We are committed to providing resources for parents who value signing with their children. Our sign language dictionary includes over 400 common signs including the top starter sings for your baby. For each word, there is a video, diagram, and teaching notes to make learning new signs easy. Many of our signs include free downloadable ASL Flashcards to help reinforce the signs taught in our series.
Panda in Sign Language
Learn how to sign panda in ASL (American Sign Language) – this sweet creature is a zoo favorite!
1. First make a P-shaped hand (First hold out your middle and pointer finger out and tuck in your ring and pinky finger, bend the middle finger down to rest on the tip of your thumb. The wrist is also bent forward so fingers are pointing down).
2. Leading with the middle finger, circle a few times around the eye.
3. When you do the sign this way, it is P for panda and you are also showing the distinct black eye markings. Use these cues to help you remember the sign.
4. The other option on this sign is to fingerspell each letter. Use our dictionary to review any letters you can’t quite remember!
Teaching Tips – to learn how to sign panda in ASL
- Using items found around the house, create a panda habitat! What would a panda need to be safe, fed, and comfy? Do some online research with your child if you need a few hints.
- P is for Panda! Create alphabet games for kids using animals. Sign an animal and have children shout out the letter that animal’s name begins with. Panda is an easy one – it uses P as a part of the sign!
Panda! Make a P and show the panda’s eye markings or spell it P A N D A. Panda! Panda.