Signing Time 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.

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Picnic in Sign Language

Learn how to sign picnic in ASL (American Sign Language). What will you pack for a treat?

  1. Bring both hands up about chest height, palms flat and hands touching.
  2. Brush hands back and forth together a couple of times.
  3. This sign looks like you are really excited to have a picnic. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips – to learn how to sign picnic in ASL

  • Plan a picnic together. Let your child choose some of her favorite foods to pack and assist in preparation and packing. You can go somewhere special, or just enjoy the backyard. Practice your sign for picnic as you prepare!
  • Song games for kids often teach a skill – such as memory! Play “I’m Going on the Picnic”. The first person starts in a sing-song voice, “I’m going on a picnic and I am bringing (choose item)!” The next person says, “I’m going on a picnic and I am bringing (item first person said) AND (a new item)”. Keep going until you can no longer remember the list of things people are bringing. Sign picnic each time!

Picnic! Rub your hands together like you’re excited to have a picnic! Picnic!

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