Sign Language Dictionary

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Imagination in Sign Language

Learn how to sign imagination – what amazing things can you dream up?

1. Bring both hands up to about forehead height. Your fingers are loosely pressed together, thumb in towards the palm just a little. The palms face one another a few inches apart.
2. Alternating hands, circle both forwards a couple of times.
3. This sign looks like there are lots of creative and imaginative ideas circling through your mind! Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips:

  • Play in early childhood education should focus a great deal on imagination! Provide lots of hands on materials and give kids lots of time for open play. Once in a while, check in on what they are creating and doing and point out how amazing their imagination is! Use the sign too.
  • Create an imaginary creature sock puppet. Start with a clean old sock and help your child glue on yarn hair, googly eyes, and stick-on foam for any other desired features. Bring the creature on an imaginary adventure! Talk with your child about what they are imagining – and practice the sign.

Imagination. Your hands show all the neat things in your imagination! Imagination.