Sign Language Dictionary

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Mittens in Sign Language

Learn how to sign mittens – an important part of getting dressed for a chilly day!

1. Hold both hands up at about chest height, fingers on each hand pressed together and just slightly bent into a loose c-shape.
2. Leaving a small space between the hands so they don’t touch, run one c- shaped hand from the tips of the fingers to the palm of the other hand then switch hands and do the same with the other side.
3. This sign looks just like you are pulling cozy mittens on to your hands. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips:

  • Draw pairs of mittens on several different colors of construction paper and cut them out. Then mix all the mittens up. Have your child match the pairs of mittens by color. For a more advanced version, you could decorate each pair too.
  • Preschool games and activities that involve dress up are always lots of fun.Include mittens in the dress up box. Learning to put them on during free play time will really help when they need them for real on chilly days – the skill can get lots of extra practice even in warmer weather!

Mittens! It’s just like you’re sliding your hands into the mittens. Can you sign mittens? Mittens.