Sign Language Dictionary

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Paper in Sign Language

Learn how to sign paper. You can use it to color on, or send a special letter!

1. Place your palms together with your fingers pointed in opposite directions.
2. Brush your palms together a couple of times.
3. This sign is a little like there are pieces of paper between your hands and you are scattering them. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips:

  • Practice signing paper and your colors! Cut construction paper of different colors into flashcard sized squares. As you show each one, ask your child to sign both the color and the word paper. So, she might say, “I see green paper!” Signing green, and paper.
  • Create art games for kids using paper mache. Find a simple recipe online that uses glue or flour and water. Blow up a balloon and encourage your child to cover the balloon using tissue paper. Create something wonderful – a silly face, the globe, a favorite character, etc. Encourage your child to talk about their creation and process, supported by signing paper (and any other signs you know that fit in!)

Paper! Brush your palms like there is a paper between them! Paper.