Sign Language Dictionary

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Chair in Sign Language

Learn how to sign chair and use it many times a day – every time you sit!

1. Bring one hand up about chest height, tucking in ring and pinky finger and the thumb, leave your middle finger and pointer finger extended out and pressed together.
2. Using the same hand shape with the other hand, stack the extended fingers from each hand on top of one another and tap a couple of times.
3. This sign looks like a pair of legs sitting down on the seat of a chair. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips

  • For kids, learning means doing! Model this sign each time you ask your child to sit down and ask them to sign it back to you.
  • Where are some places you sit in a chair? (At the dinner table, in preschool, a highchair when you are a baby and a booster when you are a big kid…)Talk to you r child about how to sit nicely and where they like to sit to do fun or special things.


Chair. Make your fingers sit on the chair. Tap it for ‘chair.’ Leave them sitting for ‘sit.’ Chair.