Drink in Sign Language
Learn how to sign drink in ASL (American Sign Language) early on! You’ll have many opportunities to practice this sign throughout the day!
- Make a c-shape with one hand and hold it so the palm is facing in and the pinky is down.
- Bring the hand up, rest the thumb on your chin, and tip your hand back towards your mouth.
- This sign looks just like you’re taking a drink from a cup! Use this visual to help you remember the sign!
Teaching Tips – to learn how to sign drink in ASL
- Signing with baby is fun and easy if you start with a few key signs that you can use often. Drink is one of them. Each time you offer a drink, model the sign. As the child gets older, offer her a choice of what to drink and help her practice the sign as she chooses.
- Let slightly older child play waiter! Collect a variety of drinks (milk, water, juice, seltzer, etc.) and let him offer the choices to a “customer”, then return to deliver the special drink. Everyone practice the sign as you play!
Just like you’re a cup to your lips and you tip it back, like you’re taking a drink. Drink. Let’s see you sign drink.
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