Sign Language Dictionary

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Egg in Sign Language

Learn how to sign egg 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

  • 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!