Sign Language Dictionary

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cat

Cat in Sign Language

Learn how to sign cat in sign language to talk about this favorite family pet.

1. Bring one hand up to cheek height, palm open, fingers slightly relaxed and

forward.

2. Touch your thumb and pointer finger together a few times, drawing them

just slightly away from the face, and leaving the other fingers up and open.

3. You can do this sign with one hand or with two.

4. This sign looks like you are showing the cat’s whiskers on the side of the face.

Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips

  • Animal games for children inspire the imagination! How does a cat move? How does a cat sound? How does a cat eat? Play pretend cat with your child and use the sign as often as possible.
  • Go to the library to learn about cats… especially the big cats like lions and tigers! Or can you find some books about silly made up cats? What will you discover together? Sign cat whenever it appears in the text, or as you enjoy the illustrations and pictures together.

Transcript

Show the cat’s whiskers with one hand, or two. Sign cat!