Sign Language Dictionary

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.

Paper in Sign Language

Learn how to sign paper in ASL (American Sign Language). 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 – to learn how to sign paper in ASL

  • 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!)

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