Sign Language Dictionary

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Giraffe in Sign Language

Learn how to sign giraffe and enjoy learning about this beautiful long-necked creature.

1. Make a c-shaped hand and place it just in front of the chest, fingertips pointing towards the body.
2. Maintaining the c-shape, pull the hand up and away from the body, ending several inches above the head.
3. This sign looks like you are showing the giraffe’s long neck. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips:

  • For a child, signing about animals is one of the most engaging ways to work on teaching sign language. Giraffe’s are particularly fun because of their
    unusual appearance! Sign giraffe together and walk around stretching your necks pretending to be a giraffe nibbling from the tall trees.
  • Check out the amusing book “Giraffes Can’t Dance” by Giles Andreae. Point to Gerald the giraffe on each page and practice the sign. Young children will delight in the silly and sweet story of a giraffe learning to be just who he is, and nobody else!

Giraffe! Show his long neck. Giraffe!