Sign Language Dictionary

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Napkin in Sign Language

Learn how to sign napkin – it’s an important part of the place setting at a table!

1. Gently press all the fingertips of one hand against one another.
2. Bring your fingertips up to your mouth and touch each side of your mouth, alternating back and forth a few times.
3. This sign looks just like you are wiping your mouth with a napkin! Use this visual to help you remember the sign!

Teaching Tips:

  • Teach the signs for each part of a place setting (napkin, fork, plate, cup, etc.). Cue your child on what to set the table with by signing the word and encouraging him to choose the correct item and place it neatly on the table.
  • Preschool learning activities can teach real-life skills! Provide full plastic and cloth place settings in a play area and encourage children to sign as they play at setting the table.

Napkin. Pretend you’re wiping your mouth with a napkin, wipe wipe. Napkin!