Sign Language Dictionary

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Fork in Sign Language

Learn how to sign fork –you’ll have a few chances a day to use this sign and very useful item!

1. Hold one hand with the palm open, and facing in at an angle a little.
2. With the other hand, extend your pointer and middle finger out in a V-shape, and tuck in the remaining fingers – this is your fork.
3. Bring the fork hand to the palm of the other hand, touching pointer and middle finger of the “fork” to the palm.
4. This sign looks like you are sticking a fork into a piece of yummy food. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips

  • Teach sign language using everyday items that your child will encounter frequently. Table settings are a great option! Learn fork, along with spoon, plate, cup, etc. and have your child identify each piece of the table setting with the sign.
  • Even young children can help set the table with the safe items. Teach your child to carefully place non-sharp utensils around the plate, practicing the sign for each.

Fork! Your fingers are like a fork poking your food. Fork.