Caterpillar in Sign Language
Learn how to sign caterpillar in ASL (American Sign Language). Use caterpillar when you talk about this fascinating ever changing creature.
- Bring one arm up about chest height, crooked elbow so your forearm is parallel with your body, hand in a loose fist. This is the ground.
- With your other hand, tuck in all fingers except the pointer. The pointer finger is the caterpillar – inch him across the opposite arm.
- This sign looks just like a caterpillar crawling across the ground – or up your arm! Use this visual to help you remember the sign.
Teaching Tips – to learn how to sign caterpillar in ASL
- If the season is right, go on a caterpillar hunt. Where do these little guys like to hide in your neighborhood? Check trees and bushes and on the ground. Sign caterpillar when you spot one.
- Science in early childhood education is important! Fun fact: A moth caterpillar will make a cocoon and a butterfly caterpillar will make a chrysalis.
Butterflies are in lots of books! Read some together and sign as you go.
Caterpillar. Show the fuzzy little caterpillar crawling up your arm! Caterpillar.