Sign Language Dictionary

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Donkey in Sign Language

Learn how to sign donkey to talk about this loveable (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

  • 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!