Sign Language Dictionary

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Kangaroo in Sign Language

Learn how to sign kangaroo – 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.


  • 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.

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