Sign Language Dictionary

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Lizard in Sign Language

Learn how to sign lizard – this reptile is lots of fun to observe!

1. Start with one hand with the elbow near your waist, arm extended straight out.
2. With your other hand, make an L-shape (extend the pointer finger up and the thumb out, tuck the remaining fingers into your palm).
3. “Run” the L-shaped hand up from about your wrist to the crook of your elbow.
4. This sign looks like a little lizard scuttling up a tree. It also uses L for lizard! Use this visual and cue to help you remember the sign!

Teaching Tips:

  • There are all sorts of fun and interesting facts about lizards – from how they hear to how they use their tongue. Use the Internet or a library book to see what you can discover! Sign lizard as you learn.
  • Art games for kids make learning come alive! Create a colorful lizard. Draw the outline of a lizard and provide children with a variety of colored squares of tissue or construction paper (the scales). Fill in the lizard with the colorful scales and disply.

Lizard! Make an L for lizard and run it up your arm. Lizard!