Sign Language Dictionary

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Present in Sign Language

Learn how to sign present. Who can you give a present to?

1. With both hands, crook your pointer finger forward and tuck the rest of the fingers of each hand into the palms.
2. Push your hands forward.
3. This sign is like you are giving someone a present. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips:

  • Teaching games for kids can foster care for others. Is there someone special in your child’s world that would love a present “just because”? Think of a friend, family member, or neighbor who could use a little brightening of their day. Together with your child, bake a treat or make a craft and deliver the present! Practice signing present as you prepare to go.
  • Find holiday books where characters exchange presents. Sign present whenever one appears in the illustration.

Present or gift. Use a bent pointer to give the present to your friend. Do you like presents? I sure do. Sign present!