Sign Language Dictionary

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Lunch in Sign Language

Learn how to sign lunch – you’ll get to practice it every single day!

1. With your other hand, make an L-shape (extend the pointer finger up and the thumb out, tuck the remaining fingers into your palm).
2. Bring the thumb of the l-shaped hand up to the corner of your mouth and circle it a few times.
3. L is for lunch, something you eat, and this sign uses the letter L near the mouth. Use these visual cues to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips:

  • What’s for lunch? Choose a couple of healthy options for your child to choose from. Ask him, “What do you want for lunch?” and offer the choices. Try to encourage him to work on expressing back to you, “I want _______ for lunch, please!” This exercise gives your child some autonomy while also teaching healthy food choices and good sentence structure!
  • Signing with baby at mealtimes is a great way to begin. As you offer lunch simply say, “It is lunch time! Let’s eat!” Sign lunch (and eat!) and see how fast your child begins to catch on.

Lunch! Sign eat and noon. Your hand is the sun at high noon. Eat, noon, Lunch!