Sign Language Dictionary

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Playground in Sign Language

Learn how to sign playground. Do you have a favorite one to visit?

1. First sign play (Extend the pinky and thumb out, tuck in remaining fingers. Hold arms out slightly at shoulder height and twist hands back and forth)
2. Then sign ground by taking one hand out front of you, palm flat and fingers together. Run the hand in a flat circle.
3. Together this two part sign is play + ground. Playground. Use this cue to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips:

  • Where is the nearest playground? A park, a school, or maybe even your own backyard. Go for a good play session and practice the sign for playground as you move!
  • Preschool learning activities often center around learning to get along and making safe choices. Before a trip to the playground, have a positive conversation about how to have fun in a safe and kind way. Try to model sentences such as, “At the playground we can (share, climb safely, have fun, etc.).” or, “At the playground we don’t want to (push, throw sand, etc.).” Sign playground each time.

Playground! Sign play, pinky and thumb, and show the ground. Playground.