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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Donkey in Sign Language

Learn how to sign donkey in ASL (American Sign Language) to talk about this lovable (but stubborn!) farm animal.

  1. Bring one hand up to the side of your head, resting your thumb on the side of your forehead.
  2. Wave all your other fingers up and down a few times.
  3. This sign looks like you are showing the donkey’s long floppy ear. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips – to learn how to sign donkey in ASL

  • Learning for kids comes alive with a good book! There are lots of stories with donkeys in them! Visit the library to find some and enjoy together. Sign donkey on each page you see one!
  • Sing the classic children’s song Old MacDonald Had a Farm. When you get to donkey, practice the sign and enjoy a good loud HEE-HAW here, HEE-HAW there!

Donkey! Put your thumb on the side of your forehead and wave your whole hand like a donkey’s ear. Donkey!

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