Sign Language Dictionary

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Kite in Sign Language

Learn how to sign kite – where can you go to fly a kite?

1. Start with one hand about chest height, palm is flat and arm and hand go up at an angle – like a kite going up in the air might be.
2. With your other hand, extend your pointer finger and tuck the rest of the fingers into the palm. Place the pointer finger on the inner wrist of the first hand. This hand represents the string.
3. Keeping hands connected as described above, wave them through the air a few times.
4. This sign looks just like a kite waving in the wind, with the long string coming down. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips:

  • Preschool games that combine outdoor activities with learning are a great way to go! Find out together: What materials make a good kite? What makes a kite fly? Create a kite together (or buy one if you prefer), and go outside on a windy day to test it out. Sign kite in-between kite launches.
  • Sometimes it’s hard to find the right time or place to fly a real kite. That’s okay – create a kite with arts and crafts materials and use it to decorate a room on a breezy spring day!

Kite! This hand is the string and the other is the kite waving in the wind. Kite!