Sign Language Dictionary

We are committed to providing resources for parents who value signing with their children. Our sign language dictionary includes over 400 common signs including the top starter sings for your baby. For each word, there is a video, diagram, and teaching notes to make learning new signs easy. Many of our signs include free downloadable ASL Flashcards to help reinforce the signs taught in our series.

Kangaroo in Sign Language

Learn how to sign kangaroo in ASL (American Sign Language) – what can you learn about this fun bouncy creature?

  1. Bring both hands up about chest height. Holding hands in front of you, curl the fingers over so they look a little like paws.
  2. Bounce your hands up and down a couple of times.
  3. This sign looks like you are a kangaroo jumping around. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips – to learn how to sign kangaroo in ASL

Play in early childhood education is so important – and children love to pretend they are animals! Jump around together and pretend to be kangaroos. What sort of fun things might you hide in your pouch? Sign kangaroo together?

  • Go to the library and find some books on real kangaroos (as opposed to those who appear as characters in stories). What can you learn about these creatures? Where do they live? What do they eat? Who carries a baby kangaroo in their pouch? What is a baby kangaroo called? Sign kangaroo as you explore and learn.

Transcript
Kangaroo! Hold your hands like you’re a kangaroo and bounce them. Kangaroo.