Signing Time 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.

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Clouds in Sign Language

Learn how to sign clouds in ASL (American Sign Language), which is just a bit different in plural form than the sign for the singular “cloud”.

1. Bring both hands up about eye height, each hand curled into a c-shape.
2. Start with the sides of the thumbs and pointers together – so the c’s are touching.
3. Bring the c-shaped hands around in front of you, drawing them in a bumpy long oval (like the fluffy shape of a few clouds together!), until they meet on the other side with the sides of the pinkies touching.
4. This sign looks just like a string of fluffy clouds in the sky. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips – to learn how to sign clouds in ASL

  • Go outside and look at the clouds. Imagine them as funny shapes and pictures and talk together about what you see up in the sky. Use the sign frequently as you go!


Clouds. Make Cs with both hands and outline the clouds! Clouds. Sign clouds.

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