Sign Language Dictionary

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Draw in Sign Language

Learn how to sign draw in sign language and use this sign during creative times!

1. Bring one hand up about chest height, palm flat and facing so that your thumb is closest to your body – like you are holding up a pad of paper.
2. Take the other hand up, extend the pinky and tuck in the rest of your fingers.
3. Move the pinky up and down the flat palm on the opposite hand a couple of times.
4. This sign looks just like you are drawing a picture on a pad of paper! Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips

  • Art games for children are lots of fun! Choose some of the sign language vocabulary from our dictionary (animals and objects would be good!) and have your child draw a picture of that thing. Practice the sign for draw and for whatever it is they are creating on paper!
  • Go to the library and get the book “The Art Lesson” by Tomie dePaola. The little boy in this story learns some very important lessons about drawing that you and your child can enjoy together.

Draw! Use your pinky and draw. Draw!