Sign Language Dictionary

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Gold in Sign Language

Learn how to sign gold in ASL!

1. This is a two part sign. First touch your ear right where an earring would be.
2. Second, with hand about chest height, sign yellow (Make a y-shaped hand by extending pinky and thumb out to the side and tucking the rest of your fingers into your palm, then twisting your wrist)
3. Continue signing yellow as you bring the hand down several inches.
4. You sign gold by first touching where an earring would go because earrings are often gold. Then you sign yellow because gold is a yellow color! Use this logic to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips:

  • Hands on activities for children that teach the colors are a great way to work on some of the lesser-known hues. Find some paints in gold and silver and decorate a picture with these metallic accents. Talk about and sign the colors as you work.
  • Find some play or even chocolate gold and use it for pretend currency during imaginative play. Sign gold while you play!

Gold! Touch your ear like you’re pointing to a gold earring. Then sign yellow all the way down. You sign yellow because gold is a yellowish color. Try it! Touch your ear. Yellow. That’s the sign for gold.