Language

Learn how to sign camel in ASL and have fun talking about this unique and exotic animal!

1. Bring one hand to chest height – fingers pressed together, palm down. Finger
tips are pointed away from you.
2. Moving your hand in a smooth motion across, move hand up and down to show two camel humps.
3. This sign looks just like the double humps of a camel! Use this visual to help you remember the sign!

Teaching Tips

  • Preschool learning is great with books! Go to the library and find books on camels. Practice the sign as you learn all about this amazing animal.
  • Teach your child this fun fact: camels with one hump are called “Dromedary”, camels with two humps are called “Bactrian”. Do an Internet search to learn more about these two creatures!
  • Camels are amazing creatures! Using your trip to the library and/or Internet search, compile a list of amazing Camel facts. Each time you talk about one, be sure to use the sign!


Camel. You show the camel’s humps. Camel.