Sign Language Dictionary

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Full in Sign Language

Learn how to sign full –it will come in handy at mealtimes!

1. Start with one hand about waist height – arm parallel to the body, palm faces down and rests a few inches in front of the mid-section of your torso.
2. Raise the hand up to just under your chin.
3. This sign looks like you are showing how you are full up to your chin with food! Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips

  • Teach your child sign language by modeling it first – as you finish your meal (whether or not your plate is empty!), use the sign for full and talk about how your body has enough food for now. This not only teaches your child the sign but models healthy eating behaviors of stopping when you are full!
  • Watch for your child’s signs that they are free – tossing food, pushing it away, or getting too distracted during a meal (assuming they’ve consumed enough nutrition!). Using the sign, ask them if they are full, and encourage them to sign it back to you and sign finished to indicated they are all done.

Full. It’s like you’re full up to here. Full.