Sign Language Dictionary

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Deer in Sign Language

Learn how to sign deer in ASL. Where do you go to see a deer?

1. Bring both hands up to the sides of your head, palms flat and facing out, fingers just slightly separated.
2. Tap your thumbs to the sides of your head a couple of times.
3. This sign looks like you are showing deer antlers! Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips

  • Using sign language to teach the different animals is extra fun because you can act out the animal. How does a deer move through the forest and the fields? Have fun acting it out.
  • There are a few easy popular songs with the word deer in them. Try “Doe a Deer” or “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”. Sign deer each time the word appears in the song.

Deer. Show the deer’s antlers. Deer!