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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Egg in Sign Language

Learn how to sign egg in ASL (American Sign Language) and use it at breakfast and when baking with your kids.

  1. On each hand – press the pointer and middle fingers together and point them out, and tuck in the rest of your fingers.
  2. Bring your hands together, stacking the outstretched fingers into an x-shape.
  3. Break hands apart (keeping fingers pressed together) and move each hand away to the side.
  4. This sign looks like you are breaking an egg open. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips – to learn how to sign egg in ASL

  • In preschool, learning to cook can be a fun family activity. Let your child help with some baking! Choose a level that is appropriate – either you can help them crack the egg or you take care of the messy part and help them stir. Practice signing “egg” as you go!
  • Where do eggs come from? Visit a farm or look at a book about animals that lay eggs. Don’t stop with chickens or even birds! What other animals lay eggs? Practice signing as you observe and learn.

Egg! Your two fingers are like the egg being cracked open. Egg!

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